People often wonder why printers are so cantankerous but frankly any device that embeds pigmented runes in the remains of long-dead trees is going to be stricken by an ancient faerie curse from the start

*remembers Ferngully* hey why did everyone insist I was the bat?

@Trashbang I have awful memories of printing sheet music on a dot matrix printer and watching it jam yet again when I am trying to get out the door to class. Ah, the good old days!

@Trashbang so printers are like the torture instrument in Kafka's "In the Penal Colony", but for slices of dead trees

this… certainly makes me look at them differently

@Trashbang This is the best explanation so far. God I hate printers!

i mean.... typewriters are pretty reliable.....

@Trashbang It's the moving parts -- lots and lots of 'em, which all have to fit just right and do one thing at exactly the right time.

@Trashbang I just wish printer enchanters wouldn't use proprietary charms, and that they would let you refill the blood sacrifice cartridges yourself

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