Kinda figured it was something like that.
It unfortunately sets up someone who understands it with an expectation that something momentous is about to be conveyed...and then....Phlthp. Almost like when, in a samurai movie, on a battlefield, a messenger comes running up and prostrates himself before his lord and breathlessly announces he bears an important message.
And then dies before he can relate it.
(Of course, in that situation, the messenger would usually have said Moushi-agemasu!
Much more deferential.
I have heard of only one mistake that doesn’t have an explanation for a careful reader...with an open mind. (And, no, I’m not going to tell you what it is!) —KJA
I don't like every writer's style; for instance, I have never been able to get through Ursula LeGuin, China Mieville, or Iain Banks, all of whom are critical darlings. —KJA
I...had written a bunch of Star Wars and X-Files books...that proved not just that I'm a hack, but that I could write in somebody else's universe... —KJA