I went to renew my poetic license today, but they said first I need to do an I exam

 

Dali, by being dali, was in himself a revolution of one man, a tsunami of
pure inhibited strangeness
and peculiar mannerism.  Dali created himself in his own image.

     
 

 

The only reason I am not a full blown paranoid myself is the combination of laziness and the fact people are indeed after me. Besides, I don’t really have the time to run and hide all the time. What am I? Tom cruise? But if there was ever a good sales person for paranoia it is dear old dick.

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..and as I was a yuppy marketing and advertising executive for the better part
of a decade, I am not really impressed with stories of selling your soul to the devil...

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Philip K. Dick - Android dreams
 
It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane."
 

I remember the first Philip k. dick Novel I read. VALIS. Great book. If you like that sort of things, and I do. There is something about science fiction that is extremely appealing to teenage geeks, and I was one. It is the world of unlimited possibilities but without having to play with swords and dices of the fantasy literature world. (not that I don’t like that part too, am still missing my childhood D&D games. For you youngsters , that was a game where you actually had to imagine things, and talk to people, and create your own character in your mind, you know, the opposite of computer games.)

 
The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use them."
 

Philip k. dick was a master of the science fiction. He was scientific (well, sort of, let's say it was close enough to science) and he was extremely fictional.  The list of his books that became science fiction films is dazzling.

I normally don’t like to give too many facts here in these articles ,
if only for the basic fear that I might be wrong, (something that doesn’t happen when you only give opinions and personal points of view), but in his case I will make an exception, hoping that some of you will jump up and say 'hey I have seen this movie! Great stuff!" and maybe go look the book up and even all the other Philip k. dick's masterpieces.

Blade Runner  - Based on "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"
Screamers  - Based on "Second Variety"
Total Recall   - Based on "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale"
Impostor  - Based on "Impostor."
Minority Report  - Based on "The Minority Report."
Paycheck   - Based on "Paycheck."
A Scanner Darkly   - Based on "A Scanner Darkly"
Next  - Based on "The Golden Man"
The Adjustment Bureau - Based on "The Adjustment Team"

Philip k dick makes the possible futures he is creating so real and so believable that it does indeed look more like a social commentary that just happens to be in a time or a dimension which is not the one in which you are reading this (what? What is not clear?)
My major preoccupation is the question, 'What is reality?' Many of my stories and novels deal with psychotic states or drug-induced states by which I can present the concept of a multiverse rather than a universe.
 

I think that what attracted me to Philip k. dick is not the fact that he has brilliant visions of the future, not even his writing style which flows like a good old fashioned who-done-it thriller but the simple fact he is basically a very crazy person, with an extremely severe case of paranoia, something that I can understand.

 

This is a mournful discovery.
Those who agree with you are insane .
Those who do not agree with you are in power."

 

The only reason I am not a full blown paranoid myself is the combination of laziness and the fact people are indeed after me. Besides, I don’t really have the time to run and hide all the time. What am I? Tom cruise? But if there was ever a good sales person for paranoia it is dear old dick.

 
Music and sociology are themes in my novels, also radical political trends; in particular I've written about fascism and my fear of it."
 

But  Paranoia was just his favorite pastime and Philip k dick liked mental diseases in general, if only for the very practical reason of having access to different and alternative realities right here inside the human brain, with no actual need to go into heavy 'science fiction' details.

His best works are of course when mental illness and science fiction are combined, and then not only you are not sure what is real or not, you are not even sure you are reading a book or sitting. It is that effect of the carpet being pulled from under you that is the Philip k. dick effect, and it is fun.

 

There is no route out of the maze. The maze shifts as you move through it, because it is alive. "

 

Philip k. dick is one of the most interesting science fictions out there, and anyone with an inquisitive mind would find him highly entertaining.

 
I did not tell Fat this, but technically he had become a Buddha. It did not seem to me like a good idea to let him know. After all, if you are a Buddha you should be able to figure it out for yourself."
 
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