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Jay Lake
Date: 2007-11-10 17:33
Subject: [writing] Quoting myself, from a revision to an existing story
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If Jesus had been a sailor, working among fishermen, why would He ever have left the water to die on a tree? A sailor's Christ would have drowned an honest death, then walked out from beneath the waves three days later.
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J.K.Richárd
User: neutronjockey
Date: 2007-11-11 01:35 (UTC)
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Brilliant quote.
Simply.Brilliant.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2007-11-11 02:14 (UTC)
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Thenk yew.
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lordofallfools
User: lordofallfools
Date: 2007-11-11 02:49 (UTC)
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A sailor's Christ would have drowned an honest death, then walked out from beneath the waves three days later.

...except that the Romans got to choose the method of execution.
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Leah Bobet
User: leahbobet
Date: 2007-11-11 02:54 (UTC)
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That's lovely.
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Leah Cutter: Castle
User: lrcutter
Date: 2007-11-11 02:57 (UTC)
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Keyword:Castle
Lovely quote. But Jesus wasn't a sailor -- he was a carpenter, so he died nailed to wood.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2007-11-11 03:07 (UTC)
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Extratextual context: The line is from a sailor's inner monolog written in fairly tight third. Also, when I wrote it, I was thinking of the Leonard Cohen's Suzanne:

And Jesus was a sailor when He walked upon the water
And He spent a long time watching from his lonely wooden tower
And when He knew for certain only drowning men could see Him
He said, "All men will be sailors then until the sea shall free them."
But He, Himself, was broken long before the sky would open
Forsaken, almost human, He sank beneath your wisdom like a stone

Edited at 2007-11-11 03:08 am (UTC)
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paulcarp: pic#65586584
User: paulcarp
Date: 2007-11-12 06:52 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:pic#65586584
"...like some ragged stranger
Died upon the cross
And might I say it seems so fitting in its way
He was a carpenter by trade
Or at least thats what I'm told..."
-"The Mercy Seat," Nick Cave
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scarlettina: Writing
User: scarlettina
Date: 2007-11-11 04:39 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Writing
wow. Your words? Mighty fine. Cohen's words? Kill me ded.
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Jay Lake: jay-windblown
User: jaylake
Date: 2007-11-11 04:44 (UTC)
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Keyword:jay-windblown
Lennie is quite a big influence on me. But I think maybe you knew that.
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scarlettina: Write hard die free
User: scarlettina
Date: 2007-11-11 05:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Write hard die free
I had...an idea, yeah. :-)
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