I said this in a recent post on the Secret Sun Institute of Advanced Synchromysticism site:
It all boils down to one simple fact: something has entered into our Reality and for some reason of its own chose a wee little Scottish chanteuse as its herald, kind of like how Galactus chose Frankie Raye as his new herald, Nova.*
I'm not certain of much, but of that fact I have not a scintilla of a micron of doubt about.
Not exactly sure why I brought Frankie Raye up, but I was reaching for a Herald character and she was the first one that popped into my head.
And not long after, I added this footnote:
* Which happened in Fantastic Four #244, cover-dated July 1982. Which BECAUSE IT NEVER, EVER ENDS was the same month the first Cocteau Twins record was actually released.No, seriously: it never ends.
No, I'm not being facetious. Well, maybe a little.
The X-Files was originally meant to last five seasons. In the episode titled 'The End,' Chris Carter introduced us to a character named Gibson Praise, who had psychic powers and alien DNA. As Secret Sun readers should expect by now, Carter used a Jack Kirby derived image to visually signal Gibson's alien origin.
The name 'Gibson' ultimately comes from the Germanic name Giselbert (mean "bright hostage," which of course Gibson Praise became).
The X-Files' living proof of alien intervention in human life, Giselbert Praise, reminds me a lot of my own candidate for evidence of possible alien/ inter-dimensional intervention, Elizabeth Fraser (say both names together).Cassandra's role as the "key to everything in the X-Files" was later supplanted by super-psychic Gibson Praise, whose latent alien DNA was activated (ours is dormant).Gibson derived from Giselbert. "Giselbert Praise." Say it out loud.
Frankie Raye appeared as a recurring character in Silver Surfer, voiced by Tara Rosling. In a departure from the comics, she is first introduced in last installment of the 3-part series premier as an Earth teenager with latent mental abilities that allow her to find whatever it is she's looking for (which she simply chalks up to luck), rather thank flame powers. She encounters the Silver Surfer when he arrives on Earth, and is healed by his Power Cosmic after being injured.
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