re: Indie games bullshit
@TheMonk1019 the colloquial "high-tech, low life"
its anti-corporate, anti-state
its the grittiness of the real world complemented with tech,
and how it is used by the "lower" and "lesser" classes,
how tech is used in rebellion against the state, and related such structures
its DIY, its autonomy
what it is NOT (a list):
-a main character supporting corporations or the state
-a main character working for a corporation or a state (without a critique about anti-corporate, anti-state, and anti-capitalism)
-narratives focused on a privileged whatever whatever (unless, see above brackets)
-bright neon lights, and a cool aesthetic
basically, the term cyberpunk is exactly what its in the name
cyber = tech
punk = anti-authority, and DIY
basically in the orthocosm you would never see a punk work for a corporation for enhanced tech (Altered Carbon), and you would never see a punk supporting cops or the state (Cyberpunk 2077)
you will never see this.
if another punk tells you otherwise, they are not punk, but instead are hella sus
mainstream cyberpunk is cyberpunk in name only because it sure as fuck is neither
turns out that my lightroom cc (i have a valid subscription, but prevent it from phoning home) won't run anymore unless it can talk to the mothership, and i wanted to test out a crack for it in a vm, but my parallels desktop wasn't actually a purchase, but a 1 year subscription payment and now it's expired. fuck this bullshit, seriously.
rich white people talking about 2020's racial strife as if 2020 was something special and that america's racist bullshit hasn't been an ongoing multi-century slog for millions for generations and counting is... rage-inducing.
it sucks that people are so dumb that they only think about what the news tells them to think about.
having read some of the reports about the total clusterfuck of vaccine allocation and rollout, i'm coming to the realization that it's going to be summer or fall, not spring, before the vaccine is widely available to anyone who wants it.
this means that it will be fall or winter before travel and such is safe and reasonable again, and that's assuming no hospital-overflow-crisis or higher-transmissibility-variant issues throwing a wrench in things.
so, another whole year of isolation. fuck.
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