May 8, 2017 - Only Souls Pray

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Re: May 8, 2017 - Only Souls Pray

Postby Xavier78 » Mon May 15, 2017 12:51 am

Guus wrote:in a world where prayer is something that actually grants power (like a religious ritual). That power could very well be recognisable for the demons.


I suppose that makes sense if you view magic as having a smell. Kudos.
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Re: May 8, 2017 - Only Souls Pray

Postby Morgaln » Mon May 15, 2017 7:13 am

Xavier78 wrote:
Guus wrote:in a world where prayer is something that actually grants power (like a religious ritual). That power could very well be recognisable for the demons.


I suppose that makes sense if you view magic as having a smell. Kudos.


It might also be something like an analogy. In Werewolf:the Apocalypse, sensing Wyrm corruption is often described as a smell, even though it's not really sensed through olfactory means but as a supernatural recognition of a spiritual taint on the real world. I can easily imagine the demons doing something similar for a sense that humans just don't share.
I wonder how animals that can sense electromagnetic waves or magnetic fields would describe them, since humans probably don't really have the words for it...
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Re: May 8, 2017 - Only Souls Pray

Postby Sessine » Mon May 15, 2017 8:05 am

Morgaln wrote:I wonder how animals that can sense electromagnetic waves or magnetic fields would describe them, since humans probably don't really have the words for it...
While your point is well made, the nitpicker in me wants to point out that humans do sense certain electromagnetic waves very well indeed, and we have a whole lot of language related to that sense: Visible light is a section of the electromagnetic spectrum.

But that's just being picky. You're absolutely right that when we want to talk about animals sensing, for instance, deep infrared wavelengths, we pretty much have to fall back on analogy with our vision, and in many ways that's probably not accurate. And it's just about impossible for us to imagine what it must be like for animals to directly sense magnetic fields.

On the subject of senses... A cool thing I just learned is that humans actually have a very good sense of smell, able to distinguish every bit as many different scents as dogs. It's just that we focus on different ones. As the scientist put it: If you want to track a criminal through the woods by smell, yes, you should turn to a dog. But if you want a sommelier for a high-class restaurant... don't ask a dog to do that!

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Re: May 8, 2017 - Only Souls Pray

Postby Morgaln » Mon May 15, 2017 9:07 am

Sessine wrote:
Morgaln wrote:I wonder how animals that can sense electromagnetic waves or magnetic fields would describe them, since humans probably don't really have the words for it...
While your point is well made, the nitpicker in me wants to point out that humans do sense certain electromagnetic waves very well indeed, and we have a whole lot of language related to that sense: Visible light is a section of the electromagnetic spectrum.

But that's just being picky. You're absolutely right that when we want to talk about animals sensing, for instance, deep infrared wavelengths, we pretty much have to fall back on analogy with our vision, and in many ways that's probably not accurate. And it's just about impossible for us to imagine what it must be like for animals to directly sense magnetic fields.

On the subject of senses... A cool thing I just learned is that humans actually have a very good sense of smell, able to distinguish every bit as many different scents as dogs. It's just that we focus on different ones. As the scientist put it: If you want to track a criminal through the woods by smell, yes, you should turn to a dog. But if you want a sommelier for a high-class restaurant... don't ask a dog to do that!

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/quirks/humans-s ... oplay=true


Feel free to nitpick, it's just what I'd do in the reverse case. You're absolutely right, visible light is of course made from electromagnetic waves of certain wavelengths, and we can see it (therefore, visible).
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Re: May 8, 2017 - Only Souls Pray

Postby Arrow » Tue May 16, 2017 1:42 am

I foresee that during the upcoming fusion of spiritual energy Fumbles' mustache will become a real mustache, ie. facial hair.

I just wanted to write it down, so in case I am right I can prove that I foresaw it.
In case I am wrong I will of course delete this post ;)
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Re: May 8, 2017 - Only Souls Pray

Postby Glemp » Tue May 16, 2017 6:18 am

Not now, you can't!
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Re: May 8, 2017 - Only Souls Pray

Postby ForgetsOldName » Tue May 16, 2017 10:36 am

Arrow wrote:I foresee that during the upcoming fusion of spiritual energy Fumbles' mustache will become a real mustache, ie. facial hair.

I just wanted to write it down, so in case I am right I can prove that I foresaw it.
In case I am wrong I will of course delete this post ;)


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Re: May 8, 2017 - Only Souls Pray

Postby LooksClosely » Tue May 16, 2017 8:12 pm

Fumbles tries to stop the ceremony...
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... whooops ...

------>ultimate power.
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Re: May 8, 2017 - Only Souls Pray

Postby Arrow » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:11 pm

Arrow wrote:I foresee that during the upcoming fusion of spiritual energy Fumbles' mustache will become a real mustache, ie. facial hair.

I just wanted to write it down, so in case I am right I can prove that I foresaw it.
In case I am wrong I will of course delete this post ;)


I waited 3 months to find out - annnnddd - I was wrong :'(
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