p.s. Hey. ** Dominik, Hey, big D!!! Thanks about the interview. Yeah, we seem to have been in rather continual but maybe fruitful disagreement. If I can wrangle an early copy of ‘I Wished’ out of Soho Press for you, I will. Ha, that’s wild: when I was debating who to choose as my clone it was between young Lukas Haas and young Vincent Kartheiser, so that’s a sign of something. If by some miracle our clone wishes come true, let’s promise to all get together and have a cocktail party or something. Your love is hard to top. Okay, your coach love with the CV getting a little drunk and doing karaoke to Placebo’s ‘Nancy Boy’, G. ** TomK, Hi, Tom, excellent to see you, pal. Glad the posts hit your home. Exciting about the Deleuzian novel. Wow. Say more? You good? ** Damien Ark, Hey. I’ve never seen his ‘LotR’ because, I guess, yeah, I’ve heard so much crap about it. Very ultra-true about the genius of the openness of the pre-criticism exposed mind. ** David Ehrenstein, I admire Bakshi’s stuff, but I don’t love it apart from ‘The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse’, which he stewarded, and which I think is easily among the greatest things ever to have appeared on television. ** Misanthrope, Ah, I’ll try to vibe out Nicholas’s Facebook ghost. Anxious to hear how your mom’s test pans out, obviously. Colin Farrell, whatever happened to him? He was, like, a rising thing there for a while. Or maybe he did rise but just not in my sight lines. Hope your weekend was fun even including the tax stuff. ** Bill, Hi. Like I said to Mr. E., ‘The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse’ is amazing, but he didn’t actually do the animations himself, just caused it to be, I think. I interviewed Lukas Haas once for Spin Magazine around the time of ‘Johns’, and I took a lovely 3D photo him with one of those disposable 3D cameras they used to sell, but current technology prevents me from sharing it URL. ** Ian, Hi. Kanopy’s great. It makes me so wish that I had some kind of academic credentials. Everyone,If you don’t know about Kanopy, the great movies, etc. site that’s free if you’re in academia or have a library card, Ian hooks you up thusly. You can also watch ‘Permanent Green Light’ there if you haven’t. Does bookshop.org deliver to Canada? It seems like they would. If so, you can preorder ‘I Wished’ here. ** _Black_Acrylic, Hey, Ben. Cool, glad you and Bakshi were a fit. I haven’t watched the Cowley doc yet due mostly to file deleting brain murder, but I hope to today. Thanks, my friend. ** Sypha, Hi, James. Thanks about the interview. 10 novels was a plan for a long time, but, honestly, when I went back and finished ‘I Wished’ after taking a four year break from working on it, I remembered how much I love writing novels, and how singular the experience is with all of intensity and frustrations and so on, and I decided that since I loved working on ‘I Wished’ so much that I’m going to leave myself open to write another novel if I get a burning idea. So, I’m not sure if I will, but I might. Thank you for asking, man. ** Brian, Bonjour, Brian! Bakshi has a real style and vision of his own, that’s for sure, and that’s enough to make his stuff valuable, I think. I’m okay. A lot of file deleting and some work here and there and a few strolls. Congrats on the first half of your vaccine. It’s getting so I hardly know anyone in the US who isn’t at least half-vaccinated now. Whereas I don’t know a single soul in France who’s been given the opportunity yet. Nice movie watching, indeed. I love ‘Funeral Parade’ and ‘In the Realm..’ I haven’t seen’Angst’. You mean the Austrian film, right? It’s now at the top of my to-see list. The only movie I watched was ‘Johnny Guitar’ because that was the assigned film this time for my bookclub Zoom meeting event with my US writer friends. It was okay. I didn’t love it. I find it really hard to watch Joan Crawford. I think her acting is really stagey and kind of ludicrous. Very best wishes to your dog for the speediest recovery. I’m looking for this week to somehow introduce a new amount of fun into my life, but I haven’t yet figure out how it will be able to do that. I hope yours ends up being like a goldrush. ** James, No, thank you, sir! Love, me. ** Okay. I’ve decided to restore a couple of old posts from back when I was first fiddling around with animated gifs and wondering if I could write fiction using them. So, there’s one. See you tomorrow.