Bodega? Analysis 04

“We’re at ‘see title 01a’, Baker Bloch. ”

“Which seems to mean in this case the title is ‘It is Happening Again,’ another Twin Peaks reference.  Thought I’d help you a little at the start, Hucka Doobie.”

“Thanks. Before we begin on this, we’ve agreed to go back and explain that ‘Pageturner’ is set in Olde Lapara Towne as well, like the present one. But in that case we have a probable scene in its unofficial *underground* represented: Audrey’s Bar in Grassland. Then ‘Duncanfollower’ temporarily displaces us to VHC City, then it’s back to the OLT underground, at least symbolically, for ‘Twisted’, since the sand dunes depicted therein — actually Jockey’s Ridge from North Carolina, the highest dune on the eastern coast of the United States…”

“I’m checking behind you, Hucka Doobie, and see you are correct there.”

“Thanks again, Baker Bloch. The castle partially buried in the sand actually exists there — not a collage element. And it’s suppose to act, in the collage, as a double to the sand dune with the sand castle that also was in Grassland. And now with ‘see title 01a’ and partnered ‘see title 01b,’ we’re back in Olde Lapara Towne, as stated. So this is largely about that city you have just moved these collages from. In the present one we have pictured an *escape*. Olde Lapara Towne spreads out to the left here. A bomb seems to have gone off in its southeast quadrant, perhaps of an atomic nature. What appears to be a fireball — again possibly nuclear in origin — falls from the sky. The left side of ‘see title 01a’ depicts chaos in OLT. The right side, which represents the northern suburbs across the tracks *not* owned by Levi Clownski and Shoshi, is relatively calm, although shed in a strange light. We have Twin Peaks villain Windom Earle returning, and also the smaller exposed Laura in the owl symbol — that’s actually on the left side again. Then more Twin Peaks stuff appears to the right:  the Black Lodge where Laura and the Dwarf (Man from Another Place) meet up with main Twin Peaks protagonist, FBI Agent Dale Cooper, yet another member of the Blue Rose team with Earle and Jeffries (Bowie). The dwarf with a different head tattooed on top of his own reappears in ‘see title 01a’ in the picture block above this. Through a speech bubble we understand he utters the perhaps hidden title of the collage: ‘It is Happening Again,’ which refers, in the Twin Peaks universe, to the murder of Laura’s ‘twin cousin’ Maddy Ferguson, who is basically indistinguishable from Laura Palmer except for different colored hair and also the wearing of glasses. Are your hands alright?”

“Yes, Hucka Doobie. Thank you.”

“Then there’s a pink elephant and a ram on a Black Lodge like couch — by that, I mean it seems to have a similar pattern as the floor of the Black Lodge, a distinguishing characteristic. And I believe this image came up accidentally, we’ll say, through a search for ‘Phillip Jeffries’ in Google images. If you would check that please, Baker Bloch, while I continue my spiel, ha ha.”

“Sure thing, Hucka Doobie.”

“The pink elephant represents a parallel, smaller town to Olde Lapara in the Morrison sim. You were thinking about creating an avatar from a freebie pink elephant and then just ran across one — accident again — in Rockabilly Cafe in Morrison and deemed the encounter meaningful. Since then, you understand it was fate to be in the Rockabilly and attached small(er) town for a spell. Wheeler actually went in first [delete 2 sentences].”

“I found it, Hucka Doobie. Phillip Jeffries is also the name of a wall covering company, described on its website as a world leader in this dealing.”

“Good. Did you find the specific image with the couch?”

“Not directly, Hucka Doobie. Sorry.”

“That’s all right. Readers can make similar searches on their own. The point is the couch was there when you searched for transparent images of ‘Phillip Jeffries.’ But why a Ram on the couch? This points again to Genesis’ ‘Lamb’ album (‘Lamb Lies Down on Broadway’), and the simultaneous death of Ram and Lamb in the center of the derivative ‘Tronesis’, your February 2003 synch.”

“Ram equals Lamb, yes.”

“And we should mention that the nuclear explosion thingie to the left taking out a swathe of OLT seemingly is another Phillip Jeffries related image. It’s actually a couple of light fixtures. This reminded you of an explosion, hence the seed of the current collage since you already wrote about an explosion in this same spot in town at the end of part 1 (of the ‘Collagesity 2017 Middle’ graphic novel). You can insert that image here… it will help.

So you’re just using the same base photo over again. This comes from another blog, actually. We should credit it LINK. In the blog, then, this initial explosion represented escape from Olde Lapara Towne and heading into the high hills looming above it to ultimately meet Tonshi Ashokan, who describes herself later as… well, if you’ll help me out here again Baker and we’ll get back to that.”

“Right. I’ll check.”

“Anyway, the plan in the blog at this time was to leave Olde Lapara Towne after part 1 (of 6) of the graphic novel and never return, perhaps moving the action of the story to this Ratcliff, which didn’t turn out. Or possibly Collagesity or back to VHC City or just another town, period. Away from OLT. But you, through your characters, ended up returning, and then eventually moving down into the underground for more action and adventure (in the second half of the novel). You found reasons to stay.

Now the present collage is about leaving again, but this time for real. ‘It is Happening Again.’ And the novel ends with this same, exact explosion being depicted in the background. Another link there please. LINK”

“Where are we going beyond OLT? we must then ask. At one point it appeared it could be Morrison and this town created around the Rockabilly Cafe there. But Wheeler went in first and got in trouble with the mayor. And then you’ve had more recent encounters, Baker Bloch.”


“But it extends to other towns as well: Ratcliff has its own story to tell as a possible destination of escape. VHC City as well — another place where not Wheeler but *you* got in some hot water. Deep hot water.”

“(It felt as) hot as jalapeno peppers, yeah.”

“And you can’t return there.”

“No,” answers Baker Bloch. “Duncan might. I think that’s the plan for the current novel.”

“Going along with the elements of ‘Pageturner,’ good.”

“But we have to get Paul, the white example, out of this stoner haven Hana Lei.”

“Story for another night. But I think the escape here is encapsulated in Morrison, since you have property there and set up a parallel Twin Peaks Black Lodge on a sky island there, correct?”

“Yes. Supposedly Buster doubles as the dwarf, a role he didn’t relish actually. Mike Anderson.”

“We better end this post and go to another.”

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