"How will I ever get out of this Labyrinth?"
~Last Words of Simon Bolivar
Alaska Young provides us with an answer of almost childlike simplicity.
"Straight and Fast."
The shortest distance between two points in traditional Euclidean Geometry is a straight line. From a purely goal oriented and objective viewpoint she is very much correct. Who needs Ariadne's string or the insider knowledge of the architect when you can barge through like the Juggernaut, turning walls to rubble or performing the trifecta of rule breaking. Just slip on your fox hat and book it until you're out. Right?
"Straight and Fast?"
But... Is getting out of your maze really worth that? Is this Labyrinth really so bad that we must go through it in a reckless frenzy? When Alaska 'escaped' didn't she betray all of her friends as the suffering she caused made the cyclopean twists and turns of the passages of their lives constrict around them? And what is the nature of the Labyrinth? Is there no way out other than that of Alaska?
It is the nature of the universe truly so tainted?Are we beyond all hope? Is it not more noble to work towards the betterment of the labyrinth and those within before we, in the way of the world meet our own way out, whether we want it or not? After all, "There was a time before organisms experienced consciousness, and there will be a time after."
So if you ever fear oblivion should you not consider if your calling, as both human and Nerdfighter, to do something about it in the time you have left? The whole philosophy of DFTBA is oriented around decreasing Worldsuck in favor of makin the Labyrinth less foreboding and more welcoming? If not for yourself then at least do it for those who will come after until the point of robots laughing at our human folly. If we were to truly follow the example of our dear Alaska Young would we not all be decepticons at heart?
Do not go straight and fast. Take your time. Go to Orangee and enjoy enjoy the flower petals. Enjoy the foul taste of Strawberry Hill with your friends. Go meet your hero, and if they deserve it, Call them out as an alcoholic old douchface. Make your anagrams. Don't waste your wish. Enjoy your little infinity. And most of all, DFTBA