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Writer's Block: Banished to Space.

If you were exiled to outer space, where would you be sent and what would you bring along?

Well, if it happened in my lifetime it would probably be to an orbital station for health reasons. I would absolutely need to bring along my cat. No question about it. I'm not moving anywhere without my cat. Given that it's decades down the road, the cat might not be Ari Cat, but I would not want to live catless.

I can see myself as a very old man moving to outer space to extend my lifespan, since lower gravity might seriously help my mobility issues. Cats would adapt to it pretty quickly!

I would bring along a lot of art supplies. I'd have to. It'd be pretty expensive to have them shipped up from Earth, so that's the big thing that would fill most of my luggage. I'd probably invest in those leather pencil cases for every one of my colored pencils and stock spare sets of the ones I used the most, and by then Prismacolor might have come out with a larger set! I'd like to think so.

Art supplies, laptop, printer, camera, some still life objects and personal things, my good art. And some comfortable black clothing and enough bedding that I could get comfortable, though sleeping in zero gee might reduce the need for all those pillows. Heh, it'd be fun. But I would miss waterfalls and going outdoors. Hopefully the station would have hydroponics and a park and cool things like that, so I could still have green places to linger and draw.

If it had parks, it would be a wonderful environment, and I've dreamed of that since I was a little kid. Of course what it would actually be like would depend a lot on the situation and politics of the time, who was running the station and what its local laws were. Bad laws could make an otherwise great situation unlivable. Good ones could make up for a lot in the way of not going outdoors. And there's always putting on a space suit to go outdoors too!
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Jun. 8th, 2008 06:32 pm (UTC)
I can't find prisma color here!

However, I did find a "woodless" variety of Koh I noor "progresso" that apparently last longer than wood-wrapped pencils.

I picked up a blue and a green and if you'd like em, just email me your address and they'll be on the way.

they're quite rich colored, and if I'm not mistaken, they're just all color? Anyway.
Jun. 8th, 2008 06:53 pm (UTC)
Oh they do! They are so wonderful! I love those Koh-I-Noor Progresso ones. I bought a set of them, and then bought a set for a friend too. They work a lot like Prismacolors. I use them constantly, and they do last a lot longer than any colored pencils with wood. I'm not sure why they last so long since they do need sharpening, but they last lots longer!

Though I can't actually email you my address unless I know who you are, you posted anonymous and didn't sign your post. LOL you probably forgot to log in or something.
Jun. 8th, 2008 11:32 pm (UTC)
t'was me! my comp is being a freak, and logs me out.Arggh. It's being doing that lately. I don't know why.

They're on insano sale here now. ( 65c each). I might go back for some for me, so any color requests?

Jun. 9th, 2008 12:17 am (UTC)
Oooh wow! Greens and blues mostly, any greens or blues, maybe browns. I use those up faster than anything else because I do so many landscapes and undersea things. Terra Cotta or that reddish brown also gets a big workout, along with yellow ochre and dark brown, those three browns especially get a lot of use. But other than that, any greens or browns are the ones I wind up covering big areas with. And white, white often gets used in large quantity for burnishing.

So happy, thank you for doing this! I love those Progressos!
Jun. 9th, 2008 12:18 am (UTC)
That truly is an insane price! Wonderful bargain. Especially when they last so long!

Hope you get an entire set for yourself that cheap, they are very good and soft almost like the Prismacolors.
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