“The extraordinary thing is this: the moment you make a story or create an image that finds favor with an audience, you've effectively lost it. It toddles off, the little bastard; it becomes the property of fans. It is they who create around it their own mythologies; who make sequels in their imagination; who point out the inconsistencies in your plotting... I can envisage no greater compliment.”- Clive Barker, Hellraiser #1
Gordon's asked what Wizards have taught us this week... And I was like, “Crap. I got nothin'.”
However, yesterday I was invited to one of the more awesome Facebook groups: “Let's get James Curcio to hand-craft the Lament Configuration.”
So I have agreed to help in the, err, “research.” I have, uh, “acquired” all the Hellraiser comics, found a PDF of Clive Barker's The Hellbound Heart and plan to watch either Hellraiser or Hellraiser II: Hellbound later this week. Now, before you ask: no. I haven't seen any of the films since the fourth came out. It was clear the franchise was going downhill upon watching Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth... But I might even endure those.
“What's your pleasure, sir?”