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"Two of those are variables we can vary easily! If not necessarily independently of each other."

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"Yeah, for varying them were you thinking of having you or Myra try to teach me how to do something simple with it and seeing if that changes anything" if i don't just fail to learn it in the first place "or having me redo the last bit of magic I successfully pulled off, or something else?"

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"Most witches, which I think you are- It's a learning style and tradition name, not necessarily a gendered one- Develop their magic on intuitive lines. They have a few narrow categories of things that they can do, and it's very idiosyncratic. They adapt spells and rituals they read or hear about to better suit themselves, experimenting and practicing until they can do things reliably. Things like reciting a short poem to light a campfire, or holding a feather charm to float in the air, or rituals to enchant things... Succubi have a standard curriculum because our magic is essentially identical and channeled through the succubus heart- It serves the same functions as a human one, but also is the, uhh, CPU of our magic?"

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Shrug.

"It's up to you. We could try all three, and take readings as you progress... I will note, completely clinically, that I also wanted to get readings of what happens during succubus related activity, both the biomancy and other effects."

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To Myra, Alex says "It's neat that succubi work like that, and also now I'm wondering if the categories of magic a given witch can do ever expand or change?"

And to Plasmatic he says "I'd just want to try the first two then, and I'm tentatively fine with having readings taken while engaging in succubus related activity, (at least if Myra is fine with it as well?)" That last part is directed a bit at Myra as well "though uh i'd kind of want some privacy during it as having devices taking readings during it would be okay, it'd feel weird if you were nearby while it was happening, sorry?"

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"That is precisely the reason why I mentioned it in such an indirect manner. Privacy is important, after all. I'm loath to leave my precious devices in the hands of others for now, so perhaps something for later." Plasmatic shrugs. "My proposed test procedure is to continue with unstructured magic use, without any teaching, for a while. You would simply continue trying things, and I continue to take readings and observe how they change over time. After that, Myra trains you in a specific spell or technique, and we take readings throughout the learning process. Naturally, since you're expending a limited resource for my experiments, I am going to pay you. Would you prefer cash, gadget, or favor with miss Myra?"

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"That proposed test procedure and leaving getting the succubi related readings for latter seems good to me! and for payment uh" It takes Alex a bit to think through which to ask for, as while getting and using the favor with Myra to pay for some biomancy would be preferable in the short term, he'd also expect that in the long term he could exhaust and pay for all the high-priority biomancy stuff he'd want within a few years just having sex with Myra/giving her essence every days, and probably opportunities for getting mad science gadgets would be alot hard to come across then that, so "I'd probably go with a gadget?"

 

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"Excellent! I've been wanting field tests of some of the more minor things, anyway. Any ideas what, exactly? Think - consumer products. Flashlights, watches, alarm clocks, phone chargers?"

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"A phone charger sounds good to me!"

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"Oh, I think I have something like that already!"

He rummages around in one of the shelving units for a bit.

"Aha! Here. A wireless charging pad. The pad doesn't need to be plugged in- It just needs to be within twenty or so feet of an active electrical circuit. Please let me know how it performs and if it breaks."

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"What kinda magic do you want to try learning, Alex?" Wonders Myra with a smirk.

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Alex accepts the charging pad from Plasmatic and replies with "Thanks! and I will!" then says to Myra "Magic for cleaning uh stuff up and maybe illusions too? I was also tempted to say biomancy too but presumably that's as difficult to learn and do safely as non-magical medicine and surgery?"

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"Yes. Also, I don't know how to teach it to witches as opposed to succubi. The metaphors, examples, and sensations we use to pass it down are the same between us- But witches and magical girls are all unique just by their nature. Cleaning magic, illusions- Okay, but what kind of cleaning magic? Animated brooms? Conjure soap? Or just vanishing unsightly things? How should the magic know what's dirty and what's not? Picture it in detail, what you want to accomplish, what needs to change about reality to make it so. Does it give you a spark in your soul? Does it make you feel like showing off or jumping in excitement? Is it cool? Does it feel right?"

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