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Joy

DRAFT

Joy filled the space
like sudden sunlight
on a cold afternoon,
as if it could not be held
in the tiny vessel
of a heart,
but must spill out
and gladden the room.

Julian O’Dea

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Intellectual Cuties: No. 7 in a series: Ann Sterzinger

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Ann is a translator of European literature including the notorious Octave Mirbeau and a humorous writer.

In the above photo she sports a Cthulhu For President t-shirt.

How many waves?

REDRAFT on 21/11/17
 
How many waves to wash
away a nation’s guilt, striking
a smiling, forgetful shore?
How long to efface a shame?
How can we work this
out alone?
 
There is no word coming,
no voice from
the windy coast,
no graven answer eroded
out of rock, no message
on a stone.

 

Julian O’Dea

the beekeeper poet

the beekeeper poet
hoped to die like a
honey bee, drunk on
the scent of flowers,
in the midst of distilling
sweetness from
nature

Julian O’Dea

Fembot in the workforce

“Luv is loyalty personified”:

The actress remarks that Luv, her character, doesn’t have to be somebody’s girlfriend or mother and she doesn’t have to look sexy. Maybe, but she puts a lot of effort into the latter. And, is she a strong independent woman? Not really. She is a kind of robot Girl Friday. She works for the top man, Niander Wallace.

” … executing violent orders with the sort of calm efficiency you’d expect from a bio-engineered humanoid designed for subservience … “ [my emphasis]

This Is the Actress Behind Blade Runner’s Terrifyingly Calm Villain, Luv

As I argued before, Rachael, an earlier female replicant from the original Blade Runner movie, left workplace employment by a powerful man, Tyrell, and became effectively a wife to the cop Deckard. In the latest movie we learn she had a daughter.

This new fembot or female replicant, Luv, doesn’t leave the corporation to follow K or “Joe”, the male protagonist. Instead she becomes the corporation’s most ruthless employee, and in the process she dies.

I am sure this movie and its meaning will be debated as heavily as the original. But, in my opinion, both the original and this new sequel can be read in a very non-feminist way.

[A point I forgot to make above was that it is mentioned that Wallace named Luv. And that he must have seen her as special. Naming is traditionally seen as a sign of authority. So Adam named Eve. There is an echo of this in the way wives typically receive their husbands’ surnames.]

She sounds like the perfect wife

” … executing violent orders with the sort of calm efficiency you’d expect from a bio-engineered humanoid designed for subservience … “

This Is the Actress Behind Blade Runner’s Terrifyingly Calm Villain, Luv

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I am not entirely kidding.

“Luv is loyalty personified”:

 

Hunter Day

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Pretty girl … nothing that a good, strong husband and a sound spanking couldn’t fix …