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Postby Despondence » Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:04 pm

A little ditty from your resident insomniac, on a theme from Blade Runner....(well, why not).
The musical scene which the verse builds upon is the same-named song by Vangelis.

Rachel's Song
Always these voices calling me,
From the edge of a dream;
Surrendered is my memory,
Am I not who I seem?

On humans that I loved, I dwell,
When by my doubts assailed;
To think if every past farewell,
Was by one other made?

How far, how long; must I wait, will I go;
To live, to love? Or die and never know?

Are these the fears that humans feel,
In every life to fare?
If I should leave this world’s ideal,
Would you follow me there?

How far, how long; remain to us to spend;
This life, our love; before they too must end?

And in our dream we would elope,
What may come, to a space
Where life and love sustains a hope,
For one more day of grace.

How far ahead the moment, no one knows,
But in your dream, a Unicorn there goes.

And vanished in the rain, his tears
For kindred spirits fell;
A requiem to hopes and fears,
Which humans know so well.

How far, how long; did I stay, did I come;
In my humanity, before undone?
Last edited by Despondence on Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby Saturn » Sun Mar 05, 2006 2:04 pm

Very nice D - Blade Runner is a great film :D

Did you know that that speech

"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die."

was just made up on the set by Rutger Hauer??

Extraordinary :shock:
"Oh what a misery it is to have an intellect in splints".
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Postby Despondence » Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:53 pm

Saturn wrote:Very nice D - Blade Runner is a great film :D

Yeah, I love that movie, such a rare consolidation of individual geniuses (e.g. Ridley Scott, P.K. Dick, Vangelis) that combine to form something even greater than the sum of parts. I admit to being quite the scifi junkie, but Blade Runner is to me, and probably always will be, the paragon.

Saturn wrote:Did you know that that speech

"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die."

was just made up on the set by Rutger Hauer??

No I didn't know that :) That is indeed an amazing piece of improvisation by Hauer.....sounds like he was taking dictation from the ghost of P.K. Dick himself! (I always shiver at the immortal lines, worthy of an epitaph: "Chu–if only you could see what I have seen, with your eyes.")
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Postby Saturn » Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:17 am

Is the novel 'Do Robots Dream of Electric Sheep' worth reading?
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Postby Despondence » Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:29 am

Saturn wrote:Is the novel 'Do Robots Dream of Electric Sheep' worth reading?

Don't know, didn't read it. Which is actually a bit weird considering that I read a lot of Philip K Dick a while back, including three collections of short stories and dozens of novellas - but not that one :? In general though, his output is strangely polarized: about half of it is absolutely marvellous, and the other half just plain weird....sort of nothing in between. I don't know which category "Do Androids Dream..." would fall into. I believe "A Scanner Darkly" in coming up on the big screen soon - could recommend that one as one of the better reads.

For a time, I was really into P.K.D.; his mind moved in a universe of its own -- sort of like Borges on uppers :lol:
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Postby Saturn » Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:49 am

"Do Androids dream..."

That was the title :roll:

Well I've never read any of his stuff but I probably will read this eventually.
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