“There is a famous love story attached to the Golden Record project […] The project started in 1976 when NASA asked Sagan to assemble a committee to decide exactly what this celestial mix tape should contain. It took almost two years to decide everything. Carl Sagan and his wife, Linda, collaborated on the project. They even enlisted their six-year-old son to do one of the greetings. Other key members of the team included the astronomer Frank Drake and the writers Ann Druyan and Timothy Ferriss. The engineers constructed the record so that it might survive for a billion years.
The Golden Record included greetings in fifty-four human and one whale language, ninety minutes of music from around the world, and 117 pictures of life on Earth. These pictures were meant to suggest the widest possible range of human experiences. Only two things were off-limits. NASA decreed that no pictures could depict sex and no pictures could depict violence. No sex because NASA was prudish and no violence because images of ruins or bombs exploding might be interpreted by aliens as threatening. Ann Druyan tells what happened next:
“In the course of my daunting search for the single most worthy piece of Chinese music, I phoned Carl and left a message at his hotel in Tucson…An hour later the phone rang in my apartment in Manhattan. I picked it up and heard a voice say: “I got back to my room and found a message that said Annie called. And I asked myself, why didn’t you leave me that message ten years ago?” Bluffing, joking, I responded lightheartedly. “Well, I’ve been meaning to talk to you about that, Carl.” And then, more soberly, “Do you mean for keeps?” ”Yes, for keeps,” he said tenderly. “Let’s get married.” ”Yes,” I said, and that moment we felt we knew what it must be like to discover a new law of nature.
[Ann Druyan] went into a laboratory just two days after that phone call. She was hooked up to a computer and began to meditate. All the data from her brain and heart was turned into sound for the Golden Record.
“To the best of my abilities I tried to think about the history of ideas and human social organisation. I thought about the predicament that our civilization finds itself in and about the violence and poverty that make this planet a hell for so many of its inhabitants. Toward the end I permitted myself a personal statement of what it was like to fall in love.”
You need to be cool to be queen. Anne Boleyn thought only with her heart and she got her head chopped off. So her daughter Elizabeth made a vow never to marry a man. She married a country. Forget boys. Keep your eye on the prize, Jenny Humphrey. You can’t make people love you, but you can make them fear you. For what it’s worth, you’re my Queen. I choose you.
My Sole (Mel/Anne) decided to finally track down that courser, and BOY, she was not impressed when she finally met him. Following a trail of bodies, and then discovering he was after a scared escaped Synth… yeah, she went sarcastic and to the point mode on him.
One thing I love here are the expressions of Z2, along with how tired he looks. I mean, his eyes are all red, and he looks absolutely exhausted. Made me feel bad for him, to be honest.
How many missions was Z2 sent on? Do they care if he returns? I’m assuming not. He’s probably sick, exhausted, and doesn’t want (or maybe doesn’t believe it is right) to do his job, but he’s conditioned and forced to do so. Brainwashed by his creators. It’s sad. That poor man.
There are two extremes here: Z2, the deadly courser who will do what he is told, and K1-98, or Jenny, who is done with doing what she’s been told to do. She’s free, and he is far from it. It just.. I don’t know, hits me a bit hard this afternoon XD.
Angel: Oh and Golden likes anything bitter… no wonder.
(Thanks @askcaffeinehazard ! A small break from the lore-ish story thing that i swear i’ve sketched just never lined…. i’m sorry. TwT sorry it’s just a poor sketch. also minor spoilers as you see… you can see the other characters again! from way back when good times..)
Olá pessoas!! Tudo bom? One shot/imagine novinho em folha, espero que gostem. Eu sumi de novo, mas tenho sim alguns imagines em comecinhos. É que eu demoro demais num imagine só e no processo de um começo outro e vira tudo uma bagunça. Desculpem os erros, por mais que tente sempre tem coisa errada.