He looks before / He leaps
(if: $tendons is 25 )[[[And in accord…->some things will]]]
(if: $tendons is 24)[They / try to / run, Two, Three, Six beats per measure,
Extra limbs never used to be an issue, so.
Two, Three, collapses into five, and ok. alright.
They can work with that.
Two corrects himself, Three rolling his tongue in his mouth, (if: $legs is 8)[holding back the intruding [[revelations->Three Storyline A]].]
The hemorrhage he has a name for, ringing their irises, pounding headache into their skulls.
All their phantoms aside,
They are unsettled by the silence, the lack of other.
//(if: $arms is 8)[[[You go back?->He looks before]]]//
//(if: $arms is 9)[[[You move forward?->He leaps]]]//]
//"What have [[we->you]] done?"//
//"What is this?"//
[[and->who are you]]//[[Who are you?->uh oh hes angry]]////[[you->Three Storyline A]]//[[Some things will remain unclear.-> The people that might]]The people that might have gotten it at one time may have [[for->four]]gotten.
Others would have never crossed it's path in the [[first->Singular]] place.
[[...->Well]]ERROR 404 /quadruped was not found
[[back-> The people that might]]
(set: $hands to 2)[[...->leave]](set: $legs to 9)
//You do not belong here.
Leave [[immediately.->An Offering]]//First.
[[Singular.->Kaiju Storyline 1]]//Their arm lies in melting pieces along the roadside,
full of shattered glass.
So many that should be one but aren't.
[[They are lonely.->KaijuContext]]// Ok i've settled on one thing. a single thing.
Parallels between military and monster movies/ history and development between the two
Worldbuilding around a time you've lived through, a divergence in universes
Disaster movie world building in areas you've lived in (new phenomena)
Theres a certain novelty in seeing places you’ve been to or known in disaster films like these. Usually places like New York are the subject of these films- historically cultural phenomena like these things have always been Eurocentric. War of the worlds, etc. The location shift of culture over the past few decades has been shifting over towards places like the west, California, Japan, China being a few of the big contributors. Watching my tiny island nation (Okinawa, not mainland lmao) benefit from this growth over the past few years has been a delight.
How this cult following has shaped portions of my life
Ability to recite the whole thing
Character interest chart
(Video of a normal conversation with overlapping scenes with quotes from the movie being played as you say the words.)
The idea of the drift in pacific rim
Alternate option- video looping + factoids +character analysis while doing the mile run
The idea of the alternate universe trope (string theory) Discussions you had with will about nihilism and the concept of multiple universes
The drift is empirical evidence of the fact that we are not alone, (rejects perspectivism! Wild.)
Two's character being (curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal)
Connection to the drift and the monadology, installation where the tv screens blur together with each other, then an alien entity. The hive mind as it fractals and splinters
What does the frog’s eye tell the frog’s brain?
Who would you be drift compatible with? (Create dossiers of different people you’d be drift compatible with)
Ideas of communication and miscommunication
Photography is an option
On another note I cant believe this is the way I actually write and i’m exceedingly sorry to the person that has to proofread this. (Why the hell would anyone need to proofread this?)
Hey I could write a poem. in theory.
How far am I removed from history, in reality?
idea of the mind meld was popularized in star trek/
Anyway I’ve been thinking over the years about the whole mind meld brain device type deal. It’s never addressed, in the movie, about what happens if you drift with someone you’re not compatible with.
What happens to the fraction of a hive mind, basically. (Consequences of the drift)
The drift itself in terms of the film
the experience of the drift, melding that idea of human and disaster machine in one form
Aftermath of said drift, expressions from one shifting into another
Isolation (monad straws bleeding over like fuck)
a snapshot of a character, unchanging.
how many people can you include before it starts getting messy?
Multiple universe theory is #confirmed (kinda)
A timeline seen from an external perspective (yours binch)
Information minus the final product
The idea of running
Playing (how much information can I give people)
Go through and notate the entire movie with miscellaneous factoids
(novel on one page LA Galla Greystone mansions) How much information can you give a person until they burst info dump time
Alternate option- video looping + factoids +character analysis while running
Video of your day, logging aspects that you notice over the time
Guy that made speakers, video process of the work.
Use audio recordings in some capacity.
