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By gzt (Tue Nov 24, 2015 at 12:52:07 AM EST) gzt, capture the castle, friggin' intense, eye thing, furnace (all tags)
the hvac guys came this morning and were like, WE ARE HERE TO PUT YOUR NEW FURNACE IN. I was like, great, let me put some pants on.

half an hour later the property management folks called and were like, "they are putting in your furnace today," and i was like, "yeah they are already here."

true story.

anyway, i have this lump on my eyelid and it hasn't gone away for a while, so i called the doctor and they were like, you can come in tomorrow if you want. See, that is service. a minor problem that isn't urgent and they can still see you the next day. of course, it helps that i waited until thanksgiving.

one of the guys in my cohort decided to jump ship and got a job at $ENTERTAINMENT_COMPANY. friggin' traitor. he is dead to me now. bastard. the thing is, he was trucking along, doing very well, had an advisor who'd really  have a lot of sway, he could've been out of here next fall if he went for it, but he still decided, screw it, i want the money now and no winter now, i'm getting a job in $ALLIGATOR_STATE. bastard. we went out for pizza to see him off.

we started watching the man in the high castle. i like it so far. it's good and it does some interesting things. it's not awesome, but it is compelling. i have not read the book. some things don't really make sense, plot-wise, but i'm willing to overlook it.

the new furnace is nice and shiny. it heats the house.

my aunt is in charge of the estate of my grandmother and had been delaying sending out the inheritance checks for way too long. she wouldn't do anything wrong or hide anything, it's just that if you don't bug her to get it done, it will never get done. so a few days ago my father was like, "so she said she's mailing them, if she doesn't, will you drop by and pick them up on the way to thanksgiving with $OTHER_SIDE_OF_FAMILY." and I was like, jiminy christmas, can't she just drop these things in the mail? I'm not averse to picking them up personally, but, c'mon. then he was like, okay, she said she'd mail them [Monday], so this may be unnecessary. Then, tonight: "I called this evening and she didn't mail them today, so we'll all just drop by there." Great. This is something on the order of a few hundred dollars, not anything groundbreaking. I don't know what the deal is, but that's what interpersonal stuff is always like with her. On the other hand, she's like the church secretary for a moderately successful church that requires somebody actually, like, getting stuff done, so I can't imagine that  an inability to write a handful of checks and mail them off is just flightiness.

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Man In the High Castle by debacle (2.00 / 0) #1 Tue Nov 24, 2015 at 10:46:17 AM EST
You ought to read the book.

The plot is complicated and if they are trying to tell the story in the same fashion as the book you're going to have to re-watch it a few times to really understand what the hell is going on because there is some stuff taking place that I would tell you about but it would be a spoiler so try and trust me on this.


No too complicated for a Dick book by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #2 Tue Nov 24, 2015 at 12:10:12 PM EST
But if you don't know much Dick, it can be complicated.

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I feel like it's his most nuanced work by debacle (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Nov 24, 2015 at 12:57:10 PM EST
Definitely moreso than A Scanner Darkly or Ubik.


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There's an app called Grindr by jump the ladder (4.00 / 1) #8 Wed Nov 25, 2015 at 08:42:38 AM EST
Which is full of fans of dick.

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I think I'll wait for the book until after... by gzt (2.00 / 0) #4 Tue Nov 24, 2015 at 03:06:00 PM EST
...the series. But I will definitely read the book, I think.

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Alligators range from Texas to Virginia. by ammoniacal (4.00 / 1) #5 Wed Nov 25, 2015 at 12:31:27 AM EST
You'll need to be more specific.

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The Man in the High Castle by Oberon (2.00 / 0) #6 Wed Nov 25, 2015 at 07:21:30 AM EST
Looks interesting, I'm a big fan of Philip K. Dick so will check it out eventually but it looks like it's subscribers-only for now. I liked Fringe a lot, and it would seem to have some of the same elements, though in Fringe it was the "other" world which had authoritarian tendencies.

My other PKD thing that I'm waiting to watch is Radio Free Albemuth which comes from the weirder end of his bibliography, where his continual dissertation on the nature of reality gets mixed up with cosmogyny and theology. Unfortunately it is yet to get a release outside the USA, particularly galling as I pitched in to the Kickstarter for the cinema release and was promised a digital copy. C'est la vie ....

How now, mad spirit?
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