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Eternity Complex is the story about a girl called Fae, the people she meets, and the adventure she has as she tries to figure out why she's been whisked away to a mystifying and often frightening new world.

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23rd Mar 2015, 3:07 PM in Chapter14
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zartala
At least Fae was able to dodge before she tripped. Fae's not a clumsy person, but that limestone floor is super slippery with all of the water flowing over it. If you've every been in a living cave (cave with water traveling through it), you've probably experienced just how slippery that surface is.

If you've never been in a living cave, other than missing out on a great experience, you probably have no clue how slippery that cave floor is. Walking on the wet surface of a cave is a lot like walking across a freshly mopped floor. There's very little friction and one miss-step can send you sliding. The sliding is only worse with bare feet. To me it would be unrealistic for Fae not to trip at least once now that water is being hurled around everywhere. Also, I've only ever been in commercial show caves; I've been told that the actual rock surface is much more slippery than the paved floor of a show cave (which is already fairly slippery).
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Skweeee
When I was younger I visited a cave that was several hundred metres long. It's the darkest dark I've ever experienced. The scariest part was the halfway point where it got so narrow that you had to through face down, feet first so that you could properly twist your body to 'fit' through the twists. My heart rate was quite high at that moment.

I'm older now and way too cautious to do something like that now though.
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zartala
That sounds like so much fun! I would so do something like that. One of my biggest hopes with studying geology is that I'll eventually get to focus on caves (volcanoes are cool, too, as are tectonics and most geologic subjects I've been introduced to) and get paid to do exactly what you just described. I realize that the claustrophobic elements aren't for everyone, though.

Large, commercial show caves are really awesome and don't come with the feeling of dread that squeezing through tiny, dark passages can evoke. The paths are paved with hand rails located along the slippery areas and the passages are well lit (unless you opt for something more dangerous). If you ever feel like returning below ground (I wouldn't blame you if you didn't want to, though, it does not sound like you had fun on your caving trip), a large show cave may be more to your liking. But I'm speaking as someone who really loves caves and it is totally cool that if you don't. :)
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Skweeee
Oh I still love caves. It's been awhile but I used to do some rock climbing to.

I like your suggestion to visit commercial show caves. It sounds very nice. It would definitely satisfy my need for adventure and exploration.