did I ever post the boulder room
the idea is, it's a room where you go to appreciate the boulder
this is the presentation the boulder room is from
google sheets link, because the original .key is half a gig huge: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1xQB5CQia9WU3-WtDCbVFu-1nIRDkX-V7kEFVAdRCpPE/edit?usp=sharing
@Alexis I love how there's grass around that boulder. It's almost like the boulder needs to be planted in dirt, and have deep roots and stuff.
The Boulder Is Alive
@zatnosk It felt important to me that the boulder not simply be removed from whatever its previous location was, but that it would be implanted in a small, reasonable recreation of where it's from.
Like a zoo animal, but It's A Boulder.
@Alexis My headcanon is that the room, and the entire building, was built around the boulder, and the boulder have been in that exact spot since the last ice age(*).
(* my arctic-adjacent climate bias is showing)
@Alexis I had the exact same reading of this this time as the first, with the boulder in question being The Boulder from Avatar
@root Sitting on the boulder is lightly discouraged by the presence of the chair, I think -- but if sitting on it is what you feel is the appropriate way to appreciate the boulder, yes, absolutely.
@root Basically I think anything that a park employee would not tell you off for doing to a boulder in a park is fine, as long as it's in the spirit of "appreciate the boulder."
What if it isn't that the light has been arranged to fall on the boulder, but that somehow the light makes the ground swell up into a boulder.
Perhaps the sign 'boulder room' doesn't refer to the room you sit in, but the one through the window: the room with the light that makes the boulders.
@Alexis I was sure I had seen something like this and responded that it looked like an Animal Crossing room, and sure enough here's my reply.
I would also say it'd probably make a good Minecraft room.
@The_T Yeah, I have a boulder room in my Animal Crossing house.
Only seemed like the natural thing to do.
Seems like the original concept for the meditation room at the UN headquarters.
I want my own boulder to contemplate now though...
@gamayun Ooh, I'd not seen that before, I don't think, but it's very much exactly what I was going for!
@Alexis idk why but this looks like it could be a Gary Larson cartoon (and if you don't consider that a compliment I'm so sorry, I mean it as one but I've known some people who really hate Gary Larson so I understand)
@balrogboogie "The idea is, it's a room where you go to appreciate the boulder." totally works as a Far Side caption!
(I wouldn't identify The Far Side as one of my favourites, but I would've said Larson was generally well-liked?)
@Alexis maybe 'hated' was the wrong word, but I've known people who considered The Far Side to be "boomer humor" and would not have appreciated the comparison
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