| Mice men |

I'm reading Maus II for one of my classes. Mind you I just started reading it yesterday, and the essay for it is due tomorrow. Yup, successful procrastination all the way.

I feel half insane. All I have in my head are these pictographs of incinerating mice in Auschwitz. Birkenau. Mice. He uses mice and men. Men with mouse masks when retelling the already told stories = displacement. "Imprint of the former." History vs. modernity. Authenticity vs. inadequacy. Trading cheese for labour. Selling cigarettes for love. And THAT's your life savings!

Spiegelman uses so much pun in the book it's crazy. And it's a COMIC BOOK for Krishna's sake.

I don't read comic books, but this dude's gonna make me have to get Maus, the original, as well.

I'm blown away. This books screams "Adam", with the boundaries it pushes in artistry. Jayce, you'd dig it too. Sphere and Joel, it'd be an instant hit with y'all for sure.

Question: Did I see Tristan yesterday? Who knows. I don't remember half of what went on yesterday. The cloudy days and rainy nights keep me transparent. I know for sure I saw my sweetheart of a niece, Keira, last night. She's a diva, but she's gorgeous. My other niece, Makaylah, came back from VA with my sis, with her crazy self. I got Melon Cucumber hand soap.

My aunt is sick. I haven't told any of y'all this, save for one of you. My aunt has leukemia. She just started chemo the day before yesterday. Prayers, thoughts, meditations = welcomed.

Answer: Did "I" see Tristan yesterday? All I know is with the fog and the rain and the dreariness I told him to have happy trails to wherever the heck he was going. Oh, correction, somehow he enlisted himself in the military and is being deployed to some remote closed location. Didn't bother get his Masters. Stopped working at Columbia as a TA. Germany was just too random. His eyes were grey, this time.

I think I saw him though...oh right...I saw him leaving.

I should've thrown a piece of cheese.

Shalom, chaverim.

Hebrew Word of the Day:


(me-khee-LAH) n. Forgiveness.

Current e-Motions: tired...feel bad for skipping class...well, not really. Gotta go to work...meeehhhh.
Today's Riddims: James Blunt - Back to Bedlam - "You're Beautiful"


Hip-Hope Sparrow said...

I read Maus freshman year of college and wrote a paper on it that my professor like actually. If I find it, I'll post it on my blog, especially for you:) Oy vey, that was a long time ago...

Kurisuteen Kaneshiro said...

hee hee, thanks cliff! if you could somehow post it between now and 3pm later on today, that would be GREAT! lol.

Hip-Hope Sparrow said...

It was actually a short paper on Maus II. I'm relunctant to share it just because I find my writing at that time to be juvenile. However, it is a glimpse into a sheltered mind discovering unbridled suffering. I'm surprised I still even have the paper. My professor at the time still stands as one of the most learned men ever to open my eyes to the human struggle, although we differed on the genius that is Forrest Gump. Ok, I'll post a scan of the paper, just because I like the idea of artifact. Remember, thou shalt not covet, hehe

jasdye said...

you know he's got one on the twin towers collapsing.

not that i've read it. gimme batman year 1 and i'll be pleased.

solitaire said...

I am still trying to navigate my way through this site! ha ha. I have to catch up.

Will definately pray for your aunt. God is in control, He is on the throne, and prayer changes things!

Me said...

excuse me miss, but you have pop-ups. i thought i'd let you know.

why did it take me 10 minutes to figure out how to post a comment? i'm sure i've done it before. i'm slow. ugh.

anyway, i've heard of this book. interesting.

tristan? you have to much man drama. :-P must i backtrack to read of this tristan?

wow, i'll keep your aunt in prayer.

jasdye said...

'thrown a piece of cheese'?

who is he, wallace?

don't you dare backtrack on this mess, gabs.

love you, sweety. keep me up on your auntie.

Kurisuteen Kaneshiro said...

Cliff, once again the paper was great, I can't thank you enough :)

Soli, lol, the blog is formatted in a weird way, I know. I kinda did it that way on purpose, cuz I don't think a lot of people have a layout like this one. Well I hope not :) Thanks for your prayers though sis, I truly from the heart appreciate that.

Gabi, whaaaat pop ups do you speak of?!? I haven't seen any. Please tell me if it's a problem so I can deal with it. Dang it, I thought I finally had a layout that was problem free! As for Tristan, BLAH, that's so blah it's not worth backtracking for. And thanks for your prayers as well.

Last but not least, J-digga. I haven't read Spiegelman's 9/11 book but I heard it was awesome. And heck yeah I should've thrown a piece of cheese, it would've added to the moment of 'riddance'. Love you too, knucklehead.
My aunt is gonna be fine though, it's a spiritual attack and I know it. I wish my other family members had the same view on this I do.