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Isabella Mariel Swan ∀ "Glass" ([personal profile] thaumobabble) wrote2013-05-14 06:50 pm

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Jane alerts everyone to the existence of a new Bell, the nature of her wives and children, and the presence of her mother-in-law.

She stands ready to move in anyone who wishes to attend this new party.

Glass stands ready to receive them.
luminous_regnant: (d ~ fine)

[personal profile] luminous_regnant 2013-05-16 07:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Golden is chatting pleasantly with Juliet, over here.
calendarofcrime: Thoughtful. (<= what is my name?)

[personal profile] calendarofcrime 2013-05-16 07:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Steel is eavesdropping.
cross_and_bow: (e ~ checkout)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2013-05-16 07:31 pm (UTC)(link)
"...so I think there must be something weird about how translation interacts with magic, because otherwise there's no reason for whatever Glass speaks to translate a word for particular sort of magic user as 'witch' - hi, Steel, what's up?"
calendarofcrime: Thoughtful or amused. (<= what a novel concept)

[personal profile] calendarofcrime 2013-05-16 07:33 pm (UTC)(link)
"Oh, do continue."
cross_and_bow: (c ~ smirk)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2013-05-16 07:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Juliet laughs. "So Amariah's a witch, and Golden's a witch, and Glass is a witch among other things, and the first two you can explain by the fact that they're both from Earths where English is spoken, but your language - super pretty, by the way - is matching up one of the kinds of magic user Glass is to the same word, and other kinds to other words, and I popped into Milliways for a second to check and started talking to a random person about it and he heard 'witch' in both cases too even when I used your language. It's weird. And Cam's a wizard, which matches word-wise with a kind of magic you have here, too, even though the execution is different, and Aurora's a sorceress but she just made up calling herself that so I don't know how to count it."
luminous_regnant: (b ~ skyward)

[personal profile] luminous_regnant 2013-05-16 07:37 pm (UTC)(link)
"Translation magic is indeed a mystery," says Golden. "I'm not sure how to go about solving it."
calendarofcrime: Thoughtful or puzzled. (<= captures my attention)

[personal profile] calendarofcrime 2013-05-16 07:40 pm (UTC)(link)
"Interesting," says Steel. "Does it need solving?"
luminous_regnant: (d ~ fine)

[personal profile] luminous_regnant 2013-05-16 07:41 pm (UTC)(link)
"Well, otherwise we won't know why it's happening," laughs Golden. "It doesn't seem urgent for any practical reasons."
calendarofcrime: Sitting back, eyes closed. (== an extremity of idleness)

[personal profile] calendarofcrime 2013-05-16 07:43 pm (UTC)(link)
She contemplates the question.

Then she says, "Why not ask Glass?"
cross_and_bow: (i ~ meh)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2013-05-16 07:44 pm (UTC)(link)
"Do you suppose that's the kind of thing her aura-sense can do?" wonders Juliet.
calendarofcrime: Thoughtful. (<= what is my name?)

[personal profile] calendarofcrime 2013-05-16 07:46 pm (UTC)(link)
"I think there is one obvious way to find that out, and no obvious downside to trying."
cross_and_bow: (l ~ business)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2013-05-16 07:47 pm (UTC)(link)
"Yeah, fair enough. Hey, Glass!"
luminous_regnant: (e ~ speculative)

[personal profile] luminous_regnant 2013-05-16 07:48 pm (UTC)(link)
"There are some odd regularities in how various languages are magically translated into one another and we were wondering if you could shed light on the subject," says Golden.
cross_and_bow: (c ~ smirk)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2013-05-16 07:49 pm (UTC)(link)
"Witch, witch," says Juliet, switching between languages, "wizard, wizard, sorceress, sorceress."
calendarofcrime: Contented. (<= improvising on the violin)

[personal profile] calendarofcrime 2013-05-16 07:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Sherlock kisses her anyway.
luminous_regnant: (g ~ ceiling)

[personal profile] luminous_regnant 2013-05-16 07:52 pm (UTC)(link)
"What were you going to say? I promise not to take it as an irrefutable fact of the multiverse."
calendarofcrime: Looking down, perhaps upset. (== come all the same)

[personal profile] calendarofcrime 2013-05-16 07:55 pm (UTC)(link)
"Can it not just be essentially a coincidence, deriving from the fact that the kinds of magic user in question don't have direct counterparts in the various worlds but the magic chose to translate the terms anyway?"
cross_and_bow: (h ~ okay)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2013-05-16 07:58 pm (UTC)(link)
"There's witches on my world too," Juliet adds. "Just, I'm not one."

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