Apr 19, 2019 4:22 PM
Sibyl in Ozy's Regency BDSM AU
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Probably safe. "Gotcha." Om nom nom.

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"I feel like I ought to ask questions about the future but now that the opportunity has come up I can't think of anything."

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"It can't be actually the future, it's clearly an alternate universe situation - maybe you just meant the future of technology - let's see, we have airplanes! Vehicles that fly through the air very fast."

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"...Thaaaat sounds absolutely terrifying."

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"Surprisingly enough, flying is really boring. You're shut up in a metal tube wearing a seatbelt crammed in pretty close quarters so more people can fit in one such tube at a time, there are windows but even looking at the tops of clouds gets samey, and if there's any exciting weather it just feels like being rattled around, not like really flying."

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"I was referring to the part where you could put cannons on it and kill people."

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"Oh, yes, that also happens. Well, not cannons, cannons are obsolete."

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"...I am very sorely tempted to tell you to go back through the portal and then never to tell anyone that you existed."

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"I cannot go back through the portal, I don't know how I got through it in this direction in the first place. And it seems unlikely my end of it will want to just leave it alone."

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"If you give Anglia a two hundred year head start on killing-people technology it will try to become the new Rome and many, many people will die."

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"Then they probably won't do that unless they discover some compelling economic reason to do it - I'm not trying to paint them as saints but there's not a really clear incentive to make cannons obsolete through this portal here."

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"If you send us books of natural philosophy we can probably handle the applying-it-to-killing-people part on our own."

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"I unfortunately do not have our current policy towards developing countries involved in warfare with other developing countries particularly well-researched."

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