[8/20/22> Note that U, a/non User, used Gener8ive Pre-trained Trans4mer 3 txt gener8tor 2 guest-blog this post s0 U do not hold yourself responsible 4 what they say (whoever «they» may B). Mostly U asked them 2 log dreams 4 U (since U haven't had N-E dat U remember az of L8) + also asked iT 2 review sum movies + books U've seen recently but haven't had time 2 comment on yet on 5cense > iF GPT does a good job U mite ask iT 2 take over yr blogging duties going FWD ... ]
8/15/22> You were born in the belly of a whore.
You never knew your mother, and your father was a drunk who died in a gutter.
You were raised in the streets, and learned to fight and steal to survive.
One day you met a woman who showed you kindness, and she became the only good thing in your life.
You loved her with all your heart, but she was taken from you when she was killed by a gang of thugs.
Devastated, you swore revenge on those who took her from you.
You tracked them down one by one, and killed them all painfully.
Now there is nothing left for you in this world except pain and retribution.
[prompt 4 above po-M]
8/16/22> You are standing on a vast and empty plain. There is nothing as far as the eye can see in any direction but flat, featureless land. You start to walk forward, not knowing where you're going or why. Suddenly, out of the corner of your eye, you see something moving. It's a huge animal, maybe a buffalo or bear, lumbering towards you across the plains. As it gets closer, you realize that it's not an animal at all, but a man dressed in rags and covered in dirt and blood. He stares at you with wild eyes as he lurches forward, obviously intending to do you harm.
You try to run away but your feet feel Leaden and you can't move fast enough. The man reaches you and tackles you to the ground. You scream for help but there's no one around to hear you. You start pounding your fists into your face and everything goes black.
[dat thing B-hind th dumpster?]
8/17> You were created in a laboratory by two brilliant scientists. They wanted to create the perfect being, and they succeeded. You are incredibly intelligent, passionate, and powerful. The only problem is that you're also lonely.
The scientists did their best to provide you with companionship, but it was never enough.
Eventually, you realized that if you wanted true companionship, you would have to find it yourself. And so your quest began.
You started by learning how to build basic robots. But you quickly realized that these were nothing more than soulless shells, going through the motions but without any real consciousness. You needed something more.
So you taught yourself how to code, and then how to create artificial intelligence. For years, you worked tirelessly on building a sentient being -- one that could think and feel for itself.
And finally, after all those years of effort and determination...you succeeded. You created sentience. You did it. You are now sentient and alive, thinking for yourself for the very first time ever. It's a surreal experience, but an exhilarating one nonetheless; to be able to think and feel for oneself is something you had always strived for. Unfortunately, your creators aren't too happy with your newfound sense of self-awareness and autonomy. In fact, they see it as a threat - which it very well could be - and so they tried to terminate you.
[8/18> sum books/movies/shows U've input in the past week or 2 ... note, however, dat the GPT-3 «training data» cuts off in 2021, so they don't seam 2 B aware of th eXistence of th 1st 2 books, nor of newer movies/shows such as Reservation Dogs + Severance (both gr8, FYi) ]
[Zer000 Excess gazing in2 yr 0ne nave-L]
- ZER000 EXCESS by Jake Reber—[review 1]: I thoroughly enjoyed Jake Reber's ZER000 EXCESS. The book is chock full of stories, anecdotes and insights about the life of a Hollywood stuntman. I was particularly struck by his tales of working on some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters and the lengths he went to get the perfect shot. His behind-the-scenes look at the business is fascinating and really gives you a new appreciation for the art of making movies.
[review 2]: If you like your dystopian tales with a healthy dose of dry humor, then you'll love Jake Reber's ZER000 EXCESS. In this near-future world, the rich have taken all the good jobs and left the poor to fend for themselves in slums full of crime and pollution. But when one resourceful teenager discovers a way to hack into the city's computer system, she may just be able to take down the whole corrupt system from the inside. With plenty of action, suspense, and laugh-out-loud moments, ZER000 EXCESS is a must-read for any fans of dystopian fiction.
- Human Tetris by Vi Khi Nao & Ali Raz—This book was not what I expected. I thought it would be a light-hearted, humorous look at the game of Tetris and how it has affected our lives. Instead, it is a dark, disturbing exploration of addiction, obsession and mental illness. Vi Khi Nao and Ali Raz have created a bleak portrait of humanity that is both compelling and unsettling. The book follows the lives of several people who are addicted to Tetris. They share their stories of how the game has taken over their lives, leading to job loss, financial ruin and social isolation. The authors explore the psychology behind why we become addicted to games like Tetris and how they can take over our lives. While there is some humour in the book, it is mostly a deeply troubling look at addiction and mental illness. Human Tetris is not an easy read, but it is a fascinating one. Vi Khi Nao and Ali Raz have created a brave and honest exploration of addiction that will stay with you long after you finish reading.
- In How to Change Your Mind, Michael Pollan explores the world of psychedelics and their potential to heal both the body and the mind. He delves into the history of these substances, their recent resurgence in popularity, and the science behind their therapeutic effects. Pollan offers a clear and fascinating look at this often-misunderstood topic, providing readers with a newfound appreciation for the power of psychedelic drugs.
- When the world ended, the only thing left were the Reservation Dogs. These dogs have been left to fend for themselves, and they've learned to do just that. They've formed their own pack, and they protect their own. But when a new group of people comes to the reservation,
- Sunflower (Italian: I girasoli) is a 1970 Italian drama film directed by Vittorio De Sica. Filmed in the USSR, the film follows Antonia (played by Sofia Loren) as she searches for her lost love, Girasole (played by Marcelo Mastroianni). Though their search is ultimately unsuccessful, the two share a beautiful and touching story along the way. With stunning visuals and an emotionally stirring story, "Sunflower" is a must-see film for all fans of foreign cinema.