We are only able (as humans) to process things in our specific ways, i.e.: sight, sound smell, over time and space. Thoughts that are purely put on a piece of paper or scribbled down are as close as we get to understanding that person (in this universe)
We drift by acquiring information over time, and a sudden onslaught of information is overwhelming and incomprehensible for the most part.
Kaiju=alien influence in every shape way and form, pure difference
Piece together videos over the internet to show a memory from multiple perspectives
Process painting but with everything notated on the painting
drift piece performance art
Focus: The Drift
What does the drift mean for Philosophy (Hive mind, Other universes, alien existence. Giant alien existence.)
What does the drift mean for society? ("To fight monsters, we built monsters of our own". How does this new generation correlate with the meaning of this movie? Where did the desire for the drift come from?)
What does the drift mean for Two? (and Three?) ((And the kaiju)) Similarities, differences
Homages to alien hive minds everywhere (Borg'd)
Aesthetic: Egon Schiele, Monad TV screen, Designations Congruent With Things, The Blue Rider, Robert rauchenberg, Things that have fundamental differences juxtaposed, similarities highlighted. (NOTHING IN BETWEEN)
Response: Ooo neat, id like to get in a little closer, difficult to understand but not impossible
Again, I need to choose my topics and do more research on each one. Come up with the pieces and the materials necessary to make them.
First and foremost I want to have a clarity of concept. (HAHAHAHAHA)
EXPOUNDING ON THIS -Sylvia
Origin stories of all the characters, (ie Three=turing Six=kaiju=godzilla) seen through the drift
Where they came from from del toro’s perspective, their culmination as characters
Work with collage, multimedia, notebooks forming into characters, worlds forming- separating from our timeline- pulling back into our timeline
We’re drifting with the movie! (in a really weird Kandinsky painting sorta way)
Remember intro/outro will provide context but make it poetic and fun.
Divided into three main parts
Pieces will operate like things that stick together
Big collage piece will connect to war, if you stare into the abyss the abyss stares back- right at the very end of the collage. Much of it will be in written letters. Turning concepts into characters.
Rotten tomatoes lineup of some sort????
Pons will be more simplistic- conceptual. Focused on our perception vs the reality of it. It flickers from person to person.
Build a kaiju? Something to depict size in mass. Like a wave. (Keep in mind distinct difference between the idea of the tsunami and the actuality of it.)
Large minimalist cube painted with something blue and iridescent, smooth over the grounds it walks. something connects it to the other side of the room, (make it organic? Kinda gross? GELATIN. or literally dye meat blue.)
TURN THE BLUE CUBE INTO A LITERAL THEATRE, PROJECT THE IDEA OF THE HIVEMIND DIRECTLY ONTO IT
have a shiny glaze with honeycomb metallic-y paint under it- or maybe nerve cell like
I need to do more research on solipsism. (CONT)
The idea of the kaiju connect to my background in an inextricable way. The end of WWII was marked by two atom bombs dropped on Japan. General Macarthur then became a quasi-dictator of the nation, Japan became kind of a buffer zone between China, etc. etc.
The idea of (the lack of) free will is funny if you put a spin on it, suppose you’re trying to recreate that experiment where one speeds up time by moving real fast in an airplane for a long period of time. If there is no free will, you’ve been predetermined to spending what time you have hurtling through space and time trying to figure everything out, I find this idea extremely humorous.
Reality is something you experience, just as mortality is.
Transcriptions from audio
Can you actually see a visual in your head? picture it and hold it? I feel like it may be more abstract if you really delve into it. It’s the idea of the image not the image.
Police map connects to cube through blue tendon
Police map is reference to crime
Leonardo da vinci intestine ballon
Attach to wall- in theory? Old pedistals- look for
Small- High up- floating just above eye level
Monolith is slightly tilted- design the ideal version go thirds then do it
artwork with three titles (Grand unified theory\ LMAO)
Part ??? LMAO (Entire Title: Empirical Evidence of a Kaiju Antiverse (((WE’re GONNA LEARN THAT SPELLING BC ITS A WORD NOW. ))
Tendon Rope (Title??)
Description of Work: Rope made from tendons. Dyed blue and Sewn together with bright red thread.
Obstacles left to deal with: How long is the room? How long should the rope be? How much more tendon do you need?
Other Comments: What the //fuck// dude?
Kaiju Block (Title?)
[[BACK TO THE ARCHIVES|The Archives]][[Well.->You Storyline 1]]Some things you have to do (If: $hands is 2)[[[for->error 404]]] (else:)[for] yourself.
