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Oliver

Today's Prompt:

It's time for a revolution, maaaaaaan. You know the systems aren't set up to benefit you, right? I read about it. In like, a book, not even online. It took me like a month, that's how dense it was. This like, Austrian or German dude from like 100 years ago or something, he's like, super super smart. Let me tell you, hey, are you listening, hey, hey.

Woah, woah, woah, it's puff, puff, pass, pass that over here, you're hogging it.

What was I talking about?

Right yeah, so you represent value right. And when you work somewhere, you lose that value. No wait, they take the value. Hold up, what's the word again? Extract. Yeah, so they extract you – your value. And then you, like...fuck, that's some strong shit, hey, hey, hold up wait your turn.

Anyway, what was I? Hey, where are you going? Can you believe that guy? I'm trying to educate y'all and y'all are walking away. This is how the system wins. You participate in it whether you want to or not. You're implicit.

Work is a social construct, it was made up so the fat cats at the top can take advantage of you. That's why I've never had job. Crazy, right? Doesn't that blow your mind? And you know what, it's been working out fine.

Although, I'm not quite sure what I'm doing next month, parents stopped giving me money, I'll figure something out.

Actually, there is something I wanted to run by you. Hey? Hey? Sorry, it looked like you weren't listening to me for a second there. Anyway this is important. Let's buy, like, a warehouse. That we, like, own. No more worrying about rent, we can just live free and natural in our great, big warehouse. And anybody who wants to live there can. Ain't that a crazy idea? Came up with it the other day.

Now, I know, I know, the plan involves money which means we gotta pay off some landlord or some shit, I don't think there's a way around it, the system is everywhere, man. Believe me, if there was a way to steal a warehouse, I would have thought of it.

I guess we could build one. Nah, that would take too long. We have to quit the system NOW. Who's with me?

Dude? Where did – oh, hey man! I don't know if you noticed but you walked away when I was in the middle of a sentence. It's cool, I know I get a bit in my own world sometimes and it's hard to tell who I'm talking to. But I was talking to you so don't worry about it.

Anyway, I was wondering if you could front the money for the warehouse. Yeah, the warehouse thing I was just talking about. It wouldn't be just you, we'd pool a bunch of money together with different people, I don't know much about warehouses but they look expensive. I'd put in some money myself but I sort of don't have any left.,

No? Ok, that's cool, just think about it, just consider it.

It's just, I don't really know what I'm gonna do otherwise, you know? It's all looking a bit... it's fine, I wont get into details, I don't want to bore you, it's just the warehouse thing would really, really, work out for me, that's all. Alright cool.

Hey, how about I roll another? No? It's cool, I'll roll it anyway and you can help yourself to some if you want. So what are you guys talking about?

Oh, right, no I haven't seen it. I don't have Netflix. You know that's stuff all algorithms, right? Yeah, their algorithms tell 'em what will do well and they just make it. That's how they made that House of Cards show. Algorithm told 'em people like politics and Kevin Spacey or something. That blew up in their face, didn't it?

Yeah, it's pretty much impossible to get human made entertainment these days, it's why I don't watch it. I mostly just walk around the city and take photos of interesting graffiti. It'll be a sad day when the corporations take control of that. Then we can just end it all, it's just not worth it.

I actually post all the photos I take online, you can find them on my Instagram. I know, I know, hypocrite alert but I gotta put them somewhere.

See, that's another reason to have the warehouse. I wouldn't have to sell out and shill for some platform by feeding it content. I could just hang them up on the walls, you know? Like the cavemen did. Well, I mean, they drew on walls, they didn't hang up photos but you know what I'm saying.

You sure, you don't want some of this? It's good shit. No? You sure? Alright, just lemme know if you change your mind.

Sometimes I think I should just do that, you know? Roll joints, I mean. If I could turn that into my business. But nope, the system has declared that off limits, hasn't it? To keep people like me down. The non-marketables. Woah, hey, that's not bad, I'm gonna start using that more often.

It means people who would thrive if they weren't so pinned down by the system, you know?

The world should just give us a piece of land, you know? For people who don't belong. It doesn't need to be big, just a place for people to go if they want to opt out of the system. Maybe you don't fit in. Maybe it's just too difficult. It's not like I chose to be like this. It's not my fault there's only so many acceptable ways to exist in this world we've made. I am who I am, I can't change that. It wouldn't need to be big. Something small would be fine. Like a warehouse or something.

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