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The world and the people in it[open]
« on: August 30, 2018, 01:01:28 AM »
Catalina Glenn was feeling like taking a break from training with Zabar in mind and improve his knowledge base a bit today. Not about military theory and such which is immediately useful for a huntsman, but something deeper, something he enjoys thinking about.
Philosophies, economic theories, fictional worlds; that's where his mind wanders the most. And where else better to go than Beacon library for those? With some luck, he might even find people willing to talk about them in depth.
So with that, Cat entered the library and head straight into the relevant sections, hoping he'd find something- or someone- interesting.
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Infrared Ray - fourth year Atlas Academy student - "So it's __ and __(insert name here) meets each other."
Sheer Gold - second year Beacon Academy student - "This is super effective!"
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Re: The world and the people in it[open]
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2018, 08:55:31 PM »
One of Prism’s favorite places in all of Beacon’s Academy was the library. On many the late night it’d been her haven to hide. Whether it was firing up a computer to get ahead on the week’s assignments, checking out a book to pursue some question that left her wondering, or even just nabbing a fiction book and camping out on top of a shelf for the night, there was always something to do - and in the wee hours of the morning, that was the most important thing she could do.

So it wasn’t any surprise to find the short women hiding in the philosophy section, holding a rather large tome in her hands and flicking through paper-thin pages. If anybody was playing close attention, they’d catch the title of Aura, Semblances, and other Esoteric Relationships of the Self. The hummingbird faunus had paused over the page continuing one particular diagram and was biting her lip in concentration - only to have it broken as she glances up and catches sight of another student wandering into the section.

Hmmph.
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Re: The world and the people in it[open]
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2018, 04:55:05 AM »
As Cat moved into the philosophy sections he can see someone already there, and she is even reading a book! Hunching over he confirms the title of the book she's reading, being that one book where his thinks he understands but probably doesn't. And she's looking at one of those diagrams that he definitely doesn't.

Standing beside her to analyze the two-page visualization of one of the schools of thought of influences on a person's Aura and Semblance. In the middle of the left side is your Soul, the culmination of one's being. On the right side is you as a person, an intuitively mundane concept. Then at the top of the left side are an array of experiences which is mirrored on the right. They are pointed at the respective centers of its graph like it is an input/output flowchart, but their outputs are drastically different: on the person's side are a collection labeled 'feelings' and is fed back into 'experience' on both sides, which is mostly true, as what one thinks does have an impact on what course of action would they take and therefore the outcome of them; on the Soul side, however, the output was Aura, being a single block that Semblances develops from, and they are sporadic at that. Which of course feeds into 'experience' again and the cycle began anew. This is the idea that everyone is the same at birth and experiences shapes who they are and what they do recursively.

Actually, didn't Catalina just explained it perfectly? It seems like he subconsciously made an analog with a certain something he is familiar with that he didn't know the last time he read it. A device that outputs vastly different results even with small differences in input, isn't that a pseudorandom number generator?  But the semblance remains largely the same once it is discovered... "Ah!" Got it! A procedurally generated map! He finally got the gist of the confusing side of this graph and is pretty satisfied. Now just to organize his words and spell it out...

Oh, and she's standing right next to Prism the whole time, his curiosity having overwhelmed his sense of personal space.
Catalina Glenn - first year Beacon Academy student - "Not funny, dude! And not dudes... and everyone else... " - Cata, Cat.
Infrared Ray - fourth year Atlas Academy student - "So it's __ and __(insert name here) meets each other."
Sheer Gold - second year Beacon Academy student - "This is super effective!"
Siu Ceong - Beacon Academy graduate Huntress - "What is this? Where can I learn about it?"

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