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(io9)   Onecity is "situated between the Mississippi and the Rockies and consists of 2 1/2-mile-square structures, each divided into an over-building and an under-building and each containing nine arenas," and freaks Subby right the hell out   (io9.com) divider line 72
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2010-03-22 06:28:26 PM  
why was that supposed to be interesting?
 
2010-03-22 06:28:49 PM  
What's so freaky about it again?
 
2010-03-22 06:30:15 PM  
also, is this io9 thing the new Pravda?
 
2010-03-22 06:30:34 PM  
WTH?
 
2010-03-22 06:31:17 PM  
Fictional city is fictitious.
 
2010-03-22 06:32:21 PM  

Onecity


Like the Oneders?



As in "I wonder what happened to the o-neders".
 
2010-03-22 06:34:09 PM  
CruJones: why was that supposed to be interesting?

out of curiosity, who said it was supposed to be interesting?
 
2010-03-22 06:34:15 PM  
1416andcounting.files.wordpress.com
 
2010-03-22 06:34:48 PM  
Meh. This could be anywhere.
 
2010-03-22 06:35:19 PM  
Continuing from the New York Times, meanwhile:It's clear, however, that the city's inhabitants are segregated into day people, wholesome types who study at home with their children by means of electronic devices, and night people. "Tattered ghosts in phosphorescent clothing," the night people sound a lot like the more Felliniesque denizens of the Lower East Side, being given to masks and elaborate makeup; they "mutter a lot" and "often carry around personal abstract structures" that they exchange "according to mysterious rituals." And while they have homes in the Over-building, they frequently sleep in the cubby holes of the Under-building, ignored by day people going about their business.


I don't know what sounds so weird about this. Sounds like Los Angeles to me
 
2010-03-22 06:35:27 PM  
Boring article is boring.
 
2010-03-22 06:36:10 PM  
I get it subby... it's nice to be in the know isn't it?
 
2010-03-22 06:36:51 PM  
jiggawha?
 
2010-03-22 06:37:35 PM  
Composite Santa (Fe) ?
 
2010-03-22 06:37:50 PM  
Someone needs to go outside.
 
2010-03-22 06:39:16 PM  
Sounds like Salt Lake City.
 
2010-03-22 06:41:32 PM  
These pictures of an imaginary city freak you out, subby? You must have imploded when you saw G0atse.
 
2010-03-22 06:41:57 PM  
...so 2 and a half years later, the snail knocks on the door again. buddy answers the door, looks down to see the snail standing there again, and the snail says "...the fark was that all about?!"

...so in closing, ... "the fark was that all about?"

/what, no dailyshow clips today, so this gets greenlit? ...hmmm...
 
2010-03-22 06:43:14 PM  
I worked on that place.
In fact.
I still live there.
 
2010-03-22 06:43:38 PM  
Does it have non-Euclidean geometry?

Ph-nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
 
2010-03-22 06:43:40 PM  
Like Subby, I'm high, and I was scared, too! Then I got to the point in TFA where they be like:

imaginary labyrinth.

Phew!
/Not Subby
 
2010-03-22 06:43:55 PM  
And this was greened because why? All I learned was that fake things freak subby right the hell out.
 
2010-03-22 06:44:04 PM  
I love science fiction I09, Lyotard, etc. but this was boring mcboring-some.
 
2010-03-22 06:44:05 PM  
Actually sounds like Las Vegas.

Link (new window)
 
2010-03-22 06:44:53 PM  
Just don't go down in the basement...

i194.photobucket.com
 
2010-03-22 06:45:05 PM  
I think someone needs to stop reading io9. I can't even think of a comparison to how much it sucks.
 
2010-03-22 06:46:55 PM  
I'm glad I'm not the only one who was extremely underwhelmed by that article about that thing that I've pretty much already forgotten about by now.

If it was appropriate to shout MEH! I would.
 
2010-03-22 06:49:16 PM  
Bacontastesgood: article about that thing that I've pretty much already forgotten about by now.


I didn't figure out what it was when I was reading it, let alone remember what it was.
 
2010-03-22 06:50:28 PM  
I wonder where the idea came from....
www.unsoughtinput.com
 
2010-03-22 06:53:14 PM  
Megain: CruJones: why was that supposed to be interesting?

out of curiosity, who said it was supposed to be interesting?


Subby did. If it's enough to freak someone out it should at minimum be interesting.
 
2010-03-22 06:53:18 PM  
So we are being freaked out by imaginary places now?

/sigh
 
2010-03-22 06:54:34 PM  
Stupid green link is green.
 
2010-03-22 06:57:49 PM  
I think Modmin was either high or drunk and accidently hit main instead of the geek section.
 
2010-03-22 06:59:27 PM  
FTA: Courtesy of a comment left a while back on the sorely-missed site The Nonist, we learn that Insley once quipped: "what was absent from the ruin is often less marvelous than we imagine it to have been. The abstract power of suggestion (the fragment) is greater than the literal power of the initial fact. Myth elevates." These mythic fragments of a city that never was thus take their artistic power more from suggestion-of possible archaeologies and future extensions, impossible events this civilization of the plains might yet undergo-rather than any sense of intended realizability.

