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I just realized there has to be a connection between the Oval Office having that shape — and the shape being so important that it's named after it — and the Hounds of Tindalos. I wonder what it goes on there that it needs to be protected from them (while, on the other hand, the Pentagon might as well be designed to call to them).

Also, I wonder if there isn't a tiny little very short sixth side to the Pentangon for the obvious occultist reasons; what better way for the military-industry complex to disguise the fact that their warfare is a single decades-long compact of human sacrifice in deliberately pointless wars triggered seemingly at random following esoteric schedules in exchange for unholy budgets?

Oh, well. The way the Laundry universe is going, I'm sure Stross will come around to it very soon.

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Let me join jarodrussell in saying that comic worlds want to be like this when they grow up. Or should. Of course, characterization and such differs between comic books and self-contained texts, and that's all for the good, but the implied richness and self-consistency of a book like this would be an *amazing* setting for a comic book title or five.

Even better: a mixture of comic books, books and wikipedia-like articles. I'd pay a lot for some of the geeky stuff hinted at in the book, even if as gag gifts. And knowing nerdoom as I think I do, there would be plenty of real stuff that'd get added to it, too.

Good thing there isn't anything like this, because it'd take over my life like just like that.

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