AJ Reid

Writer of Speculative Fiction and Masher of Notes for the Broken-Hearted

Tag: psychological

FREE Dark Interactive Fiction: Ludovico

This FREE interactive fiction verges on the indecent, but I think war is indecent. Warmongers and bullies of all kinds should fear that one day they’ll have to take their own medicine. I hope technology makes that deterrent a reality soon.

It’s the same notion that underpins The Horseman’s Dream: that a tech-enhanced form of empathy could make or break the world. In Ludovico, we are dealing in straight recordings of neurological and psychological experiences, whereas in THD, they are actual live dreams, gamed for entertainment and propaganda.

If you’re of strong disposition, a fan of dark fiction and a hater of war, I urge you to click on the link below. If not, perhaps a different Interactive Fiction experience would be more suitable.

#NoMoreWar

LUDOVICO

Don’t forget to check out free interactive fiction experience KODIAK too!

In this free interactive fiction experience, you play the role of a lonely, starving bear with a big heart. When a vulnerable human wanders into your territory, you must choose whether to submit to your primal urges or seek a higher purpose.

Click here for Interactive Fiction adventure KODIAK.

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If you’re interested in pursuing further information on warmongering, I suggest you turn off your TV, put down your newspaper and check out the following:

CND

John Pilger

Craig Murray

If you’re in the mood for some anti-war poetry, try STILL. Or there’s some video poetry here AT THE GATES.

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A Smaller Hell Now Available on Kobo only £1.99

Pleased to announce the launch of A Smaller Hell on Kobo this week. With a fancy new cover and sleek edit, it has been tempting new readers into the spider/fly dynamic of Doyle/Black, which bears ever greater relevance as we uncover yet more sordid conspiracies amongst the powerful. Hierarchy and authority lead people to this madness. Take a chance and find out just how mad Dianne Doyle gets …
https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/a-smaller-hell

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Echo Chamber

Goodnight, my love,
Sleep well in your chamber,
See you in a while,
You’ll be in no danger,
From the voice that dares ask,
Any question at all,
To the strong and the stable,
Of their thirst for our thrall.
Goodnight, my love,
Your skin has grown paler,
Behind the chamber’s glass,
You’ve become your own jailer,
Closing the hatch,
On your reverberant hole,
You settle comfortably into the role,
And a tear of mine drops to the floor,
While stiff regret haunts my jaw.
Enjoy your cocktails of blood,
And the inevitable flood,
Of warmth in your veins,
As you calmly peruse,
Systematic abuse,
As long as no-one complains,
Of secrets and lies,
Where the dead go to live,
When their sympathy dies.
Through the chainmail I hear,
An echo of you,
Through the telegraph wire,
And the turn of the screw,
From the sky up above,
To the sinner below,
A picture is painted,
That he’ll never know.
Goodnight my love,
This is the last time I’ll come,
The chamber’s cold glass,
Has turned my lips numb.
Goodnight, my love,
I will cherish our time,
But I am no longer yours,
And you, no longer mine.

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INFJ Film

Having found similar lists useful in discovering resonant films, I decided to make a start on my own list of films for other INFJs to explore.  I will be adding to it over the next few days.  Any suggestions?  Please comment below.

 

 Complex power struggles, revenge, honour, betrayal, family, guns, cannoli …

  Isolation, intellect, creativity, unheard expression, doomed, intense love, symbolism, orchids, sex, narcotics …

  Rebellion, psychology, institutionalisation, society, the state, constraint, authoritarianism, freedom, friendship …

 Empathy, tragedy, medicine, cruelty, reclusion, nobility, kindness, isolation, loneliness, freaks …

 Religion, manichaeism, faith, healing, possession, humanity, Tubular Bells …

 Youth, hope, destiny, friendship, inspiration, poetry, literature, patriarchy, rebellion …

 Illusion, voyeurism, existential struggle, satire, reality, TV, media …

 Existence, atmosphere, dreams, neon, steam and rain, chaos, philosophical, symbolism, violence, religion …

 Tension, refuge, symbolism, inner torment, insomnia, mystery, neo-noir, hallucinogenic, guilt, psychosis …

 Superhuman senses, pursuit of excellence, obsession, trauma, psychopathy …

 

 Family, loss, grief, compassion, violence, black humour, existence, absurdity, caring, love, faith …
 Addiction, blurred morality, friendship, Noir, underworld, betrayal, lust, love, chance, fortune …
 Poetic justice, friendship, morality, fugitives, ethics, corruption, loss, revenge, understanding …

 

 Hiding out, historical, nostalgia, guilt, remorse, suicidal hit man, psychopath, friendship, morality, age, wisdom …

 

  Faith, church, scandal, death threat, counselling, caring, failure, rebuilding, chaos, grief, love, lust, destruction …

 

  Anti-authority, friendship, race, hedonism, isolation, sociopathy, corruption …
  Ambition, greed, family, love, loneliness, capitalism, duplicity, religion, hierarchy …Facebooktwitterredditpinterest

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