I'm in a weird space right now.
There's been some reports in the media that there were indications Russia may move to invade Ukraine by as early as.. right about the time of my posting this.
I fancy myself informed, so I find a Reuters livestream of Maidan Square, Kyiv, Ukraine on YouTube to put on in the background. Expecting I might need to move it to the foreground at some point tonight, unless Russia doesn't make that particular move, but really hoping for just boring traffic sounds.
Soon there's some loudspeaker playing the Soviet Nation Anthem, some RuneScape music, at approx. 0100 Kyiv time (2300 UTC) it starts playing Komm, süßer Tod—the track from the apocalypse in End of Evangelion, Caramelldansen, the Space Jam theme song..
I'm sitting here expecting to hear just traffic sounds, hoping not to hear the sounds of war, and I'm listening to THIS?
These are all meme songs. 4chan memes.
At 0138L a voice yelled "Fuck Jannies", more 4chan culture
What is life, anymore?
Someone physically there is doing some kind of bit to troll whoever can hear them, or this is reflections of the alleged cyber attacks from a few hours ago..and it's old 4chan memes from ages ago.
Can I just take a moment, and highlight how absurd this is? Life has become art, and its genre is surrealism. Or something close to it, I wasn't an Art Major. If I hear war sounds later tonight on this same stream I'm gonna shit.
I've lived through some stuff, but nothing has ever felt this strange.
What's up with y'all?