"How well I chose." - Deathless // Catherynne M. Valente
Space is the place, Heather Penn
Everybody knows that everybody dies. But not every day. Not today. Some days are special. Some days are so, so blessed. Some days, nobody dies at all. Now and then, Every once in a very long while, every day in a million days, when the wind stands fair and the Doctor comes to call, everybody lives.
I see enough of you to see the truth of you. And I like you.
My anaconda will take whatever it can get at this point
the sound of iron shocks is stuck in my head the thunder of the drum dictates the rhythm of the falls, the number of deaths, the rising of the heights ahead. from the dawn of time to the end of days i will have to run away i want to feel the pain and the bitter taste of the blood on my lips again.
During rehearsals, Brad Pitt and Edward Norton found out that they both hated the new Volkswagen Beetle with a passion, and for the scene where Tyler and The Narrator are hitting cars with baseball bats, Pitt and Norton insisted that one of the cars be a Beetle. As Norton explains on the DVD commentary, he hates the car because the Beetle was one of the primary symbols of 60s youth culture and freedom. However, the youth of the 60s had become the corporate bosses of the 90s, and had repackaged the symbol of their own youth, selling it to the youth of another generation as if it didn’t mean anything. Both Norton and Pitt felt that this kind of corporate selling out was exactly what the film was railing against, hence the inclusion of the car; “It’s a perfect example of the Baby Boomer generation marketing its youth culture to us. As if our happiness is going to come by buying the symbol of their youth movement, even with the little flower holder in the plastic molding. It’s appalling to me. I hate it.”
Illustrations from the original manuscript of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince. (via)
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