PEACHFRONT SPEAKS

PLEASE NOTE: MANY PHOTOS HAVE BEEN REMOVED WITHOUT WARNING BY AN EXTORTIONIST PHOTO HOSTING SITE UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP. THUS MANY PHOTOS ARE MISSING FROM ENTRIES MADE BEFORE 2011. I WILL REPLACE THE PHOTOS AS TIME ALLOWS BUT PLEASE BE PATIENT.

The Amazing Bolivian Parrot and Rare Macaw Escapade
Eagle Overload: More Eagles, More Cats, the South Africa Edition
MY KENYA DIARY: IN QUEST OF EAGLES
MADAGASCAR DIARY: SERPENT-EAGLES, GOSHAWKS, AND MORE
A Very Partial Index to the Entries
A for the time being not even remotely complete guide to all 4,300+ plus entries
BIRDS***BIRDING***WILDLIFE GARDENING
SF/BOOKWORM***NUCLEAR/SPACE *** TRAVEL
A Google-Plus Verified Author

contact me older entries newest entry
Recent entries

apocalypse of the paperbacks - 2017-08-28
hurricane harvey - 2017-08-28
loving the way my banded agate/carnelians came out of the tumbler Friday - 2017-08-05
dolomite sphere comes to town - 2017-07-29
it can't really be legal for these people to park on my blog after I closed my account, can it? - 2017-07-24


Read my new book, The 10 Best Things You Can Do For Your Bird at Amazon or at many other fine distributors like Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, and more.


By public demand, and after a delay of an embarrassing number of years, I've finally put my notorious essay, Ender and Hitler: Sympathy for the Superman, free on the fabulous internets.

A bibliography of my published books and stories.

Here's a simple card-counting FAQ to get you up to speed on the basics. Here's the true story of the notorious DD' blackjack team, told for the first time on the fabulous internets. No other team went from a starting investor's bankroll of zero to winning millions of dollars.


A Sadean take on Asimov's classic Three Laws of Robotics can be found in Roger Williams' NOW REVIEWED ON SLASHDOT!!! The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect. Adult readers only please -- explicit sex and violence. For updates on the "Dead Tree Project" and other topics, you may visit the official fan site, Passages in the Void..


My Bird Lists -- My Louisiana State Life List, My Yard List and, tah dah, My World Life List.


HEY! What happened to the Peachfront Conure Files? The world's only OFFICIAL Peachfront Conure site now features free peachfront conure coverage, including a magazine length Intro to Conures previously published in American Cage-Bird Magazine, now free on the web. I offer the best free Peachfront Conure information on the internet. If you have great Peachfront Conure info, stories, or photos to share, contact me so I can publicize your pet, your breeding success, your great photograph, etc. on my site. Thanks.







nine forty-five

2014-08-15 - 8:35 a.m.

I watched Inland Empire again last night. What a great film. The scene where she's the ghost haunting herself. Well, all the scenes really. All the doors, all the stairways, they all lead to the same place with different weather.

I re-read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep recently, and it touches a bit on this theme on the interchangeability of women. "Stamped out like bottlecaps," is the phrase used by Pris/Rachael...although in the end Dick's vision is even darker, since much of his work deals with men (and even children) being stamped out in factories. One of the first stories I read by PDK as a child, perhaps the very first, was "The Second Variety." I doubt either one would qualify as much of a feminist, but Dick saw the problem as a universal one, and Lynch has a keen focus on the pressures specific to women that force them into a mold.

The film Blade Runner misses this theme or, perhaps, deliberately drops it in the interest of making the film more understandable to audiences that were (still are?) relatively unsophisticated when it comes to viewing (as opposed to reading) SF. Daryl Hannah (Pris) doesn't look like Sean Young (Rachael), and she doesn't act like her either. Pris is, of course, literally not even four years old. Well, nor is Rachael, but in the movie she really doesn't know, and she appears to be an actual individual, whether android or human...

There is never really any moment in the film when Rachael looks at Pris and realizes that they are the same and it's only a matter of chance and fate who lives and who dies. Who is pampered and who is a whore. Of course, Rachael is the whore in DADOES, an elite one though on a mission.

Some advice Decker received from a colleague when sent out to kill the androids: "Go to bed with her and then kill her." The piggy colleague would phrase it a little more efficiently if the book was written today, but either way. No wonder she's filled with rage.

back - next

about me - read my profile! read other Diar
yLand diaries! recommend my diary to a friend! Get
 your own fun + free diary at DiaryLand.com!

All Rights Reserved, Copyright 2002-2017 by Elaine Radford