Not stoned, but I might as well have been.
Last night was date night. Left the dog at my mums. Went to my favourite Indian restaurant in Bradford, Mumtaz
Excellent food, £55 for the two of us, bit pricey but worth it.
Then onto Imax 3D for Avatar 2, the way of water.
Cinema absolutely packed, not had that sort of thing since "Once upon a time in Hollywood".
I had 3 "stoned" thoughts during the film, over 3 hours (we had popcorn but forgot to get a drink, bit parched).
Maybe the fx of the chillies in the curry.
I had a chat with my friend (VR artist) a few weeks back, about how the VR space has been quickly corporatised by Facebook and Google, and he said something along the lines of "yes but the renaissance would not have happened without the medicis" so sort of the Orson Welles line from 3rd man
And that is basically this film. Like the culmination of art and tech together with this positive nature love message, but only possible cos of the capitalist machine.
But like that essay
gus posted about EYS, "reveals a secret in order to keep an even bigger secret."
2. Canada as America's "head"
James Cameron is Canadian, as is Drake, the weeknd, Chester brown etc etc. And all the current Americans on dissensus apart from Stan and Leo are very close to Canada.
3. The ghosts of America.
This particular film is like a recycling of Moby-Dick, mixed in with native Americans. This sense that America is still very much dealing with the ghosts of the past, in order to think forward. Colonisation of Mars and so on.