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Kilgore Trout by WonderDookie Kilgore Trout by WonderDookie
One of my favorite literary characters of all time. A crabby, old, dirt poor, sci-fi writer named Kilgore Trout from a number of Kurt Vonnegut Jr. novels.
I've been trying to continue doing something a little more abstract from my normal style. I based my image of Kilgore on Vonnegut himself, and a couple of Vonnegut's prints.
According to Vonnegut Kilgore trout died in the year 2004. The epitaph on his tombstone says, "Life is no way to treat an animal."

Edit: Shit, and now the world has lost Vonnegut himself. Sad day.

"So it goes."
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:icondoctorbollocks:
I have a question over him though
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WonderDookie Jun 15, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What is that?
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:icondoctorbollocks:
Well...I'm doing a project....featuring him and i'dlike it if a vonnegut read could...help me clearly understand his behavior toward people, his outlook, how he acts and what he thinks...alot clearer.
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WonderDookie Jun 15, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think Kilgore's character actually changes A LOT! He seems almost different from book to book. You'd probably have to do an analysis of him concentrating on a single story... not trying to analyze him in the entirety of Vonnegut's books.
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:icondoctorbollocks:
then pleasde, I've not read them all really...do enlighen (btw it is a video project)
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WonderDookie Jun 15, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hooo boy. I really couldn't tell you anything all too insightful to tell the truth. I did most of my vonnegut reading more than five or six years go. I do remember that he would go from a humanist in one book, to a total anti-social jerk in the next. I think it just depended on Vonnegut's mood at the time, considering Trout was somewhat autobiograpical for Vonnegut.
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:icongollylagger:
nice portrayal, very much like the image Mr. Vonnegut painted in my head :+fav:
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WonderDookie Feb 6, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's great! I'm glad to hear it.

Thanks for the fav too!
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Op-Hop Mar 29, 2007   Writer
Ahhhh, I love Kilgore Trout! Is it odd that I aspire to be him? I'm okay with being filler-space in dirty magazines.

Well done. This is simply awesome. :]
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WonderDookie Mar 30, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well thank you so much. I have to admit that I admire him quite a lot too. I have a special place in my heart of semi-destitute old guys that spent their whole lives chasing a dream that never really panned out (Skink from the Carl Hiassen books, and The Emperor of San Francisco from the Christopher Moore books are two other Trout-esque characters that I admire). Probably because I'm afraid I'll end up like them some day.
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