TIMES, TIME, AND HALF A TIME. A HISTORY OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM.

Comments on a cultural reality between past and future.

This blog describes Metatime in the Posthuman experience, drawn from Sir Isaac Newton's secret work on the future end of times, a tract in which he described Histories of Things to Come. His hidden papers on the occult were auctioned to two private buyers in 1936 at Sotheby's, but were not available for public research until the 1990s.



Thursday, December 12, 2019

Masculine Character Development: The Female as Subtext


Dick Grayson evaded capture in all versions of the Judas Contract. Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Judas Contract #1 (2019). Copyright DC Comics, reproduced under Fair Use.

When I started this blog in 2010, I went back to square one in childhood, and reviewed some of the pop culture stories that influenced my writing. The most important of these was the DC Comics tale, The Judas Contract, in which a female character, Terra, was decimated and committed suicide. Other writers have commented on how much this story affected them, most notably, Brad Meltzer.

In serial writing, the term for the history of a story line or single character is a 'continuity.' My whole continuity for Terra is here.

This week, DC published an alt-version of the Judas Contract, Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Judas Contract #1, which demonstrates how a female character can be used covertly in story-telling to reveal the biggest flaws of prominent male characters, while leaving primary masculine characterizations unsullied. In this case, the Judas Contract sheds light on Batman's darkest secret. My review is added to the bottom of this earlier post.

The Batman-Robin subtext was not just a gay subtext, as discussed by Slate. Image Source: DC via Slate.

For those who already know the story, you will finally understand why Dick Grayson was the only character to escape in the Judas Contract's opening attack. For those who don't, the review is still relevant in light of the ongoing Jeffrey Epstein and Prince Andrew scandal, which could almost be seen as the real world version of the Judas Contract.



Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Our Father, Who Art in Silicon: Censorship of Social Media and the War over the Virtual World


A livecam (here) constantly broadcasts footage of the Centennial Light, a light bulb which has been burning since 1901. The bulb, located in a fire station in Livermore, California, USA, is taken as a proof of planned obsolescence in industry. Image Source: mnn.

Do you know who you are? One can define oneself in terms of the past, present, or future. Tech companies are currently censoring social media to produce a toxic, Orwellian 'now,' in which past content is being erased on the grounds that it is not authoritative. In Nineteen Eighty-Four, the main character, Winston Smith, is a 'historian' in that nightmare world. Or rather, he is what historians will become: a censor. Winston Smith erases history and creates new versions of it, from one hundred years ago, right down to yesterday.

In anticipation of the American 2020 election, among other agendas, tech corporations are becoming Orwellian censors. In the past month on Youtube, Google has begun weirdly removing date stamps from videos. Today, Youtube will begin erasing past content of which they disapprove.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

New Post at The Dragonfly: Epiphanies: Know Thyself


The Sphinxes' Gate in The NeverEnding Story (1984). Image Source: pinterest. See my earlier post on this film, here.

I have a new post published at The Dragonfly, which begins a series on how epiphanies unlock the dramas and mysteries of the human condition:



See Spot Run


Mass. State Police Tested Out Boston Dynamics’ Spot The Robot Dog. (26 November 2019). Video Source: Youtube.

Boston Dynamics have perfected their robot dog, Spot, which can open doors and enter homes. In April of this year, BD's CEO, Marc Raibert, announced that Spot and another robot, Handle, were coming to the commercial market in 2019.

The Best Robots on Four Legs with Marc Raibert (Boston Dynamics) (19 April 2019). Video Source: Youtube.

In September, Boston Dynamics announced they would begin leasing Spot to select organizations and individuals. The robot dogs are working with were just tested by the Massachusetts State Police bomb squad. The police used the robots in two real life incidents.

In the video below, RT commentator Michael William Lebron, aka Lionel, fears that the robots could begin operating autonomously if their AI control systems were to get out of control.

Police robots designed to be 'cute' and 'familiar' – Lionel (27 November 2019). Video Source: Youtube.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Donald Trump's Day Pass in Camelot


The late JFK Jr. and his wife Carolyn Bessette. Image Source: Esquire.

I have published a new post at Vocal Media about myth-making in politics:


The article concerns the rumours spread by Donald Trump's contact and adviser, Roger Stone, who was convicted of lying to Congress on 15 November 2019 about connections between WikiLeaks' 2016 US Democratic Party email release, Julian Assange and Donald Trump.

Stone's response to the Mueller investigation was considered glib and inappropriate. This was because Stone regards everything in mainstream politics as a puppet show staged by the so-called Deep State. The Deep State narrative allows Stone and other pro-Trump activists to conflate Donald Trump's presidency with that of John F. Kennedy.

Image Source: Amazon.

Image Source: Amazon.

Image Source: Daily Mail.