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METAPHORIC, IF YOU MIND

07 January 2006

The new year is going on, I'm still gaming a lot but also working. Nothing really new to report, so I'll talk about this August a bit.

Don't be puzzled, I just wanted to make a really bizarre episode. Something even surrealistic. I guess you could point it as 'Magritte light', but that would be insulting to him. Suffice it to say I was in the right mood. I like it when August gets weird.

People who know me might be surprised that I'm doing something that might appear depicting smoking as positive or even classy. Well, rest assured, I still have a healthy loathing of all kinds of tobacco and its sycophants. Cigarettes are still my number one everyday scourge, and cigars come close behind. Pipe however, needn't be that disgusting and can even have some flavours that I would describe as 'mellow' or 'not that repulsive at all'. Pipe is still tobacco of course, and therefore a venomous and sickening substance that diseases your own body and those around you (presumably the 'ones you love', well, nice way of showing it!). But at the same time, it's still a media-generated metaphor for distinguished gentlemen.

And August is such a gentleman, ladies and gents. Also, always remember that he's not real. He's a figure of lines and ink on paper made digital. He can't get ill unless I desire it. And the effects of that pipe are harmless to him. Think before you act, in the real world, kids. Tobacco is whacko.

Roderick.