"Liz: What's it like in hell?
"Ketut: Same like heaven. Universe is a circle, Liss. To up, to down—all same, at end.
"Liz: Then how can you tell the difference between heaven and hell?
"Ketut: Because of how you go. Heaven, you go up, through seven happy places. Hell you go down, through seven sad places. This is why it better for you to go up, Liss.
"Liz: You mean, you might as well spend your life going upward, through the happy places, since heaven and hell—same destinations—are the same thing anyway?
"Ketut: Same-same. Same in end, so better be happy on journey."
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat Pray Love
Cyber mages study the concept of progressiveness and elementium through Golem Magic and Necromancy (Multiversal 6.1st Law coded iridescent by visual pattern recognition; 6.2 melody by aural; 6.3 cool by temperature; 6.4 distinction or newness through tactile; 6.5 deliciousness through olfactory; 6.6 anticipation through time; 6.7 umwelten confusion/boredom).
Fragments from Recovered Texts
We are mermaid cyborgs. Figure it out. Come to terms
with the molecules, the water, the intricate systems of the body
we made for you, and the universe you made for us, all these stars
we annihilated together, purpose and anti-purpose
like the good and evil that only exist when
they, too, are forces we fancy to make.
Failure to Thrive
The wrong way is the best way.
Or the best way is the wrong way.
I forget which.
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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.