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Dream fragment: Showing Cards
Bar Harbor
I dreamt I was watching a movie based on a pulp-crime novel written by James Nicoll[1]. The protagonist was a professional poker cheat who was *very* skilled at "shuffling" and "dealing" cards in a thoroughly non-random fashion. What I found neat was how they represented this in the film version: All the cards were face-up, and the actors other than the card sharp just pretended that they were typical face-down hidden information.

My subconscious seems to have conflated him with Mike Ford. In this dream-reality, James had written about a dozen novels, but mostly in different genres, so all of them remained fairly obscure.

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