“This strange business of what it is to be a writer in this increasingly insane world in which we live, in which surrealism, it seems, is the new realism”.
In “What’s up?” part one that I posted a couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that Hollywood produces some futuristic movies with events and things that seem before their time. And then, aspects from the movie can and do arrive in our current reality as a fact.
Well, the book I wrote, “Fables from the Magic Tunnel” trilogy, seems to have done likewise. I am amazed to hear, read or see something lately that I had written, at least twenty years ago.
Case in point:
* I read the other night about an author, Lee Carroll, whose has a character “WO” is in his series of Kyron books. I have never read one of his books, yet; one of my characters is named “WO” (wise one). Go figure!
*In the movie, “Cloud Atlas” the character of “Old George” does exactly what “Neg/Gen” in Fables of the Magic Tunnel does. They represent the voice of negativity that beckons you down the path of fear and destructive negative thoughts!
*In the movie, “Guardians of the Galaxy” I was surprised to hear a character named “Nebula” of which I used it for the name of a planet in Fables. When I wrote the first chapter, many, many years ago, I had no knowledge or ever knew that a Nebula is a cloud of dust and gas in space. It is indeed possible that, I had heard it used somewhere.
* In Fables there is a Laser Light used by the characters long before laser lights came to be in our world.
*I wrote a chapter of sentient tree characters in Fable 3, “Tree Magic.” Of which in the movie, “Guardians of the Galaxy”, there is a sentient tree character named, “Groot”, who has the ability to create lightning bugs to illuminate a dark area.
*In Fables, I used Lightning bugs to illuminate a dark tunnel. Now, this one would seem logical, if you need to light up a dark area…well, of course you could use lightning bugs!
However, my point is that these similarities prompt me to ask…. how, did these arrive so long ago when I wrote the book. And now, how many of these aspects are showing up in my current reality created by others?
It all does make me scratch my head wondering. Any comments would be appreciated! A recently comment issued to me, was that it is being tapped into the collective consciousness.