You know, these two remind me so much of my own family…
This is sibling banter at its finest. Shelly knows Monica’s thinking, doesn’t she?
Shelly seems to know Monica better than Monica knows herself.
I wonder if she could just poit the papers ‘n such , out .
Even if she can’t quite manage that, I can’t imagine she couldn’t poit in, grab these things, and then just poit back out to safety.
Seriously, M, “crawl”? That’s being a little dramatic, don’t’chya think?
Not really – if she stays too long to rescue papers and such, the safe way out (if you can get out) is to crawl, to stay below the smoke.
not if she’s trying to haul a couple of heavy boxes at the same time…
No, no, I didn’t mean dramatic for the average Joe, who needs navigate the burning building before running out of breath. I meant dramatic considering she can poit. 😛
That and she’s a total midget. At 4’10” she probably wouldn’t have to crawl.
That said, yeah, first thought that came to mind was tele-poiting.
We need a poit primer to be published! 😀
She didmanage to snatch the teleportation tapestry from the smugglers while under fire…
You’re right . I wonder what her limit may be , though . She doesn’t seem as skilled/powerful as Jin .
that’s only because Jin has had more time to learn about her “powers”
When one’s life and livelyhood are at risk, one must make choices, hard choices.
Life > papers.
For an academic, quite possibly, life = papers.
I think it’s life = publish.
Shelly is a master at the art of wind up. lol
Oh man, I’m with Monica. The thought of not being able to save so much STUFF. ._.
I don’t think it’d be a hard choice. Just poit the files and such away
Poit them to Phix’s library, perhaps.
Hey, wait –Phix said a copy of any book ended up in her Library. Could that also include paperwork, records, etc. — ?
That’s why you always backup all of your files and put them into a safe!! 🙂
Okay, I am trying to figure out where Shelly is taking this analogy. Is she insinuating that Jin is this “burning building”, and that Monica should just let her crash and burn? I am certain that Shelly has Monica’s best interests in mind, but there is no way she is going to do that.
I think it’s more a matter of first pointing out to M that she doesn’t tend to think things through rationally when her emotions/attachments get involved. I don’t see where Shelly is going with this, but I don’t think it’ll be to let Jin crash and burn.
Doesn’t look like anything’s going to kill Shelly’s good mood, though! 😀
I don’t think Shel is doing that deep of an analogy. She’s pointing out how Monica might value stuff (antiquities, historic papers, research data) over her own life. Monica thinks like a true archeologist; she knows what could be lost forever in a museum fire.
Shelly know Monica well. :3
Nah – she’s pointing out that Monica’s first reaction to anyone telling her to do anything that’s not her own idea, for any reason is to say “no”.
These two ought to be sisters. 😉
In pretty much all that matters, they are sisters.
And you could maybe include Bud in that, too.
The way this story is going, maybe they are sisters in some strange, twisted way, yet to be revealed. Or, better yet, maybe Tina is her long lost sister who was on her way to finally meet Monica on the day of the ill-fated bus accident. Oh, the possible plot twists.
Do NOT give Pablo any ideas. :p
monica could just *poit* the whole filing system out with her 🙂
That requires her to think it through instead of simply rfeacting.
I read that as “That requires her to think it through instead of simply refracting” and died laughing.
How does one refract I wonder? 🙂
First, establish an interface to a medium in which energy travels with different velocity than the medium of reference. Poiting across that interface will likely refract the person into an unexpected location…
Thousands of comedians out of work…
optical physics is no laughing matter, young man…
Well, I suppose as long as the fireman is Bud, it wouldn’t cause much of a problem. Actually, Monica claimed to have accepted reality, but that didn’t seem to stick. That’s they way people are, I guess.
Speaking practically, when M’s boss gets back, M may need to hold a long discussion with him as to what to do to create backups of all of these priceless irreplaceable items in M’s office. It wouldn’t be a bad idea for her to scan images of all of those articles and save them on a (multi-)Terabyte portable hard drive. That way, in such a case, she can just grab the harddrive and get out. (Better yet, back up that hard drive periodically and take it offsite.)
*IF* her boss gets back … remember who he’s with!
I’m just kinda wondering how you “back up” a one-of-a-kind artifact to a hard drive? Only one of its kind, still no such thing as replicators yet (have to invent the transporter first)… Not being a smart donkey, just wondering.
If you can’t save the physical artifact (which should be safely stored in fireproof vaults, not in someone’s office), the next best thing is hi-res images of the item from all angles, various scans, and the results of any analyses already performed, all of which can be stored on a harddrive.
Yeah, the Wahnee family is kinda like that. Happy pragmatism.
Shelly could claim Monica as sister, if she wanted. I happen to have many “Relatives” who come from other tribes. Hopi, Pima, Shoshone (although they are actually related to the Comanche, and share major portions of language) Crow, and even a family from Cornwall, England. Basically, the Brother From Another Mother routine. I’d mistake them for sisters, they probably share the same tone of voice.
That is so my wife. She will say “no” to EVERYTHING if it wasn’t her idea first.
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