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Window! - Qualified Perceptions
firstfrost
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Window!
While I was sitting about playing Conflux (we've finally uncovered the fourth of the destroy-the-world genres: Vecna Technology, a wholly owned subsidiary of Gehenna, has installed a bunch of new electrical generators, which are filling the North American power grid with enchantments casting "conjure bacteria" spells over and over. Whenever I try to explain a Conflux plot, it sounds like that.) on Saturday, there was a whole bunch of banging from the basement. harrock has had the project of "replace the basement windows" on his list for a while, and this was the test case. It seems to have worked.
Thinking about the windows makes me worry more about the bricks, though, which seem to have transmuted via time and dampness to bricky sand, held together by force of habit rather than anything stronger. I am confident that if imprisoned in the basement, I could tunnel my way through the wall in short order, with a spoon. When we bought the place, the home inspector didn't seem to think it was a Big Problem for the walls - he did disapprove of the moldering in the support pillars, which we replaced two of with lally columns. I guess all the deconstruction upstairs has mostly convinced me that it is not the walls which are the big structural supports. But it worries me.

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merastra From: merastra Date: May 7th, 2007 07:03 am (UTC) (Link)
>> I am confident that if imprisoned in the basement, I could tunnel my way through the wall in short order, with a spoon.

Heh ;-)
chenoameg From: chenoameg Date: May 7th, 2007 01:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

If imprisioned in the basement

It's good that you've thought this through.
mjperson From: mjperson Date: May 7th, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

Definition of Terms

Is it really the 4th destroy the world plot? Some of them seem to be rule the world plots to me.

The collision of Nemesis with the Earth is clearly a destroy the world plot, but the Elvish global climate change invasion seems to be Sauron's plot to rule the world. Though maybe Sauron is bad enough that when he rules the world, it counts as destroyed. And sure, I'll give you George Bush bringing on the Signs of the Apocalypse will probably destroy the world, but the NSA mainframe trying to replace god is clearly a .... Hey wait, is the NSA mainframe trying to replace god even one of our four plots? God warned us about the Elves, and Gahenna, and something Astronomer/Nemesis related, and the war in heaven. I wonder if there's some reason he didn't mention the NSA mainframe at all...

Hmmm...
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: May 7th, 2007 06:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Definition of Terms

We weren't worrying that hard about the elven invasion until it started including a "crash the climate" famine plot, so it's at least kind of destroy-y.

But no, the NSA aren't one of the four; God just warned us of the big plot from each dimension, probably for symmetry reasons.
kirisutogomen From: kirisutogomen Date: May 9th, 2007 04:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Conjure bacteria" doesn't sound so scary. I mean, bacteria are really really small. You'd need a lot of them to eat the planet, and if they get stuck in the electrical grid, they'll probably die. Unless they're copper-eating bacteria, but I don't think there's any such thing.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: May 9th, 2007 04:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, they're approximately pnemonia-causing bacteria, so it's their effect on the people they're summoned into that we're most concerned about, rather than the effect on the electrical grid itself.
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