How Did She Do That 2017-12-27

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How Did She Do That 2017-12-27

Postby JSStryker » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:56 am

Vive la weird!
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Re: How Did She Do That 2017-12-27

Postby jeffepp » Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:17 am

Enjoy it while it lasts. Soon enough, she'll be all "I thought I was weird, but I'm not weird enough".
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Re: How Did She Do That 2017-12-27

Postby Dave » Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:18 am

Luci has it together. Most folks I know probably wouldn't take the sight of three goat-like heads quite so calmly. You must admit it's a trifle unusual; most baristas I know have no more than one goat-like head.
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Re: How Did She Do That 2017-12-27

Postby Opus the Poet » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:51 am

Dave wrote: You must admit it's a trifle unusual; most baristas I know have no more than one goat-like head.

Mounted on the wall behind the espresso machine.
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Re: How Did She Do That 2017-12-27

Postby DilyV » Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:27 am

And here we thought Luci was supposed to help Cass... Silly wabbit... twix are for kids!!!
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Re: How Did She Do That 2017-12-27

Postby eee » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:07 am

I wonder how that works. The optic nerve pathways are crossed, so closing your left eye would cut your right brain out of the system and your left brain would be the only one processing what you're seeing. So why does that allow humans to see into the Etheric Realms?

Speaking of eyes, I would say Luci is having hers opened to the Para World... but it's hard to tell, with those glasses in the way...

Anyway, she's taking all this - Castela being a Blackthorn / human hybrid, Tine looking like the Beast of the Apocalypse - quite well...
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Re: How Did She Do That 2017-12-27

Postby oldmanmickey » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:08 am

What we have here is a great example of the impossibility of describing a rainbow to a blind person or the Aurora Borealis to anyone who has never seen it. They just dont get the paraworld until they see it.
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Re: How Did She Do That 2017-12-27

Postby Dave » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:34 am

Opus the Poet wrote:
Dave wrote: You must admit it's a trifle unusual; most baristas I know have no more than one goat-like head.

Mounted on the wall behind the espresso machine.

At the really "in" coffee shops, the goat-like head is the espresso machine. When the barista pulls an espresso, the steam makes the usual hissing sound, and the eyes light up a bright glaring red.

There's a little company in Duluth that makes these... you can order any demonic head you want... Belial, Asmodeus, Mammon (that one is expensive), Belphegor (popular in Silicon Valley coffee houses). I understand that they're introducing a Cthulhu, with flavor-syrup dispensers in the tentacles.
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Re: How Did She Do That 2017-12-27

Postby ShirouZhiwu » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:39 am

So, inviting her to coffee is a way to slowly ease her into the paranormal world. Start with the demonic barista, and leave the atomic powered plant reveal for later when her brain catches up.
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Re: How Did She Do That 2017-12-27

Postby Dr. Otter » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:58 am

eee wrote:I wonder how that works. The optic nerve pathways are crossed, so closing your left eye would cut your right brain out of the system and your left brain would be the only one processing what you're seeing.


It's a little more complicated than that. The nerve fibers from the nasal side of each eye's retina cross to the other side, but the fibers from the ear side go straight back. That way, vision of the left field of view (i.e., right half of each retina) is processed by the right brain and vice-versa. Apparently it makes it easier to get the two views to jibe if they're processed together. My point is that closing one eye cuts out half of the input to each half of the brain, not all of the input to one side.
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Re: How Did She Do That 2017-12-27

Postby eee » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:10 am

Dr. Otter wrote:
eee wrote:I wonder how that works. The optic nerve pathways are crossed, so closing your left eye would cut your right brain out of the system and your left brain would be the only one processing what you're seeing.


It's a little more complicated than that. The nerve fibers from the nasal side of each eye's retina cross to the other side, but the fibers from the ear side go straight back. That way, vision of the left field of view (i.e., right half of each retina) is processed by the right brain and vice-versa. Apparently it makes it easier to get the two views to jibe if they're processed together. My point is that closing one eye cuts out half of the input to each half of the brain, not all of the input to one side.

