May 22, 2012

Yet...


Exposed, a collection of my short stories, received a 5-star review this month:

This was a fun read and very hot! Check it out and enjoy yourself! These are short stories with some hotter than others depending on your tastes. Some, I must admit, make me curious about sex practices that I have not tried. Yet.

I like the "yet." It made me think of one of my favorite scenes in High Fidelity. In fact, I was just recreating the scenario for a friend yesterday...

Rob: What did Laura mean last night when she said, "I haven't slept with him yet." Yet! What does "yet" mean anyway? It means you're gonna do it, doesn't it? Or does it?

[Next scene]

Rob: [To Barry] Just come on. What would it mean to you, that sentence: I haven't seen Evil Dead II yet?

Barry: Well, to me it would mean that you're a liar. You've seen it twice. Once with Laura -oops- and once with me and Dick, remember? We had that conversation about the guy making Beretta shotgun ammo off-screen in the 14th century.

Rob: Right, all right. But let's just say that I hadn't seen it and I said to you, "I haven't seen Evil Dead II yet", what would you think?

Barry: I'd think that you're a cinematic idiot and I'd feel sorry for you.

Rob: All right. But from that one sentence, would you think that I was going to see it?

Barry: I'm sorry, Rob. I'm struggling here. You're asking me what would I think if you told me you hadn't seen a film that you have already seen. What am I supposed to say?

Rob: Just listen to me. If I said to you-

Barry: "I haven't seen Evil Dead II yet", yes.

Rob: Would you get the impression that I really wanted to see it?

Barry: Oh, uh, well you couldn't have been desperate to see it, otherwise you'd have already gone.

Rob: Right, I'm not gonna see that movie.

Barry: [pause] But the word "yet". Yeah, you know what? I'd get the impression that you wanted to see it otherwise you'd have said you didn't wanna go.

Rob: But in your opinion, would I definitely go?

Barry: How the fuck am I supposed to know?! Probably!

Rob: Why?

Barry: Because it's a brilliant film. It's so funny, and violent, and the soundtrack kicks fucking ass. I never thought I'd say this, but can I go work now?


Love, love, love High Fidelity!

XXX,
Alison

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