Friday, July 22, 2011

[ Kinship ] Television Will Rot Your Mind

If you're a new arrival to Kinship you soon discover there's not much to do in the form of entertainment.  The local radio station, KZAN usually only plays one song, over and over and over.  Even if it's a different song, it's still one by The Doors.

However, most people do have televisions, but there's no cable, and you can't receive any of the normal over the air broadcasts.  No NBC, ABC, FOX, or the SyFy Channel.  Well, you can receive broadcasts, just not of the normal variety.

The televisions in Kinship only receive Channels 11, 22, 33, 44, 55, 66, 77, and 88.  Unfortunately if you tune in to one of the channels all you usually get is static, which you probably shouldn't watch for too long anyway.

Occasionally Channel 11 has what looks like some kind of computer's screen saver.  It's not entertaining at all.

At 3 PM everyday, Channel 22, has what everyone calls "The Blob Show", and it's a town favorite.  The blob wanders around what looks like an alien world, eating smaller blobs, and other strange creatures.  The show only lasts an hour.

Channel 55 appears to be a normal television channel, except that the "people" have what looks like giant quartz crystals for heads, and their hands are a mass of black tentacles.  Thankfully, none of them have appeared without clothes, even on what appears to be their form of a soap opera.  There is no sound coming over the channel, so a favorite activity is to have everyone watching talk for one of the characters.

You also soon learn to NEVER watch Channel 88.  It may very well rot your mind.


  1. You should consider adding a 'Kinship' label to the posts, so they can be found easily. Personally I'm liking this and I can well imagine others would want to explore it as a setting. It's like Lynch meets cross-gentre pulp adventure.

  2. Good idea. I've gone back, and added labels. I wasn't sure if you just meant at the bottom, or also in the title, so I did both. Not sure if I like them in the title...

  3. I'm a huge fan of The Blob Show. :)