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Tune to Transit

By xavoneir on July 15, 2018 8:54 pm

"A popular mode of public transportation throughout the Polyverse are Oudenrails, which are comparable to monorails in the sense that they are long trams chained together by cars and follow a set track, although they do not have a physical track to follow and instead use electromagentic fields to float and accelerate at high speeds, allowing for very fast transportation along very vast distances. This mode of transportation is paid for once the passenger leaves the car of the Oudenrail (known as a 'cusp', in reference to the standard design of Oudenrails). The price of riding is calculated and totaled based on what percentage of the car was full and what proportionate amount of fuel was used for every stop that the rail makes, given a cap that cannot be passed with every stop. This means that public transportation is cheap and sustainable, and even if there are no people riding on an Oudenrail but one, that one person does not have to pay a large amount of money. The money that is not paid is made up for with fines that are sent out systematically when damage occurs at a person's seat while they are riding the rail, as well as community-based support groups to keep prices low and to keep the Oudenrails running in general."

This track was a bit of a last-minute endeavor, which demonstrates the feeling one may have of looking out of a window and taking in the scenery of one place between stops, enveloping themselves in the atmosphere of the landscape outside of the vehicle until the next stop is reached and the atmosphere resets, only to be filled again soon with the beauty of another place one is travelling through.

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July 16, 2018 4:00 am

Such a tense composition for so utopian a mode of transportation! Perhaps this reflects the disparity between such ideas and our current oversaturated mode of private, inefficient, polluting consumer products? Either way, this marks an interesting departure from your usual style, and I'm looking forward to further developments!

July 16, 2018 5:58 am
gpsychosis wrote:

Such a tense composition for so utopian a mode of transportation! Perhaps this reflects the disparity between such ideas and our current oversaturated mode of private, inefficient, polluting consumer products? Either way, this marks an interesting departure from your usual style, and I'm looking forward to further developments!

The tension arises primarily from the bustling efficiency with which the rails operate. It does indeed reflect such a disparity - after all, what good is a massive and thought-out fiction when it says nothing to or about reality? I'm glad you've heard the departure, and I too am excited for what the future holds. This marks the beginning of a larger embrace of taking risks in my style (which is to say, embracing fully the groove I have found in my composition). Thank you for another lovely comment! smile

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