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Review: The Last Wish – Geeks Under Grace

Review: The Last Wish - Geeks Under Grace

Writer: Andrzej Sapkowski
Writer: Orbit
Style: Fantasy

It’s no small secret among the many employees within the online game division at Geeks Under Grace that I’m incorrigible in my Witcher fandom. The first recreation alerted me into the franchise’s universe regardless of its jank; the second recreation completely enthralled me; the third put to relaxation my vacillating when requested what’s the biggest recreation of all time. As CD Projekt RED escalates its advertising for Cyberpunk 2077, so too have I scheduled my life in anticipation of its launch. I invested 120 hours of blissful gameplay with Witcher three, but by no means performed its two expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine, regardless of buying them, not wanting the excellence of the chronicles to finish. Subsequently, I made a decision to delay my enjoyment by studying the Witcher novels first!

As traditional with followers of fiction based mostly upon a guide collection, they might declare the literature’s superiority. On the time that I discovered of a Witcher novel collection, that they had but to be translated from Polish to English. Nonetheless feeling the burn of studying by way of George R. R. Martin’s A Music of Ice and Hearth (pun meant) with no conclusion to that collection within the foreseeable future, I waited for the whole thing of the Witcher saga to be translated earlier than studying. As of 2017, all seven of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books have been translated, and I’ve spent the second quarter of 2018 studying all however the newly-launched Season of Storms. Thus, I’m able to produce critiques in case there are others all for studying these wonderful manuscripts.

Content material Warning

Readers delicate to mature content material ought to strategy the literary Witcher collection with warning equitable to how one would strategy the video video games. Whereas The Chronicles of Narnia is written with youngsters in thoughts, the audience for the Witcher collection is adults. As every guide within the collection is over 300 pages, I’ll depart sure particulars undisclosed each deliberately and unintentionally; an exhaustive catalog of all content material value mentioning in each novel would warrant this information extending to a full web page alone! To complement any of those gaps, I like to recommend studying the content material guides of our evaluations of The Witcher, The Witcher 2, and The Witcher three to accumulate further perception in regards to the mature nature of this collection.

“Tell that to Hereward. No, not Hereward. Tell that to his wife, the noble Ermellia, adding that if she wants to continue receiving an uninterrupted supply of aphrodisiacs from my pharmacy, she’d better calm her duke down. Let her curb his humors and whims, which look ever more like symptoms of idiocy. ” (84)

Sexuality: “…with a light but decisive movement of her hips…” The Last Wish opens with a intercourse scene inside its first 4 pages. Subsequently, anticipate intercourse to be a subject far faraway from taboo. It’s so frequent, the truth is, that each story features a reference to sexuality, together with incest (9), rape (60), one-night time stands (2, 120), virgins “popping cherries” (185), and a few informal, doubtless submit-coital, nudity (257).  

And so far as mattress is worried, properly…Pox on it, advantage is rarer right now than a rock dragon” (66).

Language and Crude Humor: To the credit score of Sapkowski, the language on this e-book adapts in line with the viewers and speaker. Because of this at a king’s courtroom, one is admonished for utilizing coarse language. However amongst commoners, uncouthness is the widespread tongue. 

The full gamut of 4-letter bombs may be skilled right here, although they’re positioned strategically via the narrative in order to tread into extreme vulgarity. Euphemisms are additionally widespread. For instance, one character says that “I became a man,” to explain his first sexual encounter, which is a rape. “Pox on it,” as quoted above, is a well-liked curse from the Center Ages.

Alcohol and Drug Use: Beer on the earth of the unnamed continent is extra plentiful than water on earth. Verily, I discovered myself googling how dangerous diuretics could possibly be, questioning if characters would perish from dehydration, for nobody appears occupied with another beverage, aside from one who calls for juice. Geralt himself consumes particular elixirs to enhances his fight talents. Although I might contemplate neither fight enhancers nor the traditional medicinal methods practiced within the temple of Melitele a content material concern, they’re however value mentioning right here.

Spirituality: The world of the Witcher acknowledges pagan influences. Outstanding right here is the cult of Melitele (41), the place “The Voice of Reason” takes place.  Phrases reminiscent of “by the gods!” are in style. Word that when a personality says “god d—n it!” they don’t seem to be referencing any of the trinitarian godhead, however pagan ones. Earthly religions are utterly absent right here; fatalism, actually, is extra in style, peddled within the type of a “destiny” motif. Nonetheless, regardless of Geralt’s religious atheism, Sapkowski supplies this dialogue as a punchline:

     “Don’t you think”—he smiled—“that my lack of faith makes such a trance pointless?”
“No. I don’t. And do you know why?”
“No.”
Nenneke leaned over and appeared him within the eyes with a wierd smile on her pale lips.
“Because it would be the first proof I’ve ever heard of that a lack of faith has any kind of power at all.” (44)

This textual content was written earlier than “mic drops” turned a factor.