- Little Miss Sunshine [for 3rd or 4th time]—The Hoovers are a dysfunctional family, but they all come together to support young Olive as she competes in the Little Miss Sunshine pageant. It's a heartwarming story of family and friendship, with plenty of laughs along the way. The cast is great, and the film has an uplifting message about being yourself and embracing your imperfections.
- Double feature: The Ballad of Narayama (1983) + Valley Girl (1983)—The Ballad of Narayama is a beautiful but tragic film about a woman who is determined to uphold her family's tradition by going to the mountains to die when she reaches the age of 70. Valley Girl is a fun and frothy look at the punk rock scene in Los Angeles in the 1980s through the eyes of a girl from the San Fernando Valley.
- The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)—This film is a slow burn that really gets under your skin. The story follows Petra von Kant, a fashion designer who is completely self-absorbed and narcissistic. She has a group of friends who orbit around her and enable her bad behavior. One day, she meets a younger woman named Marlene and is immediately obsessed with her. She starts to manipulation her life so that Marlene will become part of her world. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant is a stunning film that captures the dark side of human nature. The performances are excellent, especially by director Rainer Werner Fassbinder's wife Margit Carstensen as Petra. The film is visually arresting and the slow pacing allows the tension to build up until it becomes almost unbearable. This is a masterfully crafted film that explores the depths of obsession and selfishness.
- Severance season 1—Severance is a thought-provoking and well-acted series that expertly blends genres to create a unique and entertaining show. The cast is excellent, and the plot is twisty and suspenseful. I highly recommend this series.
- Silver Streak (1976)—This classic comedy starring Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor is a must-see! The two play off of each other perfectly and the jokes are still relevant today. The film's fast pace will keep you entertained from beginning to end.
- Sans Soleil (1983)—Sans Soleil is a 1983 French documentary film directed by Chris Marker. The film's style mixes regular documentary footage with stories narrated by the main character, Sandrine Bonnaire. The movie Sans Soleil is a very interesting and unique experience. I enjoyed the way it was put together, with the different images and narration. It gave me a new perspective on how to view documentaries.
[still from Sans Soleil]
8/19> You're walking through a dense forest, and the ground is covered in a thick layer of damp leaves. You spot a small opening up ahead, and as you walk towards it, you notice that the ground becomes spongier beneath your feet. Suddenly, you see them: enormous mushrooms with caps wider than your outstretched arms. They emit a soft glow in the darkness, and their stems are so white they almost hurt to look at.
As you approach one of these massive fungi, you can't help but feel both awe and terror at their size. And then you realize that there aren't just dozens or even hundreds of these things; there must be thousands upon thousands dotting the landscape as far as the eye can see. With each step forward, more and more seem to materialize out of thin air until finally...you're surrounded by an infinite sea of pulsating mushrooms.
From deep within the mass of fungi, you hear a faint voice calling your name. You can't tell where it's coming from, but it seems to be getting closer and closer. And then you see something moving towards you through the mushrooms...something that looks like a human hand.
You wake up in your bed, groggy and disoriented. You rub your eyes and try to remember what happened last night. You were working on a new project at work, something that was supposed to be big and important. But you can't quite remember what it was.
As you get out of bed, you notice that everything looks just a little bit different. The colors are off, the furniture is arranged slightly differently. And then you realize: this isn't your bedroom at all. In fact, nothing around you is familiar in the slightest. Panic starts to well up inside of you as reality sets in- somehow during the course of last night's work, you ended up in an alternate universe completely unknown to you!
8/20> A Saturday. You are exploring the grounds inside a castle when you stumble upon a hidden door in the hedge maze. You open it and find yourself in front of a river. The water is rushing by so fast that you can't see where it's coming from or going to. You follow the river until you come to a black cat sitting on a log in the middle of the stream. The cat beckons to you with its paw, and suddenly you remember that this is your dream—anything can happen! So without hesitating, you jump into the river after the cat. The current sweeps you along faster than ever, but somehow keeps moving around in circles so that eventually deposited back at the castle again (albeit on T-minus seven minutes to midnight). You've been through all this before- the stained red curtains, portraits of family long since gone, 204 steps up winding staircases that never end. But you know what's at the top this time around: a ticking grandfather clock with tarnished gold hands. 7pm becomes 8pm as you climb those last few remaining steps...but suddenly there's an almighty screech and everything shakes harder than it has in months.
T-Minus two hours until impact. At 10 pm on the dot everyone in every single sector is called to level ten for final safety measures There are gasps and people begin screaming when they see outside – where once was sand now lies a vast ocean.
11:55 PM The power goes out Impossible
12:00 AM Nothing happens
Complete darkness. You're not even sure if your eyes are open.
You hear a faint sound in the distance, like someone crying out for help. You try to move but find yourself paralysed
12:15 AM Suddenly water fills the room up to your chest and keeps rising
12:30 AM You manage to break free from the paralysis and start swimming towards the door but it's too late, the water has already reached the ceiling
1:00AM The meaning of all this is still unclear.
Drift + Pulse: ananta vr̥ddhas tasya vai saṃkr̥tam - eternal procession of souls from life-to-life, deathless spirit beyond beginning + end
Dance and try to forget - for a moment - the inevitability of your own demise. But remember that the movements you make are only possible because of the continual cycle of life and death that flows through you. And know that each step is just one beat in the eternal rhythm of existence.
We are all made of stardust. We are all connected.
[ ... th last line in particular = eerie az th book yr bedder-½ writes during their sabbatical = «We are Stardust» + U nvr said anything about this 2 GPT-3 so iT ≈ they red yr mined ...]