“We’re here with noted kaiju critic Esther Hayes, and the lines are open!” says the anchor.
“Yeah, what even is your job,” says the line.
“I interpret kaiju rampages through a lens that makes them relatable,” Esther says patiently. “For instance, Vulfhor’s destruction of the Wilbury neighborhood last week was an allegory for the oligarchical–”
“Twelve hundred people lived in that allegory.” The line crackles. “My great-aunt lived in that allegory.”
“I know.” Esther lets her exhaustion show, almost. “Sometimes you need a lens to make things farther away.”
Vulfhor rolls his radioactive eyes and tries to change the channel.