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Different Shadings of Post-Apoc.

This was posted on slashdot.org, a popular 'tech' news site, recently.


Hope you find this, interesting. Even though there is little relevance in YKK discussions.

- royalfool
Sunday, March 7, 2004

Opps, forgot the caption from slashdot.org.

abysmilliard writes "A young Ukrainian woman has posted a photo journal of her motorcycle rides through Chernobyl and the area surrounding it. Included are pictures of the now-emptied city, maps of current radiation levels, and a discussion of how the area has changed. While the english is quite broken, it's often rather surreal, as well, with quotes like, 'I don't know how sound the silence to those tourists that they can not stand it, but to me after hitting a red line on my bike tacho it sound like all those ghosts cursing 1100cc kawasaki engin.'"

- royalfool
Sunday, March 7, 2004



That one picture of the Ghost town, with streetlights reminds me of YKK drawings.

- royalfool
Saturday, March 27, 2004

http://www.angelfire.com/extreme4/kiddofspeed/chapter11.html you mean the picture on this page? yeah i'd have to say so too.

- Canti-sama
Saturday, March 27, 2004

"Usually a police officer who call himself a town guard is telling me that I am in town alone. then I can hit roads with no worry that I will run accross some car or a foot-passenger. This town might be an attractive place for tourists. Some tourists companies have been trying to arrange extrim tours in this town, but people- their customers scared and complaining about silence which is hard to stand in empty town. They charged 1200 hryvnas for 2 hours excursion and town guard says, they all were leaving in some 15 mins, complaining that silense is tremendous as if one got deaf and it ring them in ears and place is bad..."

Quite a website.

- Ashibaka
Sunday, March 28, 2004


I know just how that feels, though I have not been to Chernobyl. For a few years, i was a geologist in Nevada's deserts. Out there, there are no birds, no insects, just the sun, the wind and any sound you make yourself. It was strange. You find yourself singing, laughing, talking, just to have something to hear. Fortunately for us, we went back to a motel at night and a return to the noises of a town. Camping out, out there would test one's soul...

Alpha's world is a bit different than my experience, though. Her world is quiet, but nature is taking back the landscape and there are birds, insects animals...all kinds of things to be quiet and listen to--once one turns off one's motor scooter ^_^.

Let me add my own thanks for the link, it was eerie and stragely beautiful and yes, reminded me strongly of Alpha and Yokohama.

- Ian Darrow
Monday, March 29, 2004

There is something sort of similar in the writings of Victorian author Richard Jeffries (1848-1887), particularly in his book "After London". Here's a link to a reasonable analysis of the book from a utopian/dystopian viewpoint- http://courses.brown.edu/Jeri_DeBrohun-CL0076_S02/materialadd26.html.

- Andy Tucker
Thursday, April 1, 2004

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