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Ramrod Hotshot
May 30, 2003



At least in tone, I'd say it's shaping up to look a lot like Transmetropolitan.

A completely atomized culture with so little interest in its own past that the current year is no longer even known. And this maelstrom of techno-chaos is nevertheless ruled by men that are like facsimiles of presidents from a different age, the grotesquely Nixonesque Beast and the psychopathic Kennedyesque Obamaesque? Smiler. There's no Smiler this year, but maybe two Beasts instead. Either way, both Biden and Trump's popularity comes from a yearning for an imagined past that was less complicated, which is how I imagine both of Transmet's oddly traditional presidents came to be as well.

There's new diseases, a permanent underclass which will never liberate itself, and catastrophic superstorms that happen for some reason, presumably climate change, but no one even cares to find out, they're just a fact of life now. Basically a dark age where everything is in a state of constant change, except anything that actually matters which will always stay the same.

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rabble rabble
Mar 23, 2015





Nap Ghost

children of men, although the idea the government would be organized or generous enough to send folks home suicide kits is likely overly optimistic

banned from Starbucks
Jul 18, 2004


Demolition Man

bitterandtwisted
Sep 4, 2006





Ready Player One

ptkfvk
Apr 30, 2013


elysium or district 9

Squizzle
Apr 24, 2008


“I’ll have to get you to excuse me, my friend, I ain’t no hat-rack.”

Fun Shoe

last and first men + star maker

FunkyAl
Mar 28, 2010

Your vitals soar.


Yu-Gi-Oh!

dudeness
Mar 5, 2010

Cat Army


Fallen Rib

Ghosts of Mars. Nothing but pill poppin' matriarchs.

The Pussy Boss
Nov 2, 2004



Waterworld, but with corporations fighting each other for the remaining oil instead of leather-clad warlords

Flutieflakes017
Feb 16, 2012

only if you've been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain

Ramrod Hotshot posted:

At least in tone, I'd say it's shaping up to look a lot like Transmetropolitan.

A completely atomized culture with so little interest in its own past that the current year is no longer even known. And this maelstrom of techno-chaos is nevertheless ruled by men that are like facsimiles of presidents from a different age, the grotesquely Nixonesque Beast and the psychopathic Kennedyesque Obamaesque? Smiler. There's no Smiler this year, but maybe two Beasts instead. Either way, both Biden and Trump's popularity comes from a yearning for an imagined past that was less complicated, which is how I imagine both of Transmet's oddly traditional presidents came to be as well.

There's new diseases, a permanent underclass which will never liberate itself, and catastrophic superstorms that happen for some reason, presumably climate change, but no one even cares to find out, they're just a fact of life now. Basically a dark age where everything is in a state of constant change, except anything that actually matters which will always stay the same.



Man why doesn't DC do something with that IP? Sounds like a great world.

Son of Sam-I-Am
Feb 12, 2002





Watergate WG-1

Son of Sam-I-Am
Feb 12, 2002





The Brexpanse

Son of Sam-I-Am
Feb 12, 2002





Game of Thongs

Son of Sam-I-Am
Feb 12, 2002





Start Wreck

Pick
Jul 19, 2009
mottled gecko

Nap Ghost

I'm not stoked about it, but it's demolition man

Ramrod Hotshot
May 30, 2003



Pick posted:

I'm not stoked about it, but it's demolition man

What part of it? All I can remember is:

- Everyone's kind of autistic
- Virtual sex
- Fancy taco bell
- Three seashells

We're halfway there at least.

(USER WAS PUT ON PROBATION FOR THIS POST)

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007






Biscuit Hider

Somewhere between Gibson’s Sprawl, Soylent Green, and Blade Runner.

FunkyAl
Mar 28, 2010

Your vitals soar.


Thumb Wars

Barudak
May 7, 2007



The part of Aliens where the company demands you break quarantine

David D. Davidson
Nov 17, 2012

Orca lady?

Battlefield Earth

Uncle Lloyd
Sep 2, 2019


Pierce Brown's Red Rising books. Not the faux-Roman Empire society exactly, but Elon Musk is definitely going to imprison and exploit workers on Mars.

DrSunshine
Mar 23, 2009

Did I just say that out loud~~?!!!


Neon Genesis Evangelion

Neo Rasa
Mar 8, 2007
Everyone should play DUKE games.



As usual Blade Runner charts the course:

https://twitter.com/sdbcraig/status/1255662896039686145



font color sea
Jan 23, 2017

Expelliarmus!


Threads

Pick
Jul 19, 2009
mottled gecko

Nap Ghost


CannonFodder
Jan 26, 2001



Passion’s Wrench

Mad Max


Does Fallout count?

exmachina
Mar 12, 2006

Look Closer


I am finding the new Westworld season a little on-the-nose

Sir DonkeyPunch
Mar 23, 2007

I didn't hear no bell


Pillbug

There Will Come Soft Rains

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


Spaceballs

Pick
Jul 19, 2009
mottled gecko

Nap Ghost

all joking aside, it's The Machine Stops. which for something written in 1909 is especially impressive.

Pick
Jul 19, 2009
mottled gecko

Nap Ghost

quote:

The story describes a world in which most of the human population has lost the ability to live on the surface of the Earth. Each individual now lives in isolation below ground in a standard room, with all bodily and spiritual needs met by the omnipotent, global Machine. Travel is permitted, but is unpopular and rarely necessary. Communication is made via a kind of instant messaging/video conferencing machine with which people conduct their only activity: the sharing of ideas and what passes for knowledge.

The two main characters, Vashti and Kuno, live on opposite sides of the world. Vashti is content with her life, which, like most inhabitants of the world, she spends producing and endlessly discussing secondhand 'ideas'. Kuno, however, is a sensualist and a rebel. He persuades a reluctant Vashti to endure the journey (and the resultant unwelcome personal interaction) to his room. There, he tells her of his disenchantment with the sanitised, mechanical world.

He confides to her that he has visited the surface of the Earth without permission, and that he saw other humans living outside the world of the Machine. However, the Machine recaptures him, and he is threatened with 'Homelessness' [...]

etc. it's eerie.

Hipster_Doofus
Dec 20, 2003

Lovin' every minute of it.

Black Mirror.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

The Timeless Child is THE DOCTOR? Oh, for God's sake!


Top Cop

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Filthy Hans
Jun 27, 2008





Melancholia, hopefully

Filthy Hans
Jun 27, 2008





or it could end up being The Flintstones Meet the Jetsons since this is hellworld

Feldegast42
Oct 29, 2011



Tulip
Jun 3, 2008

I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth; I am a citizen of the world.

Armored Core.

Environmental devastation. Privatized government. Sick underground cities. Hyper-powered mass murdering mercenaries. Celebrity status for said mass murderers.

mind the walrus
Sep 22, 2006



If we can achieve the singularity and it goes right? The Culture. Full gay space socialism with trans-on-demand, drug glands in your brain, and our AI overlords see us as an amusing mix of pets, pests, and parasites they're too advanced to bother genociding and any work you do is both wholly elective and not all that dangerous unless you deliberately eschew protection.

More realistically-- loving hell Pick is right and it's probably Demolition Man. Soft, smooth-brained fascism under the nominal guise of progressive language.

banned from Starbucks
Jul 18, 2004


Taco bell forever sounds sweet as gently caress too

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Chill Penguin
Jan 10, 2004

you know korky buchek?

Wall•E

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