Could be worse. I’m planning on avoiding people as much as possible although we do have a couple of small-scale dinner parties planned. At the rate we’re going we’ll just keep spreading this thing around until the vaccines, which billions of people will not have taken anyway, become ineffective anyway.
Have a nice long weekend. I plan on sleeping.
I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends.
Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages?
I am Hatboy.
I’m glad you posted this. 100% agree. This is disgusting and another example of how capitalism is going to kill us all. And soon.
Fortunately Linza helped set my mind (somewhat) at ease about this, there are a lot of vaccines and companies at work aside from the big ones we’re using in the US, the EU, and Australia. I’m still pretty disgusted by what the big corporations are doing, but hopefully it’s not all bleak and our biggest worry (hah!) is people deciding not to take the vaccine at all. Or being duped into not doing it.
Gah just want this to be over.
Thanks to Linza for the link!