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Subject: Re: Cooper's Doodling
From: GIOVIN%HECTOR@ecs.umass.edu (Rocky Giovinazzo)
Date: 1991-04-17, 18:37
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

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Subject: Re: Cooper's doodling
> >To those who say that the reason Coop's drawing and the cave glyph don't match
> >the Major's and the Log Lady's tattoos is that Coop was just doodling:
> >The problem I have with them not matching is:  what, then, was the purpose
> >of the tattoos?  Why did the "aliens", or whatever creatures gave Briggs and
> >Margaret the tattoos, make them the shapes that they did?  Why would they give
> >Margaret one that was *exactly* part of the cave drawing, but give the Major 
> >one
> >that was only slightly similar to anything in the drawing.?
	Ahhh, you see... that's the whole point.  When we still *don't*
know why those tattoos (or more likely "brands") were placed on 
Briggs & Margaret, nor why those particular brands were chosen.  Maybe
they're some kind of labelling system -- i.e. as we humans do in wildlife
studies ??? ( <--half-jokingly here)
	When Cooper comes up with something that coincidentally leads him 
in the right direction, as he often has, it doesn't always have to be 
for the right reason.  He hasn't always followed a lead based on some 
EXACT clue but instead followed his heart (remember the OAM's info
that the answer did not lie in Coop's thoughts but in his heart).
The cave drawings "answered" the question of the tattoos because of the
fact that tattoos *led* Coop to the drawings-- not necessarily because
they *match* the drawings.
	 Major Briggs' tattoo may have turned up later somewhere else of course,
if ABC hadn't canned the show.

Rocky Giovinazzo


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