With That Other Religion...
Each Book of The Books of Tina Chopp is numbered sequentially. Each Book contains a number of Cantos, which are made up of Chapters and Verses. Each of the Cantos, Chapters and Verses are also numbered sequentially. A scripture from The Books of Tina, therefore, is addressed as a series of numbers, in a similar fashion to the way chapters and verses are addressed in the "christian" bible. Being a large collection of individual texts, The Books of Tina Chopp can be approached in a few different ways. In general, the easiest way to begin is to remember the following schema:
Because of the fact that each of the Books have individual Book Names, it is also fairly easy to use the following schema:
Of course, these numbering schemata do not include The Book of Bleh, which is numbered separately from the rest of The Books of Tina Chopp, and is usually referred to separately as well, although it is considered one of The Books of Tina Chopp.
There are fifteen Books of Tina Chopp (not including The Book of Bleh). They are as follows:
Most of the Cantos have titles, such as TBOT 2.6 whose title is "Why Does Tina Permit Christianity?". You may notice that some of the Chapters also have titles (such as TBOT 3.4.2, whose title is "Searching Into Other Vegetables"), but frequently they do not (as seen in TBOT 2.6.1). Do not let this lack of chapter titles confuse you when referencing a particular scripture. Verses can be as short as one word, and as long as several sentences. They are not verses in the poetic sense of the word, rather, they are divions of the chapter which are primarily to emphasise certain points which may be being made in the text. Thus TBOT 22.214.171.124 is merely one word, while TBOT 126.96.36.199 is a fairly long paragraph.
You may notice a peculiar anomaly, in that Chrome Plated Romans, canto 13 is exactly the same as Garbage, canto 3. This is because, although written at exactly the same time, by two different people, they are, in fact, exactly the same. Deal with it.
Another peculiarity about The Books of Tina Chopp is the discrepancy over the names of the books of Dog Shit, Other Things and Second Things. These books have common, alternative names, which place them in different positions in some Tinite exegetes' numbering schemes. The common variations are either The Book of Dog Shit or The Book of Dogshit (primarily depending on whether Prophet Bruce or Prophet Randy were the authors), and either The Book of Second Things, or The Second Book of Things (the former being numbered Book 13, and the latter being numbered Book 15, with a commensurate adjustment in preceding books), and either The Book of Other Things, or The Other Book of Things (the former being numbered Book 10, and the latter being numbered Book 14, with a commensurate adjustment in preceding books). Are you confused yet?
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If you're really interested in studying the deep inner significances of the texts, we are pleased to announce that soon we will be providing a Text Search feature with a complete concordance for The Books of Tina Chopp. With this search feature one will be able to search The Books for any occurrence of any individual word or words based either on proximity or exact order. Keep checking back for updates!