Back in USSR
Author's voice, part Stirlitz, part Sorge:
Maybe you have heard about the "Europa 2000" Literary Express train that went from Lisbon to Madrid, Lyons, Paris, Munich, Berlin and all the way to Saint Petersburg. Ten of the best writers were chosen, and ten translators who translate into English, and lots were drawn to decide who would write first,because the beginning shapes the idea and the subject of the screenplay, and the one who goes first has the greatest influence on it. The first lot was drawn by the Lithuanian, but the group decided that this would be a screenplay for a horror movie, which they say will give even the most jaded consumer of culture goose bumps, so we let the first chapter be written by a Spaniard, a true admirer of the horror genre. The Lithuanian got to the next chapter, Chapter Two. Each author writes a chapter. When all have had their turn, the ending will be written by the Spaniard or the Lithuanian.
The assembly of literati decided to go for a high level scenario: with the help of philanthropists, the big names of the performing arts and politics, millionaires and billionaires, a resort would be purchased and there the Empire of Art would be established, a State like the Vatican, Luxembourg, San Marino. Once the real estate is purchased it well be self-supporting, assisted by the world's richest performers and artists, and their fans. Why rock stars? Because Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Rod Stewart and David Bowie have all had nose jobs, which cost millions. The ingenious surgeon devised it that their sense of smell is now as keen as that of a wild beast in the forest. Accompanied by parapsychological powers and super abilities in rational thought. Because they are the richest people in the entertainment world, followed by filmmakers.