Violence: Often, violence is the primary class in our content material warnings right here at GUG, however I’m itemizing it right here as a result of although it’s pervasive within the textual content, it’s positioned as a necessity for survival fairly than a way to an finish—the pure finish results of the character and plot mechanisms deployed as much as that second. In fact, this runs alongside Geralt’s vocation to slay monsters to make a dwelling, he additionally acknowledges that some monsters are literally human (132).  Anticipate descriptions of disembowelment, decapitations, and the like throughout finales as that is an journey collection. Within the occasion that the blood is spilled, it should come within the type of a flood.

Evaluate

Everybody agrees that the US covers of the Witcher saga suck, to place issues plainly. Publishers thought it will be a good suggestion to generate hype for the literature through the use of imagery from the video video games. For the GUG evaluations, I might be utilizing the paintings Alejandro Colucci curated for the editions revealed in the UK.

The Last Wish is the primary of an extended collection of texts within the Witcher saga, a set of seven brief tales. The first, “The Voice of Reason,” features as a Body Story, whose chapters seem between every non-chronological brief story as a lead-in. The first entire story, “The Witcher,” is the textual content that impressed the introductory cutscene to The Witcher online game. No different story in the complete Witcher franchise is as cogent as this introduction of Geralt of Rivia as a lethal machine mutated by way of alchemy for the aim of searching monstrosities. As King Foltest precisely factors out, he’s able to suppressing thuggery with out deadly drive (24), however he arguably does in order an indication of his deadly talent. Importantly, “The Witcher” reveals that Geralt shouldn’t be invulnerable, and it’s actually, mandatory that he heals quicker than people as a result of frequent mortal accidents are an occupational hazard. 

“This talking has made me tired, Geralt. Briefly: there were two after Primula, Ilka, and Venimira. Everything happened in the same way, to the point of boredom. First, a mixture of fear and reserve, then a thread of sympathy they reinforced by small but precious gifts, then ‘Bite me, eat me up,’ Daddy’s return, a tender farewell and an increasingly discernible depletion of the treasury.” (65) 

The Last Wish returns to “The Voice of Reason” and Geralt throughout his keep on the Temple of Melitele, the place he recovers from his wounds from battling the striga in “The Witcher.” He debates with, or fairly entertains a lecture from, head priestess Nenneke on the grounds that his lack of religion in something is a weak spot. This is sensible after studying “A Grain of Truth,” a narrative the place Sapkowski showcases his mastery of hospitality, decorum, and good dialog, however not earlier than exhibiting Geralt’s forensic expertise which set him on the trail to come across a creature that’s monstrous, however doesn’t transgress his code as to what qualifies to be slain. This narrative reveals some limitations in Geralt’s talents as a monster hunter and tops issues off with a Disney-like ending.

X-Males followers will keep in mind the Pals of Humanity, and never for good purpose. The Order of the White Rose is the Witcher saga’s equal, and two knights present up on the Temple of Melitele to offer Geralt the boot from city within the subsequent phase of “The Voice of Reason.” By this time, readers may have grown clever to the truth that Sapkowski likes to immediately reference the titles to his tales; right here Geralt explicitly requests that the knights take heed to the voice of purpose (83) and depart, however they solely heed Nenneke’s threats. This body story appropriately results in “A Lesser Evil,” the place Geralt is requested to decide on between two evils: homicide and homicide. Geralt regretfully chooses homicide; it’s right here the place Geralt earns epic epithet, the Butcher of Blaviken, after the place this story takes place.

