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The 5th chapter of Cloud Atlas for me.
Love to get your thoughts on that.
or The Passage
Hoping for some sort of horrible mutants
I don’t think humans will be hatched out of government incubators or anything. But I think we’ll move further towards a world in which the population are overwhelmed with information and counter-information, motivated entirely by casual sex, and doped with banal culture and infantile amusements (I think you can already see this happening, insomuch as kid’s stuff is increasingly marketed towards adults).
Having said all that, you never know what kind of global event could unify us all, encourage us to overlook our petty differences, and make us collectively strive for a fairer society. Klingon invasion? Eugenics wars?
when it downshifts from psychokinetic fate of the universe style battle to the slow, predictable failure of human civilisation... that made me feel things.
or maybe Pride & Prejudice
Fascist and infantilised, dominated by by media and retail, about to collapse. Absurd and actually quite funny, like we're all going to get what we deserve.
instead of having to travel to places we would we would just plug our central nervous system into a virtual console and go to work and events in a simulated world.
there would be a completely global labour market for any computer based jobs since you could plug in from home wherever you lived. plus bands and theatres and things wouldnt need to tour the globe cause people could just plug into the same show from home.
we'll probably forget about the real world eventually
TERROR MAN: OK... I'll just have to send out the kamikaze emu
(THE KAMIKAZE EMU emerges from where it was concealed in TERROR MAN's shoe)
THE KAMIKAZE EMU bites wildly and the world suddenly glitches out and ROSCOE, MARLON and TERROR MAN find themselves in a darkened room with MICHAEL PARKINSON, who is disintegrating
MICHAEL PARKINSON: GAAAAAHHHH
MARLON: Michael Parkinson? We haven't dealt with the likes of him in like ages. What the heckins is goin' on?
ROSCOE: I can't explain this, my old ghostly pal. This is like the product of Shyamalan and Lindelof getting absolutely demented in the sack. Just some inexplicable twist that came literally out of nowhere or something
MARLON: Bit harsh on those two I mean Roscoe you never made a film or TV show
ROSCOE: I'll have you know I was showrunner of 'The New Adventures of Un Chien Andalou: The Animated Series' for fifteen serieses, but this is irrelevant. Basically stuff is going wicked nuts, m8
MARLON: Can you explain it Terror Man?
TERROR MAN: Yes. Basically loads of this was a trap from at some point in the old storyline, and Teresa May used Michael Parkingson's unique chatting ability to create in your minds all the stories since then... all the dimensional stuff, all that
MARLON: You mean BARRY-PRIMSALL? We never turned him onto hip-hop? ... so that whole MC Jay thing was just fake
ROSCOE: I suppose though on the plus-side, we don't *really* have a Tory majority government with plans to scrap human rights, sell off the whole country, go through with an EU referendum and continue with their amoral worship of the economy increasing the wealth gap and heightening all those tensions
TERROR MAN: Actually Parky had just put that in as a jork, but it turns out everyone really digs Murdoch and that's fazackerly what happened
ROSCOE: oh gee whizz. This'll take some getting used to
MARLON: No it wont
TERROR MAN: Parky had you all under for four thousand years some how and for some reason and you ain't gonna like what you...
(DAVID CLONEMERON enters)
DAVID CLONEMERON: Bleep bloop blarp are you violating curfew, CITIZENRY PIGS
TERROR MAN: Gah! A David Clonemeron. Go mash a pickle, you fat wallace!
(DAVID CLONEMERON pulls his sleeves up)
DAVID CLONEMERON: Hey brah, I'd be PUMPED if you could KEEP CALM AND GET TO YOUR CITIZEN PADDOCK. It'd BLOODY HYPE ME OUT
(TERROR MAN's eyes whiten)
TERROR MAN: Alrighty!
MARLON: Why isn't it working on us? I wonder what this is going on
ROSCOE: Frankly Roscoe this is bat dung absurd to the maximum
MARLON: You just called me Roscoe
ROSCOE: I've missed our improvisational banter like
MARLON: Oh god I know what you mean the sort of... with all the pauses and awkwardnesses of naturalistic uhh ...
MARLON: Yeyeyeye speech, that was the word
ROSCOE: *sigh* I'll just open these blinds
ROSCOE: Some kind of futuristic cyberpunk version of England
MARLON: Why do we never just eat chips and watch the film Zulu like normal people
"grave of the fireflies".
then I'll be happy.
But the alternate time line with Biff in charge.
Series 5 of Fringe :/
even though they got >40% of the vote, fucking FPTP