Quackcast 619 - Artificial culture

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 24, 2023

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Talking about AI again but this time our subject is different: Does it have a negative influence on culture?
AI creative tools in the hands of an ...




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The Challenge of Part Three

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 19, 2023


And a One and a Two and a–


The third and possibly final volume of the Guardians of the Galaxy films is coming out later this year. Or next year. Or whatever.

I liked the first two a lot, and in an interview snippet, James Gunn mentioned how the third ...





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Four Endings

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 29, 2022



As we approach the end of another year, I had a few ideas about topics related to endings.

If you've read my articles for awhile, you may remember discussions about wants and needs - the plot objective that is more ‘physical’ is the want, and the emotional or thematic pursuit ...



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It's Christmas Eve!

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 24, 2022



Over here in Greece, it's Christmas Caroling day and also Day We Officially Start Eating Ourselves Into a Coma!

I hope however you're observing your Christmas Eve, that you have a good time, or a calm time, or a rejuvenating time with those you want around you but ...



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What you really, really want

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, Dec. 11, 2022



This is gonna be yet another rambling kind of post and a long one at that–so be warned. In the recent month I’ve been doing some soul searching that ties into this personal Christmas shopping spree of sorts that I’ve had recently. To be more specific, I ...

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Pretentious?

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, Nov. 20, 2022



This is an article I’m writing after midnight while being drunk on mixed drinks of brännvin and julmust. It’s November. I need booze to cope with the Scandinavian winter gloom that hits your soul like a hammer this time of the year (It’s a thing up here ...

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Poetry Time 14: Deep’s Locker

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, Nov. 13, 2022



Poem Nr. 14: Deep’s Locker


Let no unheard muses call their stages.
Sink them into soundlessness down below.
Take no unsung makers to their pages.
Sink them into uselessness down below.
Grant no untouched prophets for their sages.
Sink them into soulessness down below.
Have no undrawn breathers hale ...










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Poetry Time 11: Nine Lives

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, Oct. 23, 2022



Poem Nr. 11: Nine Lives


Nine. I see the light burning to darkness.
All so swiftly. All so blindly.
Eight. I hear the alarm screaming to deafness.
All so widely. All so loudly.
Seven. I taste the medicine spoiling to sickness.
All so queasily. All so badly.
Six. I sense ...










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Quackcast 605 - Myth of Freedom

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 18, 2022

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“Freedom” is the catch cry in so much historical fiction but it's usually an anachronistic piece of nationalist fantasy. You fought for your lord, for pay ...



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