“Evil is evil, Stregobor,” stated the witcher significantly as he obtained up. “Lesser, greater, middling, it’s all the same. Proportions are negotiated, boundaries blurred. I am not a pious hermit. I haven’t done only good in my life. But if I’m to choose between one evil and another, then I prefer to not choose at all.” (104)

Within the subsequent “Voice of Reason” phase, Geralt decides to talk to Iola, the woman who seduces him in The Last Wish’s introduction. Whereas all the guide offers glimpses into Geralt and the life-style of a witcher, he lays issues out plainly to the woman who has taken a vow of silence, notably why he practices a code of neutrality within the issues of politics and on a regular basis human life. This code is challenged in “A Question of Price,” the primary brief story on this assortment that I discovered taxing to learn. Admittedly, this is perhaps attributed to the truth that the battle right here is resolved with out violence despite the fact that Queen Calanthe of Cintra enlists Geralt as an enforcer to make sure that her daughter Pavetta chooses the right suitor at a feast. Although that is my least favourite story in The Last Wish, it’s arguably an important in the whole Witcher saga, for it’s right here the place Geralt evokes the Regulation of Shock, the place in six years he’ll return for a kid who has but to be born, setting in movement his perpetual wrestle with future, a theme persistent all through even the Witcher video games. I used to be solely capable of recognize “A Question of Price” after a number of further reads.

“I visited towns and fortresses. I looked for proclamations nailed to posts at the crossroads. I looked for the words ‘Witcher urgently needed.’ And then there’d be a sacred site, a dungeon, necropolis or ruins, forest ravine or grotto hidden in the mountains, full of bones and stinking carcasses. Some creature which lived to kill, out of hunger, for pleasure, or invoked by some sick will. A manticore, wyvern, fogler, aeschna, ilyocoris, chimera, leshy, vampire, ghoul, graveir, werewolf, giant scorpion, striga, black annis, kikimora, vypper…so many I’ve killed. There’d be a dance in the dark and a slash of the sword, and fear and distaste in the eyes of my employer afterward.” (133)

Sapkowski unleashes come comedian aid via notorious poet and unfaltering good friend Dandelion within the subsequent phase within the fifth chapter of “The Voice of Reason.” He seems coincidentally, as many encounters happen within the Witcher saga; right here, nevertheless, Dandelion arrives to the chagrin of Nenneke, however to the delight of Geralt. Lifting the spirits of the latter, who had been wrestling with the existential disaster of being a sterile mutant who hunts monsters for a dwelling the place if there are fewer monsters, he has much less work, and thus his existence turns into pointless if not terminal. They recall how they turned buddies, and traveled collectively to the Valley of Flowers, the place “At the Edge of the World” takes place. On this misadventure, Geralt is recruited to discourage a trickster sylvan from dwelling close to a hovel, however he and Dandelion find yourself in a state of affairs the place they instantly discover their very lives on the mercy of a sure race getting ready to extinction.

“Coodcoodak, on his knees, was strangling Draig BonDhu’s bagpipes with his hands, while, with his head thrown back, he shouted over the monstrous sounds emerging  from the bag, wailed and roared, cackled and croaked, bawled and squawked in a cacophony of sounds made by all known, unknown, domestic, wild, and mythical animals.” (171)

Within the sixth chapter of “The Voice of Reason,” Geralt tries to go away the temple, however Nenneke calls his bluff and says that he needn’t attempt to keep away from his lover, who had already visited earlier. She ultimately asks how they met, which prompts the ebook’s titular brief story, “The Last Wish.” This begins with one other blunder the place Dandelion and Geralt are fishing for lack of meals and cash—their eternal poverty being a standard theme. Relatively than a fish, they catch a jar resembling an amphora, and inside lives a djinn, who strikes down Dandelion and escapes after Geralt exclaims to it a sure “incantation.” Driving submit-haste to the closest city, Geralt calls for to see the wizard dwelling there in order that he might heal his troubadour good friend. The wizard seems to be a sorceress named Yennifer of Vengerberg, who, after Geralt relays the story to her, formulates her personal plans for the djinn. Issues get out of hand, necessitating an unconventional answer, however one that may have an enduring impression all through the Witcher saga.

“She leaned over him, touched him. He felt her hair, smelling of lilac and gooseberries, brush his face and he suddenly knew that he’d never forget that scent, that soft touch, knew that he’d never be able to compare it to any other scent or touch.” (306)

The Last Wish concludes with the seventh and remaining chapter of “A Voice of Reason.” As Geralt prepares to go away the temple, the knights of the Order of the White Rose await him, with the offended knight ready for a duel. The caveat is that if Geralt defeats him, he might be arrested; if he refused the duel, he will probably be hanged. Nicely, this brief story assortment has by now taught the reader that battle decision within the Witcher collection is usually not what one will anticipate, and issues are not any totally different right here.

