The Outland Corporation’s CLOUD, a much-loved and massively-popular virtual realm, has been destroyed in a suicide bombing, which has turned all of Los Angeles upside down.
Hundreds of thousands of users who were in the CLOUD at the time of its destruction have had their data and electric selves corrupted, accidentally collectivized, and then dumbly redistributed. The fallout is is catastrophic.
While Outland’s interim CEO Celeste Charming attempts to turn this tragedy into profit or worse, Dr. Oni Matsui sets out to free her captive friends and to prevent the forced evolution of humanity for which her good intentions have paved the way.
3. appeal to the younger generations underlying but present sense of anxiety about a world plagued by random acts of violence and an overwhelming problem of climate change and pollution. ‘The world is going to end’ is a very present mentality and the colorful optimism of kids-apocalypse assures them that it will still be okay after all that.
Concept: one of those dystopian YA settings where everybody gets divided into categories at the age of whatever that determine the course of their lives from that point on, except the categories are literally the Houses from Harry Potter.
protip: “protesters” in masks that run around rampaging and destroying random property with reckless abandon, are not protesters. They are infiltrators. Hired disruptors. PLANTS. They are there so that the cops have the opening to use violence.