By E. T. A. Hoffmann
Ces textes ne sont pas des contes pour enfants. Ce sont les fantasmes d'un écrivain aux abilities multiples (dessinateur, peintre, chanteur et compositeur de musique) : fantasmes noirs, empreints de terreur et de mort, mais aussi de fantasie. Dans ces récits, le fantastique surgit toujours du quotidien : on comprend que Freud ait forgé los angeles inspiration "d'inquiétante étrangeté" en les lisant. l. a. traduction reprise ici est celle
qu'ont lue tous les grands auteurs du XIXe siècle, de Walter Scott à Baudelaire.
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What does it mean? Josh’s boyfriend: It means you’re the ultimate twink. That’s why we all keep rimming you. You’re God. Enjoy. Mackerel: But you don’t ﬁstfuck God. Josh’s boyfriend: Says who? Mackerel: The Bible. Josh’s boyfriend: You don’t have a Bible yet. You have to die ﬁrst. I promise you it’ll be Proustian, whatever that means. I’ll buy a thesaurus, whatever that is. I’ll put in lots and lots of sex so gay guys will buy it. I’ll make you look like whomever you want. Name it. Mackerel: Okay, who’s the cutest boy in the world?
Because you exist in the rational 26 UGLY M A N world, you have to watch his perfect ass fade away into the background and form a disconsolate circle jerk. The sky over Arkansas picks up on your vibes and grows silvery dark like one-way glass. On the other side of it, God’s jerking off. The hicks think weather abnormalities are a sign that Armageddon has arrived and decide to rape their kids before they die. Mackerel rides his bike through streets ﬁlled with children’s lustful screams. He eventually stops at Josh’s boyfriend’s house and falls into your trap.
Right, babe? Josh’s boyfriend: Pretty much. Well, rape in the broadest sense. If it’s ever been called gay sex, it’s in your future. Mackerel (smugly): A hero’s still a hero. Arkansas boy’s dream to save the world from Bin Laden crushed by evil pedophile ring. Americans love that shit. Psychic (in a sixteen-year-old’s voice): Yeah, until they do the autopsy and ﬁnd enough sperm in your ass to start a small third world country. We’ll see how heroic you are after they drag your whorish, drugged-out lifestyle through the tabloids.