Monday, September 29, 2003
"It's Nature's Way" - SSRI's, Accutane. "My Sphinx is a jinx."
Maya softly breaks the skin on Darius' neck, as though he himself is a tropical fruit.
I got you X (new caps/new skin color/makeover) for your birthday. (She reverses it afterwards).
It can't stop the degeneration, but it can restore the thread between the past and the present.
Must choose between induced happiness and connex to past.
Sales are poor. Ignorance IS Bliss (causal relationship)
posted by Jerry 3:30 PM
MAYA character profile:
Maya is an outcast b/c she WORKS.
She downplays her external self, isn't self-publicizing.
Alarm is explicit: You have a meeting at 9am today. May I suggest a flattering skirt? Something to accentuate your cheekbones, etc.
Maya hits snooze.
Mother subsidizes her (thereby infantilizing Maya) - Why didn't you tell me you were running so low?
You're so stubborn.
Can't be genetic...
posted by Jerry 3:15 PM
Tristan Da Cunha: Maya is out of her depth. She is forced to interact and be aggressive.
Do you think we're the missing link or something?
Where did you get that idea?
We read you know. And WE have a history.
posted by Jerry 3:09 PM
Think of BRAZIL and the Buttle/Tuttle switch. Pryce b/c a terrorist.
Strangelove - they THINK we're under attack and so we have to respond accordinly.
DATA is fused with a VIRUS by the competitor (a third which hopes to get into the game???) Or does the error happen completely randomly? In any case, it changes the chemical data from X to Y. While Maya comes across a synthetic answer, we find that it doesn't exist in nature. Sale to rival is worthless. They are shamed.
LONGterm side effects of MODERNITY make folks nuts/affect immune/nervous systems.
What if a leading mfg. of SSRI's/merged with Cosmetic - repercussions?
Stevie manifests these.
Perhaps saddest side effect - can access the memories that were decommissioned.
At least old folks had their memories. Not any more.
When I was your age, your grandmother told me how comforting memories were in her old age.
posted by Jerry 3:04 PM
Turner likes (to be) HUMILIATED. What kind of dominatrix? Jen
This is "a hostile takeover."
Take your pants off. I'm going to raise welts on your flat, pale ass.
Intercoms: Hold all my calls. Tell them, "Mr. Black is indisposed."
She unspools some duct tape or a spoon to impede his speech.
You can't come in here. Mr. Black isn't available.
Maya barges in.
she kicks him in the nuts. He cramps up, falls over.
to receptionist: Better get some ice.
posted by Jerry 2:57 PM
Turner plays a larger role. He is the Yang to Stevie's Yin.
Maya finds them both contemptible, but is attracted to him (and attract/repel to the concept of POWER.)
Turner has an addiction to success. He's had a run of 10 years and feels it all slipping from him.
"Are we gaining? Cause if you're not moving (shark) you're drowning.
Scents that Glaxo has marketed: Oblivion, BeCalmed, Carpe, Youth, Eros, Flux (next stop in oblivion)
posted by Jerry 2:54 PM
Act I: Plot Point 1 - Methusaleh Gene is found "on paper"
Maya leaves for TdC
Act II (Midpoint) After initial resistance, Maya convinces the council to cooperate. (Finds a scent?)
Act III: They agree only to double cross her and sell to the highest bidder - but it's really Dante's genetic makeup that is the clinch - he skews the results (could Dante be eternal? Nah.) What about Happy? Maya learns that she'd be happiest away from society in TdC, but haven't touched it has changed it 4ever?
posted by Jerry 2:43 PM
Everything is Public. This creates a new premium on Secrecy.
Character name: ORI
In Tristan Da Cunha: total anonymity. We must see Maya as (newly) famous prior to leaving for TdC.
"Our greatness lies not in our nature but in our/the struggle against our nature." -Find attribution.
posted by Jerry 2:41 PM
Tuesday, September 09, 2003
FAME - A NEW GENERATION: REUSE, RECYCLE.
OZZY OZBOURNE - THE SECOND TIME'S A CHARM.
posted by Jerry 6:57 PM
Sunday, September 07, 2003
FRENZY of RENOWN MEETS GEN X.
American Pie not possible any more? Construction of an allegory of culture...
QA: If google were a celebrity who would it be? (BILL TiPPER story.)
posted by Jerry 8:54 PM
Research HABAD for a possible sitcom spec - Wanda or else.
posted by Jerry 8:37 PM
Saturday, September 06, 2003
F A M E : REMEMBER MY NAME NOTES.
lyrics from Bette Davis Eyes
From Marathon Man: "Is it Safe?" To go bags
the Loud family
to online: Hot or NOt. Dating Sites. # Winks, Hits, Standings.
porn --> theaters (Dworkin) Video --> Web (amateurs and celebs)
"actual celebs" are jealous.
Tape from Leno appearance of Ben Affleck after Gigli was trounced reading his neg reviews. Beniffer.
Ca Recall Race. Arnold
Trudeau Ventura Sonny Bono
posted by Jerry 8:42 PM
Thursday, September 04, 2003
nancy is still here.
posted by Jerry 11:23 PM