This is in response to the announcement on Twitter that I'll be in the next issue of Pico, an anthology of cartoon animal comics! The comic's called "Vidhoppers: Constructing a Gateway" and stars a three-person ensemble cast as they reminisce fondly about a game I fabricated as a pastiche of actual media phenomena from the mid '00s
"If a person can’t get out of bed, something is making them exhausted. If a student isn’t writing papers, there’s some aspect of the assignment that they can’t do without help. If an employee misses deadlines constantly, something is making organization and deadline-meeting difficult. Even if a person is actively choosing to self-sabotage, there’s a reason for it"
This is such a good article. CW discussion of ableism
But even though the way there is so hard, the ways in which we've come together over the last half-decade or so have me thinking it's possible where I previously didn't. I hope we get there one day
There are versions of this scenario that are more just and physically possible, where our oppressors are removed from power and the infrastructure that currently lets them oppress us is dismantled for raw materials and farm equipment, but getting there is unbelievably hard
It also begs the question of where you draw the line; I'm sure my line of irredeemability is different from most other people's -- and in a situation where it's possible IRL I'd still probably at least hesitate, since poetic justice is gruesome when executed in reality
It'd be fantastic if we could all suddenly teleport away to somewhere else the CEOs and plutocrats could never follow, leave them alone to fend for themselves, and live equitably without them forever, it's my all-time greatest fantasy, but it's also so unrealistic it hurts
Sonic R soundtrack like:
sunshine nice :D
urban living is tuff but you can do it :)
wanna fall in love in a nostalgic time <3
SOCIALISM AND CLASS SOLIDARITY IS THE ONLY SOLUTION TO HUMAN SUFFERING
you make me feel great!
Also, Silver is my favorite main hedgehog; I like how his desperation leads to him being allowed to make awful choices. I read his (probably unintentionally) floundering attempts to be 'cool' as an endearing result of social stuntedness from a post-apocalyptic upbringing 🔸
Just Dance 2020, one more thing about High Hopes
Haven't seen anyone talk about this, but every chorus from the second one on does a TrackIR-adjacent thing where, since the game can be reasonably sure where the player's viewpoint will be moving and by how much, it shifts the routine FMV's camera by roughly that amount. The effect is surprisingly cool to experience and I haven't noticed it in any other songs yet
US Surgeon General: don't buy face masks
US Surgeon General calls upon the populace to stop buying face masks, telling them they are ineffective v #Coronavirus, and supplies for legitimate medical purposes are under threat https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/seriously-people-surgeon-general-urges-public-to-stop-buying-masks-for-coronavirus/ar-BB10zmxO
Comic artist, writer, trans leftist, highly anxious, tries anyway; orange diamond marks crossposts to Twitter. Partner to @phenokage
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