Fhloston Paradise Ship

Congratulations, you are the winnner of the Gemini Crockettes contest and have now the chance to enjoy the ride on our space cruise ship Fhloston Paradise! You dont need a Multi Pass here, just enough resources to spawn this close to 12.000 block CV.

You want to listen the gorgeous voice of Plava Laguna in the Opera House? Here you are right!

Run through the floors like Ruby Rhod or get flashed by the heavenly sight into space through the windows.

Fhloston Paradise is beautiful, with amazingly conceived exteriors and interiors that make it a wonderfully convincing vacation spot.

In the stylistic, future metropolis of New York city as depicted in the film The Fifth Element, there is no better getaway then Fhloston Paradise. It would appear that such a trip is highly coveted and would stand as a symbol of status in the metropolis of 300 years time. The city here is not depicted as rotten and decayed, not dark and damp as the portrayal of Los Angeles in Blade runner, but rather gleaming and fast paced, convenient and accessible. So one might wonder why the ultimate getaway to paradise becomes a necessity?

When Korben receives 2 free tickets to paradise, he also receives countless nagging phone calls from his mother. The social structure of life here appears to remain mostly intact, skewed like anything only by great time. Korben’s mother exclaims, among other things, that she personally is more deserving of a vacation and a tan. This notion is, to us, unquestionable as a vacation or a getaway is an escape from daily life for an emersion in nature and contact with fresh air, exotic growth, and warm sunlight. Yet once Dallas and Leeloo arrive at the Fhloston hotel we are given a chance to examine the so-called paradise, highly touted on earth, and we find a sterile, indoor environment.

The luxury in this hotel is found in its universally acclaimed amenities which one would think could all be found in the city from which any of these tourist have come. The theatre in which Plavalaguna performs is hailed as a perfect replica of the Royal Opera House in Covent Gardens, an experience that in no way would require planetary travel. The indoor environment of the ‘paradise’ seems of no bother to its inhabitants but the lack of contact with any natural environment promotes a sense of unease as one is left to wonder where it is that Korben’s mother would have found her tan? In artificial sunlight in a tanning bed that is planets away from the tanning bed likely down the street from her earthly residence? So why the bother? Why the distance? And why the unlikely name of paradise? It would appear obvious to me that the reason is boredom. The pace of society and all it has to offer is so intense that it offers no need for imagination. This is a society in which you are controlled, not physically, but mentally.