Conversations of a Lesser Quality.

Kristen

Doesn’t the phrase Children of a Lesser God inspire some sort of fear or awe in you?

Mouse

Yes.

Kristen

Doesn’t it make you feel terror?

Like, my God, who are these children?

Mouse

Um.  It just sounds incredible

Makes you think.

Kristen

It sounds epic.

Mouse

So many things.

Kristen

Fuck that guy for taking that title for a play about deaf people.

Mouse

Oh.  Lameeee.

Kristen

See?

Mouse

Do you think you could actually write something to live up that?

Kristen

No.

Mouse

Of course not.

Kristen

Seriously, I would only trust that title to someone like, dead.

Mouse

It would have to be something apocalyptic.

Or about the inherent flaws in all of us.

Kristen

About the holocaust.

Yes!  Thank you!  I am being validated.

It should be like this esoteric mind numbingly wonderful epic work.

Mouse

Well it all stems from my hatred of the deaf.

Kristen

People should weep at it.

Mouse

Should be like phone book sized and when you read it your life would be forever changed.

Kristen

Like War and Peace!

And your ears bleed.

Mouse

Seriously, what’s with the exclamation points?

They are to be rationed and used sparingly.

Kristen

No, I’m using them all up tonight then.

Seriously, no one has ever agreed with me on this.

Mouse

Fuck you.

We agreed to ration.

There’s none left.

Are you happy?

Kristen

The gulf of exclamation points is empty?

Mouse

Now Rodriguez is starving, and he can’t emote that energetically.

Kristen

Would it be like an Eternal Sunshine thing?

Being John Malkovich?

Darker?

Mouse

Probably.

Kristen

Children of Men.

Mouse

Yes, but not that.

But thematically along the same vein.

Kristen

The hopelessness.

Hopelessness is really the most horrible thing

Mouse

This should be a fucking story where no one gets to be happy.

Not a fucking lame ass love story.

Kristen

Exactly.  It should end like Hamlet.

Everyone’s dead.

Mouse

YES

We’re all fucked from the start basically.

Everyone. all the characters.

Everyone just gets progressively more fucked.

Until they’re fucked dead.

Kristen

I want to write that story but I wouldn’t do it justice and the fucking title has already been used.

I am so blogging this.

Mouse

I knew it.

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~ by atypicalsnowman on July 21, 2008.

4 Responses to “Conversations of a Lesser Quality.”

  1. you are such an idiot.

  2. Oh, believe me we know. You didn’t have to post that anonymously.

  3. Why take it from the point of the Children? ‘Lesser God’ has reams more potential for ditching the rationing of punctuation. Just think of the possibilities; the finite options before vacuum. Of course the main reason is the ending: spiritual silence!

    May I say, “Hi, Mouse”?

    (One trounced from each column – I think.)

  4. I never even considered that but now that you mentioned it I am now wondering who these ‘lesser gods’ are. Gosh, that’s terrifying.

    Will send Mouse your regards though he usually comes by here fairly often.

    ps. Forgot how often I swear in conversation with him. Apologies.

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