Should I get this right..
I believe Oblivion is supposed to be more of a machine of Intimidation and Scaretactics. In others words, you must Smile or bad things will happen to you, and we're going to show you just what we can do. A sort of constant warning in your head. If I dont Smile TMOJ Will get me. Even down to the TV Screens in the queue, one very vital piece of Script.
"The choice to come here was not your own, its was Ours! It was placed into your brain by auto suggestion"
Submission was a machine which forced you into a situation where you would do anything to make it end...Submit to Joy
Enterprise was in essence the first testings of a Smiler based theory. Spinning the candidate round and round until their minds were pliable for infiltration. Not forgetting that as portrayed in the Smile. Always vids, Oblivion-Enterprise and Submission were effectively Sanctuary Tests, Which then got immortalised into Mechanical machines.
Personally I do like the idea of Oblivion being the reject bin sort of, but I kinda more like the idea of Oblivion being the machine used to punish those who defy Joy. Think of Room101 In 1984, an area to face your worst fears and to push you into a nightmare you have no control over. Loud Noises and falling are 2 primal fears everyone is born with and I feel it works very well to capitalise on a universal fear. I just wish some of the screens would play messages like YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO CONFORM and ACCEPT JOY. I like the idea of the Smiler logo being the last thing you see before the hole, like imprinting onto the mind. This is why you're here!
Anyways back on topic, I like the idea of a walk through, however I feel that putting another flat in Submission's place could be very easily themed. Think of an Advert, basically a MOJ public announcement FOR X-Sector. It shows Enterprise first, saying somthing like "We offer treatments for the whole family" Then to The Smiler, saying "SMILE. ALWAYS AND GET CORRECTED", "MARMALISATION IS THE KEY TO HAPPINESS" Then to Oblivion, with a darker tone "CONFORM TO JOY OR ACCEPT THE CONSEQUENCES" and finally to Submission, saying" One of our machines was somewhat defective in Marmalisation however.." Shoot to new ride in its place "This new Installation(Insert name) will make sure that the treatment received from The Smiler does not relapse" "What are you waiting for...we are ready for you!"
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on Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.