Have you heard of DALL.E?
Let me start this off by explaining what DALL.E is. Here is what their website says: "DALL·E is an AI system developed by OpenAI that can create original, realistic images and art from a short text description." "It can make realistic and context-aware edits, including inserting, removing, or retouching specific sections of an image from a natural language description. It can also take an image and make novel and creative variations of it inspired by the original."
Trigger warning: Touches on some sensitive topics including war, holocaust, depression, suicide. A jolt in the rails woke David with a start. He was the sole passenger on a commuter train – at least in the train car he was sitting in. He looked around, stretching out his shoulders and legs. How long had he been asleep? Come to think of it, how did he even get on the train? He couldn’t remember boarding or where he was going. It looked like his usual commuter Go Train, heading into Toronto, but a quick glance out the bright window didn’t give him much of a hint as to where along the line he was. He could be heading West for all he knew. He reached for his wallet. Maybe his ticket would tell him. That’s when he realised, he had neither a wallet, or a ticket. Upon further panicked patting and pocket checking, David realised he had nothing on him other than the clothes on his back. He got up and started walking around to try and figure out what the next stop was. Last thing he needed was a penalty for riding the train without paying fare.
“The cabin in the woods had been abandoned for years, but one night, a candle burned in the window. Do you go in, or do you keep walking along the path into the night?” The prompt blinked across the pathway in the virtual reality simulation. Nate fiddled with the controller glove, wondering which option to choose.
Ruth walked along her street and up to her drive way, checking the mailbox on the way in. Her dad’s car was already parked in the front, and the lights from the t.v. could be seen through the window dancing across the wall inside the living room.
My Favourite Old Western T.V. Shows
When the T.V. shows today become overwhelming, it's nice to take a break and delve into the classics. Less swearing, next to no gore, and some creative camera work in lieu of CGI and extravagant effects, makes 1950's-60's shows a welcome change. I've been on a western kick lately, and here are my top suggestions:
The Obsidian Tree
There weren't always Dragons in the valley. There was a time, perhaps 20 years ago, that the people in the valley did not even know that Dragons existed. Now it was impossible to live without some form of influence from a Dragon touching the everyday lives of most citizens. Most people seemed happy with that in any case. The Dragons brought prosperity to the places they settled. Towns flourished and became cities, small villages became mercantile hubs, and even the smallest hamlets without their own resident Dragon reaped the benefits of their neighbouring Dragondens.