Maybe intentionally trying to mess with interdimensional portals was a bad idea, Akira thought just before she was pulled in. Well, at least she wasn't bored anymore.
"That's strange. Sleep is another of those important things. Magic can replace it but you have to design that in deliberately and trigger it somehow, at least that's how it works where I come from."
"Alright, I guess that's just another one of the things that's different about my world."
Are the wings really that substantially different? It feels weird how much of a focus on wings there is.
The golden rectangle is weird but also neat. She doesn't quite understand computers well enough to understand why chip-locked computers are important except for some vague notion that lots of people care about privacy.
The wings have a lot of variation! The fairy ones are the prettiest but the labels explain that this one is a racing model, that one turns out not to really fly, etcetera.
Chiplocked computers are also great because they let you control your computer directly with your brain, it's a substantial usability upgrade.
Right... most people don't control the things they interact with that way already.
"Huh... this piano doesn't sound quite right. The notes aren't really what I'm used to. I wonder why."
Akira has never in her life encountered pianos that weren't perfectly tuned.
"Huh, I don't think it occurred to me before that instruments could be tuned like that. All the pianos I make are always tuned the same way and most of the other instruments are more magical than that."
"Huh. I guess that's of a piece with everything else you've said."
The rest of the museum is devoted to mortal-world stuff. Imports from Hell describe its history in a way suitable for catching up if you were last alive three thousand years ago or learning things about three thousand years ago if you died yesterday.
That's very helpful. She reads attentively. "Do people know who was responsible for Revelation? I guess it would be listed here if they did."
"Oh, maybe there were people who wanted summoning to stay secret so they did it to protect themselves."
"I suppose if people knew why it probably wouldn't still be anonymous."
"That sounds about right. Random question, but do you know how big concordances are?"
"For all of them or just the ones with hell?"