BioShock's Andrew Ryan Tells Kids: "Say Nope to Dope"

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BioShock's Andrew Ryan Tells Kids: "Say Nope to Dope"

An artist has depicted what a set of anti-drug posters would look like in the city of Rapture.

In many schools, there's no more clear message to kids from teachers and various organizations than that drugs are bad. This message manifests itself in various forms, including posters in the halls. Artist Julia Lepetit has spiced up these anti-drug posters with a BioShock theme, re-imagining what they might be like on the walls of Rapture.

In Lepitit's work, featured on Dorkly, the typical phrase of "say no to drugs" becomes much tougher to deny if you're of a certain kind of upbringing. Instead, Andrew Ryan asks: "Would you kindly say nope to dope?"

Her campaign also uses scare tactics, showing kids the negative aspects of getting hooked on plasmids, such as having hands covered in swarms of bees. Further, it warns kids of peer pressure, with one poster saying: "A man chooses, a slave gives in to peer pressure." Andrew Ryan looks pretty slick in a D.A.R.E. t-shirt.

The only poster I wouldn't put up in my local elementary school is the one written in blood by splicers. That might not go over so well with parents. The rest, however, feature a strong message. Don't do drugs, or plasmids. Not even once.

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Tom Goldman:
In many schools, there's no more clear message to kids from teachers and various organizations than that drugs are bad.

Really? Because in out school their idea of 'drugs are bad' was to show us a video with several upstanding citizens and them explaining how they tried drugs and their completely safe and non problematic relationships with them.

If there was ever a reason not to inject a needle into your arm, just because someone told you, then yeah, Bioshock is a perfect example!

I think these are beastly. Especially the one with Ryan in the D.A.R.E shirt and the would you kindly.

Tom Goldman:
"Would you kindly say nope to dope?"

...Nope to dope.

And those are some cool-looking posters. The "a man chooses" one is my favorite.

After carefully weighing all the options, taking in to consideration the posters and my own knowledge, I have decided that I still wouldn't mind being able to set people on fire with a click of my fingers.

Sorry Mr Ryan. A man chooses, and I choose to be awesome.

Nice posters. I disagree with their message though.

But still, nice posters.

Nope to do-

What the? NO! I will no-

Nope to dope.

ARGHHHH!

The "A man Chooses" is definitely my favorite.

That's right kids; If you try adam, you may get hooked. Soon you'll be walking the streets of Rapture doing all kinds of foul deeds for Big Daddy, just to get your next fix. And adam is just a gateway gene enhancement. Once you move on to the harder plasmids and tonics like "chameleon" you will begin to see the person you once were slowly fade away.

Ahh, yes, painting the world in black and white. That's always a fantastic thing to inflict upon our children. "All drugs are bad, and there is NO OTHER ALTERNATIVE TO THIS WAY OF THINKING. Clearly, anyone providing any scientific research which indicates the contrary is lying to you."

Fanboy:
That's right kids; If you try adam, you may get hooked. Soon you'll be walking the streets of Rapture doing all kinds of foul deeds for Big Daddy, just to get your next fix. And adam is just a gateway gene enhancement. Once you move on to the harder plasmids like "chameleon" you will begin to see the person you once were slowly fade away.

You must lend the next Bioshock your voice for a drug campaign. This is non-negotiable.

Accept quickly, Splicers don't have patience.

I love these :D

Here's a question for ya: If a woman takes a plasmid, will her child have it too?

Mackheath:

Fanboy:
That's right kids; If you try adam, you may get hooked. Soon you'll be walking the streets of Rapture doing all kinds of foul deeds for Big Daddy, just to get your next fix. And adam is just a gateway gene enhancement. Once you move on to the harder plasmids like "chameleon" you will begin to see the person you once were slowly fade away.

You must lend the next Bioshock your voice for a drug campaign. This is non-negotiable.

Accept quickly, Splicers don't have patience.

Steel pipes in abundance though.

on the other hand what anrew ryan build was a hell and since it was underwater it was hell-hell so yeah im not sure if we should listen that guy(he he im so funny)

Bwahahahahhaahahaaaa! DARE was a HUGE FAILURE! Kids who were in DARE ended up with lower self esteem, and MORE likely to try drugs. All those "drugs are bad becasue they ae bad" people and slogans make me wanna smoke a huge bowl. We should educate children on the dangers of dangerous drugs, but do it the right way. Don't have some goodie two shoes like GI Joe come and and say "The only drugs you should do are America and steroids."

