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Parasha: Sandman, December 13th reading


Man, disturbing openings r' us. You just know that with an opening like that, it's not going to end well.

"It's almost lunchtime, so I'm heading into town for breakfast." I like the cut of his jib!

There really are a lot of dream-type songs, aren't there? Especially since I was immediately thinking of even more that weren't showing up here. "In my dreams... we climb... and to the top we fly..." or "These dreams go on when I close my eeeeyes" (Y'all can thank the fates that you just have to put up with me typing the songs, not singing them.)

For whatever reason, I just find it utterly amusing to see Dream riding around in a car through the streets of London, or to think of him taking public transport, whichever form of it they took.

I forgot about the walls of the house... ugh. Just... ugh. *twitch* There are some interesting things done with the panels, though! Makes the story at that point seem even more dreamlike and unreal.

Dream comes across as both dickish and kind in this, which is an interesting line to walk!

Notes:

John Constantine is of course from the series Hellblazer, if you missed the movie. (Which I have, actually, I really need to get around to watching that!)



A reminder of the schedule.

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stormfeather
Dec. 15th, 2010 08:44 pm (UTC)
Well, there's a reference to The Smoke too! Although that's at the very end.

And yes, Gaiman is English, although living in America at the moment.
khedron
Dec. 15th, 2010 09:10 pm (UTC)
There really are a lot of dream-type songs, aren't there? Especially since I was immediately thinking of even more that weren't showing up here. "In my dreams... we climb... and to the top we fly..." or "These dreams go on when I close my eeeeyes" (Y'all can thank the fates that you just have to put up with me typing the songs, not singing them.)

:-) Heh. There's a song game where someone sings a minimum of 8 words from a given song, and then the next person has to do the same with a new song, either with the same theme or with the last ending word or some other connection. "Dream" would keep you going for a while.

I *did* see the Keanu Reeves movie, and ... this seems like a younger, more impressionable John Constantine. Which is not a bad thing, merely interesting to see.

I thought it was a little odd for Dream to refer to Constantine on a first-name basis -- partly because I was somehow used to hearing him called "Constantine", and partly because it seemed like icons of immortality or Endless or whatever they're called would be a little more distant or formal. But then again, I dimly remember Death being very personable too. Also, as reesei pointed out (she was reading over my shoulder on the plane), Dream is in touch with everyone's dreams -- what's more personal than that?
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