The AtoZ of EOS_X

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A new dawn is on the horizon, where boundaries are broken, diversity is embraced, and an optimistic, creative vision of our future on Earth takes center stage.

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Fear takes us down an unexpected road in EOS, a revolutionary Solarpunk story from author Samantha Redstreake Geary, in collaboration with artist Jenny Vyas, featuring music by Really Slow Motion, and groundbreaking graphics via designer Koke Núñez Gómez! EOS tackles real-world issues concerning terrorism, prejudice, and diversity, to near-future technology surrounding sustainable energy that restores the balance between humanity and nature. This isn’t a defeatist tale. It is a look through the lens of positive futurism that showcases the courage, compassion and capabilities of humanity as equal partners in building a bridge to a better tomorrow.


 X = 10 Year Anniversary of Summit Attack

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R I S E by Jenny Vyas

EOS takes place in the near-future, ten years after a devastating terrorist attack targeted the International Green Summit. Innocent lives were lost. Hopes and dreams shattered. Their spirits bear the indelible marks of pain and fury. Their once-optimistic vision of the future crumbled beneath the weight of Fear.

But Fear is not the enemy.

Our enemy is the lover of death, who delivers it savagely without remorse. They wear many faces, but beneath their skin they carry the same plague that’s infected our past and threatens our future. They wield Fear as a weapon. They use it to clip our wings. Face Fear and take back what is rightfully yours. Find your wings. Rise. Fly until no one can stop you.

Really Slow Motion – Battle Angel – The Last Battle – Harry Lightfoot

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The AtoZ of EOS_Wounded

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A new dawn is on the horizon, where boundaries are broken, diversity is embraced, and an optimistic, creative vision of our future on Earth takes center stage.

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Fear takes us down an unexpected road in EOS, a revolutionary Solarpunk story from author Samantha Redstreake Geary, in collaboration with artist Jenny Vyas, featuring music by Really Slow Motion, and groundbreaking graphics via designer Koke Núñez Gómez! EOS tackles real-world issues concerning terrorism, prejudice, and diversity, to near-future technology surrounding sustainable energy that restores the balance between humanity and nature. This isn’t a defeatist tale. It is a look through the lens of positive futurism that showcases the courage, compassion and capabilities of humanity as equal partners in building a bridge to a better tomorrow.


 Wounded

S U T U R E S  by Jenny Vyas

S U T U R E S by Jenny Vyas

“Over the next several weeks, we invite you to experience the future. It’s my pleasure to introduce your host for the journey, the heart of Viridis.” Rafael steps back, lending the figure beside him the limelight. “EOS”.

The girl who’s not a girl smiles at the audience.

Vanisa gasps with recognition. The last time she laid eyes on the girl, she lay broken on a bed of smoke and blood in the ruins of the summit building ten years ago…

After addressing the summit, Rafael slips away to catch his breath, leaving EOS to meet with her new inquisitive fan club.

“Rafael!” Vanisa calls, embracing him. “It’s been too long, my friend,” she chides.

“Only ten years,” Rafael smiles sadly. “Lo siento, Vanisa. I couldn’t bear to face anyone from our past. It was too hard. The wounds, too deep.”

“We’re all wounded,” Vanisa says, “Some of us choose a prescription of coffee and companionship over isolation.”

Vanisa glances over at Arjun, who appears enamored with EOS. “She’s the spitting image of Esperanza. Is that part of the healing? Living with a ghost?” she asks gently.

Rafael winces. “We all have ghosts,” he whispers. “Some of us choose to walk beside them.”

“Well that,” Vanisa nods towards EOS, “is a spectacular way to do it.”

Really Slow Motion – Battle Angel – Your God Is Dead – Daniel Beijbom

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The AtoZ of EOS_Vanisa Kirti

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Fear takes us down an unexpected road in EOS, a revolutionary Solarpunk story from author Samantha Redstreake Geary, in collaboration with artist Jenny Vyas, featuring music by Really Slow Motion, and groundbreaking graphics via designer Koke Núñez Gómez! EOS tackles real-world issues concerning terrorism, prejudice, and diversity, to near-future technology surrounding sustainable energy that restores the balance between humanity and nature. This isn’t a defeatist tale. It is a look through the lens of positive futurism that showcases the courage, compassion and capabilities of humanity as equal partners in building a bridge to a better tomorrow.


