History Creator / RobertAntonWilson

12th Jun '16 12:55:55 PM Doc_Loki
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** There is a character ''called'' Robert Anton Wilson in ''Schroedinger's Cat''-trilogy, but judging from his demeanour and profession (a professional big game hunter in Africa), he is ''not'' supposed to be an AuthorAvatar.

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** There is a character ''called'' Robert Anton Wilson in ''Schroedinger's Cat''-trilogy, Cat'' trilogy, but judging from his demeanour and profession (a professional big game hunter in Africa), he is ''not'' supposed to be an AuthorAvatar. AuthorAvatar.
** Yet another character in the ''Schroedinger's Cat'' trilogy is a writer named Robert W. Anton, who provides the opportunity for a little authorial SelfDeprecation. (He's described as 'writing in a style as opulent as an Arabian palace', among other things.)



* BeliefMakesYouStupid: Bob's personal philosophy was "I don't believe in anything, but I have many suspicions." His novels often repeat the mantra: "Only the madman is absolutely sure." (Or "It isn't real unless it makes you laugh".)

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* BeliefMakesYouStupid: Bob's personal philosophy was "I don't believe in anything, but I have many suspicions." His novels often repeat the mantra: "Only the madman is absolutely sure." (Or "It isn't real unless it makes you laugh".)) He was also rather fond of abbreviating the words Belief System to their initials.



* FootnoteFever: Most prominently in the second volume of ''The Historical Illuminatus Chronciles''.
* GenderBender: In ''Schroedinger's Cat''-trilogy some recurring characters' genders vary depending on the universe. One major character is also a male-to-female transsexual [[CrossesTheLineTwice who causes outrage by having her former, impressive sexual organs stuffed and displayed prominently over the mantle.]]

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* FootnoteFever: Most prominently in the second volume of ''The Historical Illuminatus Chronciles''.
Chronicals''.
* GenderBender: In the ''Schroedinger's Cat''-trilogy Cat'' trilogy some recurring characters' genders vary depending on the universe. One major character is also a male-to-female transsexual [[CrossesTheLineTwice who causes outrage by having her former, impressive sexual organs stuffed and displayed prominently over the mantle.]]



* HistoricalInJoke: For instance his play on the Kennedy assassination, as a collision of ''five'' different conspiraciies.

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* HistoricalInJoke: For instance his play on the Kennedy assassination, as a collision of ''five'' different conspiraciies. conspiracies.
* JustForPun: Many of the character names in the ''Schroedinger's Cat'' trilogy, such as [[Film/BirthOfANation Bertha Van Ation]], Juan Tootrego, [[UsefulNotes/{{Ukraine}} Hugh Crane]], etc.
31st Oct '15 11:32:29 AM AgProv
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* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: in 1994 in the early days of the Internet, a false report of bob's death went viral. Knowing nothing of this, he was puzzled when people began ringing and calling at his house offering condolences to his widow. He wrote an essay on "being dead" called '''[[http://rawilson.com/trigger3.html My Life After Death: I Got Run Over On The Information Superhighway]]''' that illustrates what it felt like to be declared "dead" in this way.
4th Jun '15 4:27:54 PM AgProv
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* HistoricalInJoke

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* HistoricalInJoke HistoricalInJoke: For instance his play on the Kennedy assassination, as a collision of ''five'' different conspiraciies.



* MagicMusic

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* MagicMusicMagicMusic: The AMA's performance at the Ingolstadt music festival, designed to open a doorway to the Other and liberate a Nazi army held in a bio-mystical protective field in the lake.



* MindScrew

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* MindScrewMindScrew: the concept of ''Operation Mind-Fuck'' (OM).



* PrisonRape

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* PrisonRapePrisonRape: which may or may not have happened to George Dorn.



* UnusualChapterNumbers

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* UnusualChapterNumbersUnusualChapterNumbers: "chapters" have names rather than numbers, drawn from the Germanic philosophy of Discordianism.
4th Jun '15 4:22:33 PM AgProv
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Robert Anton Wilson (1932-2007) was an author of 58 mindbending books, including ''Literature/TheIlluminatusTrilogy'' (with Robert Shea), The ''Schrödinger's Cat Trilogy'', ''Cosmic Trigger'', the stage play ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_Reich_in_Hell Wilhelm Reich in Hell]]'', and many more.

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Robert Anton Wilson (1932-2007) was an author of 58 mindbending books, including ''Literature/TheIlluminatusTrilogy'' (with Robert Shea), The ''Schrödinger's Cat Trilogy'', ''Cosmic Trigger'', the stage play ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_Reich_in_Hell Wilhelm Reich in Hell]]'', and many more. He also wrote for a bewilderingly wide range of magazines, from ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' to ''Magazine/ForteanTimes''.
16th Dec '14 3:40:02 PM CassandraLeo
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* FairForItsDay: Wilson's opposition to environmentalism makes a certain amount of sense given his age and upbringing, but looks rather naive by modern standards.
16th Dec '14 3:39:49 PM CassandraLeo
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* AnarchismIsChaos: Consistently inverted.

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* AnarchismIsChaos: AnarchyIsChaos: Consistently inverted.
16th Dec '14 3:39:42 PM CassandraLeo
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* [[UsefulNotes/{{Anarchism}} Anarchy]] as a positive force.
* AnarchismIsChaos: Consistently inverted.
21st Jun '14 9:02:27 AM Doc_Loki
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* CharacterFilibuster

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* FairForItsDay: Wilson's opposition to environmentalism makes a certain amount of sense given his age and upbringing, but looks rather naive by modern standards.
5th Feb '14 5:41:22 AM Doc_Loki
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* FootnoteFever

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* FootnoteFever FootnoteFever: Most prominently in the second volume of ''The Historical Illuminatus Chronciles''.
16th Jan '14 2:14:48 PM Prfnoff
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* AsHimself: Wilson is a major character in PhilipKDick's ''{{VALIS}}''. Dick and Wilson were friends in real life until Dick's paranoia got the better of him.

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* AsHimself: Wilson is a major character in PhilipKDick's ''{{VALIS}}''. Creator/PhilipKDick's ''Literature/{{VALIS}}''. Dick and Wilson were friends in real life RealLife until Dick's paranoia got the better of him.
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