Mr. Reindeer wrote:
whoisalhedges wrote:Annie is the big one. She is the REASON Coop went into the Lodge to begin with. Frost knew damn well she won the pageant. I'd entertain the thought of retconning, but... Part 7, there's Annie. So, she is in fact NOT being erased from TP history... just the book. There's a reason. I don't know what it is, but THAT is intentional.
The "Lana winning the pageant" thing wasn't even in the book, though. It's just something he said at signings.
I'll be damned....
Could have sworn it was in the book. So much so that I flipped to the two Lana parts (one on the Milford courtship, the other posthumous, a page or two apart), set to prove you wrong with page number citations... but you're right.
Thing is, I didn't really pay that much attn. to the pre-series hype. I was out of work for two years. I was poor - very poor - when Lynch & Frost sent their tweets; and TBH I didn't know if I'd ever be able to see something I'd been waiting over half my life for. By the time this year came around, I'd been gainfully employed for several months, had cable, realized I would be able to watch... got the book and awaited the premier. But before then, I didn't want to tease myself....
Anyway, without reading the interviews, why did I assume it was in the book? I noticed Annie was written out of the story, and MF did mention
Lana and the MTP pageant (but just her "contortionistic jazz exotica"), I suppose my brain just added it in there.
Honestly, it seems to me they're intentionally playing that tendency of ours. Take The Experiment. Probably 90% of people here, on Reddit, on Facebook, on YouTube, are calling it "Mother." But it is only referred to as "Experiment" in the credits (the actor is credited as Experiment Model in Part 1, but I think - again with the assumptions - is that there's a lot of CGI in that appearance, and she "modeled" her body for the general form in motion-capture; but was actually photographed
in Part 8 ). At no point in the dialog (it's not even referenced in the dialog; Albert & Cole might know what killed Sam & Tracey, but they ain't talking) or in the credits is it referred to as "Mother." So why do people use that word?
American Girl says "my mother is coming" in Part 3. She says it as a warning, as there are loud, menacing, banging sounds outside. Moments later, Coop passes through the glass box, and The Experiment follows. Five parts later, in the aftermath of the Trinity test, we see it again; and this time it's barfing up a bunch of eggs and a PokéBOB. Well, now it's certainly a
"mother," in that it "gave birth to" a bunch of eggs, at least one of which contained a gestating frogbug, and another Killer BOB. So, people's brains seem to make that connection. It didn't stick around to raise anything, showed no maternal behavior - so I'm guessing the biggest reason is its appearance subsequent to Phoebe Augustine saying "my mother is coming." In any case, though, there's absolutely nothing
in the text to suggest that we should call it anything but Experiment. It might be what American Girl is talking about. I'd allow that it *most likely* is what she's talking about. But it is not *by necessity* what she is talking about; and yet the vast majority of people discussing Twin Peaks online call it "Mother."
It's how brains work. Just like how, in the absence of the Miss Twin Peaks winner
, I went ahead and gave Annie's crown to her runner-up, even without reading anything about Frost's book tour.
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