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This is today's freebie, inspired by prompts from [personal profile] ari_the_dodecahedron and [personal profile] bairnsidhe. It also fills the "hope" square in my 7-1-18 card for the Winterfest in July Bingo. It belongs to the Schrodinger's Heroes project.


"His Eyes Uncovered"


Schrodinger's Heroes were
chasing a troublesome time traveler
through the multiverse when they
stumbled into a dimension where
their translation device quit working.

"What's wrong with it?" Pat asked as
people poked at the malfunctioning item.

"I don't know," Bailey said. "It keeps
throwing out historic references,
like a giant encyclopedia threw up."

"Sokath, his eyes uncovered!"
Alex shouted, waving to Ash.

"Hummingbird, the lightning in his bill!"
Ash said, and bounded up the steps.

"I'll search for references," Bailey said.
He turned on his tablet computer
and looked around for a library.

"All hope of salvation lies in diversity,"
Pat declared as he ran after them.

* * *

Notes:

Darmok
* "Sokath, his eyes uncovered/opened" – understanding/realization

Darmok is an example of an allusive language.

Hummingbirds appear in many legends. This one refers to speed, healing, and the ability to bring thunder and lightning. In many tribes, lightning symbolizes true speech.

Diversity has numerous benefits. Among these, it improves problem-solving ability. Learn how to promote diversity in your personal life and in your community.

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Date: 2018-07-04 01:12 am (UTC)
technoshaman: (family)
From: [personal profile] technoshaman
And THIS is why SF is IMPORTANT! It is the speculation and the stories about problem-solving that light our path ahead.

Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow. -- Linus' Law

My favorite part of Schrodinger's Heroes--

Date: 2018-07-04 01:49 am (UTC)
dialecticdreamer: My work (Default)
From: [personal profile] dialecticdreamer
Sometimes, the HUMANITIES are the answer, and they're STILL capable of finding it!

It's NOT one-note "genius," as displayed on Scorpion, for example.

I keep wondering what will happen NEXT, but I have no doubt that they'll get home just fine!

Re: My favorite part of Schrodinger's Heroes--

Date: 2018-07-04 02:02 am (UTC)
dialecticdreamer: My work (Default)
From: [personal profile] dialecticdreamer
Laugh. yeah, they'll get home just fine!

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