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Lovely by Surprise (2007) Poster

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Marian: Hey, I was writing this thing, and I believe in it. It can be good.

Jackson: Of course.

Marian: And I just couldn't get over the hugeness of writing a novel. I mean, the enormity of it. And I didn't feel this way until I got to this hard moment in the book. And now I can't seem to recover it. I keep shutting down when I try to write. It's scary.

Jackson: That's not a new problem for writers, of course, you know.

Marian: But it passes, and books are written, and life resumes again. Right?

Jackson: Only if you write.

Marian: Sounds so easy.

Marian: [in a low voice] I'm only 3 chapters in, but I get the sense that one of the characters I'm writing knows he's being written.

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Jackson: Don't miss out on this. Killing the character that you love is the best thing about writing a book.

Marian: Nice. You're like some demented 10-year old boy.

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Bob: We don't have any hotdogs.

Humkin: Do you have any milk?

Bob: We sell cars here. You need a car?

Humkin: Yes. One car, full of hotdogs.

Bob: Okay, that's enough of that. I need you to help me. Do you know what that means?

Humkin: Yes. Do you need my flashlight?

Bob: No. I need you to get in the car and go for a ride with me.

Humkin: I need a hotdog.

Bob: I will take you to get a hotdog. Just get in the car. I need you to look happy. I need you to wave to the people in the building, and get in the car. We will get you a hotdog.

Humkin: Okay. I have a compass, so we won't get lost.

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Humkin: This is a fine car, Bob. I'd like to come back later and discuss a meal.

Bob: Discuss a *deal*.

Humkin: I'd like to discuss a deal.

Bob: Very good.

Humkin: And I'd like to purchase a no-load mutual fund, and a space suit. I would like to rule the Motor Mile with an iron fist. I would like to be your master. I will eat every hotdog in this Motor Mile, and drink melish with all of your Motor Mile wenches.

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Humkin: When I am sad, I forget that I am me. I become something else.

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Mopekey: I am here for the king of this castle. He will know who I am. I am here for milk. I need his milk.

Helen: The king of this castle is probably sitting on the toilet clutching a pitching wedge. But he will return eminently.

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[last lines]

Spokeswoman: I'd like to introduce Marian Walker.

[applause as she opens "The Neverything", A novel by Marian Walker]

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