 Meet the Characters

Tabu as Dr. Vanisa Kirti

Tabu as Dr. Vanisa Kirti

A shade before dusk, another car, slightly ahead of the first, arrives at an iron fence swallowed by vines as thick as a man’s wrist. The driver gingerly slips his arm outside the window, where it’s gently prodded by a curious creeper. Much like a dog sniffing out a threat, the vines find the man agreeable, and unlock their grip upon the gate.

In the back of the car, a wise woman wrapped in wonder watches the scene unfold. Having dedicated the better part of 20 years to the study of plants, Dr. Vanisa Kirti struggles to reconcile what she’s seeing with what she knows is probable.

Her teenage son, however, pays no mind to the unusual occurrence outside his window. He cradles a holopad in his awkward hands, a prototype of his own design, and finds its contents far more interesting than a sentient weed. But Arjun has never shared his mother’s love of botany. Computers were the companions of a boy who thinks too much and feels too little. 

“A moment, please, Sir,” she calls out to the driver, determined hands gripping the door handle.

“I’m sorry, Dr. Kirti, you must remain in the vehicle,” the driver squeaks, his voice raising an octave. The last time a passenger was overly inquisitive, it didn’t end well.   

“It will only take a minute. I just want to get a closer look at—”

Before she can step from the car, the trailing plant nudges her door closed, raps at her window as if delivering a proper scolding, and crawls back from whence it came.

The driver swipes at the sweat beading his brow and speeds through the open gate.

Just ahead, a rounded tower of gleaming glass and silver steel rises from the forest floor to kiss the sky, vegetation climbing its skin as if it were once swallowed by the surrounding mountains and spat out.

Vanisa stumbles from the car, barely registering the driver’s instructions as he hastily pulls their luggage from the trunk.

Panic replaces awe when she sees the driver carrying Arjun’s bags.

“NO! Please, leave them,” she urges him. “My son, he….he doesn’t like anyone touching his things.”

But, for the first time in months, Arjun isn’t hovering over his belongings, nor are his eyes glued to the tiny glowing screen in his palm. His gaze is drawn to the marvel before them and the magic waiting within.

 

Really Slow Motion – Battle Angel – Releasing The Kraken – Henri vartio

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The AtoZ of EOS_Unlikely Islands

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Fear takes us down an unexpected road in EOS, a revolutionary Solarpunk story from author Samantha Redstreake Geary, in collaboration with artist Jenny Vyas, featuring music by Really Slow Motion, and groundbreaking graphics via designer Koke Núñez Gómez! EOS tackles real-world issues concerning terrorism, prejudice, and diversity, to near-future technology surrounding sustainable energy that restores the balance between humanity and nature. This isn’t a defeatist tale. It is a look through the lens of positive futurism that showcases the courage, compassion and capabilities of humanity as equal partners in building a bridge to a better tomorrow.


A Bridge Between Unlikely Islands

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“It should work properly now,” she says, offering the device to the boy, who stops his pacing and stares at the screen with wonder. “It’s quite impressive. Did you create it?”

The boy nods. He gently plucks the screen from Selene’s fingers and lovingly cradles it in his palm. A small puppy materializes above the screen, its translucent tail wagging eagerly. A tiny bark springs from its muzzle, bringing a smile to the boy’s face.

The boy’s compassion for a computer-generated character surprises her.

“Thank you,” the boy rushes, startling Selene. “I couldn’t find…I didn’t know…how to save….,” he mumbles nervously, his eyes begging to understand. “How did you…?”

“It was a bug,” Selene explains, going into great detail about how she discovered it and the best way to avoid such debacles in the future.

The boy, realizing that she speaks his language, relaxes into the conversation and shares his plans to improve the design.

After hours of effortless discourse, the longest interaction of the boy’s entire life, Selene rises to her feet and wishes him a good night. 

