I thought that a species level threat might just jar us into more conscious existence, but it has not.
Or at least some good jokes about "Bring out your dead" and people wandering about in plague mask cosplay, painting symbols on doors etc
. Instead we had that NHS clapping for a bit, and rainbows ... so drippy. this could have been a big gothic panto
Yeah, a few wasted opportunities. Some naff public information posters with pics of blocky cartoon people, saying “Stay safe” and “Wash your hands”? Really needed a black and white photo of an agonised child on a ventilator, terror in his eyes (and a bat shadow over his face)…his screaming mum being held back by plague doctors…and DEATH DOESN’T DISTANCE in stark all-caps.
I dunno, I tried to make the most of it. Was fun walking around masked-up like I was in a ‘70s Panorama documentary on Millwall’s Treatment mob, and listening to dodgy anarcho-goth about London being destroyed and the dead bursting out of their graves. Anyway, I think the top missed opportunities were 1) killing off celebrity cringe culture once and for all – I thought we were getting close after the general mockery of those ponces hiding in their mansions, singing "Imagine", but it didn’t last… 2) the rewilding of the UK.