So who is the character of Karl based on?
It’s not based on yourself for example?
No. Just a character.
But would you say that there is something of you in Karl?
No… Or, there is something of me in everyone. But that isn’t significant. I don’t create those people. Karl is a creation of mine but he isn’t me. I made this tea but the tea is not me. There may be residual heat from my hand in the teacup, or a speck of dirt from my skin, but the tea is not me. Karl is a creation, a fabrication, a made up thing. He is not real because nothing is real.
In fiction you mean?