Act II – Signature xwix – Who Cannot Cope With Allegory?

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Act II – Signature wxix – Who Cannot Cope With Allegory?

 II – xvii – (vii) – To emphasize the remedial . . . than to socialize a bit.

 To emphasize the remedial . . . than to socialize a bit (3.37 KB).

             Narrator: TBD

                A Time & A Place (Setting): Ossian, at the height of the U.S. invasion.

                Primary (active, subject) Ch: The Ossianian minister Ahem.

                Secondary (inactive, object) Ch: The captive Lt. Col. Simic.

                Tertiary (referenced, en passant) Ch: Simic’s parents; the jaded Soundman.

                Purpose: Ahem conducts an interrogation, in which Simic remains silent, wholly in the second person.

                Method (narrative, process, genre): Social satire.

                Relevance/Transition: Ahem closes on a note meant to be reassuring and invites Simic to tea . . .

 The existence of dust mice.

Circa August 1999. Revised October 2003. After having been assassinated at the polar star orbital conference in Las Vegas, Elias is resurrected by the Niceans who rebrief him as to his identity. He had to return something of great value to a commonwealth, moreover, while concealing from it that he had had the thing in the first place.

This file having lain blank for nearly a year, I finally dumped some old text about the background of Elias Deerfield. Though it places him squarely in the early Cold War era, he is too young, as the “youthful Westerner” injured while thwarting the suicidal Symichkin in the more or less contemporary (at least early 21st century) Ch. X – The hyperborean icicles of . . . lesson unto us. The text was intended to be a briefing after Elias’ “resurrection” after having been assassinated at the IAC conference in Las Vegas (Ch. XI – When something happened . . . with the bathwater). This is just a little too corny. The part about the Niceans having sent a simalacrum of him to the conference (not yet written though sketched in the black book) is more in character. However I’ve just about decided to assign the character sketch to someone else, possible an East bloc scientist with links to the nuclear disaster that injured the entropist (Ch. XI – That renamed remained . . . simultaneously tan), an event that takes place a quarter century prior to the Earth’s stoppage.

II – xwix – (wix) – It was always there . . . the rangemaster later indicated.

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It was always there . . . the rangemaster later indicated (2.09 KB).

            Narrator: The strong Las Vegas & pre-invasion Ossian sketches may be spooled out to buttress more recondite passages . . .

                A Time & A Place (Setting): The desert outside of Las Vegas.

                Primary (active, subject) Ch: One of the Persons & his grandson Park; Marathon.

                Secondary (inactive, object) Ch: None.

                Tertiary (referenced, en passant) Ch: Winged Snail; Nothing-to-Write-Home-About.

                Purpose: Unified by the desert stage and Air Force operations, the telephone conversation segues abruptly to Marathon’s journey.

                Method (narrative, process, genre): Social realism; naturalism.

                Relevance/Transition: If the two portions of the sketch are combed apart, there is left an incongruous short paragraph which should be filled out by concluding the ongoing interactions rather than jumping to the concurrent sketches of Ahem and the discoverer . . .

It had long been held . . . the telephone . . . answered.

Circa March 2001. The person in charge of testing polar star orbital platform prototypes, Park, telephones his father in Nevada and learns that a refueling hose from an Air Force tanker has fallen on his house, exposing his peyote still. Park decides to resign his commission and accepts another call (not specified).

The sketch begins with a short essay on the efforts to locate the inbound spaceborne projectile. A native American veteran of WWII answers a telephone in a booth in the middle of the desert and speaks to his son, Park, whom he informs of a recent aerial accident that damaged the latter’s house.

x – . . . the terrain gesticulated . . . the fiery match.      16KB  RTF     12/2/2006      1:24PM

Circa May 2006. Meta-textualized travelog into the Nevada desert in search of Burning Man.

A composite sketch, not as messy as some, which unspools in roughly consecutive order. Lothar, who has “to find a date for the fire sale (I – xvi – (x) – As the fjulsfut expedition swerved . . . to set him aflame prematurely; II – xvii – (viii) – Prior to embarking . . . at dusk),” encounters Mantissa (II – iii – (ii) – Upon resumption, a woman . . . on many levels). After preparations elsewhere documented (II – xvi – (vii) – Spared by the eleventh hour . . . in full glory), the composite sketch resumes in the desert, where “the outfitters had the abysmal luck to set out into the teeth of a Red Flag night exercise (II – xviii – (wix) – Then you will not . . . meet in forty-eight hours).” Mantissa splits off (II – xwix – (wix) – It was always there . . . the rangemaster later indicated), wanders the salt flats seamlessly (II – xwix – (wix) – Before any vital . . . bottomless cup), amidst thirst-induced mirages . . .

