Showing posts with label Apophenia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Apophenia. Show all posts

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

He Bounces Back





 And Joker walks away-- heads for the sliding glass doors. Only the motion detector doesn't engage--

 AND HE SLAMS RIGHT INTO THE GLASS DOOR.

 HARD.

 He bounces back.



61 EXT. CITY HOSPITAL, ER - NIGHT 61

 Joker sits on a bench outside the bustling emergency room. He's getting some fresh air, but he picked a weird spot to do it.

 He watches the sick and dying being rushed through the glass doors. Opening and closing. This happens in the background throughout the scene. 62. 

The two detectives walk up to Joker, interrupting him watching the doors. Gotham police detectives, GARRITY (50's), grey hair, and BURKE (30's), his partner.

 DET. GARRITY
Mr. Fleck, sorry to bother you, I'm Detective Garrity, this is my partner Detective Burke.

Joker looks up at them. Doesn't say anything.

DET. GARRITY
We had a few questions for you, but you weren't home. 
So we spoke to your mother.

JOKER
You did this to her?

DET. GARRITY
What? No. 
We just asked her some questions and she started getting hysterical-- 
hyperventilating, trouble speaking-- then she collapsed. 
Hit her head pretty hard.

 JOKER 
They told me she had a stroke.

Beat.

 DET. GARRITY 
Sorry to hear that.

AND JOKER BURSTS OUT LAUGHING, he can't stop it.

The detectives are taken aback. 
They don't know what to make of him laughing.
They share a look.

 DET. BURKE 
(confused
I'm lost. Is something funny?

JOKER 
(laughter choking up in his throat
No I,-- I have a, a--

Tears rolling down his face, he takes out one of his cards and hands it to Det. Burke. Burke glances over the card, a skeptical look on his face. 

 DET. BURKE 
Okay. But we have some questions for you.

 DET. GARRITY 
About those subway killings from a few weeks ago.

Joker pauses for a moment, his laughter subsiding. He holds his breath.

 JOKER 
I don't know anything about that.

 DET. GARRITY 
We have an eyewitness who described a white male, about 6 feet tall, in clown make up. Or a clown mask. 
Spoke to your boss at Ha-Ha's, Mr. Vaughn, and he said you were on a job the day of the shooting.

Joker's still holding his breath, he nods yes.

 DET. GARRITY (just continues
He also said you got fired that day,-- 
For bringing a gun into the children's hospital.

And Joker cracks up again, his laughter coming back harder-- He covers his mouth with his hand, shaking his head no, his face now turning red.

 DET. GARRITY 
You weren't fired?

Joker catches his breath as the intensity of his laughter starts to wane, petering out.

JOKER 
Not for having a gun. That was prop gun. Part of my act.

Joker's laughter finally stops for good.

 DET. BURKE 
So why were you fired?

 JOKER 
They said I wasn't funny.

The detectives share another look.

 Joker stands up.

 JOKER 
Now, if you don't mind, I have to go back and look after my mother.

 Detective Burke steps close to him, holds up the card that Joker handed him--

DET. BURKE
Hey lemme ask you a question? This condition of yours,-- 
Is This Real or is this like some sorta Clown Thing?

 JOKER 
"Clown thing?"

DET. BURKE 
I mean, is it part of your act?

JOKER 
What do you think?

 And Joker walks away-- heads for the sliding glass doors. Only the motion detector doesn't engage--

 AND HE SLAMS RIGHT INTO THE GLASS DOOR.

 HARD.

 He bounces back.

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Involvement


 
"...that idea of The Far-Off Man, way, way out there, but 

What does The Hermit tell us...?

Romana has broken The Cardinal Rule of Gallifrey. 

She has become involved
and in a pretty permanent sort of way. 


The lonelier you are, the more you're joined together with
 everything else. "







(They sit on a small stone bench.)
DOCTOR: 
Have you seen the state of the time column recently? 
Wheezing like a grampus.

ADRIC: 
But it will get us to Gallifrey, won't it? 

DOCTOR: 

Gallifrey? Oh yes, yes. 
Are you really set on going to Gallifrey? 

ADRIC: 
Yes. 

DOCTOR: 

Oh. 

ADRIC: 

That is where we're going, isn't it? 

DOCTOR: 
That's one of the questions I was just pondering. 
There's bound to be an awful lot of fuss about Romana. 
Why she stayed in E-space, official investigations, that sort of thing. 

ADRIC: 
The Time Lords won't approve? 

DOCTOR:
What? She has broken The Cardinal Rule of Gallifrey. 
She has become involved
and in a pretty permanent sort of way. 

I think that you and I should let a few oceans flow under a few bridges before we head back home.


 
"...that idea of The Far-Off Man, way, way out there,  but 

What does The Hermit tell us...?
 
If you try this get as lonely as you can get, 

you become visibly aware which you can't get away from it, 
because when you get very lonely very fast you become extremely thin 
and 
everything that goes on is or now ordinarily unnoticed cum spiritum 
 
First of all, you will find that there is a  Community of Insects.
And they are tremendously interested in You, and not necessarily hostile, in maybe some cases they are so.


But alone in The Forest, when you get really quiet, you'll notice little creatures will come and inspect you look you all over an
they'll go away and tell their friends and they'll come and look to see what it is and you become aware of every single sound and you realize that alone you're in the midst of a vast burning crowd 
it may not be human but it's everything else - 
so that the the point of being, The Discipline leads you to understand that   
You can't Resign


The lonelier you are, the more you're joined together with everything else. "

" Look at it - from another point of view, supposing I say everybody's playing the game Me First  - now, I'm going to play the game You Firstto use the phrase of Bonhoeffer who called Jesus The Man for Others - now, let's see if we could play that game instead of 
Me First

You First 
Or,

"I'm the one see who's so generous I'm the one who's so loving so self-effacing and all you insolent brats ...."  

- Alan Watts