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Published: June 6, 2017
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Last fall when I was clean up old things, discovered a short science fiction novel written by myself ten years ago. The two main characters are Van Gogh and Zhuang Zhou. The story begins like this: The summer when Zhuang Zhou was seven, in the field he met a mad artist who called himself Van Gogh.
*【Zhuang Zi/Chuang-tzu/Zhuāng Zhōu (c. 369-286 B.C) was a philosopher in the Warring States period. He is not famous around the world but a household name in China by his wanton imagination, free and easy attitude towards life, and a gigantic supernatural behemoth called Kun Peng symbolised natural and unrestrained.】
去年秋天在收拾旧物时,我发现了十年前自己写的一篇短篇科幻小说。故事里两个主要人物是梵高和庄周。故事是这样开始的:七岁那年夏天,庄周在田野里遇到了一个自称梵高的疯画家。
【给其他语言读者注:庄周是一位生活在战国时期的思想家。他没有很高世界知名度但在中国是家喻户晓的,因其肆意汪洋的想象力,豁达洒脱的人生态度,以及一只叫鲲鹏的超自然巨大生物,象征逍遥自在。】

I didn't know I was going to be a painter then. Completely forgot about it, this novel lies in the dust of the years, until that day.
那时我还不会知道自己将会成为一个职业画家,之后完全忘记了有这件事。这篇小说一直躺在岁月的尘埃里,直到那天。

I read it, like it is a story written by myself from another world. Being touched by self must be one of the stupidest things in every world. Time seems to flow backwards to the days when the college entrance examination has just ended. Later I finished it during the first winter vacation in college. But for nowdays Shark, the novel has a lot of shortcomings, there is not enough storyline and character motivation, I decided to start writing again, expand it into a long one. For the young myself ten years ago who once wanted to be a writer.
我读它,像在看另一个世界的自己写的故事。被自己感动是世上最蠢的事情之一。时间仿佛倒流回了高考刚结束的日子。后来在大学的第一个寒假里,我完成了它。但对于现在的鲨,这个故事有很多不足之处,没有足够的情节和人物动机,我决定重新开写作,把它拓展为长篇。为了十年前那个曾经想成为作家的自己。

After a period of work, I found that as a long story I didn't know much enough about the character I am writing. Make a Zhuang Zhou is simple, he lived in BC and no many childhood biographical information, I can reconstruct him arbitrarily on the known foundation. But for Van Gogh, I've only seen the movie "Lust for Life" and some art history books. I have to know more about him to let the character alive.
经过一段创作,我发现作为一部长故事,我对所写的人物的了解依然不足。虚构一个庄周比较简单,他生活在公元前,没有太多生平资料,我可以在已知基础上任意重构他。但关于梵高,此前我只看过电影《渴望生活》和一些美术史书里的资料。为了让人物活起来,我必须知道更多。

I began to look up more informations, read more books, watch more movies.
我开始查资料,阅读更多书籍,看更多电影。

Like many people, I first discovered Irving Stone's "Lust for Life", then learned that the film was based on the book. No need to point out I soon discovered that this biographical novel obviously has too many fictional elements, not only because there is even a time travel girl. Then, just a few days later, I chose the latest version Biography "Van Gogh: The Life" by Steven Naifeh, Gregory White Smith, and the letters book "Dear Theo". Three books at the same time.
和许多人一样,我首先找到了欧文斯通的《渴望生活》,然后得知那部电影正是根据这本书改编的。无需废话,我很快发现了这个传记小说明显有太多虚构成分,不仅因为里面甚至有一个穿越妹子。然后,仅仅几天后,我找到了最新版本的《梵高传》作者 史蒂芬·奈菲 / 格雷高里·怀特·史密斯 ,以及书信集《亲爱的提奥》。三书同时看。

"Van Gogh: The Life", That's The Beginning Of Hell.
新《梵高传》,那是噩梦的开始。

All that is known in the past, in mass culture, are lies. The truth is beyond my estimate. All the past movies,the documentaries has wrong. He's really a BADASS, selfish, nuisance, shameless, liar, spendthrift, super neet, a psychosis before real psychosis...sorry I'm out of my english vocabulary.
以往主流大众所知的一切皆为谎言。真相超越了我预估。以往所有的电影纪录片全都有错。他真就是个无耻混蛋,自私鬼,万人烦,无赖,骗子,败家子,啃老/弟族,神经病之前就是精神病。对不起我的英语词汇量不足了。(但是黑心鲨的中文词汇量很足:极品 废柴 渣男 屌丝 逗比 脑残 丑男 死宅 自嗨狂 家里蹲 日常哭穷 花钱如流水 城乡结合 自命不凡 拒绝工作 辣鸡画功 技能树全点歪)

