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A Scanner Darkly

I read it. It was the last of his books I wanted to read so I left it. Personally I did not like The Man in the High Castle. 116 more words

The End of Lies

It’s odd to me that no one is talking about the end of lies, because it’s inevitable.  It flows from just three simple premises:

  1. More and more of life is happening online. 
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A Scanner Darkly

How Richard Linklater uses rotoscoping to capture the heartbreaking, hallucinatory horrors of drug addiction.

“I saw death rising from the earth, from the ground itself, in one blue field.”

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Author's Note: A Scanner Darkly, PKD

This has been a novel about some people who were punished entirely too much for what they did. They wanted to have a good time, but they were like children playing in the street; they could see one after another of them being killed–run over, maimed, destroyed–but they continued to play anyhow. 651 more words


“The pain, so unexpected and undeserved..."

“The pain, so unexpected and undeserved, had for some reason cleared away the cobwebs. I realized I didn’t hate the cabinet door, I hated my life… My house, my family, my backyard, my power mower. 53 more words


Author's Note

Trigger warning: Topics include abuse, ableism, mental illness, homophobia, dissociation/unreality, suicide, drug (ab)use.

Originally published on Patreon.

“Author’s Note” by Lauren Ashley

Hi. I want to introduce myself first because the person I am is incredibly relevant to this work, however it turns out. 11,862 more words


A Scanner Darkly (1977) by Philip K. Dick

“What an undercover narcotics agent fears most is not that he will be shot or beaten up but that he will be slipped a great hit of some psychedelic that will roll an endless horror feature film in his head for the remainder of his life, …” …

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