Monday, February 27, 2006

My Childhood

Some images related to Ghost Map that are imbedded deep within the folds of my psyche:

1) Phantasmal Terrain - a completely useless Magic card.

2) Ghouls n/ Ghosts - 1988 Arcade game by Capcom. The Japanese title, Dai Makaimura ( 大魔界村 ), means "Great Demon World Village." (Japanese is that silly)

3) Powerslave - a little known Sega Saturn game. Like Doom, except in Egypt. This guy here is Set, the Egyptian god of choas and the alien desert waste. The art smacked of Todd McFarlane.

4) Ghostwriter, - a live-action, 1992 mystery for kids. Ghostwriter could communicate by rearranging words from computer screens, notebooks, advertisements etc. "That would be a negatory, Ghostwriter..."

Sunday, February 26, 2006


Ghost Map is a little project where I intend to explore a handful of intellectual topics, proceeding forward from image to image, theme to theme, by whatever random in-roads, back alleys, and hidden short cuts that may pop into my brain at that time. I may emulate some writers and thinkers that I admire, but I do not intend to re-create established brands of thought. On the contrary, I hope to disclose the seeds of new, poetic creativity from the confines rigid, academic discourse.
I hope to surpass my fathers, the word-wizards of that previous generation, or at least begin to develop my own personal voice from within their words. My only other guiding principle will be the general auspices of naked, free-association. Expect no short stories or poetry here; I’m not terribly good at writing fiction. At any rate, everyone knows that there is no such thing as non-fiction, is there?

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