I’ll confess that The Last Wish is my second-favourite textual content within the Witcher saga, however necessary to potential readers is the way it molds its world crammed with cities, kings, and even metaphysical properties that the priest Neville reluctantly however pridefully denotes in The Last Wish. Sapkowski avoids overburdening the reader together with his worldbuilding; he devotes an entire chapter to Cintra whereas barely mentioning is geographical place in comparison with different essential locations within the northern kingdoms resembling Vizima, Temeria, or Skellige, however there is sufficient to set up that these are necessary locations to remember for later texts.

There are not any throw-away characters to be discovered on this e-book. Followers of the video video games will recall Dandelion and Yennifer, in fact. However even the members of Shrike’s band in “The Lesser Evil” might be remembered for his or her joke about Geralt’s maternity. Characters who play greater roles, comparable to Neville or Nivellen, contribute considerably in ways in which one will have the ability to recall for years. The parallel Sapkowski attracts between the Aen Seidhe and Native People might hardly be extra poignant.

I want to stay goal in all media I eat—digital, or on this case, onerous copy. Nevertheless, it’s nigh unattainable to not descend utterly into “fanboy mode” over this excellent assortment of brief tales. Mark my phrases: by the point the Witcher collection on HBO is completed filming, Sapkowski can be a family identify like C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, or George R. R. Martin, and J. Okay. Rowling. The exhibits (plural as a result of The Hexer was as soon as a factor), the video games, and all the things else, nevertheless, all begins right here with The Last Wish.

Keep tuned for additional evaluations of our adventures with Geralt of Rivia.

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    //compact normal plus mega menu cross restrict
    if(compactMenusWidth > limitWidth)
    jQuery(‘#part-menu-full’).disguise();
    jQuery(‘#part-menu-compact’).present();

    perform resizeContentsMenu()
    //bookmark positioning
    if(jQuery(‘.contents-menu-wrapper’).size > zero)
    var menuOffset = jQuery(‘.contents-menu-wrapper’).offset().prime – topOffset;
    var newWidth = jQuery(‘.contents-menu-wrapper’).width() – 2;
    var btnWidth = jQuery(‘.contents-menu-wrapper ul.type-buttons’).width();
    var lblWidth = jQuery(‘.contents-menu-wrapper .bar-label-wrapper’).width();
    var wrapperWidth = jQuery(‘#principal-content material’).width() – 2;
    var barWidth = btnWidth + lblWidth;
    if (barWidth > wrapperWidth)
    jQuery(‘.contents-menu-wrapper’).addClass(‘vertical’);

    if (!jQuery(‘.contents-menu-wrapper’).hasClass(‘vertical’) && jQuery(this).scrollTop() > menuOffset)
    jQuery(‘.contents-menu’).addClass(‘fastened’).width(newWidth);
    else
    jQuery(‘.contents-menu’).removeClass(‘fastened’).removeAttr(‘fashion’);

    //present the menu after scrolling and conceal after some time (just for vertical format)
    if(jQuery(‘.contents-menu-wrapper’).hasClass(‘vertical’))
    if(!jQuery(‘.contents-menu-wrapper’).is(‘:seen’))
    jQuery(‘.contents-menu-wrapper’).cease().fadeIn(100);

    if(jQuery(‘.contents-menu-wrapper’).hasClass(‘vertical’))
    var newOffset = 68;
    jQuery(‘physique’).knowledge()[‘bs.scrollspy’].choices.offset = newOffset; // Set the brand new offset
    jQuery(‘physique’).knowledge()[‘bs.scrollspy’].course of(); // Pressure scrollspy to recalculate the offsets to your targets
    jQuery(‘physique’).scrollspy(‘refresh’); // Refresh the scrollspy.

    //if disqus is lively want to regulate anchor hyperlink from feedback to disqus thread
    perform disqusContentsMenu()
    if (jQuery(“#disqus_thread”).size > zero)
    jQuery(“#comments-anchor-wrapper a”).attr(“href”, “#disqus_thread”);

    //disguise contents menu 2 seconds after scrolling has stopped
    (perform()
    var timer;
    jQuery(window).bind(‘scroll’,perform ()
    clearTimeout(timer);
    timer = setTimeout( refresh , 1800 );
    );
    var refresh = perform ()
    //solely need to do that for vertical type and provided that mouse is just not presently hovering over the menu
    if(jQuery(‘.contents-menu-wrapper’).hasClass(‘vertical’) && jQuery(‘.contents-menu-wrapper:hover’).size == zero)
    jQuery(‘.contents-menu-wrapper’).fadeOut(1200);

