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Edited by Antilla, 28 November 2009 - 12:50 PM.


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Problem: I'm not sure if WSB has ever made an appearance on the New York Times Best Seller list. He's famous enough that his name alone sells his work, and so the traditional blurbs o' adulation that feature such information are forgone. Seeing as he meets the criteria of being well-known, and samples of his writing are available online, I devoted fifteen minutes of my life to this puppy anyway and reserve the right to edit, re-edit, and file thirteen this entire concept for something else completely.

Anyway:

With this being by WSB, of course I made use of cut-ups. I found and copied directions for home cleaning of heroine needles, lists of human anatomy, and advertising slogans, then spliced them all together at random intervals with a handy online machine. I get a charge out of doing this, and make it a point do some cut-ups with almost everything I write. You're always bound to get a few useful results, and with this case the "pathogen of fear" line was probably the most intriguing thing that resulted from the process.

And that's about it.

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Edited by Antilla, 26 July 2007 - 07:18 AM.


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I've been traveling all week so I'll be to read and reply to this tomorrow. I can't believe no one else has read this yet though. :rock:

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I'm being boycotted due to my anti-Potter bias. :angry: Just as well though ... I wanna add a bit about Mayans I think. And maybe aliens. And peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

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Mayans? Added.

Aliens? Edited out. Too far fetched ... and after re-reading this, that's really saying something.

PB&J? Come on, you can't always get what you want.

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Ew! :thumbsup: You do write very bleak futures! Very interesting indeed. Mayans are fascinating, yet I find them quite scary at the same time, though I've never been able to put my finger on why.

And anyone who uses blasť and flotillas in the same paragraph is fine by me ;) I have no knowledge of Burroughs though, I'm afraid, so I can't comment there.

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you had me at dead cups of meat. :lol:

antilla, i have gnome for a long time that your an awesome writer and this story didnt let me down. great work! :)

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come on! that joke doesnt even earn a groan? :cry:

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Punny gnome jokes are always welcome.

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This is good pastiche, Antilla. Gave me a quick flashback to the first Burroughs I ever read as well as being interesting all on its own. Nice one.

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Yeah, I agree RC. I read a ton of Bur as a kid so this was like a blast from the past. What made this so good for me was your command of the style as well as the way you obviously labored over every sentence.

Take this for instance:

Those sweaty and hallucinating bastards had scaled the face of the Sears Tower, hand-over-hand and for no apparent reason. Crystalline office views were fogged over with their oozing slug trails. At the summit, they burst their lungs over Chicago.


That isn't something you blurt out during a commercial break of a Friends rerun. That **** is work, bay-be. And the reader appreciates the time spent making that a perfect paragraph.

Great job!

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