Jun 15, 2019 4:45 PM
Jaime in Fabulous
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"Follow your bliss. And the stick line."

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She thinks that she’s mildly fond of this person.

“Can do.”

She dances - brisk, allegro little steps, punctuated by grand arabesques and light jumps and graceful pirouettes and entrechats and entrelaces. And follows the stick line. 

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She tops out between the 40 stick and the 50 stick. "Okay, so you won't have to be in the room - we'll double check that in case you do line of effect - but do have to be onsite, which is a pity, the programmatic thing could make great passive income if you had a longer leash."

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“I’m already really happy with my power, not having a range limit would’ve been nice but it isn’t necessary. I can read in an empty office, or something.”

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"On a big movie set you might have to move around some to stay in range of everything, but yeah, for small stuff you could just be out of the way in the same building."

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“Yep. Should I just aim to leave these here while going inside, for the line of sight test, or did you want something more elaborate.”

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"Try that, yeah."

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She does; she twirls grandly on over to the door, shuts it with a flourish, and opens it.

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The dark is still there. "Got windows, so let's see if you can make one in a box and have it stick if it's closed," he says. He fetches a box.

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And she puts darkness in it.

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It's still there when he opens the box again. "All right! Good stuff. Now, is there anything you're curious to test that you haven't had the resources to figure out on your own that we can help you with?"

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“I know that I don’t cover the microwave spectrum, but it’d be - I can actually do that test on my own, nevermind. And that other one that I abruptly thought of. Nothing else immediately comes to mind.”

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"Any last-minute considerations about your job hunt you want us to keep in mind?"

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“No.”

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"Do you want us to give your contact info to interested parties or make them go through us till you say different?"

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“You can go ahead and give my email away, I expect that address to get spam. I’d prefer you avoid giving my phone number away.”

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"Can do. We'll follow up with you as soon as we have leads on work suited to you."

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“Thanks.”

Jaime leaves.

She checks the point cost of eyes that can see in ultraviolet. 

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This requires copying an animal that can do it. Options include reindeer and some birds.

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And can she fit that in on top of the wings, or would she have to remove something first? - and could she do the same with some animal that can do infrared, while she’s on it.

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She can fit it if she ditches the flowers on her head. They won't look that different if she has them as accessories instead of a scalp garden.

The only animal that can do both ultraviolet and infrared appears to be the noble goldfish. For just infrared her options are various other cold-blooded creatures.

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Goldfish have enough variance in eye-structure that she can probably get away with something that looks roughly like ‘her existing eyes and eyelids and eyelashes, except the eye itself is, in goldfish-y style, shiny and completely black’. She replaces her scalp garden with identical looking accessories, and tries implementing cosmetically-improved goldfish eyes.

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She is super nearsighted like that but the magic is neutral.

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There are probably other magical girls who’ve tried out what she’s doing right now, going for the animal with a maximally broad color range seems intuitive and fixing up the cosmetics of that animal also seems intuitive. She switches back to her regular set of eyes - the sudden loss of color is unnerving - and checks whether the internet has advice on correcting goldfish-eye nearsightedness.

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You can do it with contacts (or glasses), apparently, but they have to be real, you can't get correct lenses in starscape not least because your vision of yourself in starscape is not mediated by your eyeballs. (If you have lenses that make things look right, it might still be fucked up in a way that gives you headaches or something, quoth the internet).

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