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[[back to the archives->The Archives]]
[[11/1/20->Passive]] [[REDACTED]] [[Strait of Magellan->Passive]]
[[11/30/50 10:30 AM, Washington D.C.->General]]
[[2/6/08 7:34 AM, Camp McTureous->Red Rail]]
[[6/12/2013 12:00 AM, United States->Pacific Rim Comes]]
[[8/14/14 11:23 AM, Camp Foster->PE Circa 2014]]
(set: $fugular to 63)
[[11/13/17, 9:32 AM, Chicago ->An Offering]]
[[11/13/17, 5:28 PM, Chicago ->Obsessions - narrowing the list]]
[[11/26/17 3:51 PM, Chicago ->Intro/Outro]]
(if: $legs is 9 and $arms is 9)[[[(current-date:) 6:00 PM, Chicago ->Just now]]]
Take the idea of the drift and stretch it out- what do you get?
Not needing to talk- you know what the person’s going to say.
(remember to put down that transcription of the cultural thing- idea of the drift and lapis box)
“Do you know what a tsunami looks like?”
“A giant wave, right? Like in that painting.”
“No, they might be fine if it was just a large wave that receded into the ocean. In the first stage of a real tsunami, the entire shoreline disappears, withdrawing in places for miles, leaving entire schools of fish to bake in the sun.”
“The scary part is, when the ocean does come back, it doesn’t stop coming. The water pushes and pushes until something stops it. But by then, normally it’s too late.”
[[RED FISH|The Archives]]//They are unsure as to what qualifies as [[death.->Pacific Rim 2 Digression]]
They are many things.
And like many things,
[[they did not start silent.->Bomb]]////"They are unsure as to what qualifies as death."//
We, uh, I will discuss this in depth at a later [[date.->MOVIE DAY]]
That date being March 23, 2018. (ITS GONNA BE SO BAD)
Mark it on your calendar and think of my [[meat rope|It's funny because it sounds vaguely phallic]] as a fun thought [[exercise->PE Circa 2014]].
(set: $fugular to 26)
//Christ, we had to the mile run today?//
The camera pans out as (G.D.) treads forward, revealing water from all directions as it plunges into the Bering Sea. CGI rain twirls over the robot's metal bones, catching on giant rounded panels then dripping over corners, back into the wind. The animation was well done. You had to look hard to find oddities in the way the water moved.
//How cold do you think that water is? I'd kill to be that machine right now. It's gotta be like, 90 degrees outside here. Fucking. Black flag conditions; the marines get a break but their kids sure as hell don't.//
The cuts pick up speed. A giant hand reaches down-
//Maybe the break would be justifiable if you could actually run it under twenty minutes.//
-Picks up the fishing vessle-
//Rude. We both know I just, physically at least, suck. And hey if we're talking effort here, I would just like to note that there is more sweat on me then anyone else out here right now, it looks like I just fell out of that boat.//
-Right as [K.H.] bursts out of an ocean of undefineable depth.
//Which in any other context would have been poetic, but in this case I literally cannot tell how they are having this fight scene primarily above water. Like, what are they even standing on? How is the kaiju diving through it? Salt water isn't a non-newtonion fluid. Solid or liquid guys, C'mon, pick one.//
(if: $fugular is 63)[[[BACK TO THE ARCHIVES|The Archives]]]
(if: $fugular is 26)[[[BACK|MOVIE DAY]]]He lives within the echoing heart of the oldnew
And nothing [[inbetween|The Calculation]].
Like many things,
Starts with a[[...->Tick1]]
A butterfly flaps it’s wings, am I right guys?
(click-replace: "butterfly")[RED FISH]
[[BACK TO THE ARCHIVES|The Archives]]
//They were sewn into earth as an idea
the first one split the world,
the second, carved it down the middle.
[[Leaving the dividing scars to harden->General]]
They are born from death
The fast shadows on the ground
The slow incrimental march of the tumor
And were it to happen a third time,
it wouldn't matter.
Meaning is a human [[construct.->Like Ideas]]//
Q. Mr. [REDACTED], will attacks in [REDACTED] depend on action in the United Nations ?
A. Yes, entirely.
Q. In other words, if the United Nations resolution should authorize General [REDACTED] to go further than he has, he will--
A. We will take whatever steps are necessary to meet the military situation, just as we always have.
Q. Will that include the [REDACTED]?
A. That includes every weapon that we have.
Q. Mr. [REDACTED], you said "every weapon that we have." Does that mean that there is active consideration of the use of the [REDACTED]?
