p.s. Hey. ** New Juche, Howdy, Joe. I’m good. Yeah, the Murder Castle is for real. Realer than real. Cool, hope you like ‘French Hole’. It’s basically outtakes from/clues to solving mysteries and locating secret passages in “The Marbled Swarm’. Outside of that, I’m not sure it’s of huge value. Yeah, thanks about the apartment. I’ll be in the middle of the obvious ton of stuff to do until the move on Friday. My weekend was okay, and I hope yours was at least that. ** Jamie, Hi, Jamie! Thanks about the new pad. Yeah, I just want the time in between to be over already. It’s a doable ugh. But it will be nice to be surrounded by newness. The area it’s in is nice, Place Madeleine, although I wouldn’t have chosen to live around there if I’d had a big choice. But it’s fine. Out movie is called ‘Permanent Green Light’. When we were in Cherbourg, one of our meetings was with a guy in charge of demolitions in the city. Our timing is just off, unfortunately. There’s a sweet building coming down just before our shoot starts, but I’m doubting we can get our crew and actors out there early to use it. We’re probably going to try to find a newly-ish demolished building in Paris and try to fake that it’s located elsewhere if we can. It’s a problem. How were the horror excerpts? Seems like are definitely worse ways to spend a weekend. Wait, it was your birthday yesterday?! Holy shit, belated Happy Birthday! Everyone, yesterday was Jamie’s birthday! Please use the time machine function in your brain to scoot back 24 hours and wish him a happy one verbally or telepathically. Thank you. Was it a fun enough birthday shebang? Did you get awesome gifts and stuff? If it was me, I would have chosen ‘Kong’. Which way did you go, and how did your choice play out? My weekend was a predictable combo of getting ready to move, film stuff, plus getting to see my American pals Ken Baumann and Aviva who were zipping through Paris, which was great. Lion love, Dennis. ** David Ehrenstein, Thanks, David! I sent you an email. If you can send me an excerpt from the book, I can do all the rest on my end. Thank you! ** Nemo, Hi, Joey! I want the Switch, duh. But it’ll be a bit before I can get one, duh. As soon as I have my new address — strangely, I know where it is and how to get there, but I won’t get the exact address until tomorrow — I will pass it on. So sorry to hear about our dad, That’s rough. I’m sorry. No book-length text by me on the immediate horizon, I don’t think. My text novel is part-written and waiting on the sidelines, but it’s all film, opera, TV series, and gif fiction for me for the time being. Good to see you! ** Frank Jaffe, Frank! Buddy boy! It’s been ages! How wondrous it is to see you! I’m good, very busy, good. Yeah, Joel said you were coming over. I think you met my friend John, a fellow Floridian who’s staying there? Envy city on playing the new Zelda. I’m having to force myself to not even daydream about doing that until we finish the shooting of our new film. Big love back to you from Paris! ** H, Hi. The packing will get done ‘cos it has to. I’m going to hire movers for the actual move. So I’ll just be packing boxes and so on. Zac said he would help, if need be. It’ll be fine, I think. Apparently I agreed at some point to participate in that New Narrative conference and forgot all about that until they emailed me the other day. Long story short, yes, I will be there doing whatever it is they want me to do. I hope your irritability is long since history. ** Dóra Grőber, Hi, Dóra! I’m very happy to see you! I wondered where you were and if you were okay. Sick, ugh, yeah. Zac and Gisele were both totally wiped out by some bug for weeks. I’m glad you’re becoming your full self again. Me, I’ve been very preducably getting ready to move and working on the film mostly. As soon as I launch this, I head off to film meetings that will occupy the day and most of the evening. All seems to be good apart from some stressful glitcxhes that we have to solve. And moving is stressful, of course. The new place will be fine, I know, but I do feel sad leaving this apartment. I really like it. Oh well. It’s great to have you back! Tell me how you spent Monday, if you don’t mind. ** Steevee, Thanks about the packing. Just have to focus and plow through it. Wow, huh, I disagree with you 100% about ‘Slack Bay’. I think it’s one of his most interesting films. Curious. ** S., Excellent about the writers block having been Red Sea-like parted. Good trips do have multiple values. They’re good. Bon day! ** James Nulick, Hi, James. Well, there are no small number of homeless here too. They’re nearly all new migrants and refugees. I love France, but it’s not entirely pearly. My new pad is in the 8th arr. I don’t know the square footage, but it’s 66 sq. meters. 4th floor (by French standards, which would mean 5th floor by American standards). No, I’m keeping all my books. The only things I’m getting rid of are just stuff I’ve been too lazy to throw away. I read Ron Loewinsohn ages back, and I feel like I probably read ‘Magnetic Field(s)’, but I don’t remember. No relationship between him and the ‘Kinderotenlieder’ title. It’s distantly related to the same-named Mahler piece, but barely even to that. I haven’t thought about Loewinsohn in ages. Curious. I’ll go refresh myself. Thanks, man. I’ll get it done: the move, the everything else, I think. I hope. ** _Black_Acrylic, Thanks, Ben. Ha ha, now there’s an idea. They’ll want to Frenchify it, though. Which might not be a bad thing, right? Have you eaten it yet? Now I’m anxious to know how it tastes. ** Kier, Kieraculous! My weekend was all right. We get packing boxes today, and I have film meetings from morning til night, but tomorrow begins the necessary boxing and taping and tossing and etc. phase. I’m just being whiny about the new area where I’ll live. It’s okay. It’s just that everyone I know and almost everything I do is on the east side of Paris, and my new locale is more in the middle, so I won’t be able to just walk to Zac’s place or other places/friends. I’ll just adjust. No big. Invisibility is pretty hot among superpowers, yeah. I can’t … think of a more craveable one. The rest seem to be about violence and stuff. Great, thank you about the notebooks! That’s exciting! Yay about your reunification with Birgitte! What’s the new course? How was the first day? Tell me, tell me. Love, Dennis. ** Misanthrope, Ken is writing and publishing and going to school in Santa Fe. He seems to be in tip top form. So now you’re probably post-LCTG. Are you … okay? Still in one piece? Wouldn’t the ‘gayness’ of my poetry be a possible problem for either him or for his school/classmates? The US seems so weird right now. If so, Eileen or Tim might be better? Nice of you to want him to do me, as it were. Tax time, I know, man. I have to not blow that off this year, or I’ll be in massive trouble. You can play the new Zelda just as well and easily on the WiiU if you have that system. ** Okay. I think today’s thing/pile is massively self-explanatory so take a tumble, if you like. See you tomorrow.