“No. Definitely shorter. Less words means shorter lecture, regardless of the weight of the emotional content. … I thought you were supposed to be the smart one? I guess I can’t blame you too much. Cancer will do that to you… Speaking of, how’ve you been holding up since that, Charlie?”
If words are spoken slowly, sync differently. Speed affects length. Not smart. Know nothing.
Alive. Leg and arms healed up. Mostly. Few knicks. Tears. Ring heals it. Shady at best. Catch 22 item.
How are you, Renee?
Right. You’re welcome.
I’m whole, which is as much as I can ask for. I’ve been working a case so busy. Not much has changed.
Much changed. Still same.
Another great piece by Stuart Sayger. The Question.
“Okay Rose, I don’t think we’re going to get anything outta him that isn’t a bunch of a babble. He’s just talking out loud. Hell, I can’t even see his eyes! Where the fuck are you even looking, guy?” Thorn leaned forward in her stance, clenched fists on her hips as she glared at the guy directly…well, where his eyes should be. She gave him another once over before staring back at his face.
Rose was getting fed up with Thorn’s attitude, and the jiggling of the door knob to the exit was evident of that. ‘I’m coming out Thorn. You’re going to give this guy a bad impression of us and we don’t even know who he is!’ Grunting at her efforts, the blue-eyed persona began to slam herself against the door. ‘LET…ME…OUT…!’
The only thing visible to Vic was Thorn’s groaning and growling, grabbing her head as she mumbled threats to her other half. It wasn’t long before her eyes popped open once more, and a truly calm feature matched the cerulean gaze that stared back at him.
Standing up straight, Rose blinked a few times before smiling. “Hi…uh…sorry about that. Sometimes she - I…can get a little weird.”
Meta; in any faucet of media, refers to said faucet referring to itself. Often upon knowledge it is not aware of. Or should not be. Fourth wall breaks. Meta.
Case in point? Aware of transition? Metamorphosis. A change in form. Applied normally to a physical state. Here, it is a mental, emotional shift.
Posture has altered. More innocent. Stance dropped to curiosity as opposed to hostility. Personality younger or naive in nature? Likely case. Does not know how to address situation? Scared?
“Any one can become weird. Social and cultural norm. Perceptive basis on views of how one should act. Act in what is normal to you, then will be normal. Against society? May not.
You worry me, Vic. I’m glad to see you’re alive now.
Have been told before.
Thank you, Helena.
How have you been?
“… uh huh.” Renee spares a sidelong glance at her watch as she speaks, a small smirk crossing her face in the process. “Well, at least you seem to have lost the ability to speak in complete sentences. I imagine that cuts the lecture time in half, at least.”
Funny. Lecture would take same amount of time. Spoke at same length to keep consistency. Likely longer than before? Unknown.
“Ah yes..the Question… a little more…eccentric.. than your counterparts, but the multiverse certainly holds a lot of different people and mindsets..”
Multiverse relative to terms. Multiple universes. Possibly infinite. Implications staggering. If not, then not thinking hard enough.
Dual question. Question. Always question.
Not eccentric. Straight-forward. Wonder. Name? Come with one? Aware of self, caught off guard. Do not appreciate. Gimmick attuned to old moniker. Abandoned. Picked up?
Aware of multiverse. Likely not from shared reality. Convergence different? Aware of self, knew in reality? Know? Know nothing.
Would have sufficed. Was not done. Addressed multiple issues. Cover each.
“If I say ‘no,’ does that mean I just dodged another lecture about cyanide and gas chambers?”
Means you lied poorly and received another lecture about cyanide and gas chambers.
No you do not.
… Dead? What happened?
Cartesian philosophy much saught after. Method understood, in practice. Duality, mind body dichotomy. Extension and non extension. Interesting for both mind and body. Fresh start since revival. Beginning to learn.
Sharing same views on gathering. Investigation of possible human shipping ring in progress.
No duality. One form. Mind and body not separate structure. Whole. Objective. One.
Human shipping ring? Explain.
Hello. I was beginning to wonder if I would see you again anytime soon.
Generally when dead, do not visit much.
Do not visit much when living.