To say last week was busy would be an understatement. To say it was the busiest week of my working life so far might be closer to the truth. I felt mentally and physically dead so the weekend was a bit of a write-off but it was a good excuse for a lie-in!

Solid State Society

On the plus side the downtime gave me a chance to finally see the hotly awaited “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society” (what a mouthful!) with the added bonus of English subtitles.

Solid State Society

Was it worth the wait…? Is the Pope a Catholic? Do bears relieve themselves in the woods?

There is something so powerful about the whole GITS word which goes far beyond your run-of-the-mill pseudo-philosophical cyberbabble. Just the sheer vastness of the universe which has been created through its various incantations (manga, films, books, series…) is mind-boggling. What is even more staggering is the slow but steady convergence of this world with our world as technology ever more encroaches on every part of our lives and inevitably becomes one and the same. Man-Machine-Mind ~ Is this the new Holy Trinity? Perhaps it’s a bad example and perhaps it is just fiction but I like it 😀

If you don’t mind a few spoilers check out some neat screencaps and semi-reviews here, here and here.

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3 responses

  1. Dana avatar

    Hey!David.After a busy life you were content to lie back and take life easy.Sensory club!

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    Private Ryan Anderson

    GITS S.A.C SOLID STATE SOCIETY is totally AWSOMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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