Tyler: Welcome, John. Judging from our communications in the process of scheduling this interview, you seem to be in a good mood. Is there any specific reason for this vigor?
John: Maybe I'm ready to predict what life will be like in 2045, how entrenched GOOGLE will be, and how we as humans will take responsibility for the environment.
John: Hardware manufacturers need to be real about their long-term strategies. Where do we dump all the things that become redundant? As consumers, we have to take responsibility for what we want. For example, a new cell phone every year – Afanasy, Little Lazoo, Missy Evon and the cast say if you want portable communication, get a chip. Insert the thing inside you.
Tyler: What about GOOGLE?
John: They are already showing signs of maturity in their strategy. I thought they were a little too much in mapping the planet, but I feel they are ready to put their power to good use.
Tyler: What do you mean by "POWER" and why with capital P?
John: Responsibility is power, in the case of the giant, clearly has acquired influence and status – a position of responsibility for being able to provide so many people on so many levels – shareholders, Internet users and so on.
The limits of the word Power are a notation I use at work to differentiate between Lazoo a human shell, James Elton, and LAZOO the PointSlayer an InterDimension-capable entity. Same as power and POWER, as in the statue of GOOGLE, as icon and service provider.
Tyler: You don't mind me saying, because I know you a little better now, that to people who read it sounds arrogant or delusional from a lunatic …
John: How many people are we talking about – five, six, maybe twelve, counting the people who approve of this? No, but seriously, GOOGLE like Microsoft is at the core of a group of like-minded individuals who, as a collective, have huge voices. GOOGLE has the luxury; Although it is a huge company in the business world, its image or personality is totally flexible. At first glance, GOOGLE is still a near-blank screen with a text field and above that a six-letter brand name, the number of letters it does and is SEARCH.
GOOGLE has proven that you can do anything you want, but it's because it's made up of responsible entities. Hence the position he acquired for himself in history. Like I always say, imagine if Bill Gates was someone like, well, you know the type, like, ah? You know, dictator type, with megalomaniacal tendencies, you know?
Tyler: What do you think hardware manufacturers are going to do?
John: There's a lot of money to reverse what happened. Hardware recycling available for FUEL and construction products. Stop producing new materials and turn existing waste into renewable energy. Create a demand for new materials made from what we have and let the resources replenish.
Tyler: So that's why you're in a good mood?
John: Because I never thought I'd be writing the second GUIOPERA.
Tyler: How does GOOGLE, the future and the environment connect with GUIOPERA II?
John: GUIOPERA II is in 2045. The environment is a big concern, as we all know. GOOGLE has the opportunity to affect the changes. I mean who else besides Microsoft with WINDOWS, we get help instantly these days. And they are very good at doing a job quietly. I woke up one day and they had GOOGLE MAP on the planet.
Tyler: I understand you changed GUIOPERA II from GLOBAL ATTACK to something else?
John: My father died in June this year, and after a month of feeling lost, I woke up one morning and it all happened. And for me the story of a character is more important than the plot.
Tyler: Sorry to hear about your dad, but keep going.
John: My main characters, John Lazoo and Polina Rada, most of the time are not central to the story. Even if I have decided to tell the story of Lazoo or Polina, when I hear the story of Missy Evon or Arley, I will tell it.
In 2009, John Reyer and John Lazoo, with the help of Missy Evon, now 20, are writing new stories. Metofeaz Litigatti disappeared. Jon Le Mac is in South America running his hotel business. LMLA ink no longer depends on POEMBOOK or STORYBOOK for your stories. Lazoo and Genisis are considering starting a family, and Afamasaga has accepted the responsibility of telling the story and is mostly settled in his new life.
Afamasaga and Lazoo imagine the world in which Little Lazoo will grow up.
Tyler: What do you mean by "Metofeaz Litigatti has disappeared"? Isn't it essential to write the stories? What happened to him?
John: In the timeline, which I try to keep whenever possible, Metofeaz disappears around 2004. But this is another whole new story in the Feeaz Fontain eBook, which is under development and should be published in 2011.