But why do I still feel like him? Because he's the important character in my novel and I have to finish it? No.
但为什么我还是觉得喜欢他?因为他是我小说的重要角色而我必须写完?滚。

From this badass I can see my own shadow, and yours, his, hers, and everyones. Not a wonderful idol, he's a ordinary person, or even worse. So it turned out during any times anywhere, we could see Living Van Goghs in daily life. But those Van Goghs won't become famous after death(Especially the dobes who regard theirself as Van Gogh). People can admire his madness life a hundred years ago, but absolutely do not hope there is such a person in own life.
从这个混蛋身上我能看到了自己的影子,还有你的,他的,她的,以及每个普通人的。不是一个神奇偶像,他是个很普通的凡人,甚至还糟。实际上在任何时代任何地方,我们周围原来随处可见活体梵高。但不是每个梵高都会死后成名(特别是自喻梵高的文艺逗比们)。人们可以欣赏那个百年前的疯子人生,但绝对无法容忍自己生活里真有这样一个人。

His life and things happened after-death just has a compelling power let me can't help carrying on. For months I began to search and see all kinds of data, so far, 12 films, 9 documentaries, 6 different biographies I have been seen, contrast the differences and look for the truth, just can't stop. At first, I took "Van Gogh: The Life" as the standard of truth, after all, it was by far the most new and most detailed. Now, after more searchng, I have been unable to judge the truth of some details. It's a terrible feeling. Maybe he didn't even kill himself really. Everything went into the state of Schrodinger's cat. Each work is like a parallel universe, the same characters and events, in different writers, has different interpretations, there are a thousand Van Goghs in a thousand people's eyes. (Unfortunately, the majority remain are fictional saints)
他的人生和死后经历就是有一种令人欲罢不能的魔力。几个月来我开始停不住地搜寻观看各种资料,目前已经看了12部电影,9部纪录片,6部不同的传记, 对比差异,寻找真相,根本停不下来。起初我把《梵高传》作为真相标准,毕竟它是目前为止最新,最详实的。现在,经过更多阅览,我已经无法判断一些细节的真相了。这是一种可怕的感觉。甚至他可能真的没自杀。一切都进入了薛定谔的猫的状态。每部作品都像是一个平行宇宙,同样的人物和事件在不同作者或编剧有不同的解读,千人眼中有千个梵高。(可惜多数还是虚构的偶像)

At the same time, my story has been stopped for a while. I just can't continue to write the legend person after had known the truth. Until I found a new idea in some historical details and added a huge reversal in the second half of the story, Let the legend Van Gogh and the real Van Gogh both exist through some relationship, believe it makes the story more moving and deeper.
同时,我的故事曾有一段时间进行不下去了,我就是没法在得知真相之后继续写那个传奇化的人物。直到我在某些历史细节里找到了新的点子,在故事后半部分加入一个巨大反转,让传奇梵高和凡人梵高通过某种关系同时存在,相信这让故事变得更感人和有深度。

Thirty years old after suddenly want to be a writer, it did has affected my painting time, is it really some tiny madness:3 ? Will I succeed or fail:3 ? Never mind, don't care, at least I'm not the first one. 【Gauguin: Don't even try to compare with me!】
而立之后突然转职要做作家,它已经影响到我的绘画工作时间了,真是某种小小的疯狂吗?我会成功或失败?无所谓,不在乎,反正我也不是第一个。【高更:别想和我比!】

So why are you write so much but nothing about the above picture, again?
所以你又跑题讲这么多和上图无关的破事?

The picture has already said itself. Shark is doing some kind of catharsis. I think after a while, only the Van Gogh hobbyists will find it in the net ocean. If it can spark some of your interest to learn more, read more, rather than just content with the one or two works' interpretation, then its purpose is achieved.
图片自己已经说得很明白,而阿鲨是在发泄情绪。我想过一段时间之后,就只有梵高爱好者会在网络大海里找到它。如果它的内容能引发你的一些兴趣,去搜索和阅读更多,而不是仅仅满足于一两部作品对他的演绎,那么,我的目的就达到了。


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Annex
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Shark's Van Gogh Movie Guide 
鲨鱼的梵高电影指南

