My Life As A Hypersigil, Part Two

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“I want to write about people I love, and put them into a fictional world spun out of my own mind, not the world we actually have, because the world we actually have does not meet my standards. Okay, so I should revise my standards, I’m out of step. I should yield to reality. I have never yielded to reality. That’s what science fiction is all about.”
–Philip K. Dick

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My Life As A Hypersigil, Part One

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The “hypersigil” or “supersigil” develops the sigil concept beyond the static image and incorporates elements such as characterization, drama, and plot. The hypersigil is a sigil extended through the fourth dimension. My own comic book series The Invisibles was a six-year long sigil in the form of an occult adventure story which consumed and recreated my life during the period of its composition and execution. The hypersigil is an immensely powerful and sometimes dangerous method for actually altering reality in accordance with intent. Results can be remarkable and shocking.
–Grant Morrison, “POP MAGIC!”

I used to be a “character”…and I don’t think I’ve ever fully explained that to you before.

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The Curse Of DC Comics

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“I never wanted you to come back to Gotham. I always knew there was nothing here for you, except pain and tragedy. And I wanted something more for you than that. I still do.”
–Alfred Pennyworth, “The Dark Knight Rises”

I once researched the urban legend as to whether there is a “Superman Curse.” There’s the circumstantial evidence—the centerpiece of which was the similar-sounding George Reeves and Christopher Reeve, famous for playing the character, both dying relatively young. (Between the revelations concerning Kevin Spacey, who played Lex Luthor in Superman Returns, and the apparent “Smallville Girls Sex Slave Cult,” I may have to revise that particular post in the near future.)

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