Tyler: You mentioned Missy Evon, or Missy Lévon, as she is known in her latest eBook – Jon Le Mac – Book 1 (The Making of LMLA-ink); did she grow up to be an LMLA ink writer like Metofeaz Litigatti?
John: Missy is great, isn't she, ah?
Tyler: Yes. She looks like a child beyond the years, holding her together, even though her parents seem less competent than she – especially the father – as if she were the character, the child behind the parents, who holds things together. together.
John: It seems so, but as duty said, she has a bigger calling than that. As John Page went to Polina Rada, Genisis Jones is to John Lazoo; Missy is Little Lazoo's GuidingMaster.
What makes things interesting, when I introduce Little Lazoo to the end-to-end saga in the BrocoliFlower eBook, page 40. Little Lazoo is seven in the year 2020 and Missy is thirty-one; To shorten the story, in GUIOPERA II are co-stars.
All I can say is that she wrote for the LMLA ink for a while, and there's a possibility that her writing as a child in Jon Le Mac's book 1 could very well be where Afamasaga came up with the idea for Dimensions, And all the entity things, we'll have to wait and see.
Tyler: Just reading the LMLA-ink SESSIONS I got an idea of some of the characters and a crash course in some of the previous stories. But aren't you exaggerating a little? As far as exposing the characters – maybe even giving too much?
John: Do you like the SESSIONS? I mean, do you like the concept? Either way, the SESSIONS are as the name implies, a transcript of the times when LMLA ink comes together to write. In addition, there is a possibility that the SESSIONS might happen after Afamasaga learned that the offices were being damaged. By whom? Who knows? This is another story …
But to answer your question about exposure; this is what I do. I emphasize the test of the story, the plot, the story backwards, and of course the strong characters come in, the main characters pause and expose everything, leaving no room for the weak at heart and the weak to hide.
Tyler: Yes, I like the concept of the stories – this intertextuality game you like to play – postmodern fiction writers who write fiction stories disguised as autobiography. But where does your motivation to pump work come from and in such large quantities?
John: It used to be for career purposes. But then I accepted that I am a writer and would do it for nothing. Now it's a liability case, as I've seen on some sites where the ebooks are-manybooks.net, getfreeebooks.com and scribd.com – that there have been some downloads and for me now even though there were only three or four fans from Lazoo, Polina, Missy, enough to make me want to fulfill my obligation as an artist. And also fulfill a promise to solve all the problems that the characters inherit in the plot.
Tyler: Do you know who your fans are?
John: When I started, as I said, it was all business and making a new career, which I thought would be a guy for ideas. So, in my head, I targeted women about twelve to think of sixty-five. It took me a while to get there, because at Lazoo, Genisis would definitely appeal to twenty-five or more years. Then Rozelle and Polina appeared. But at GUIOPERA I and at work ever since, I've made a conscious effort to try to get "girls" of all ages. I had to wait for Harry Potter to pass, as it were, ha ha? Now you feel for the characters.
Tyler: Did you think you would accumulate the body of work you already have?
John: A dough? Maybe a mess. No, but seriously, I always want to build a body, or something that makes sense and has a purpose. I want you to be self-sufficient, and without being indifferent, I want you to provide your only source of life and your own rules so that all aspects can be judged using your own relativity. I suppose that doesn't have an education and it has to create its own game. Much like the poor boy, without the toy or the real game, they come up with their own version of the real, pieces of wood, old clothes and broken dolls, you know?
Tyler: But that's not a blessing in disguise – having to have fun? Does that make you more imaginative? And the lack of education for a smart person just makes you think outside the box, where are the new ideas and inventions.
John: Absolutely! But as I learn new things, I feel like wanting to implement them immediately. But I have to be careful about the style that has changed dramatically over the last four years. Yesterday, I was trying to categorize the change of style and I think it formulated a progression that gives my development some kind of artistic rotation.
