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At last my octopus and jar issues are getting resolved. I hate having to play the supernatural card or the…I don’t know what you’d call it when say when you say it’s ok for a character to time-travel or be a vampire so they can do pretty much anything. An easy out? That’s what I call it. And that’s what I’m doing with the octopodes, pretty much.
You see, I need some back story to go along with these beads and also a explanation as to how the octopus keeps getting his tentacles on jars of stuff. I think I do anyway.The octopus, who’s name is Walter (until I think of a better one), I think he’s kind of hapless more so than misguided. (I haven’t fleshed out all the nonsense yet.) He doesn’t really know “time travel” but he does know (and like) “jar”. He also knows that if he walks through this under water worm hole thing in his closet there’s jars all over the place. So each time he goes through he grabs a jar from the other side and comes back, sometimes altering history, sometimes just getting a snack.
So far there are only two jars of historical significance ( thus requiring the time-travel explanation). One contains the subject of a very famous photograph by Andres Serrano (which never went missing though could have fit in a jar). The other contains Kennedy’s brain, which is either missing or not depending on which website you read. I’m choosing to believe it is missing because it’s absence dovetails so nicely with the time traveling octopus explanation. Yep, that’s what I have so far. Some of them are up on Etsy now, if you want to see. Let me know if you think of any jar ideas.
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