the doll games
S: The doll project. Or is it called the doll games?
P: The doll games.
S: Describe our mission* in general, Pamela.
P: Our mission in general is to document and theorize and perhaps even...
P: And act out and make up stories about doll games.
S: But not just any doll games, because were not terribly interested in miming out mothering* behaviors on large baby dolls.
P: Right, were interested in our own doll games, the historical fact, which we will be reconstructing.
S: And when we interview other people about their dolls, what were looking for are people who like us constructed elaborate narratives using the dolls.
P: And we have no idea what well find.
S: Yeah, perhaps we are unique. We will be traversing some very strange terrain* in our pursuit of doll excellence. Were interested in thinking about them as kind of a native narrative form that hasnt been studied, and a collaborative model for fiction or creation, and also one thats probably more a female genre, although we dont know that for sure.
P: And were interested in thinking about them in relation to other genres of fiction.
S: And in documenting the huge influence* theyve had on the entire course of Western culture.