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I'd forgotten how often we saw Magritte

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While it's interesting that the trailer for Gilliam's forthcoming The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus includes Johnny Depp delivering the line 'Nothing's permanent- not even death', what with Heath Ledger having died during its filming, it bears note that in the 80s, Gilliam directed a film in which the main character says 'and that was only one of the many occasions I met my death- an experience which I don't hesitate strongly to recommend'. I do believe Mr. G. has a bit of a devotion to the concept that yeah- we don't ever really cease; what we did lives on past us and represents us to future generations. Granted, to me, the best part of Baron Munchausen is that story-telling overthrows the enemy at the gates. Story-telling. That's just so damned awesome. It's also interesting to watch this one and debate about its meaning in post-9/11 reality: there's definitely some conversation extant here.

Who knows, maybe someday someone will find the copy of Little, Big that I marked up tracing sub-plots (which I already sold to a used bookstore when I was particularly hungry) and wonder who it was that scrawled all that pencil in there and why I did it with uncial lower-case D's rather than cursive ones. And they may even learn a bit about the book based on my scribbling.
Or perhaps someone will actually wind up reading this novel I'm getting close to finishing, and that a literary agent is farming about here and there.
Who knows.
It's fascinating to wonder.

As Warren Ellis might say but didn't: good night, my little fruitbats of sexcrime.
  • :SCREAMS at talklikewarrenellis.com

    The results are so... AUTHENTIC.
    • In fairness, I think that the input is just straight-up Warren twitters which go through a Markov chain algorithm. But it is weirdly accurate, agreed.
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