Zankyou no Terror 09 — Romantic Bomb Defusal


All my feels. One of the best romantic moments of the year.


In other exciting developments, we finally meet someone who was involved with administering the project. Interestingly… he’s pretty hard to hate. He actually regrets what he’s done, and hopes Nine and Twelve are still alive.


The annoying side-kick accuses him of not being human.


To which he readily agrees. It’s hard to hate someone with such self-awareness.


The real enemy is the entire system which allows such a thing to happen. The system which, although this particular project was long ago buried, continues to suppress the evidence, punishing the detective for doing his job well and attempting to enforce the law, avoiding redress for the victims, and continuing to evade responsibility both for the system itself and for its victims who were led to be perpetrators.


Now that I have an actual job, I can better understand how something like Auschwitz could happen. People are conditioned to obey the organization. To serve the organization. To make the organization survive. You’re taught to be loyal to the organization, that the organization is something greater than yourself and you would be nothing without it.

Well screw that. I never intend to have any loyalty to my company whatsoever.

4 thoughts on “Zankyou no Terror 09 — Romantic Bomb Defusal

  1. “I never intend to have any loyalty to my company whatsoever.”

    Yup. I’m a scientist and my feeling is that the whole academia shtick is even subtler: you’re not loyal to ‘the company’, you’re loyal to the very ideal of science and discovery and the betterment of mankind etc. Except that the ACTUAL aims of most of those projects is to help company X to develop or sell improve something that afterwards they’ll sell – the betterment of mankind vaguely coming as an afterthought as a consequence of those developments, or generically because richer companies will make the economy grow which will bring more wealth to everyone (keep telling yourself that, guys).

    To those who try to shame us into working more or doing stuff we don’t like, let us answer with those immortal words by Han Solo: “Look, I ain’t in this for your revolution, and I’m not in it for you, Princess. I expect to be well paid. I’m in it for the money. “.

    1. Amen. I’m a scientist too, although now I’m with a government organization. But as a contractor working for a company for the government.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *