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13 January 2018 @ 04:16 pm
It Came From The Wedding 2  
  He steered out on to the street and around the plaza to park beside the Disco building.

Madam Pawz stuck her nose in the air and marched up the steps as if she didn't feel the ominous loom of the building.

In the lobby, Dagger was watching Q  . . . who had a perfectly ordinary door-and-frame leaning against the wall.

Madam Paz halted abruptly. "What the One is that woman doing?" She blinked and rubber her eyes. "It's . . . almost like there's . . . a room?"

Q turned around. "Yes, there is. And you can see it? Can you see this?" She grabbed thin air.

"Well, yes . . . the optician always said they were floaters, nothing to worry about."

Ebsa choked faintly. "He didn't understand . . . which up until a few years ago no one else would have either."

Pawz frowned. "You have then all over your arms . . . and they're all rooms with . . . desks in them?"

"Yes. We've outgrown the assembly room, so I'm adding some, umm, extra space in back and  some side galleries."

Dimensionally. Ebsa boggled, and stood back while Q showed both Dagger and Pawz how to seal the bubble around the door jamb, push the door up solidly against the wall and magically stick it there.

Ebsa stepped through the door, into a room with the same sort of desks as the main assembly room, all facing a bronze surface bulging back into the room. The inside of a bubble. And suddenly the bronze was pulled away. A triangular opening, then the point on the floor stretch up into a rectangle with Q on a ladder.

" . . . and then we anchor the last corner and voila! A dozen more seats. "I'll put another one on the other side,  and then two long one down the sides of the room, one above the other. I figure the high ones can be the press or just . . . people who want to watch.."

Pawz walked in, out that door and around to the big double door. Ebsa followed, ducking back a forth a couple of times to check that the room really wasn't bulging back into the lobby . . .

"That's amazing." Madam Pawz turned to Q. "Can I help with the others?"

:: Hey Paer. Guess what? ::

:: No guess needed. "Look, Paer! Your precious Closey is having lunch with another woman!" I just about choked when I saw you with my mother! I never wanted you to meet that bitter . . . Oh Honestly!  Why are you laughing? ::

:: Come over to Disco and see. ::

:: Disco . . . you're getting her tested? ::

Ebsa glance over to where his prospective Mother-in-Law was catching  nothing, and opening it up. Shoving her purse in. Sticking it on her arm . . .

Yikes! Fast study!

:: I think your mother is about to have a major career change. ::
Michawl DolbearMichawl Dolbear on January 13th, 2018 10:54 pm (UTC)

I suggest you need to make it clear that Ebsa met & took Madam Pawz to lunch in Paris - hence Paer being informed forthwith.


There was a scene in Dystopia

He opened his shields and let her—and anyone else listening—see what he was seeing

so a Oner /can/ see what Madam Pawz sees.

I wonder if using a mirror or better a non-metallic mirror, would let a magic user see though a corridor or gate?
matapampamuphoff on January 14th, 2018 05:01 am (UTC)
Only if she lets her shields down.

And an interesting idea. A camera and display on the dash ought to work for drivers.
matapampamuphoff on January 14th, 2018 05:33 am (UTC)
"Excuse me? Madam Pawz?" Ebsa tried for ultra polite. Accosting someone on a sidewalk in Paris could easily be mistaken for a rude advance. Not what he'd planned, but she'd walked out of the office building where she worked as he approached.

She was average in height. Professionally styled hair, expensive business suit . . . a face that should have been spectacularly beautiful, but the lines of chronic disappointment had crept in . . . and her current expression didn't help at all.

She stopped, brows lowering, gathering power.

Good thing I'm not a pervvie. I think she must regularly have to deal with unwanted advances.

"Yes?" Chilly tones.
muirecan: Withersmuirecan on January 13th, 2018 10:56 pm (UTC)
Good for her. Maybe she will become a bit less bitter having a talent most of the one doesn’t. I don’t expect miracles but one of her problems is she tied her self worth to the wedding games and they failed her when Orde proved able to father Paer. She had expected not to have a child until her 3rd or 4th marriage and she had sadly cut ties with that first marriage and all associated with it. Sadly for her she seems to burn bridges when changing husbands.

Oh well I am finding this amusing.
(Anonymous) on January 13th, 2018 11:58 pm (UTC)
Bubbles vs Corridors
I am confused (somewhat belatedly). What is the difference between a bubble with two holes in it such as the new seating gallery and a corridor? More to the point, what is the difference in how they are made? Further, the Fire Mountain Inn has entire wings in bubbles, but no-one noticed the have to push through the hole until half way in, then get sucked in effect when going to their rooms. Did Harry get all his guests very drunk before going to bed for a millennium?
Michawl DolbearMichawl Dolbear on January 14th, 2018 02:10 am (UTC)
Re: Bubbles vs Corridors
See also the bubbles in Dark Lady where nothing unusual is noticed - unless something bigger than the door is pushed in?>

Edited at 2018-01-14 02:11 am (UTC)
matapampamuphoff on January 14th, 2018 04:49 am (UTC)
Re: Bubbles vs Corridors
Guys, I make this up as I go, adding complexity, while trying to not violate the rules I've set up.

The walls of the bubble are elastic and press down on whatever is there. And resist entry, but the dimensional "vacuum" inside sucks. Once the balance of the mass is inside, it all gets pulled in as the suck overcomes the elasticity. Things with loose cohesion can have difficulties, but by and large, both push and pull are fairly weak and a minor inconvenience or assistance. Think of it as getting on or off an escalator. The first couple of times you stumble, do it regularly, and you barely notice.

Corridors have nothing in them. There's no inside, there except briefly as something or someone passes through.

Rooms inside of bubbles create the inside of a bubble, and hold the elastic inside at bay. And yes there a little push or pull going in and out. If you just want to poke your head in (or out) and look, you should have a grip on something.
muirecan: Withersmuirecan on January 14th, 2018 08:16 am (UTC)
RE: Re: Bubbles vs Corridors
No problem. Fans will endlessly argue any and all points. Sometimes with the author.
(Anonymous) on January 14th, 2018 05:39 pm (UTC)
Still think bad idea
Still think going this direction is a bad idea. No matter how attractive you make it.
matapampamuphoff on January 14th, 2018 11:49 pm (UTC)
Re: Still think bad idea
The Oners are going to get dimensional ability one way or another. Haing a (cough) native source will make life easier for Xen's kids.
(Anonymous) on January 15th, 2018 12:40 am (UTC)
Re: Still think bad idea
Admit it, you could not resist sticking Urfa and Paer's dad with the need to deal with her in an official capacity where she has them over a barrel.
(Anonymous) on January 16th, 2018 07:38 pm (UTC)
The One Mall
Consider a mall enclosed in interconnected bubbles with entrances from each city and town on the One World or for that matter on Earth. Build it on Comet Fall, smuggle it through the gate (it is just a bubble after all) Buy small plots in various cities and stick the entrances down. Watch the local governments go nuts. Consider that the inside of the bubbles are not in their jurisdictions. Add apartments (in individual bubbles) as needed.