Comic 230 - Chapter 13 page 41

25th May 2020, 11:24 AM in Polaris Chapter 13
Chapter 13 page 41
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straker 25th May 2020, 11:29 AM edit delete reply
"Tiel Estu" (translated from Esperanto) = "So be it" or roughly "Amen".
StLOrca 25th May 2020, 1:17 PM edit delete reply
This page is pure poetry, my friend.
straker 27th May 2020, 9:45 AM edit delete reply
Thanks. I knew this final chapter was going thave those lines in there somewhwere.
Panda Cop 25th May 2020, 1:34 PM edit delete reply
Panda Cop
Esperanto, so wierd. Never heard of that before.

This scene reminds me of gray digital target when they are having a drink after the mission and gray was looking at the slum where he lives
straker 27th May 2020, 9:43 AM edit delete reply
Esperanto is what they call a constructed auxilliary language. Anyone familiar with the romance languages should be able to pick it up quickly. It was created in the late 19th century by a linguist whose dream was world unity. Sadly, it's now a niche thing and never really caught on. One science fiction work that uses Esperanto is The Stainless Steel Rat series by Harry Harrison. In their distant future setting, they speak a form of Esperanto.
Panda Cop 28th May 2020, 2:02 PM edit delete reply
straker 30th May 2020, 3:00 PM edit delete reply
Thanks for the Q&A video. Much appreciated. I wouldn't say that your definition of cyberpunk is all that incorrect. It depends a lot on when you discovered cyberpunk and with what titles. Some discovered the genre with the Matrix films. But by the time those movies were made, a lot of the tropes that defined cyberpunk had already either gone cliche or in some cases outdated.
Panda Cop 30th May 2020, 4:39 PM edit delete reply
Panda Cop
Have you ever heard of the story the third eye?

It was written by a woman and she tried to get it made into a movie and apparently her ideas were stolen and split to make the terminator then matrix.

Apparently her story had both combined but she was told her ideas were too wild for people.

They seem simple now i guess but i think the terminator in its simplicity still blew peoples minds at the time.

I remember when the matrix came out kids at school were like dud what if we live in the matrix and were tripping out.

So i guess if they were combined at the time of the first terminator it would have been too much for people to handle
straker 30th May 2020, 10:42 PM edit delete reply
I've been trying to hunt that story down for ages. It might be on the internet somewhere. I have heard too that it was stolen by the Wachowskis. But I also see some aspects of The Matrix in the Samiel R. Delany work I mentioned: Fall of the Towers. A war being fought in virtual reality, for instance. This was written in the early 1960s. Only thing is, they didnt have terms like VR or cyberspace back then. So it was always a pain for them to describe what the process was. I remember it involved some form of helmet, which is keeping with the times, hypno helmets being a thing back then. Phillip K Dick was actually not much of a cyberpunk pioneer despite Blade Runner being based on one of his novels. His Total Recall short story again invoked drugs and hypnosis more than VR. That was the thing in the 60s, pcychtropic drugs that created the virtual worlds instead of computers. You might have heard of Timothy Leary. He actually was part of an early attempt to create a movie based on Gibsons Neuromancer. Imagine that. LSD and cyberpunk. But then again, a lot of those early cyberspace depictions looked like stereotypical acid trips. The Wachowskis dumped all of that and went for stereotypically gritty. I think we are now at the post-cyberpunk stage. That's where a lot of the trans humanism you mentioned pops up. The TV tropes site has a really nice summary of post cyberpunk.