1.) If you want to kill the author, you also have to kill the context you bring to the work yourself. Good luck with that. So too with the text of reality, a possible supernatural’s intent & your own perspectives on this text. Super good luck with that.
2.) The best way to evade people putting you into the text is to pre-emptively put yourself into the text as the full fool that you are. This is Vonnegut’s master stroke that I cannot help but swipe, endlessly.
3.) If your name was as badass as “Daryl Dragon” why would you downgrade to a stagename like “The Captain”?
4.) I’ve spent so long casting doubt on the light, I gotta have the strength to cast doubt on the darkness too. Sometimes uncertainty doesn’t guarantee doom, sometimes it opens the possibility for hope and… I have to let that in.
5.) How did Eminem know that his arms being heavy and his palms being sweaty wasn’t just food poisoning from Mom’s spaghetti?
6.) So we had “A Quiet Place” about monsters not hearing you and “Bird Box” about not looking at monsters, y’know there’s someone out there pitching “NO SMELLING” to a very cowardly and superstitious lot of film execs at this very moment.
7.) They say it’s a self-help section but when you help yourself to the books there, they call the cops.
8.) That sand mandala, that’s you. An intricately beautiful fragile fractal in the dust made all the more precious by the fact that to dust it will return. That’s you. Right there.
9.) My pitch is instead of fan conventions or reality shows, let’s just open a Famous People Zoo somewhere, cycle through faded celebrities and Z-graders, just have them live in cages at the zoo for weeks at a stretch, doing autographs through the bars.