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World Building

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Dear Steve,

I want to present a rich human story set in a cosmology that is roughly identical to the enormous body of knowledge that might be called “The Scientific World-view”.

This desire comes about because I have been to occult hells when I experimented with Mysticism. I want to do what I believe Doug Adams did, which is to write myself sane.

It may be quite difficult to get into this because a large proportion of my time is currently spent singing little nonsense ditties to myself to try and banish weird occult thoughts. One that I am playing with at the moment goes like this

See the little Ozle dancing in the Skozle
See the little Eyebral of the Schizamie

which goes roughly to a tune of a Bach piano piece I’ve been playing.
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Written by Luke Dunn

December 31, 2016 at 11:27 am

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Ahimsa

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Instead of moving up another level in the game-reality
by getting still better at wasting my enemies like I was meant to

Love moved me to ahimsa – harmlessness
eternally in quest of the right phrasing

(though I do still dig a war film or thriller now and then)
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Written by Luke Dunn

September 25, 2016 at 1:32 pm

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Time Spoor

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writing about memories
external memories held in objects
an old letter, a train ticket

together my words and the things
form an alternative reality
that you and I can visit
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Written by Luke Dunn

September 24, 2016 at 1:26 pm

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Selfishness and Politics

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There was once a great new idea propagated (centuries ago) which grew to be called “DIY” which stood for “Do It Yourself”.

This was a craze that overtook thousands of citizens where they were able to save money by not paying builders who, as part of their fee, usually reserved the right to tell filthy jokes and sexually harass all female passers by as they were working on the client’s property. But it went further than that in time when it was found that ordinary folk could learn about politics and economics through a popular system called Facefuck. Printed copies, containing user submitted messages, were distributed in the market squares morning and evening. This grew hugely popular when people started to realise they could have a convenient narcissistic relationship where no other real human company was needed. The DIY ethic was reaching its pinnacle. All you had to do was stay alone and contribute to Facefuck.
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Written by Luke Dunn

August 4, 2016 at 9:29 pm

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Letter to a friend about psychiatry

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Dear Friend,

Psychiatrists regard those of their patients who manage to reenter the economy at the lowest possible pay scale as successes.

They are one of a number of different groups to imply that this current state of capitalism is a state of natural reality, i.e. this is the only way it can be.

I have been long of the persuasion that is normality itself as a concept and a normative ideal that is broken, not our minds (as so-called “mad” people) that are broken.

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Written by Luke Dunn

June 15, 2016 at 9:10 am

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Simple Python Project: Markov Text

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consider this sentence

“the cat sat on the mat”

we can see the following about it

the word “the” is followed by “cat” and “mat”
the word “cat” is followed by “sat”
the word “sat” is followed by “on”
the word “on” is followed by “the”

so from this sentence we can construct a dictionary like this

catsat = {"the":["cat","mat"],
          "cat":["sat",],
          "sat":["on",],
          "on":["the",],
          "mat":[]}

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Written by Luke Dunn

December 31, 2015 at 9:09 am

The Journey – part i

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The good ship Aleph was part of the way along a trajectory through hyperspace that joined the two points designated by the coordinates #1928.3746.5547, its starting point, and #5647.3820.9101, its destination.

The Aleph was spherical, nearly two kilometers across. Seamlessly constructed by swarms of replicators that had oh-so-patiently munched through millions of tons of mineral feedstock gathered from asteroids in the system where it was grown. On the occasion of its delicate extrusion from the nanomass, the immaculate finished result – a whole functioning starship, had astonished the observing sentiencies gathered around the site. Poems and bursts of song celebrated this glory among technological artefacts… this vessel whose main generators harnessed the exawatts of power more typical of a small star.
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Written by Luke Dunn

November 28, 2015 at 5:08 pm

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