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A Japanese Garden Aboard the Takashi-Yamamoto Spindle
Zen Garden in Orbit
Five days after arriving, Connor still felt as if half of the T-Y Spindle remained shrouded in mystery. In reality, the entire station only spanned a kilometer or so, but the Spindle's architects tore a page from biology's playbook and curled it toward itself. During his approach from earth, the station resembled a giant chunk of slowly spinning DNA. Thousands of tiny pin-pricks of light pierced the darkness of high orbit from portholes lining its fuselage.
The Spindle's triple helix designed increased its internal surface area exponentially, which allowed for T-Y to stuff more profit-driving computer and manufacturing resources into its increased storage capacity. Connor spent most of his free time scouring the vast stretches of corridors for some sort of recreational facility. So, his only discoveries included a small caffeine station (not a proper cafe by any stretch of the imagination) decorated in flat-industrial grey and this Japanese Garden.
It projected every appearance of an oasis in an industrial desert. The organic curves of the bamboo and fluidity of the small pond tore a hole in reality - as if one viewed it through a window.
Connor approached the garden slowly. He took single steps until he stood at the side of the pond. He felt his mammalian senses claw for organic context, as if his biology craved the return to its evolutionary niche.
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List of audio files used:
- Server Room \ Computer Lab by BugInTheSYS from http://freesound.org +)
- Processing Computer by http://www.freesound.org/people/h.quinius +)
- Zen bell by kerri from http://freesound.org +)
- garden chimes by monterey2000 from http://freesound.org +)
- Small Stream by www.soundsnap.com *)
- Japanese Garden by youtube.com +)
*) Soundsnap.com license