Thanks guys, I really had fun putting this together. Hammer, though, didn't. it lagged horribly when even one building was visible, so I kinda built it one at a time. I actually saw the whole compilation for the first time right before I submitted it.
oh right, and to put a scale to the pics; a person is about 1/3 the size of a lantern (the blue glowing things on the curvy roads). but for performance reasons, the player is actually about twice as tall as it. still, suffice to say it was more of a slideshow than anything in css.
and MaK, I found that skybox awhile ago on sourceprefabs.com right here.
you'll have to fix up the vmt's for any of the skies though, cause the funny guy used the wrong type of slashes. All credit to hipshot for the sky, btw. (not sure if we're supposed to do that)
and yeah, now that I think of it, it does look kinda like matrix