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Hey, Subminimalists!



This is a question especially for Jason and Alice.

Assume for a moment that in 1998 Engine House 9 in Tacoma (and its brewery) became the center of a revolutionary movement in literature and art - the Subminimalist Movement.

What would Tacoma look like today?

What would E-9 be like today?

One of my nebulous thoughts is to take a look at what happened to Seattle following the explosion in grunge music, but I'm not sure this is a valid basis for comparison.

Whaddaya think?
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kingcadillac
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Time:2005-05-18 08:25 pm (UTC)
E9 would overflow with bitters and arguments over whether a story exists when it isn't being read, and whether it can exist the same way twice, and the jocks all shake their heads and go to Shakabra instead.

Tacoma has the impending rot we subminimalists love so well, the empire-tettering we need, and so if the subminimalists were to take over the city, you'd see us in grocery stores yetlling "Food is dead!" and then buying some anyway, or gazing happily at a creeping vine that grows from a crack in the freeway, and tourist brochures would say "see historic downtown before they fix it, which is a waste of time anyway!" and the tiny squid exibit at the aquarium would be a top choice for a first date, and all over town, people would compose epic poems in chalk on the sidewalk, even when it rains.
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thomryng
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Time:2005-05-19 03:39 am (UTC)
Or perhaps, especially when it rains.

But what would the tourists do to the city, I wonder? How long before the locals sold out? And what, in this context, would "selling out" actually mean?
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