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Me and My 424 a Dark Angel vid by LC. This vid is about Logan and his obsessions. I've been asked to talk about it at WisCon, which I'm sure I can do off the cuff, but this is me starting to think about it in a bit more of an organized manner.

you know it's the time
so goodbye for now
i crudeley descend
the stairway to defend
me and my 424

i piss you off in slanted rhyme
walk away in 3/4 time
and the nude descends
the stairway once again
basement living always mends
i'll come to you then
shell shocked pale gray
a box of TDK's
and me and my 424

you can ask my 424
for guidance and for help
as it pulled me through
number five and number twelve
say goodbye to model two
cause the discontinued you
i got parts and i got spares
unlimited repairs
for my 424

it's not really fourtracks
you can add and you can subtract
unlimited sky above you and
me and my 424

Does anyone know the actual meaning of this song? Is a 424 actual obsolete tech that I should know about?

Nude Descending a Staircase No 2 - Wikipedia

In canon Logan is obsessed with wanting to walk again once he is disabled. SF means help him get closer to being able to: blood transfusions from the mutants, the exoskeleton. There is an emotional distance between himself and Max because she is so much more physically able than he is, except when she is not: she has seizures that are poorly controlled (this very interesting plot line was dropped in S2).

The vid expands on Logan's character by showing him as a person who loves technology for tech's sake. Who will fiddle and repair things just for fun. But tech's weakness, as especially experienced by disabled folks, is that if something becomes obsolete when you are dependent upon it? You are SOL. Tech is also not able to fill the distance between Logan and Max: witness them hanging up their phones. They reach out to each other, sometimes they touch, sometimes they fail to. Embodiment, technology, disability, ability.

Date: 2011-05-14 01:21 am (UTC)
jesse_the_k: Human in professorial suit but with head of Golden Retriever, labeled "Woof" (doctor dog to you)
From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
The Tascam 424 was a portable four-track mixer and cassette recorder all in one tidy package. The link has a guide to recording and an overview user manual, both PDF, so you may be able to copy graphics out of there if that's on offer.

So it fits nicely into Logan being undercut by obsolescent technology: there's no way parts or even cassette tapes are available in the Dark Angle universe (unless there's a WalMart floating on unobtainium).
Edited (forgot to close a tag or make a point) Date: 2011-05-14 01:23 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-05-14 01:25 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
Uh, and "box of TDKs" means a case of 12 or 24 cassettes, manufactured by TDK.

Date: 2011-05-14 09:28 am (UTC)
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You know what? I actually thought of this image (first strip) when I read "Nude Descending a Staircase"... :)


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