setyoufree: (but you'll never follow me)
-margatesands: long live the king. with Chef.
-margatesands: pleasant conversation definitely. with Michael Ginsberg.
-dear_mun: never left. responding to The Line. with Lugo.
-dear_mun: uncanny recognition. with John Lugo. reality isn't so clear-cut, at all.
-bakerstreet: the hunt. Dracula AU with Wilhelmina Harker. against his better judgment, Willard is pulled into pursuit.
-bakerstreet: sail to the end. on the Flying Dutchman with Morticia Adams.
-bakerstreet: the answer is clear. Hunger Games AU with Annie Cresta. Peacekeeper Willard interrogates an uncooperative victor.
-bakerstreet: never happened never left. directly post-film, with Ka-Bar Kincaid.
-dear_mun: intro. with Joy Hill and John Lugo.
setyoufree: (no one here gets out alive)
-Apocalypse Now: Redux. The full script.
-Heart of Darkness. Joseph Conrad's novella.

-Bits and pieces related to Willard at the mun's tumblr. Images, quotes, scattered thoughts, etc.

au info

Dec. 10th, 2013 12:48 am
setyoufree: (trade in your hours)
Just a few to begin with, though Willard is open for translation into most any universe.

Boardwalk Empire
First World War veteran who made it out of the trenches with no debilitating physical injuries, but not without deep mental and emotional scarring. Worked with the Pinkerton Agency until a particularly unsettling case drove him from associating with the government. Now works on and off as a low-level rum runner and occasional gun for hire.

Hunger Games
Citizen of District Two who was trained as a Peacemaker and serves as a member of one of their more covert forces. Although the lessons of loyalty have been branded into his being, Willard has begun to question his own position and the authority of the Capitol.

A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones
Largely unknown knight working in connection with the Lannisters.

Dracula/Victorian Gothic fiction
Formerly affiliated with an American society dedicated to studying and defending folk against supernatural creatures. Although he broke from the agency and does his best to avoid anything remotely supernatural, he finds himself drawn to haunted or otherwise afflicted areas.


Jun. 23rd, 2013 02:57 am
setyoufree: (memories misused)
Thoughts? Criticisms? Any and all feedback welcome.
setyoufree: (so limitless and free)
“But I have found an answer in those eyes
That are impatient to be gone.”
— W.B. Yeats, 'The Tower'

“I shall have to never listen to anything else but this again forever.”
— William Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom!

“I have seen the darkness creep along the wall
I have heard my Madness chatter before day
I have seen the world roll up into a ball
Then suddenly dissolve and fall away.”
— T.S. Eliot, 'Prufrock's Pervigilium'

“Is this a fragment of a real memory or has time folded back on itself? I cannot tell.”
— Haruki Murakami, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World [transl. Alfred Birnbaum]

“A world that can be explained even with bad reasons is a familiar world. But, on the other hand, in a universe suddenly divested of illusions and lights, man feels an alien, a stranger. His exile is without remedy, since he is deprived of the memory of a lost home or the hope of a promised land.”
— Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus [transl. Justin O’Brien]

“you can scream your throat raw out here
and the landscape won’t give a shiver”
— Dan Dietz, Americamisfit

“Ah, ye admonitions and warnings! why stay ye not when ye come? But rather are ye predictions than warnings, ye shadows! Yet not so much predictions from without, as verifications of the foregoing things within. For with little external to constrain us, the innermost necessities in our being, these still drive us on.”
— Herman Melville, Moby Dick

“In order to get to the truth about myself, I must have contact with another person. The other is indispensable to my own existence, as well as to my knowledge about myself.”
— Jean-Paul Sartre, “The Humanism of Existentialism” [transl. Bernard Frechtman]

“People like they historical shit in a certain way. They like it to unfold the way they folded it up. Neatly like a book. Not raggedy and bloody and screaming.”
— Suzan-Lori Parks, Topdog/Underdog

“Sometimes a man seems to reverse himself so that you would say, ‘He can’t do that. It’s out of character.’ Maybe it’s not. It could be just another angle, or it might be that the pressures above or below have changed his shape.”
— John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

“One’s outer life passes in a solitude haunted by the masks of others; one’s inner life passes in a solitude hounded by the masks of oneself.”
— Eugene O’Neill

“I just try to keep track of my own movement these days. That’s enough. Have you ever tried that? To follow yourself around? Like a spy. You can wind up anywhere. It’s amazing. Like, just now I caught myself shaving. I was right over there. Shaving my face. I didn’t know I was doing that until just now. It’s kinda scary, ya know. … I mean there’s a possibility that you could do something you didn’t even know about.”
— Sam Shepard, A Lie of the Mind

“Rocking on the sea, looking for my soul,
dead man’s blood from an old boat hole.
Sail to the left, sail to the right,
sail to the end in the cold moon light.”
— Naomi Wallace, The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek


Jun. 4th, 2013 12:04 am
setyoufree: (take a chance with us)
They say life goes on, but who's to say it ever started? I've seen death, I've seen the light pass out of men's eyes and the cold that came after, but I can't say what that cold replaced. Can't say it made much of a difference.

Everyone says life is valuable. Maybe that's just some trick we have to convince ourselves this is all worthwhile. What this world's full of is eyes, echoes, hollow spaces where there oughtta be something solid. The shit I've seen— I fell into something that pulled back the curtain from the world. Showed me its darkness.

I haven't been able to shake it since.

There's no point in lying about it: there's only one place I'll ever really be, and as far as the rest of the world is concerned, that place never existed. Seems like everything I've seen and done just didn't happen, and I've gotten to feeling like the world's moved on without me. Like I was never a part of it, and maybe it never existed the way I thought.

Thinking like that, things get a little hairy.

But that's all right. What I know is the world's got nothing I want, not even silence.Not like there's clarity anywhere. Not in that world, not in this nowhere place that doesn't make a goddamn lick of sense. It's something you've just gotta accept, once you see it. Salute the absurdity and soldier on, like nothing ever happened.

Shit, if there's one thing I know how to do, it's following orders through to the end.


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