For the first couple Star Wars movies, the deserts of Morocco and Tunisia made good backdrops for the desert planet of Tattooine. Many of those set pieces are still there, just rotting away in the desert, and New York photographer Rä di Martino went to go find the abandoned sets of Star Wars.
…and then you’re in serious trouble, very serious trouble, and you know it, finally, deadly serious trouble, because this Substance you thought was your one true friend, that you gave up all for, gladly, that for so long gave you relief from the pain of the Losses your love of that relief caused, your mother and lover and god and compadre, has finally removed its smiley-face mask to reveal centerless eyes and a ravening maw, and canines down to here, it’s the Face In The Floor, the grinning root-white face of your worst nightmares, and the face is your own face in the mirror, now, it’s you, the Substance has devoured or replaced and become you…
And at this point you’ve started to have an almost classic sort of Blind Faith in the older guys, a Blind Faith in them born not out of zealotry or even belief but of just a chilled conviction that you have no faith whatsoever left in yourself…and now they’ve got you, and you’re free
The feeling is why I want to die. The feeling is the reason I want to die. I’m here because I want to die. That’s why I’m in a room without windows and with cages over the light bulbs and no lock on the toilet door. Why they took my shoelaces and my belt. But I notice they don’t take away the feeling do they.
Kate Gompert (Infinite Jest)- DFW