    ;
    )();

    //disguise contents menu after consumer mouses out
    (perform()
    var timer;
    jQuery(‘physique’).on(‘mouseenter’, ‘.contents-menu-wrapper.vertical’, perform(e)
    jQuery(‘.contents-menu-wrapper’).cease(true, true).fadeIn(100);
    clearTimeout(timer);
    );
    jQuery(‘physique’).on(‘mouseleave’, ‘.contents-menu-wrapper.vertical’, perform(e)
    clearTimeout(timer);
    timer = setTimeout( refresh , 1800 );
    );
    var refresh = perform ()
    //solely need to do that for vertical fashion and provided that mouse isn’t at present hovering over the menu
    if(jQuery(‘.contents-menu-wrapper’).hasClass(‘vertical’) && jQuery(‘.contents-menu-wrapper:hover’).size == zero)
    jQuery(‘.contents-menu-wrapper’).fadeOut(1200);

    ;
    )();

    /**
    * Examine a href for an anchor. If exists, and in doc, scroll to it.
    * If href argument ommited, assumes context (this) is HTML Aspect,
    * which would be the case when invoked by jQuery after an occasion
    */
    perform scroll_if_anchor(href)
    href = typeof(href) == “string” ? href : jQuery(this).attr(“href”);

    //don’t intrude with bootstrap carousels
    if(jQuery(href).size > zero && !jQuery(this).hasClass(‘no-scroll’))
    var fromTop = 118;

    //subtract contents menu peak (and margin)
    if(jQuery(‘.contents-menu-wrapper’).hasClass(‘vertical’))
    fromTop = fromTop – 51;

    // If our Href factors to a legitimate, non-empty anchor, and is on the identical web page (e.g. #foo)
    // Legacy jQuery and IE7 might have points: http://stackoverflow.com/q/1593174
    if(href.indexOf(“#”) == zero)
    var $goal = jQuery(href);

    // Older browser with out pushState may flicker right here, as they momentarily
    // bounce to the fallacious place (IE =three)
    jQuery(“#searchformtop”).submit();
    else
    alert(“Search term must be at least 3 characters in length”);

    );
    //e-mail subscribe type submission
    jQuery(“#feedburner_subscribe button”).click on(perform()
    jQuery(“#feedburner_subscribe”).submit();
    );
    //present login type
    jQuery(“#sticky-login”).click on(perform()
    jQuery(‘#sticky-login-type’).animate(
    peak: ‘toggle’
    , 100, ‘linear’ );
    jQuery(‘#sticky-register-type’).disguise();
    jQuery(‘#sticky-register’).removeClass(‘lively’);
    jQuery(this).toggleClass(‘lively’);
    );
    //present register type
    jQuery(“#sticky-register”).click on(perform()
    jQuery(‘#sticky-register-type’).animate(
    peak: ‘toggle’
    , 100, ‘linear’ );
    jQuery(‘#sticky-login-type’).disguise();
    jQuery(‘#sticky-login’).removeClass(‘lively’);
    jQuery(this).toggleClass(‘lively’);
    );
    //submit button hover results
    jQuery(“.sticky-submit”).hover(perform()
    jQuery(this).toggleClass(“active”);
    );
    //login type submission
    jQuery(“.sticky-login-form #user_pass”).keypress(perform(occasion)
    if (occasion.which == 13)
    jQuery(“#sticky-login-form .loading”).present();
    jQuery(“form.sticky-login-form”).animate(opacity: “0.15”, zero);
    occasion.preventDefault();
    jQuery(“.sticky-login-form”).submit();

    );
    jQuery(“#sticky-login-submit”).click on(perform()
    jQuery(“#sticky-login-form .loading”).present();
    jQuery(“form.sticky-login-form”).animate(opacity: “0.15”, zero);
    jQuery(“.sticky-login-form”).submit();
    );
    //register type submission
    jQuery(“.sticky-register-form #user_email”).keypress(perform(occasion)
    if (occasion.which == 13)
    jQuery(“#sticky-register-form .loading”).present();
    jQuery(“form.sticky-register-form”).animate(opacity: “0.15”, zero);
    occasion.preventDefault();
    jQuery(“.sticky-register-form”).submit();

