"I keep going to the river to pray
'Cause I need something that can wash all the pain
And at most I'm sleeping all these demons away
But your ghost, the ghost of you
It keeps me awake"
ghost by ella henderson
the nigth shift spervisor asked if i had netflix and what i watche dion netflix. I have spent hundreads of hour son nerflix but could not remeber a single title. "daredevil, maybe food network stuff...?"
He said "Have you watched Red vs blue?"
I had never heard of it but i would look it up. and now I'm a fan.
caution- mega spoilers.
Season 1-5 are the silly, fun seasons (all 13 seaons are connected so there is no way to jump on without starting from 1.) This is the arc where you get to know the humor style. It appears to just be about 2 teams playing capture the flag (forever) but then "end of the world"- things happen.
Seasons 6–8 (The Recollection)
this arc introduces the more deep characters; project freelancer- all of whom have state names/call signs. they are the real/non comic relief characters who tell they story of a hidden project where "the project director" made a copy of his consciousness in to a computer, then broke it up on to pieces, one of which was the memory of his wife that became an artificial soul that had a consciousness and reality all her own.
and more importantly, a main character who was thought to have died by "team kill" (and kept around as and angry ghost/angel) was actually the main copy of the director's mind.
Seasons 9 & 10 (Project Freelancer)
by far the best, and the inspiration for making this pic; the history of the director and his freelancer team.
As i said, the memory of his wife became an artificial soul that he put in the body of Agent Texas; the most powerful of all the freelancers. But another member of the team was Agent Carolina, who was his actual daughter.
Carolina was in constant conflict with Texas, seeing her as a rival (because there was an actual posted leader board in headquarters) and not a teammate (she would not follow her lead even if Texas had the more logical/correct plan.)
Did she know all along that Texas was the fake/artificially created copy of her mother?
it brings about questions of life, death, soul, humanity and memory. Do humans live on as spirits or do we only live on with in the minds of those who love us (or both.)
This was the most powerful of the seasons because so many died over trivial things but each one had a death that felt like a real fleshed out character, as opposed to a video game sprite.
Seasons 11–13(current) (Chorus Trilogy)
after the destruction of the freelancer project, the main cast crash lands on a planet in the middle of a civil war. they learn that the war is a profit making ploy by con men. the cons escape and the and the main characters get to run the now united armies of the planet.
season 13 continues on the official red vs blue site. and it is awesome.