Jun 23, 2021 7:34 PM
baby Ancora and the Addamses
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They project rapt attention, lightly, throughout the explanation.

It aches that they can only do one question at a time and they get stuck for a bit trying to decide which one should be next.  All of them seem more important than each other!  How are they supposed to pick.

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‘Lucas Beineke’ is going to try to just passively translate his words into nested concepts as he goes along.

”I was... having an uninteresting walk... and then you appeared! It was very exciting. Um. I’m a kind of person called a human, although I’m an unusual kind of human, and it seems like you’re a different kind of person than that? Humans are born in a process called reproduction, into biological bodies, and your body doesn’t seem very biological. And most of us can’t communicate telepathically. And it doesn’t seem like you know very much about us. Um. Do you have a small concept for the kind of thing that you are?”

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This!  Is not helping with the having-too-many-questions!  Except for how it is that's some pretty useful information.

They send the concept of people - thinking beings capable of acting on the world rather than being acted on - rather than successfully deciding on a question.

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“Are all of the people you’ve previously encountered, um... abiotic?”

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They belatedly process that biological is the thing that plants and fungi are, and that plants and fungi are physical, and so this ?person? is ???physical???

They send an echo of this realization closely paired with immense confusion.

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“I usually think of people as being non-physical entities located in physical bodies? Like if they were a - plant, only, um, if instead of growing flowers the plant grew a person and then the person was all attached.”

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They make a physical plane (invisible, obviously) and use it to push some leaves on the ground into a little pile, clearing an area of open dirt.

observe [action just taken]; connection? [to ideas conveyed [by Lucas Beineke][recent]]

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“I don’t... think... that I understand?”

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They repeat moving the leaves around.

observe [this particular action]

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“Um. I did understand that you were moving those leaves around, I just wasn’t quite sure what that was meant to imply?”

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stand by (difficulty phrasing)

 

human [physical substrate, grows soul]; [my species] [soul, grows physical substrate]; [observe: [symmetry, inverted]]?

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“- oh! Yes, that does seem very symmetrical. Um. How do your souls come to exist?”

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Project [completion, satisfaction]

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“What kind of project?”

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Project

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“I think that you need to put more... nesting... into that, for it to make sense across our culture gap?”

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[art?]

[creation] [accomplishment] [pride]

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“- you were an art project?”

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incorrect.  realization [conversation topic [uninteresting/unimportant]]; propose [conversation topic [Lucas Beineke][this location][humans]]

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Lucas does not think that that is how conversations work but he’s hardly going to insist.

“What would you like to know?”

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