 II – xwix – (xvi) – Oft located . . . into a great spot.

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3. Oft located . . . into a great spot (1.44 KB).

             Narrator: Lifted pending evaluation of the feasibility of locating Ferguson’s catspaw into early Act II, the result of which spawns the Founder’s League board meeting and diaspora. 

                A Time & A Place (Setting): Global Village, pre-inversion.

                Primary (active, subject) Ch: Menard; (Logan).

                Secondary (inactive, object) Ch: (Charles Lord Harmscliff Northford Nesbit).

                Tertiary (referenced, en passant) Ch: Mr. Sergei Kalamparample.

                Purpose: Induced by the time-travelling Logan and his alien drugs, Nesbit has placed an article to distract from an obscure plot (the Niceans’ approach to Earth).

                Method (narrative, process, genre): Character sketch and off-stage confrontation amidst backdrop of newspeak.

                Relevance/Transition: Presages the difficulties of Sergei, secretary of the Founder’s League, and the subsequent emergency session of that body . . .

 VIII – A screen saver that does not kick . . . the search of the skies.

Circa August 1999. Heavily revised June 2001. Old text that has survived, featuring the mobilization of officials of the Global Village. In response to criticisms from the media they depart on various expeditions.

 After the Niceans temporally abduct Logan Ferguson as a catspaw to divert world attention from their inbound expedition (Ch. IX – Charles . . . was about to toast), an “emergency session of the Global Village convoked in Gotham.” Matthieu, preparing for “a celebration of his vita,” bids his colleagues to “take vacations.”

 II – xwix – (vii) – Ahem had planned to announce . . . to their colleagues.

 Ahem had planned to announce . . . to their colleagues (1.76 KB).

             Narrator: TBD

                A Time & A Place (Setting): Ossian, at the height of the U.S. invasion.

                Primary (active, subject) Ch: The Ossianian Interior Minister, Ahem; his old classmate Fuald.

                Secondary (inactive, object) Ch: The prisoner (Lt. Col. Simic).

                Tertiary (referenced, en passant) Ch: Ylferim.

                Purpose: A framework for social diatribe is used to explore intrigue within the Ossianian government.

                Method (narrative, process, genre): Thriller parody genre.

                Relevance/Transition: Very dense and unsubstantiated motivational rationalizations. Ahem’s recent interrogation of the POW is referenced . . .

There also though were . . . to his colleagues.

12/27/2005

5:00:15 PM

Compared with:

Ch. V – further niceness\past existence\sneaking up on the BIG BANG

Duplicate text italicized (see synopses and possible solution below).

. . . screen saver hadn’t kicked in for days. The fints were at the gate to peril. And as if culture’s practice of assignment weren’t way more than enough, vile tuppence loomed for any that wished for a cause. Nowadays anyone who could hyperventilate before a camcorder for fifteen minutes was presumed to have an instant lock on all social ills. He had already planned to announce that he had solved a problem . . .

Possible solution: all too busy, amidst his space flight, spots Ahem with the POD on the supersonic Concorde flight. The latter, having possessed Ahem, realizes he has chosen an intractable victim and tries to escape. Ahem, realizing that, as Ossianian foreign minister, his own days are numbered, holds the POD within by an act of will in hopes of destroying AHRIMAN with his own impending death. Yet the two suspend their own struggle to deflect the interest of all too busy. The duplicate text forms a dialect between them.

 II – xwix – (xvi) – On Wednesday morning . . . the world was finally onto them.

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On Wednesday morning . . . the world was finally onto them (3.47 KB).

             Narrator: Lifted pending evaluation of the feasibility of locating Ferguson’s catspaw into early Act II, the result of which spawns the Founder’s League board meeting and diaspora. 

                A Time & A Place (Setting): An emergency session of the Founder’s League in “Gotham.”

                Primary (active, subject) Ch: Matthieu il Fiume Foccaccio.

                Secondary (inactive, object) Ch: Sasha Van Etnabaron.

                Tertiary (referenced, en passant) Ch: Menard, Sergei; Gaussier.

                Purpose: Exposed in the press, the Founder’s League performs damage assessment while Matthieu basks in a flashback.

                Method (narrative, process, genre): Political satire, flashback.

                Relevance/Transition: Matthieu is eventually transported back to the present plight . . .

 VIII – A screen saver that does not kick . . . the search of the skies.

Circa August 1999. Heavily revised June 2001. Old text that has survived, featuring the mobilization of officials of the Global Village. In response to criticisms from the media they depart on various expeditions.

