RND/ in which you wildly imagine your first (/rave?) review from the mighty Reddit, which kinda brings to mind one classic response to J.G. Ballard’s 1973 novel Crash: “This author is beyond psychiatric help.”
1846 x 3057 .jpg, edited screenshot of r/starcitizen
– In which what you admire about such threads seems the abhorrence of the merest possibility someone might make a lame buck off even one click linking to (fascinating, rambling, deranged) critiques of one’s particular beloved (arbitrary) meta-digital hyperkult – anyone that is, as opposed to whom? Random rich gwats who can afford to cosmically waste 30 grand on little virtual space ships – basically pissing free money onto the blessed hammy feet of Chris ‘Wow, That Forbes Article’ Roberts? ;s
[..] the whole fragmentary, somehow tragically beautiful Star Citizen phenomena could only occur online – some kind of bizarre Stand Alone Complex / fusion of Lacanian desire and techno-utopian ideology – a form of advanced collective (consumerist) ARG-LARP:
And yet even deep within The Star Cult, certain advanced acolytes without Total Hype Cataracts seem quick and intelligent enough to clearly label what you’re attempting as “unique” and “avant garde” – even going so far to suggest you’re actually someone who reads. *sudden warm inner glow*
Not that all these Attention Economy goldfish eyeballs translates to anything other than 156 measly ‘Exposure Dollars’:
And yet, this bodes well for other modern Researchers of Big Science, who up until today have felt like (say) massive, violently vague, poorly conceptualized and dreadfully organized sci-fi projects from some impossibly distant version of the Near Future Now..
To celebrate, some recently updated Star Citizen inspired image based R&D, highlighting oh-so fox clever fiscal strategies of optimizing performance (/of keeping fanboi wallets wide open.)
3840 x 2160 .jpg – Ideal / Idealized cost for such Conceptual Work: £1.5M – contact Robert What today for details.
Example Reference Links
- On The Internet, Everybody Knows You’re a Nobody
- Roberts Space Industries: Total Immersion Roleplay
- Forbes: The Saga Of ‘Star Citizen,’ A Video Game That Raised $300 Million—But May Never Be Ready To Play
- Something Awful: Star Citizen Thread Recap
- Hypertography One Exhibit: Chris Roberts Plays Star Citizen
- Stars in their eyes – “Derek: Smart Citizen”
B.S Disclaimer: Robert What still currently makes zero money from this crappy random internet backwater blog.
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