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November 22 2014

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More than iron
More than lead
More than gold I need electricity
I need it more than I need lamb or pork or lettuce or cucumber
I need it for my dreams
Racter poetry

"These “poems” and prose were first published in a 1984 paperback book entitled The Policeman’s Beard is Half Constructed: Computer Prose and Poetry by Racter. Racter was released as software for personal computers sometime in the 1980s. Some information from the first page of the book:
      Racter (the name is short for ‘raconteur’) is the most highly developed artificial writer in the field of prose synthesis today. Fundamentally different from artificial intelligence programming, which tries to replicate human thinking, Racter can write original work without promptings from a human operator. And according to its programmers [William Chamberlain and Thomas Etter], “Once it’s running, Racter needs no input from the outside world. It’s just cooking by itself.” Racter’s work has appeared in Omni Magazine and in 1983 was the subject of a special exhibit at the Whitney Museum in New York."

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The final novel in the series is available in the following formats
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via Seven Propositions on Open Access | The Disorder Of Things

matthew and lucien in dream's library
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The Library of Dream print by Todd Klein

morpheus' library of unwritten books
Either something is authentic or it is unauthentic, it is either false or true, make-believe or spontaneous life; yet here we are faced with a prevaricated truth and an authentic fake, hence a thing that is at once the truth and a lie.
  • "Gruppenführer Louis XVI", in A Perfect Vacuum (1971), tr. Michael Kandel (1978)
Stanisław Lem - Wikiquote

a perfect vacuum is one of *several* books by lem about nonexisting books. if you like meta, or like your meta occasionally science-fictional, this is for you.

it's been ages since i read it, and if anyone can recommend something similar - works about fictional works - i'd be tickled pink. well, mauve, at the very least.

You know how sometimes you’ll watch something from the 1980s and think, “Wow, they must’ve been doing a lot of coke when this movie got made”? Well, Captain America and the Red Skull is a textbook example of this phenomenon. Over the course of its 95-minute runtime it includes:

  • A relentless 1980s techno soundtrack that actually overlaps with the 1940s big band music during the Steve/Peggy dance scene.
  • Blatant racism including but not restricted to: 1) offensive portrayals of Chinese immigrants living in Steve and Bucky’s neighbourhood, 2) the blatant cowardice of all the French guys in the Howling Commandos, one of whom turns out to be a Nazi spy, 3) a mindblowingly embarrassing characterization of Gabe Jones as Bucky’s blaxploitation sidekick, and 4) a general antipathy towards anything that isn’t AMERICA, FUCK YEAH.
  • Action sequences where Captain America indiscriminately guns down everyone in front of him, regardless of whether they’re wearing a Nazi uniform or not.
  • A slow-motion shower scene where Steve “thinks” about Peggy while a slightly more “romantic” version of the 1980s techno soundtrack plays in the background.
  • Twelve counts of Captain America decapitating people with his shield, complete with gallons of fake blood.
  • A scene where Steve puts out his cigarette on a Swastika flag and the thing goes up in flames as if it’d been doused in gasoline.
  • Two separate workout montages, which doesn’t even make sense because Steve got his supersoldier strength from taking what basically amounts to experimental 1940s steroids.
  • A scene where skinny, pre-serum Steve Rogers gets beaten up in a Brooklyn alleyway... by communists.
  • Captain America pausing over the Red Skull’s corpse to deliver a stilted monologue about “the strong fist of justice.” The strong fist. Of justice.
Steve Rogers at 100: Celebrating Captain America on Film - eleveninches, Febricant, hellotailor, M_Leigh, neenya, tigrrmilk - Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]

because the only thing better than reviews of fictional works of art are reviews of *terrible* fictional works of art
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Play fullscreen

what the everloving fuck.
which of course is meant to say, this is pure gold.
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November 21 2014


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finally someone put it in terms i can understand.
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Somebody giffed today’s comet-landing xkcd. Everything is better now.

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Touchdown confirmed, Captain!
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Housemate Xed works for the Secretary of State, in the bit that registers businesses and, for a few years and for somewhat convoluted political reasons, domestic partnerships. 

Yesterday their office received the… complaints? Of a somewhat distraught pair of people (notice I do not say ‘couple’) who, at some point in the last few years, had decided to go into business together — a nail salon or something, I think — and been advised that they should form a Partnership. Pretty standard for a small business with two owners.

…except they didn’t understand and formed a Domestic Partnership instead. 

Washington State legalized same-sex marriage in 2012, and as part of that, this June ALL non-senior domestic partnerships became marriages automatically.

These two business partners accidentally married each other.

And now they’re trying to figure out how to undo it.

…short of divorce.

astolat — Accidentally Married: Not just for fanfic anymore!

ಠ_ಠ   ...straight people.
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Like 99% of the original fan fic tropes came from Star Trek I’m not even joking

  • fuck or die
  • alien sex pollen
  • evil alternate mirror au
  • time travel au
  • sped up ageing 
  • stuck in a frozen cave 
  • body heat sharing
  • alien drunk disease 
  • body swap
  • this man is my exact double

like there are so man more and I always see people being like ‘wtf where did the sex pollen trope even come from’ and the answer is Star Trek

and like. to be clear for the younger generations. Star Trek the SHOW not just Star Trek the fandom.

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