first, I would like to apologize for my lousy english second,I hardly know anything about relativity (well I understand why you can't travel faster than light, and i understand a few concepts,so I get the simplfied big idea , but I don't know the fine stuff of it) me and a friend were discussing f.t.l travelling yesterday. We have read about faster than light travelling by taking a shortcut through space time now so far evrything I have read is about light that travels in a straight line but what if light is bended (by the gravity of an extremly dense object, for example, a black hole)? i made a picture of this http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/8672/ftltravelispossibleun7.jpg [Broken] now thanks to the black hole, the light is not taking a direct way from point B to C and travelling more distance. Assume you would counteract the gravitational force of the black hole by igniting side rockets, so you *DO* go in a straight line faster than light travel mean : basically travelling faster than light, so in this example is it true that you are travelling faster than light? or are we horrible wrong here ?