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TOM page 148/150

At the risk of stating the obvious, seems to me that shared (& often secret) experiences are at the heart of relationships. (Hey, maybe some of us forget that sometimes?)

TOM pg139/150

Seems like the right page for a Friday…! Cape Town has been enjoying Burning Man type trance parties for years, since the ’90’s, though more recently we have Afrikaburn, which is modelled on the BM experience.
This is an example of the enjoyable nature of secret knowledge. Us, the audience, knows what the explosion is all about, and we enjoy seeing the party crowd catching up with what we already know.

TOM page 128/150

Action is fun to draw, & watch!

TOM 125/150

As some may know, the dramatic question of a film is the ‘big question’ behind it, that hopefully gets answered during the film.
Perhaps one dramatic question of this film script project is: ‘if your dreams are telling you something, then what inside you is doing the telling?’ (Although can The Internet ‘wake up’, might also be a dramatic question posed in this film)

TOM pg 116

Funny to think when I first wrote The Oracle Machine, 10+ years ago, cannabis was illegal. Yet now it’s practically legal in South Africa, & many other places. Things can change fast!

And yes, Cape Town really is what I call ‘The Cradle of Consciousness’, where scientific evidence suggests humanity survived as a small group (20,000 people) & then enjoyed a leap in consciousness over 100,000 years ago, before spreading out worldwide.
(Think #2001 A Space Odyssey, but with cave people tossing bones to the sky)

Our incredible region is now finally being recognised by local authorities, and marketed as humankind’s ‘Cradle of Culture’. (But I think ‘Cradle of Consciousness’ is much more accurate & cooler!)

This is why it’s The Perfect Setting for an original movie about humanity’s next evolutionary leap in consciousness and IQ.
(Or should it be AI-Q?)

TOM pg 114

After a short dialogue break, cut back to action!
(‘give TOM a piece of my mind’ being a hint of weird things to come…)

TOM pg 110

Keeping things moving! (At last, another non-verbal page)

TOM pg 109

Raising the intrigue…

TOM pg 108

Humour & horror sometimes tell a good story together.

TOM pg 106

When the¬†#AI¬†phones you…


(Apologies for not publishing page yesterday, but our beautiful mountain was calling, on a sunny blue-sky day)