I don't know why, but when reading the quoted portions of the article I hear the voice of The Architect from the Matrix movies.

/Ergo
//Concordantly
 
2010-03-22 07:00:41 PM  
is there a goblin city in the middle?
i41.tinypic.com
 
2010-03-22 07:00:42 PM  
These are the plans for the Fema Camps being talked about so much, aren't they?
 
2010-03-22 07:02:20 PM  

CruJones


Megain: CruJones: why was that supposed to be interesting?

out of curiosity, who said it was supposed to be interesting?

Subby did. If it's enough to freak someone out it should at minimum be interesting.


To be fair, it does have the [ strange ] tag, not the [ interesting ] tag.

Interesting things might very well be strange, but strange things don't need to be interesting.
 
2010-03-22 07:03:21 PM  
What hell just happened.

That article was like watching a movie with Marisa Tomei in it but she doesn't get naked. You start out thinking "This is kinda interesting I guess, but hey Marisa Tomei is gonna get naked multiple times". Thirty minutes later you still haven't even seen her topless yet. But damn, how old is Marisa Tomei, she looks like shes about 26, but i think shes like 45. What a babe.

So you watch the whole movie and Marisa Tomei never gets naked. Not one hardcore girl on girl scene. Not even just a little nip slip or something to think that movie wasn't a complete waste of time.



Marisa Tomei.
 
2010-03-22 07:03:34 PM  
Third rate scifi/fantasy. And?
 
2010-03-22 07:05:17 PM  
Englebert Slaptyback: CruJones

Megain: CruJones: why was that supposed to be interesting?

out of curiosity, who said it was supposed to be interesting?

Subby did. If it's enough to freak someone out it should at minimum be interesting.


To be fair, it does have the [ strange ] tag, not the [ interesting ] tag.

Interesting things might very well be strange, but strange things don't need to be interesting.


True, but strange things tend to interest me
 
2010-03-22 07:06:16 PM  
impaler30: Does it have non-Euclidean geometry?

Ph-nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn


farm2.static.flickr.com

Why, yes, it does.

Unfortunately, it is in fact, only 2 1/2 inches on a side.
 
2010-03-22 07:09:39 PM  

CruJones


True, but strange things tend to interest me


Fair enough. They interest me, too, but it has to be a certain kind of strange.

Elaborate or clever natural defenses in the animal kingdom? Interesting.

People who listen to Insane Clown Posse? Not so much.
 
2010-03-22 07:10:22 PM  
sgnilward:
Why, yes, it does.

Unfortunately, it is in fact, only 2 1/2 inches on a side.


Aw, who's a cute little Cthulhu? Widdle tentacles and wings! Googly googly goo!

/Don't taunt the Elder God.
//Why? Can he hurt me?
///No, it's just... tacky.
 
2010-03-22 07:11:52 PM  
CruJones: Englebert Slaptyback: CruJones

Megain: CruJones: why was that supposed to be interesting?

out of curiosity, who said it was supposed to be interesting?

Subby did. If it's enough to freak someone out it should at minimum be interesting.


To be fair, it does have the [ strange ] tag, not the [ interesting ] tag.

Interesting things might very well be strange, but strange things don't need to be interesting.

True, but strange things tend to interest me


yeah, i was mainly just wondering if there was a tag change or something i didn't notice. i figured it might have started out with the interesting tag
 
2010-03-22 07:14:34 PM  

No Such Agency


/Don't taunt the Elder God.
//Why? Can he hurt me?
///No, it's just... tacky.


Actual Size
 
2010-03-22 07:15:12 PM  
No Such Agency: sgnilward:
Why, yes, it does.

Unfortunately, it is in fact, only 2 1/2 inches on a side.

Aw, who's a cute little Cthulhu? Widdle tentacles and wings! Googly googly goo!

/Don't taunt the Elder God.
//Why? Can he hurt me?
///No, it's just... tacky.


i23.photobucket.com

Because a 2 1/2 mile city doing this would be too freaky
 
2010-03-22 07:15:14 PM  
Pretty awesome, especially the drawing of the broken escalator. Wait, I don't think that's what it is... maybe it's some boxes?....OK, maybe a ceiling with some panels removed, with diagonal boxes hanging out. That one got to me the most.
 
2010-03-22 07:17:48 PM  
What was the point of this again?
 
2010-03-22 07:19:26 PM  
farm2.static.flickr.com

"The city was so horrible that its mere existence, even though in the middle of a secret desert, contaminates the past and the future and in some way even endangers the stars. As long as it last no one in the world can be strong or happy. It was a chaos of heterogenous worlds, the body of a tiger or a bull in which teeth, organs and head monsterously pullulate in mutual conjunction and hatred."

--The Immortal, Jorge Luis Borges
 
2010-03-22 07:19:37 PM  
skyotter: Composite Santa (Fe) ?

What does Iron Santa have to do with this?

/best show on the Xmas Channel
 
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