Charles snippy: TRANSFER

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ENTRY: 377:

For several months of torture, the Directorate kept me in their offices, making me file paperwork on their "test subjects", all while I kept sending applications to the "Dead Zone tourism" branch, to get away from towering cubes of the Directorate, away from cities and transmitter towers that were slowly frying my brain.

Centuries of industrial pollution were inevitably changing the biosphere of our world and the Directorate knew it better than anyone, yet they did nothing to stop it, profit had to be maximized, production had to be increased, customers had to be satisfied. Holes in the ozone layer, irreversible changes in the atmosphere, radioactive fallout, wild-life mutations, the days growing darker and the sky turning black - none of this mattered to them.
These changes must have been so gradual that no single generation was able to protest it.
Everyone was happily, playfully, and joyfully ignoring the world outside of the protectorate city Domes and Directorate Cubes. Why bother with the environmental damage reports when the latest celebrity trends are so exciting?
Mercury in the atmosphere?
Pff, Fred Mercuro X just released his latest album available for download straight into your brain!
Satisfied and spoon-fed by ANNET 24-7 people begun to forget what the outside looked like.

The Directorate sold the Dead Zone as "Entertainment" and great fun was had by all, exploring ruined landscapes and documenting "strange beasts of the wastelands" on your mind-pad.


ENTRY: 398:

My transfer is finally approved! Such Joy.
Ironically, my only relief from my daydreams and nightmares is the Dead Zone. There are no ANNET transmitter towers in the Zone, except for the mobile transmitter in the All Terrain Vehicle, but it works like ass and the tourists whine about how they can't constantly mind-text to each other and have to resort to the "outdated" methods of "moving your lip muscles to communicate".

I will show you the World.
Scorched earth, shattered splendor.
Tell me, tourists, now when did
You last let your hearts decide?

I can open your eyes
Take you wonder by wonder
From the mountains of garbage,
To the glowing green seas.

A whole new world
Where the dead cities sleep.
We shall visit them now,
On an all terrain vehicle ride.

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The song at the end..... I almost cried :XD:
BellaTheRandom's avatar
I love the song at the end of it. lol. Someone should record that.
Hagamablabla's avatar
Your new rank is Sandwich Strangler.
Wow.
Go, Snippy, Tell to the fools the truth! *hero pose*
DemonLiza's avatar
I love this week's episode. :D Oh, it's ironic that the wastelands later become torture for Snippy, what with the end of the world and Captain and such. :D
Silvertide's avatar
lol, aladdin parody! xD
ArynChris's avatar
Now, with a mind that rejects the towers, how did Snippy manage to watch Aladdin?
Saerif's avatar
VHS and 20-year old TVs work forever....
Mine are a testament to that XD
Kasdren's avatar
These logs are interesting/exciting in their ability to provide back story, and yet disturbing in how much they relate to our current time and life styles...
SKy-2008's avatar
Love that dead zone ATV!
AyamaAkuna's avatar
I can so imagine Snippy singing right now :O
and I must say I imagine a beautiful voice :meow:
knightJJ's avatar
aww poor snippy. and haha Aladdin XD
Joey-crassucci's avatar
and the thing is... it is happening right now... in our time.. what we gonna do?
Rasgonras's avatar
Everyone has to act. No one else but US has the chance to change the world.
Sign petitions, don't buy certain products, inform yourself, demonstrate, donate money to tried and proven to be beneficial NGOs. It ain't gonna be easy, but if we do NOTHING, the world won't have ANY chance to begin with.
Joey-crassucci's avatar
i know and i agree with you... but i think that the 'problem' is with people who dont know or dont want to know
Rasgonras's avatar
Tell them. in the end, they at least won't be able to say "I didn't know what to do".

Also, something uplifting here:

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DimensionDrawer's avatar
Am i the only one who doesn't know why Snippy was strangling his sandwich? And i think i am also missing a disney reference in the last "rhyme".. can someone refresh my mind please?
NoriMori's avatar
As far as why Snippy strangling his sandwich... Remember when he was trying to strangle Pilot? He said, in the description underneath, "Make me into fish food will you?" Sound familiar? The Cancer is integrating his memory of that so when it goes into the next memory it feels like he was waking up from a dream of strangling Pilot, which he was, in a sense. He has also said on Facebook that he used to have nightmares about the future, which makes you wonder, was he dreaming about the Cancer, or is that just how his memory makes it seem? Or is it both? This is all a big f***ed up web of dreams and memories.
sweet-666's avatar
whole new world - Aladdin :)
DJChocolate-Lover's avatar
It took me a moment to place the song and then I felt like an idiot for not being able to figure it out sooner XD
Caliphos's avatar
I see what you did there.
nscmseiyaryu's avatar
So I've been writing a fanfic for this and I'm surprised that these journals are almost matching the notes I've been making for the past month. I feel like a freaking psychic, that or I've way too perceptive on the little details for my own good.
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