A. There has always been active consideration of its use. I don't want to see it used. It is a terrible weapon, and it should not be used on innocent men, women, and [[children->Soviet Building]] who have nothing whatever to do with this military aggression. That happens when it is used."...going fine, we just finished our Cold War unit in history. Haha, I, um. So, the teacher makes this offhand comment right at the end of class. It was something like "This school year has gone by so quickly." And I. I swear to god, this kid's been waiting for this moment from the start of this unit. He uh, he looks at the teacher with the stupidest grin i've ever seen in my life and, haha, and he says, "Yeah it's really been //Russian// by."
"Ha! Have I told you that I'm working in an old Soviet building?"
"Wow! Like- like from the invasion?"
"...Do we never learn from history's mistakes?"
//a harsh roar picks up somewhere in the background of the airfield.//
"[[Never wage land war in Asia?->Princess]]- One second, F-16."
//He sneaks in a descriptor right before the engines swollow the microphone.//
//They're one of the louder planes you've heard over the phone, the noise is still deafening. You hold the phone a little bit away from your ears, trying to imagine what it sounds like there. It takes thirty seconds to pass.
Jeez. Between his prefrences for loud music and this? No wonder his hearing is so shotty.//
"Alright, I just wanted to call and say hi, need to get ready for that meeting now."
"Ooo, what's the meeting about?"
"Hahaha, ok, ok, the secret squirrel type, I get it. See you later dad, love you."
"Love you too, Bye."
[[''Later''->You look up]][[He looks before.->Three Storyline B]][[He leaps.->Two Storyline A]]
(set: $tendons to 25)Bad summer blockbusters try to loop people into flashy pretty fight sequences sparced with bad dialogue
Spoken by a 2D character
as he eyes his unnecessary romantic subplot
as she bends over a cool car
[[...->I had to sit through]]
[[Pacific Rim did not have spectacular dialogue.->Nor even a cool main]] I might actually rather die then watch another [[fast and furious|Action movies]]
But that was Del Toro's first key deception, his character's simple transparency.
You know what else is see through though?
[[A spider web]].
<small> [[tick->Tick2]] </small><small><small>[[tick->Tick3]]</small></small><big><big><big><big>(transition: "shudder")[B A N G] [[!->Two's]]</big></big></big></big><small><small><small>[[tick->Tick4]]</small></small></small><small><small><small><small>[[tick->BANG]]</small></small></small></small>Man in Black: You guessed wrong.
Vizzini: You only think I guessed wrong! That's what's so funny! I switched glasses when your back was turned! Ha ha! You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders - the most famous of which is [["never get involved in a land war in Asia"->Soviet Building]] - but only slightly less well-known is this: "Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line"! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha...//You look up each iteration of the aircraft that he mentions, jotting them down in a notebook before you forget.
[[B-52s]] (LOUD)(Never actually landed) (Based in Bartsdale, Louisianna)
[[you look and you look and you look]]////Ideas, like they [[are.->Constructed]]//
(set: $skin to 1)Godzilla's costume was made using ready mixed conrete. Weighed a little over 200 pounds and stood approximately (if: $tail is 1)[ [[6'5"]] ] (else:)[6'5"].
(if: $skin is 1)[//Godzilla's [[skin]] ripples almost unnaturally, it's charcoal dark and lumpy like a goya.//]
The actor that wore the costume, Haruo Nakajima, studied animals from the zoo, replicating their movements while tearing down the model city.
[[BACK TO THE ARCHIVES|The Archives]]Pacific Rim comes out in the USA.
Pacific Rim comes out on Camp Courtney a week later.
Later that year, in October, category 5 Super Typhoon Fransisco comes barreling towards Okinawa. [[It ends up turning outward, brushing against the southeast side of the island, then dissipating in the face of a cold front further north.->Butter]]
He inadvertently sends humanity into a [[spiral.->Causes Poli]]
//"-The Jaeger program is dead, marshal.
On the other hand, the [[coastal wall program->walls]] is a promising option."//
Causes politicians to [[//lose their goddamn minds//->The Wall]]
(alert:"WARNING: UNKNOWN VARIABLE")
[[//Walls//->Don't talk to me about]]
//Don't you dare talk to me about walls.