I can say that the trilogy: John Lazoo, Wipe, etc. It is a work influenced by Impressionism. GUIOPERA I from Surrealism and GUIOPERA II and other things I'm working on now are influenced by realism. But I clearly insert impressionism and surrealism whenever I can. Finally, I would love to use all three styles, that is, in GUIOPERA format, I can have PART 1 written as an impressionist, and Surreal Part 2 and classic 3, you know?
Tyler: Wow, this all sounds like very serious literature and you obviously have a true devotion to doing the job correctly, but on a less serious note, you keep producing stories in a serial way that reminds me of comics or comics, especially the superhero type, where the story goes on and on. Would you say that Batman, or any DC or Marvel comics, or their cartoon or film equivalents, were major influences on your work?
John: Definitely! Well, they are influences for me personally, and the way I treat my main characters that are shaped by so many influences, from De Niro's Taxi Driver to Nicholson's Cuckoo to Batman, and in the end, I think the result is Lazoo is an Anti- Hero
But to answer your question, as a concept, are comics, soap operas, sitcoms tested and proven formulas for telling a saga, whatever the advertising revenue of reason? Building a fan base? They all reminded me when I built etfiction and then the GUIOPERA format, which will have other derivative products over time.
Oh by the way, Little Lazoo in GUIOPERA II is a fan of Christian Bale Batman.
Tyler: You sound to me like a writer whose imagination runs wild and the characters and stories pull you in all directions. At first I believe you told me you had some kind of master plan written for all the characters and books, or am I wrong? Are you still writing the books you planned or just add as you see fit? How do you decide which story to focus on?
John: When I started, I had this story about this illiterate guy (Lazoo); a representation of myself and where I was in life – unable to fulfill any of my potentials because I could not perform the basic functions of everyday life, communicate, I was dysfunctional. Upon meeting me, which led John Lazoo, WIPE, Illicit, POEMBOOK out, I suddenly realized that I had been able to create things.
In early 2007, I realized what I had created and told myself to pretend to be a big star on the Internet and start behaving like one of them and treat the job with due respect.
Harry Potter was at its height; George Lucas announced that he was taking Star Wars to TV. So I took a whole year to plan how I would present the stories as an end-to-end saga, to watch the market and also to download from the Internet – with YouTube versus paying for other things. And also Hollywood, which was a really interesting time with the late Scorsese, the good German, the good shepherd, all with that weird ass about them, that looked a lot like what I was trying to do – character-centered story, no location. , environment, like impressionism with surreal expression.
After reading the reviews of my work and admitting to myself that I still had a long way to go in compliance with the convention, I decided to divert all energies to create a format that could be accepted in the mainstream and also appear as a progression in my own. evolving style – GUIOPERA I, which was not perfected until the BrocoliFlower eBook.
So I looked at the story and told myself that I had to tie Lazoo and Polina Rada into a story and invented the New American Dream, which I write about in Jon Le Mac Book 1.
But at the end of the day, as you tell me, for which I'm grateful, it's all about John Lazoo.
Tyler: In my last interview with you earlier this year, you mentioned that your father, who was a taxi driver, wanted you to be a doctor. Did your death affect work? You mentioned you were lost for a month.
John: It's crazy how things go. Usually, I never mention real people in my life at work, and when I do, I try to disguise them so that only they know what I'm talking about. But something made me stand out from my father, who was an immigrant from West Samoa to New Zealand in the 1950s. Yes, he wanted me to be someone and get an education. But that's not how things went. My sister, who is a TV producer in New Zealand, went to university – you call it college; my brother in Sydney, Australia is a chaplain; he made Uni too. And even my brother who lives in Surfers Paradise has studied law a bit. Do not know; Well, yes, but I don't know exactly why I didn't do what my father wanted me to do. But the answer to your question is a definite yes. GUIOPERA II I think this is my chance to pay respect to him for what he has done for himself and, in that regard, for all parents who left their home countries as young people in search of something better for themselves.
Tyler: You mentioned in BrocoliFlower somewhere that John Reyer does what he does because of a promise he made to his mother on her deathbed. Is there any truth to this?
