A couple of weeks ago I saw a link somewhere to a “list of fictional something-or-others” at Wikipedia. Might have been fictional expletives or fictional gods (which by the way is far too long a list since it could have been summed up easily in a single word, I’ll let you guess what that word is); I can’t rightly remember. I got the bright idea though to do a broad search for “list of fictional” at Wikipedia, thinking the results might make for a nifty little post. The search turned up a whopping 2150 results! That’s a lot of fictional stuff. Too much in fact. I mean how do you choose between fictional chimpanzees, fictional drugs, fictional robots, fictional universes, fictional narcissists, fictional books, notable mustaches in fiction, etc, in order to craft a cogent post? You can’t. So I scrapped the idea.

12.16. filed under: bits&bytes. fiction. theory.

Actually, the first time I came across a “fictional something-or-others” list on wikipedia was when reading your article about the short film “Metalosis Maligna”. So maybe you mean the list of “fictional diseases”... linked from your very own website?

posted on 12.16 at 03:27 PM.

I tend to see the fictional as the sum of possibilities which will never happen. The act of creation in fiction, and the weaving of that creation into the mental tapestry of a culture, draws a distinction between the ‘real’, the ‘fictional’ and the ‘not yet real’.

Fiction helps us define reality, and metafiction (that is fiction which draws awareness to its nature) deconstructs possible, non-possible, self referential and hyper-realities.

Wikipedia is interesting because it’s the first knowledge interface to define the unreal as well as the real in equal measure. Defining the difference will have strange effects on the future states of knowledge we come to rely on.

posted on 12.16 at 08:25 PMMr. Danieru

I’m guessing that word is “all.”

posted on 12.16 at 09:27 PM.

When I was thirteen I spent spring break “guarding” a series of water-bug traps on a local river for marine biologist friends of my parents. Needless to say (althought I’ll say it anyway and frankly never really understood the value of that phrase), there was plenty of down-time. I spent that week reading The Number of the Beast and, despite the 23 years since, I’ve never fully recovered.

Having been convinced at various times during my youth that I was the only living being on earth (I could never figure out if everyone else was a robot, or if I was on some version of alien television or if existence was just a figment of my imagination) my predisposition to solipsism allowed this book to burrow itself deeply into my psyche. When I discovered Descates at 16 it was all over for me…down the rabbit hole, never to return.

posted on 12.18 at 12:32 PM.

Pantheistic Solipsism is the basis for the plot of the Arnold Schwarzenegger film The Last Action Hero in which a character in an action movie crosses into the “real world”. In a similar example, the movie Pleasantville features a pair of teenagers who stumble into a reality based on a popular 1950’s television show

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