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Capsule Hotel [Jun. 8th, 2014|11:20 am]
[Current Location |9hours capsule hotel, Kyoto, Japan]

Capsule Hotel

A year here and he still dreamed of cyberspace, hope fading
nightly. All the speed he took, all the turns he'd taken and the
corners he'd cut in Night City, and still he'd see the matrix in
his sleep, bright lattices of logic unfolding across that colorless
void... The Sprawl was a long strange way home over the
Pacific now, and he was no console man, no cyberspace cow-
boy. Just another hustler, trying to make it through. But the
dreams came on in the Japanese night like livewire voodoo,
and he'd cry for it, cry in his sleep, and wake alone in the
dark, curled in his capsule in some coffin hotel, his hands
clawed into the bedslab, temperfoam bunched between his fin-
gers, trying to reach the console that wasn't there.

[User Picture]From: rebeccmeister
2014-06-09 02:17 am (UTC)
Is that how it felt, sleeping in one? :-)
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[User Picture]From: bluepapercup
2014-06-09 02:22 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: rebeccmeister
2014-06-09 02:43 am (UTC)
I think nibot left some comments on your blog at some point, and I went, "Hm, he sounds interesting" and friended him. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: bluepapercup
2014-06-09 02:44 am (UTC)
Oh! Glad to have played a part in some collapsing waveform of disenchanted academics meeting and greeting.

And yes, nibot is interesting. And cute, too, but don't tell him I said that.
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[User Picture]From: nibot
2014-06-09 07:17 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: bluepapercup
2014-06-09 02:21 am (UTC)
That book has aged shockingly well.
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[User Picture]From: nibot
2014-06-09 02:30 am (UTC)
Totally agree.

I think I didn't realize how much it is inspired by real-life Tokyo. I didn't realize that things like capsule hotels really existed. It's fun to read it now with the real Tokyo in mind.

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