Ah, good to know!

Still doesn't explain how this works, though. In fact, if both sides of the brain are involved, shutting one eye should just eliminate or reduce depth perception and not have any other effect. So it's still inexplicable...

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Re: How Did She Do That 2017-12-27

Postby FreeFlier » Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:33 pm

eee wrote: . . . Still doesn't explain how this works, though. . . .

Because they believe it works?

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Re: How Did She Do That 2017-12-27

Postby Dave » Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:38 pm

eee wrote:Still doesn't explain how this works, though. In fact, if both sides of the brain are involved, shutting one eye should just eliminate or reduce depth perception and not have any other effect. So it's still inexplicable...

It could be more symbolic that physiological. Closing one eye (at the suggestion of a demon or para) could be a psychological trigger - "I let go of the normal way of seeing things. I'm ready to look at the world in a different way."

We've already seen that psychological suggestion and influence (specifically, demonic suggestion) is strong in the Wapsiverse. This might be a related phenomenon.

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Re: How Did She Do That 2017-12-27

Postby oldmanmickey » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:38 pm

eee wrote:
Dr. Otter wrote:
eee wrote:I wonder how that works. The optic nerve pathways are crossed, so closing your left eye would cut your right brain out of the system and your left brain would be the only one processing what you're seeing.


It's a little more complicated than that. The nerve fibers from the nasal side of each eye's retina cross to the other side, but the fibers from the ear side go straight back. That way, vision of the left field of view (i.e., right half of each retina) is processed by the right brain and vice-versa. Apparently it makes it easier to get the two views to jibe if they're processed together. My point is that closing one eye cuts out half of the input to each half of the brain, not all of the input to one side.

Ah, good to know!

Still doesn't explain how this works, though. In fact, if both sides of the brain are involved, shutting one eye should just eliminate or reduce depth perception and not have any other effect. So it's still inexplicable...

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I should really just relax")

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Re: How Did She Do That 2017-12-27

Postby Catawampus » Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:54 pm

eee wrote:I wonder how that works. The optic nerve pathways are crossed, so closing your left eye would cut your right brain out of the system and your left brain would be the only one processing what you're seeing. So why does that allow humans to see into the Etheric Realms?


The Akashic records are written from right to left?

Anyway, she's taking all this - Castela being a Blackthorn / human hybrid, Tine looking like the Beast of the Apocalypse - quite well...


Maybe she's been filled in on the basics already. If she's discovered that the annoying girl she's been working with and pranking for several years is an 80,000-year-old sphinx, that might have already gotten her through the confused shock part of the learning. Besides, Tina would look like a Happy Beast of the Cheerful Apocalypse at least. "The End is nigh. . .have some pie and hot cocoa!"

eee wrote:In fact, if both sides of the brain are involved, shutting one eye should just eliminate or reduce depth perception and not have any other effect. So it's still inexplicable...


That would imply that it's some distinction between the different eyes' abilities, then, rather than some processing in the brain. Or demons just enjoy messing with people, and so they arbitrarily decided that they'd let themselves sometimes be visible if somebody closes their left eye.

Though if you have to close one eye to see the paranormal, maybe that's why there are so many stories about pirates seeing mermaids. . .
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Re: How Did She Do That 2017-12-27

Postby eee » Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:30 pm

oldmanmickey wrote:
eee wrote:Ah, good to know!

Still doesn't explain how this works, though. In fact, if both sides of the brain are involved, shutting one eye should just eliminate or reduce depth perception and not have any other effect. So it's still inexplicable...

("Just repeat to yourself "It's just a show,
I should really just relax")

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Re: How Did She Do That 2017-12-27

Postby AnotherFairportfan » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:23 pm

eee wrote:("Just repeat to yourself "It's just a show,
I should really just relax")

"Belasario's Maxim"
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Re: How Did She Do That 2017-12-27

Postby AnotherFairportfan » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:25 pm

Is Castela leaning on the panel border?

Edda and Pibgorn do it a lot - but that's part of Brooke McEldowney's schtick...
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