Hi everyone! My aim is to develop Elevententeen into a movie script. Think Alice in Wonderland/Being John Malkovich/Harry Potter. Feel lost in my words? Close your eyes and imagine the characters in context. This is a great exercise for reading comprehension!
In a fictive story, we follow Daisy, our protagonist and an offshoot of author Chona Fe Canlas. Daisy is humbly inappropriate and disillusioned. She deals with the transitions of her environment while trying to succeed as a social media specialist. Her role is futuristic, because she lives in a different time, within a different time frame called Elevententeen.
She takes adventures throughout this realm, as she tries to comprehend her reasons for being. She is an individual facing an array of identities, positioned to question new technologies and variations in time and space.
Intermingled with Daisy’s adventures are the author’s personal anecdotes, commenting on a career change and her attempt to comprehend the complexities of communication and the human brain. The author uses her own writing to cure a plethora of falsehoods, habituated over years of resisting Western culture, process & medicine.
Throughout it all, the characters must defend humanism and learn to praise their metaphysical accomplishments in a purely logical, but theoretical landscape.
A note from Chona –
I hope you can follow the wild ride! Linearity is scarce, because the story is intended to be read from varying angles (literally and conceptually). You will be following an infinite number of perspectives, while becoming aware of language’s transformative effects. Some important elements to consider – how do we (Daisy and Chona Fe) end up in the same place? Why don’t things change? What is considered to be change? What is the standpoint of time and space from the inside? And from the outside? What is real or constructed by our minds? How do we relate this to other living or non-living entities like animals, colours or feelings? What does the dual dialogue signify? What will be the ultimate outcome? Good, bad, happy?
Let’s figure it out everybody, enjoy the story!