Odd resemblence....

Postby Tabias on Sun Jun 10, 2001 7:01 am

I thought this was odd... I was going through some files on my hard drive today, and I found this image in a directory I used to store stuff that inspired me in a project I was working on a few years ago. It's an old russian movie poster (I can't remember the site I got it from), but the first thing I thought as I viewed it today was: that's David DiAngelo.<P> <IMG SRC="http://tabias.com/kaboomba/idea.jpg"> <P>Fighting Nazis in a Russian movie made a few decades ago? That must have been a very odd job indeed.<P>Thought I'd share an example of Odd Jobs leaking into my conciousness... Keep up the great work!<P>------------------
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Postby Somebody Strange on Mon Jun 11, 2001 6:42 am

Speaking of Odd Jobs leaking into one's consciousness, I had a long, involved dream last night in which I was actually working with David DiAngelo, investigating an underground (by which I literally mean both secret and subterranean) network of Chinese-American smugglers. It was a very odd feeling -- in the bizarre logic of dreams, we were rendered temporarily invisible (which really was irrelevant and I don't know why I brought it up). Anyway, we were doing two jobs simultaneously. We had been hired by a frail Chinese woman to get some "mystical" Chinese potion from this ring of people illegally importing herbs and drugs from Hong Kong; she believed it was the only thing that would save her. However, we were also contacted by an FBI agent that was trying to shut down their smuggling ring and felt we were his best chance of "getting on the inside," since we would be purchasing this potion for this lady. He was sympathetic to her plight, but offered a handsome sum. The ethical dilemma was the focus of the dream. It was very involved.<P>Tim, I'd just like to tell you again what a wonderful thing you're doing here. It's captured my imagination, even to the extent of influencing my dreams. I can't wait for the new story.<P>--Strange/Dave<P>------------------
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Postby Tim Broderick on Mon Jun 11, 2001 7:55 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Tabias:
<B> <IMG SRC="http://tabias.com/kaboomba/idea.jpg"> <P>Fighting Nazis in a Russian movie made a few decades ago? That must have been a very odd job indeed.<P>Thought I'd share an example of Odd Jobs leaking into my conciousness... Keep up the great work!<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Thanks Tabias! That's really cool. In my own mind, David's lineage goes back at least to Corto Maltese, a character created by Hugo Pratt. I'm going to put a link up to a very cool site. Pratt died in 1995, but I just found out about it. He was kind of the Hemingway of the comics world. <P>Corto died in Spain, after WWI, fighting against the facists. <P>So I'm thinking David is his great, great, great grandson.<P><P>------------------
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Postby Tim Broderick on Mon Jun 11, 2001 7:58 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Somebody Strange:
<B>The ethical dilemma was the focus of the dream. It was very involved.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>So how does it end? Or have you worked that out yet?<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>
Tim, I'd just like to tell you again what a wonderful thing you're doing here. It's captured my imagination, even to the extent of influencing my dreams. I can't wait for the new story.<P>--Strange/Dave<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Thanks Dave. I've already started uploading the next story. I'm really excited about the new strip size too - I may have to upsize the text a bit but so far it feels good. <P>Glad you're enjoying the ride.<P><P>------------------
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Postby Somebody Strange on Tue Jun 12, 2001 5:29 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Tim Broderick:
<B>So how does it end? Or have you worked that out yet?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>No, surprisingly I haven't figured out a good ending for it. I sort of set it aside as the dream it was and didn't return to it. That's VERY unusual for me, actually. I probably had the subconscious urge to <i>not</i> get too involved with it, since I'm still struggling with getting through the first draft of my novel, and still working on my own comic strip, and just don't have room for more side projects just now. But I <i>will</i> file it away for future reference. There really was no resolution to the dream, but it was one of the most intensely visual dreams I've ever had -- colors that would make an excellent movie, and special effects that frightened the bejesus outta me. (I didn't mention that whatever it was that rendered us temporarily invisible -- that weird side trip -- also gave us massive hallucinations; however, we were able to recognize and acknowledge their unreality, so we just <i>dealt</i> with it.) My hallucinations were very graphically mummified, gray, rotting body parts -- mostly hands (which I'm sure came from Odd Jobs as well), but some faceless skulls and so forth -- rising up from the ground and flying towards me. All of them missed by inches. Again, it was pretty irrelevant to the story, since if I ever wrote it I'm sure I would leave out the invisibility, but it was so visually complete that I woke up feeling like I'd been to the movies.<P>--Strange/Dave<P>------------------
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