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Gods I hate these...

I hate the episodes of things wherein the hero/ine is starting to have delusions that their entire life is one big delusion. Philip K. Dick can suck shit for popularizing that kind of bullshit.

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christinaathena
May. 17th, 2009 01:43 am (UTC)
Heh, I'm in the minority. I actually liked that episode, but most other fans didn't.

(Of course, I'm also not convinced that that episode *was* a delusion)

Edited at 2009-05-17 03:18 am (UTC)
fayanora
May. 18th, 2009 12:37 am (UTC)
That was what they wanted us to think. Which I think is stupid. Like she would choose to have that life. Gah.
christinaathena
May. 18th, 2009 12:43 am (UTC)
I'm not saying for sure that the show we see is a delusion. I'm saying that what she may have been seeing was a parallel universe. Our universe, maybe. A universe where Buffy is not the Slayer, if Slayers even exist.

At any rate, who said anything about choosing? Even if the series is a whole delusion, that doesn't mean she chose it. Only that once she got into the delusion, it took on a life of its own.
my_real_head
May. 17th, 2009 02:07 am (UTC)
THIS is why I didn't like the ending to the Bob Newhart Show. (I didn't watch it but the subject came up on a forum I read)

What PK Dick book(s) did this come up in? I've only ever been able to find _Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep_. Still looking for _A Scanner Darkly_, which is on my top arbitrary-number list of good movies, but our hero was suffering some serious drug-induced dissociative states in that one...
fayanora
May. 18th, 2009 12:35 am (UTC)
I haven't read any of Dick's books, but every movie I've seen that was based on his books has had that whole "is reality real?" kinda crao going on.
christinaathena
May. 18th, 2009 12:41 am (UTC)
You did realize that the end of the Bob Newhart Show was parodizing that convention?
fayanora
May. 18th, 2009 03:12 am (UTC)
Really? LOL
christinaathena
May. 18th, 2009 03:15 am (UTC)
Well, specifically parodying some soap opera (I forget which one) that had wiped out a whole season by making it "just a dream".
kengr
May. 17th, 2009 02:14 am (UTC)
It goes back a *lot* farther than that. See email about Heinlein's famous short story "They"
fayanora
May. 18th, 2009 12:35 am (UTC)
I figured as much. Which is why I said Dick popularized it.
consortofvenus
May. 22nd, 2009 02:44 am (UTC)
Solipsism, eh? It's a paranoid way to be.
fayanora
May. 22nd, 2009 10:46 am (UTC)
And it's one of the Satanic Sins!
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