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Obscure Math Jokes

Originally published at Joely Sue Burkhart. You can comment here or there.

Ah, there’s nothing quite like the scent of e-queries in the air, tantalizing hopes and dreams for a quick request while butterflies the size of Texas crash about in my stomach.

I finished a project last night that made me feel GOOD. I was actually able to use references to Runge Kutta, Mobius strip, quantum knots, splines and…I think it’s pretty darned funny even if you have no idea what those things are. Of course, if you *know*, then they’re even funnier. The laughter is absolutely necessary to balance the agonized raw emotions throughout the rest of the story. Who thought a masters in mathematics and an unforgettable class in Romantic Poetry would enable me to write math jokes in a story about an English professor who quotes Shelley and Byron at the most inopportune moments?

Yes, I finished the expansion of Letters to single-title length. It was one of those projects I *had* to finish. For myself. I had to make it right. *winks — key theme in the story* It’s still rather short on length, just squeaking by, but adding Conn’s POV was the best thing I could do for that story. I’m very happy with how it all played out.

In the end, that’s all that matters.

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