Weed is entirely more safe than tobacco and alcohol. Hell, I'd rather raise a child in a world without caffiene than a world without weed. To condemn marijuana with things like meth is silly. 1 person out of 104 people who have smoked weed has tried cocaine. Gateway drug my ass.

I had a convo with a friend who has had a very proper upbringing. We were talking about marijuana. I was up on my soapbox giving the same spill I just gave you guys, only more polite. He couldn't really back up any claims why marijuana is bad, until eventually he just said he didn't feel comfortable talking about it. We have programmed it into people's heads that weed is just this horrible thing that shouldn't exist.

I now have 0 respect for Andrew Ryan, and for sure will never be picking up Bioshock.

A man chooses.......to smoke dope while still living a productive and happy life.

Awesome. I approve of Andrew Ryan's campain.

Though I wouldnt say no to plasmids...

Bees.

My God.

That last one gave me a good chuckle :D

Like many here the one with "A man chooses, a slave gives into peer pressure" definitely is powerful enough to be ingrained into the mind forever.

I know it did and not only with drugs either. Great message!

RvLeshrac:
Ahh, yes, painting the world in black and white. That's always a fantastic thing to inflict upon our children. "All drugs are bad, and there is NO OTHER ALTERNATIVE TO THIS WAY OF THINKING. Clearly, anyone providing any scientific research which indicates the contrary is lying to you."

You forgot to mention the inevitable hypocrisy of explaining to one's kids that one's highly addictive prescription drugs are "just medicine," and so are excused.

Hell, most adults don't even know that cocaine is used as a topical anesthetic in the O.R., or that THC slows the onset of Alzheimer's.

Latinidiot:
Here's a question for ya: If a woman takes a plasmid, will her child have it too?

I'd say that there's a chance that the child would, but there's no guarantee.

Bah! The market forces will sort it all out!

But Andrew Ryan Chose the Impossible to escape the constraints and build a basically all the fuck you want to do place without the restrains of morality (hence Adam all of those guys killing each other). This artist might have missed the point of Bioshock. Altho' it's a good message. ;)

Haydyn:
I now have 0 respect for Andrew Ryan, and for sure will never be picking up Bioshock.

And with this one line I'm now unsure if the entire post was a pro-marijuana screed or the cleverest anti-marijuana post in existence.

under the ocean, above the influence made me laugh!

Tom Goldman:
Instead, Andrew Ryan asks: "Would you kindly say nope to dope?"

Shouldn't that be "Atlas asks..."?

Love these posters. Bioshock is probably one the most immersive experiences I've had this generation - great for transferal into the real world like this.

EDIT: Also this:

HTID Raver:
under the ocean, above the influence made me laugh!

These should be put up in the Tate modern!

I would love that little sister one, so deep xD

These are pretty awesome. Really like them, even though I disagree with their message. I mean when I notice a random syringe filled with a strange glowing-blue concoction, what's the first thing I do? Decide to inject it directly into my veins! Isn't that the normal thing? Eh, whatever, I'm just going to go about my merry way being able to shoot lightning out of my hands.

Seriously though, clever stuff. I have to agree with some people here that scaring kids shouldn't be the way to go with making sure they don't end up some crack-whore.

LoL, what a joke considering the subject matter of Bioshock. Besides, Penny Arcade already did this and it was way funnier.

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I suppose for some people Bioshock could be the ultimate warning of the horrors of DRUGS. "Keep your children away from underwater Utopias NOW "

Though being honest Bioshock made me turn to Drugs.....I'm writing this with Telekinesis.

Misho-:
But Andrew Ryan Chose the Impossible to escape the constraints and build a basically all the fuck you want to do place without the restrains of morality (hence Adam all of those guys killing each other). This artist might have missed the point of Bioshock.

Glad to see that I wasn't the only person who thought that when I read about this article.

As long as the kids don't know the full context, this may work. As long as I didn't know bees were actually a power, that horrible pustule filled bee hand would be enough to keep me off drugs.

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