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Racer Plover on a Georgi (georgi_plover)
Race Number 137
Date Fri, 10 Apr 2020 17:55:04 +0000
Speed 211 WPM Try to beat?
Accuracy 98.1%
Rank 1st place (out of 4)
Opponents firewolfrain (3rd place) mako640 (2nd place)

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It wasn't that I had anything against the movies, but they had never been very important to me, and not once in more than fifteen years of teaching and writing had I felt the urge to talk about them. I liked them as everyone else did - as diversions, as animated wallpaper, as fluff. No matter how beautiful or hypnotic the images sometimes were, they never satisfied me as powerfully as words did. Too much was given, I felt, not enough was left to the viewer's imagination, and the paradox was that the closer movies came to simulating reality, the worse they failed at representing the world - which is in us as much as it is around us.
The Book of Illusions (book) by Paul Auster (see stats)