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Eat your destiny!

No, it's not my New Year motto, nor necessarily some bizarre manga product. I was round my Stepmum's in Colchester on Friday, My Dad and the three kids were there too. The weather conditions were pretty much the worst I have ever seen in the UK. Snow underfoot which I usually enjoy but a bitter wind blowing not snow but small pieces of ice horizontally right into your face can never be pleasant.

So we battened down the hatches, ate plenty and gassed away five hours. Daniel, the middle kid, aged between 4 and 5 was making up stories of how he came to have 3 Batman DVDs. Every now and then he would just shout out "Eat Your Destiny" but we never got to the bottom of where he had heard it.

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gbsteve
Jan. 2nd, 2006 01:14 am (UTC)
I lived in Colchester for 5 years in the 70's. My sister was born there and it wasn't a bad place to grow up. I had dinner with a friend on Friday night who was also going there on Saturday to see his folks. He moved in the year after I left and lived less than a mile from where I did.

I guess you're probably right about the destiny, sounds like a Star Wars thing. It was the animated Batman series that he had, adn was very proud of it, although I'm thinking that 4 is perhaps a little young to understand much of it. The DVD was broken, his two year old sister having jumped on it but Daniel was still mighty proud of his DVDs and kept showing them to me.
former_pirate
Jan. 3rd, 2006 04:14 am (UTC)
"Eat your destiny"
Speaking as someone who has just watched Wild Palms for the first time, it seems obvious to me the child is a plant for the conspiracy known as The Fathers, and will in time become a sociopathic killer.

Duh.

Or it's something like the bit in The Phantom Tollbooth where you have to "eat your words" literally.
gbsteve
Jan. 3rd, 2006 10:19 am (UTC)
Re: "Eat your destiny"
I don't know what either of those things are, but they are scary enough that I should warn my Dad to keep Daniel away from sharp objects, although it sounds as if it's too late already.
former_pirate
Jan. 4th, 2006 02:26 am (UTC)
Re: "Eat your destiny"
The Phantom Tollbooth is a children's book by, er, someone. And Wild Palms is "Oliver Stone does Twin Peaks", involving virtual reality and a couple of weird cults.

And a cameo by William Gibson as himself.
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