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Writer's Bricks - About

                      Writer's Bricks is the first Frangles material that utilizes a solid nonlinear page structure.  While the 600+ pages of raw Frangles prose are generally written to adhere to this type of structure (along with most of the character, plot, and theme brainstorming), almost none are polished into any kind of readable story (aside from the five chapters of Kyle Kirby material which were written long before it was decided Frangles would adhere to this type of reading structure).  It's a constant struggle to design and present finished, readable Frangles material to  you, because just like a fractal image, every single pixel relates to--and relies on--every single other pixel in the entire picture, and finishing one solid short story sets a hundred key precedents for every other Franles story integrated into the same structure (that is, if the story is to remain intact in the final result; otherwise all posted material would just be re-written constantly getting you all quite mind-mangling dizzy).
                     Writer's Bricks hence presents a story about that very frustration of friting (fractal-writing) Frangles!  As a writer can often be best be inspired by what's on his or mind at the time he or she is writing, the most accessible personal frustration any writer has on hand is the aggravation of their !@#$ing manuscript!  Hence you might say Writer's Bricks is written from a level of inspiration that any book that isn't about writing the book you're writing at the moment you're writing it--cannot!  And of course, via that main topic/theme, the reader gets to follow the journey and evolution of figuring out Writer's Bricks and Frangles from--you guessed it, Square One (which is literally a Flutonian city square that Skip begins his writing journey at), followed later by Skip's exploration of a literal Writer's Block (city block in Flutonia), and other such nauseating puns so horrid as to beg for integration with the entire main storylines.

                      Writer's Bricks operates on a breaks-the-fourth-wall principle, which is a reference to a film and television technique where actors will face toward the direction of the camera, breaking an invisible front "wall" that is rarely used.  Looking straight at the audience can feel awkward, as we aren't characters in the movie or show, unless the film somehow involves us.  Most slapstick movies will throw in a couple easy fourth-wall jokes; in Spaceballs, we crash into Dark Helmet's helmet as we get too close near the start of the movie, and we're stared at directly at when the copy of Spaceballs the Movie within the movie is played at the exact moment we're at in our version we're watching.  At the start of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, there's a moment where Jay, Silent Bob, and Holden (Ben Affleck) turn their heads slowly to the camera after the line "I mean, a Jay and Silent Bob movie?  Who would pay to see that?"  This is done frequently in Wayne's World, as wayne (Mike Myers) turns to the camera to talk to us.  While this is occasionally done elsewhere (Malcolm in the Middle, and High Fidelity), this is especially audience-interactive in Wayne's World, because the movie involves Wayne and Garth's local cable program, implying the movie that we're watching is part of some larger program of the main character's!
                      Writer's Bricks, like Wayne's World, involves the audience for the entire journey.  The reader is a main character in the story (perhaps the most major character apart from Skip himself) because the whole book is about how to write the most entertaining material for all you local hovering "freers" (fractal readers /  seers / viewers / experiencers, or Frangles readers / seers / etc;  basically you).  Since the idea of what a freer is and what it means to be one needs not just explanation, but involvement
to properly explain--along with many, many other strange new Frangles concepts core to what Frangles is all about--Writer's Bricks seems a nifty story to introduce Frangles' main structure and themes (roughly introduced indirectly in the finished Kyle Kirby chapters and the first semi-finished Zeroa novella).  In fact, it couldn't really be written at any other time without removal from the strongest reader / writer association with its themes.  (Further books with Skip may elaborate by taking Skip through a similar long-term proccess as freers and friters follow Frangles' journey further).
                      Note that there are a couple subtly different dimensions of freers in Writer's Bricks.  There's the idea of hovering freers freading the events happening directly to Skip (the main story you're reading within which Skip is a main character), and the freers of the material that Skip will write (or has written, depending on what happened to Skip before his long-term amnesia at 1:11, the first minute we jump in).  There's also the very purposely fuzzy themematic question of who or what might be watching or reading our lives, or Skip's life, or the stories Skip writes, and so on for all real life and fictional characters.  All these types of freers often intertwine and overlap in a dizzying complexity, involving you in what it means to be a frwoa freer.  (A frwoa is a "fractal work of art" or "Frangles work of art", some type of art or poetry that someone either finds or sees in life from their own perspective, or is designed by someone specifically as a work of art, such as a written poem or book or dance).
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