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"The works of William Gibson, games like Deus Ex were the building blocks that create the world of Neofeud... A dystopian cyberpunk adventure that needs to be experienced." --Hyper Light Up
hyperlightup.com/neofeud-revie

Taking away 53-week-old children from parents at the border, then losing 1,500 of them, is horrible.

But also, kids are routinely torn from parents, used as lab rats for pharmaceutical organizations, abused, thrown in prison and used as 73 cents-an-hour slave labor in the US. I saw this as a social worker in an American ghetto, and it's pervasive. Especially if you're not white, not connected, not upper class.

Fuck Trump's policy, but also, fuck American institutional racism and classism.

I hope the not-so-shimmering reception of Become Human doesn't kill interest in near-future speculative fiction, particularly involving the advent of conscious synthetics and the dissolution of the social fabric, within the gaming sphere.

Full disclosure: that is my rent-paying business. But also, from a sci-fi and game lover perspective, this would be disappointing.

My new-wave album, "Neon Ocean". silverspook.bandcamp.com/album
Dredged from the eldritch abyss of Myspace, buried in obsolete legacy code, fuschia-on-green poetry, goth-selfies, and long forgotten shitty passwords.

I went alarmingly deep in my goth phase, lol. Made a bunch of New Wave-ish music that is now lost in some defunct, bit-rotten MySpace server. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Streaming in about 45 minutes. Feel free to drop in say hi, fellow cyberpunks! :D youtube.com/user/twiliteminota

Going to be livestreaming tomorrow 12 PM Pacific Time, talking about my William Gibson interview, our current status being near the active volcano, and my plan to get Keanu Reeves on the podcast next. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜‚

youtube.com/user/twiliteminota

Thanks also to everyone who picked up Neofeud including @seanl and @DenubisX! This one-guy dev really appreciates it!

Going to be livestreaming tomorrow 12 PM Pacific Time, talking about my William Gibson interview, our current status being near the active volcano, and my plan to get Keanu Reeves on the podcast next. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜‚

youtube.com/user/twiliteminota

Thanks also to everyone who picked up Neofeud including @seanl and @DenubisX! This one-guy dev really appreciates it!

If you want to listen to the William Gibson podcast on iTunes etc. it's on Feedburner over here: feeds.feedburner.com/SilverSpo

William Gibson on the Silver Spook Podcast! youtu.be/HhkoIwKs5PA

An illuminating deep-dive into "cyberpunk" and the atemporal torch-passing of subversive sci-fi mindfuckery from British New Wave to CP to Black Mirror and Ned Beauman.

One time I spent three hours on a podcast trying to convince Christian @silverspookgames that computers are alive like trees are and he goes and he tells cyberpunk dad himself
youtube.com/watch?v=24rSn9-lfM

The "techno-shintoist" I spoke of in the William Gibson interview is @sophia who is very interesting, do check her out. (Gibson hasn't considered whether his iPhone is sentient, but finds it quite touching)

William Gibson on the Silver Spook Podcast! youtu.be/HhkoIwKs5PA

An illuminating deep-dive into "cyberpunk" and the atemporal torch-passing of subversive sci-fi mindfuckery from British New Wave to CP to Black Mirror and Ned Beauman.

Consider how many children are being scud-missiled, how many teacher strikes are un-noticed, homeless remain invisible, how many amendments are being rolled back, how much of your data is being stolen and auctioned again by Zucky etc. while everyone is watching hyper-sensationalized fake-news "volcanic apocalypse" porn in a tiny 1/10,000th of Hawaii

I live <10 miles from the lava flow. It sucks, but we're alive, we're safe, the situation is closely monitored, we're dealing. Don't be hoodwinked.

My interview with William Gibson, edit-in-progress! Cyberpunk as co-optable movement vs subversive tendency, misfit matchmaking, Neofeud, Ray Bradbury in sleeveless jean jackets and more, from the master himself.

youtube.com/watch?v=HtMSv1mqbk

Neofeudalism cuts twice - the CEO-Kings crush you with cutthroat capitalism, and the 999,999 wanna-be failed monarchs drive vans into "trophy princesses" they "deserved" ar-15 classmates and bomb POC "out of their place in the hierarchy of servants and rulers".

medium.com/@IjeomaOluo/the-ang

"Millenial mental health crisis?" Yes, being paid 1 cent a word for articles or coding fake-traffic algos for VC pump-n-dumps whilst ubering to your barrista trad-gig that's losing hours - bad for self-worth & mental health. Juggling three shit jobs and still having to live in dad's closet cause a one-bedroom is 70% of your salary, and listening to "the avocado toast lecture" nightly does one's fucking head in.

Depression and madness is a normal response to being deeply fucked.

Solution:

Then a decade later the fossils, the lost tomes are rediscovered after a Deus Ex in-game chat, a Ghost In The Shell discussion thread, falling down an IMDB rabbit hole after watching BR 2049, and then cyberpunk is re-owned by subsequent generations of non-conformist alienated technically adept youth, wash-rinse-repeat, ad infinitum.

Through badly photocopied zines and fuschia/green-on-black Web 0.5 posts cyberpunk built armies that raged against machines, were slain by said machines, the slick black pools of decomposing culture extracted like so much oil by marketing departments for lucrative fashion, IP, and color schemes.

It is unification of these abandoned latch-key kids, freaks, geeks, and cast-outs, a mish-mash intercontinental fictive kinship group woven together by archaic forum threads, chatgroups, a godless church whose bible is Neuromancer and whose sermons are Rutger Hauer speeches, echoing in halls that transcend time and space. A kind of mapless territory, a vast digital favela built of forty years of impacted anti-pop-culture.