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Nov 28, 2020 12:36 PM
leareth and belrun build foundation
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She laughs again and hugs him.

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And they can go back to doing various checks and to everyone in Leareth's facility talking to the small god all the time. 

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Belrun asks the god why she loses track of time when she talks to it.

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I think it is not talking to me in this way that causes it, but when you ask to see the direct godperceptions, that is something where I perceive time very differently from humans.

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:I guess if you're replacing my time sense with yours that makes sense but why wouldn't I have noticed I was getting hungry?:

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I think that sometimes humans lose track of time and do not notice they are getting hungry even if they are just absorbed in a very interesting book or something? I am not sure if this is true of you though or just Leareth.

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:I don't usually forget to eat! Maybe I'll get used to the god senses with practice:

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My sense is that most things get easier with practice, for humans. Pause. For gods too, at least small ones, Leareth wishes me to practice talking to people.

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:Who are you talking to besides us?:

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The god starts providing a list of all the people it's been talking to, mostly mages who helped with the recent work, also Nayoki, also most of the kitchen staff and the Healers. 

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:Making friends?:

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Can humans be friends with a god or should there be a different word for that? It seems like a different kind of relationship than what humans have with each other and it would be better not to be confusing. 

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:Good question. I think I'd say that humans can be friends with other species - like Companions, as the most near to hand example - but I guess you may be more different than that. I don't especially feel inclined to the sort of conventional worship-oriented relationship I understand to be usual with mortals and gods though:

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I think Leareth does not either. What sort of relationship would you want to have with me?

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:I'm still feeling it out. But more like a friendship than like that, at any rate:

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I would like to be your friend. Proud happy warmth-recognition-appreciation.

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:Oh good.

You have any ideas for a name yet?:

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I am not sure. I think I am still trying to understand what the important criteria are for names.

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:A lot of them mean things. Different languages have different sounds, of course, I think there are several pronunciations of 'Vkandis' floating around and don't know if it ever meant anything on its own. The Star-Eyed is just named a meaning, I'd translate it to whatever language I was speaking. Shadowgod is also just named a meaning, after Their avatar the Shadow-Lover, which I'm not sure how it came to be called that originally. I'm not sure about Astera or Kernos or whoever but in practice not being sure means I use the sounds instead of the meanings in translation. The Hardornen gods have meaning-names:

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So maybe I can think about meanings that I think are true of me, and you can help me find a name with that meaning?

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:Sure. Or you can wait if you think you'll be different enough when you grow up to want a different meaning:

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I think I am going to, a pause, sense of shifting-perspective, looking for the most accurate description and translation, change less in nature and shape after this point than I have before? I will be bigger but it will be more of me, not a different kind of thing.

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:So now is a perfectly reasonable time to pick a name. Most people get named as babies, but you're not most people:

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Curiosity. Does your name mean anything? Leareth said his name means the stars in the sky, but he chose it himself, it was not his name when he was a baby.

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:Belrun means 'flower', it's not an especially interesting choice. And my last name Sujana means 'swan':

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