This is essentially fanfic. I just want this down and out of my head.
I just finished plowing through Fear, Loathing & Gumbo on the Campaign Trail ’72 and its sequel series, which describe an alternate history wherein a spanner is thrown in the works of the 1972 election, resulting in a hung electoral college and a long, drawn-out, excruciating legal mess for determining precisely who just became president. 2000′s peanuts compared to this.
Things spiral downward from there.
Unfortunately, the guy who wrote it is going through some personal issues & the timeline hasn’t been updated since this spring. Right now we’re at New Years’ Eve 1982, and things are poised to get real bad real fast. Some quick-and-dirty idle speculation for how things might play out, in loose chronological order.
Here it is, as promised. Companion piece to this, unofficial part of this incredible universe. I had to guess on how many stations were further afield, the metro area map for this city goes only so far out.
I have a few more of these in the pipeline.
This is a fanwork. Just thought I’d state this outright.
Round one, done in fits & starts over the past two months. Some corners need to be rounded and the labels still need to be aligned properly. But it’s okay if you don’t look too hard.
This is a map of the subway system in Megopolis, the largest city in the Koana Islands, Ian Silva’s very, very impressive (and incredibly detailed) worldbuilding project. Go take a look & come back here.
There was apparently a subway map for this city once upon a time, but the all-knowing, all-remembering Internet apparently misplaced the high-res version, so I made one of my own. I had to guess on the names of the Kola (I1, I2) and Johann (G) stations.
I’m almost done with a companion map for the Megopolis suburban rail system; once it’s posted all those numbers in the colored boxes should start to make a little more sense.
Oh hey I updated the thing. Added coastlines, corrected misspellings, all that rot. I might play around with it a little more later.
I wanna know what happened to Hudson Bay in this universe…
Hello hi I’m in Indiana once again and my summer plans have finally coalesced.
Obviously, the Big Looming Thing soakin’ up all my time is that move to Anderson. (Provided, of course, I can find a place there.) It’s waaaay too complicated for a half-hour nip down the street. I mean, really:
- now – 7/1: Muncie
- 7/1 – 7/3: Anderson
- 7/4 – 7/7: PA
- 7/9 – 8/3: Hong Kong
- 8/4: Overnight in PA, final move to Anderson
Some of those dates are tentative. I should be living in Anderson for about a year. Yes, that month in Hong Kong is absolutely necessary, why do you ask?
Once I nail down the logistics a little more for that first week in July I’ll post some more detailed itineraries.
PS: But I do know this. July 8-9, 10 PM to 10 AM, I’m in limbo between flights at Haneda Airport in Tokyo. The city (which I’ve visited before and can navigate fairly easily) is thirty minutes away by train. Convince me that spending part of that time in town isn’t a phenomenally stupid idea.