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by Subey2
Mon Sep 12, 2005 6:20 am
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1965 - 'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman
Replies: 73
Views: 98674

We have a story in which the primary girl is named Alice. And the conclusion is someone being Late. Check your watch Is the TickTockMan Alice's White Rabbit? Yet the only person I know who delivers jelly beans is the Easter Bunny. But I guess the thing that is most interesting to me is the final exc...
by Subey2
Thu Jul 14, 2005 5:51 pm
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1976 - Jeffty is Five
Replies: 112
Views: 122729

Permutations

Everyone has missed the point of the story completely (even the author) I will descend magnanimously from my high horse and explain it ;) The issue isn't Jefty being trapped in the past, and it certainly isn't the issue of whether or not Jefty's mom is a good or bad person in the actions she took le...
by Subey2
Sat Jun 04, 2005 10:20 am
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1973 - The Deathbird
Replies: 78
Views: 91302

hmmm, A great story, and great discussion. I believe the narrator is Harlan. But I think the most important question of the story is what does the mad god get out of replacing Lilith? Everyone's motives are very clear except for his. In point of fact, Dira makes it quite clear that this act implies ...
by Subey2
Sun May 29, 2005 8:15 am
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: #14 - Revealed At Last! What Killed the Dinosaurs! [TV]
Replies: 23
Views: 31654

The Video Age as Evolver The Flintstones was an adult television show that ran friday nights at 8:30. Think about how "sophisticated" it is. In its interpretation of the world, and everything in it. Now flintstones gets moved to daytime. Where kids watch it daily. Those kids grow up on a d...
by Subey2
Mon May 23, 2005 9:20 pm
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1967 - FROM THE LAND OF FEAR
Replies: 16
Views: 24680

Re: Of Sticks and Bones. . .

I'll lay it on a little thicker. The final scene of the story takes place in the "Box" hedges. Box would be a reference to the Kaaba. When Sydney is in limbo his hands are locked behind his back. Part of the meaning would be a reference to the hands of a clock (as per the title of the stor...
by Subey2
Tue May 17, 2005 9:02 am
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: #14 - Revealed At Last! What Killed the Dinosaurs! [TV]
Replies: 23
Views: 31654

I have to disagree with everything everyone has said. If I go too tangential, then beat me with a stick. You misunderstand culture, and its intent. It would take me many many pages to go into detail, so i'll be brief, and hope I can communicate my intent. I'll illustrate with music. If you took a re...
by Subey2
Sat May 14, 2005 11:07 pm
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1967 - FROM THE LAND OF FEAR
Replies: 16
Views: 24680

hmmm, I will advance my case a little... Harlan clearly places their location (and the entire story) in a divine context: The transfer of knowledge between Piretta and Sydney occurs in the Garden. Of course this is the most famous location for knowledge exchange in Christianity. But how do I know he...
by Subey2
Sat May 07, 2005 6:32 am
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1967 - FROM THE LAND OF FEAR
Replies: 16
Views: 24680

1967 - FROM THE LAND OF FEAR

http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/2706/spideroe1.jpg FROM THE LAND OF FEAR 11 Side Trips to the Dark Edge of Imagination (1967) A mind-bending voyage into the infinite reaches of the imagination (1974) http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/7153/landoffear1ml4.jpg http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/79...
by Subey2
Thu Apr 28, 2005 7:29 am
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: #12 - Eidolons / At the Mouse Circus
Replies: 13
Views: 7918

The Frame story here isn't so important I don't think. To me the frame is mostly a device in which Harlan can present a collection of koans, and in which to anchor their truth due to the pedigree of their source. He's not trying to copy the eastern form of koan in style, so much as in principle. Whe...

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