Act II – xvi – What was known of the alien intervention

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Act II – xvi – What was known of the alien intervention.

II – xvi – (xvii) – As he rolled out of . . . rolled up socks at him.

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As he rolled out of . . . rolled up socks at him (2.03 KB).

             Narrator: This sketch bridges the gap between Fernand’s indoctrination (mid-late Act I) and his subsequent trip to FRANCE (mid Act II) and can be placed at some point therein. The opening sentence about public transportation provides a possible vehicle for movement/transition. The reflections on Fernand’s maternal relations are unusually bitter . . .

                A Time & A Place (Setting): Anacostia Flats (Washington D.C.)

                Primary (active, subject) Ch: Fernand’s mother.

                Secondary (inactive, object) Ch: Fernand.

                Tertiary (referenced, en passant) Ch: Fernand’s brother.

                Purpose: After his meeting with the secret squirrels, Fernand tries to convince his family to support his new assignment to FRANCE.

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

                Relevance/Transition: The opening sentence about public transportation provides a possible vehicle for movement/transition. The reflections on Fernand’s maternal relations are unusually bitter [Assign Fernand's mother to an existing character to provide some depth for her] . . .

 

II – xvi – (xvi) – Charles . . . Nesbit had . . . the wick of the imminent flame.

 

Charles . . . Nesbit had . . . the wick of the imminent flame (3.05 KB).

 

            Narrator: Ferguson’s catspaw sketches, the aftermath of his (offstage) abduction by aliens, cause the diaspora of the Founder’s League. As presently staged in Act I – xvi (1st draft), they are in flashback form, as a result of Horace repairing the discontinuity in Ferguson’s time core sample. The feasibility of moving the catspaw sketches to early Act II, to coincide with Ferguson’s meeting with his daughter, is under review. The drawback of moving them is that the excellent psychological character study bookend sketches, (‘. . . aha, it is here; . . . residual dioramas’) are unsupported (unless we moved everything into early Act II).

                A Time & A Place (Setting): New Cork.

                Primary (active, subject) Ch: Charles Nesbit versus the Reverend Logan Ferguson.

                Secondary (inactive, object) Ch: The cinnamon bear.

                Tertiary (referenced, en passant) Ch: Members of Ferguson’s household.

                Purpose: As depicted in the fjulsfut core sample repaired by Horace, Ferguson’s role in setting off the cataclysm is revealed.

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

                Relevance/Transition: The cinnamon bear sketches blend nicely with Fernand’s indoctrination. TRUE, but they’ll have to blend with something else . . .

 

Charles . . . was about to toast.

Circa September 2001. The biography of media mogul Charles Nesbit.

Circa December 1999 (Heavily revised January 2003). Biography of newsman Charles Nesbit, who secures an interview with the Reverend Dr. Logan Ferguson, who himself has been abducted by the Niceans and is merely a mouthpiece to their designs.

 

An entertaining exchange between Charles Nesbit and Logan Ferguson, this was brushed up to serve as foundation for events described in Ch. VIII – A screen saver that does not kick . . . the search of the skies. His strange behavior upsets his household, and he finds their reaction to him mystifying during his actual return (Ch. III – As the trans-Atlantic flight . . . returned them to his own attention).

 

i – The heating coils . . . tinted with hysteria.

 

i – The heating coils . . . tinged with hysteria (2.6 KB).

 

                Narrator: TBD

                A Time & A Place (Setting): The Ossian frontier.

                Primary (active, subject) Ch: Ralph Ferguson.

                Secondary (inactive, object) Ch: None.

                Tertiary (referenced, en passant) Ch: Other coalition forces.

                Purpose: Versimilitude.

                Method (narrative, process, genre): Surrealist.

                Relevance/Transition: Modular.

 

I – The 9 grounds of urban legend.

Circa March 2007. J. LeBrun in memoriam. Restructured October 2008.

 

A naturalist description of the invasion of Ossian.

 

II – xvii – (iv) – The assessor will be most interested . . . during the equinox.

 

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The assessor will be most interested . . . during the equinox (6.23 KB).

 

            Narrator: . . . the trial of Fr. Anselm resumes ~ in light of Florian’s accession as . . . (re Ideopath) ~ review in conjunction with displacment of cathedral construction passages from Act I.

                A Time & A Place (Setting): The trial of Fr. Anselm at Worms.

                Primary (active, subject) Ch: Henry (VIII), King of Germany.

                Secondary (inactive, object) Ch: Fr. Anselm.

                Tertiary (referenced, en passant) Ch: Piero, Florian, other medevial personages.

                Purpose: Piero consults with his client, Fr. Anselm, and receives details of the political machinations within Germany.

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

                Relevance/Transition: Note: although the sacrist Fr. Anselm and the Metropolitan Florian are in active contact, a delineation of their responsibilities has never been attempted (i.e. the division between the temporal and super-natural realms is bound to clash) . . .

