Post by Beckett on Feb 17, 2017 4:52:37 GMT -5
Since it makes no effort to disguise the existence of or its involvement with the Mysterious Package Company, I would think that applying for membership upon recieving a gift subsciption of Curios & Conundrums would make sense. If your father cannot be having with this new-fangled sort of thing at all, he could still enjoy everything about the physical paper.
I do not believe that Curios & Conundrums would work all too well as an anonymous or mysterious gift - after all, the quarterly is targeted at people who are, or consider themselves to be - in the know.
It would actually be fantastic if there was a sort of "introductory Experience" for those who wish to give their recipients a glimpse of what Curios & Conundrums is about, containing something like a partial lost issue and a couple of Curious related to the Mysterious Package Company and their history. It would enable members to surprise and, for lack of a better term, recruit others while providing them with a bit of adventure in the way Experiences do. So far I have not gotten a single one of my four recipients have suscribed to Curios & Conundrums, even though most of them liked the Experience well enough. As thegenii wrote in one of his articles on the Company, those two services provided by the Company are so different from one another that it is entirely possible to be wildly enthusiastic about one and entirely uninterested in the other. A Curios & Conundrums themed Experience could bridge that gap, at least a little.
Well, I did go on quite the tangent there; I apologise. To summarise, I believe that Curios & Conundrums makes for a terrific gift, though one should definitely consider applying for membership. And who does not want to be part of a secret society anyway?