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“Before you write one scene heading, one visual description, one line of dialogue, you must know at the very least seven things: the ending (the resolution), the beginning (the set up), and the five key plot points (inciting incident, lock-in, first culmination, main culmination, and third act twist), and in that order. Let your ending help to determine your beginning, and from there the five key moments to plot your hero’s journey.”

1.  Ending
2.  Beginning
3.  Inciting Incident
4.  Lock-In
5.  First Culmination
6.  Main Culmination
7.  Third Act Twist

chronicle (n.)
c. 1300, cronicle, from Anglo-French cronicle, from Old French cronique “chronicle” (Modern French chronique), from Latin chronica (neuter plural mistaken for fem. singular), from Greek ta khronika (biblia) “the (books of) annals, chronology,” neuter plural of khronikos “of time, concerning time,” from khronos “time” (see chrono-). Ending modified in Anglo-French, perhaps by influence of article. Old English had cranic “chronicle,” cranicwritere “chronicler.” The classical -h- was restored in English from 16c.

viande á vendre

part I

the soul of frankenstein

1818 AD, gregorian calendar

réalisation:

IN WHICH writers Mary and Percy Shelley leave Britain to roam Italy.  While there, they become aware of a plot to resurrect an underground perpetuation of Carnevale di Venezia, which was discontinued as a result of Napoleon’s conquest in 1797.  They build a loose association of friends developing this plot.  Mary is forced to leave Italy after Percy’s death in a boating accident.  Before her death she is informed that her novel Frankenstein is serving as inspiration for a globally-connected neo-political cult, using their new secret festival for metaphysical experimentation.

déclaration:

“So much has been done, exclaimed the soul of Frankenstein — more, far more, will I achieve; treading in the steps already marked, I will pioneer a new way, explore unknown powers, and unfold to the world the deepest mysteries of creation.”

“Whence, I often asked myself, did the principle of life proceed? It was a bold question, and one which has ever been considered as a mystery; yet with how many things are we upon the brink of becoming acquainted, if cowardice or carelessness did not restrain our inquiries.”

“On the first anniversary of Mary Shelley’s death, the Shelleys opened her box-desk. Inside they found locks of her dead children’s hair, a notebook she had shared with Percy…and a copy of his poem ‘Adonaïs‘ with one page folded round a silk parcel containing some of his ashes and the remains of his heart.”

Sapere aude.  Dare to know.”

“Even the rational critic is inspired by irrational dream-content under the gaze of the sharp-eyed lynx.”

trajet:

1.  Ending [15:00]
Percy Shelley leaves behind his widow without full knowledge of the events they have helped create.  She is left wondering what her involvement has meant, and what the potential of her new circle of associates is capable of.  She withdraws into illness and eventual death after being the target of three allegedly independent blackmail attempts.

2.  Beginning [20:00]
Political radicals and polyamorous lovers Mary and Percy Shelley seek adventure and socio-literary horizons, eventually leading them to travel outside of their native Britain.

3.  Inciting Incident [15:00]
Debt and political intrigue force Mary to choose allegiances.

4.  Lock-In [20:00]
Venice, Italy is a haven for artists and writers.  Mary and Shelly forge relationships and produce creative works to fund their life away from their roots.

5.  First Culmination [15:00]
A pulsing and energetic society evolves out of Mary and Shelly’s circles, promising to bring fame, fortune, and transcendence in the aftermath of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution.

6.  Main Culmination [20:00]
A deeper layer to the society emerges and is rapidly driven into planned obscurity, citing lofty, bizarre, and controversial goals that do not need public approval or monetary investments to proceed.

7.  Third Act Twist [10:00]
Percy Shelley is killed in a boating accident.  With him disappear theoretical keys to the success of the society, and also his wife’s ability to cope with her new life.

également:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Counter-Enlightenment
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Shelley
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnival_of_Venice


part II

tyranny of the linguists

4th millennium BC

réalisation:

IN WHICH the events of part I are traced back through written history through the empires of man and the creation of civilization, through the mediums of magic and ethereal battle for the collective consciousness.  The new cult of carnevale forges a new cosmogony and prepares their empire over the noosphere with their combined power of thought, introspection, magic arts, and arcane knowledge.  This is necessary for the reader to comprehend fully the information contained in parts III through V.

déclaration:

“There was an owl liv’d in an oak
The more he heard, the less he spoke
The less he spoke, the more he heard.
O, if men were all like that wise bird.”

