listen...listen to me closely
the REAL future is trapped in crystallized nostalgia
in order to break it free and get the future we deserve, we have to watch old music videos and pretend EXTREMELY HARD that doing so will make some kind of difference
this is a "clap your hands if you want to fuc^H^H^H^H save Tinkerbell" kind of situation
okay here we go
i always felt that the Ghost In The Shell PS1 game captured the essence of the original work far better than the movie did.
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HAUNTOLOGY EXCEPT INSTEAD OF WARBLY SYNTHS AND STANDING STONES IT'S THE IMPOSSIBLE FUTURES EXTRAPOLATED FROM 90'S RAVE CULTURE AND PRE-MILLENNIAL OUTSIDER SCIFI
INSTEAD OF THE PAST INSIDE THE PRESENT, IT'S THE FUTURE TRAPPED INSIDE THE PAST
i'm not looking forward to having to huddle under giant concrete slabs, sleeping in mass dorms and rationing water, but i *am* looking forward to seeing people who swear up and down that the climate crisis is a hoax voluntarily march out of the Wal-Mart Solar Shelter (TM) without sunscreen on and spontaneously combust in the heat; presumably to own the libs
Congratulations to those in São Paulo who burned the statue of Borba Gato, a 17th-century perpetrator of colonial violence.
To quote our comrades in Brazil, "If monuments still honor slavers and rapists, it is because the system they built is still standing." Let's take it down.
In case you missed it:
I 3D printed a Star Trek The Original Series tricorder, and put a Raspberry Pi in it, complete with speaker and mini TV. The build log is up on my site:
i used to have a toy robot who said that in the loudest voice possible whenever you hit the yellow button on top of his head. he would always end up jostled in my toy box so whenever i pulled it out he would announce himself to the entire house, inevitably waking up my dad.
if you ask me it's a dumb thing for a robot to say anyway. mainly i just hiss and let the horrible clacking of my servos and gleaming titanium claws do the talking for me.
gross but cathartic
i was deep in a despair spiral earlier today and received an interrupt which reminded me that Rush Limbaugh is fucking dead and being eaten by worms and maggots right now. slimy, gruesome subterranean insects are slithering in and out of his cancerous orifices and eating his flesh and shitting where they eat. someday, though farther in the future than i'd prefer, eventually nobody anywhere will remember his name.
sometimes it helps to take solace in the little things.
i probably shouldn't have watched "Tenet" and "The Snyder Cut" in the same 24 hour period, but considering the weekend i'm having, they couldn't have made things worse.
however i am calling a moratorium on any movie that contains the line "there's a war coming," whether it's a hook for the third act or sequel bait. dear Hollywood, kindly retire this trope. also, lock Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan in that cube from the movie "Cube" until they figure out they're not as clever as they think.
fuck your CAPTCHA, meat thing
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