Browse files

more notes, more characters -- a bunch of unsorted, unlinked notes; b…

…rings up through roughly:

  - http://www.goodreads.com/user_status/show/13206328
    (well... not quite that far)
  • Loading branch information...
1 parent 29f720c commit 928938419fd086a2b2b10834b6ca024cba17fc61 @founddrama committed Apr 27, 2012
View
5 content/characters/Axford.md
@@ -8,4 +8,7 @@ Trevor ('Axhandle') Axford
red-head
left-handed b/c missing digits on right hand b/c of firework accident 3 years
-ago (Interdependence Day).
+ago (Interdependence Day).
+
+to Axford -- all food tastes terrible b/c of a benign brain lesion (from a
+childhood injury) (pp. 628)
View
19 content/characters/Bruce_Green.md
@@ -7,4 +7,21 @@ Bruce Green
Resident (in recovery) at Ennet House. Childhood sweetheart was the
"unfortunately named" Mildred Bonk. They have a daughter, Harriet. They lived
-(for a time) in a trailer off the Allston Spur, with the hare-lipped dealer.
+(for a time) in a trailer off the Allston Spur, with the hare-lipped dealer.
+
+His mother died of a heart attack on Christmas morning when he was a child. He
+believed (as a child) that he was giving her a can of macadamia nuts (her
+favorite) when in fact his father substituted the can of nuts with an Acme Nuts
+'N' Serpents gag. Later, his father was executed by lethal injection after
+making a bunch of over-powered explosive gag cigars. (pp. 579-581)
+
+Did he miss curfew only once? or does the reference on pp. 538 refer to
+"The [Lenz](/characters/Randy_Lenz) Incident"? - which is confusing because it's
+a passage used to set up the whole bit about Lenz and his small animal killings,
+but since it's at the beginning, it sounds like this is a time Bruce Green
+missed curfew at the *beginning* of the whole small animal killing stuff, and
+but not necessarily *the night* of the incident with the Quebeckers.
+
+**And but so:** Bruce Green comes knocking on the door of Ennet House at 2336h
+(just barely after curfew) -- all tail between his legs etc. and is totally
+compliant with Gately's otherwise humiliating spot urine etc.
View
2 content/characters/Jim_Troeltsch.md
@@ -7,4 +7,4 @@ Jim Troeltsch
One of the ETA kids. The kid that talks into his fist like it's a microphone.
-Age 17 (during YDAU); hometown of Narberth, PA; Boys' 18s #8, #2 Singles on 18's B-team.
+Age 17 (during YDAU); hometown of Narberth, PA; Boys' 18s #8, #2 Singles on 18's B-team.
View
4 content/characters/Ortho.md
@@ -8,7 +8,9 @@ Ortho ('The Darkness') Stice
Promising young athlete (say... #2?) at [ETA](/places/ETA).
* Hails from Partridge, KS
- * his folks are allegedly a mess
+ * 1 of 7 kids ('The Brood')
+ * his folks are allegedly a mess ('star-crossed')
+ * divorced/re-married 'four or five times'
* and/but : he has real nice aunts that he goes in for (fn. 185)
* pp. 394 : tale of Stice's bed moving at night
View
36 content/characters/Randy_Lenz.md
@@ -8,4 +8,38 @@ Randy Lenz
[Ennet House](/places/Ennet_House) resident.
Has a tattoo (right hip) with the name "Pamela" -- but has no recollection of
-anyone named Pamela, nor of getting the tattoo.
+anyone named Pamela, nor of getting the tattoo.
+
+<h3>"Issues Resolution"</h3>
+
+> There.
+
+(pp. 541) First rats; then cats; also dogs.
+
+1st active de-mapping of a cat is United Nations Day (24 Oct.); he strikes it
+(while it's inside the SteelSak) against a no-parking sign, after it scratched
+his wrist. (pp. 544)
+
+pp. 538 - description of Lenz's way of dealing with settling into sobriety;
+*i.e.*, by killing small animals during his walks home from AA/NA meetings (more
+on this in the "[Bruce Green](/characters/Bruce_Green)" entry)
+
+> Lenz has such a panoply of strange compulsive habits that a request for
+> SteelSaks barely raises a brow on anybody.
+
+(pp. 542)
+
+Lenz is using cocaine while at Ennet House ("two or three, maybe half a dozen
+times tops, secretly", pp. 543)
+
+Lenz kills animals by:
