How long does it take a plot to mature? If you’re as cunning as the publishing industry, you are capable of maturing a plot over many generations. According to our secret inside sources, the book and magazine publishing industry has been plotting since the 1450’s. How? By encouraging literacy, lobbying to make education mandatory, and promoting public libraries.
As a leaked document from 1572 states:
Conspiremus omnes editores et librorum factores ut maxime semperque populum legere et libros emere causemus et legibus et moribus.
After all, if you think about it, who really benefits from all this reading? Exactly.
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