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365 days of SL, day 298

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Jan. 6th, 2013 | 12:34 pm

365 days of SL, day 298:


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I came across this crashed, half-submerged plane while wandering along Route 7 earlier today. Launchpad McQuack at work, perhaps? "If it's got wings, I can crash it!"

I really like little things like this, anyhow; it's what makes or breaks an area. Even though the coast was some distance away from the road, someone saw fit to add the plane, perhaps for no other reason than to provide a bit of detail and spice everything up a little.

Here's a bonus shot, too:


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Just in case anyone's wondering what the plane was looking underwater. :) And BTW, I've checked — it wasn't a complete model; the parts that were buried in the ground weren't done.

Location: Orbitalis (45, 0, 20) (Lone Tree View)

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Alice Dryden

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from: huskyteer
date: Jan. 7th, 2013 12:00 pm (UTC)
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Ooh, that's positively Ballardian!

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Jan. 7th, 2013 12:32 pm (UTC)
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Ballardian — as in J. G. Ballard? :)

Yes, that sounds quite right; the only thing he wrote that I ever read was "The Terminal Beach" (the titular story, not the whole collection), but that one's got a similar feeling of deterioration, reflected not just in the protagonist's surroundings but also his own mental and physical decay. (It's a great read, BTW; very intense, one of the best science-fiction stories I've ever read.)

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Alice Dryden

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from: huskyteer
date: Jan. 8th, 2013 10:52 am (UTC)
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That's the one! The book I was thinking of specifically is Rushing to Paradise, but crashed aircraft, and aircraft in general, tend to show up in a lot of his books.

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Jan. 8th, 2013 12:22 pm (UTC)
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OK! :) Mmm, maybe I should pick up one of his books some time.

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Alice Dryden

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from: huskyteer
date: Jan. 8th, 2013 02:01 pm (UTC)
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Do, do :)

Empire of the Sun is semi-autobiographical, about being interned in Shanghai during WW2, and mind-blowingly good, but I love his sci-fi and weird dystopia stuff too.

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Jan. 8th, 2013 07:02 pm (UTC)
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OK. :) I'll keep him in mind / on my list, then!

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