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  • #16
    Originally posted by Nash
    Sword ? Are you talking about the blood syringe (or needle) ?
    Okay... is that the consensus, then?

    I will grant that it looks more like a syringe than a sword, but it is a broken syringe... and damnit... you're right. :(

    keyhole, key, syringe... right...

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Ellimist
      Originally posted by Nash
      Sword ? Are you talking about the blood syringe (or needle) ?
      Okay... is that the consensus, then?

      I will grant that it looks more like a syringe than a sword, but it is a broken syringe... and damnit... you're right. :(

      keyhole, key, syringe... right...
      but why a syringe/needle? (i know - why blue, why red, why anything)

      the sword makes more sense in the context of the minotaur myth, unless the labyrinth is really just a rehab clinic and the minotaur is just a junkie
      :?

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      • #18
        Originally posted by marsjams13
        but why a syringe/needle?
        Perhaps for a syringe's primary purpose(s): inject medicine (both preventive shots like anti-tetanus and curing shots like those 14 shots you get when a rabid dog bites you), take a blood sample.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by sutrix
          Perhaps for a syringe's primary purpose(s): inject medicine, take a blood sample.
          ok, i can see this, but for what purpose?

          for me, since it is in red, it relates to the minotaur

          i can understand the medicine in relation to johnny or PHL, but. . .i'm missing something

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          • #20
            Originally posted by marsjams13
            Originally posted by sutrix
            Perhaps for a syringe's primary purpose(s): inject medicine, take a blood sample.
            ok, i can see this, but for what purpose?
            Search me. :?

            I don't know either. But then I don't know why the key is the key and the keyhole is the keyhole, either.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by sutrix
              I don't know why the key is the key and the keyhole is the keyhole, either.
              To torment us. To trick us into believing that the key fits into the keyhole, that there is a way to solve it all.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Ellimist
                Originally posted by Nash
                Sword ? Are you talking about the blood syringe (or needle) ?
                Okay... is that the consensus, then?
                Absolutely not ! 8)

                Syringe --> Drug
                Needle --> Tattoo

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                • #23
                  I don't have my book with me but is there any way to combine the words from the key section with those of the keyhole section?

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Variable
                    I don't have my book with me but is there any way to combine the words from the key section with those of the keyhole section?
                    hold on. . .let me cut out my key #-o

                    :)

                    it looks like physically it could fit, except that the key is bigger, but maybe i'm missing the textual relation, other than the mention of a playwright (Chiclitz?)

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by marsjams13
                      (Chiclitz?)
                      Chic lit? Isn't that a hip term for new generation female authors' books?

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by sutrix
                        Originally posted by marsjams13
                        (Chiclitz?)
                        Chic lit? Isn't that a hip term for new generation female authors' books?
                        Chiclitz --> Pynchon

                        It is also a pseudo used by MZD to register "Far from Home".

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Nash

                          Chiclitz --> Pynchon

                          It is also a pseudo used by MZD to register "Far from Home".
                          That's great to know

                          :-k ok, my head's starting to hurt.

                          Most likely MZD originally got the pseudo from Pynchon, but to me the more interesting thing is that Zampano references a fictional play written by MZD's pseudonym.

                          i haven't thought through the implications of this yet

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                          • #28
                            MZD wrote HoL too, you know.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by fearful_syzygy
                              MZD wrote HoL too, you know.
                              Dude, wasn't it Pelafina? See, the evidence is right there in the Whalestoe Letters. The coded message reads, My dear Zampano who did you lose!

                              And also, there's a checkmark on p. 97, didn't you notice?

                              And dude, like, Zampano's footnote uses Pelafina's code! What more proof do you need! Like, like, it's all so clear.



                              (Sorry, I couldn't resist.)

                              BUt seriously, though: other than wiseass effect, why does the MARK Z DANIELEWSKI footnote exist? Is Mark Danielewski the mystical Editors?

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by sutrix
                                BUt seriously, though: other than wiseass effect, why does the MARK Z DANIELEWSKI footnote exist? Is Mark Danielewski the mystical Editors?
                                He's intruding on his own work. Like he is here.

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