I’m not one for knickknacks, but every so often, something speaks to me of an event or an idea that slipped knowingly into my psyche to help make me who I am. When I find talismans of such ideas, I snatch them up and hold them close. I don’t share them much, but this one I will since it might mean something to a few of you out there. I know I totally geeked out about it when it showed up in the box unexpectedly.
It’s not the symbolism of the unicorn that sparked in me, though when I was 14, that’s about all you would find on my walls. It’s this SPECIFIC unicorn. It’s hard to tell from the picture, but this is a replica of the unicorn in Blade Runner, and it means a lot to me.
This movie seeped into my thoughts when it first came out, and has remained, showing up in the oddest of places. The word runner used in the Hollows, Rachel’s name. Trent’s name was originally Tyrell, but I thought it too much when I realized what I was doing, and so I changed it. -grin- Runners, though, I kept.
I’ve got a new touchstone to remind me of the questions that that movie raised, questions I’ve still not answered to my satisfaction even after almost 20 years. And that’s a good thing. (And a damn fine movie)