+
+* stomping them (rats)
+* suffocating them in Glad SteelSak garbage bags (cats)
+* striking them while they're inside the SteelSak (cats)
+* tuna fish, poisoned with Raid (cats)
+* dousing with kerosene and setting on fire (cats)
+* left-over Gately meatload, poisoned with Raid (dogs)
+* slitting their throars with his X444 Browning knife (dogs)
+
+Lenz visualizes (but does not commit) the murder of a homeless man.
View
5 content/characters/Steeply.md
@@ -5,4 +5,7 @@ title: M. Hugh "Helen" Steeply
M. Hugh ("Helen") Steeply
-------------------------
-Undercover agent with U.S. Office of Unspecified Services.
+Undercover agent with U.S. Office of Unspecified Services.
+
+His father became obsessed with "MASH" (TV program) and had all sorts of weird
+theories about it; had probably lapsed into a psychotic break.
View
20 content/characters/index.md
@@ -26,19 +26,28 @@ title: Characters
* [Ortho ('The Darkness') Stice](/characters/Ortho)
* [Kyle D. Coyle](/characters/Coyle)
* [Trevor ('Axhandle') Axford](/characters/Axford)
- * [Schacht](/characters/Schacht)
+ * ___ [Schacht](/characters/Schacht)
+ * ___ Struck
+ * ocassional Sox cap, braces (pp. 638)
* Otis P. Lord
* Evan Ingersoll
* Josh Gopnik
* J.J. Penn
* Ann Kittenplan
* Todd Possalthwaite
* LaMont Chu
- * Timmy Peterson
+ * Timmy ('Sleepy T.P.') Peterson
* Petropolis Kahn ('Wooly Mammoth')
* Tina Echt (7 y.o., tiny)
* Erica Siress
* Jolene Criess
+ * Idris Arsalanian
+ * Keith ('The Viking') Freer
+ * and but only Freer calls himself 'The Viking'
+ * hails from Maryland (pp. 638)
+ * Eliot Kornspan
+ * ('Tall') Paul Shaw
+ * Barnard Makulic
* faculty/staff
* [Charles Tavis](/characters/CT) (head master)
* Gerhardt Schtitt
@@ -52,6 +61,7 @@ title: Characters
* "Lateral" Alice Moore
* origin story pp. 310
* Dolores Rusk (psychologist)
+ * F.D.V. Harde (facilities/grounds crew manager)
* misc.
* [Lyle](/characters/Lyle)
* Kenkle &amp; Brand (janitors)
@@ -73,6 +83,12 @@ title: Characters
* April Cortelyn
* Amy J.
* [Joelle Van Dyne](/characters/Joelle)
+ * Clenette Henderson
+ * Didi Neaves
+ * Chandler Foss
+ * possibly having an in-House relationship with April?
+ * Yolanda W.
+ * Gavin Diehl
* staff
* Pat Montesian (director)
* Annie Parrot (asst. director)
View
12 content/misc/The_Infant.md
@@ -0,0 +1,12 @@
+---
+title: The Infant
+---
+
+The Infant
+----------
+
+("as if there were only One")
+
+1st appears -- pp. 559
+
+A myth (consequence?) of annular fusion.
View
10 content/misc/annular_fusion.md
@@ -0,0 +1,10 @@
+---
+title: annular fusion
+---
+
+Annular Fusion
+--------------
+
+pp. 573 : Annular Fusion as so efficient that it's worst side effect is that it
+gets *natural* growth inhibitors out of a given eco-system -- hence: VT as
+"machete territory"
View
5 content/places/ETA.md
@@ -6,4 +6,7 @@ Enfield Tennis Academy (ETA)
----------------------------
* founded by [James O. Incandenza](/characters/Himself)
-* 3 pre-subsidized years + 8 subsidized years
+* 3 pre-subsidized years + 8 subsidized years
+* the place is haunted? (pp. 632)
+ * weird poltergeist-type events
+ * on-campus suicides: [Clipperton](/characters/Clipperton), [Himself](/characters/Himself)
View
74 content/timeline/index.html
@@ -79,6 +79,7 @@
--------------------------------------
<h3>April 1</h3>
+
* the medical attaché receives [The Entertainment](/misc/The-Entertainment)
* it arrives in a plain padded mailer
* it bears a smiley face and envelope reads "HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!"
@@ -97,6 +98,7 @@
* ...and [The Entertainment](/misc/The-Entertainment)
<h3>April 30</h3>
+
* 1st appearance (in the text) of [M. Hugh Steeply](/characters/Steeply) and
[Marathe](/characters/Marathe)
* They meet to discuss an "anti-Entertainment"
@@ -105,14 +107,22 @@
whole "your fear is your own" thing? and/or your delight?)
<h3>May</h3>
+
* Gately remembers his mother
* (memories come back after years of being repressed)
