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13 January 2016 @ 10:07 pm
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This bodes ill for the health of my desktop at home . . . just as well I have three different backup systems.
(Anonymous) on January 20th, 2016 12:11 am (UTC)
Light inside a bubble?
Finally managed to retrieve from memory what I thought about last week.

If you put people inside a fast-time bubble, what happens to light? All previous instances I've seen involve advanced magicians using a fast bubble to sleep a long time - come out for food, no light required. Here, you're putting lots of people inside a house. You mention food, and I suppose that everything is done with magical light instead of something requiring fuel, but you haven't mentioned it before. Also cooking? I *think* Harry's Tavern runs on fueled stoves.

outside light coming through the bubble should badly red-shift, to the point that it's not usable for human vision. Light generated inside the bubble should work (and should be really blue-shifted if it goes out through bubble?) You're not going to keep growing kids healthy without lots of light to run around and play.

If you haven't already thought about it, maybe just add a throwaway line about lamp oil or magic lights to the one about needing lots of food.


also, are bubbles water-proof? Absent time-induced variance, will water leak through bubble? or Air?
matapampamuphoff on January 20th, 2016 01:28 am (UTC)
Re: Light inside a bubble?
The bubbles are permeable to air and water. Possibly smaller particles, virii. Or more properly, small particles can be shifted from normal world to bubble when they are in close proximity. Energy--light--does not shift. Otherwise the bubbles would be visible, and whatever was inside would be fried.

There may be some leakage, and no doubt the Oner scientists are trying to find some way to detect them.
matapampamuphoff on January 20th, 2016 01:39 am (UTC)
Re: Light inside a bubble?
I've had Ra'd's family, with flashlights, Eldon in his car would have light, and yes, there will be light, probably lanterns and candles in the Black Island Fast House. Good point about the need for sunlight. I'll ponder, and possibly even research, how much and how frequently well nourished children need UV exposure.

IIRC, I had them spending a week at a time inside, which was roughly a minute on the outside.

** Editing ** Meh. Brain dead here. Right, the _Fast Houses_ are 20 to 1. A week inside is 8 hours outside. So if they're inside every night, they'd get one day in the sunlight out of every eight days.

Edited at 2016-01-20 01:47 am (UTC)