Sep 29, 2020 10:55 AM
A Margaret in a transdimensional transhumanist beauty salon
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Flying is cool, but if they go around towers and over bridges they get to look at the towers and bridges up close!

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Sounds like a good deal to her.

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Having cameras for eyes is great because she can just take pictures of every beautiful thing she sees! Picture of a gracefully arcing bridge, picture of a bird drinking from one of the flowers, picture of the skyline . . . "Silv, can I take a picture of you?"

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"Yeah! As many as you'd like."

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"Awesome." Picture of Silv framed by shining towers! 

"You have very good taste in ways to look."

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She ducks her head and blushes, making a happy noise. "You too!" is the most coherent return she can squeeze out.

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"Awww, thanks!" Margaret only avoids blushing right back because she physically can't. She looks around for anywhere with food or other potential distractions.

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There's an open-air art gallery type deal, and a nice looking cafe, and a sign for a craft fair, and a few restaurants down that way...

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"Gosh, there's so much going on here. I wonder if we arrived on a holiday or if this place is just always like this."

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"Maybe we can ask someone! It's certainly really big, though, maybe they always have stuff going on..."

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"Maybe! Want to go check out that craft fair? They might have posters saying what the occasion is and if not we can ask."

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"Sure!"

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Craft fair! Wow, she doesn't even recognize all of these media. Which is a thing she could say about some Earth craft fairs too, but not to this extent.

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It's pretty big, and there's a lot of stuff for sale - Silv got some of her salary converted to the local currency, so she can buy gifts for Margaret (and also pay for lunch).

(Lots of the functions are pretty familiar, at least, as far as things like 'pretty wearable item' and 'pretty wall item' and 'pretty shelf item' and 'pretty utility item' go.)

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Margaret is happy but also embarrassed! "I wish I had known we could do currency conversions; then I could buy you stuff too. I guess you could buy yourself a present and I could pay you back later, but that's not as good."

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"I'm okay! I don't actually have a lot of space to store things... But how about next time you treat for some event? Then we'll be even."

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"Sounds good to me!" Especially the part about "next time."

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Then they can have quite a nice time browsing through the fair!

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They can! It has colorful clothes and sparkly jewelry and little clockwork birds that Margaret finds very charming and a general atmosphere of happiness and accomplishment.

Eventually it starts getting to be less clearly afternoon and more arguably evening.

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Which sounds like dinner time to her.

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Margaret does not technically require food, but she does still enjoy it! Especially when she gets to hang out with Silv at the same time.

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Margaret's the best part of this trip, honestly...

Though Silv really likes food.

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"The sense of taste is like the one place normal biology does a really good job," Margaret says between bites.

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"Yeah! It's interesting to mess with, too - especially if you're increasing your sense of smell, that throws off so much..."

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"Oooh. It doesn't just make everything taste more like itself? I guess you could amplify different flavors by different amounts and make everything taste weirdly sweet or whatever."

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