There are lots of outtakes and deletions from TMAC. After all, it took almost 20 years… about the same timeframe as the Odyssey. All I can say is that Odysseus made a lot of false starts and went down a lot of dead-ends as well.
I thought that loading some of this discarded material onto the website would enrich TMAC in keeping with my slogan that “the text is fixed but everything on the website is provisional.” In fact, I probably should have written that ‘everything on this website makes the text provisional.’
The first outtake called Nankai District Office relates to the entrance of Shanghai Dog into the novel.
I will load new outtakes onto the website periodically.