Philip K. Dick

they don't make genius authors anymore

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    what are geniuses doing today even

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They haven't spawned any in a while. I'm like the closest there is and I'm insanely fricking moronic.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        just not sure if theres much more to say

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          They'd be upholding the previously uncovered but unconventional truths against our current reign of untruth.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      gooning

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      stuff that doesn't matter

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      AI and e-sport

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Hedonism and not giving a frick about anybody else.
      The days of "doing things for the common good" are over now that society has been pozified and filled with undesirables and psychopaths

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Let's see if you can suck your thumb any harder you infant.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Non-argument

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Heh, that would never hold up in high school debate class

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >pls be demoralized I really need this 🙁
            lol

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Where did you get that picture of me?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I dont know about the othet ones, but I just came inside my sock

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Most of them on STEM careers publishing articles on Nature that no one will ever read

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Neeting at home because the hypernormalized society rejects them immediately.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    he's the only sci-fi writer I know of to have been a staunch anti-abortionist.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That's 100% due to the fact that his twin sister died at childbirth.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        She didn't die in childbirth, but they were twins born premature. It was depression era and they didn't have enough food so they chose to feed Philip instead (which was the style at the time) and she died shortly after. There was a twin grave with his sister and his name waiting for him all his life.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I admire PKD but his prose was ass.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You are correct but a strong and unique point of view is so much more important than pretty writing. Updike wrote like the birds sing but like them he had nothing to say, and so nobody cares anymore. Dick and Lovecraft and Dostoyevsky transcend aesthetics.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I admire PKD but his prose was ass.

        his prose isn't bad, he has his own quirky style but isn't incoherent with it and it flows smoothly

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It's adequate. Sometimes his plotting leaves something to be desired but he was taking a huge variety of drugs

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I’ve always heard this here but I’ve found him surprisingly smooth in his writing m. I heard this from anons here before I ever any read Dick and expected something much worse, but it’s really not bad, it’s not very poetic and frilly, it’s more workmanlike, minimalistic, and streamlined. It does the job well and he’s a technically capable writer. And I think he sometimes gets into some nice pseudo-stream-of-consciousness or dream passages (like one of Tagomi in The Man in the High Castle, another being Jason Taverner’s dream in Flow My Tears) that have a strange sparse lyrical beauty to them. I’ve read way worse stylists (but with ideas/plotting/characters interesting enough to make it worth it), I find the judgment of PKD’s “bad prose” to be strongly overstated. Sure, he’s not Updike whom another poster mentioned (wonderful to read if you just want to read a beautiful style, by the way), but he’s even more interesting in his concepts and ideas than Updike and PKD probably will be remembered more than him as time passes.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    he's so ugly i just cant take anything he says seriously lol. thanks for posting his pic as op to confirm why i hate his writing so much. insufferable!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      he looks like a normal guy. are you a gay that only reads writers you like to imagine fricking?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        NTA but why did you post his face if you didn't want people to comment on it? Very weird projection.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          i'm not op. wait, so you actually think every time an author's face is posted this is meant as an invitation to debate his attractiveness? you're pretty deranged even for a homosexual

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It is very strange to assume that the reason someone posted a picture of an author on a literature board, is to elicit comments about their attractiveness. Especially a male.
          You are a homosexual of the highest degree.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >It is very strange to assume that the reason someone posted a picture of an author on a literature board, is to elicit comments about their attractiveness.

            Not him/her but I am curious. What IS the reason to post photos of an author's face on a literature board? It always came across as odd to me too.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      PKD is just an average man. He's not ugly. Got more b***hes then you anon.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Okay, which one should I read today? Do androids dream of electrical sheep or the man in the high castle?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Drop the popular stuff and head straight for schizophrenia-core:
      Ubik. Or Three Stigmata of Paul Eldritch

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      VALIS

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Don't do this, it creates cognitive mustard gas

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is The Man in The High Castle worth a read or is it anti-white propaganda like the show?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      anti-germoid =/= anti-white
      germs are anti-white hivemind bugmen themselves, anon

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You did not answer the question

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          i did, it's not anti-white

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's antijap propaganda.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    PKD wasn't a genius, he was just a weird guy with a very specific vision that he pursued whatever the cost

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Name one smart thing he wrote.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      VALIS
      Some very interesting musings in his Exegesis
      They overlap with what society would dub “mental illness”, but still some very interesting and intelligent ideas in there. Even while writing schizo-ramblings, they were very intelligent compared to other schizo-ramblings you can find.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I finished re-reading I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon by him, which is my favourite short story.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    music, lit, film, vidya, etc. art as a whole is slowing down.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Can someone explain the point of this book to me? Is it just questioning the broader nature of our reality? I thought it would be just a fun exploration of alternative history but what PKD was trying to say with this novel seems unclear and as if the novel is not flushed out enough. Also where should I go from here with PKD? I read this after Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep which I really enjoyed. Which his other novels are worth the time? High Castle was a little underwhelming. I've heard recomendations for Flow my Tears and Ubik.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Scanner Darkly is great. I feel like if you enjoyed the themes androids explored, its an obvious choice.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

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