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A Memory

In Uncategorized on August 21, 2014 at 6:59 pm

The warm spring air floats, weighted in the air at dusk, and the clouds, meek but broad, hide the sunset from the city. The dogs asleep, their tails start to swing back and forth. Elsa’s eyes open and look blankly ahead. She is suddenly alert. She hops to action and runs to the door with Bigsby in pursuit. They pace and spin and whimper at the sound of struggling keys in the door. It drives them wild. She comes in and greets them with a grin, her palms outward towards their snouts as she slides her bag off her shoulder and bends down so that they may properly sniff around to see where she’s been all day and let her know that they love her and have missed her.

I get up from the couch and walk towards the door. I feel weightless and happy. She smiles at me and kisses me. Now the dogs and I have been loved properly and so we all return to the living room. She takes off her coat and like a stream into a lake, eases down to the couch folding her legs onto it and she rests her head on my shoulder and she kisses my neck. 
 
This scene haunts me as i sit. My dog at my side, staring ahead. My pipe, perched on my lip, its smoke bellowing out in spurts. Whiskey in my hand, i rattle the tiny bits of ice in it and chill the glass. The warm spring air floats, weighted in the air at dusk, and the clouds, meek but broad, hide the sunset from the city.
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The Anthropocene and the Singularity

In Uncategorized on November 11, 2013 at 9:50 pm

The Anthropocene is the new epoch where humanity’s influence over geology, nature, the earth itself has reached such a stage that we are changing the planet. The Singularity is the concept that posits technology’s progression is so rapid, that it will soon reach the point where the human brain cannot comprehend what the hell is happening. 

Both terms are in currently being used by many, believed by many, and so are very real (the Singularity is further off while the Anthropocene is now). How they continue is yet to be seen, but for C&C, a convergence of the two could provide a good backdrop. 

Humanity’s collective discharge of carbon dioxide has eroded the ozone, caused global warming to melt the icecaps, and led to rising water levels, increased disasters, and environmental change to occur. Simultaneously, technology has advanced at an exponential rate, leading to the perfection of the people who can afford perfection – in how they look, perform, and interact with their likewise perfected cities. Complete independence from the outside has been achieved only in one of these cities, however, and that place acts as the equivalent of Heaven on Earth. It is there that aspects of the Singularity that are the “craziest” will spawn and take form. 

The city setting of C&C will be one of the “hybrid” cities, cities that have advanced and contain sectors of the new but also diminishing remnants of the old. These sectors are categorically the same as our urban poor and rich burroughs. A south side, dingy outpost of mutations with high crime rates. A functioning community of the devil drenched and the outright cursed. A north side of silicon and glass where everyone resembles Aphrodite and Rob Lowe, Vetruvian men and Paula Pattons abound. 

The combined effects of the environmental breakdown, along with technology driven experimentation, has created the “unsavory” types. Like a Judge Dredd, the outside is a wasteland. But neither Heaven nor wasteland will be revealed much in the first book, which must concentrate on solely on the middle ground of City, encapsulating apocalyptic dystopia and straight up dystopia. 

The hard problem is the spiders. Somehow, such an imperfect, dirty, frightening method of achieving rapture has become popular on the North Side – and all the synthetics derived from these mutations cannot achieve the effect of having a giant arachnid spin you in a web and inject you like an eight-legged nurse with fangs that breath and twitch. And, Conrad is on the case. 

Why would there be crime at all? Surely, perfect consumerism would also coincide with perfect governance and a perfect police force. Why even deal with the scum of the South Side when it could be eradicated by super human cops, or better yet cut off like a foot festering with gangrene? Is there symbiosis here? Has the City simply not achieved that level of perfection?

 

is it weird to want to be a teenager aga

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2013 at 11:35 am

is it weird to want to be a teenager again? is it strange to, all cat like, wipe security blankets on my face and breath in bright scents?

Bob Schofield, a true blender of talents

In Uncategorized on November 4, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Bob Schofield, a true blender of talents, rendered art for a lil diddy I done in Peking, ’09 @anothertower. Haooooo! http://ow.ly/qtbY9

Ori is a cuuuuuuuuuuuuutie piiiiiiiiiiii

In Uncategorized on September 10, 2013 at 6:49 pm

Ori is a cuuuuuuuuuuuuutie piiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiie ^__[]________[]__^

shit is crazy

In Uncategorized on September 10, 2013 at 6:48 pm

shit is crazy

is it going to be you, anansi?

In Uncategorized on September 10, 2013 at 6:27 pm

is it going to be you, anansi?