 

i – His early regency . . . during the equinox.

Circa 1995 (revised November 2006). Historical notes of the reign of EF2.

Circa October 1999 (revised November 2006). A musical composition rendered into manuscript.

 

The first half of this sketch (II – xvii – (iv) – The assessor will be most interested . . . during the equinox) is a monograph, composed (revised) entirely in cyber-space, using legal pad notes from reading of Van Cleve, Frederick II, Immutator Mundi, in 1995, which detail the early reign of Frederick’s eldest son, Henry (VII), who runs afoul of his father over ecclesiastic appointments, and is bound “to an ambiguous status with solemn and humiliating oaths. The Constitutio was thus imperially sanctioned, and the political fragmentation of Germany, a ticking trap that imploded seven hundred years later, thus codified.” The second half is another lost, and useful, manuscript from 1999, in which the original protagonist, Sasha, tries to compose an avoclavato [sic]. The text is reassigned to Florian, who’s been given a dose of youth by the eighths (II – iv – (iii) – Over coffee served . . . the last of them) in return for helping manage wishram, as Ideopath, in the 13th century. What are the duties of an Ideopath (see III – xiii – (xiii) – In a largely mountainless terrain . . .) ? Clearly, the unifying sentence of these disparate havles is the (flashback from Fr. Anselm’s trial) discovery (II – xvii – (iv) – The assessor will be most interested . . .) of the death of the fanatical inquisitor, Conrad of Flippenburg (II – xvii – (vii) – At the fringes . . . all ill emanated from it), and Florian proves his mettle by suggesting that Henry’s (VII) “grief over the news could be reasonably minimized by their choice of messenger, and to this effort they now fully devolved.” This process is left unspecified, and should be spelled out, given that Henry plays a critical role, in his de facto assumption of Conrad’s mission, in Act IV, but for the time being, he is sympathetic to the builders (III – ii – (xiv) – A dancing shadow puppet . . . bid them adieu), and the obvious choice of the beautiful novitiate Hesitance (II – wix – (xiv) – The area defence counsel now intended . . .), is most likely to palliate any suspicion he might have.

 

II – xv – (vi) – The problem is . . . sending for adieu.

 

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The problem is . . . sending for adieu (2.90 KB).

 

            Narrator: The necessary but problematic sketch of the tomb raiders needs to be somehow conveyed that this is below the surface of Ossian.

                A Time & A Place (Setting): The catacombs beneath Ossian.

                Primary (active, subject) Ch: Sergei.

                Secondary (inactive, object) Ch: Talitha.

                Tertiary (referenced, en passant) Ch: The trek bash.

                Purpose: I seem to go to a lot of trouble detailing the finding/appropriation of historical artifacts.

                Method (narrative, process, genre): Surrealism.

                Relevance/Transition: As the tomb raiders make haste to spirit the artifact out of Ossian, the invasion precedes above ground . . .

 

The problem is . . . sending for adieu.

Circa September 2003. Having lifted the trek bash from the 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 – xvi – (xvi) – Nesbit stared. Wisps of cinnamon . . . whitewash.

 

Nesbit stared. Wisps of cinnamon . . . whitewash (2.59 KB).

 

            Narrator: Ferguson’s catspaw sketches, the aftermath of his (offstage) abduction by aliens, cause the diaspora of the Founder’s League. As presently staged in Act I – xvi (1st draft), they are in flashback form, as a result of Horace repairing the discontinuity in Ferguson’s time core sample. The feasibility of moving the catspaw sketches to early Act II, to coincide with Ferguson’s meeting with his daughter, is under review. The drawback of moving them is that the excellent psychological character study bookend sketches, (‘. . . aha, it is here; . . . residual dioramas’) are unsupported (unless we moved everything into early Act II).

                A Time & A Place (Setting): Logan Ferguson’s apartments in New Cork.

                Primary (active, subject) Ch: Logan Ferguson.

                Secondary (inactive, object) Ch: Charles Nesbit.

                Tertiary (referenced, en passant) Ch: Blinky (?), Soundman, Elias Deerfield.

                Purpose: Some of the references are dated but that’s left in deliberately. Still crackles along pretty well as Logan (although abducted by aliens) scams Charles into his red herring project.

                Method (narrative, process, genre): Parody of the thriller genre, imagery.

                Relevance/Transition: The sketch closes with Nesbit’s defiant question, allowing the stage settings to regroup. . .

 

Charles . . . was about to toast.

Circa December 1999 (Heavily revised January 2003). Biography of newsman Charles Nesbit, who secures an interview with the Reverend Dr. Logan Ferguson, who himself has been abducted by the Niceans and is merely a mouthpiece to their designs.

