Act Two, chapter two: 012

2nd May 12:00 AM, 2014 in Act Two: Chapter Two
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Act Two, chapter two: 012
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MsMegan 2nd May 12:00 AM, 2014 edit delete
MsMegan
"I deal in details and specifics by being inscrutible and vague."

also YOU GUYS. TCAF. NEXT WEEKEND.
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cattservant 2nd May 12:15 AM, 2014 edit delete reply
cattservant
Practice but not posses,
Approach but not address,
Tell truth but not confess...
MsMegan 2nd May 10:32 AM, 2014 edit delete reply
MsMegan
That's a very nice summation of things, Cattservant! Spot on.
cattservant 2nd May 4:19 PM, 2014 edit delete reply
cattservant
"Even a stopped clock..."
Paula Richey 2nd May 2:42 PM, 2014 edit delete reply
In the days before recorded music, I don't suppose you could possess it ;) now let's see if I can load magic onto an iPod.
MsMegan 2nd May 2:52 PM, 2014 edit delete reply
MsMegan
"All MY magic is on vinyl, thank you."
Paula Richey 2nd May 9:25 PM, 2014 edit delete reply
*scribbles notes*
And of course you can store your magic electronically, but the quality isn't as good and of course purists prefer live incantations.
:)
MsMegan 3rd May 9:37 AM, 2014 edit delete reply
MsMegan
This is starting to sound like some amazing worldbuilding...
Laevateinn 3rd May 10:39 AM, 2014 edit delete reply
I don't know - magic CAN be stored on CDs and the quality is pretty decent, but nothing -and I mean NOTHING - stores magic better than VHS tapes (though incantations are the preferred method).
MsMegan 3rd May 10:42 AM, 2014 edit delete reply
MsMegan
Yeah, but those wear down over time, and if you accidentally leave them near fridge magnets, goodbye live recording of that 1998 hexing you went to in high school. Laserdisks now...they had all that room for nice artwork and liner notes....
Laevateinn 3rd May 11:49 AM, 2014 edit delete reply
Oooohhh good point. Hadn't thought of that... mind you, I was born in 1993, so I don't know all that much about storing magic on tapes and such (though my Mom has STACKS of vinyl records so I've lived around them all my life). Though I do remember when hexes, curses and incantations actually had effort put into them - it's all about how good-looking the spellcaster is nowadays rather than how good their magic is... *grumble*
Kim M 2nd May 4:26 PM, 2014 edit delete reply
Does that mean the Beast has strains of magic running through his head all the time, bits of sorcery he can borrow but never keep? And are there spells that just won't go away until he uses them, as earworms won't leave you alone until you hum them? ...This music comparison is intriguing.

(Also, um, it's "possess," not "posses.")
MsMegan 2nd May 4:36 PM, 2014 edit delete reply
MsMegan
Oh, geeze *facepalm*. Can I make excuses about being tired? Let's say I was tired.
Kim M 6th May 7:34 PM, 2014 edit delete reply
Tired works for me. ;)
AbigailBrooks 17th May 4:11 AM, 2014 edit delete reply
AbigailBrooks
Oooooh, more hints of world-building! I like it. So magic is like music - unable to be possessed by anyone (so it's more a force of nature, perhaps?), but something they can perhaps create, be a part of, and enjoy?
DawnStar 26th Jul 1:59 AM, 2015 edit delete reply
I love that final panel. Mostly because Beast's words made so much sense....
ps- I'm loving this story so far!