this is gonna be weird

Dorian E. Gray israfel at
Wed Nov 17 18:14:14 EST 2004

Jon replied to me...

> > Yes, I've been toying with an aspect of that notion
> > for a year or so, after
> > seeing a graffito which read "Alison loves Carlow"
> > (Carlow is a town and a
> > county here).  The writer *could* just have meant
> > that Alison really likes
> > living in Carlow (or maybe would like to), but I
> > read it as Alison loving
> > Carlow the way her mate Mary loves Joe.  So I have
> > this half-assed idea for
> > Alison and Carlow's love story.
> I'm grappling with the notion of the consumation of
> this relationship. Handled well it could be great
> story if that love was recripocated (or even if on
> Carlow's part is was just lust)*

Heh, yeah, that's part of what's giving me trouble with the idea, along with
how the hell does someone fall in love (in that way) with a *place* in the
first place.  I suspect that once I figure out the latter, the former may
solve itself.

> > DWJ has sort of done something like this
> > personification already, with
> > Salisbury & co. in "The Merlin Conspiracy".
> I was about to point out the same - DWJ is ahead of us
> all.

Part of what makes her so brilliant, no?


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