In Love's name and for Love's sake, I assert that I will employ the Art which is its gift in Love's service alone, rejecting all other usages.
I will spread joy and ease pain. I will fight to preserve what loves and rejoices well in its own way, and I will change no object or creature unless its joy and love, or that of the system of which it is part, are threatened.
To these ends, in the practice of my Art, I will put aside despair for hope, and hatred for love, when it is right to do so-- Until Universe's end.
"It's going pretty good!" You know, apart from the obvious problem he is having right now. "I've spoken to a tree and a dolphin. That was interesting."
Wen Ning's mind wanders off into a fantasy in which Wen Qing has desired him all along, secret and furtive and passionate, and she chooses this moment to come clean to him because she knows his new wizardly self will accept him no matter what, and she'll be so grateful for this self-modification he made, to love her--
"What are they like?"
Thank you brain. (He should fix this, but he isn't even sure if he can, and there's no way he can mess with the manual during conversation without it being obvious.) "Trees are surprisingly okay with being cut down? They want us to plant more, and take them into space when we go there, and are okay with being turned into paper as a trade for that? Dolphins... The one I met seemed to think his zookeepers were his pets, but he seemed pretty content."
"I'm glad we don't have any novel ongoing moral crises. The current ones are bad enough."
"It's nice not to have extra ones."
(A traitorous and very very dumb part of his brain thinks that if he explains being hit on by a dolphin, she will find it funny and charming and it would count as flirting and... No.)
"Are you-- doing all right? I know this is a huge change having your life, uh, run by a weirdly benevolent set of magic purple boxes."
(Wen Ning's brain gives him a very vivid vision of what her orgasm face would probably look like.)
Thanks, brain. (What's worse: any other time, it would be a disturbing image, but now? It isn't.)
"I've been doing good. Things have been getting better."
"You seem distracted."
(She's so sweet and compassionate-- she'd be kind to him, if he told her--)
Yeah, he is a little. "It's fine."
"Is there something you want to tell me?"
(Yes, yes, yes, YES, his brain screams--)
"Not really!" Thank god he still has enough sense not to blurt that out. "Hang on, do you mind if I deal with some purple boxes for moment? Sorry." C'mon Manual, please let this be reversible.
"Not at all."
Manual // Perks // Omnisexual
To change which traits you are sexually or romantically attracted to, simply describe them in the speech as follows. (You cannot remove sexual or romantic attractions you would have had without Omnisexual.)
It looks like he can do this more than once, which is good! It means his first attempt at fixing it doesn't have to be perfect.
He still wants to be attracted to nearly everyone, he values that glow of love.Good thing he recently learned negative clauses in the Speech. He still has to think about how to make the grammar work, but he can do it.
He wants to be attracted to everyone except
- anyone under 18 (it's a blunter instrument than he'd like, but it will do, and there are worse things than accidental birthday detection.)
- anyone more than 12% related to him. (It should get rid of all the family he knows, and accidental long lost family detection seems straightforwardly good.)
His sister is scrolling through her phone and she looks like his sister again.
+1 NOV for preserving your attraction to dolphins.
Dolphins are sentient and definitely not related to him. These are good traits.
And hopefully his brain will quickly erase any of the more disturbing mental images of his sister. "Sorry about that."
"I have no room to complain, I keep taking work calls on dates."
Behold his amazing powers of poker face. "I mean, those are in the context of helping saving people's lives."
"a-Ning, I think you're going to wind up saving people's lives."
This is both a fair assessment and a terrifying prospect. "--I'm not really doing that yet though."
"You're in, like, wizard med school."
"And learning the wizard Kreb's cycle."
"Which is setting boundaries with people."
"--I think setting boundaries probably comes up more than the Kreb's cycle?"