Lust for Life (1956)
So far it is still the most famous and largest Van Gogh film. All star team at that time. Definitely worth watching. It is not entirely based on the fiction, although still contains some mistakes that limited to historical conditions.
Most unfortunately, it surely also removed the time-traveler girl Maya. _(:3 」∠)_The best part of the book, Hallucinatory Realism~
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Besuch bei Van Gogh (1985)
This must be the first Sci-fi Van Gogh movie about time travel.
Clearly all the Sci-fi movie about Van Gogh are time travel theme. Some kind of wish, obsession and dream. But here, the initial purpose is very explicit: buy his paintings and make money!
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Langs de kant van de weg (1990)
A rare film, it surprised has some small humor, Sien let her daughter to steal Mauve's food. Vincent pushed Theo into the river. But only the first half can be found on web. (┬_┬)Where can I see the second part?
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Vincent & Theo (1990)
I saw a comment, even a Tim Roth and Van Gogh's double fan didn't like the movie.
Van Gogh in the film is not a mad painter, but only a madman without soul.
And the soundtrack is really awful.
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Yume (1990)
He can not draw the ear so cut it off? Two Movie Masters don't care about the facts. It's a good film but Van Gogh part was a boring joke.
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Vincent et moi (1990)
It is a children's film. Another time-travel theme (by dreaming). I found it is one of some people's childhood memories.
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1990. What happened in the year? All because of those auction miracle? Nice...
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Van Gogh (1991)
Vincent Van Gogh and Marguerite Gachet, co stars in Lolita... This is a parallel world far away from our earth.
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Lautrec (1998)
The film is a bit comedy. This Vincent has the most neurotic eyes than else worlds. Only a short playing time.
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Starry Night (1999)
Time-travel theme again. Can't find it anywhere...
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The Eyes of Van Gogh (2005)
Ultra low cost, phone video quality, self write direct and play, play too hard. This is a particularly strange independent Van Gogh film. Some say it made Van Gogh a horror film, also some clips like comedy. At first I didn't like it either. After saw a lot of other movies I want watched it again, some changes in opinion. Although not very true, although it adds a lot of personal imagination, but I feel this one is a quite sincere fictitious. Not historical but absolutely worth watching.
Besides, the movie has the most badass Gauguin than ever.
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"Simon Schama's Power of Art" Van Gogh (2006)
Professional actors to play in documentaries, with same good performance, Smeagol was completely hidden by the radiance of Smaug. That's not fair.
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The Yellow House (2007)
The film focuses on Van Gogh and Gauguin live and art creating days together in Arles. This one has the most kind Gauguin.
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Van Gogh: Painted with Words (2010)
Thank you! Benedict, your popularity made it into the the most famous Van Gogh documentary, although this is a some careless documentary, when showing "Vincent childhood photo" we can confirm it, it is theo's photo.
Mechanically let the actors read letters is not equal to the show objective, the same set of sentences by different combination, can produce hundreds of different effect, you can find many examples from arguers,politicians, lawyers.
In addition "Van Gogh: The Life" tells us that Vincent often lies in letters.(Don't stare at me, go to the authors of that book.)
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"Doctor Who"  Vincent and the Doctor (2010)
Everyone should watch it. The best three minutes ever in Van Gogh Cinematic Universe!
It's a Sci-fi Show, enough to forgive all the imaginary ingredients that broken the timeline. I once saw a Doctor fan write a long article about the differences between episode and history, humm... her historical references is from "Lust for Life" book...
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I was not a Doctor fan (shrink back by episodes number), only know this show, so the backward Shark didn't know there was such a amazing S05E10 until this year. I watched, then...omg. What did I find? In the upper half of my story, Van Gogh just like a low-end timelord lost memory, by readers temporary unknown cause himself become a time-traveler, can backtracking time by his painting. He had went to the Art Museum of his own name too, been driven out because have no money to buy a ticket. Thankfully the rest of the story was completely different, I didn't have to change the story, but instead can added a little tribute.° ω °
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Van Gogh; een huis voor Vincent (2013)
The 4 episodes Holland local show was the first to show that Van Gogh might not have committed suicide.
Rene Secretan, was that you?
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Loving Vincent (2017 ?)
Release, please!

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Thank you for through with my terrible English to the end˙ω˙
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yangjianwei120's avatar
就我一个人想看这部小说吗?
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AnvonaviProfessional Traditional Artist
Excellent work!
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RetSamysHobbyist General Artist
This is very interesting, even though I'm not sure I understand all of it. Thought-provoking.
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SharksDenProfessional Digital Artist
I stuffed too many things.Sweating a little... 
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TenshiHime7Professional General Artist
Whoa! This is a lot of research! That's so amazing =D
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SharksDenProfessional Digital Artist
Still lots of stuff didn’t put inMeow :3 no place to.
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TenshiHime7Professional General Artist
How about a part 2? =P
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SharksDenProfessional Digital Artist
That's too many! :D The rest are bits and pieces, google can help who are willing to find them~
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LevandicStudent Traditional Artist
辛苦了!感谢鲨老师总结和分享
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SharksDenProfessional Digital Artist
不客气。又成老湿了...
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Miyu-YumiHobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is really intresting :D awsome search and time lime on Vincent van goh :D
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SharksDenProfessional Digital Artist
"People always spell my name wrong..." Vincent van Gof said.Meow :3 
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Miyu-YumiHobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohhhh heheh its van gof. Well alright thanks for correcting me hehe
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