Taking the plunge

For some months now I’ve been watching the beta process of Scrivener v 3.0 for windows. I love Scrivener, in my opinion, it’s the best program for writers interested in worldbuilding, and even if you aren’t interested in worldbuilding it has many features that make it superior to things like Microsoft Word or Open Office …

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Unheimlich – living in the Uncanny Valley

As things approach the familiar their very unfamiliarity becomes disturbing. Generally, the uncanny valley is an artistic ground trod by film and television, particularly with animated films. Movies like Benjamin Button, Cats, and Polar Express occupy a bizarre space. Characters appear humanoid, but not quite human, but they were obviously intended to evoke familiarity. One …

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