Margaret is on her way to work, walking instead of flying today so she can drink her coffee without spilling it, when she sees the cryptid. She's a truly far-out one, no limbs to speak of, just a long snaky body with a mirror for a face. Margaret smiles at her and goes to walk on by, but the cryptid slithers right at her all of a sudden and--hits?--Margaret with the giant mirror. Except she doesn't experience getting whacked with a sheet of glass.
Margaret acquires a Wonder Woman-style arm panel and starts appearing notes on it. "I can't actually think about multiple things at the exact same moment--is that a difference between our species or did things you thought about in nearby moments work too? Can you specify physical traits as well as mental ones?"
"So I might have to mentally go over all the traits I want in a few seconds . . . Do you know what happens if you try to specify something impossible?"
"Sure, but does the person just get created as if you hadn't tried that, or does the closest possible thing happen, or does the person not appear at all?"
"I really don't want to create a whole new person without some way to practice first . . . I can't believe I'm asking this, but is it possible to create a person who's already dead?"
"I don't want to do that! It sounds like I'm just going to have to get this right the first time."
"For practice. If I can get a whole bunch of really specific things about their physical appearance correct, then I know I'm concentrating on them the right way and can probably do the same thing with mental traits."
"Because I'm pretty sure creating someone and who immediately dies is the same as creating someone and immediately killing them? And that's morally wrong?"
"Yeah, that doesn't involve anybody experiencing being about to die."
"Well, the question is, what's worse--existing asleep for a second and then dying, or whatever the worst mistake I'm likely to make is? Have you ever heard of someone doing such a bad job that the person they made killed themselves, or does immediately when they weren't intended to?" She still obviously hates this entire conversation.
"Yeah, and that really needs to stop, that's part of why I want farms and technology and stuff, so there can be enough food without anybody eating people. But all the people on this round had to come from somewhere, so people must be making people for other reasons. Maybe I can go find someone who's made lots of people to ask."
"Oh my goodness. Um. I'm really sorry to hear that, that sounds awful. And . . . it sounds like even if someone isn't trying to give someone a good life, and even if they aren't very skilled, people still end up basically okay." She hasn't noticed Daz having any particularly serious problems, at any rate.
"If it's not rude to ask, what are the differences? I know Daz can sunburn and you can't, but if there's anything else I want to make sure I don't miss it."