Annotations for Bones Nest, the eleventh chapter of One Rainy Day In May.

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"Yeah man. Something died." palace above the day

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Pierre Alferi

Pierre Alféri (1963) is a French novelist, poet, and essayist. Alféri is the son of the French philosopher Jacques Derrida and psychoanalyst Marguerite Aucouturier. He translated Agamben (Wikipedia). The origin of the quote is unknown

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Jax & Bones Nest

company specializing in luxury dog bedding. Interesting that Danielewski chose the chapter title to be just Bones Nest, giving it a morbid connotation

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Portia and Scott

streets in Echo Park

the Youtube thing


an actor or actress

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(formerly known as grand mal seizures) are a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain. Tonic–clonic seizures are the seizure type most commonly associated with epilepsy and seizures in general, though it is a misconception that they are the only type.

Tonic–clonic seizures can be induced deliberately in electroconvulsive therapy;


of or relating to a synapse or synapses between nerve cells

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Lord Emp

comic book character from DC Comics WildC.A.T.s (Wikipedia)


a bugle call played at dusk, during flag ceremonies, and at military funerals by the Unitemed forces

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Virginia Hospital

in Arlington

Section 60

The section of Arlington National Cemetery for veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

Sixty seconds

Reader is stopped for 60 seconds to read 60 number. Echoes this quote trom House of Leaves: Who has never killed an hour? Not casually or without thought, but carefully: a premeditated murder of minutes? (page 543)


Echoes the Now Here Found Concordance from Only Revolutions (and a wordplay on nowhere)


Indicates connection with cats


from the word misanthrope, meaning hatred towards cats

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(( ))

nine brackets from one side, nine from other

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convulsive status epilepticus

prolonged or repeated tonic-clonic seizures. Most tonic-clonic seizures end normally in 1 to 2 minutes, but they may have post-ictal (or after-effects) symptoms for much longer. This makes it hard to tell when a seizure begins and ends. Status epilepticus occurs when: 1. The active part of a tonic-clonic seizure lasts 5 minutes or longer 2. A person goes into a second seizure without recovering consciousness from the first one 3. If a person is having repeated seizures for 30 minutes or longer. This type of status epilepticus requires emergency treatment by trained medical personnel in a hospital setting. This situation can be life-threatening and getting treatment started fast is vital.

keep of her mind

similar sentence is at the end of second Cas chapter

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5 min a 32 seconds

echoes Five and a Half Minute Hallway from House of Leaves and also of course a song by Poe


Emergency medical technician

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Duder, Woder Do, odder Wo etc

wordplay on the word Redwood, a mysterious character/creature from House of Leaves

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Charlotte's Web

Charlotte Figi (age 8) experienced a reduction of her epileptic seizures after her first dose of medical marijuana at five years of age (Wikipedia)

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Bella's wedding night

Twilight refference

Dark Arches Zoo Evening


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killing of son or daughter

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Dov Z. Mudd

DZM, MZD (Mark Z. Danielewski) backwards

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