Check Back Later A Ranma 1

Check Back Later
A Ranma 1/2 Fanfiction

by mrthou

Disclaimer: I don't own Ranma 1/2. If I did, I'd be rich, or at least a good deal wealthier than I currently am. Oh, well.

Chapter 5:

Strangely enough, the 'International Field Guide to Magic' has something to say on the subject of arranged marriages. Not that what it has to say is strange, but rather, it is strange that the Guide has something to say on the subject at all. This is what is says:

Arranged Marriage: 3/10
See Marriage. pg. 42>

Leafing through the book, you may notice a few things. First, you will notice that the text is poorly edited, probably as a result of low buget. Second, you will notice that the font is in fact very, very small. This is not in an effort to pack more information into a relatively small volume. Instead, it is an effort to give you bad eyesight, since the author's second profession is one of optometry. And third, if you happen to be paying very close attention, you will notice that page 43 comes directly after page 41.

Page 42 is not actually blank. Rather, it is not actually there at all. One may also notice a lack of pages 17 and 23, as well as a lack of pages in which the sum of the digits is 17. So, for example, there is no page 89, nor a page 98, 188, 179, 197, etc. This can make using the index a bit tricky, as frequently some of the touchier subjects are said to be located on those pages, although why golden apples or the Curse of Eris would be on this list remains a mystery.

Be that as it may, the guide does have many useful things to say, some of them obvious, like avoiding graveyards at midnight, while others are a bit more subtle, such as never spitting forward while in a fast-moving vehicle.

Curiously enough, the guide actually does contain a page 13, which contains the following message:

"This page intentionally left blank. Fnord"

To save on publishing costs, the definition of the word "fnord" has been ommitted.

Author's notes:

This is just a sub-chapter, to prove I am still alive.

Chapter six is about 75% complete at the time of this writing.

Chapter two of my Slayers fanfiction, "Slayers: The Return", is about 90% complete. It will be posted once my prereaders have had a chance to cut my ego into tiny bits.