“Arjun,” he calls to her, shyly. “My name is Arjun.”

“Selene,” she replies over her shoulder.

“Will you…can I…talk…tomorrow?” He stumbles, biting his lower lip.

A small smile tugs at her lips. “See you tomorrow.”

And just like that, under the watchful gaze of the constellations, amidst the warm glow of luminous leaves, a bridge is built between two unlikely islands.

Really Slow Motion – Battle Angel – Supremacy – Blake Robinson

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The AtoZ of EOS_Terrorism

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Fear takes us down an unexpected road in EOS, a revolutionary Solarpunk story from author Samantha Redstreake Geary, in collaboration with artist Jenny Vyas, featuring music by Really Slow Motion, and groundbreaking graphics via designer Koke Núñez Gómez! EOS tackles real-world issues concerning terrorism, prejudice, and diversity, to near-future technology surrounding sustainable energy that restores the balance between humanity and nature. This isn’t a defeatist tale. It is a look through the lens of positive futurism that showcases the courage, compassion and capabilities of humanity as equal partners in building a bridge to a better tomorrow.


Terrorism

H O R I Z O N by Jenny Vyas

H O R I Z O N by Jenny Vyas

“What is all this shouting about?” Vanisa demands from her bedroom.

“I need to find Arjun.”

“You’re too late,” Vanisa cries. “They’ve taken him away. And I…I can’t find his holopad anywhere,” she mutters with dismay. “He’ll be lost without it.”

“Away?” Selene sees the luggage tossed onto the bed. “Where? Why?”

Vanisa’s face is swollen and red with grief. “They have evidence that he tampered with Viridis’ system,” she sobs. “The security bastards accused my boy of being a cyber terrorist!” Vanisa roars. “They look at him and they see the enemy. They don’t see who he is. They don’t know him. My boy…he would never…he couldn’t hurt…anyone.”

“I…I’m so sorry,” Selene whispers, her eyes landing on a large black and white canvas leaning against the wall. Selene follows the flowing lines of the painted girl, her arms outstretched, a flock of birds bursting from the fabric of her being.

“The fault is not yours to claim, Selene,” Vanisa sighs, crumpling to the floor beside her. “You’ve been good to Arjun. Patient. Kind. You’ve given him the greatest of treasures.”

Vanisa gazes at the painting she created years ago, after violence tried to steal her wings. She brings it wherever they go. It is a powerful reminder. No one, not a handsome husband with an ugly heart, nor a blinded barbarian with a love of death, can keep you from flying. 

Selene tilts her head to look at Vanisa. “I don’t understand. What have I possibly given him?”

Vanisa turns to Selene and smiles through silent tears. “A connection to another human being.”

Vanisa could not know how that simple statement shook Selene to her core.

Arjun had given her something precious. He saw something in her of value, something she didn’t see herself. The birds of her being.

She sees them now. 

In that moment, Selene decides to defy the laws that govern her. She will learn to fly on her own. And she will pay a terrible price…

Really Slow Motion – Battle Angel – The Last To Fall – Casey Edwards

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The AtoZ of EOS_Selene

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Fear takes us down an unexpected road in EOS, a revolutionary Solarpunk story from author Samantha Redstreake Geary, in collaboration with artist Jenny Vyas, featuring music by Really Slow Motion, and groundbreaking graphics via designer Koke Núñez Gómez! EOS tackles real-world issues concerning terrorism, prejudice, and diversity, to near-future technology surrounding sustainable energy that restores the balance between humanity and nature. This isn’t a defeatist tale. It is a look through the lens of positive futurism that showcases the courage, compassion and capabilities of humanity as equal partners in building a bridge to a better tomorrow.


Meet the Characters

Chloe Moretz as Selene

Chloe Moretz as Selene

In the heart of the North Carolina mountains, in the space between ideas and audacity, lies an unremarkable road to an extraordinary place.

Traveling down this path are two young women. One has grown in my shadow. The other escapes my grasp. She and I shall meet soon enough.

