greygirlbeast (greygirlbeast) wrote,

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"I think we're gonna make it out, If we stick together now."

Hot in Providence today. Currently, it's partly cloudy and 88˚F.

Yesterday, I wrote 1,027 words on "Dry Bones," which I should be able to finish today.

And the iPhone arrived. My first smartphone, which I only got because there was this deal at Sprint, if I upgraded my service I got an iPhone for $1. So, I did. And it's an odd little machine. Mostly, I'm not sure what to think about it, but I will say that I've sorta fallen in love with Siri. If nothing else, a voice-activated AI that can tell me how to spell Afghanistan is pretty useful. And now, I retire the phone I've used since 2004, after its eleven years of service.

There are few things I find more upsetting than an unexpectedly wonderful film that totally blows it in the final few minutes. Which accurately describes Joseph Baker and Tom Large's indie SF film, Beyond (2014). I'm not one of those people who insists that a bleak story must have a bleak ending, but the ending can't abruptly contradict scientific principles the filmmakers have already taken care to establish.

Aunt Beast
Tags: "dry bones", almost good movies, apple, bad science, heat, iphone, siri, telephones

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