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Dewey Decimal Smackdown - Diary of a Necromancer
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robling_t
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Dewey Decimal Smackdown
Quick survey of the flist: if "someone" decided to dust bookcases upon which they had not placed the books, and in the process determined that they could not perceive a classification scheme regarding the positioning of said books, and thus rearranged these books according to a different categorization method, would this be a minor annoyance, or bordering on grounds for justifiable homicide?

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saganth From: saganth Date: October 25th, 2010 02:50 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Love the userpic you have here! Where's the photo in it from?
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saganth From: saganth Date: October 26th, 2010 12:12 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Ahh yes, I thought the blonde in the middle looked a little familiar. I'm not a fan of the show, but Garcia makes me swoon.
knitchick1979 From: knitchick1979 Date: October 25th, 2010 07:56 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Depends on whose books they were. If they were library books well yes, I would likely go for homicide or at least torture ;) (I used to be a shelver, I had to keep the damn 599 section in order which is HELL ON EARTH)

If it was a personal collection, that's cool. Unless it's mine, then again, at least severe torture ;)
robling_t From: robling_t Date: October 26th, 2010 12:14 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I find stuff by having a rough sense of what I last saw it in the vicinity of, so I tend to take the view that unless something is actively ROTTING OR ON FIRE it may be where it is for a reason and I shouldn't move it without at least informing someone of the change...
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robling_t From: robling_t Date: October 26th, 2010 12:16 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Mum also has a bad habit of putting crisps and such in the cupboard, where they do not get eaten before they go bad because I don't expect to find them in there. My brain may be a weird place, but it's mine and I do know how it works by now....
polyfrog From: polyfrog Date: October 25th, 2010 12:33 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
WHAT'S THIS I DON'T EVEN
aldersprig From: aldersprig Date: October 25th, 2010 01:10 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Hanging offense, definitely. Gah! Husband does this to annoy me for not putting books back, which is the only reason I don't throttle him for it.
oursin From: oursin Date: October 25th, 2010 02:23 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Shooting is too good for them
saganth From: saganth Date: October 25th, 2010 02:46 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
*facepalm* I'd be really annoyed. Fortunately however I keep a catalog of all my books so it wouldn't take super-long to put them right.

Let me guess: your mom, for some reason?
robling_t From: robling_t Date: October 26th, 2010 12:05 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
She dusted while I was asleep. And put "all the books about England" together. Um, no; some of those are about King Arthur, and some of those are travel, and some of those are biography. And the childrens' book go with the DVDs under 'entertainment', and she shuffled together "unread SF" with "non-SF modern literature", and... [facepalm]
saganth From: saganth Date: October 26th, 2010 12:13 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
*headdesks*
brewsternorth From: brewsternorth Date: October 25th, 2010 05:54 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
At the least it'd be outstandingly rude to have done so without the consent of the books' owner; at worst, it would be outright vandalism.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: October 26th, 2010 12:09 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
And to someone like me whose brain stores information holographically, Moving Shit Around is the best way to ensure that it's never seen again, because I'll just keep returning to where I know I last saw it...
ashnistrike From: ashnistrike Date: October 25th, 2010 06:28 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Without asking permission? Seriously?

My bookshelf is an extension of my brain. I knew I'd be with S forever when we combined our book collections and agreed on a classification scheme.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: October 26th, 2010 12:07 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Granted, I was asleep, but still, she could have dusted the bookshelves and just put things back where she found them...
ashnistrike From: ashnistrike Date: October 26th, 2010 12:19 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
That would have been the sensible, self-preservation-oriented thing to do, yes.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: October 26th, 2010 12:51 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
There was... epic screaming. I don't think she really got it even after I tried to draw the analogy of going in and sorting all of her beads by size instead of color... {sigh}
randomdreams From: randomdreams Date: October 26th, 2010 01:01 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Homicide.
And/or sitting down in front of that person's computer and rearranging all the icons and moving all the files around into different places.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: October 26th, 2010 01:12 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Hah, well, she doesn't exactly know how to use her computer in the first place so I doubt she'd notice, but I did try making the point that it was like going in and deciding to rearrange her art supplies by size or something, which seems roughly analogous, yeah... :)
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