It is The Year 2595 in The SoKal City of Nova Angeles.
You are a high schooler on a field trip to The Museum of History. Specifically, on The 100th Anniversary of The Enkidun Occupation of Terra.
Which means that your school came during a very busy week at The Museum!
You have a paper due next week. The prompt is to write about a celebrity from The 21st Century.
You know very little about The 21st Century. Basic things.
You know about The Partition of Belgium in 2030, where Flanders joined The Netherlands and Wallonia joined France, You know about New Rome, The First Martian Colony in 2056 , and, You know about The Old State of California becoming an archipelago in 2097.
You honestly don't know a single celebrity. You thought you did on the bus. But, apparently, a singer born in 2099 doesn't count for The Assignment!
You are at the display wall designated for The 21st Century, a hallway filled with fiberglass mirrors etched into The Blue Marble Walls at 7 feet.
To help with your assignment, The Museum Curator has The Screen set with 4 starter options.
The Hologram you choose to chat with is...
-Scarlet Johansson -Taylor Swift -Billy Eilish -Selena Gomez
Scarlet 2062: It was originally a tv show on NBC from 1985 to 1992 and a holopicture on DisneyWave from 2062 to 2075. The plot revolved around four old single women, three widows and one divorcée, sharing a house in Miami.
Scarlet: An Old American City in the state of Florida. What is now part of the Atlantis Bay.
Scarlet 2062: I played Rose Nylund, a widower from a small town in Minnesota. She was sunny, cheery, and always full of pep. (Laughter)
You: Interesting. Kind of sounds like my grandmother. So... was the show popular?
Scarlet: Yes, both versions were... although, um... well, my show had a lot more... fan art.
You: I don't know what that means.
You: Is this "Fan Art" a good thing?
You: With all do respect, ma'am, I have to write a report about you. What exactly is fan art?
Scarlet: ... Artwork created by fans of a work of fiction and derived from a series character or other aspect of that work. As fan labor, fan art refers to artworks that are neither created nor, normally, commissioned or endorsed by the creators of the work from which the fan art derives.
You: Interesting. And this was common in the 21st Century?
Scarlet: ... Yes.
You: You look embarrassed. Tell me, was fan art a shameful practice?
Scarlet: No... not necessarily.
-Continue to prod Scarlet about fan art -Are more interested in her life after Golden Girls - Are bored with Scarlet. You want to write your report on another celebrity. (Viewer's Choice)
Billie Eilish 2060: Can't really blame you. Her program is pretty...
Billie Eilish 2080: Dull. Not her fault, poor thing is stuck following the program!
You have heard some holograms have more self awareness than others. More... depth. Billie Eilish appears to be an example.
You: Is there any reason you holograms start off by changing ages?
Billie: What, don't like seeing me with a few extra wrinkles?! (Laughter)
You: No, it's just...
Billie: Don't come to museums much, do you? Simple, people get old, kiddo. Billie got old, Scarlet got old. If you're lucky, you'll get old too.
You: You... you talk a little better than she did. More naturally.
Billie: Thank you, perk of being picked so often! Lots of Musicians these days like having chats with the "Classical Artist of Yesterday" (laughing) Gosh, that always tickles my sides! So, you're writing a report?
You: Yes. Um... I take it you were a singer?
Billie: Yep. A Pop Star. At first. (Shrugging her shoulders)
You: At first? Also, Pop?
Billie: (Laughing) Kids theses days! 21st Century Classical Music! Like Niki Minaj, Lorde, or Ariana Grande.
You: Never heard of them.
Billie: Course you haven't. When we're you born? 2580?
Billie: My music's old fashioned to your great grandma, kiddo! (Laughing) Gosh, I remember when my music was considered "trendy". Boy, did that ship sail fast!
You: Were you always a musician?
-I transitioned into film -I got more involved with voice acting -Let's just say, I lived in a little place called Vegas for a long, long time! - something else (Viewer's choice)
kappa: Hope everyone who turned 21 yesterday enjoyed there first legal drink 😘
Mar 1, 2020 23:28:55 GMT -6
anonguy: I hope this pandemic ends soon and we can go on with our lives...I'm sick of being cooped up in my house. I want to see a movie!
Mar 22, 2020 17:27:18 GMT -6
kappa: Anonguy, to personally deal with this situation, I think about an old Chinese proverb about an Old Man Who Lost His Horse. PRETENTIOUS, I KNOW 😂 But, still, it's a valid lesson. Opportunity and Tragedy are two sides of the same coin. 😘
Mar 22, 2020 20:08:23 GMT -6
kappa: For example, you could watch Onward on Prime Video. Also, I believe other films are taking that leap.
Mar 22, 2020 20:09:07 GMT -6
kappa: not the same as the movie experience, I admit, but heck, I might just crumble a tray of brownies into a batch of popcorn! 🥰
Mar 22, 2020 20:09:57 GMT -6
anonguy: I don't have Prime. And I want to go out and stretch my legs.
Mar 22, 2020 20:12:26 GMT -6
kappa: Apparently, you could watch it on YouTube for $19.
Mar 22, 2020 20:15:23 GMT -6
kappa: And Google Play
Mar 22, 2020 20:16:09 GMT -6
kappa: Fun fact about The Life of Brian. The Love Interest in real life becomes mayor of a town in like Wales or something 😹
Apr 1, 2020 15:52:13 GMT -6
kappa: I swear to God, if The Brits give me one more positive surprise this week! Like something involving Helen Mirren... actually, yeah, she's definitely the Brit I'd love to see doing something special. ♥️
Apr 2, 2020 9:08:56 GMT -6
tej2506: Would there be any interest in a 4th session of the AP support group? I went AWOL after Session 1, and I miss doing group RPs. I really think it could bring us all together during these strange times, and it's the longest thread on the forum for a reason.
Apr 3, 2020 2:30:20 GMT -6
tej2506: Nevermind, forgot that Kappa's nerd talk is 45 pages long.
Apr 3, 2020 2:31:06 GMT -6
kappa: And counting 😘🤣
Apr 3, 2020 14:44:23 GMT -6
spyguy: I’m always down to revisit that game some time!
Apr 3, 2020 17:49:07 GMT -6
tej2506: Sounds good! I'll start it up in a few days.
Apr 4, 2020 11:38:23 GMT -6
tej2506: The Support Group is up now!
Apr 4, 2020 15:42:51 GMT -6
kappa: 2021 Better have a Golden Girls Remake. Just saying. It's needed 🤣
May 31, 2020 22:05:18 GMT -6
chronoeclipse: I know this site is largely an escape from the real world and it's goings-on. But with consideration for Blackout Tuesday, that's occurring across social media and the internet today i've chosen to pause my story and refrain from posting for the day.
Jun 2, 2020 9:11:32 GMT -6
chronoeclipse: A Day in a Lifetime will pick back up tomorrow. Be safe, be thoughtful, do what you can to support the people in your community that need it.
Jun 2, 2020 9:15:01 GMT -6