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"Those days were like one big carnival we thought would never end."
Tenchi, Tenchi Universe

Tucker: Uh, Church? What do we do now?
Church: Do what you want. I'm going home.

Link: "Gee, it sure is boring around here."

"So, what are we doing tomorrow?"
Dom, Gears of War

Tiger Kid: "What do we do now?"
Ruby Carter: "Didn't your mother ever teach you anything?"

"It was a very difficult period I have to say. All your childhood dreams had been sort of realized and we had the biggest selling records in the world and all the things you got into it for. The girls and the money and the fame and all that stuff [...E]verything had sort of come our way and you had to reassess what you were in it for thereafter, and it was a pretty confusing and sort of empty time for a while."
David Gilmour, describing Pink Floyd's state of mind just before and during the early sessions for Wish You Were Here.

What shall we use to fill the empty spaces
Where waves of hunger roar?
Shall we set out across the sea of faces
In search of more and more applause?

''But isn't that always the case? Endings are sudden, often cruel. You can't help but hope that there's still a little something left... Another little shred of fun.

"My life is over, for all intents and purposes. No matter how hard I try from here on out, I’ll never do anything one ten-thousandth as important as what I was doing before."
Taylor Hebert, Worm, "Interlude:End"

Inigo: You know... it's very strange. I have been in the revenge business so long, now that it's over, I don't know what to do with the rest of my life.
Westley: Have you ever considered piracy? You'd make a wonderful Dread Pirate Roberts.

Elizabeth: Now that you've finished the experiment, the entire multiverse is open to you – you can go anywhere you like and do anything you please; what are you going to do now?
Rosalind Lutece: Er.
Robert Lutece: Aha.
Rosalind Lutece: We...
Robert Lutece: We...
Rosalind Lutece: Well, you see...
Robert Lutece: ...we spent so much time trying to formulate a solution...
Rosalind Lutece: ...what we'd do once it was over was...
Robert Lutece: ...wasn't really... um...
Robert Lutece: But we'll think of something.

Now what was I to do? I was unique. As alone as only a unique creature can be. I was part of no species. I was part of many species, but there was no hope of companionship there. Who would welcome me into their system? I had become a physical embodiment of the inter-species uninet I used to dream of. I was a library of information from many races. And with my extended body/ship, I was powerful beyond reckoning. Now what? Now what?
Now what? What is your game now, Ellimist?
I thought of returning to Ket. But that would only cause me pain. Return to what? To empty skies where my people once lived?
I flew. In and out of Z-space, in and out of orbits. Time meant nothing to me...
Toomin, Animorphs - The Ellimist Chronicles

There before him, a glittering toy no Star-Child could resist, floated the planet Earth with all its peoples.
He had returned in time. Down there on that crowded globe, the alarms would be flashing across the radar screens, the great tracking telescopes would be searching the skies - and history as men new it would be coming to a close. A thousand miles below, he became aware that a slumbering cargo of death had awoken, and was stirring sluggishly in its orbit. The feeble energies it contained were of no possible menace to him, but he preferred a cleaner sky. He put forth his will, and the circling megatons flowered in a silent detonation that brought a brief, false dawn to half the sleeping globe.
Then he waited, marshaling his thoughts and brooding over his still untested powers. For though he was master of the world, he was not quite sure of what to do next.
Steven: I've spent so long trying to figure out whether I was Mom. Now that I actually know I'm me, it's like I have no idea who that is. I just wish I knew what to do with myself.
Greg: Well, I can relate to that.
Steven: Really?
Greg: When I was your age, I didn't know who I was, or what I wanted to do.
Steven: You didn't always want to be a rock-star?
Greg: No way. I didn't get my hands on good music until I was your age. Before I had the van I had no idea what was out there. But everything changed when I hit the road. I mean, sure, you've seen other planets but what about West Keystone? Or Charm City? I had some of my most formative moments eating rest-stop sandwiches outside Delmarva house, and watching the trucks go by.
Steven: Huh.
Greg: Maybe you need a change of scenery, schtu-ball. You're never gonna find yourself if you don't start looking.
Steven Universe: Future, "Mr. Universe"


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