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October 23rd, 2021

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Otwórz oczy, or Open Your Eyes, has a deeper layer that people are not talking about

Otwórz oczy, or Open Your Eyes, is a Polish language Netflix show. I’ve now watched all of season 1 three times, so I have some thoughts.

Spoilers ahead, don’t read unless you’ve seen it.

Tamal Kundu has written up a straightforward, but mistaken, view of the story. He compares the story to The Matrix. In his view, episodes 1-5 happen in a simulation, but then in episode 6 we learn the truth. But I don’t think this is correct. At ...

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July 25th, 2019

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Lisa Taddeo, sexual desire, three women

Interesting:

Lisa Taddeo

I started by going to San Francisco. I went to a couple of places that felt like they might be the nucleus of sex. I went to the “porn castle” in San Francisco, which is now defunct, but it was this wild place. I was profiling a young woman who was having sex with men while being filmed and directed by her girlfriend. I was really intrigued by how it must feel to watch your partner have sex with ...

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July 22nd, 2019

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Book review: His Majesty’s Dragon

I just got done reading His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik.

This is a novel about the Napoleonic Wars, but with England and France also fighting it out with dragons, in the most steampunk way you can imagine.

The most fun part of this novel is the recreation of Evelina and Jane Austen manners and etiquette. Here is a scene that shows the best aspects of the novel. The background is that Will was a ship Captain and much admired, but ...

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