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Dissection of a Misanthrope

The Writing Diary of M Brace DeFreak

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February 2015

The Lust Demon Next Door

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Marcy D’Arcy, in Married… with Children, lusts a lot; Amanda Bearse played Marcy and she spent some time as a Vampire in Fright Night. Vampires are lust demons. I suspect Bearse got her roles due to her, girl or lady next door, looks. The saintly Al Bundy strictly obeyed one particular commandment — Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife. I’m sure they thought about using an opposite-twist when they made the characters. Bearse is a lesbian and her character’s lust for men, may have been an inside joke; other sitcoms have used a homosexual playing the part of a lecherous heterosexual.

I need a lust demon, in this chapter in rewrite, and alluding to Bearse works in regards to my regional theme; since, she comes from Florida and I the comic trivia helps with a transition in tone, I needed to make. I’ve chosen characters to represent the Seven Deadly Sins and I expect to change the tone as I go through the other six.

Why the Demon Dwarf will wear the Mirrormask

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I envy Bridget Powers (Bridget the Midget) and I may use the Seven Deadly Sins, as models for my demons, in this chapter in rewrite. Why do I envy Bridget? She seems comfortable with her visibility and even though I look like a regular guy I hate visibility. The mirror-mask will reflect my envy; my main character will just act as my surrogate.

My envy stems with my childhood mutism which I reflected upon in my last post. I lack tangible reason for my delayed development and my scar is internal. I’m not sure if a freak flag would make me feel more normal, by showing my abnormality, but it does cross my mind.

Peter Dinklage’s character in, The Station Agent, is more like me, but I imagine that more attention to me – might drive me more insane, if possible. His discomfort is tangible the other two main characters, need more back-story. Dinklage’s character is a classic introvert, but his dwarfism draws more attention than his introverted nature can handle. My introverted nature helps my creativity, but I can become a chaotic mess – quick.

Bridget doesn’t fit the regional them of my novel, so I may craft my allusion to someone else, but I will think about Bridgette.

The Dumb Retard

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I’m talking about me and a fictional character, so nobody get upset. The context means more than the words. Retard just means delayed development and dumb means speechless. I’m not sure why Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha gave their fictional vocalist a background similar to mine, but the similarity will cause me to allude Nathan Explosion and Dethlok, in this chapter I have in rewrite.

I made my first word about a year earlier than Nathan Explosion; they made Nathan mute until age five. I remember having to practice saying words at that age. My idea to use some Death Metal musicians as demons led me to this thinking on Dethlok. Tampa-St. Pete is a hotbed for Death Metal, so I decided to look for some musicians to guard my fictional bridges and towers.

My novel reflects the importance of muteness — in my own life story – so I’m drawn to such a character.  My delayed development seems to have made me more straight forward than most people my knowledge about the meaning of words, such as dumb retard) leaves me undisturbed. I believed the social havoc caused by militant feminists and groupism has caused further social harm – my book reflects this also.

We are both White / Native Americans, too, but my ancestry is a bit more complex. Nathan Explosion’s bio says he was born in New Port Richey, Florida; I’m from the same general region.

Image is the Metalocalypse: Dethalbum album

Clouded View On A Clear Day

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When the Pope visited the Philippines, reports came that the government hid the downtrodden out of sight. The Catholic Church has a very vertical management structure; which, causes high  bureaucracy and diminished viewpoint. In the San Francisco Call (Volume 85, Number 46, 15 January 1899), you will find this statement made by

Ramon Lala, a Roman Catholic Filipino:

Protestantism will not flourish in the Philippines. The pomp and ceremonial of the Catholic church appeals most strongly to the native.

Even Catholic theologians link Lucifer with pride and pomp comes with pride. The pedophile problems in the Church came from diminished view due to bureaucracy and the cover up dine for sake of — Pride. The present Pope has paid more lip service to the pedophile problem, but the structure of the Church cause the problem. Penn State University also had pedophile problem due to the Ivory Tower syndrome. The problem is organizational structure.

I haven’t decided whether I will have more than one tower in this chapter, but one dedicated to the Pope will probably show up. The Tower of Babel, may show up, because it is another tale of pride. The towers of economic systems also interest me.

They are seven They are seven

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Tangrams are Chinese puzzles made from seven pieces. The two figures above look similar, but differ greatly (Henry Dudeney designed this, Two monks paradox. The number, “7,” fascinated many cultures and I am considering using seven towers, in thus chapter I have in rewrite. I ran across this ancient chant in Google Books:

The song of the seven spirits ^

They are seven ! they are seven !

In the depths of ocean they are seven !

In the heights of heaven they are seven !

In the ocean stream in a Palace they were born.

Male they are not : female they are not !

Wives they have not ! Children are not born to them I

Rule they have not! Government they know not!

Prayers they hear not!

They are seven, and they are seven ! Twice over they are seven !

Records of the Past Being English Translations of the Assyrian and Egyptian Monuments; Publ. Under the Sanction of the Society of Biblical Archaeology (Google eBook)

 

Image from Wikimedia – Description: Two monks tangram paradox

Date: 30 March 2012 Source: Author: AlphaZeta

Caligula’s Erection in Vatican City

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Some things are too funny to pass up. The centerpiece to St. Peter’s Square is Caligula’s original erection idea for what was called the Vatican Circus. Augustus actually did the erecting, but the Emperor known for orgies brought the Pagan obelisk to Rome to use as spine for his Vatican Circus. Wikipedia has a hilarious quote; which you know is true:

Pedro Tafur quote from his Andanças[2][3] (circa 1440) mentions how “many passed between the ground and the “tower” basis “thinking it a saintly thing”.

