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Writers on Writing: Anne Rice
On December 11, 2021, the world lost a truly great author and human being: Anne Rice. For those who don’t know, Anne Rice is a popular author best known for The Vampire Chronicles and the iconic Lestat, known lovingly by fans as the “Brat Prince.” She also wrote The Witching Hour and other books about the Mayfair Witches, The Wolf Gift Chronicles, the Sleeping Beauty erotica series, and Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, on which the 2016 film The Young Messiah is based. She is also the mother of another author, Christopher Rice.Stephanie HoogstadPublished 11 months ago in Futurism
From Ancient times to NFT
Now, I know what you're thinking: why should I bother with a light art article? I understand. And believe me when I say that light art will almost certainly make a reappearance in the future. It's simple to learn and doesn't cost anything to do so. It also brings people closer together in a different way. Designers have been attempting to reintroduce the sense of wonder that comes from watching artwork made by people of many cultures and religions for years. Artists, fortunately, have been able to accomplish precisely that. So stop worrying about where your next great muse will come from and start paying attention. The world of visual arts is undergoing a significant change right now!Eva RtologyPublished 11 months ago in Futurism
Eternity. That was the word. The boy mouthed the consonants one more time, “T..n..tee,” thinking the syllables silently to himself.Earl Carlson
Book Series Review: Air Awakens by Elise Kova
Recommended Age: 14+ Content Warnings: War themes, mild sex, and bodily harm. Rating: 4.2/5 stars This review will cover the entirety of the five-book series by Elise Kova. Expect some light spoilers as I will be alluding to the overall plot of the series, highlighting certain scenes, and discussing the development of certain characters.Amanda Starks
What Is Your Approach To Life And Does It Make You A Jedi Or A Sith Lord Under The Jedi And Sith Codes?
The Sith versus The Jedi. The war still wages on in our hearts, and minds as Rey is safely on Tatooine, the war over. In our world, the Sith and the Jedi are magical creatures of faith in an all-powerful force, a force that controls everything and everyone. They both subscribe to slightly different ideological teachings.Jason Ray Morton
I Asked an AI Content Writer To Rewrite ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’
AI content writers are heralded as the next best thing (primarily by tech companies selling AI content writing tech). They have already taken over some jobs from humans like copywriting due to only needing minimal input. There's nothing like bragging about your strengths. Even the AI conversion from "AI's are heralded to be the next best thing for writing" worked overtime at selling its services.Sandi Parsons
5 Anime That Will Convert the Agnostic
Still unsure about anime after all those unabating recommendations from your anime-loving friends? Does finally giving the genre a chance seem far too daunting due to its substantial catalogue? If the answer to these questions is yes, then I have the perfect thing for you. Here's a list of five anime the agnostic should watch before dismissing the genre completely.Liam Spencer
Living Robots Are Now Capable of Mass Self-Reproduction
We have stepped into a new future, a "Twilight Zone" future where robots called xenobots can now procreate. The possibilities of this new biological capability are both awe-inspiring, and scary.
South Park Predicts The Future
A recent South Park episode got me thinking about a potentially troubling version of the future. The South Park Post Covid Special aired a few days ago on Paramount Plus, whatever that is, and it featured the boys 40 years into the future, when the pandemic is finally coming to an end.Chris Hudson
Elastic Dreams. Seen Black Mirror? You might like this too
Philip K. Dick’s works have inspired science fiction writers for years, so it’s only natural that a show based on his stories would be popular. Elastic Dreams is a sci-fi anthology with stand-alone episodes not related at all but exists in several realities at once.. each of the stories exist in alternate realities. Elastic Dreams sometimes tips its hat toward horror. It's ten episodes switching back and forth between American production and BritishEdison Ade
To the metaverse and beyond
The next step in human evolution is here - at least, that's according to tech enthusiasts. That step is called the "metaverse". Facebook's renaming to "Meta" introduced the concept to a wider audience, with those same people asking a lot of questions about what's next for humanity.
Utopian Idealism: A Figment of Imagination
When a person thinks of a utopian world, one without griefs and troubles, and one where things make seemingly perfect sense and work out to a positive end (for the aforementioned dreamer), it is easy to see why such thoughts would be highly attractive. For some, their ideal utopian world is ultimately fair for all, and when you dig deeper in conversation with them, you find out quickly that not only do they want equal opportunity for everyone (for why should even one person go without when so many have perceivably more than their fair share?) but equal results as well. Others dream of a world where they themselves get what it is they want or feel they have earned in life; this could be a regained relationship with a lost significant other (or better yet never having lost them in the first place), or they might finally get that great job they had been striving for so long. Still, others view a utopian world (and in this case, perhaps a utopian universe) as one without the existential problems of death, illness, and fear of the unknown.Jackie Barrows