Drugs, Sex, & Celaphopods
After the lawsuits, lawyer's fees,
and endless battles with the IRS,
starting a religion isn't as lucrative as you'd think.
If you really want fame and fortune,
what you need to do is write science fiction.
The Good: It's got plenty of tentacle sex.
The Bad: It's got plenty of tentacle sex.
The Ugly: Have I mentioned the tentacle sex?
- Alien squid (as in the one) invades Earth from outer space (the planet Si, to be exact).
- Local druggies mistake said squid for an octopus and adopt him as their mascot.
- And deep from within the confines of his aquarium, alien squid mascot plots to take over the world.
- Yeah, I think that about covers it.
Based on actual events...
I mean, somebody's got to have a squid in an aquarium somewhere.
Errata & Notes
Eddie's dead, so there ain't nobody paying me to proofread his stuff anymore; hence, these are the manuscripts as written, as he left them. I added the footers and headers and included the copyright notice, but didn't touch anything else.
Underline text should be interpreted as italicized as this is one of the peculiarities of the publishing industry. Other formats and changing out the underlining to italics will have to wait for another day (and probably until after I load his other stuff first).
The complete book:
Eddie also wrote a Sick Screenplay, uploaded here for your general amusement, edification, and reading pleasure.
Sick Movie (doc)
Sick Movie (pdf)
I'm probably not a very good friend. I'm definitely not a very good agent. Like I said, I was supposed to market this stuff for Eddie, but I never really got around to doing it. All the same, here's some general query, promo, splash page stuff. And since Eddie wrote all of it, they might actually explain the story of The Sick much better than I ever could; as in:
A chrono-co-logical ride through the ideology of The Sick religion, which basically boils down to: you can never have too much of a good thing: i.e. drugs, sex, and brain sucking alien life forms.
Or if that's excerpt from his marketing materials is not high minded enough for you:
Squids from outer space disguise their nefarious plans to take over the
world by pretending to be a bunch of crazy cultists whose nut-job
leaders claim to be squids from outer space, disguising their nefarious
plans to take over the world by pretending to be a bunch of crazy
But that, of course, only tells one side of the story:
The Sixth may well be alien squids from the depths of space intent on world domination, but The Sick are, also, a bunch of drug crazed meth-heads who favor a stewed pot of tentacles with their sex.
The Sick: Drugs, Sex, and Celaphopods... now with great big heaping portions of all three.
The Sick Synopsis (doc)
The Sick Synopsis (pdf)
This eight page synopsis is remarkable. Oh, sure. It tells almost nothing about the story. But after reading it (once again), I instantly remember why I fell in love with Eddie's work. This is good stuff. This is what the story is about.
The Sick Synopsis II (doc)
The Sick Synopsis II (pdf)
This synopsis contains a lot more about the plot. But truth be told, I can't be bothered to more than just glance over it. And by the look of things, Eddie couldn't be bothered to either. But in the interest of pushing all of Eddie's work to the web, I include it here.
The Sick a Query Letter (doc)
The Sick a Query Letter (pdf)
A short and sweet (one page) query letter.
I seem to recall Eddie mentioning something about starting a second movie script. But for the moment, I can't find it among his records. So perhaps like so many other things, that was little more than talk. If I find it, I'll post it. But for now, that's all he wrote when it comes to The Sick. And seeing how he died, it was perhaps more than he should have written...
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