Posted 16 hours ago
thenetrunnerproject:

Begin guest transmission by Leigh Alexander:

Broadcast square foot traffic dies down in the rare and precious early hours, leaving only swarms of detritus, a few sleeping stragglers. But the lights are still on, the giant screens, a merry chime sounding out through the darkness: NBN is Making News!

The uneasy collision of dawn and halogen lights the first morning commuters as the lens eye follows them down the street. If you come and stand in the center of the square, you can even see yourself on the big screen. Tourists wave innocently: “Look, mama,” cries a child, clutching her stuffed dinosaur, “we’re on TV!”

Imagine a mascot — Enby-chan — a sunshine-yellow cartoon with lenses for eyes, singing and dancing:

Connecting friends across the nation

Helping you share your information

This is NBN. We offer programs, products and services that connect your busy life. All we need to improve our offering is just a little bit of your personal information. You can start young. We have an edutainment division. This holiday season, why not give your child their own adorable, lens-eyed toy? Brilliantly engineered by the youthsome genius Jackson Howard to be your friend for life. Jackson Howard has not been heard from except in whispers since he signed his contract with the National Broadcast Network all those years ago.

We are the world’s most agile information network. You can connect all of your household products to be smart and aware. You can play games on social media. It’s fun.

Tag, you’re it, sings Enby-chan.

You have to understand that we can’t have outsiders messing with our vast proprietary network. You have to understand that we take customer service seriously. You have to understand that if hostiles enter our infrastructure, well, golly. We just have to trace them.

Tune in this afternoon for all our brand-new midseason programming on hostiles. We heard our viewers are interested in the lives of runners, so here’s a live feed of Andromeda in the shower. It’s Sweeps Week! Breaking news: There’s a police chase against a hostile. We’re right up in there. Action. Several police vehicles chased down a transport reportedly engineered by the terrorist sympathiser Kati Jones today. Someone get on that obituary. Remember: NBN is the only resource you really need.

You know, we just give people what we want. What you want, that’s to say.

We’re sorry, but you can’t opt out of our customer tracking program. Your personal information helps us build products and services more quickly. Our sysops are very vigilant. Your data is under tight guard, don’t worry. Something might get lost if you try to go and check, though. You should leave it alone.

You can come in, but it costs you.

We’re sorry, all our operators are busy right now and we can’t tell you why your access to the banking network seems to have been revoked. Must be technical difficulties.

We’re sorry, but when you wake up dry-mouthed in a crash space and you don’t know where your next meal is coming from, that’s news to us. We’re just bringing truth to the people, about you. Your search history isn’t private and it’s very troubling, actually. The world wants to know.

It’s a lot of fun. We have some plans underway to make your entertainment and news even more immersive, a 360-degree experience that even comes to sleep with you. We have some plans underway to write our name on the moon. Thank you for participating in our market research.

The security guard is pounding down the door. You might need to pay him to forget where you live. Information doesn’t really die, but people do. When your time comes, we’ll be on the scene. Reporting, I mean. You ARE the story. You’ll make the five o’clock cast. It’s participatory.

If you want to be a story, we can make that happen.

End guest transmission by Leigh Alexander

NBN best and most terrifyingly relevant Netrunner corp.

thenetrunnerproject:

Begin guest transmission by Leigh Alexander:

Broadcast square foot traffic dies down in the rare and precious early hours, leaving only swarms of detritus, a few sleeping stragglers. But the lights are still on, the giant screens, a merry chime sounding out through the darkness: NBN is Making News!

The uneasy collision of dawn and halogen lights the first morning commuters as the lens eye follows them down the street. If you come and stand in the center of the square, you can even see yourself on the big screen. Tourists wave innocently: “Look, mama,” cries a child, clutching her stuffed dinosaur, “we’re on TV!”

Imagine a mascot — Enby-chan — a sunshine-yellow cartoon with lenses for eyes, singing and dancing:

Connecting friends across the nation

Helping you share your information

This is NBN. We offer programs, products and services that connect your busy life. All we need to improve our offering is just a little bit of your personal information. You can start young. We have an edutainment division. This holiday season, why not give your child their own adorable, lens-eyed toy? Brilliantly engineered by the youthsome genius Jackson Howard to be your friend for life. Jackson Howard has not been heard from except in whispers since he signed his contract with the National Broadcast Network all those years ago.

We are the world’s most agile information network. You can connect all of your household products to be smart and aware. You can play games on social media. It’s fun.

Tag, you’re it, sings Enby-chan.

You have to understand that we can’t have outsiders messing with our vast proprietary network. You have to understand that we take customer service seriously. You have to understand that if hostiles enter our infrastructure, well, golly. We just have to trace them.

Tune in this afternoon for all our brand-new midseason programming on hostiles. We heard our viewers are interested in the lives of runners, so here’s a live feed of Andromeda in the shower. It’s Sweeps Week! Breaking news: There’s a police chase against a hostile. We’re right up in there. Action. Several police vehicles chased down a transport reportedly engineered by the terrorist sympathiser Kati Jones today. Someone get on that obituary. Remember: NBN is the only resource you really need.

