Strictly Finchness

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Anonymous said: Did you intend the narrator and Tyler to have homoerotoc subtext?

chuckpalahniuk:

Of course not.  You can’t have sex with yourself!   Are you crazy?  ( wink-wink )

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punkrockbuckybarnes:

i love when someone makes a tsn graphic and we all reblog it and tag it like “why have you done this.” it doesn’t matter what the graphic is, like it could be tsn scenery, but we’re all so hurt by it existing in any capacity. fascinating.

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theclassicreader said: Are women allowed in fight club?

chuckpalahniuk:

In the sequel, there is a female equivalent, also geared toward world domination, but this is not a boys vs. girls story. 

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lichesgetstitches said: When do you decide that a character will die? How often do you change whether or not a character will survive?

chuckpalahniuk:

Here’s an old OLD trick.  I always call it the “Second Act Sacrifice.”  You can be glib and funny in the first act, but when you need to get serious — kill your most-goofy character.  In ‘Fight Club’ it’s Big Bob.  In ‘Survivor’ it’s the goldfish.  It’s a trope, but it works.  In ‘Lullaby’ it’s fulfilled when Streator realizes that he’s killed his own wife by accident — the death happens in flashback, but it’s still the sacrifice.

Hey, a big shout-out to Meatloaf’s daughter for coming to see the Adult Bedtime Stories at the L.A. Echo Plex in May.  It was great to meet you.

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Anonymous said: I'm working on the third or fourth rewrite of a screenplay I'm working on and I'm wondering, how do you motivate yourself when you're going back to material that you've already written multiple times? I just feel like I'm hitting more roadblocks mentally than I did my first few times around.

chuckpalahniuk:

I feel your pain.  You’re describing the stage where I used to shave off all my hair as proof to myself that nothing in the current project was sacred.  My way past that lag is to radically ramp up the plot, adding a shocking subplot.  In ‘Beautiful You’ my final addition was a subplot involving a couple named Yuri and Brenda — it’s hideous and contains some of the most offensive images I’ve ever depicted.  So, my advice?   Salt in no more than ten pages, a few here and there, but have them weave a radical minor story into the existing screenplay.  Doing so will revive your passion for the whole project.

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chuckpalahniuk:

I’ve been reading your answers with great interest tonight however I’ve been unable to think of anything original from myself to ask. Instead, I thought it might be appropriate to share this image. It’s a take-away sandwich board that I “liberated” from an abandoned chip van in my teens along with several others like it. A year or two ago I decided that the best use for it would be to create this; the very essence of service industry guerrilla terrorism. It is currently mounted in my hallway as the first impression my guests (if I had any) recieve of my home.
Does it still smell like chips?   It looks like it does.  My dog would lick the letters right off the board.  Thank you for sharing.  cp

chuckpalahniuk:

I’ve been reading your answers with great interest tonight however I’ve been unable to think of anything original from myself to ask. Instead, I thought it might be appropriate to share this image. It’s a take-away sandwich board that I “liberated” from an abandoned chip van in my teens along with several others like it. A year or two ago I decided that the best use for it would be to create this; the very essence of service industry guerrilla terrorism. It is currently mounted in my hallway as the first impression my guests (if I had any) recieve of my home.

Does it still smell like chips?   It looks like it does.  My dog would lick the letters right off the board.  Thank you for sharing.  cp

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jack-faggot-pitman said: Were you at all disappointed by the changes to the end of fight club in the film or do you think that the moral themes were upheld?

chuckpalahniuk:

Disappointed?  No, I was realistic.  The movie couldn’t run three hours and spiral down to a closing shot in an insane asylum.  David and Jim did a great job of keeping everything intact until the big fireworks ending.  The validity of their ending comes from how it mimics the “two lovers backlit by fireworks” cliché of so many romances.  ( including ‘Meet Joe Black’? ) 

One purpose of the graphic novel is to revisit that theme of un-lovability.  How the primary characters feel unable to return affection.  Even as parents of a nine-year-old son, they question their own ability to love their child.  Don’t worry, such pop-psych stuff is a small thread running through loads of harsh action and plot. 

2926 | 28.7.2014 | 2 days ago


My daughter had a friend named Max. She told me Fight Club is his favorite movie. I told her never to talk to Max again.
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"I found freedom. Losing all hope was freedom."
Fight Club (1999) dir. David Fincher 

"I found freedom. Losing all hope was freedom."

Fight Club (1999) dir. David Fincher 

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