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Zac discusses cons, video games, a Chuck movie, sandwiches, upcoming crops, Nerd HQ and Operation Smile at C2E2 on April 22, 2017

if the neoliberalism of lyft & uber & etc private transit services continues then eventually we’re just going to have new networks of non-unionized, exorbitantly expensive, app-operated buses, subways, and trains.

fuck capitalism this shit sucks.

we need to literally and figuratively run over the capitalist class with the train of communist revolution.

holy shit did you know new york subway trains only operate at 90% seating capacity despite being 120% over capacity (seated+standing) during on-peak hours?

it’s the middle seats on those long ass longitudinal benches at the sides of the car. people just do not sit there no matter what.

Ons Light Novel 5 Epilogue

Title: When there’s nothing to do

Disclaimer: This is a fan-made translation from Chinese translations! Please go easy and enlighten us on any mistakes or deviations from the original light novel. All credit goes to the original author and illustrators. - Hyaka and Kuro Shion

Note: The first chapter of Novel 5 is the epilogue (which is a gag chapter as you can tell). There’s no mistake in the sequencing!

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The television screen was very bright.

The noise of the game could be heard.

Two avatars with bombs in their hands. Were walking to and fro. A retro, simple handheld TV game. Guren was playing this game continuously.

“…..Ha. So sleepy.”

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zandperl  asked:

I saw your posts about Steve's Brooklyn, subways, etc. I'm originally from NYC myself, but I don't know much about the history of the subways or of particular neighborhoods. What I've always wondered is how would Steve and Bucky have gotten from Brooklyn to Flushing Meadows Park for the Stark Expo / World's Fair as they did in Cap 1. If by subways/trolleys, do you know the exact route they would've taken, and would they have considered the fare expensive? Thanks! :)

Hello there!  

So, short answer is that they pretty much would’ve taken the same route out to the World’s Fair that we would today.  It’s not the same subway line: a spur on an existing line was built specifically for the 1939 fair, and then demolished immediately after.  It would’ve been gone by the time Bucky shipped out in June of 1943, so we’ll pretend that the Stark Expo just extended the contract with the BMT/IRT companies until his fair was over.  Today we take the 7 train out to the Mets’ Stadium, and then just walk across the street to get to the World’s Fairgrounds.

So, assuming they were in downtown Brooklyn (which is likely; if Steve has so many fond memories of getting beaten up around the Navy Yard then they were probably hanging out a lot in their own neighborhood), they had a few options.  They could’ve hopped on a Manhattan bound BMT train at Dekalb, or an IRT at Nevins. (Please note these are not route names; BMT and IRT were the names of the privately owned subway companies at the time, which were later bought out by the city).  They would have switched trains at Times Square or Grand Central, where was a free transfer between BMT/IRT trains and the World’s Fair-Flushing line (which was operated as a joint venture between the two companies).

Below is a terribly sketched out route map, taken from the 1939 system map.

The fare was a cool $0.05 per person.  If they were taking the city operated Independent subway (IND), they would’ve been charged an extra nickel when disembarking at the World’s Fairground.  They probably wouldn’t have considered it expensive, given that subway fare in NYC had been legally set at a nickel since 1913, which was one of the reasons why the BMT company eventually went out of business.  I assume the extra nickel for riding an IND train would’ve been super annoying, though.

It probably would’ve taken about an hour or so, to get out there?  Transit time from Times Square is quoted as thirty minutes, and it’s probably about the same amount of time to get from downtown Brooklyn up to midtown Manhattan.

The trolley would’ve been totally inefficient, and required a bunch of transfers.  I did find a helpful article that was published by the New York Times in 1939 (it’s behind a paywall, otherwise I’d link to it), that recommends traveling by boat!  How charming!