Ok but like, literally every generation that has had speculative fiction has had genres that told stories of dystopia and genres that told peppy optimistic tales of futuristic technological delights. Are people seriously getting the idea that millenials invented bleak sci fi about oppressive governments and fucked up social order? Cause man, let me tell you about this cool new movie called Metropolis…
if you want to understand the psyche of our generation take a good look at the stories we tell ourselves about the future
because it isn’t flying cars or robot dogs, it’s faceless government surveillance and worldwide pandemics and militarized police brutality and the last dregs of humanity struggling to survive
our generation isn’t self-centered, or lazy, or whatever else they wanna say about us. we are young, and we are here, and we are deeply, deeply afraid.
Ugh laundry is the worst i have to keep climbing up and down all the levels of stairs and carry stuff and find quarters and just once I’m comfy back in my apartment i realize is time to go down again and fold so siiiiiiiigh i guess i better put a shirt on.