Zero the Burning

  • MC: Did you take out the trash, Saeran?
  • Saeran: I tried but Saeyoung is still here
  • Saeyoung: Tomorrow is garbage day.
  • Saeran: I can't believe they have a whole day dedicated to you.
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The Sprawl Trilogy 

by William Gibson

  • Neuromancer (1984)
  • Burning Chrome (1986) *short stories some of which are in Sprawl universe
  • Count Zero (1986)
  • Mona Lisa Overdrive (1988)

The Sprawl is a visualization of a future where virtually the entire East Coast of the United States, from Boston to Atlanta, has melded into a single mass of urban sprawl. It has been enclosed in several geodesic domes and merged into one megacity. The city has become a separate world with its own climate, no real night/day cycle, and an artificial sky that is always grey. It is said of the Sprawl that “the actors change but the play remains the same.”

Although there are areas of rich people in the Sprawl, a vast majority of the people struggle to survive from day to day. However, advanced technology is ubiquitous and accessible to all, regardless of financial standing. People spend much of their time in the “matrix” for work or recreational purposes. A common addiction for Sprawl inhabitants are “simstims” (simulated stimuli), a form of virtual reality that allows people to experience a television program, typically soap operas, from the point of view of a fictitious media personality. -from wikipedia

Choi twins cooking together-
  • Saeran: [chopping onions]
  • Saeyoung: Oh no, Saeran! You're tearing up! Let me help you!
  • Saeran: Don't worry. These tears are nothing compared to the ones I've shed when you broke your promise and abandoned me years ago.
  • 707: [screams]
  • Yoosung: … What was that?
  • 707: I just thought about my anxieties and it’s like my mind hand touched a hot memory stove.