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06 July 2017 @ 07:39 am
Traveling tomorrow, posting will depend on connectivity (which despite my worrying has never been a problem) and having time to write.

Feel free to drop weird ideas in here, you never know what'll spark something.
Michawl DolbearMichawl Dolbear on July 7th, 2017 01:49 am (UTC)
The Tarnhelm?

Recall that Pax produced invisibility necklaces.

We haven't seen any magical Oner physical devices.
James ResoldierJames Resoldier on July 7th, 2017 08:44 pm (UTC)
That's very true! I mean, they have Magifacturing, and they are aware that most of the magic effects are the result of nano-scale manipulation, but why is it that we have not seen much in the way of amulets for the Oners?
Michawl DolbearMichawl Dolbear on July 7th, 2017 09:16 pm (UTC)
Not too sure that that's all of the "explanation" of 'magic'.

Vibrations as Nil would have you say.

If you heat your bath water by magic for example.

The only Comet Fall physical devices I can recall are The Royal Gene seeker by the King's Mage and the archwizard's sword (Scoone)
matapampamuphoff on July 8th, 2017 03:36 am (UTC)
They have charms--fixed effects caused by symbolic logic symbols embued with residual power. Sustained by the Collective belief that they will work.

In Comet Fall, when Rustle and Xen are in Verona with the Travelers,they make some.

Q uses it with her hologram multiverse models.

Fean's Granny knew a lot. Possibly something the Orange Team women learned from Rebeccah.

It's a lot closer to "Presto-chango" magic than most of my stuff.
mbarker: Me typing?mbarker on July 7th, 2017 06:35 am (UTC)
Purple bunnies, black goats, dragons... how about pink platypus? Or kangaroos? What other fun critters are there? Penguins! Or...
(Anonymous) on July 7th, 2017 10:43 pm (UTC)
OK, I'll go a different direction. What's happening to Fancy? Seems ripe for a sequel. Hmm. What happens when parts of your consciousness are far enough away to have data delay effects? Do you send off a clone? Try to integrate data from mixed time frames?

I could steer you towards a Charles Sheffield story about an on-line entity that starts leaving hints about an alien presence in an effort to prepare for it's own discovery. Then some real aliens show up....

mbarker: Me typing?mbarker on July 11th, 2017 10:13 am (UTC)
Not sure why, but I was thinking about I think it was the Flash who vibrated himself through walls? Yeah, I know, they can just pop a corridor through one, but perhaps the One Warriors did it differently? After all, isn't it the Wiz who says, "It's all about vibration?"