 After the Niceans temporally abduct Logan Ferguson as a catspaw to divert world attention from their inbound expedition (Ch. IX – Charles . . . was about to toast), an “emergency session of the Global Village convoked in Gotham.” Matthieu, preparing for “a celebration of his vita,” bids his colleagues to “take vacations.”

II – xwix – (wix) – Goodbye, Grandad . . . his caller ID’ed, answered.

Good bye, Grandad . . . his caller ID’ed, answered (1.55 KB).

            Narrator: TBD

                A Time & A Place (Setting): Transition from the desert outside Las Vegas to Seattle.

                Primary (active, subject) Ch: Park and his grandfather, One of the Persons.

                Secondary (inactive, object) Ch: None.

                Tertiary (referenced, en passant) Ch: None.

                Purpose: The aftermath of Park’s rigorous testing protocols.

                Method (narrative, process, genre): Character sketch; social criticism (satire).

                Relevance/Transition: Park, who has just derailed, or is in the process thereof, the Polar Star ABM project, answers another call from a caller who has yet to be identified (originally envisioned as Sergei, it’s more likely the benign Elias Deerfield, congratulating Park for his courageous stand. This conversation needs to be written) . . .

It had long been held . . . the telephone . . . answered.

Circa March 2001. The person in charge of testing polar star orbital platform prototypes, Park, telephones his father in Nevada and learns that a refueling hose from an Air Force tanker has fallen on his house, exposing his peyote still. Park decides to resign his commission and accepts another call (not specified).

The sketch begins with a short essay on the efforts to locate the inbound spaceborne projectile. A native American veteran of WWII answers a telephone in a booth in the middle of the desert and speaks to his son, Park, whom he informs of a recent aerial accident that damaged the latter’s house. Written during the first weeks of the current administration, when the faith based workplace was the biggest issue the United States ever faced, it also anticipated Park’s rigorous testing protocols (written eighteen months later in Ch. I – R&D continues on the polar star . . .). Thus the bulk of the text refers to events that are far beyond the stage depicted by the opening essay.

II – xwix – (vii) – Following events . . . out of that tent.

Following events . . . out of that tent (3.08 KB).

            Narrator: TBD

                A Time & A Place (Setting): Ossian, at the height of the U.S. invasion.

                Primary (active, subject) Ch: Sergei.

                Secondary (inactive, object) Ch: Fuald.

                Tertiary (referenced, en passant) Ch: The curator Harun Talab lil Makama.

                Purpose: Sergei (and Talitha) make their escape to the airport as the Ossianian Hermitage is looted.

                Method (narrative, process, genre): Imagery, wordplay, surrealism.

                Relevance/Transition: Fuald’s connection with inciting the mobs is too thin. There is a direct link with Simic’s trial of faith in the next sketch . . .

The problem is . . . sending for adieu.

Circa September 2003. Having lifted the trek bash from the Iraqi hermitage at the beginning of the coalition advance on Bag End in the early 21st century, Talitha and Sergei, with numerous disputes in which they protest their undying mutual loyalty, infiltrate over the border out of Ossian and and approach airport customs.

Defines a problem in rows or avenue waves quaint, recalling other models of the universe (Ch. V - at the outset of the journey into Snorrgi’s nose much happiness is; sneaking up on the BIG BANG; Ch. X – Roveretto’s hope . . . to a greater cause). The three scholars “walked backward out of Arabia one day,” debating an “assessment of parallax. Their sole revelations, loud though labelled vortices of a common moiety . . . herewith suppressed” a dispute developong elsewhere amid “toluene ashram locales,” while “severe radicals” emote via “a langourous askance slithily amber aspect phase rebating their announcements.” This is a description of the virgules. The “obversible” seconds meet nearby in “little intermittent myrtle groves,” incanting prophesies pertaining to “articles in a non-putative wash.” They seem to be aiding, or at least not exposing, Sergei’s smuggling of the turec akabej, lifted from the hermitage (Ch. X - On like a giant snoring went . . . a signal bartlett spare). He pleads with the invisible Talitha, mentioned only by her mirror, to delay her departure, but the latter refuses and, “yoked immediately with dowers only residually eminent, left either hold.” The lifting of the scarab sends shock waves throughout the “debased loess,” gaining the attention of Satan’s emissary, the bluebird. A concierge is also roused to take a second look at Sergei, who knowing that he has stumbled into ethereal policies, yet protected by the Nicean presence, distracts the search by “uttering slander idily recorded for their voluminous jurisdiction.” Finally “intricate domains, nebulously delved for reference, christened the debarking freight.” This sketch must be an immediate follow-on to Ch. I – I did until now here wear . . . her own vision of peace) in which the scarab is smuggled into Sergei’s collection, that he later dismantles in Ch. X - From a sequence . . . would ever matter). After saving her flight from a mad bomber (needs to be written, or not) Talitha goes on to Ch. X – On the morning . . . unfolding elsewhere. The time difficulty of the invasion (that provided cover for their deed) occuring in 2003, whereas Talitha’s conference does not happen until 2011, is solved by renaming the invaded nation.

