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  1. Story Wednesday Addams October 25, 2017

    Three people of different ethnicities walk into a bar. They forget how exactly the joke is supposed to go, and realize that it's racist, and ...hey, is that some sort of demonic duck?
  2. Things You Only Noticed On Reread

    ...but on the other hand, Magus isn't casting a spell directly himself; he's using some sort of item, which I've speculated for a while meant that perhaps Magus is similar to our universe's Tedd in that he can't cast spells directly. What this means, I don't know; it could be that Magus is Tedd's alternate; it could be that in that universe, someone else became a seer instead; or it could mean that things are reversed such that alternates of seers are the only ones who can cast spells directly in that universe.
  3. Brownie

    ...so you're saying the Demonic Duck is a witch?
  4. We Begin Anew!

    Directly below where it says "Forums Staff Online Users", between that and "Announcements". It's white on almost white, and small. Or resize your window to be small enough to trigger the mobile layout.
  5. Story, Monday July 31, 2017

    So, like Remora from Safe Havens (though she sleeps in a fish tank, not a swimming pool)?
  6. Awakened and Dreaming

    Greg is definitely either dreaming or awakened—remember, dreaming is anyone who has magic without having awakened, not just people with magic marks. (We don't know which; but then again, anyone on the "Dreaming" list could potentially have awakened since we last saw them, so Greg could go there as well.) Given that definition, Grace (and her siblings and any other uryuom/seyunolu) would also technically be dreaming, though I don't think there's been any official answer to whether the term actually applies there (also come to think of it wouldn't that also include people using wands?). Noah being awakened has been hinted at, but I don't think it's ever been confirmed. Carol seems like too much of a stretch; it took a while to even see what you were suggesting was evidence... I don't think we know about any special magic potential for Ashley—what Pandora was detecting was related to yearning and personality, not anything specific to magic. While we don't know if Mrs. Kitsune is a wizard, we do know that she has some potential, so she could still go on that list. I don't think anything's been confirmed about Akiko, though—it's likely given everything else, but nothing's been said explicitly. Mr. Raven is (presumably) awakened and doesn't have a job involving magic. Edit to add: Oh! And Tedd should definitely be on the "Dreaming" list—not only does she have seer powers, but she also has a magic mark.
  7. Story, Monday July 17, 2017

    I guessed last year that Tedd resisted the wand (among many other guesses)! Do I get a cookie?
  8. Story, Friday June 30, 2017

    Does it say anywhere that the glove has any electronics? It probably has some material with magical properties, or has been enchanted, or something, which could easily have been known about before electronics came into existence. Didn't the term "smartphone" used to include flip phones (as opposed to, say, those that only could call and maybe store a few numbers), or am I misremembering?
  9. Story Monday June 26, 2017

    It was in Squirrel Prophet.
  10. Story Wednesday June 14, 2017

    Mutations are random when the mutation happens. I was saying that it's possible that Nanase inherited magic power from her parents (not random), but that if you go back far enough to where the genes for high magic power originated it could be a mutation rather than an immortal. (...although the point about Noriko probably being a wizard suggests that the descended-from-immortals idea could be right.)
  11. Story Wednesday June 14, 2017

    It doesn't have to be random, though; it could have some other explanation. E.g., perhaps some mutation way back causes higher magic power and that's been passed on through the generations, or perhaps the griffins were seeing royalty because Nanase is descended from royalty in the griffins' world. I think Jerry couldn't detect Sarah's affinity because Sarah didn't have enough power, not because the affinity is weak. (Although we don't know whether people with affinities can get non-affinity-related spells, or how easy/difficult it is for them.)
  12. Story Wednesday June 14, 2017

    I don't think that's true (unless everyone is descended from immortals), because as far as we know, almost everyone has some magic potential. E.g., I don't think Justin or Dex or Catalina have any particular inherited magic ability. I'm not sure about Nanase, though. As far as we know, she doesn't have any particular affinity and she isn't a wizard or seer. She just seems to have an overall higher magic potential (which wasn't one of the things Heka listed)—basically higher magic stats, as opposed to specific abilities. It's not clear whether those are related, or whether people like Nanase are descended from immortals; it does seem that having a magic affinity without having generally high magic potential is possible (Sarah).
  13. Story Monday May 22, 2017

    Also didn't Pandora say she caught him? She might have prevented Magus from going to the intended destination (or maybe the intent was for him to continually fall between universes or something, or be stuck in between universes forever).
  14. Story Thursday May 18, 2017

    Biologists have a weird definition of fitness. (...well, at least different from the ordinary everyday definition, and of course the same applies to other scientific/mathematical/etc. terms as well)
  15. Story Monday May 15, 2017

    If the fruit is bred and grown by humans, then from a genetic/biological fitness perspective, humans eating the fruit is good for the plant, because it gives money to the farmers who will then plant the plant's offspring and water, fertilize, etc. them. I've seen plenty of people who seem to believe things like this, and have never seen any actual evidence. Unless I hear from some actual neuroscientist or quantum physicist that the brain uses quantum effects (beyond the fact that technically everything is a quantum effect), or see actual evidence or an actual explanation of how specifically brains use quantum mechanics, I'm going to assume that brains just use classical mechanics, and that people are just bad at understanding determinism and its implications (or, rather, lack thereof) on free will (or are trying to hold onto vitalism/dualism in spite of evidence to the contrary). (I don't mean that I think people are stupid or uneducated or anything; I suspect our brains just aren't set up to deal with these philosophical issues well.) Regarding the complexity of sexual orientation and gender identity: if you cover all possibilities, then it's super complicated. I don't actually know how many of those possibilities occur in practice; I don't know what the actual dimensions are in terms of how it actually works (e.g., are there dimensions "sexual attraction to males", "sexual attraction to females", "romantic attraction to males", "romantic attraction to females"; or are there dimensions "attraction to males", "attraction to females", "attraction manifests as sexual", "attraction manifests as romantic"? are cis-genderless people high on the dimensions "okay being female" and "okay being male", or are they low on the dimensions "tendency to experience physical dysphoria" and "tendency to experience social dysphoria" with a gender identity that ends up not really doing anything?), and of course people can have preferences that don't come from sexual orientation or gender identity, and might not know which preferences come from where. ...and it's not like other things are simpler; if you consider things people are interested in, there are lots of potential interests (and each person can be interested in any combination of things to any amount), lots of potential sub-interests, lots of reasons to be interested in things, and effectively new dimensions are added over time (the dimensions "interest in computer programming" and "interest in video games" didn't exist a couple hundred years ago).