“Kafka, I’ve worn away so much of my own life, worn myself away. At a certain point I should have stopped living, but didn’t. I knew life was pointless, but I couldn’t give up on it. So I ended up just marking time,wasting my life in pointless pursuits. I wound up hurting myself, and that made me hurt others around me. That’s why I’m being punished now, why I’m under a kind of curse. I had something too complete, too perfect, once, and afterward all I could do was despise myself. That’s the curse I can never escape. So I’m not afraid of death.”
“If you’d gone to a publisher in 1981 with a proposal for a science-fiction novel that consisted of a really clear and simple description of the world today, they’d have read your proposal and said, Well, it’s impossible. This is ridiculous. This doesn’t even make any sense. … Fossil fuels have been discovered to be destabilizing the planet’s climate, with possibly drastic consequences. There’s an epidemic, highly contagious, lethal sexual disease that destroys the human immune system, raging virtually uncontrolled throughout much of Africa. New York has been attacked by Islamist fundamentalists, who have destroyed the two tallest buildings in the city, and the United States in response has invaded Afghanistan and Iraq. … You haven’t even gotten to the Internet. By the time you were telling about the Internet, they’d be showing you the door. It’s just too much science fiction.”
“It is crucial to avoid superimposing the dead past’s invisible hand onto my new Web-Squared situation, stunting the techno-possibilities of the approaching twenty-teens through some sordid desire to make my life comprehensible.”
Bruce Sterling, The Hypersurface of This Decade
Heart stopping Super Meat Boy moments
Kill La Kill (JP; 2014)
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