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03 May 2017 @ 01:37 pm
Organizational question  
This is the only scrambled world I'm going to follow in detail. But Disco is tracking down the other six, while trying to get Nuked One World and Nuked Earth to play nice (AKA not shoot civilians from each others worlds that got dumped i the middle of Paris or Nowhereistan) and build embassies on Embassy.

The other six worlds will involve rescuing people from the upper floors of buildings on the water world, failing to find survivors on the Dino World, starving and desperate people on the barren and algae worlds, and mixed friendship and hostilities on the two mining Worlds toward these Oners who dropped in from nowhere while destrying the main mine entrance.

Shall I toss in an occasional chapter from Disco, carrying out these rescues, or put it all (very briefly) in at the end.

The reason I'm thinkimg about putting it in is that _Mirror, Mirror_ starts with Disco and Ebsa investigating. I'll need to bring it back to that at the end. But would interludes help or break the narative? It's choppy enough as it is, with three POVs.
matapampamuphoff on May 10th, 2017 01:49 am (UTC)
Re: Nuclear/dimensional interactions
Ah, yes. Probably only works because of my large irregular patches. I wasn't particularly thinking of widening the spiral as the world's drifted outward.
James ResoldierJames Resoldier on May 10th, 2017 08:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Nuclear/dimensional interactions
TLDR - Postulation on the science behind scrambled world.

Dimensional effects, you said, were ended, by author's decree. Therefore, spiral won't widen.

A couple possible reasons for this, in character science:

Nuke only has so much energy. Will only affect out so far before effect dilutes.

Another idea for that (And currently my favorite) is simply the speed of light. Remember in Outcasts and Gods, Wolf timed the collapse of a gate, from when power was cut, to gate collapse. If I remember correctly, it was about half a second or so, which includes a controlled ramp-down of power. Figure that a nuke will collapse a gate in a tenth of a millisecond (100 microseconds as an alternate statement). How far out would the EM/Quantum effects of a nuclear blast actually travel in that time? Light travels just short of 30 kilometers in that time. The EM effects of the blast would be cut off once the gate collapsed, thus restricting the area of effect to that distance.

On thing this brings up is the really bad potential for BAD THINGS if a nuke were set off inside a Permanent gate. No power to disrupt. But consider that the cones, before they become gates, are spinning rapidly. and that mechanical gates tend to send them spinning off. The magic gates have been said, in canon, to be highly magnetic in nature, perhaps the EMP would be sufficient to collapse a magic gate even faster, minimizing the potential for evil.

As, mostly, the corridors seem to deal with mere translocation, rather than changes in energy state (aside from potential/positional energy from altitude/orbital changes), and the enormous power needed to initiate and sustain mechanical gates, you could even come up with a supposed formula for the amount of energy absorbed by the edges of the multiverse.

Potential pompous, know-it-all Nuke Earth scientist quote:

"Of all the energy of the blast, only %fill-in-percentage-here% of it was actually electro-magnetic, and of that portion, only a fraction of the energy was in the correct direction/plane to affect the gate. Thus, the area of effect, is equal to the ...blah, blah, blah. The earthquakes are from this energy bleeding back into the worlds.

The Q comes back with:

"The gate collapsed in less than half a millisecond. Light/EM only travels so fast. Once the gate collapsed, the dimensional effects froze in place. The earthquakes are probably due to differences in mass and substrate material in the exchanged landmasses."

Scientist's objection:

"And what do you base this surmise on, young lady?"

Q says: "Occam's Razor."
matapampamuphoff on May 10th, 2017 09:44 pm (UTC)
Re: Nuclear/dimensional interactions
So you're channeling Q now?

I think the majority of the power of the explosion affected the inbetween, forming the vortex that had trapped that Earth and that One World.

After that--it's been fifty years--the powered gate caused disruptions, pulling worlds it contacted into the whirlpool. And caused earthquakes on all the worlds in the whirlpool. The One World's attempts to open a gate also cause quakes on all worlds.

The powered gate bridging between the two worlds deepest in the whirlpool was well on the way to causing a world-wide massive swap as the pinwheel expanded with every pulse. Good thing Ebsa and Nick destroyed it so quickly.