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05 May 2013 @ 04:45 pm
LJ Idol "An Adventure Of 'Yes'": The Daredevil  
The pilot heads out away from the city, climbing higher and higher. He looks over to see if you're ready, and you nod.

The first barrel roll makes your stomach reel like a drunk on the highway, but the second and third are better than a rollercoaster. It's amazing! The pilot levels off and swings back around in a giant arc, and then executes four more rolls. Whoo!

He flies on for a while—is that Goldcrest down there? The hills are much denser here than you'd realized, and the river curves around them and winds off toward the horizon, as if it goes on forever.

"Ready to try something bigger?" the pilot asks.

"Hell, yeah!"

He heads back toward the open countryside again, slowly gaining altitude. Then he pulls up, and the plane goes into a gigantic loop, so slowly it feels as if you might almost fall out of the sky. Then you're coming back around again, reaching level, and the pilot does a few more celebratory rolls to finish off.

Wow. Your hands are shaking from the adrenaline and your hair feels downright crispy, as if all the color has leeched right out of it, but this is probably the most awesome thing that has ever happened to you.

You're giddy and you feel like you've accomplished something, though you don't know what.

The pilot grins, and you laugh like you've come unhinged. This was definitely an adventure!

Are you satisfied, or do you wish you'd made another choice?

Teo Sayseternal_ot on May 7th, 2014 07:00 am (UTC)
Haha.. I loved this one!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 7th, 2014 07:24 am (UTC)
It sounds like fun, doesn't it? If you have the guts for it, which I personally do not. :D
tatdatcmtatdatcm on May 7th, 2014 03:01 pm (UTC)
This choice was my first instinct and I loved it!

I'm going back to see what the other outcomes were, but I'm pretty sure they won't top this one. :)

Well done.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 7th, 2014 04:43 pm (UTC)
It was pretty exhilarating, wasn't it? I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to do it, but I envy those who would! :D
Liz: life change boogielabelleizzy on May 8th, 2014 11:01 pm (UTC)

I love it.

*goes back to explore the other options!*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 9th, 2014 05:12 am (UTC)
So glad you enjoyed this. Thanks for reading!
A Karmic Sandbox: Candid Teasekarmasoup on May 11th, 2014 12:03 am (UTC)
Oh, how very cool! I didn't initially choose this one, because I've actually been on aerial plane tours flown by friends over incredibly beautiful scenery (got to see the crew on the set of Dances With Wolves being filmed in 1991 over the Black Hills from cropdusting height in the equivalent of a flying VW bug), and I go to air shows that include a ride every once in a while, but I wasn't anticipating TRICKS... now that's something I haven't done (and would love to!). I was completely happy with my white water rafting adventure, but you challenged me for more, so I figured, what the heck... so glad I did! Woo-hoo!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 11th, 2014 12:50 am (UTC)
Even the unthrilling adventures are fun to read about here, though they don't always... end well. ;)
Kellykajel on May 12th, 2014 06:48 pm (UTC)
Awesome! I would take a plane ride because I have been in a small one and really enjoyed it before. The tricks might scare me, but I would want to say yes. If I actually would, I am not sure.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 12th, 2014 11:23 pm (UTC)
That's always the question-- you WANT to say yes, but at the same time... will you?

It depends on how much you expect danger, I think. :)