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Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Michael Jackson and Characterization

  Over the next few days, I'm going to dissect Michael Jackson, as if he was a character in a book I'm writing.  That means that all of the observed phenomena, habits, and history have to make sense within a congruent matrix.  Real human beings aren't necessarily like that.  No matter how many models I have, or how good I think my intuition is, the truth will always evade words.  Therefore, although I'm going to be making my statements in a fairly positive way, I cannot claim to actually know Mr. Jackson--I'm just taking a novelist's stab at filling in the public knowledge about the most recognizable man in the world.


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