You know, we just give people what we want. What you want, that’s to say.

We’re sorry, but you can’t opt out of our customer tracking program. Your personal information helps us build products and services more quickly. Our sysops are very vigilant. Your data is under tight guard, don’t worry. Something might get lost if you try to go and check, though. You should leave it alone.

You can come in, but it costs you.

We’re sorry, all our operators are busy right now and we can’t tell you why your access to the banking network seems to have been revoked. Must be technical difficulties.

We’re sorry, but when you wake up dry-mouthed in a crash space and you don’t know where your next meal is coming from, that’s news to us. We’re just bringing truth to the people, about you. Your search history isn’t private and it’s very troubling, actually. The world wants to know.

It’s a lot of fun. We have some plans underway to make your entertainment and news even more immersive, a 360-degree experience that even comes to sleep with you. We have some plans underway to write our name on the moon. Thank you for participating in our market research.

The security guard is pounding down the door. You might need to pay him to forget where you live. Information doesn’t really die, but people do. When your time comes, we’ll be on the scene. Reporting, I mean. You ARE the story. You’ll make the five o’clock cast. It’s participatory.

If you want to be a story, we can make that happen.

End guest transmission by Leigh Alexander

NBN best and most terrifyingly relevant Netrunner corp.

Posted 5 days ago
hi~
surfcontra asked

In the fountains of the universe,
a well known Bognor restaurant owner
forgotten throes at another’s lie.
Say farewell, gnight, Sonny Jim
In all the time that I’ve known you.

(Future Times/Rejoice by Yes, Harold the Barrel by Genesis, Western Eyes by Portishead, Demon John by Jeff Buckley, and Dry Land by Marillion)

Posted 5 days ago
Hi (because you're really good at this)
snap-snap-cool-cats asked

I’ve seen all good people.
Yo, it’s three thousand thirty,
he came back in the same suit that he was buried in,

(ice god shakes the Earth)
Born in the night, she would run like a leopard.

(Seen All Good People: Your Move/All Good People by Yes, 3030 by Deltron 3030, The Cool by Lupe Fiasco, Siberian Divide by Mastodon, and Tempus Fugit by Yes)

Posted 5 days ago
Harro
sterks asked

I was going to answer this earlier, but my iPod logged me out of Tumblr for some reason? Either way, I am here on the computers and ready!

You’re beautiful,
waterfalls, nothing can hurt me at all
in your mouth a wad of cash.
Saw you walking on your velvet lawn,
there’s the moon asking me to stay.

(I’m Like a Bird by Nelly Furtado, May This Be Love by Jimi Hendrix, Or by Sonic Youth, Gazpacho by Marillion, and Grace by Jeff Buckley. An instrumental, The Crypt by Rik Schaffer, was skipped.)

Posted 5 days ago
Hidely Ho, Neighboureeno
everyone-knows-its-shirou asked

I woke up one morning,
Been thinking about you.
Do you remember
Air full of feathers,
Three hundred miles an hour on water?

(Battery Kinzie by Fleet Foxes, Thinking About You by Radiohead, The Bouncer by Electric Light Orchestra, The Other Half by Marillion and Out of This World by Marillion)

As a side note, you were the first person to have an instrumental show up (Phrenic Phever by Clark Powell, for what it’s worth).

Posted 5 days ago
hi
takoluka asked

I know I never thought to ask,
Tall and thin and young and lovely.
Sleeping in is giving in,
Riders on the Storm,
How many of you people out there!

(I Never Thought to Ask by Secret Machines, The Girl From Ipanema, first English verse by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicus de Moraes and Norman Gimbel and performed by Astrud and Joao Gilberto and Stan Getz, Rebellion (Lies) by Arcade Fire, Riders on the Storm by The Doors, and Brand New Day by Sting)

Posted 5 days ago
hi
the-mad-doctor-gradamit asked

Many’s the time I ran with you down,
travelling in a fried-out Kombi,
I wish that I could be,
The mongrel cat came home,
There’s a hot heart hurt.

(Bedshaped by Keane, Down Under by Men at Work, Black Burning Heart by Keane, Myxomatosis (Judge, Jury, and Executioner) by Radiohead, and Splintering Heart by Marillion)

Posted 5 days ago
'Hi'
suckitvenus asked

Ok, class got cancelled and I’ve got time to kill. Let’s see if iPod Tumblr can keep up:

He seemed no different from the rest,
A seasoned witch could call you from the depths of your disgrace,
Daddy please, hear this song that I sing,
Does it matter if you broke this spell,
All your eyes have ever seen.

(Solitary Shell by Dream Theater, Close to the Edge, Movement I: The Solid Time of Change by Yes, Two-Headed Boy Part Two by Neutral Milk Hotel, Silent Talking by Yes, and Through My Words (Scene Three) by Dream Theater)

Posted 5 days ago

imbryonykate:

Send me a ‘hi’ and I will put my playlist on shuffle, write down the first line of five songs and give it to you as a poem.

So, how bout it?

(Source: inboxshenanigans)

Posted 1 week ago