I had a thought...this thought originated from my walks under the freeway where...for lack of a better term, teenage hoodlums spray paint the bridge with beautiful typography.
The beautiful typography part is NOT sarcastic. I mean, I've seen some pretty amazing art under that bridge. Usually, what I see deserves to be a font. I mean, look at this artwork:
If we don't have youth rebels, then that means we have no resistance. Life might be like Phyco-Pass or Akira. (Both are anime references that you probably won't get unless you've seen the series/movie)
Sure, when someone says utopia you think clean cities, people all happy (with the use of drugs in the air), and life out of your hands. But Utopia means government is in control. Government has so many special interests and yet, none of those interests pertain to protecting you or me.
Utopia is terrifying because that means not enough people really care about what officials are doing. If we're all thinking the same thing, then someone's not thinking. So thank you spray-can-painting hoodlums, because Utopia is terrifying.
Which, of course, gives me thoughts on other stories. What would Utopia look like? How would rebels fight the system today? Maybe this is an idea to explore. Maybe not. I'm still chipping away at Seducing Sensei. But I've always got my mind on a few stories in the works.
Until next time,
Stay out of trouble. Read a book!