Imaginaerium 41: Old Timey Instruction Videos & Cyberpunk Space Vampires
So okay― there you are in your room with the shade down and the door shut and the plug pulled out of the base of the telephone. You've blown up your TV and committed yourself to a thousand words a day, come hell or high water. Now comes the big question: What are you going to write about? And the equally big answer: Anything you damn well want.
— Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
WorldEmber is soon upon us. Next Imaginaerium, we'll already have started. If you haven't written a Pledge document yet, it might help you to do so. Even if not, give them a read and see if they inspire you with any ideas. If nothing else, good luck and have fun with WorldEmber! :D
An old instruction video about the use of infantry weapons (including some grenades I wasn't familiar with) from around WW2.
Secondly, there's no cyberpunk like anime cyberpunk. Though it often veers into sci-fi with psychic powers or technology far in the future, there's something about the aesthetic to them that always compels me. And for my money, it's the older cyberpunk that especially hits the spot, the ones from the 90's and 80's. We all know about Akira, but what slipped through the cracks?
Warning: All these contain plenty of sex, gore, violence, and all kinds of nasty things. They don't pull any punches.
Some of these, you can find for free on youtube. Others, you might have to dig a little more for, but they are grim and fascinating in equal measures.
Images to Inspire
by Mike Szabados
by The Canberra Times
And in case you were wondering, here's my WE pledge: