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24th-May-2008 02:44 am
Me: on Ferris wheel 2012-09-09
cathijosephine and I are at a deli in Times Square at 2:30am having pancakes and beer. I NY.
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24th-May-2008 12:33 pm (UTC)
pancakes and beer

Now there's a combination! Especially at 2:30 in the morning. Did you have maple syrup on them? I'm sure that makes it even better. :)
24th-May-2008 04:42 pm (UTC)
I bet I have been to that deli at a similar hour for a very similar reason. It's a really useful place.
24th-May-2008 05:32 pm (UTC)
1. I can totally see musicals being like porn (and in fact, it's occurred to me that if you gave a Bollywood director a huge-for-porn budget and told him/her to make a porn film, you'd have an amazing piece of work!), but I'm curious exactly what connection Gaiman was making.

(Oh, and have you seen the porn musical version of Alice in Wonderland, by the way? It's porn, and it's a musical, and it's also very earnest in that painful 60's/70's kind of way. Tragically out of print now.)

4. I'd totally be up for that if I were in town. Alas, not.
24th-May-2008 05:54 pm (UTC) - I think you didn't intend to reply to my comment
...but being the silly person that I am, I'll answer your questions anyway. :)

1.) Gaiman was making a distinction between genre fiction and fiction that happens to have a genre setting. As he put it "there are spy novels, and novels which happen to have spies in them." The comparison to musicals and porn came into play because they were examples of genre fiction, i.e., "the plot exists as a machine to get you from song to song or from sex scene to sex scene, and also to stop all the songs (or sex) from happening at the same time."

As to the Bollywood director making porn - I suspect you're right, and that Bollywood porn would be amazing.
25th-May-2008 02:16 am (UTC) - Re: I think you didn't intend to reply to my comment
Oops. That's very weird. All logic tells me it must have been human error on my part, but I had some very weird things going on before I posted that attempted reply to another comment in another journal, and I am giving my web browser and LiveJournal very suspicious looks, in case one of them can be intimidated into a confession.

But thanks for replying anyway! You must have been at the same talk as the person I was trying to reply to. (Or maybe it's a standard analogy Gaiman uses.)
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