Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Conversation.

Genevieve

He got writer's block and felt like he was just rehashing things that had already been said

Genevieve

Happens to the best of us, I s'pose

Travis

EVERYTHING'S already been said

as a comics fan, he should know that!

i've been thinking lately

Genevieve

Whatcha been thinking

Travis

i wonder if there was a period, way back in the way way back, before people even bothered to write stuff on the sides of vases...

where the old stories started to solidify after generations of being kind of fluid

Genevieve

that's a long ass time ago

Travis

in the same way that superhero comics are just retelling the same ten stories about a character

these days i mean

like two old guys picking olives, yelling at each other, "Athena's a virgin! that story with Hercules isn't in continuity anymore!"

Genevieve

Haha! That should be the opening to a story

Travis

"forget that story where Zeus turned to pure lightning and had to wear magic armor to fight the titans! that story's stupid! kill him before he writes that down!"

Genevieve

"Take the lyre away from that guy before he fucks up another story!"

Travis

yeah

see what i mean?

i fear we're doomed to retell these same stories over and over

Genevieve

It's true, and you could probably break down every story into a handful of archetypes, but thankfully, we are a short-sighted race, and are easily tricked into watching the same romantic comedy that we watched four months ago with different actors.

1 comment:

Chris Hoover said...

That was just...just wonderful.