livus, to asklemmy in What some Lemmy communities that are dead or very low number of new posts that you would like to get more active?
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Hey, neat! Thank you! It's an "imagination engine" - the original mod @Arotrios kbin.social wrote a detailed description here.

I never really fully got my head around it but it seems to be a combination of art, poetry, music, cinema, mythology, etc and a lot of the posts in it bounce off other posts in it.

I don't think Lemmy uses hashtags but it still gives you an idea:

limebar, to 13thFloor
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Mr Lobo making an inspired poster rn

Manos: The Hands of Fate (Harold Warren, 1966) (m.youtube.com)

@Arotrios seems to be on a break, so for the time being, "I am Torgo - I take care of the place while the Master is away". Widely regarded as a strong contender for the worst feature film of all time, Manos: The Hands of Fate is a film about a family who take a wrong turn and end up in the sinister domain of the Master, his...

Alice (Jan Švankmajer, 1988). Original Czech language version with English subtitles, remastered (m.youtube.com)

Alice (Neco z Alensky) was Czech surrealist animator Jan Švankmajer's first full-length feature film, and combines stop-motion animation with live action. In some ways it's a very loose adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland but in another sense it's very faithful, as it allows us to experience anew the initial...

Star Trek - The Original Series - 1966 Complete (archive.org)

I looked across the room, and there was Dr. Martin Luther King walking towards me with this big grin on his face. He reached out to me and said, 'Yes, Ms. Nichols, I am your greatest fan.' He said that Star Trek was the only show that he, and his wife Coretta, would allow their three little children to stay up and watch. [She...

Blood and Thunder: The Sound of Alberts (David Field, Angus Young, Brian Johnson) (www.youtube.com)

This two-part documentary looks back to the '60s and '70s and charts how Australia got its own rock 'n' roll sound thanks to the life-long bond between music company Albert Productions and The Youngs. Blood and Thunder The Sound of Alberts is a tale of two families and the music they made. The Alberts - an elegant, well-to-do...

Arotrios, to sciencefiction in What are some of your favorite smaller Sci-Fi Horror/psychological thriller stories/films?
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Right on - we're always open to travelers of the Fantastic Planet, and any other extradimensional refugees ;)

Side note - our movie series is here under the #cinemainsomnia tag, if you're just looking for full length films.

Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro) - 1959 - starring Marpessa Dawn and Breno Mello, directed by Marcel Camus (movie-web.app)

Black Orpheus (Portuguese: Orfeu Negro [ɔɾˈfew ˈneɣɾu]) is a 1959 romantic tragedy film directed by French filmmaker Marcel Camus, and starring Marpessa Dawn and Breno Mello. It is based on the play Orfeu da Conceição by Vinicius de Moraes, which set the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice in a contemporary favela in...

Scanners - 1981 - written and directed by David Cronenberg, starring Stephen Lack, Jennifer O'Neill, Michael Ironside, and Patrick McGoohan. (movie-web.app)

Why are you such a derelict? Such a piece of human junk? The answer's simple. You're a scanner, which you don't realize. And that has been the source of all your agony. But I will show you now that it can be a source of great power....

The Songhai Empire - Africa's Age of Gold (www.youtube.com)

The Songhai Empire (also transliterated as Songhay) was a state located in the western part of the Sahel during the 15th and 16th centuries. At its peak, it was one of the largest African empires in history. The state is known by its historiographical name, derived from its largest ethnic group and ruling elite, the Songhai...

La Planète Sauvage - Fantastic Planet - 1973 - directed by René Laloux and written by Laloux and Roland Topor, based on the 1957 novel by Stephan Wul (movie-web.app)

Fantastic Planet (French: La Planète sauvage; Czech: Divoká planeta, lit. 'The Wild Planet') is a 1973 French-language experimental independent adult animated science fiction art film, directed by René Laloux and written by Laloux and Roland Topor, the latter of whom also completed the film's production design. The film was...

They Live - 1988 - Starring Roddy Piper, Keith David and Meg Foster. Written and directed by John Carpenter. (movie-web.app)

"The feeling is definitely there. It's a new morning in America... fresh, vital. The old cynicism is gone. We have faith in our leaders. We're optimistic as to what becomes of it all. It really boils down to our ability to accept. We don't need pessimism. There are no limits."...

The Maltese Falcon - 1941 - Starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor, directed by John Huston (movie-web.app)

The Maltese Falcon is a 1941 American film noir written and directed by John Huston in his directorial debut, based on the 1930 novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett and indebted to the 1931 movie of the same name. It stars Humphrey Bogart as private investigator Sam Spade and Mary Astor as his femme fatale client. Gladys...

The Hobbit - 1977 - Animated film by Topcraft Studio (pre-Studio Ghibli) based on JRR Tolkien's 1937 novel (movie-web.app)

"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort."...

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