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by Greeny
Sat May 21, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Burroughsian
Topic: Montsegur in danger
Replies: 0
Views: 14249

Montsegur in danger

In a yet another manifestation of our Orwellian world, the money-grabbers are now planning to disfigure the area of Montsegur castle in France. Montsegur and the Languedoc area in general is a very important esoteric place, home to a number of paranormal events and sightings (including ghosts and UF...
by Greeny
Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Penny Arcade Adventures (and Burroughs game idea)
Replies: 3
Views: 1494

Re: Penny Arcade Adventures (and Burroughs game idea)

Hmm, you mean this?

http://www.unseen64.net/2008/04/11/wild ... nreleased/

Are you sure it was going to be based on Burroughs' novel?
by Greeny
Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Penny Arcade Adventures (and Burroughs game idea)
Replies: 3
Views: 1494

Penny Arcade Adventures (and Burroughs game idea)

I've recently re-played Penny Arcade: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, an amazing action/adventure game that combines the Penny Arcade webcomic, noir, steampunk, and the realms of Lovecraft. It is a postmodern dark comedy that I really recommend to all Burroughs fans (let's just say it inclu...
by Greeny
Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Towards the ending of Hauser and O'Brien ..
Replies: 4
Views: 1597

Re: Towards the ending of Hauser and O'Brien ..

I actually posted a theory on this a while ago (my idea was that Lee was actually killed by Hauser and O'Brien, and all the events of NL take place in the afterlife):

http://realitystudio.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2381
by Greeny
Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: A Burroughs/LucasArts crossover?
Replies: 16
Views: 8361

Re: A Burroughs/LucasArts crossover?

By the way, the Octopus City Blues demo is released! I really recommend to check it out, it has fantastic drug visions, giant beetles, octopi and centipedes, and lots of other Burroughsian things.

http://ghost-in-a-bottle.itch.io/octopus-city-blues
by Greeny
Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Bibliographic question re: Ah Pook/Cities
Replies: 5
Views: 1666

Re: Bibliographic question re: Ah Pook/Cities

There's also an interesting passage in the Cities: The books are color comics. "Jokes," Jim calls them. Some lost color process has been used to transfer three-dimensional holograms onto the curious tough translucent parchment-like material of the pages. You ache to look at these colors. Impossible ...
by Greeny
Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: A Burroughs-inspired game project
Replies: 6
Views: 4177

Re: A Burroughs-inspired game project

Ah by the way, I completely forgot that we have an early in-production demo. It has placeholders instead of actual graphics, but it will still give you the atmosphere of the final product. Features some Burroughs references (including mugwumps, Nova mob, etc.) https://www.mediafire.com/?oxq5xqoe92b7...
by Greeny
Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Burroughsian
Topic: An awesome conspirology website
Replies: 0
Views: 9683

An awesome conspirology website

I've recently dug up an interesting conspirology website which investigates some ancient mysteries (like the Holy Grail, alchemy, etc.) in connection with Lovecraft, Philip Dick and Italian giallos. It does not directly mention Burroughs, but some of the themes are quite Burroughsian. You can check ...
by Greeny
Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: A Burroughs-inspired game project
Replies: 6
Views: 4177

Re: A Burroughs-inspired game project

Hello again, we've set up a public section at the forums, with main character sprites and a "Questions for the team" section:

http://slimyjackpot.com/

Planning to launch the website soon!
by Greeny
Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Some questions regarding the Cities
Replies: 2
Views: 1583

Re: Some questions regarding the Cities

Well, the role of Pierson remains basically the same in both Snide and Audrey's storyline (unlike those of Nordenholz or Dimitri). I would even suggest Pierson could be a reincarnation/double of Benway, since there are many similarities between them (like, using biological weapons to eliminate enemi...
by Greeny
Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: How do you imagine Burroughs' characters or places?
Replies: 4
Views: 1715

How do you imagine Burroughs' characters or places?

As I've recently noted, Burroughs' novels surprisingly lack illustrations or even fanart (with the exception of these excellent Naked Lunch pieces ). So, I invite you to share your own pieces of fanart or images from other media showing how you imagine characters or places from the novels. My take (...
by Greeny
Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Some questions regarding the Cities
Replies: 2
Views: 1583

Some questions regarding the Cities

Having finished reading Cities of the Red Night a while ago, I have some questions. Perhaps with Burroughs' novels, it is futile asking them, but I'll try anyway. 1) How do you think, is Blum of "Blum & Krup" the same as Marty Blum whom Snide pursued in the first part of the novel? 2) In the spacesh...
by Greeny
Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:10 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Is the world of Naked Lunch Christian Hell?
Replies: 8
Views: 3357

Re: Is the world of Naked Lunch Christian Hell?

I personally believe that Burroughs actually promotes Christian (or just traditional) values by showing us the horrors of the world without them (despite his intent being exactly the opposite, with his rebellious attitude to God). On the contrary, some of the so-called "Christian" authors (like Ande...
by Greeny
Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:48 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: A Burroughs/LucasArts crossover?
Replies: 16
Views: 8361

Re: A Burroughs/LucasArts crossover?

Another interesting thing: one Sierra game, Torin's Passage, has a female villain Lycentia, who (IMO) really fits the description of Countess de Gulpa. The final battle with her seems somewhat similar to the scene between Audrey and Countess in the Cities. I don't think this is intentional, but this...
by Greeny
Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: Burroughs Discussion
Topic: Is the world of Naked Lunch Christian Hell?
Replies: 8
Views: 3357

Is the world of Naked Lunch Christian Hell?

Despite Burroughs’ disapproval of Christianity, I present this controversial interpretation of the book which is usually viewed as a novel about homosexuality and drugs, as well as Swiftian social satire. Critics DID actually compare Naked Lunch to Dante’s Inferno, and I thought about deepening this...