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Posted by Pseudo at spider-th084.proxy.aol.com on March 28, 2001 at 21:41:55:

In Reply to: Vain hopes and dreams for Dante Hicks. posted by Bob, the Lord of Evil on March 28, 2001 at 21:27:48:

I really don't see Dante going anywhere from Quik Stop. He's your Gen-X slacker-type which are a majority in Smith's films. And that's a cool thing, because the cold, hard reality of it, as opposed to many other movies, is that NOT EVERYONE is a doctor, ot a lawyer, or an accountant, with the 2.5 kids, and the three car garage, and the wife that every 14+ year old male on the block wants to fuck. That's what's so cool about the movies. Life is humorous and ironic...and humor is the best approach to anything, because we can only expect the worst while hoping for the best. In "...Strikes Back", I'd like to see Dante as a best-selling author, having written an account of his days at the Quik Stop. He'd write about himself, Randal, Veronica, the whole crew, Jay and Bob, the whole "gay" suspictions of Dante and Randal, and just about his life in general. The title would be "37: Just Clerkin'"...or something like that. Who the hell would want to read the book is another question in its entirity. The sad thing is, Dante and Randal didn't seem like they were stupid, they sounded educated and intelligent, and could have probably made something of themselves. Then again, them sounding intelligent is attributed to Kevin Smith's Rhodes Scholar dialogue in his films.

: I posted this before a while back, and I remember Smalls said something along the lines of...

: " A sense of familiarity is a good ting. I like knowing that the Dude abides." I think I've come up with a pretty good arguement why that is in fact moot.

: Dante Hicks was NOT HAPPY. Clerks was about total lifestyle discontentment (I think, thats what it was about to me) underneath all the oral sex and hockey jokes. So the idea that Dante Hicks is STILL working at Quick Stop is depressing. It just is. While it's fully realistic, I don't want to think all the events in Clerks were for naught. I want to think Dante got his shit together and got out of that hell hole.

: So, my vain hope is that when i go to see Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back that I won't see Dante still working at Quickstop. I don't care what he's doing- just not working there would be good.

: I spose this could be looking too much into it, but I'm not gonna care as much if Holden and Banky are friends again. I won't care if Hunting got... whatshername. But the whole ending to Clerks made me believe Dante was going somewhere now (I'm aware he got shot in the original cut, but it WAS cut, so fuck that, he lived and he's supposed to grow). And if he hasn't.... I dunno. Whatever. Just hoping.

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