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Intratextual thinking…

Here’s an exchange for you from the Nexus. Possibly my favourite in some time. Discussing the latest issue of Grant Morrison’s Invisibles…

IANJONES: And what struck me about this issue is how full of references to incidents in my own life it is. I will not go on about them because its dull. I imagine you all found similar references however, in which case the comic has achieved a kind reification of the hologramatic universe and the surface of magic mirror.

GANESHA: Yeah, it reminds me of how I daubed myself with my friend’s ashes last year, and that time we infiltrated the cyphermen factory.

IANJONES: I was actually thinking a little more intratextually than that.

Well it made me laugh. For those of you that are interested, I have put up as many of the annotations for the new issue as I could, and there you go…

I haven’t been suggesting many sites recently. However I can wholeheartedly recommend k10k.com for its design nous alone. Expect heavy influence on barbelith from them…

What else has happened to me recently? I won the soundtrack to Fight Club in a bizarre online competition accident. I’d tell you more, but I think I’m on to a “nice little earner”. It’s wonderfully moody and cool in places (and drags like buggery in other places). All I can say is, like most music, it just gets better the louder you play it.

I went to see EDtv, but don’t think it interesting enough to write an epinion about. You shouldn’t let that stop you watching it though – it’s an idle afternoon’s entertainment.

I have just found a book by Huysmans (you should all read his stuff – I swear it is wonderful) called La Bas, which includes first hand information on fin de si├Ęcle 19th Century Black Masses. A must buy.

Let me just undercut my “supercool” image by mentioning at this point that the Buffy the Vampire Slayer three video boxed set of the first half of the first series is now available in UK shops.