Arthur Rimbaud was an openly gay poet. At sixteen, he lived as a vagabond on the streets until the poet Paul Verlaine noticed him. Verlaine was thoroughly astonished by this boy’s talent after having read Le Bateau ivre (The Drunken Boat), and took him home to live with him and his new wife. Though Rimbaud’s social ineptitude and harsh manners forced him to move out, he and Verlaine became lovers. Shortly after the birth of his son, Verlaine left his family to live with Rimbaud. Their infamous affair was erratic and often hostile. After eighteen months living together in three countries, their relationship ended abruptly, following an incident where a drunk and hysterical Verlaine shot Rimbaud in the hand.[x]
The epilogue will be posted in one year. It will be 4130 pages long, contain more dialogue than War and Peace has words, have four intermission and 13 minutes of non-consecutive flash animation, and will also introduce 17 new characters, all of whom you will love and all but two of them will be gruesomely and repeatedly killed. And then in the end Davekat will be left ambiguous.