I realized the moment I fell into the fissure that the Book would not be destroyed as I had planned. It continued falling into that starry expanse, of which I had only a fleeting glimpse. I have tried to speculate where it might have landed, but I must admit that such conjecture is futile. Still, questions about whose hands might one day hold my Myst book are unsettling to me. I know my apprehensions might never be allayed, and so I close, realizing that perhaps the ending has not yet been written. -- Atrus

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Live Action Myst

I'll be quick because I have SO MUCH to read.  Ah grad school.  Let's start with this:

Good ole classic Riven mine cart ride.  Remember how fun that was the first time you experienced it?

Yesterday, I was on the subway, and for a good while because I'm living way up in the Bronx now, and I had the privilege to be in the front car and look out the window to see where we were going.  I might have compared a Myst ride to the Dublin Luas train (skip to about 1:00):

I remembered thinking about that when I was in Ireland summer 2012.  But no, forget it.  NYC subway wins.  I was going to try to record it myself.  I even pushed my way into the front car.  But, the window was dirty (no surprise) and there was no way I was going to get a video.  However, it seems that there are YouTubers who are geniuses like me and someone captured my point very beautifully:

That's pretty much all I have to say.  It was just one of those "Live Action Myst" moments...or shall I say "Real Myst" moments?  Either way, I am going to view taking the subway in a whole new light now, and it's going to be fun!


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