Dan Goodman (dsgood) wrote,
Dan Goodman

Saturday December 30, 2006. Late night thought: Cat tv shows, starting with Fluffy the Vampire Slayer.

***"Unwilling or unable to fully explore the novel’s singular premise, and overly inclined to drift into more familiar territory, the multiple screenwriters of Children of Men have failed to create a film about an awful dystopian future without children; instead, it is simply another film about an awful dystopian future...."

Either it's possible to write (and film) non-awful dystopian fiction, or "awful dystopian" is redundant. The first alternative is more interesting.

Unfortunately, my imagination isn't up to the task of designing such a future. It's easy enough to think of futures which would be dystopian for some other people, but which I wouldn't find awful -- but then they wouldn't be dystopias for me. Futures which would be dystopian for me, but not awful to their originators are easy enough to find; but that doesn't satisfy the requirements either.

Only thing I can think of is dystopias which are going to change very soon.

***On the newsgroup alt.comp.freeware, someone asked where he could find a free crappy-looking font. One recommendation was the "Cheap Ink Killed My Printer" font. I would say it fits the purpose. It can be seen, among other places, here: http://www.1001fonts.com/font_details.html?font_id=1817
Writing: The Blending of Starport One -- took out what I'd last added. Added a bit more.

Selfhelp information:
Decluttering: Dishes washed. Trash bagged. Trash out.

From the qotdrss LiveJournal feed:
Robertson Davies
"There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity."
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