I'm back for now! We'd lost electricity for 85+ hours straight; got power yesterday, and the internet just came back as well.
It was an interesting experience. No heat, no electricity, no internet. It was amazing how content I could be without all the amenities I had prior to Sandy. I don't need the hustle and bustle of the internet. Hot tap water is great, but I'd forgotten that before second grade, I'd always lived in houses/ apartments that only had cold tap water. It was almost like taking a break from my usual life. I feel refreshed and re-energized, ready to use my electricity and internet-ness for good productive purposes.
I could have done without the long wait time at gas stations, though. burning_eyes
We were lucky, really. No lasting damages here. Just temporary inconveniences some of which didn't even feel like inconveniences. I'm hoping to get more involved in supporting disaster victims (not just Sandy) in the future.
So, a question about magic and trees again. Trees are often a 'living energy'. Is there anything visually different about them though compared to say trees in our world? Are there certain types of trees that are the cores of buildings?
And... are spells and magic visible? like if you had a lamp lit by magic, would it have a sort of glow?
Sorry Clockwork Mouse, work getting in the way again. To answer your questions, I hadn't honestly really thought much about the kind of trees used, but in my head they look pretty similar to the trees in our world.
As for magic, no, most people wouldn't see any difference between a magic lamp a non-magic one. Stitches though can cast a spell that lets them see the spells themselves. Basically it looks like a big, transparent sheet of fabric in front of them, with glowing glyphs and symbols that represent the different ingredients of the spell and the way they connect/interact with each other. Deciphering/reading spells is a skill unto itself.
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