"What would happen if the autism gene was eliminated from the gene pool? You would have a bunch of people standing around in a cave, chatting and socializing and not getting anything done."
"For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction."
"You asked me if an ordinary person, by studying hard, gets to be able to imagine these things like I imagine; of course!—I was an ordinary person who studied hard. There's no miracle people."
Tangerian mages study the concept of free will and fortune through Crystal Magic and Astrology (Multiversal 5.1st Law coded orange by visual pattern recognition; 5.2 variations by aural; 5.3 lukewarm by temperature; 5.4 pleasure through tactile; 5.5 comfort, nostalgia, or in-loving-memory through olfactory; 5.6 reflection through time; 5.7 umwelten purpose/waste).
Fragments from Recovered Texts
A lukewarm bath;
A crescendo of trilling, rising-and-falling music,
halted by a grand pause
as it considers
the broken end of a quill;
The smell of freshly washed hair;
The acrid and gurgled choke
of a sun aged to an orange-red glow;
The mirror I don't want to gift,
you don't want to lift,
so we avoid looking
No more of these sorrows.
Now I will enter this abyss with you,
and gladly so,
because without you
all would be lost.
Failure to Thrive
Persistence and inevitably are able to coincide
but only with the sincere collaboration
of your performing self
and the force behind the curtain;
if you leave this shadow animus behind
in favor of fortunes smaller than you,
then you give your potential for growth
to those you please,
and your inevitably
works as compost
growing hollow trees.
YOU ARE READING
Theory of MagicRandom
Experimentally drafted, imaginary spellbook for Emergence No. 7's multiverse, inspired by my current research in science, philosophy, and art. In-progress story, to be resumed January 19.