    );
    jQuery(“#sticky-register-submit”).click on(perform()
    jQuery(“#sticky-register-form .loading”).present();
    jQuery(“form.sticky-register-form”).animate(opacity: “0.15”, zero);
    jQuery(“.sticky-register-form”).submit();
    );
    //disguise verify password message
    jQuery(“.check-password”).click on(perform()
    jQuery(this).animate(
    peak: ‘toggle’
    , 100, ‘linear’ );
    );
    //scroll all #prime parts to prime
    jQuery(“a[href=’#top’]”).click on(perform()
    jQuery(“html, body”).animate( scrollTop: zero , “slow”);
    return false;
    );
    //picture darkening
    jQuery(‘physique’).on(‘mouseenter’, ‘.darken’, perform(e)
    jQuery(this).discover(‘img’).cease().animate( opacity: .Four , 150);
    ).on(‘mouseleave’, ‘.darken’, perform(e)
    jQuery(this).discover(‘img’).cease().animate( opacity: 1.zero , 500);
    );
    //response mouseovers
    jQuery(‘physique’).on(‘mouseenter’, ‘.response.clickable’, perform(e)
    jQuery(this).addClass(‘lively’);
    ).on(‘mouseleave’, ‘.response’, perform(e)
    jQuery(this).removeClass(‘lively’);
    );
    // consumer score panel show
    jQuery(‘physique’).on(‘mouseover’, ‘.consumer-score .score-wrapper.rateable’, perform(e)
    jQuery(this).addClass(‘over’);
    jQuery(this).discover(‘.type-selector-wrapper’).fadeIn(100);
    );
    jQuery(‘physique’).on(‘mouseleave’, ‘.consumer-score .score-wrapper’, perform(e)
    jQuery(this).cease().delay(100)
    .queue(perform(n)
    jQuery(this).removeClass(‘over’);
    n();
    );
    jQuery(this).discover(‘.type-selector-wrapper’).cease().fadeOut(500);
    );
    // consumer remark score panel show
    jQuery(‘physique’).on(‘mouseover’, ‘#reply .score-wrapper.rateable’, perform(e)
    jQuery(this).addClass(‘over’);
    jQuery(this).discover(‘.type-selector-wrapper’).fadeIn(100);
    );
    jQuery(‘physique’).on(‘mouseleave’, ‘#reply .score-wrapper’, perform(e)
    jQuery(this).cease().delay(100)
    .queue(perform(n)
    jQuery(this).removeClass(‘over’);
    n();
    );
    jQuery(this).discover(‘.type-selector-wrapper’).cease().fadeOut(500);
    );
    // consumer remark score
    jQuery( “#respond .form-selector” ).on( “slidestop”, perform( occasion, ui )
    var divID = jQuery(this).mum or dad().father or mother().father or mother().attr(“id”);
    var score = jQuery(this).dad or mum().siblings(‘.score-worth’).html();
    jQuery(‘#’ + divID + ‘ .theme-icon-examine’).delay(100).fadeIn(100);
    jQuery(‘#’ + divID + ‘ .hidden-score-worth’).val(score);
    );

    //pinterest
    if(jQuery(‘#pinterest-social-tab’).size > zero)
    (perform(d)
    var f = d.getElementsByTagName(‘SCRIPT’)[0], p = d.createElement(‘SCRIPT’);
    p.sort = ‘textual content/javascript’;
    p.async = true;
    p.src = “http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js”;
    f.parentNode.insertBefore(p, f);
    (doc));

    //fb
    if(jQuery(‘#fb-social-tab’).size > zero)
    (perform(d, s, id)
    var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];
    if (d.getElementById(id)) return;
    js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id;
    js.src = “http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1&status=0″;
    fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);
    (doc, ‘script’, ‘fb-jssdk’));

    //WINDOW.LOAD
    jQuery(window).load(perform()

    //flickr
    if(jQuery(‘#flickr-social-tab’).size > zero)
    jQuery(‘.flickr’).jflickrfeed(
    restrict: 9,
    qstrings:
    id: ”
    ,
    itemTemplate: ‘

  • ‘+
    ” +
    title‘ +
    ” +

  • , perform(knowledge)
    );

    //tabs – these should go in window.load so pinterest will work inside a tab
    jQuery(‘.widgets-wrapper .it-social-tabs’).tabs( fx: opacity: ‘toggle’, period: 150 );
    jQuery(‘#footer .it-social-tabs’).tabs( lively: 2, fx: opacity: ‘toggle’, period: 150 );
    jQuery(‘.share-wrapper’).present();
    equalHeightColumns(jQuery(“.loop.grid .article-panel”));
    disqusContentsMenu();

    );

    jQuery.noConflict();