I have come across a recurring theme in cinema and music over the past few years that has really changed the way that I view authoritarian systems. The most recent viewing that drew this thought process from the back of my skull is the anime adaptation of the manga 'Attack on Titan'.
Everyday that we wake up we face ourselves, and it is in that facing that we make a choice. The choice is either to rise defiant of the mortal desire to fade away, or to allow the flesh to drag us down into the comfortable mire of self-loathing. Whichever you choose is of course up to you; but the choice will only temporarily affect you today, but will affect you eternally, tomorrow.
The conclusion of the events on Ganymede station has left the solar system in a sort of stalemate. Jules-Pierre Mao has been convicted of his attempts to weaponize and unleash the protomolecule, which consequentially allowed for a pseudo-peace to grow between the three major factions: Earth, Mars, and the Belt. Among all of the great things surrounding the human race pulling together, there has been one eerie focus, the ring.
As the new year is becoming a thing of the past. I was searching for the inspiration for my first article for this new decade. I found that inspiration through 'Can You Keep A Secret?', and the surprisingly moving performance by Alexandra Daddario (Emma Corrigan).
There is a war being waged upon us. They are not after our souls, those come later, but they are after the biological part of us that controls the decisions that the soul makes on a daily basis, our minds.
I was not prepared for this one. Reading the breif synopsis on Amazon intrigued me, but, my god, was it inadequate.