A guide gestures to a shining futuristic city as an immigrant looks on in awe.

Guide: Welcome to the free society of Lantera, where all are provided with food, water, shelter, and medical care. 

Immigrant: That sounds amazing.

Guide: Also, happiness is banned on pain of death.

Immigrant: What?! Why?

Guide: A century ago, we were so happy that we let our guard slip, leading to the horrific Happiness Wars. To keep it from happening again, we eliminated all happiness from society.

Immigrant: But hasn’t a plucky upstart taught you the value of happiness?

Guide: All of our plucky upstarts died in the Happiness Wars!

Immigrant: Okay, I can work with this.

P.S. Our bills are paid by our wonderful patrons. Could you chip in?

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