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PostSubject: Spacedust And Chaos, wherein Nothing Makes Any Sense At All   Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:25 pm

This has got to be my very favorite Oldie ever. I would give my eyeteeth to hear Tom Baker do a dramatic reading of this. Spacedust And Chaos: A Requiem, by Chuck Williamson. It's been said that this fic sets the bar for purple prose, and the bar is high indeed.

It's also technically NWS, but you'd hardly know it.

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Transient footsteps, old ghosts clamored with dumb homilies dragging ectoplasmic chains at their sides, spectral overcoats hiding naked
shames for the past had no place in the house of lepers, hypochondriacs, quadriplegics, junkies, senescence, the downtrodden, the weak, the cancerous, the dead and buried.
I dare, nay, I defy anyone to find a single, comprehensible thought in that sentence. Or in this one.

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Shell-shocked, eyes peeled from the back of her pupils by the glaring overhead light emitted from above, she screamed and screamed and screamed, cathartic pleas from the bottom of her spine up to a gray skull and the sorrow-stained residue in-between.
I think my favorite part of this second sentence is that her eyes are peeling from her pupils, which I think means that either her eyeballs are being turned inside out, or are being dragged into her brain. Either way, it sounds painful.
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PostSubject: Re: Spacedust And Chaos, wherein Nothing Makes Any Sense At All   Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:43 am

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Shell-shocked, eyes peeled from the back of her pupils by the glaring overhead light emitted from above, she screamed and screamed and screamed, cathartic pleas from the bottom of her spine up to a gray skull and the sorrow-stained residue in-between.

All I could think is "BY THE POWER OF GREY SKULL!"
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PostSubject: Re: Spacedust And Chaos, wherein Nothing Makes Any Sense At All   Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:40 pm

I just tried to access that link...all I got was a blank screen.
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PostSubject: Re: Spacedust And Chaos, wherein Nothing Makes Any Sense At All   Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:27 pm

Same with me.
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PostSubject: Re: Spacedust And Chaos, wherein Nothing Makes Any Sense At All   Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:38 am

It looks like the fic's been taken down from FF.net as well.

Hmmm.
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PostSubject: Re: Spacedust And Chaos, wherein Nothing Makes Any Sense At All   Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:25 pm

Well, if I ever resurrect my old compy, I do have a copy of it, so I don't think it's gone forever. But my google-fu is failing me at finding web copies.

*laments the loss of her favorite oldie*

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PostSubject: Re: Spacedust And Chaos, wherein Nothing Makes Any Sense At All   Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:34 pm

We have recovered it, ladies and dudes!

Spacedust And Chaos: The Full Monty

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PostSubject: Re: Spacedust And Chaos, wherein Nothing Makes Any Sense At All   Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:20 pm

OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH. I wanted to show this to my fiction teacher!
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PostSubject: Re: Spacedust And Chaos, wherein Nothing Makes Any Sense At All   Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:04 pm

KelinciHutan wrote:
We have recovered it, ladies and dudes!

Spacedust And Chaos: The Full Monty

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PostSubject: Re: Spacedust And Chaos, wherein Nothing Makes Any Sense At All   Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:07 am

I am snarking this as we speak!
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PostSubject: Re: Spacedust And Chaos, wherein Nothing Makes Any Sense At All   Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:28 pm

Double-posting to make this jump to the top.

Moar edit: Awesome, got everybody I need! Thanks all, I'll send out the script shortly.


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PostSubject: Re: Spacedust And Chaos, wherein Nothing Makes Any Sense At All   Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:45 pm

I don't know if I can record for it (though I want to, I've got a new roomate that doesn't leave that much), but I'll be glad to provide some background music.
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PostSubject: Re: Spacedust And Chaos, wherein Nothing Makes Any Sense At All   Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:51 pm

That'd be awesome; I was pondering adding background music but I don't have much I could use for it.

You want me to send you the finished recording and you can artfully add some back-up?
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PostSubject: Re: Spacedust And Chaos, wherein Nothing Makes Any Sense At All   Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:06 pm

(I originally just posted "sure", but it made me sound like Chris. SO HERE'S A CAP FOR Y'ALL)

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PostSubject: Re: Spacedust And Chaos, wherein Nothing Makes Any Sense At All   Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:12 pm

I have Audacity, and I can do male or female voice.
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PostSubject: Re: Spacedust And Chaos, wherein Nothing Makes Any Sense At All   Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:13 pm

Awesomesauce, Zeiss.

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I have Audacity, and I can do male or female voice.

You're in, Unskilled. I've sent the script out! \o/
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PostSubject: Re: Spacedust And Chaos, wherein Nothing Makes Any Sense At All   Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:50 am

Mmm, I remember this so well. It's one of my favourite Oldies, because it's just.... there's no eye-bleaching horror, no terrible spelling a la legolas by laura - it's just this perfectly incomprehensible block of thesaurus-vomit. It's beautiful.

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Time will carry on undeterred and the
respirators will die in a wearied mechanical whir, a symmetrical din, a
death knell shall toll, men and woman shall weep for they knew this
girl, this very special girl, but our youth is ever lasting, the
erudite banquet of love eternal, in dreams, in music, in a requiem
where men, women, and old ghosts long forgotten waltz in the pale
moonlight, the rapturous and the sincere, and if you look hard in the
distance you will find two girls, frolicking in verdant fields between
Heaven and Hell, underneath the cerulean skies.
I mean, look at this crap: "Erudite banquet of love eternal"? I don't think that word means what you think it means.

But then, the same could be said for this entire fic. Oh god, what a glorious travesty. If there ever was a challenger to The Eye of Argon in awkward sentence-structure and abuse of a thesaurus, this is it.
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PostSubject: Re: Spacedust And Chaos, wherein Nothing Makes Any Sense At All   Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:09 pm

Nihilist got schoolwork dumped all over him, so we're back to needing one more voice! Anybody want to read Asuka?

Okay, we're good Razz


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PostSubject: Re: Spacedust And Chaos, wherein Nothing Makes Any Sense At All   Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:10 am

It could be beautiful, and that's the worst part.
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PostSubject: Re: Spacedust And Chaos, wherein Nothing Makes Any Sense At All   Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:36 pm

The link died again.

So, once more, here is a new link to this fic: https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=12o0GdN_lcYJpONYcVG-3G7knPazr3wCiW61KkgtA39Q

Let's see Google vanish from the face of the net, taking Spacedust with it!

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PostSubject: Re: Spacedust And Chaos, wherein Nothing Makes Any Sense At All   Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:55 pm


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"Asuka..." But Rei's preamble was cut short, strangled mid-articulation, the howl of the wind and trees croaked with her as the infinite cosmos absolved itself into a dew,

Resolved perhaps? Otherwise, how the heck does the cosmos absolve itself? From what sin?

It gave me a headache just trying to read it. Good luck to the readers attempting it.

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It was an operatic ballad, doleful and disposed to dreamscapes, and it stopped shortly thereafter, as Asuka, wild-eyed with animal grace, held herself upward, turned her head upon the callous form of Rei Ayanami, who was seemingly dressed casually, the seams of her school uniform taut and immaculate.

The point of a school uniform is that it isn't casual. It's a uniform, therefore formal wear.
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PostSubject: Re: Spacedust And Chaos, wherein Nothing Makes Any Sense At All   Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:28 pm

Summercorn wrote:

Otherwise, how the heck does the cosmos absolve itself? From what sin?
From the sin of existing within this fic.
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PostSubject: Re: Spacedust And Chaos, wherein Nothing Makes Any Sense At All   Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:58 am

So what, this is is just Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Novelization?
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