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[Apr. 18th, 2007|10:23 pm]
Warren Ellis
You are never going into space.
You will never own a jet pack.
Your car will never fly.
HIV will not be cured in your lifetime.
Cancer will not be cured in your lifetime.
The common cold will not be cured in your lifetime.
Don't these things bother you?

Suicide is the third biggest killer of teenagers in the United States.
In 1999 more people in America died from suicide than from homicide.
Do you think about this?

As anyone who ever read MyDeathSpace.com for any period of time know, the leading cause of death in America is automobile accident. This is generally interpolated into a number placed under the heading "accidental death." When the operation of cars is the leading cause of loss of life I'm not entirely sure how it comes under the term "accidental death." It wasn't a fucking accident, it was done by someone with a car. It's 2007 and we don't know how to operate cars without killing people. It's not a fucking accident if it was caused by someone getting into a one-ton metal bullet that cannot be operated with complete control at all times.

In Europe in 2004, 13000 kids – persons under the age of fourteen -- died due to poor water. It’s 2007 and the society does not yet understand how to operate water.

Are you thinking about this now?

People keep asking me what DOKTOR SLEEPLESS is about. This is what it's about.

Someone stole your future. Don't you ever wonder who?
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[User Picture]From: channonyarrow
2007-04-18 09:26 pm (UTC)
I wonder who, but I also wonder why people simply tell things.

Don't you ever wonder whether there's more to be done than simply raising awareness?
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[User Picture]From: warren_ellis
2007-04-18 09:33 pm (UTC)
How do you know that I don't?
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From: indigi
2007-04-18 09:26 pm (UTC)
Were the questions for funnybook babylon too long, or are you just so backlogged it'll take a million years before you can get to them? If it's the former, I'd be able to do a rewrite.


And now I'm pretty excited for Doktor Sleepless.
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[User Picture]From: dishliquid
2007-04-18 09:26 pm (UTC)
You're a liar!!
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[User Picture]From: kadath
2007-04-18 09:27 pm (UTC)
Someone stole your future. Don't you ever wonder who?

It was a long line of people, starting with the Persians conquering Ionia.
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[User Picture]From: edanya
2007-04-18 09:27 pm (UTC)
POOR WATER?
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[User Picture]From: benchilada
2007-04-19 03:31 am (UTC)
In most underdeveloped nations, minimum wage for water is still less than 13 cents a day.
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[User Picture]From: cjtremlett
2007-04-18 09:30 pm (UTC)
I need a creative outlet for all this anger.

Icon-making doesn't cut it, but I think it turned out okay.

How do you explain being angry enough to kill when what you want to kill isn't a person but a whole chain of events and people and societies leading up to the mess we're in right now?
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[User Picture]From: withiel
2007-09-05 01:52 am (UTC)
socialism.
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[User Picture]From: venacava
2007-04-18 09:31 pm (UTC)
You stole my future. Don't blame it on poor doktor.
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[User Picture]From: warren_ellis
2007-04-18 09:37 pm (UTC)
I ate it, too.
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[User Picture]From: metasynthesthia
2007-04-18 09:32 pm (UTC)
The bit about car accidents always gets to me.

I still don't know how to drive, and probably never will bother to learn. I just don't care.
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[User Picture]From: octopodes
2007-04-18 10:02 pm (UTC)
glad i'm not the only one.
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[User Picture]From: suncynic
2007-04-18 09:33 pm (UTC)
I just assumed it had something to do with too few guns and too many fuckwit morons breeding, but on a more serious note, yeah. I'm worried. Things like this have been known to keep me up at night.

Although, if you can't operate water--WATER--you and your spawn are no loss to society.
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[User Picture]From: pentheus
2007-04-18 09:47 pm (UTC)

You're missing the point.

Society doesn't know how to operate water. It's not the kids' fault.
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[User Picture]From: hemlock_martini
2007-04-18 09:33 pm (UTC)
So Doktor Sleepless is going to bring about the Singularity?

Keen.

I hear it'll smell like bacon.
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[User Picture]From: goneformofman
2007-04-18 09:34 pm (UTC)
We did. Most people like thinking small, in terms of maybe 3 years. Not thinking in terms of tens of years or even thousands of years.

That, and humanity is a pile of scum.
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[User Picture]From: androidqueen
2007-04-18 09:34 pm (UTC)
I'm going to space, dammit.

And that's why I bike.
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[User Picture]From: skellington1
2007-04-18 10:27 pm (UTC)
Yes.

Someone might kill us, but at least we won't 'accidentally' kill anyone else.
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[User Picture]From: tragical_mirth
2007-04-18 09:37 pm (UTC)
Yes.
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From: lovelyoliver
2007-04-18 09:38 pm (UTC)
This future is rubbish. I want a better one now. If you haven't seen this this link from the BBC website already I suspect it might interest you. Outbreaks of the future still happen from time to time.
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[User Picture]From: vorkosigan
2007-04-18 09:39 pm (UTC)
Yeah I do, but I have some ideas.

It pisses me the fuck off.
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