[[Get out.->An Offering]]//
(set: $arms to 9)//You're in bed, going to sleep.
Once when you were nine or ten, you went to the beach and just sat there, staring with goggle'd eyes where the sand met the waves. The tide climbed in further, pulling the sand out from under your legs each time the water receeded. Eventually it got to a point where it was deep enough to move you with every rebound. You took a deep breath in,
and laid down.
[[Watching the water rush in with eyes open under the foggy plastic.]]//
//Base six. They're base six. Six, Six, Six, (Double'd) Each and every iteration. From the beginning. Unless you don't count the vestigial limbs, //
[[He always counts the vestigial limbs.]]
The boy opens his mouth to scare away the bad.
The girl closes her mouth to keep in the good.
[[Or]]The girl opens her mouth to share the good.
The boy closes his mouth to keep out the bad.
[[//You see the pattern here.//->I'm bored of it]][[VAR: (TENDONS) HAVE COME BACK TO HAUNT YOU->Ocean Man]].//You've always thought how interesting it was that people refered to the ocean as a girl. Feminine personifications usually followed the roles of matron, of [[nurturer|Passive]].//
[[(Even the shisa weren't exempt)]]
(Set: $shoes to 2)//you're bored of it//
[[But I digress->Passive]]Looking at this just now
the map of all these different [[narratives->WARNING]],
This one is kind of set up near the middle, off to the side. It attaches to so many but the only way to get here is through this abrupt shift in tone.
You know those diagram maps that show you which cities would be hit during the event of a nuclear apocalypse? This panel looks like the city that launches the missles.
[[BACK TO THE ARCHIVES|The Archives]]//[[and you find the great divide of the world in wikipedia articles at three in the morning->red clay soil]]//[[and you find it in his soviet bunker]]//[[and you find them as divergent paths in monster movies->Mutation]]
(Because wikipedia is a veritable sinkhole and the article on the Invasion of Afganistan leads to the USSR then the Cold War then Nuclear Arms Race then The Atom Bomb then Hiroshima)
(Oh and look)
(after dropping the bomb, B-29 Bockscar landed in Yomitan)
(You used to have lunch there quite often)//In American culture, nuclear power creates heroes.
In Japanese culture, it creates [[monsters|Godzilla]].//[[and you find it in the red clay soil under your shoes->and the ammo cans]]//
//The nicest building on McT is a chapel
It sits at the highest point they had left to build on, just below the radar towers, on the side of a steep hill. The only way in is a concrete staircase cutting through the jungle, its single rusty handrail following the ascending steps.
You glanced up at it in the mornings when walking to school, knowing nothing of religion but everything about the ghost stories that spread from child to child, rumors of weeping women, faded gunshots from the previous world war, Bloody Mary.
In the season after pollution from the mainland was carried away with the monsoon winds, when the orange moon cleared, turned pearl, you sit on the mulberry tree behind the church where the air is clearest, listening for the echoing ghost screams and picking thin skinned berries.//
[[RETURN TO THE NARRATIVE|Bunker]]//[[and the rusting amunition cannisters in caves.->Bunker]]
[[(finding the why? is harder.)]]////[[you looked for it anyway, even if you never quite found it.->Red Rail]]////The B-52 Stratofortress, more commonly refered to as the BUFF (Big Ugly Fat Fucker)//
//Airplanes that have been around since, well. You're not entirely sure to be completely honest. Longer then you have. Longer then the frogs, even. Early cold war, probably.//
//They're a variant that evolved from Boeing's B-29 Superfortress//
[[BACK|You look up]]It was said that Magellan bagan to weep when he saw the ocean.
"Mar Pacifico", he dubbed it.
(If: $shoes is 2)[[[Which is //hilarious//|Oops]]]
The nomenclature was a little misleading, and by the end of his voyage only 18 men out of the original 237 men returned home.
//[[You know better|Pacific]]//
[[back to the archives->The Archives]]//
The Archives: Documents provided with a location and timestamp.
Two: He leaps, gratuitous use of metaphors
Three: He looks before, Doesn't use body parts to name variables
Six: Kaiju, speak in poetic verse for some absurd reason, refer to themselves as a whole
Narrator: [G] //speaks without italicized text,// bad at programming, tendency to ramble,//
//interestingly, i've noticed that they...//
FOURTH WALL RESTORED.
