Apr 07, 2020 10:26 PM
Raafi in Revelation
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He doesn't comment on that; there's not much to say, really. He does do a search to see if people are talking about him elsewhere on the internet, though, when things start to slow down.

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People are talking about him! People want to know when he'll do more interviews, when the rest of the people from his universe will show up. Some people have tried summoning circles for them but they don't work.

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He sends Dogwood a message asking about setting up a way for people to contact him privately via the blog; email is fine but he doesn't want to get a lot of spam to it.

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Email spam is easier to handle for technical reasons. Dogwood sets up an account for him.

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He makes a post calling attention to it, specifically mentioning that if anyone else would like to interview him that's where he can be reached. (Maybe someone from a different part of the world? He doesn't want to give the impression that he belongs to England just because it's where he happened to land.)

And then: lunchtime. He'll teleport back to London for it, why not.

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He gets recognized in the Thai restaurant. "Hey look! Honey, it's that guy!"

"Is it? I dunno, are you sure -"

"Yeah, it's definitely him -"

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He waves.

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"What was his name again," hisses the one to the other.

"Rafty."

"Hey Rafty! How's the pad thai?"

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"Delicious!"

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They order the pad thai and sit by his table.

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He doesn't do anything very interesting over lunch but does ask if they want a picture before he goes.

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They do! They take a selfie with him.

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Cheese!

And off he goes to wander around London for a bit. He'll have a look at some of the tourist attractions, this time.

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London has some government buildings and statues and a big clock and a big Ferris wheel.

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It occurs to him after a bit of curious looking around that he can ask the internet for information about these places; he's pretty thrilled with the results, and that'll easily keep him occupied all afternoon.

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He has a backlog of requests for more interviews.

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He doesn't notice them until after dinner, when he next thinks to check his email. Anything that stands out in particular?

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They are in fourteen languages, one of them went through Brooklyn and has her endorsement as a responsible journalist, they're offering to fly him to Taiwan and Jaipur and Washington D.C. and Rio de Janeiro and the Moon and Mars.

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Well they don't need to fly him anywhere, that's what teleportation is for. He looks up the places they mention - he thinks the Moon is very impressive until he realizes that Mars is another planet altogether - and the journalists, and picks out half a dozen that he likes the look of - including Mars and the Moon and Brooklyn's friend - to email back asking when they'd like to have him and what magic they'd like to see, with a list of spells that they can pick two or three of; he'd particularly like an opportunity to check whether resurrection works here, if one of them would like to set that up for him. (He can provide the offering, in this case.)

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Can he teleport to other celestial bodies? The article said he needed a fairy to get off the station. They can come up with someone to try resurrecting.

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He can! He can teleport to anyplace on the same plane that he's seen in enough detail, including in a picture or drawing, as long as it won't kill him to arrive there.

For the resurrection: It has to be someone who's died in the last 150 years of something other than old age, and he needs part of the body - ashes are fine, hair collected after the death is fine, demonic copies might not be - and it should be someone who they expect will want to come back; in his world it's impossible to resurrect someone against their will and he'd rather not risk having the spell fail for that reason. He also doesn't want to resurrect anyone politically contentious or anything - a well-liked famous person might be fine but it may be better to pick someone that people won't be too disappointed to see stay dead, if it fails; he'll leave that up to them.

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The Lunar show has the ashes of a well liked author, and the author's wife, handy.

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That sounds good. He spends a bit of time juggling schedules and figuring out who gets to show off what magic and then checks his blog.

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Can his summoned creatures give interviews? Will people who don't speak English be able to understand him in the video? What do people in his world think about all the controversial social issues of the day?

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Some summoned creatures speak, but the limits of his summoning are such that they probably won't be giving full interviews anytime soon - maybe a question or two, though. His translation magic only lets him speak one language at a time, like they saw when he was speaking celestial to the beetle; he'll be giving more interviews in different languages over the next few weeks. He generally tries to avoid speaking for other people about sensitive subjects and Fharlanghn's not the sort of god who gives moral guidance but he has opinions on some, mostly that it's good to accommodate peoples' preferences as much as possible and important not to ignore the harm being done to them when it's not possible, but also important to follow best practices for not hurting others in pursuit of what you want.

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