A GOOD MAN IS EASY TO KILL

Let me tell you about a sort of hero of mine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h3ikhebwGk See, a while ago, I was hired to do some consulting work on a new amusement park. I was pretty established in my law firm and they needed someone to do a kind of risk assessment. It was a pretty new kind of … Continue reading A GOOD MAN IS EASY TO KILL

Jacobin Mag: How Sci-Fi Shaped Socialism

How Sci-Fi Shaped Socialism BY NICK HUBBLE From William Morris to Ursula K. Le Guin and Iain M. Banks, science fiction has provided an outlet for socialist thinkers — offering readers a break from capitalist realism and allowing us to imagine a vastly different world. Kim Stanley Robinson’s latest novel, The Ministry for the Future, challenges … Continue reading Jacobin Mag: How Sci-Fi Shaped Socialism

Trump Was The Perfect President In These Late Days. He Provided Not Moral Leadership, Was a Joke of a Role Model, And Offered Only A Chance For Us Individually to Find Our Inner Strength, Alone.

In science fiction there is the concept of the cusp of civilization where it reaches a crisis point that decides whether it will survive into the expansive future, or destroy itself due to its internal contradictions and flaws. There is an issue inherent in human nature that pleasure and ease leads to weakness. And pain … Continue reading Trump Was The Perfect President In These Late Days. He Provided Not Moral Leadership, Was a Joke of a Role Model, And Offered Only A Chance For Us Individually to Find Our Inner Strength, Alone.

21st Century Digital Girls: A New Type of Male-Fantasized Feminist Heroes are Escaping the Factory

THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE FILMS ‘EX MACHINA’‘BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW’ and partially for the first two seasons of ‘STRANGER THINGS’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l81u-oSIAp4 So, from a certain angle, the science fiction films ‘Ex Machina’ (2014, Writer/Director Alex Garland) and ‘Beyond the Black Rainbow’ (2014, Writer/Director Panos Cosmatos) are the same film. Each depicts the wounded … Continue reading 21st Century Digital Girls: A New Type of Male-Fantasized Feminist Heroes are Escaping the Factory

06.09.2020> Watching ‘The History of Time Travel’ (2014) Tonight, and then on to some other weird films

Gonna watch this tonight. Just found a string of midnight movie-type recommendations on Amazon Prime and I saw part of this before and seemed like a trip. THE HISTORY OF TIME TRAVEL (2014). Going to be making brief commentary on what I watch here and on my site at http://www.thehauntedtypewriter.com/ and think about a different format for … Continue reading 06.09.2020> Watching ‘The History of Time Travel’ (2014) Tonight, and then on to some other weird films

5.04.2020>Daily Walk / Video Diary / Monday Monarch Writing Meeting / Finish Roadside Picnic

Our writing group The Monarch Writers had our meeting (virtual) this evening. Had a few readings and a good discussion. We're working on a prompt for the month of May regarding spiritual discipline, how the lockdown has forced awareness of strictures that were already there, now more apparent, leading to a stronger sense of self-direction. … Continue reading 5.04.2020>Daily Walk / Video Diary / Monday Monarch Writing Meeting / Finish Roadside Picnic

4.30.2020>Daily Walk / Video Diary – Reading Passage from ‘Roadside Picnic’ / Interpretive Faculty / What IS ‘The Zone’?

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_mxcwYj4-0/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet 1 of 4 https://www.instagram.com/p/B_mxq5ZDvfm/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet 2 of 4 https://www.instagram.com/p/B_mx6JmDU69/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet 3 of 4 https://www.instagram.com/p/B_mz-47Dx-O/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet 4 of 4 “How do I take off a mask when it stops being a mask, when it’s such a part of me as I am? We keep fighting, like the world we unmask, we will find out true selves again, maybe … Continue reading 4.30.2020>Daily Walk / Video Diary – Reading Passage from ‘Roadside Picnic’ / Interpretive Faculty / What IS ‘The Zone’?