 

An entertaining exchange between Charles Nesbit and Logan Ferguson, this was brushed up to serve as foundation for events described in Ch. VIII – A screen saver that does not kick . . . the search of the skies. His strange behavior upsets his household, and he finds their reaction to him mystifying during his actual return (Ch. III – As the trans-Atlantic flight . . . returned them to his own attention). Originally the raison d’etre of the entire plot (during those innocent days when a nuclear attack seemed so beyond the realm of probability that one could write about it facetiously), in light of both actual and manuscript developments it twisted into a Nicean ploy to plant a red herring, diverting the world’s attention to allow the expedition to land on Earth unobserved. It takes place several weeks prior to the Earth stoppage of May 2012, and is the reason for Ferguson’s sudden emotional absence during his visit to his daughter (Ch. X – While Binaca . . . on Tangent Road).

 

II – xvi – (vi) – Even in this era . . . of doom lurked.

 

Even in this era . . . spilt milk (4.15 KB).

 

            Narrator: TBD

                A Time & A Place (Setting): Ossian, prior to the U.S. invasion.

                Primary (active, subject) Ch: Wahid (narrator).

                Secondary (inactive, object) Ch: ne Dipole’s tapper.

                Tertiary (referenced, en passant) Ch: Soundman’s sons, Hatta and Rarib.

                Purpose: As the coalition forces approach Ossian, Soundman’s sons pour their airs on ne Dipole’s tapper, killing it.

                Method (narrative, process, genre): Historical parody, surrealism.

                Relevance/Transition: This deed arouses the wrath of ne Dipole, who removes Ossian’s protective dispensation . . .

 

Ne Dipole . . . the agent of doom lurked (1.56 KB).

 

            Narrator: TBD

                A Time & A Place (Setting): Ossian.

                Primary (active, subject) Ch: Wahid (narrator); the sixth seamstress ne Dipole.

                Secondary (inactive, object) Ch: Soundman (of Ossian) and his sons.

                Tertiary (referenced, en passant) Ch: None.

                Purpose: After the murder of her beloved tapper, ne Dipole curses the sons of Ossian, thus removing her super-natural protection and opening the way for the U.S. invasion.

                Method (narrative, process, genre): Narrative (Wahid is narrating events in retrospect to his interrogators), monologue (ne Dipole’s voice is strained to reflect alien language barrier).

                Relevance/Transition: Direct precursor to the U.S. invasion of Ossian . . .

 

The cue . . . of a strange and dull avocation.

Circa October 2000. This is completely declasse. Heavily reworked November 2005. A sandstorm conceals the Prince O’darkness. Beware the closest exit. Some of the exiled lumine recover after the earth blinked. Then fell out the task of hammering.

 

The opening passage describes the experience of all too busy (Ch. V – sneaking upon the BIG BANG) who falls into the Nose of Snorggi (a binary quasar). It sounds like a messy Phlegethon sneeze. The fourth is exiled to the Land of Forgotten Tense, ignored even by his own kin (Ch. X – Her fire broke . . . an elusive tithe); although roused by a visit from the tictus in Ch. II – Isaiah 6, Bounceover, Forgotten Tense, Slavesons, levelling.

 

UNTILE~1

Circa March 2003. Unsuccessful attempt to begin a chapter in cyber-space.

 

An old verse, useful with such themes as orbits, probes, varmints, prosthetic mammons, fouling gas, and phantasms. Possibly a description of the untenets employed by AHRIMAN to dismantle the Polar Star platforms (Ch. VI – After . . . ticklish alibis . . . bent to their paddles; Ch. X – How Anselm let fraternity down . . . their industry napped). Possibly useful curses for the bereaved ne Dipol, upon the death of her beloved tapper, to employ against the perpetrators (Ch. I – In an air . . . of his burrow).

 

The land of Nod . . . seemed hollow to her.

Circa March 2003. While waiting to go there I attempted to visualize the impending battle in the Mesopotamian delta. In this account, not necessarily borne out by fact, the coalition forces are stalemated in the south, but a small force under Lt. Col Simic breaks through in the north and succeeds in stumbling into a trap set by Soundman.

 

Three years to the day, I attempt to analyze the sketch. The opening passage finds Inspector Lemert at the gates of Andorra . . . with respect to the original flow of text, I move directly into the invasion of Ossian, long anticipated by the citizens (Ch. I – A man sat . . . while teas were served; In an air . . . of his burrow; The ground . . . of ceaseless virtue. Here is the problem: if the text flow is strictly temporal, it places the invasion in mid-2012, which pre-empts the activities of several characters (most notably, Sergei and Talitha in lifting the tureck akabej (Ch. I - The problem is . . . sending for adieu; I did until now here wear . . . her own vision of peace; Ch. X - On like a giant snoring went . . . a signal bartlett space)). This being said, try to find ancient place names to blend the narrative in order to defray risk assessments. The descriptions of electro-optic surveillance, the capitol’s defenses, and Lt. Col. Simic’s visit to the Indochinese gas station need no elaboration here.

 

 

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