Sunday, November 6, 2011

Your World: Transportation

In the Crescent City – where I (and some of my characters) have lived from time to time – there are several reliable forms of transportation, including bicycles, buses, taxicabs, and, of course, streetcars. Nearly getting run down by one of these historic trolleys yesterday made me wonder about other forms of transportation around the world – and throughout the universe. So, I thought I'd pose the following question to my fellow authors and their characters...

What kinds of transportation do you utilize most often? Horses, trucks, spaceships, or something else altogether?

Curious minds want to know!

46 comments:

Aidan said...

I'm glad you're okay, Laura.

Marc drives me around at home. In Belhanor I ride my horse Nightstalker.

Laura Martone said...

I'm fine, Aidan, thanks. It wasn't that close a call - it's just always a little nerve-wracking trying to cross St. Charles Avenue or Canal Street with trolleys constantly coming in both directions.

Anyway, I'll bet riding a horse on your own and getting driven around by your cousin are very different experiences. Do you have a preference?

Aidan said...

Riding. Nightstalker rocks.

Besides, Marenya tells me I look sexy on him.

Laura Martone said...

I figured as much. I haven't ridden a horse in years, but I remember it being awesome.

And, yes, I can see Marenya's point. ;-)

Marenya said...

He rides bareback, Laura. Both of their backs are bare. Long blond hair, and black mane and tail flying in the wind. Those tanned, rippling muscles...

Is it warm in here?

Aidan said...

Aw. You c'mere, sweetness.

Daryl Harper said...

Get a room, you two! ;-)

Nutmeg Cross said...

How does even a harmless chat about transportation end up being about sex? This place is crazy!

Oh, and Indy and I most often depend on our feet to get us around - though we're not opposed to the occasional free ride.

Ginger said...

Kaelin and I have a matched pair of horses that Aidan gave us. Nightstalker's offspring, actually.

I want a motorcycle. It would be really cool to ride with magic to guide me. Like flying!

Marenya said...

I love to walk, too, Nutmeg.

Aidan, stop it. I'm trying to.... Um..... Nevermind. I forgot what I was going to say.

kaelin said...

Maybe after, Ginger.

Ginger said...

Yeah, after. But I still plan to ride Emilie.

Ginger said...

Aidan looks like a wild Indian on horseback, Laura. That's why I call him Chief.

Aidan said...

I think it's okay, Gingersnap. Marenya rode.

Next time I'll put feathers in my hair just for you. ;)

Raynor said...

I'll donate some to see that.

Aidan said...

Cool!

Saxen said...

You should be honored, my lord. All I get is "Watch the feathers! Don't pull any out!" whenever we fly.

Which, incidentally, is my favorite method of transportation.

Raynor said...

Mine as well. But there is a difference between having feathers fall out and having them yanked out , my love.

Ginger said...

Could I have one for my hair, too? I could braid it on one side. That would look so cool in Belhanor.

Aidan, would you wear body paint?

Aidan said...

That would kind of defeat the whole naked thing...

Marenya? Why are you looking at me like that?

Saxen said...

I don't even have any feathers, and Raynor is my husband. But I do often have tufts of black nightstalker hair about.

Laura Martone said...

Not to keep coming back to the subject of sex (sorry, Meg), but all this talk of bareback riders and Indian feathers has me remembering where my hubby and I were a couple weeks ago... we were watching a sexy burlesque show in the French Quarter, and one of the lovely ladies danced under the pseudonym "Tomahawk Tassels" - hehe!

Marenya said...

You are the Lord Seer. And Ashlyn's father.

You can't possibly.

Ginger said...

Tomahawk Tassels! That is hilarious, Laura.

Here's an idea, let's make a calendar for charity. Like, the Sentinel Stud Calendar. We could put Raynor in it, too!

And Marc, Jason, Pax, Kaelin. Maybe the Lord Prince...probably not.

Marenya said...

Returning to the subject... one form of transportation I do not like is airplanes. They make my stomach drop out.

Faldur said...

I confesss I don't like them either. Nor boats.

I really hate boats.

Kaelin said...

I like to ride but my favorite is the Bugatti.

Ginger said...

I know it is. I like my Ferrari, too. Thank you for it.

Kaelin said...

You're welcome.

Marc said...

My favorite ride is Lucy.

Olivia Harper said...

Marc! That's a wee bit inappropriate. Oh, wait a minute - with Aidan around, I guess we're always in inappropriate territory - so much so that talking about sex has, well, become appropriate.

Never mind.

As for favorite transportation, I have to disagree with you, Faldur. I love boats! But then, I suppose that only makes sense - given that I grew up in New Orleans (which is surrounded by water) and now live on an island in southern Texas.

Ginger said...

Shall I tell her you said so?

I'm sure she'll be relieved to know she came in first.

Marenya said...

Seriously Olivia... all the joking about sex is just their way of letting off steam. You have no idea how much stress we are all under these days.

Pretty much every day, actually.
Except that at the moment nothing bad is actually happening to anyone. A miracle!

We'll see how long that lasts.

Oh, and Ginger's pregnant, in case you didn't catch that earlier. They're hoping for twins.

Marc said...

Ah. Awkward.

I actually named my 69 fastback mustang Lucy after my girlfriend.

But the real Lucy is a close second.

Lucy said...

You named your car after me?

That is so sweet! Come here, Marcus.

Olivia Harper said...

Oh, no worries, Marenya. I'm certainly no prude. Just ask Michael. ;-)

I merely think it's funny that, with this crew, pretty much every topic (even seemingly innocuous ones) eventually evolves (or devolves?) into naughtier places...

Marenya said...

Well, um, it really didn't until Nutmeg said something about sex. I just said Aidan looked good on horseback.

Aidan said...

Uh huh. No other thought in your pretty little head, was there, Sweetness?

Nutmeg Cross said...

I hate to contradict you, Marenya, but you were the one who added the business about his "tanned, rippling muscles..." before I even mentioned sex. Somehow, I don't think your thoughts were terribly pure at the time.

No judgment, of course, but there you go.

Marenya said...

So every time you see someone atractive you think of sex? Truly?

The twins are a bit much, I admit, but...?

Marc said...

Whenever I see someone attractive I think of sex.

Ginger said...

Allow me to hit him for you, Marenya. There.

Marc said...

Ow, snarky bird!

Nutmeg Cross said...

Boy, Marenya, you really don't want to own up to it, do you? ;-) I didn't mention, after all, that following your "muscles" comment, you said - and I quote - "Is it warm in here?"

Still sticking to your story, then?

Again, no judgment - I just don't want to be accused of bringing up the sexy talk first.

And while we're on the subject... no, in fact, I don't always think of sex when I see someone attractive - if that were the case, I'd ALWAYS be thinking of sex. After all, Indy's pretty cute, and he's always with me.

Then again, I am only 17 - isn't sex programmed into the teenage brain? So, really, I'm just at the mercy of my hormones...

Marc said...

Everyone does it. Rather a lot, if they're lucky. Which most of the legacy is.

Ginger said...

Kaelin is the best husband in the world. And very creative.