Well it's been a long time, but as I recall he tries to get a job as a sideshow magician, but he's a broken down alkie at that point so they offer to make him a geek instead.
> But anyway, the whole thing collapses because his girlfriend is a retarded ditz who breaks character in the middle of an act?
Yeah, but isn't she having sex with someone who thinks she's a ghost of his dead girlfriend? And it goes wrong because he won't let her leave after they're done and she freaks out? If I'm remember it right, then he's undone by his hubris in thinking that nothing could go wrong with a plan like this.
That book cover is cool. I think The Hanged Man is the only Tarot Card I can recognize.
I actually meant to type that La Starda was the Fellini that I'd seen twice & liked the best. I know that's a more old-fashioned pick than La Dolce Vita.
> The idea of combing every square of the map is the kind of OCD thing even *I* can't stomach.
Okay, I found out how to find the hidden cabin without combing every square. From a guide:
Go farther into town to find the magic-healing lady and the life-healing lady. In the house between their houses, there is a sleeping Bot. If you talk to it over and over, it will eventually explain about the hidden cabin in the woods, which you should have already gone to if you have been following the walkthrough. If not, check out the image farther up the page to find out how to get there.
I assumed there was a way to wake it and talk to it, but I thought I'd have to play a flute or something (which I didn't have) or have someone ask me to bring it a message. I guess I was just supposed to bother it over and over again until it woke up.