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Jan 27, 2023 11:48 AM
we don't want to wait a year to see how Marvel fixes this
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She squints. "I think it's just stunned."

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"Shall we head back and make sure the boys haven't burned down my lab?"

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"Sounds like a plan. We should change first presuming Tony hasn't learned any manners recently."

Bikinis are replaced with daywear and they reappear in the lab.

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He at least has not burned down the lab; he's fiddling with a display from his suit. 

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"Oceans are lovely and it's really neat what your world does at the horizon!!!!"

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"How is your horizon different? I'm used to Flat Elves being bewildered at spherical planets but you shouldn't have that particular gap."

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" - no, I've just never seen it, I didn't know what to expect it to look like."

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"I guess I was assuming that even if the forcefield was up your whole life you might have seen memories or through other people's eyes..."

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"I had! It doesn't handle really really distant things that take your whole field of vision as well as you'd think, it's just different. The same way a photograph is different, mostly."

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"I never really noticed that, but then I don't have Elf-quality vision natively, I'm just wearing invisible magic goggles. Oh, anyone wanna try my invisible magic goggles?"

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Everyone would love to try her invisible magic goggles.

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She passes them around!

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She confirms that something is different about magic Elf vision. 

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"This is neat but kinda overwhelming, d'you get used to it?"

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"Yes, you do. I need the infrared and ultraviolet in particular to make illusions look realistic to folks who can see those. I decorated a city, mid-war, and everyone was so polite about not mentioning that the buildings all looked oddly uniform in temperature..."

Carol tries on the goggles. Her eyes start glowing with a faint fluorescent-bulb sort of noise and stay that way even after she takes them off.

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"Uh, Starburst, you're glowy."

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"It's Captain Marvel," says Carol. "Although Starburst is actually pretty good..."

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"Thanks, I try. Is the glowing intentional or should we all be fleeing?"

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"Oh, neither," she says. "It'll probably go away in a minute."

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He shakes his head. "If you say so. Loki, what are those glasses doing, do they compress the normal visual range?"

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"No, they're just magic. I assume you'll find that an unsatisfactory explanation but I haven't studied the system, I have my own to fuss with. I'd say to ask Maedhros but he's from the wrong kind to have even the 101."

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"As far as I know we haven't got any magic except the Valar. ...is it typical for a world to come in magical and nonmagical variants?"

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"No, just Ardas and before you guys we only had one Space Arda on the map. Earths are the other thing that comes up a lot, and those are all differently magical-or-something, often secretly, plus we get them in a weirdly narrow time band."

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"I assume smart people have already tried a lot to figure out what the fuck so we shouldn't expect to hit on it?"

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"In my experience that's no reason to expect not to hit on it."

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