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Yeah, Compassion is Hard

Is there a common reality?  I am revisiting a piece of a former blog because I think we all live in different realities based on our “perceptual filters”. 349 more words

The Meaning Of Life

Book Club Reflection: A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick

The date for my book club meeting got changed at the last-minute but me, my husband, and another member still decided to meet on the original date so we could discuss Philip K. 1,254 more words


I observe myself
and his broken mind,
blue flowers underneath.


Book Review: A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick (3/5)

Oh, book clubs. Look at you trying to get me to read and like sci-fi. You try so hard! But it all still comes off as ‘too weird for me.’ Oh well, you tried. 862 more words


A Scanner Darkly, by Philip K. Dick - Audible review

I read the book of this years ago, and still have the copy of it on my small bookcase at home. Don’t be unnerved that I have a small book case, I have tonnes of books, but they’re in piles, on shelves, in boxes, so that one day, when I have a library room they can all be displayed and look pretty. 344 more words



Often credited with bringing anime to Western attention, 1988’s Akira is a landmark of Japanese animation.

The plot, which follows a biker gang in post-World War III Neo-Tokyo, borders on incoherence. 122 more words


A Scanner Darkly

A twisted feature film starring Keanu Reeves and Robert Downey Jr, among others, has been directed by Richard Linklater. This feature film is unusual to say the least as the film has been filmed and then animation, created uniquely by comic book artists, has been laid directly over the film; this method is known as interpolated rotoscoping in which was first pioneered by Linklater in “ 295 more words

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