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IsaLumitus wrote:On an unrelated note. I kind of dislike the name "Junko". I know it's a fairly common Japanese name, as I've seen it several times in stories. But as an English speaker, it seems like a mean thing to do to a character, naming her after garbage (junk).
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linkhyrule5 wrote: On a separate note, I'm wondering if magic's multiversal apocalyptic power isn't simply that mages are wresting control of the universe from He Who Is and not giving it back when they're done. Though that doesn't seem... fast enough to be really relevant, given that we never see an item or an area "run out" of magic to be used... though we've never seen a truly extended magical universe. But no, the Elysium should count...
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sun tzu wrote:
Hey. Sorry for not replying earlier - I saw this, didn't reply immediately, and kinda forgot about it. ^^'
(Though it seems like it would be more fitting in the discussion thread, or the official SoS forum...)
I'll admit, I'm struggling with the implications of portals myself. For instance, the bit about ho closing a portal pushes things out one end or the other - it made sense until I gave it some further thought, and realized there's no reason it would push in one direction. Logically, it ought to push each half in the opposite direction until they're cut...
At this point, I figure the edges are not sharp in the sense that they're mere deformations in space. If you "hit" an edge, you won't be colliding with the edge itself...but depending on your angle, you'll either be pushing your molecules apart, or pushing them together, at the contact zone. So you'll still be blocked, much as if you did hit a solid edge.
linkhyrule5 wrote:Well, except that anything that can apply macroscopic scales of force on single molecular bonds (pushing molecules apart) is, well, also known as a knife.
sun tzu wrote:
I'm not sure just how fine the area of effect would be, really...
Even if it's a half-inch thick (and I didn't get that impression), it would still cut. A knife just needs to have an edge thin relative to the force applied.
(Also, a "mere" deformation of force will generate tidal forces that themselves act like knives.)
We could move this to the forum if you want, though.
sun tzu wrote:Heh, probably for the best.
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Jinx999 wrote:It shouldn't be too dificult to describe a set of forces around the edge of the portal, similar to trying to balance a north pole of a magnet on a north pole, that will cause most things to slide out when you try to close a portal, but would make it possible to cut a rigidly held bar if you closed a portal around it.
And sorry about the checking - haven't been by to check the story for a while. :-(
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For instance, the bit about ho closing a portal pushes things out one end or the other - it made sense until I gave it some further thought, and realized there's no reason it would push in onedirection. Logically, it ought to push each half in the opposite direction until they're cut...
Let M be a (time-oriented) causally compact spacetime thatinterpolates between an initial surface S1 and a ﬁnal surface S2. Suppose that Mhas no closed timelike curves. Then, M is diﬀeomorphic to S1 × [0, 1] (and, inparticular, S1 is diﬀeomorphic to S2).
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Sereg wrote:By the way, do we know the name of Soul's Earth yet? (I really like that system of cassification, by the way. Works much better than numerical, alphabetical or similar methods for AU names IMO.)
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