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6 hours later…
1:55 PM
Ugh. So I guess today is Tuesday, not yesterday. I think someone switched my coffee with decaf.
 
2:32 PM
Today is not yesterday
 
I'm registered for it. It's open internationally. You could enter too!
 
weekends are sooooo busy. I will think about it.
 
that is a fair point
 
3:35 PM
what?
 
Weekends can be busy
 
 
1 hour later…
4:49 PM
Huh.
It's Tuesday. I thought it was Monday.
 
@KitZ.Fox wow, your misthought and mine cancel out!
 
Indeed.
I've got a thing I need to do. Maybe I could write before that though...
 
I can write now, if you want
 
time is looking slim.
maybe in 30 - 45 minutes.
 
okay sounds good. I'mma get lunch
 
5:37 PM
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 OK I'm ready when you are.
 
6:20 PM
@KitZ.Fox I'm back, are we still on?
 
Yes. Let's.
What's our topic?
 
I dunno. You have one?
@MattE.Эллен are you in?
 
I don't.
I was working on a short story a little while ago. I could maybe write on that. I've got two I'm working on. But maybe better to just write something new.
 
That can be the topic then. "Something new"
 
OK
back in ten
 
6:24 PM
2017-02-28 Writing Exercise: 10 minute write, "Something new"
 
I feel like I should finish that.
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 cool! I want those!
 
@KitZ.Fox yeah me too :)
 
You should enter that sci-fi contest. You're way better at it than me.
 
I'll consider it. weekends are busy
maybe I can put a little time in while my daughter is doing gymnastics.
I wonder if anyone's done a serious sci-fi about a society with unlimited portals
I know in the Hyperion saga there were portals, and people had homes whose rooms were all on different planets, and one day the portals stopped working, and family members didn't even have time to react while they were cut off from each other forever (non-portal interplanetary travel being very slow)
Portals also violate thermodynamics pretty badly
but still.
I think society would completely and utterly change if cheap portals were ubiquitous
 
6:44 PM
Stephen R Donaldson's gap series was sorta like that, only not.
 
In the Wheel of Time, the magic users (some of them) can make portals.
but they only just figured out how
so they're still experimenting and learning
 
There was one where the portals had to be anchored and exactly mirror the target location.
Can't remember which books though.
 
in the last three books this one character uses portals for everything. like, on a battlefield, he opens a tiny portal to a cupboard back home to get some tea.
to impress a girl
 
I just remember that they got trapped because the target location had collapsed in ruin or something.
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 nice
 
(well, she was 300+ years older than him, but still)
@KitZ.Fox yeah that's probably how it'd begin. first, big standing portals, huge energy use
 
6:47 PM
This {complicated relationship} who wrote a novel once where they had portable jump packs that they were trained to use for combat. Very short-range teleport.
 
then, portable ones. military implications become serious.
then, consumer-grade portals.
 
They weren't useful for much else. You couldn't go far enough.
 
still. there've been superheroes who can do small jumps, like Nightcrawler... very useful in combat.
 
which in retrospect is a lot like PvZ's scientist's ability.
That guy ended up being a pedophile. Can't remember if I told you that.
He was a big Heinlein fan. It showed in his work. It also somehow made sense to me after I found out he was a pedophile.
 
I'm not sure who you're referring to. I don't recall you knowing any pedophiles though.
 
6:53 PM
The {complicated relationship} guy I mentioned up there.
I only found out accidentally this summer, and by then I was already distracted with cancer, so I might not have brought it up.
Also it's a weird thing to bring up.
 
Speaking of, how are you doing? The last messages I saw from you seemed positive.
 
I've settled on "I felt better when I had cancer" as a means of describing how I feel.
Mostly because I didn't have any symptoms.
 
Now I have scar tissue and decreased lung capacity and persistent numbness and chronic pain.
But hey. I don't have cancer, so there's that.
 
will those things get better?
 
7:00 PM
some of it will, especially if I stick with PT. But it's a long and painful process to get back to something resembling normal.
I had really wanted to just be done once they took the tumor out. But no dice.
I've got a meeting. bbl
 
 
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8:22 PM
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