Serial Experiments Lain
randomghost said: What is a cyberpunk trope you find awesome and one you wish would go away?
On Fire: Cyborgs/Machine Intelligence that aren’t just humans-lite, all-knowing super intelligences or big stompy monsters. The tinker/builder/hacker in their workshop. The massive, living entity that is the cyberpunk city. Beautiful neon: that can quickly become a cheap shorthand for cyberpunk 80’sness, but I can’t help but love a city lit by neon.
Retire: People in all black with leather coats and sunglasses, that’s been tired since the turn of the millennium at least. It’s not something you see much anymore, but when it pops up its kind of embarrassing. The “throwing random neon lights and wires and circuit boards on something makes it cyberpunk, right?” aesthetic: it’s the cyberpunk version of the “strategically placed gears and brass” thing you see with steampunk.
Can’t wait; this is Kuroda’s first manga in… well, years.
Oh crazy this manga could be goood. I liked Sexy Voice & Robo
I love how the cover to the Japanese instruction manual for the Virtual Boy is so mundane. Like it’s for some piece of cyberpunk future tech, No joy, only malaise of the future.
William Gibson Interview - May 1985, Heavy Metal Magazine
-HM: That’s all we have room for, unless you have an opinion on Michael Jackson or a favorite color…
-WG: Michael Jackson will go flat fucking crazy eventually- and labial pink.