II – xwix – (wix) – Before any vital . . . bottomless cup.

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Playing back his . . . bottomless cup (3.07 KB).

            Narrator: The strong Las Vegas & pre-invasion Ossian sketches may be spooled out to buttress more recondite passages. The abrupt shift in this sketch, (i.e. we are led to expect a description of the problems piling up on all too busy’s desk and suddenly revert to Marathon’s desert trek) should be smoothed out . . .

                A Time & A Place (Setting): Distant space/the desert outside Las Vegas.

                Primary (active, subject) Ch: The discoverer (all too busy).

                Secondary (inactive, object) Ch: None.

                Tertiary (referenced, en passant) Ch: Marathon.

                Purpose: The discoverer (all too busy) receives a distress call from AHRIMAN, who has jumped onto the bad motor scooter Ahem.

                Method (narrative, process, genre): Process narrative, surrealism.

                Relevance/Transition: An abrupt shift in the midst of this sketch, i.e. we are led to expect a description of the problems piling up on all too busy’s desk and suddenly revert to Marathon’s desert trek . . .

x – . . . the terrain gesticulated . . . the fiery match.      16KB  RTF     12/2/2006      1:24PM

Circa May 2006. Meta-textualized travelog into the Nevada desert in search of Burning Man.

A composite sketch, not as messy as some, which unspools in roughly consecutive order. Lothar, who has “to find a date for the fire sale (I – xvi – (x) – As the fjulsfut expedition swerved . . . to set him aflame prematurely; II – xvii – (viii) – Prior to embarking . . . at dusk),” encounters Mantissa (II – iii – (ii) – Upon resumption, a woman . . . on many levels). After preparations elsewhere documented (II – xvi – (vii) – Spared by the eleventh hour . . . in full glory), the composite sketch resumes in the desert, where “the outfitters had the abysmal luck to set out into the teeth of a Red Flag night exercise (II – xviii – (wix) – Then you will not . . . meet in forty-eight hours).” Mantissa splits off (II – xwix – (wix) – It was always there . . . the rangemaster later indicated), wanders the salt flats seamlessly (II – xwix – (wix) – Before any vital . . . bottomless cup), amidst thirst-induced mirages . . .

 II – xwix – (xvi) – With an acute sorrow, they watched . . all about it by Monday.

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With an acute sorrow, they watched . . all about it by Monday (2.36 KB).

             Narrator: Lifted pending evaluation of the feasibility of locating Ferguson’s catspaw into early Act II, the result of which spawns the Founder’s League board meeting and diaspora. 

                A Time & A Place (Setting): “Gotham:” The Founders’ League board meeting (pre-inversion).

                Primary (active, subject) Ch: Logan Ferguson (on tape).

                Secondary (inactive, object) Ch: None.

                Tertiary (referenced, en passant) Ch: (Sasha) Van Etnabaron, Charles Nesbit.

                Purpose: Dr. Ferguson’s taped television interview indicting the Founders’ League.

                Method (narrative, process, genre): Farce, character sketch.

                Relevance/Transition: Temporal continuity . . .

VIII – A screen saver that does not kick . . . the search of the skies.

Circa August 1999. Heavily revised June 2001. Old text that has survived, featuring the mobilization of officials of the Global Village. In response to criticisms from the media they depart on various expeditions.

After the Niceans temporally abduct Logan Ferguson as a catspaw to divert world attention from their inbound expedition (Ch. IX – Charles . . . was about to toast), an “emergency session of the Global Village convoked in Gotham.” Matthieu, preparing for “a celebration of his vita,” bids his colleagues to “take vacations.”

II – xwix – (vii) – Simic, roused by . . . the agnomen.

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Simic, roused by . . . the agnomen (4.05 KB).

            Narrator: Melissa’s tour of wishram, courtesy of Soundman, should be used to frame more esoteric supernatural sketches before seguing to the climax of the U.S. invasion. Note that her voluntary leap parallels Fr. Anselm’s near fall in “Floridly cubed bevels . . . ”

                A Time & A Place (Setting): Ossian at the height of the U.S. invasion.

