Holomoon

Is this what holidays will look like in the future?
Shot of an open window. The windows in the room are open and the air is warm, fresh and dry. The smell of grass and earth comes through lightly on the breeze. Establishing shot of a bedroom in a large country home. Summer. Daytime. The bed is unmade, badly rumpled. A woman lies diagonally across the bed, half dressed in a robe that is not quite fastened, looking as if she had been flung there from a great height. Holomoon, Title said.A short-story comic by ayalpinkus.nl, Subtitle said.Narrow equivalent of previous panel for mobile: establishing shot of a bedroom in a large country home. Summer. Daytime. The bed is unmade, badly rumpled. A woman lies diagonally across the bed, half dressed in a robe that is not quite fastened, looking as if she had been flung there from a great height. Holomoon, Title said.A short-story comic by ayalpinkus.nl, Subtitle said.Close-up of her head as we look past her face en profile. She is staring up at the ceiling, and appears as though she is listening to a melody running through her head. She's humming. There is a bathroom adjoining the bedroom. The door is open. Into the doorway steps Alan from the showers, still dripping, drying off, towel around his waist. So what was it like to clean yourself the old-fashioned way?, Diana said.Quite invigorating, actually!, Alan said.Narrow equivalent of previous panel for mobile: there is a bathroom adjoining the bedroom. The door is open. Into the doorway steps Alan from the showers, still dripping, drying off, towel around his waist. He is pointing behind him at something in the bathroom. He looks puzzled. So what was it like to clean yourself the old-fashioned way?, Diana said.Narrow equivalent of previous panel for mobile: there is a bathroom adjoining the bedroom. The door is open. Into the doorway steps Alan from the showers, still dripping, drying off, towel around his waist. He is pointing behind him at something in the bathroom. He looks puzzled. Quite invigorating, actually!, Alan said.Bust shot of Alan scratching his head about something. He is pointing behind him at something in the bathroom. He looks puzzled. Diana, honey, do you know what that thing is for?, Diana said.Close-up on the toilet She peeks around the corner of the bathroom door and at the toilet. No idea, Alan., Diana said.Maybe it's for cleaning your feet or something., Alan (from behind the door, off-panel) said.She peeks around the corner of the bathroom door and at a toilet. No idea, Alan., Diana said.She peeks around the corner of the bathroom door and at a toilet. Maybe it's for cleaning your feet or something., Alan (from behind the door, off-panel) said.She playfully chases him, he runs from her, laughing. Or maybe it's a stupid-husband-suckupinator.,  said.We look past Diana's cheek from below as she glances at the window. Have you looked outside yet?, Diana said.Beautiful Southern-French Bed&Breakfast scenery. They look outside as he stands behind her and holds her. Don't you wish we could stay here for ever?, Diana said.Narrow equivalent of previous panel for mobile: they look outside as he stands behind her and holds her. Don't you wish we could stay here for ever?, Diana said.Beautiful scenery, but we see more and more evidence of a holodeck hiding behind all the beauty. Beautiful scenery, but we see more and more evidence of a holodeck hiding behind all the beauty. Beautiful scenery, but we see more and more evidence of a holodeck hiding behind all the beauty. Beautiful scenery, but we see more and more evidence of a holodeck hiding behind all the beauty. Beautiful scenery, but we see more and more evidence of a holodeck hiding behind all the beauty. Beautiful scenery, but we see more and more evidence of a holodeck hiding behind all the beauty. Beautiful scenery, but we see more and more evidence of a holodeck hiding behind all the beauty. From the ouside looking at the window, Alan and Diana stand at the window and admire the beautifully hilly grassy landscape filled with daisies and chickens and little lambs in front of them. We see from this angle that it is all fake. Just out of view for them we can see the entire scene is enclosed in some metallic enclosing box. It was beautiful back then, wasn't it?,  said.Narrow equivalent of previous panel for mobile: from the ouside looking at the window, Alan and Diana stand at the window and admire the beautifully hilly grassy landscape filled with daisies and chickens and little lambs in front of them. We see from this angle that it is all fake. Just out of view for them we can see the entire scene is enclosed in some metallic enclosing box. It was beautiful back then, wasn't it?,  said.Alan and Diana in an embrace as they look up and away from the window. ... your credits are depleted ... please leave the premises at once ... refusal to do so will ..., Holodeck computer said.They look down, saddened. Time to suit up...,  said.Zoomed out, we see them getting dressed: they just stand there wide-legged and wide-armed as an exo-skeleton wraps itself around their bodies. She's already wearing hers and he's letting his exo fold onto his body. Narrow equivalent of previous panel for mobile: zoomed out, we see them getting dressed: they just stand there wide-legged and wide-armed as an exo-skeleton wraps itself around their bodies. She's already wearing hers and he's letting his exo fold onto his body. Narrow equivalent of previous panel for mobile: zoomed out, we see them getting dressed: they just stand there wide-legged and wide-armed as an exo-skeleton wraps itself around their bodies. She's already wearing hers and he's letting his exo fold onto his body. Suddenly -- the roomrecedes around Alan and Diana and makes place for metallic constructs. They are in a holodeck. Narrow equivalent of previous panel for mobile: suddenly -- the roomrecedes around Alan and Diana and makes place for metallic constructs. They are in a holodeck. The bed&breakfast completely gone, they find themselves standing in a cold room, looking around, disoriented. A door slides open a little. With drooping heads, they head out. Narrow equivalent of previous panel for mobile: with drooping heads, they head out. They leave through a metal door, sad looks on their faces, and arrive in a large city scape. The characters leave the premises where they had rented a holodeck for a short holomoon (honeymoon on a holodeck), as if they are Adam and Eve, evicted from the garden of Eden, arriving in a cold structured efficient world. To the left and right of them in front are people, two masses squeezing them. It should contrast strongly with the location they just were in on the holodeck: the bed and breakfast in South France, alone and intimte the two of them. Now they find themselves in a crowd in a futuristic world, regular patterns, clothing that looks like prison wear. Same, 020_080 but single width: they leave through a metal door, sad looks on their faces, and arrive in a large city scape. They travel through the cold, impersonal city scape, a bit disoriented. They travel through the cold, impersonal city scape, a bit disoriented. A large city scape, a cold and deadly efficient environment. A large city scape, a cold and deadly efficient environment.

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