* also: memories of the ex-MP boyfriend, etc. (pp. 446-447)
+<h3>May 1</h3>
+
+* [Steeply](/characters/Steeply) and [Marathe](/characters/Marathe) continue
+ their (mountain-top) conversation
+ * Steeply talks about his father's "MASH" obsession
+
<h3>May 9</h3>
* (Hal + Mario sleeping; Orin calling early in the morning)
<h3>July</h3>
+
* [Gately](/characters/Don_Gately) (at 10 months sober) admits to his AA peers
that he doesn't have a clue re: his Higher Power
* *SIDE NOTE:* could [Himself](/characters/Himself) be Gately's H.P.??
@@ -125,9 +135,11 @@
(pp. 443)
<h3>August 10</h3>
+
* "Helen" Steeply's article about the stolen heart
<h3>October</h3>
+
* urine collection episode at [ETA](/places/ETA)
> ...friendship at ETA is a nonnegotiable currency.
@@ -141,6 +153,16 @@
[Himself](/characters/Himself) to have known her?
* [Hal](/characters/Hal) is having recurring tooth dreams
+<h3>October 24</h3>
+
+*United Nations Day*
+
+* 1st time that [Randy Lenz](/characters/Randy_Lenz) kills a cat (pp. 544)
+
+<h3>early November</h3>
+
+* Rod ('the God') Tine is in Boston
+
<h3>November 1</h3>
* Orin: "I hate this!"
@@ -210,15 +232,65 @@
* which: [Himself's](/characters/Himself) *ONANtiad* is described in footnotes
as 76 minutes, and/but the narrative here calls it 4 hours (!?!?!?)
+<h3>November 9</h3>
+
+* **late p.m.** [Pemulis](/characters/Pemulis) catches [Avril](/characters/Avril)
+ and John ('N.R.') Wayne in a ... compromising situation
+
<h3>November 10</h3>
* **summoned** (in trouble?)
- * Pemulis, Hal, Ann Kittenplan...
+ * Pemulis, Hal, Axford, Ann Kittenplan...
+ * present: "ONANTA urine guy"
+
+<h3>November 11</h3>
+
+*Wednesday*
+
+* **0450h** at Ennet House
+ * Gately and Joelle; she is talking about snow and about herself
+ * Joelle: "I am so beautiful I am deformed" (pp. 538)
+ * (but by then, Gately doesn't believe her)
+* Steeply is on-campus at [ETA](/places/ETA)
+ * Schtitt set up an exhibition match between [Ortho](/characters/Ortho) and
+ [Hal](/characters/Hal) (Ortho *almost* beats Hal)
+* **The Lenz Incident**
+ * Lenz is coked up, and walking back from a Meeting with Bruce Green
+ * the coke is (presumably) to steel himself w/r/t/ confronting Green w/r/t/
+ his (Lenz's) desire to walk home solo
+ * but instead: the coke just makes him loquacious
+ * Lenz has lots of bizarre and apocryphal stories (pp. 557)
+ * e.g., that he once lost a finger and that after a few days of intense
+ concentration it just grew back "like a lizard's tail"
+ * they become separated (pp. 583) and Bruce Green goes looking for Lenz
+ * he finds him outside of a "Nuck" house at 412 W. Brainerd Street -- a
+ place playing Hawaiian music and sporting a "Quenucker" flag on the porch
+ (pp. 586)
+ * Green then witnesses Lenz cut a dog's throat in the yard of the "Quenucker"
+ house during their Hawaiian party (pp. 587-589)
+ * A.F.R. ('Wheelchair Assassins') are present (!?)
+* **2336h** at Ennet House: Bruce Green arrives after curfew, Gately submits him
+ to a spot urine and a Full House Restriction
+* And but then it's time for the car switch at **0000h** on the dot...:
+
+> ...a mass choreography somewhat similar to those comulsory A.M. tai chi slo-mo
+> exercise assemblies in post-Mao China -- except that the Chinese assemble
+> publicly together.
+
+(pp. 620)
+
+<h3>November 12</h3>
+
+* **The Lenz Incident** *(continued)*
<h3>November 14</h3>
* [Poor Tony Krause](/characters/Poor_Tony) and his seizure on the T.
+<h3>November 25</h3>
+
+* Mario's 19th birthday
+
Year of Glad
------------
View
1 content/words.md
@@ -33,6 +33,7 @@ title: Words
* <del>phylacteryish</del> <ins>phylactery</ins>
* ([Tefillin](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tefillin))
* pleurisy
+* propitiate
* "rodneys" (pp. 246)
* *ed. note:* can find no working definition
* "rodneys and gum" (<del>so...: condoms? candy?</del> *cigarettes* pp. 522)

0 comments on commit 9289384

Please sign in to comment.