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About jimbelton

I'm a software developer, and a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and I blog about movies, books, and philosophy. My interest in religious philosophy and the search for the truth inspires much of my writing.

Anthem Chapters 2 – 6 Added

Just added chapters 2 through 6 to Ayn Rand’s Anthem in Modern English. Advertisements

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Ayn Rand’s Anthem: Chapter One

I decided to adapt Ayn Rand’s short story even though the author’s English is fairly readable–if clunky–even in the 21st century. Probably the least approachable feature of her story is the use of the pronoun “we” throughout. Her point was … Continue reading

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HP Lovecraft in Modern English

I’ve just added a new modern English adaptation of HP Lovecraft’s The Dunwich Horror. It’s based on the author’s original, which is available from Project Gutenberg for free since it’s out of copyright. The original was written early in the … Continue reading

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Movies Coming in 2019

I’m going to comment on the movies planned for release in 2019 according to The Numbers. I’m only commenting on ones that I’ve heard of or that sound interesting. Release Date Film Title Comments February 1 Jacob’s Ladder Why is this … Continue reading

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Underrated: “Hotel Artemis”

* * * B   Hotel Artemis is a highly underrated science fiction film about a secret hospital that caters to criminals. It is set in the near future, and features excellent performances by Jodie Foster (the Nurse) and Sterling … Continue reading

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Originality vs. Criticism

For a few years, I had been trying to write something on this blog every day. A lot of the pieces I’ve written are critiques of other articles. Criticism is easy when compared with writing an original article. It also … Continue reading

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Legacy Technology Censorship

Legacy technology companies, like the legacy media, continue to attempt to disrupt emerging alternative technologies. In early November of 2018, gab.com, the free speech Twitter alternative, was deplatformed from the internet by it’s hosting company, GoDaddy, and cut off by … Continue reading

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