Who knows if you'll ever make it out alive. Pick it all apart and you get the answer to the most complex problem right? So what the fuck? Why don't these fucking science majors and professors get it yet. The way things run. The way they end but never die. The way it all cycles and if you are a part of it even the smallest of the whole you are the fucking whole. You are within it. It is around you. And you exist so you are a part. Matter is all that does right?
Iconoclast began in March of 1996 as a hazy concept of a futuristic world that would incorporate everything that needed incorporating. In short, it was a reconstruction of everything, a world that represented the world, but for a few decades of difference. Genetic experimentation, cybernetics, neural interfaces, megacorporations, gangs and cults, millennial panic... topics the Cyberpunks had been writing about for years, now finally accepted as essential elements in all writing, and in all things.
Reality has finally caught up with science fiction. And reality is, as it turns out, scarier than the wildest Cyberpunk nightmares. In a way, the world of Iconoclast exists all around us, a frightening fantasy that is no longer just fantasy. So what happens when you take the present day and project it 100 years into the future?
That's where you come in.
An Icon is not a person. An Icon is just waiting for an Iconoclast to come along. In fact, an Icon doesn't even deserve a capital letter. From now on, you will be referred to as an icon.
icons are those who fuel the machine. icons are the cannon fodder that keep wars going. icons are numbers. icons are faceless. icons struggle every day to make enough money to pay for rent and food so that they can survive for one more day to start the whole process over again. icons are trapped.
I figured this would be a nice place to post part of my old fan fiction. I wrote this fan fiction back about three years ago. I've rewritten alot of it in the past few days. Nothing to exciting. If you want to read more I continue the story on my livejournal.
A chill went down Marcus's spine as the UNSC battlenet went array with distress signals. A frigate escaping the battle over reach had been pursued deeper into human controlled space by a horde of covenant battle cruisers. Reach was the first inner colony to fall, this frigate had been ordered to mislead their fleet back into outer colony space. High command felt it was necessary to sacrifice this outer colony to hold our civilizations deepest secret...Earth. Marcus; a tall slender man in his mid thirties watched as part of the pursuing covenant fleet broke off into orbit around Nexus an old human colony located in the holt solar system deep in the far reaches of space. It was already too late for the inhabitants of the doomed planet. The ships began to dimly glow as their main guns drew power and prepared to fire upon the planet. A bit of static caused by the massive buildup of covenant energy weapons then a sudden blinding flash as the energy was unleashed. There was dreadful silence among the bridge crew as plasma splashed along the planets surface. All distress signals from the surface were all silenced once the hot liquid plasma reached the main populace. "Atleast they were granted a fast and painless death" Marcus thought to himself. All life would be completely wiped out as the entertwined orbit of the covenant fleet continued its bombardment of the planet. "We've recieved a encrypted message from high command" a communication officer spoke up "It's Urgent". Marcus broke off his stare of com screen and took a second to regain himself then walked slowly into his private office to recieve the transmission. He was aware of the fact that he, his crew, and ship were expendable and that this transmission would likely seal his fate.
I am so tired of this place. I don't ever do shit here. I can't keep a job. I get fucked over every time i turn around. I'm just sick of this bullshit. And it might not change if I move to another place. I have been feeling Japan a lot of late though.
If I could talk jess into going there it would be so awesome. I wish she would go with me. It would be the best. Something so totally new, it may even make life worth living for a little while longer at least.
Tired of watching everyone I know become junkies and cokeheads and crackfiends and beanheads and whatever else you can think of. Want something new, something fresh. somewhere that doesn't have that "fucked up to the point of no return" feeling like this great nation has. the only thing great about this country is our national debt. Bush is fucked up. You're fucked up. I'm fucked up. You're pets are fucked up.
Jess told me that they are trying to pass this law here in florida that if you are not currently attending or have graduated from some sort of college then you can't get a job. At least that's what she says. Don't know where she heard it or saw it or whatnot, but it will never work. Do you know how many people can't afford to go to college? How many families will go hungry? How riotous the people will be?
I myself will not stand for someone telling me that I have to go to college lest I be jobless. Sure I'm pretty sure that I could get a scholarship easily enough. It is just the fact that they are trying to make it that much more impossible to live.
But like I said, I don't really know how true that is as of yet. I'll let you know.