                Primary (active, subject) Ch: Lt. Col. Melissa Simic versus The Soundman.

                Secondary (inactive, object) Ch: None.

                Tertiary (referenced, en passant) Ch: Sergei; Noone.

                Purpose: The Soundman takes Mel on a tour of inter-regnum wishram.

                Method (narrative, process, genre): Epic parody.

                Relevance/Transition: Simic’s voluntary fall parallels Fr. Anselm’s near fall a few pages earlier.

Some impediment . . . clambering around the agnomen.

Circa June 2004. Having ascertained that she possesses knowledge of his earlier atrocities, the sandman attempts to seduce his captive, LtCol Simic, and takes her on a tour of his nether realms. The latter jumps from his verticule much to his dismay as the coalition forces approach.

Captured by the Ossianians (Ch. I – The land of Nod . . . seemed hollow to her), LtC Melissa Simic (USA), having served in UN, is one of the few living witnesses to the sandman’s atrocities during the war with the Scythians (needs to be written, see Ch. II – Wahid was driven . . . to the pitiless sun). It’s not certain if this fact is betrayed (although Sergei is paranthetically alluded in this sketch), but the sandman takes interest in her regardless. The sketch divulges many links to the nether realms, including parallel(opipeds): (Ch. V - They slept not in their seventh . . . dissolved into refulgence; Ch. X - While Binaca . . . on Tangent Road; Ch. X – Limit of . . . disgusting beadle; Ch. X - Viable underground . . . refuted by her upbringing; Ch. XI - Intimating of an . . . impression of imminent nadir); the (cog)agnomen (also phenomenom, nomenclature), keepers of the “pistachio nomes (Ch. I - What the present held . . . was the end of the first outing):” (Ch. II - Isaiah 6, Bounceover, Forgotten Tense, Slavesons, levelling; Ch. IX – could this be less fun; Ch. X - Bereft with . . . the arrival of the play; How is she . . . erratic loss of our plunge; I have always loved . . . in any state); tubes (Ch. IX - caryatid – promantha; Ch. X – Blank, one must adhere to . . . abandoned relaxation techniques; Even as a sprout . . . in the sooty gloom; Some days collected . . . the fifteenth snooze alarm); limes (Ch. V - A formation of a litmus . . . was that all time fell still; With a long face . . . turned into black paint; Ch. XI – That renamed remained . . . simultaneously tan). Simic “eyed the requited gown evenly,” hoping to gain “any future clue to natural scenery,” even against the dictate of “her better angel novelty,” and “braced at the approach” of a man who “stank of alas decades of illimitable citizenship” and who begs her “to let mine show you sanitary works of art undone. Instantly convention adjourned and tiled frescoes of lackadaisical effervescent spontaneity ranged; intentionally a virgule of isoclinic spice denoted treble clips noctilucent if ever reenacted stagings of mathematic insedition.” Piloting the “virgule . . . said man” takes Simic on a tour of the underworld, entertainment provided by “an organized glibly poundcake story . . . ode in ad priori imprimature (this may be a possible point of departure for the dreary proto-Nicean epoch in Ch. V – BIG BANG breakdown et al) . . . cold enervating vigor sated with dance howl portends . . . visions of like teal vapor chirausco;” while “Noone” is mentioned at “the post cantata let out.” The sandman assures Mel this will all be hers “would only she scam to his detestable plaudits.” This “dream of eerily pathos sentient with recurrence” is likened to “a theatre to see upon a distant parallelepiped within far aloft above the screen so gesturing while the popped corn fell behind you to the floor so far below.” Simic asks a member of the Nicean second race to “spirit me from here anon . . . but the obversible limped aside truculently in mass demarche. Tiring of her unreceptive presence,” the sandman “girdled the verticule nigh the immensity of an inordinate template.” Simic “dared his elliptic proposition,” by asking a distracting question, and “with acute haste let go.” The sandman “watched stricken while her face fell from him alliteratively and blinked in familiar trembling.” Alarms “recall to him the penultimate responsibilities as head of a crumbling fortuitousness,” and “no distinct forms were more unmanning to his immediate attitude than those fluttering aerial recreation vehicles, clambering around the agnomen,” that signal the final approach of the invasion forces (Ch. I - The united resolve . . . absorbing their generosity). Simic’s fate is unknown, though rumour holds that she is whirled into a rotor cloud and eventually rescued by Charles Nesbit during his hang gliding activities (Ch. X - Binaca’s children occured . . . to risk finding them), and the U.S. will not rest until she is recovered.

 

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