[LMB] Utopias OT:

Damien Sullivan phoenix at mindstalk.net
Sat Jul 31 04:58:01 BST 2021


On Thu, Jul 29, 2021 at 07:10:01PM -0600, brazee wrote:
> > On Jul 29, 2021, at 6:56 PM, Damien Sullivan <phoenix at mindstalk.net> wrote:
> > 
> > In this case it also comes from the humans of the Culture books mostly
> > seeming shallow or dissatisfied, and I'm not sure Star Trek was much
> > better.
> 
> Outsiders from utopias can be interesting.   Problems with utopias can be interesting.  But working utopias are boring.

You'd think that, but I've been reading a bunch of fanfics set in Fourth
Age Valinor, which is basically utopia, and they're interesting through
character development and slice of life.

Granted a lot of the characters have had very non-utopian pasts to cope
with or apologize for.

-xx- Damien X-)


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