The girl with copper curls and sea green eyes stares through the glass, hungry for the rich colors and glaring sun that beckon on the other side. A tempting tapestry of towering trees and sapphire sky pass in a blur. It is Selene’s first venture beyond the stifling walls of the institute that prepared her to meet the world, but not to know her place in it.

She yearns to stop, to step into the foreign land pulsing with life and study its roots. But the mountains were to remain a mystery, for her destination is not the woods themselves. It is the dawn.

A subtle shift in the surroundings pulls Selene closer to the window. The tangled limbs of the wild woods morph into something manageable, their pattern purposeful. A wave of soft blues and emeralds wink along the sides of the road as they pass.

“The lights. Are they…alive?” Selene asks, her eyes widening.

Masako leans into the window, her gaze trained on the glimmering foliage. “They appear to be bioluminescent plants.”

Selene lowers the glass control and stretches her neck out of the window. “Bioluminescent vegetation is not possible in nature,” she calls into the wind.

Masako grins at her reflection in the glass, flickering lights dancing in her dark eyes. “Where we’re headed, anything is possible.”

Really Slow Motion – Battle Angel –  Dominus – Blake Robinson

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The AtoZ of EOS_Rafael Soñador

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Fear takes us down an unexpected road in EOS, a revolutionary Solarpunk story from author Samantha Redstreake Geary, in collaboration with artist Jenny Vyas, featuring music by Really Slow Motion, and groundbreaking graphics via designer Koke Núñez Gómez! EOS tackles real-world issues concerning terrorism, prejudice, and diversity, to near-future technology surrounding sustainable energy that restores the balance between humanity and nature. This isn’t a defeatist tale. It is a look through the lens of positive futurism that showcases the courage, compassion and capabilities of humanity as equal partners in building a bridge to a better tomorrow.


Meet the Characters

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Gael García Bernal as Rafael Soñador

“We all have a story that brings us here. Mine began in Mexico, where I lived until I was old enough to attend a university in the US. Here, they taught me how to design and create the structures that crowded my head,” Rafael touches a hand to his temple. “And I taught them how to better wield a guitar.”

Rafael grinned. “I was certain that my greatest accomplishment in life would be these soaring legacies that would long outlive me. But then, I met this woman, this South African queen, who shook my foundation so spectacularly, within a week I promised her the sun and the moon and a better apartment.” 

Snickers trickle through the audience.

“We were young, overly optimistic, and driven to make a difference, until we juggled a new bebé. At that point, either of us would’ve traded world peace for a full night’s sleep,” Rafael laughs with the crowd. “We cherished every moment in orbit around our little sun. And, as promised, I built us something much better than an apartment. I have to say, building a home, a familia—that was my greatest joy, my truest legacy.”

Rafael’s smile fades. “But, unlike my architecture, my sun and moon no longer kiss the sky.” He looks into the eyes of those around him, his breath hitched to the sadness buried in his chest, fists balled at his sides. “Ten years ago today, terrorists stormed into our summit and stole the lives of our loved ones, and with them, our hope.” 

A hush falls over the audience as they remember the pain and fear that closed their doors and minds for far too long.

Rafael swallows the lump of loss and steps down from the platform to walk into the crowd. “We shared a vision once, you and I. We imagined an optimistic future for our life here on earth.”

Rafael meets the gaze of those near him. “I challenge all of you to conquer the fears that have plagued your past, discard the prejudice that poisons your heart, and turn away from the defeatist apocalyptic force that’s driving us towards oblivion.”

He sees a spark light in the eyes of his fellow dreamers. “We are the architects of tomorrow!” he shouts, shaking his fist. “We must reclaim our right to live in a better world. We must restore the balance between humanity and nature and rebuild respect for one another.”

Rafael waits for the applause to settle and steps back onto the platform to face the crowd. “The structure surrounding you is a tribute to mi amor’s genius, my mija’s vision, and a mad architect’s dream.” He reaches out his hands, palms raised in offering. “Welcome to Viridis.”

Really Slow Motion – Battle Angel – Sunder –  Dylan Jones (feat. William Arnold & Léa Verlin)

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