raptornx01 wrote:=Tamar wrote:First came the wild idea, the idea of the clicks. Then the rest of the energy beings came through, and there was more than one shape behind that screen. They were probably similar, all DD monsters, but the forms were given them by the people who made the clicks their own. The monster had to obey the magic of the clicks, too. What if they had only continued to make little educational filmstrips? Would there have been a monstrous living potter's wheel?
I don't consider the TFTDD to be a part of it. they were a side effect. They just took advantage of an opportunity that was presented. sure the fact of the click magic dictated their form, as it was that that gave them a portal to the disc, but they weren't a part OF that magic.
Are you saying that if the TFTDD hadn't been clustering waiting for a chance to get through, something else would have animated the larger-than-life figures on the screen? Possibly beings of pure glamour? That would be a very interesting concept, glamour itself as a monster. The original Hollywood glamour did wind up pretty much destroyed, after having destroyed quite a few people.
raptornx01 wrote: What she was saying, at least it seemed that way to me, was there may have been more then one part of the click magic. IE, the part giving people ideas, and the part that got released when the door finally opened, were two different things. both still click magic, but still two different "spirits of holy wood"
I read her question as asking about that, not stating that as a given. However, it does seem to me that there are two parts. The first part is the wild idea, which is independent of the TFTDD that come through later. The clicks themselves are not intrinsically bad as an idea; the problem was the connection to the energies hidden in Holy Wood.
More film allusions: Casablanca, enacted by Ruby and Detritus. Cartoons, enacted by the animals on the hillside. I'm not sure whether the duck is Daffy or Donald, but most likely it's early Donald because he was totally inarticulate at first. The cat and mouse remind me of Tom and Jerry.