John: Mmm … yes! BrocoliFlower Chapter 3, Part 1, page 13 Metofeaz Litigatti tells Lavenda Stevonsen that John Reyer is a very serious character type and that all mischief and continuation are helping to keep his promise.
It's really weird that I talk about this in what is essentially marketing my work, which is for personal gain. But I'm comfortable with what I did and basically sold my soul to the world. And for such a private person that I am, it's really interesting to me how I could do it to myself. I suppose my self-destructive tendencies have taken on a new twist. Unconsciously, I used to find myself in some dangerous situations; Now that I am doing something positive, I find myself having ruined my life by writing John Reyer Afamasaga in the books.
Tyler: I was going to ask you about that – you said you don't usually incorporate real people into the stories, so what made you decide if fiction?
John: From 2002 until my father's death, I couldn't find a "reality" that suited me. I was going through changes, leaps and bounds, but everyone around me still saw me as I used to be. Transmutation, a process in which the old you become the new you, must be an ongoing process because you have daily responsibilities that you must fulfill; Some of these tasks are performed under circumstances created by the "old" you. I needed a place to live like myself, as I was being treated, when, in fact, I was a different person now that no one would accept. So in everyday life I was at war trying to maintain my new self and in the books I could release all the frustrations and negative energies.
Tyler: Why would you say you spoiled your life by fictionalizing?
John: I'm very private and I feel that I was forced to do what I did. But in saying that, I think I can handle anything that comes my way now.
Tyler: Are you the fictional thing you want to present to the world – a way of being extrovert while still protecting yourself from exposure?
John: All I know is that God has a plan and I feel I'm a very lucky guy to be able to turn things around in my head to deal with the reality I am in.
Tyler: While you're in that open mind, would you mind explaining why you're feeling great when your dad just passed away and with your words you ruined your life?
John: I suppose it has to do with how I now feel responsible for my family name. I am extremely task oriented and have a task now. I accept that as a son, while my parents were alive, I was a total failure. But now that this chapter is over, I feel like I have the opportunity to start a new chapter.
My sister's son, my nephew Teddi, has formed a team representing the rugby union. I received an email from his parents saying, "He played for his grandfather!" And I saw his younger brother, Sano, playing rugby on YouTube.
Tyler: Is there a woman somewhere in your life right now?
John: I have some very good friends who helped me during the time I was lost. But I'm not even looking for something like that. I believe she'll find me when she's ready.
Tyler: When does GUIOPERA II start?
John: Saturday, September 5, 2009. It goes like every GUIOPERA until Christmas Day.
Tyler: And I trust there will be more work to follow?
John: Definitely, my friend. Let's put it this way, Missy, Lazoo and I are already working on LAZOO II-GUIOPERA 5, in which Genisis Jones is pregnant.
Tyler: Do you think you'll always write about these characters – Lazoo, Genisis, Polina and everyone else, or do you foresee a day when you give them up and start a new fictional saga?
John: I planned by 2020 using Lazoo and company. At the moment, Lazoo, Genisis, Polina, Missy, Metofeaz, Le Mac and the rest of the cast were good to me, and, as I said, the poor souls inherited a lot of problems in the story that I have to solve. they. For example, in GUIOPERA II, Little Lazoo is a messy guy; he suffers panic attacks; He has self-mutilation tendencies. I have to help Lazoo's son solve problems, his father and I are responsible.
But to answer your question in full, if, for whatever reason, I am unable to continue the franchise I have carefully created, almost costing my sanity at times, I am quite confident that I could create something bigger and better, in a reality in reality. that I was who I really am.
Tyler: Hmm, and who can you really be? Are you saying that you are a limited being in the real world, just as your characters are entities that inhabit human shells? Do you think we are all capable of bigger things and life blinds us?
John: Tyler, it's between 5:00 and 6:00 in the morning here. After answering this question, I have to prepare to face the day like a normal person working a daily job to pay the rent. I write when I can. One day, I hope to write whenever I want.
Tyler: Okay, John. Thank's for your time. We look forward to the debut of GUIOPERA II.