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Song Title: Head Like a Hole/The Hand That Feeds
Artist: Nine Inch Nails

Starting off with Head Like a Hole.
Setting is a dystopian society; specifically one where Anti-Green has taken over, and is supreme overlord. Normal humans live in scattered remnants of cities and towns, and are powerless to change their situation. Super-Humans are religiously hunted down by Anti-Green and his team of Supers. Those that refuse to join him/are rejected are killed, so as to prevent an uprising. Most Supers know this, so they actively supress their abilities. Those that cannot are forced to flee and hide, often failing to.
Green, Blue, and Red exist as the resistance to this regime, and are somewhat successful at being a huge thorn in Anti-Green's side, by both being impossible for Anti-Green to find and root out, as well as winning several victories against Anti-Green's dictatorship. They take in and hide fellow Supers, while training to fight against the machine that is Anti-Green's regime.

When I listen to the song, I envision something like a massive broadcast, one that would be often shown to the citizens of the world to keep them in check. The initial verse would be something of an anti-propoganda being shown by the resistance in an attempt to shatter the apparent reality that Anti-Green tries to uphold/what Green & co. tell their trainees/what they spread amongst the streets, to the backdrop of constant 1984-style propaganda being blasted by Anti-Green; as the chorus breaks out, i envision something like the programming being disrupted, showing Green on every single screen, loudly protesting the regime. As the chorus ends, i imagine Anti-G retaking control (Bow down before the one you serve, you're going to get what you deserve). This line has a double meaning; it's what Anti-Green is saying to the masses, both telling them to keep in line while being a veiled threat to the resistance, while also being what green says to himself/in the anti-broadcast, alluding to the eventual uprising.
The other verse follows in a very similar manner.

The Hand that Feeds
Basically, I see a more complex Anti-Propoganda style message that would be broadcast by Green & Co.; it's a call to arms, to "bite the hand that feeds", an attack at Anti-Green. A call to get people to open their eyes, and persuade Supers in hiding to join them somehow.
Song Title: In the Air Tonight
Artist: Phil Collins

(song starts, first 2 sets of lyrics)
Blue is the main character focus. In full outfit/getup. (Will elaborate later).
Dark, rainy. Blue is overlooking a scene from up high, it's a man, he lowers. Blue is talking to/confronting said person (who he might have saved). Blue has been hunting said person for a LONG while out of costume; has committed an act Blue took a major dislike to; perhaps personally. Current train of thought involves witnessing suspect doing some wrongdoing to a friend/family member. Blue has taken it upon himself to enact vengeance, Punisher-style. Confronts suspect, alludes to wrongdoing. Blue either has met suspect out of costume before, or knows them out of costume personally. Suspect worries, wonders how Blue could know; grows silent. Tries to fight Blue, realizes he's fucked within 3 seconds, tries to run.
(Drumline solo hits)
Blue fulfills his vengeance against suspect, silhouetted by gloomy shadows against tall buildings in the rain (from his powers)

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sword1119
D. H.
United States
Current Residence: Bryson City, North Carolina
Favorite genre of music: Old country and old rock. I also like Hard Rock (think Metallica, and the like); RetroWave/Synthwave.
Favorite style of art: I enjoy them all.
Operating System: Tie between Win7 and Win10
MP3 player of choice: IPod.
Shell of choice: .45 ACP- because shooting twice is stupid... although 9mm, .22 LR and .177 pellets are very fun.
Skin of choice: My own- which happens to be white.
Interests
  • Listening to: ASMR videos
  • Reading: r/retrofuturism
  • Watching: The TV screen
  • Playing: Streets of Rage 2, Sonic 3 and Knuckles
  • Eating: Popcorn
  • Drinking: Water
So recently I saw this indie film called Space Station 76. It's a neat little film that supposedly got a lot of high marks at some festivals (the box said it was a 'film-festival favorite'). Adapted from a play, the film shows off the lives of several people living on a space station. The thing is, this space station is straight out of what people thought the future would be like in 1976. It practically oozes 1970's. What isn't gleaming station is straight 70's. The clothes, the attitudes, the ideals- at least, it feels like 70's. I watched it just for the setting, and it doesn't disappoint. It has no real plot, but it's a nice look at what could have (never) been.

This got me started on a huge retrofuturistic kick. It reminded me why I enjoy things like that so much. It's like looking into the past, and yet it's like looking into the future. Of course, it's all science fiction now, but the cool thing (or perhaps sad or funny thing) is that a lot of people actually thought that the future would turn out like it shows. And yet for all the things that changed, nothing really changes at all. Even recent examples of retro-futurism astound and entertain me. I'm tempted to watch Back to the Future 2 just to see what they thought next year would be like in the mid-80's. That's one of the few recent examples that we can dispute- most of the examples we see are either too far ahead or too far outlandish- or made too far back. A lot of ideas about what the year 2000 would be like as envisioned by people in the late 1890's/early 1900's are just plain silly looking. Even the ideas about what the future would hold in the year 1999- it's hilarious and yet so interesting to see what we had envisioned.

Also, every generation seems to dream of flying cars.

If you see something that would fit the tagline "The Future of The Past" or "Yesterday's Tomorrow", let me know. I love to soak up the imaginations of the past.

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:iconlegrandzilla:
Legrandzilla Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch!
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sword1119 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
:)
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JNPIII Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Xbox1 confirmed for failure.
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sword1119 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
...while the PS4 and Wii U rocket ahead.

In all seriousness, I'm going to buy a Wii U- if not for anything else, for Super Smash Bros, and the virtual console.

I'm very seriously considering getting a PS4 for the same thing; a virtual console.

The day Xbox360 support ends I will lose the 2% faith I have in Microsoft (at least for that portion about Microsoft).
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master-chief2064 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Where've ya been dude? :3
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sword1119 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Life got in the way.
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master-chief2064 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
As always :iconderpplz:
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JNPIII Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Happy, belated, birthday!

And the beginning of double decades. Oh geeze, I'm only a few months off from that as well...
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Wolfy-Pony Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday dude! :3
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sword1119 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Thanks!!! :dummy:
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