((good idea ricky.))
Jules Erickson walked into her home and shook her head. She had been unable to leave her apartment complex in Imperial City because of the Imperial Guard’s proclaimation. All day there had been countless soldiers marching in formation down the streets of the city, armored vehicles proudly on display… More than usual, anyway.
Jules had originally been against the Imperials during the civil war, but she survived unharmed because she was a woman. Now, the Imperial Party members weren’t as bad. After all, the economy was good. Jules supposed that was a positive, at least.
She knew the TV mostly showed propaganda, but she was curious anyway of the latest developments.
Jules snapped her fingers as she sat down on a chair. There is manly singing in the background.
“-nd that, ladies in gentlemen is our superb Imperial Armor choir telling the story of our forefathers in the Battle of J-”
A panel. Bunch of old guys, of course.
“General Raul, what is your take on the Neptunian aggressors?” One civilian announcer asks.
"The threat must be contained, of course. We would have never stood for such a provocation in my day…
"Contained? Madness! In my Navy we would have bombarded the sons of [bleep] to [bleep] by now!
“Well yes but in my day as a Diplomat we would have just robbed them dry with the support of the Sen-”
A propaganda reel of the new Dreadnought overlooking Venus. Jules thought the Dreadnought was not completed yet?
A movie about the Civil War.
"-TACK MEN! NOT ONE STEP BACK! WE MUST TAKE THE CAPITAL BUILDING! AVE HYBERBOREA!"
Many men are shown overrunning Imperial Tower. The ‘enemy’ is wearing Neptunian uniforms…
“-then, sensing the terrorists approach, our valiant Ambassador threw a thermal canister into the doorway, eliminating two terrorists at once. He then grabbed a stunned third by the throat, carrying him as a human shield and firing his XM-88 machine pistol into the-”
“-miral Riccardi estimates that the new Dreadnought IHS “Desolation” would bring the Neptunian capital into submission in under two hours. He-”
Snap. The “kids” channel.
"ADVENTURE! EXCITEMENT! AN HONORABLE CAREER IN THE SERVICE OF OUR NATION! SIGN UP WITH THE EXPEDITIONARY MARINE CORPS TODAY AND BE THE FIRST TO WIN THE IMPERIAL CROSS!"
An immaculately dressed and attractive young man is shown surrounded by fawning women. He prominently sports the Imperial Cross.
Clap. The television turns off.
Jules rubs her temple. This will be a long week.