Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

19 Jul 2005, 9:23 a.m.

Fairy Tales

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2005 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Maybe because I saw Mulan a few days ago, maybe because any tales Leonard and I spin for each other inevitably involve frogs....

"I'm a fraud!"


"I said I'm a fraud!"

"Oh, I thought you said you were a frog."

"What if everyone who was a fraud turned into a frog? And there was one honest man left, the only man left in a world of frogs? Maybe he would be so lonely that he would tell a lie, so he could be with his people. And then there would be only frogs, and all of their ribbits would be lies."