Handmade Fiction is a project created to distribute limited edition gifts to unsuspecting on-line buyers of novels, movies, comics, and television shows. We will take something that exists only within fiction and make it a reality. We will then buy copies of the works that inspired the item and re-sell them on-line, at a financial loss, without any indication they will come with a prop from the work in question. One of the aims of the project is to emphasize the idea that you can only obtain something you didn’t ask for. If you know you want one of these creations, you can’t have one. The other aim is to have fun and make stuff and give it away for free, because we think that’s cool.
Freer's Original Phoneless Cord
From page 638 of David Foster Wallace's Novel "Infinite Jest", the Phoneless Cord. Invented by the father of Keith B. ("The Viking") Freer, Enfield Tennis Academy student, whose his face and body match. Hailing from Maryland, only Freer calls himself ‘The Viking.
Black phone cord in ostentatious gold backed case, limited to 10.
The first Handmade Fiction is the Phoneless Cord from David Foster Wallace's amazing novel "Infinite Jest". On page 638 DFW writes: "Troeltsch wants a sportscasting career, but Freer is the E.T.A. with looks InterLace would favor. Freer’s from inland Maryland, originally, his family’s riches nouveaux, a family Amway business that hit big in the B.S. ’90s with his now-deceased father’s invention of a Pet-Rockish novelty that was ubiquitous in stockings for two straight pre-millennial Xmases — the so-called Phoneless Cord. Stice dimly recalls his old man getting a Phoneless Cord in his stocking, ostentatiously packaged, on Ortho’s first recallable Xmas, back in Partridge KS, the old man cocking an eyebrow and The Bride laughing and slapping her big knee. Nobody now much even gets the remembered gag, though, so few things needing cords anymore".
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