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ignore me [Aug. 8th, 2001|11:34 pm]
Roy Janik
"No one can see me."

"Don't be silly."

"It's true. Watch."

The boy ran out in the street, and true enough, no one took any notice. The people seemed to melt around him, passing by safely with mere inches between them. He played at the game a little more. He yelled, he danced, he screamed as loud as he could. Nothing.

Happy that he had proven his point the boy scampered back to the shadows, where his companion waited.

"See, I told you. No one can see me."

"The birds do."

"They're just hoping that I'll die, I'm sure, so they can eat me. Besides, they can see everything."

"Why can't you be seen by people, then?"

"Here's a secret. they really do know I'm here, but they're pretending not to. It's a crazy game we're playing. I do my best to catch their attention, and they do their best to ignore me. For the most part, they win."

"Aren't you lonely?"

"Nah. I'm happy. The world is moving, alive with beauty. It would be way too hard to feel bad. Every moment of life is filled with energy and joy."

The companion began to eye his friend oddly.

"You're not like the other kids. They're sad all the time."

"No reason to be at all. They should take a look around."

"What's your name?"

The boy with the golden eyes smiled.
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[User Picture]From: todfox
2001-08-08 09:47 pm (UTC)
I like this a lot. Is there more? :)
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2001-08-08 10:00 pm (UTC)
yup, although in no state of completeness. Check out http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/zinereem/firebrand/index.html for some of it. I'm working on it right now, typing in all the segments I wrote over the past months. Thanks for the kind words.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2001-08-09 08:45 am (UTC)

Re: "Grakle grakle?"

Actually, it's part of "Firebrand", my other story, but this and a few other scenes are bridges into "Fat Grackle" when I write. The boy with the golden eyes appears in both, though he'll play a larger role in the latter.
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[User Picture]From: swordfish
2001-08-09 08:16 am (UTC)

hmm

remind anyone else of "supertoys last all summer long"?
yay roy.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2001-08-09 08:43 am (UTC)

Re: hmm

Yeah, sortof. Hadn't read that when I wrote that, though. Here's a short list of other things it reminds me of:

1. Neverwhere
2. That one Twilight Zone Episode
3. One scene in the Restaurant at the End of the Universe.
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[User Picture]From: pezzy
2001-08-09 08:38 pm (UTC)

yeah.

i was thinking neverwhere.
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[User Picture]From: nekomouser
2001-08-09 09:10 am (UTC)

Re: hmm

No, but I did see a movie recently that was kinda like Supertoys, just way off and wrong.
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From: (Anonymous)
2001-08-10 11:55 pm (UTC)
Wow. Just wow.

You are very cool, you know that?
--anon-o-mouse
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