|What is the smut house at the end of time?
||[Jun. 14th, 2008|05:45 pm]
philip gelatt jr
It's the only building on Blank Street. Blank Street, of course, being the street that flows one way directly into the end of all time. The rest of Blank Street is all overgrown empty lots, a few of them that used to be parking and one that holds, hidden deep under the brush and vines, a graveyard of indeterminate cultural belonging.
At the end of Blank Street is the end. The end is dark and murky and moves like it has lungs that draw breath. The end isn't really why anyone comes to Blank Street. They come for the Smut House.
The Smut House is a repository for the nasty things of history. A great, gloomy book and media shop containing every forgotten piece of filth, every scrap of low art, every last celluloid sex nightmare, every inadvertently poetic thing whispered in moments of erotic embrace. It's a wonderful place, full of secrets, dust, and murk. It smells like mankind and it's always open.
It is the destination for legions of Chrononauts.
... Of course, this livejournal isn't actually a building at the end of time. duh. it's just named after a building at the end of time.