Altered Carbon – A Brief Review

altered carbon screen shotAltered Carbon strikes me as a contemporary, stylistic, sci-fi, film noir thriller. There is no spoiler here except to say that after a 10-episode, 2-week, roller-coaster ride, up down left right, I liked it.

The first season is on Netflix as of 18-Feb-2018.

Full disclosure: I am a long-time sci-fi, mystery, cyberpunk fiction fan– including TV series Bones and Agents of SHIELD.


Altered Carbon TV Series on Wikipedia
Film Noir on Wikipedia
Cyberpunk on Wikipedia


Gravitas in Katy, Texas

Completion Sestet (Clustering)

Life’s cosmic song includes some calls
that vibrate deep-set chords within us.
In time those transients pass over
that leave behind as standing waves
the values, worths, and principles
we carry forward to our deaths.


Summary – Harmonic Multiples & Associated Equal Temperament 12-Tone Intervals

Appetite Sestet (Gnawing Bite)

What is the role of fiction
in our psychotic lives?
I think it is distraction
from all the daily pains
and boredoms that we shun—
to seek a balanced stasis.


Gunslinger Girl – A Brief Review

gunslinger girlGunslinger Girl 2003 anime season 1 is on Netflix {February – 2018}.

The premise of Gunslinger Girl and style strike me as La Femme Nikita transcribed from France to Italy, with young girls instead of young women trained as government assassins, mentored by their men “handlers”, expressed in anime not film. The imagery, music and scripts are simple and affecting, produced as fixed drawings combined with few moving parts, sound, music richly harmonic, script and character themes and interactions that strike me as simple and affecting. I am half through season 1 and find my attention engaged in the simple story arcs and style. I have no idea if there will be some cataclysmic end but I also know there is a season 2 somewhere. By the way .. yes this is about government assassins and death.

Wikipedia Article Gunslinger Girl
Netflix {as of February-2018} Season 1 Gunslinger Girl
Flixable Image Credit Gunslinger Girl

Existential Sestet (Articulating)

The trouble is when we break free
through having rambled philosophic
to leave the ground and float in space
and chart new points of reference
when we return life may seem crazy
our new perspective’s too exotic.


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