Joker, Part 2

Joker, Part 2

I finally got to rewatch Joker in the theater. I’m really glad I did. Some details only reveal themselves on the big screen, especially when you can’t pause, fast-forward, or rewind. There’s something about watching a movie in a theater that changes...
Mercury, Wallace, Lovecraft, and Wilde

Mercury, Wallace, Lovecraft, and Wilde

Yesterday was the 28th anniversary of Freddie Mercury’s death. The anniversary brought up strong and conflicting emotions in me. Ever since I read Somebody to Love, I’ve tried to avoid thinking about Queen, Freddie Mercury, or the HIV/AIDS...
Essays I Don’t Want to Write

Essays I Don’t Want to Write

Occasionally I’ll get an urge to write an essay of film or literary criticism. But there’s no money or glory in that, and I don’t have time to write one, anyway. Still the inner voice nudges me: “The world really needs another 1,700 words on...
AI Generated Band Names

AI Generated Band Names

I used Talk to Transformer to create some band names, using a list of some of the most popular bands in each genre. It gave me some interesting results. Heavy metal band names: skull-faced marauder snake-horned man nightmare queen saint of the sea shattered skull...

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