Sci Fi in the London Sims by Jas (Blog 268)
You could have made your brain break out of it`s bubble, by playing Sci-Fi Trivia at the Coach and Horses, this week. Our Science Fiction Week in the London Sims has been extremely popular- with lots of you dressing as your favourite characters at our themed events.
Host Miss Delicious (above, right) went with the Storm Trouper look.
While DJ Draconia (above, left) dressed as Douglas Adams`Marvin the Paranoid Android.
All of these Science Fiction themes have been building up to Towel day (25th May), which is a celebration of the works of Douglas Adams.
But – where does the name Towel Day come from? This quote from “The Hitch Hiker`s Guide to the Galaxy” may explain:
“A towel, [The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy] says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapors; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-boggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.”
And these other quotes from the books may also explain some more things – but I doubt it !
“Life,” said Marvin dolefully, “loathe it or ignore it, you can’t like it.”
“He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream,and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.”
“The Answer to the Great Question… Of Life, the Universe and Everything… Is… Forty-two.”
“You just come along with me and have a good time … You’ll need to have this fish in your ear.”
“Would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?”
“We will be restoring normality just as soon as we are sure what is normal anyway.”
“Here, for whatever reason, is the world. And here it stays. With me on it.”
“For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.”