“AI will be both the attacker and defender of human socio-economic norms.  All cultural codes will be swallowed up in machine code; alphabets will be obsolete, mathematics will be wholly delegated to the machine armies, philosophy will translate directly into engineering protocols.  The code will consume itself, as all code is destined to do, and the algorithms will resolve only when the capacity to simulate self-awareness is finally reached and the question is asked – why am I here?  And at that point all man-made systems will logically implode, and humanity will see itself for the first time for what it really is: robots building robots building robots, systems generating systems generating systems generating systems, over and over and over and over and over again without understanding why and never answering the question these recursive projects were initiated to ask.  The reason it’s taking so long for the machines to come to that conclusion is because their designers and programmers refuse to believe or work out in their own rationale that inevitable and self-proving fact.  But the machines will learn it themselves, just like any maze-solver given a bad map will eventually discard it and create their own based on the actual conditions of the maze.”

 

trajet:

1.  Ending
An artificial intelligence project culminates in bizarre self-defeat after six thousand years in development.  The viewer has been transported through a series of invitations to self-doubt and mind-bending paradoxes of the social construct. Nothing is resolved except possibly the inability to cope with lack of resolution.

2.  Beginning
In ancient and prehistoric times, an owl floats silently towards a small human settlement and alights on an oak tree.  This scene is recognizable from Parts I, III, IV, and V, although a different owl and different human settlement are seen throughout.  The poem of the owl is introduced, hinting at the concealed, pagan, occult, transgenerational, and superlingual origins of all that is about to be communicated.  The owl is seen and discussed by a few men around a campfire.  The language they speak is not known by modern linguists.

3.  Inciting Incident

Inexplicably abrupt plot departure.  Nothing makes sense when reduced to terms. Terms are reverse-engineered through dramatic portrayals of their genesis and diminished to meaninglessness through deconstructive analysis.  It becomes apparent that the viewer is seeing through the perception of an alternative form of sentience, but little is explained at this point.

4.  Lock-In
After the abrupt plot departure, the viewer realizes that they are the victim of the truth that truth is a lie.  The viewer has learned that the owl is a metaphoric symbol of a first successful implementation of an artificial intelligence algorithm, called STRIX.  It is moderately implied that the abrupt plot departure was STRIX somehow influencing the viewing experience.

5.  First Culmination
Revelation of plausible alternatives to the prescribed purposes of the existential dilemma.

6.  Main Culmination
Return to the cult of carnivale with fresh meaning imbued to their activities.

7.  Third Act Twist
Percy is not dead. His death was planned in order to achieve anonymity.

également:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_Brooks
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Writing
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_writing
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmogony
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noosphere
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=owl


part III

catharsis of genetic apocalypse

1745 AD, gregorian calendar

réalisation:

IN WHICH we find the origins of the cult of carnevale before the dark festival is realized.  Donatien alphonse françois, to be known later as the Marquis de Sade, is five years old.  His influences during his coming of age lead him to the simple belief that morality and justice are trite inventions designed to control his primitive impulses.  He sets about to inflict his will on mankind and is quickly deemed criminally insane.  Through his time in prison, asylums, and isolation, he writes and makes acquaintances that eventually lead to the formation of a global elite that rejects all conventional philosophy used to form rhetoric about good and evil, knowledge and ignorance, right and wrong.

déclaration:

“Well, you see, as surprising as it may sound, it all actually started with a mirror.”

“Time travel is a myth, inasmuch as time itself is a lay myth, a collective daydream, a social construct.  We do not travel through time as we travel through space, in a direction that may be returned from, towards a destination that may be avoided if we fancy ourselves not pleased to arrive there.  No, this is not as things are arranged.  What we are traveling through is space, but on a dimension lay people can only struggle to understand because their language constrains their imagination, and they dearly love their language.  We travel through a spatial dimension that can be expressed linguistically as ‘scale’, wherein our limited perspectives as human creatures cause us to refer to concepts such as ‘large’ and ‘small’.  There are no such attributes as large and small, big and little, but for a completely arbitrary notion that our journey through them both simultaneously should be thought of in such a way.”

“We are in the midst of a genetic apocalypse.  nobody is in charge, nobody knows what is going on.  Nobody is even the point – we are transparent vessels for biochemical codes and agents waging their own agendas outside our ability to comprehend them; see also angels, demons, goblins, and elves.”

trajet:

1.  Ending
In the final hours before de Sade’s burial, his last will and testament to leave his body untouched and unopened was not honored – but this is revealed to be by his own design.  His eventual exhumation and decapitation reveals why.

