10/20/2004 - So 2,515. Yeah, anyhow, ahem, so a year or so ago Dylan Horrocks reccommended to me the book W, of the Memory of a Childhood by Georges Perec. Basically Dylan seemed to find the juxtaposition of the two stories, told simultaneously, to be interesting (gross simplification so as to not put words in his mouth). As did I, but it was interesting to me in that slow on the back-burner kind of way. Recently it's come up again because I've been looking for something to add dimension to the graphic novel I'm slowly slowly writing. And I began noticing it in quite a few things which I liked, such as most of Jeannette Winterson's works, and umm... in a few other places with unfortunately escape my crummy memory at this late hour. Damnit. :sigh: Anyhow, I'm not sure I will utilize it in the "graphic novel" project, but more amusingly, and to the point of this anecdote, it seems to have cropped up in today's and tomorrow's strip, inasmuch as it would fit into the bruno world. I say that because what's happening in both strips are related at points, but are in many ways unrelated, that there's something more in the relation of the two events, that describe each other, or define some other diminsion to it that may not be able to be gotten across otherwise.
My subconcious is always being terribly more clever than I am. But such is how it is.