For the first time since age twelve, Lloyd witnesses the world without motive. And he is quite lost.
She is a wonderful nerd, and he hopes this won’t change. He’d be distressed if she were cool—it’d be as if his flesh and blood had grown up to be purple.
GWOT: No one knows what this means, above all those who use the term. Nominally, it stands for Global War on Terror. But since conflict against an abstraction is, to be polite, tough to execute, the term should be understood as marketing gibberish. Our reporters adore this sort of humbug; it is the copy editor’s job to exclude it. See also: OBL; Acronyms; and Nitwits.
“So you’re an ‘originally,’ too. That means there’s been a whole bunch of stops after originally.”