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 Post subject: Re: Madame Psychosis (spoiler)
PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:19 am 
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NoGoodAtTennis wrote:

expect that she was hit by the acid, but the resulting transformation was transcendent to the point where her appearance could not be borne by ordinary mortals. In the Entertainment, she is "not exactly" veiled, and seen through an infant's eyes her appearance becomes a fatal fascination---the mother who has killed you in a previous life.

The earlier part of the Entertainment, where she is met by an old aquaintance in a revolving door. How is that aquaintance supposed to recognize her?

The acid is not disfiguring, it is an agent of transcendence.

LSD is of course an "acid". What about DMZ?


Bravo. And I keep bringing up the transcendence aspect in parallel to the
part of "Canadian" land that we are lead to believe is polluted beyond habitability
because of the garbage we are dumping there, but it turns out, just the opposite:
The land is so too lush and fertile to sustain life and the trash we are dumping there
to slow down this process just gets eaten up.

So Joelle is not deformed, but then again...she really is.


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