now in this golden digimon like virtual world of midas called
the finacial district. Here we see a suave lookin guy and a cute pixie like thing literally eating money.
And it's like ok. So that's a blunt metaphore.
now because fuck you i want to quote this scene right here.
this monolog starts at about 2 minuts and lasts til 4:30 when the third character joins the scene.
I do this to illustrate an important point about the idea "show don't tell"
In order to do this i will also describe key events as they happen in the show with the monolog.
[dense residential blocks in white seperated by red tinted roads]
M: Take a look. (look over there)
how many of the people here realise it?
[shot of giant floating coin in center of city with 7 613 289 318 914 Yen. the number steadily increasing]
How many are there that don't?
[Man walking behind picture frame, xray image shows the tree of life "chakra" and eyes the rest shadow]
How many are suspicious of it?
[literally low poly generic pedestrians walking on streets. taxi cars driving]
How many go on completely unaware?
[Looks through the frame created by a hole in his "evil black card"]
At the end is money just money?
[cute blue haired pixie girl]
or is it
[pulls out money and sticks it in her mouth]
something much more?
[girl small eating money, seen through frame created by card, on white building beneath red sky]
or is it
[card drawn away, girl vanishes from scene]
something much less? [pause on guy's face] Q
[still with money in her mouth. long green black with brown rooted horns on her head,
pointy ears. and another red with blonde haired thing behind her]
M: What do you think?
Q[money still sticking out of her mouth]:
Isn't it enough just to have a full stomach?
M: ha, Nice and simple.
[talking to him now through muffeled voice and as text on the screen]
Q: is it not so simple for you?
[man jumping backwards toward end of building]
M: It's neither simple nor complicated.
[falls backward off side, camera follows]
If your position changes, so too does your way of seeing things.
[uses his card (seen to have a cthulu squid) to teleport himself away from
his fall to a "building" (collection of various sized and shaped picture frame structure) on red ground)
What a mysterious thing money is.
But if i were to sum it up in one sentance…
For me, it is the very thing that connects me to this world.
[inside the building (library like) man sets out two wine glasses]
Really, this is true for everyone, but there are few who realise it.
[places money in wine glass for Q and expencive wine for self]
Then, After coming to a world like this,
[Q's money evaporates into numbers as he goes to take a sip]
there are even fewer who realise it.
Look i know it's kinda bad form to literally quote the text.
like go watch it if you want what the text is saying in the text.
Here is the thing. None of you motherfuckers watched the fucking text. So
im here having to cliff notes this bitch. Please contrast What we already know
about this setting with something like IDON"TKNOW firefly.
Please go watch the first bit of my video on firefly if you want the explaination to that.
we don't have time here. We have spend 4 minutes 30 seconds, and we have established
a psudo scify/magic world, as an alegory for the dangers of overspending in a bullish economy.
we don't have metaphore so much as paper mask. This talk about what money is and how it relates
to every fabric of our being. How it has more power than we typically realize. The exploration
of these ideas is the very point of this show. We want to learn What C is. We want to understand,
and we know all the while what we are examining is microcosm to our own real world situation. not in
some imaginary future. but here in real life reality now.
Look. I could go on explaining every fucking thing about what this show has to offer.
But That would be doing a diservice to the show.
Is what i ought to say because honestly the first part of this show was so dence with clear and heavy handed
idiom at breakneck pace that it builds in itself an unatainable standard.
We physically can't keep up at that rate. our brains can't take it.
thankfully we get a bit of a repreive as the show takes some time to show us the game battle element.