End of humor

You can’t prove or disprove god, but humans created religion. Religions often take ownership of god. Muslims terrorists are doing the same as the Catholics did for centuries and. Supreme Court Justice. Sonia Sotomayor says her Catholicism makes her better than the Protestant founders of the US, even though Catholics fed natives to their dogs, raped, pillaged, and took slaves for centuries.  If you are religious, you need to remain humble because history is filled with religious dung.

I’m almost certain to have a tower, in this chapter in rewrite; I may have seven. An allusion to Caligula’s tower seems likely.

Caligula (1979) is the DVD shown

7 Turns on 7 Bridges

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The Seven Bridges of Königsberg is a math magic, by Leonhard Euler. Seven Bridges Road is music magic performed, by The Eagles (written by Steve Young). Seven Turns is Navajo belief turned into song, by Dickey Betts (member of the Allman Brothers).

I have an idea, for my novel, which involves seven bridges and seven masks. I’m struggling with the 3D aspects of visualizing this scene. The Seven Bridges of Königsberg, gives me some visual help. The top image shows how Euler’s problem can be turned into a simple image. Simplifying the visual may help  me make this scene work.

One thing which intrigued me about the, Seven Bridges of Königsberg, is how the center image up top looks like a game. I believe you may be able to teach kids everything through game theory. Games often have storytelling aspects and using a historical fiction concept – the subjects of literature and history can be addressed. Euler was interested in the links between math and music – both of these subjects fit in game theory. I see my writing as somewhat of a game, so I think about thee things.

I modified images from Wikipedia’s page about the, Seven Bridges of Königsberg, to make the top image. The lower left image comes from the sheet  music to Seven Bridges Road, sold on Amazon. The Dickey Betts image comes from his page on Wikipedia.

Masks of Me

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I feel the first half of this quote from Kahlil Gibran:

HOW I BECAME A MADMAN

You ask me how I became a madman. It happened thus: One day, long before many gods were born, I woke from a deep sleep and found all my masks were stolen,–the seven masks I have fashioned and worn in seven lives,–I ran maskless through the crowded streets shouting, “Thieves, thieves, the cursed thieves.”

Men and women laughed at me and some ran to their houses in fear of me.

And when I reached the market place, a youth standing on a house-top cried, “He is a madman.” I looked up to behold him; the sun kissed my own naked face for the first time. For the first time the sun kissed my own naked face and my soul was inflamed with love for the sun, and I wanted my masks no more. And as if in a trance I cried, “Blessed, blessed are the thieves who stole my masks.”

(From Gibran’s — The Madman: His Parables and Poems)

I decided to add masks to my chapter, in rewrite, as ode to Japanese Noh theater. Seven was the number I had in mind and I ran into this work from Gibran – I love it.

The poster from the Dave McKean and written by Neil Gaiman film, MirrorMask,  because the mirror represents a self-reflection.

Top image from Wikimedia with following description:

Three pictures of the same nō ‘hawk mask’ showing how the expression changes with a tilting of the head. The mask was afixed to a wall with constant lighting and only the camera moved. Date: 2009 Source & Author: Wmpearl

Florida and the Bridge to Heaven

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Jo and Sada Sakai came to Florida, in 1903. The couple bought land and went back to Japan to get workers. The workers, like the Sakai’s, came from the Miyazu region. On the right, you see the Amanohashidate; which, translates to, “the bridge to heaven,” and you also find it in the Miyazu. They consider the naturally formed land bridge, as one of Japan‘s three most beautiful sights.

The Sakai’s settled their indentured servants, in the Yamato Colony. Yes, indentured servants, the practice did not stop until 1917. Yamato is an ancient name for Japan. Some settlers remained in Florida, others went back to Japan. The US military held the land for a while, but Carrot Top College (Florida Atlantic University, where the prop comic went to school) sits on the land, at present time.

Coincidence or Kismet has made me consider using this piece of Florida history, in this present chapter, I have in rewrite. My last post had music bridges, as a topic, for a few coincidental regions – then I kept bumping into more things. I alluded to Madame Butterfly, in my previous chapter, and Madame Butterfly links to the Amanohashidate through Japanese mythology. The deity Izanagi no Mikoto built the bridge heaven and earth to visit his lover Izanami no Mikoto – Suzuki prays to these two deities, in song.

Boca Raton’s Japanese history is seen in the name, Yamato Road, and at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens.

1st photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/12147

2nd photo credits from Wikimedia

Description
English: Amanohashidate is one of the Japan’s Three Scenic Views in Miyazu, Kyoto prefecture, Japan. This photograph is a view from the Amanohashidate View Land on Mt. Monju.
日本語: 天橋立日本三景の一。 所在地は京都府宮津市。この写真は文珠山の天橋立ビューランドから撮影したもの。
Deutsch: Amanohashidate ist eine Ansicht aus den Drei schönsten Landschaften Japans, und zwar die von Miyazu in der Präfektur Kyōto, Japan. Diese Fotografie zeigt die “Ama-no-hashidate/Himmelsbrücke” in der Bucht von Miyazu beim Berg Monju.
Date 8 January 2011
Source 663highland
Author 663highland
Permission
(Reusing this file)
GFDL+creative commons2.5
Camera location 35° 33′ 07″ N, 135° 11′ 00″ E View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMapGoogle MapsGoogle Earth

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