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The Thing... through the Things eyes


Interesting fan fiction popped up on the radar about none other than our favorite John Carpenter film, "The Thing" (1982).

What is intriguing about the idea is that its the film through the point of view of the Thing. We haven't read through the whole thing, but skimming over we can say that it looks to be faithful and very interesting to see what the creature(s) might have thought.

Here is a snippet from Peter Watts post at Clarkeworld Magazine's site:

"I am being Blair. I escape out the back as the world comes in through the front.

I am being Copper. I am rising from the dead.

I am being Childs. I am guarding the main entrance.

The names don't matter. They are placeholders, nothing more; all biomass is interchangeable. What matters is that these are all that is left of me. The world has burned everything else.

I see myself through the window, loping through the storm, wearing Blair. MacReady has told me to burn Blair if he comes back alone, but MacReady still thinks I am one of him. I am not: I am being Blair, and I am at the door. I am being Childs, and I let myself in. I take brief communion, tendrils writhing forth from my faces, intertwining: I am BlairChilds, exchanging news of the world.

The world has found me out. It has discovered my burrow beneath the tool shed, the half-finished lifeboat cannibalized from the viscera of dead helicopters. The world is busy destroying my means of escape. Then it will come back for me."

Source of the Bitter: JAS

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JAS on Tue, 02/02/2010 - 4:47pm

Great discussion on this story/post at IMDB.

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