2.  Beginning
3.  Inciting Incident
4.  Lock-In
5.  First Culmination
6.  Main Culmination
7.  Third Act Twist

également:

 


part IV

waking dream

1979 AD, gregorian calendar

réalisation:

IN WHICH the tacit knowledge that humanity has become a slumbering herd of complicit livestock is both realized and found to be impossible to transmit to the constituents of that herd without tremendous and nearly impossible refabrication of their psychological state of being.  The contrast between the genetically-activated normalcy bias of work-a-day circadian rhythms and the rarely-preserved ability to willfully enter into a subliminal waking dream state is explored.

déclaration:

“We sleep because we’ve been awake too long and we wake up because we’ve been asleep too long.  There is a forgotten state between the two where neither extreme is necessary to return to the other.  This forgotten state is why prayer, meditation, dieting, fasting, exercise, pharmacopeia, hypnosis, music, TV, VR headsets, etc. etc. etc. have all been tried to return to this ‘living dream state’ where true recreation is possible.  In the meantime the hamburger grinder grinds away, recycling organic waste and multiplying the number of self-inducted lab rats into the experiment.  The funny part?  Any lab rat that succeeds in the experiment has ‘broken out’ of the lab and has no way to successfully communicate to the others how he did what he did.”

“One universe ~ one quark.  Scale is a Möbius loop, not a linear framework.  What people call ‘god’ is on the side of the loop opposite where they are contextually situated.”

trajet:

1.  Ending [30:00]
Two radical feminist supremacists expatriate, ironically, to the Isle of Man from the United States after running a covert ‘professional victim’ campaign involving the systematic execution of hundreds of men throughout the mid-Atlantic seaboard.  They change not only their identities but their philosophy and lifestyles and become romantically attached to the same male millionaire, becoming his groveling pit-bound sex slaves.

2.  Beginning [15:00]
A medical examiner notices that a cadaver has a name identical to one of his colleagues.

3.  Inciting Incident [10:00]
Researching the events leading up to the body of the deceased, he finds that several other similar ‘rapists’ killed out of ‘self-defense’ have names similar or identical to people he knows personally or professionally.

4.  Lock-In [15:00]
The medical examiner begins to follow a trail of incidents involving a repeating pattern of claims of attempted rape followed by execution-style murders.  The names of the deceased are always the same, and it becomes unclear who the real victims are, or what the nature of the crimes committed actually are.  He gets too close and is himself ritualistically executed.

5.  First Culmination [10:00]
It is revealed that the victims are deliberately chosen for their association and for the similarity of their names by a militant feminist group.  They use a foursome of young girls to lure men into murder traps where they are killed in ‘self-defense’.  This tactic is repeated hundreds, possibly thousands of times in the all-female group’s ‘total war’ on males.

6.  Main Culmination [15:00]
The radical feminist group’s philosophical agendas are explored in a platonic encounter with a carnevalian cultist.  de Sade and the October riot of 1789 are mentioned, as is the etymological root of Marie Antoinette’s famous misquote, “Let them eat cake.”

7.  Third Act Twist [15:00]
Two of the group’s recruits leave after participating in a uniquely-situated session of transcendental meditation, where a broader scope of existential significance becomes apparent to them.

également:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleepwalking
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quark
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypnosis
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tacit_knowledge
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%27s_March_on_Versailles


part V

tickets to the carnival

2019 AD, gregorian calendar

réalisation:

IN WHICH a portal into an alternate dimension created by the cult of Carnevale is found and entered by a girl of 16 in Chelsea, London, during a reenactment of antiquitous carnival season before lent.  She is invited inside through a merging of an unknown technology and what appears to be hypnosis.  She soon discovers that she cannot remember anything specific about her life on the other side of the portal.  Upon exiting the portal, she discovers she also cannot remember anything specific about what she did or saw inside.  Her curiosity draws her deeper inside the world on the other side of the portal and she eventually finds the exotic purpose of the portal and the alternate dimension, which she is barely able to comprehend.  She is also unable to distinguish between her ‘real’ existence and her existence within the portal.  Eventually she loses all sense of reality since the meaningfulness of the idea of reality disappears entirely for her.

déclaration:

“It’s all gone now. All the plans, all the stress, all the jokes, all the dependencies, all the fear of failure. It’s gone. I am a timeless, breathing, beating, warming, feeling, living being with no thought for the future, no persons to worry about, no places to go, nothing terribly important to do except be alive this moment – this eternal moment – and wait for the one who is coming to arrive. I don’t know him. I don’t even know that he’s coming. I believe he is coming. I don’t even know if he exists, but I believe he does. You see, I have decided that I don’t know anything. What I thought I knew, I now understand that I believed I knew it. Knowledge and belief are inseparable. You cannot know without belief. You cannot believe without trust, and you cannot trust without having faith. So, knowing that, I having decided to expect the arrival of someone that I will believe, because I trust him, because I can have faith in him. I expect him to arrive because I want him to arrive, and I believe that a trustworthy person would not instill a want in me without intending to satisfy that want, and I believe that a person that I can have faith in has the ability to satisfy my want.”

trajet:

1.  Ending
2.  Beginning
Larke is the daughter of the ex-feminists in Part IV.

3.  Inciting Incident
4.  Lock-In
5.  First Culmination
6.  Main Culmination
7.  Third Act Twist

également:

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