Monday, May 29, 2006

Hmph. They rage and rage against the changes that the rebirth of the city will require. The others all want their quiet, uneventful little Cavern to stay eternally static, some vague and tranquil utopia.

Utopia is boring. Since the DRC left, there's been no real work in the Cavern. We've seen no real progress, beyond a few explorer-driven restorations. Now they return, and the City can return and live again. They say that the changes will...make it something different. I say that if it does not change, it will die just as it did before. A scientist does not repeat the same experiment twice, hoping to get different results.

The City must change. We must have more than we had. Most of all, they fear the Guilds, I think. Or perhaps they just fear the schism they could bring. But that's just it - it's only bad in one myopic theory. They can just as easily knit together as they can rend assunder.

The Uru, the Deep City, will never be what it was. Because what it was didn't work.


Blogger tiella said...

"A scientist does not repeat the same experiment twice, hoping to get different results."

You are right, a scientist always hopes he/she will be able to reproduce an experiment. But if he/she is a scientist he/she will do the experiment twice and if he/she gets contrary results from two experiments he will repeat as long as he/she is sure of the outcome or he/she will look for a different way to do the experiment.

The above is not meant in contrary to your entry. There has to be development in the City, I am waiting for development, I would like to participate in the development...

BTW, only a static Utopia would be boring and I don't think that something static could really be an Utopia *smile*

5:10 PM  
Blogger Elliott said...

Bah. This will be the City's fourth attempted ressurecion, though. The experiment failed three times: it died by the hands of it's citizens, by the revelation brought forth by Atrus and his plucky band of remnants, and it failed under the DRC.

Anything that is static will wither on the vine.

8:04 PM  
Blogger John Lynch said...

Talking about something being a Utopia as if its possible is pointless. It is impossible to create a Utopia that everyone will find to be Utopian.

9:55 PM  
Blogger John Lynch said...

And I just realised I commented on a 6 month old post. Woops. Sorry about that.

9:58 PM  
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2:35 PM  

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