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I'm hearing delicious things about the Prometheus Director's Cut, to be released in October. Like more conversation between David 8 and the Engineer. Oh, and here's translation of what, in the theatrical cut, was said by David, courtesy the linguist who created the Engineer's alien language:

David: ida hmanəm aɪ kja namṛtuh zdℇ:taha … ghʷɪvah-pjorn-ɪttham sas da:tṛ kredah

Which translates to This man is here because he does not want to die. He believes you can give him more life.

Which sheds interesting light on David's feelings towards Weyland, and goes some way towards explaining the Engineer's reaction. It comes down to the hubris of mankind

Hot here. But I wanted that, yes? Currently, it's 90˚F outside, cooler than this time yesterday. And, slowly, Muñoz and Shackleton are doing their best to coolerate this old house. In the middle parlour, the temperature is 84˚F, though it's a bit warmer in my office. But, yes, this is what I wanted. Were it not for the vast leagues of tourons, we'd be headed back to Beavertail and the sea today. Next week, we're supposed to be in the seventies again, though that may not stop me from swimming. Fuck the chill.


Yesterday, I did, in fact, begin Fay Grimmer, and Spooky likes what I wrote. I'm not so sure. And it was so hot in my office, I only managed a measly 452 words. I need to be doing at least 1,100 a day. At least. But Chapter One, "Underhill," is begun. I'm having trouble keeping Dancy's voice separate from that of Siobhan Quinn, the "werepire." papersteven asked yesterday if I'll be writing this novel as quickly as I wrote Blood Oranges last summer (45 days). My reply was simply, "If I don't, I'm screwed." True fact. I also began an email interview on Alabaster: Wolves with Comic Review.

And if you haven't, please order Confessions of a Five-Chambered Heart. We needs the sales, kittens. And you needs the book!


Yesterday evening, Spooky and I escaped the heat and had dinner at Tortilla Flats. Nothing helps with hot weather like spicy food, and the burger I had (the name of it is escaping me), with habañero relish. Then, since it was Third Thursday night at the RISD museum, we went to a 6:30 p.m. showing of a biography of the lives of Charles and Ray Eames, The Architect and the Painter. I'd actually seen a slightly different cut on PBS Tuesday morning, during that bout of insomnia.

And that was yesterday.

Aunt Beast


( 7 comments — Have your say! )
Jun. 22nd, 2012 06:06 pm (UTC)
I presume this will be like Blade Runner. The Director's cut will come out and so much more will come through that everyone's heads will pull a Linda Blair.

And Fay Grimmer!
Jun. 22nd, 2012 06:23 pm (UTC)

The Director's cut will come out and so much more will come

I think this time it will be a much less radical situation.
Jun. 22nd, 2012 07:51 pm (UTC)
Re: RISD 3rd Thursday

DON'T FORGET that Providence Community Library has free passes to the RISD Museum. I got mine at the Rochambeau Branch (Hope & Rochambeau), but there may be others. So you don't necessarily have to wait for 3rd Thursday.
Jun. 22nd, 2012 08:53 pm (UTC)

Eh, I don't mind the wait. The exhibits don't change that often, and the films are only third Thursdays.
Jun. 22nd, 2012 10:23 pm (UTC)
I almost sent you a link to what David said to the Engineer, but then I thought maybe you wouldn't want to know.
Lynne Jamneck
Jun. 23rd, 2012 05:51 pm (UTC)
Can't wait for the DC release.
Jun. 24th, 2012 03:57 pm (UTC)
Question About Prometheus
Heya folks. Long time Caitlin fan. I don't post much here (I'm shy) but I do try and stay caught up. Unfortunately, I missed commenting on the previous discussions on Prometheus.

I loved the film (saw it twice) and have gone back and read all the fun discussions you folks have had here on Caitlin's blog. Good stuff!

My question/observation is this. Assumption: There is this engineer facility on LV-223 and also at least an engineer home world, and probably many other planets occupied by engineers. (Sorry if this has already been covered and I just missed it.)

Most people (movie viewers and critics) assume the engineers have a master plan to come back and wipe out the human race. And that indeed is part of the movie's premise. But could it be possible the engineers (as a race) do NOT want to wipe out humans and that this facility on LV-223 was just a rogue facility working without the permission of their general race?

I say this because the movie clearly takes a position that the "incident" happened 2,000 years ago, and the remaining engineer has been asleep for 2,000 years. If the entire engineer race was in on this wiping-out-the-humans thing, wouldn't some engineer ship have stopped in on LV-223 and said "holy fuck, our facility has been wiped out. We better clean this shit up and then go finish off the humans."

But that never happens. No visitations in 2,000 years by any of their own race (as far as we know).

Possible conclusions: The engineers (as a race) know the LV-223 moon facility was wiped out and don't want to return to clean it up because the "black goo" is just that badass (still though, they had 2,000 years to come wipe out us humans another way).

Or, to the engineers, 2,000 years is the blink of an eye and so they (as a race) just haven't gotten around to checking in on LV-223 (better things to do).

Or, the engineer race has been exterminated.

Or, this facility on LV-223 was a rogue facility...perhaps even a rogue faction of engineers who are meddling in things they shouldn't be.

While I don't think it will ever be explained, I'd like to think the latter conclusion is true. It would make for a very interesting storyline for later movies. Engineers vs. engineers and the humans caught in between, etc., etc.

Anyway, just my babbling. I mostly get blank stares when I bring this up LOL.

Edited at 2012-06-24 05:03 pm (UTC)
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