Teuthology VII

Teuthology VI
Teuthology VIII

Script for today:

Page 19

View of Edith, lying on her back underneath some sort of panel. Lots of wires hang down. Edith is holding a flashlight in her mouth pointed up, and she is reaching up into the mess of wires and electronics.

CAPTION (Edith thinking): Properly handling the data…

Close up Edith’s P.O.V. In the mass of wires we saw in the previous panel. We can see her gloved hands, each holding a piece of cable, one of which is run into an adapter.

CAPTION (Edith thinking): …that involves a special arrangement…

Even closer P.O.V. On the two ends of cable, which have just been joined into the adapter.

SFX: Snap!

CAPTION (Edith thinking): ….which I must take care of myself.

“From above” view. Edith is strapped, naked, to the cruciform gurney. Various IV lines run into her and she is also wired up to a variety of sensors. Chen stands at her side, holding a clipboard.

CAPTION (Edith thinking): At long last, the time comes to undertake a most difficult experiment…

CHEN: Are you sure you want to go through with this, Professor Sterling.

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Close up on Edith’s face. She has turned her head to the side.

EDITH: Let’s do this thing…

Full-length view of Edith on the gurney, which is tilting upward. Edith is beginning to hang down by her bonds.

EDITH: Unngggh…..

Head-and-shoulders view of Chen, who is looking backwards and pointing.

CHEN: Initiate sequence alpha

View of a hand, throwing some sort of large switch.

SFX: Whrrrr….

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View up Edith, ¾ behind, upper half. We can see her head slumped down.

CAPTION (Upper, Edith thinking): Great Cthulhu this hurts.

CAPTION (Lower, Edith thinking): Small wonder crucifixion is associated with martyrdom.

View of Shackleford and Chen. They are both wearing radiation suits and dark goggles.

CAPTION (Edith thinking): Aw, crap.

SHACKLEFORD: Everything all right, Professor Sterling?

View of Edith’s bare midsecdtion. Two “ray-gun” like objects are in the frame, pointing at her.

SFX: Whrrr

CAPTION (Edith thinking): It wasn’t even obvious that this part of the ordeal was necessary. It might just have been sadism on Dr. Sin’s part. But I don’t want to deviate unnecessarily from…

Close up on Edith’s face. She is showing grim determination.

CAPTION (Edith thinking): He isn’t here out of scientific interest. Or out of compassion for me.

CAPTION (Edith thinking): He likes seeing me like this.

CAPTION (Edith thinking): Asshole.


What a nasty thing Edith has put herself up for! There are so many images of crucified women out there. Two examples (which could be multiplied manyfold), both from Janitor of Lunacy:


And from such different cultural backgrounds and artistic traditions as well.

Be ashamed, O humanity. Be very ashamed.