[[RETURN TO THE ARCHIVES|The Archives]](alert:"WARNING, SECURITY BREACH")
[[FOURTHWALL HAS STOPPED WORKING|Three's Ruleguide]]//There's a pattern here.
Messy, but observable.
They obviously have no concept of [[basic programming]].
But there are some [[rules - word assocciations]] here.//
//Ignoring them would be like trying to read a book with pages missing- like trying to open a door while the keys are sitting right. There. Right. Under the mat.
You just gotta look [[under the surface dude|under the surface]].//
You have one question,
(set: $tendons to 24)
(set: $legs to 8)
(set: $arms to 8)
[[Mind|An Offering]] or [[Matter?|An Offering]]
(set: $tail to 1)
RED FISHAnd boy howdy that is what I did do.
Well, not quite all at [[once]].
I watched it over winter break in Hong Kong, signing on for a [[bad action movie|Action movies]].//
It's two in the morning. Zach, your younger brother, (and undeniably the better of you both, you are always the first to admit) is asleep at two am. Because he is a good child.
You're up thinking about what your dogs would look like if you turned them into kaiju.
You're up thinking about the designs of these things, picking them apart, hognose bat, bulldog, gorilla, hammerhead, goblin shark, king crab, an... ocean sunfish?
You're up thinking about alternatives to giant robots, and maybe using your sword earlier on in the movie. (but none of them are quite as cool)
You're up thinking about [[silicon-based|Two Digression - Kaiju]] life.
You're up thinking about spider webs.
Hypothesis: Silicon-based life forms evolve at a slower rate then their carbon-based brethren. They would be simpler, smaller.
This has always been the running theory.
But the monsters coming out of the wormhole at the bottom of the mariana trench are definitely silicon, and anything but small.
so either his brain has gotten something wrong (because that's a thing it does so often, gets things wrong, ha.)
There are some [[space-time]] shenanigans going on here.
//(alert:"WARNING, FUCKERY DETECTED")
VAR: (TENDONS) HAS BEEN SET TO 25'
//Wait! Hold the door! Stop the door please!//
(set: $tendons to 25)
[[VAR: (TENDONS) CANNOT BE STOPPED|An Offering]]//
Who names their variables after body parts? What kind of asinine-
What else would you name them? "Abstract logic concept A?" Oooh or we could even get a little creative- I know! "Abstract logic concept B!"
[[BACK|Three's Ruleguide]]Considering he died there.
(Set: $shoes to 1)
[[BACK|Passive]]Kaijū (怪獣 kaijū) Meaning: "strange beast"
[[BACK TO THE ARCHIVES|The Archives]]You could say it was... a monster of a costume.
(set: $tail to 0)
[[BACK|Constructed]]"That wasn't a human, it was a thing. My mother was killed as a thing. Not as a human."
(set: $skin to 0)
[[BACK|Constructed]]//...Remember that the water breaking above won't even factor you in to the equation if a mistake is made, that down here, sharks are not the things you should be afraid of.
Remember that the ragged sand beneath you once built mountains.
that you are swimming in a graveyard.
Remember the young marines that die here every month in their twenty year old stupidity, reported and recorded as another tally.
There’s always another engrained with overconfidence, crushed by the tide till the ocean decides to return them in one piece or many or none at all, whatever’s left of them residing in the sea scum scattered along the coast,
Remember you are not nearly as hearty as they were,
but maybe that’s a good thing.
And here; you become the [[in between]], observing the corpses of fish, their scales shimmering along with the gilded wave crests melding together as they bend over the horizon.//
//You're in bed, going to sleep.
After rolling around, pushed by the waves.
Your brain does something a little funny,
and when you close your eyes,
you swear you're back in the water.
You let the phantom movements rock you to sleep.
[[Years later]]//You're in bed, going to sleep.
It's been a hard day, tendons are finicky and they don't take well to needles and thread.
So you add a hammer to the already volatile mix. It seams(HA) to work.
It's kinda fun, in a way. You've gotten used to the texture of sewing through fat and sinew. There's a tension you have to push against at just the right angle that you've learned how to feel through the needle. Successfully stringing two together creates a strange (and oddly visceral) sense of satisfaction.
After four hours of this though? You're ready to pass out.
You lay down.
And you dont know how the hell it happens, but,
Your brain replicates the sensation of needle pushing through meat-
You bolt upward.
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