Discussion → What's with the tumblr, catman?

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    Marcus Speh
    Jan 16, 12:33pm

    what is this? a magazine? can i submit one of my stories to you? will you publish it? will you maim it beyond recognition? will you give it a beard?

    sincerely,
    fantômas

    <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fant%C3%B4mas"><img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/03/Fantomas1911.jpg/200px-Fantomas1911.jpg" alt="" width="200" /></a>


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    James Lloyd Davis
    Jan 16, 01:49pm

    I'm'a thinking it be a spoof... a literary telenovela. But watching. Just watching.


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    Christian Bell
    Jan 16, 04:34pm

    I'm just watching also. Then again, I'm just a frozen head, so what else am I going to do?


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    James Lloyd Davis
    Jan 16, 05:52pm

    I think the German neo-Dada types are trying to take control. They always move in like that, throw in old 'cultura obscura' (Try googling THAT for relevance!) icons that were briefly "camp" prior to 1917. It's not their fault though. Can't help themselves, being European and all.

    Frozen head, eh? Surefire way to quit smoking. A little extreme.


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    Marcus Speh
    Jan 16, 05:59pm

    i wish i was able to write such a thing, a "literary telenovela" and make millions, write myself filthy rich so that i could build a centre for fictionauts from all over the world on a secluded tropical island that would then, of course, be named after me. the island of dr fantômas. there would be amenities to make every writer feel comfortable and welcome, even frozen heads.

    also, i'm totally watching, too, like the mystery man that i am.

    cordialment,
    fantômas


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    James Lloyd Davis
    Jan 17, 04:28pm

    This touching message from the mysterious mr.
    fantômas sounds vaguely familiar, takes me back in time to the image of a flower-bedecked choir on a mountaintop in Switzerland, a gentle, pretty crowd of hopelessly sincere young catchers in the metaporical rye. Peasant shirts and jeans, frocks and skirts and fringed vests, beads and bell bottoms... Wait! They're singing. Soft at first, I can clearly hear them now:

    "I'd like to buy the world a Coke
    And keep it company..."


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    Christian Bell
    Jan 17, 05:38pm

    This group's getting a bit too heady for me. See what I did there. "Heady." Ha ha ha. Don't shoot. Please?

    James, it's funny you mention quitting smoking and my frozen head. Little known fact is that I used to be an avid smoker--I'm talking 9, 10 packs a day. I developed a mechanism so I could safely smoke while sleeping (yes, I'm <i>that</i> guy). Another little known fact is that I was dead for some time. Not like 10 or 15 minutes on a hospital operating table--I'm talking 3 years and a few months. Now it's looking like I should've left explicit instructions to keep me frozen until after the upcoming election, but what's done is done! Anyway, an even lesser known fact is that my death was caused by a quitting smoking tragedy that, by court order, I'm not allowed to discuss in detail. Something that's long been a rumor is that I was cryogenically frozen after my death and I have to tell you that, yes, that rumor was true (Walt Disney, John Wayne, and Ted Williams are all doing a-okay, if you're curious). I'm back here to tell you don't let them tell you the technology for restoring the cryogenically frozen isn't available. I'm also back for more adventures and cake!


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    James Lloyd Davis
    Jan 20, 12:03pm

    I'm offering my story "The Iddyls of Frank" to the mix here. Frank is a character who didn't make it into my novel. Not because he isn't worthy, but because he's a real person. There are real people in my novel, but only those real people who cannot be ignored because of who they are, like Presidents and Senators and the like. Long story...

    Frank would make a great subject for a book of his own, but I think James Ellroy already wrote it.

    The voice of this piece belongs to a character in the novel. Frank Sturgis was a real person and much of what is mentioned actually happened, so I guess that makes this 'meta-fiction.' But what do I know?

    Not all that puckish I'm afraid. So sue me.


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    Christian Bell
    Jan 20, 08:51pm

    I ignore Presidents and Senators and the like all the time. Anyway, thanks for offering!



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