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Addis Rook
Addis Rook
Posts: 100

9/13/2017
Do you think Polythreme makes contact lenses?

...would you wear them?

What if they came in every different color?
edited by Addis Rook on 9/13/2017
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Carns
Carns
Posts: 22

9/13/2017
I don't think they make contact lenses, but if you want living lenses, just bring some there.
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PSGarak
PSGarak
Posts: 433

9/13/2017
So I looked it up, it appears contact lenses were invented in 1888 in Germany so it's historically possible for them to appear in Fallen London.

Could they decide to make you see something different when you look through them? I don't know the limits of the anima that Polythreme grants items.

I mean clearly, they could jump up and walk off if they wanted to. And they could probably wiggle around. So they could make your vision look like a funhouse mirror. Or, if they were being cooperative, they could adjust their correction while being worn. But could they show you a movie? Could they tell you a story? I have no idea!

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Greg M
Greg M
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3 days ago
All right, now I would like some Polythreme sentient contact lenses. Fantastic suggestion!

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Siankan
Siankan
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2 days ago
Greg M wrote:
All right, now I would like some Polythreme sentient contact lenses. Fantastic suggestion!

You have obviously never gotten in a fight with your knickers.

Contacts might exist in London. I am fairly certain they would not exist in Polythreme. As a rule, Polythreme's technological level belongs to a rather different era than London's. Now, if you brought contacts into Polythreme, as mentioned above, then they would likely begin to get feisty, but that feistiness would die out as you left the city. Only things permanently infused with Polythreme's [redacted] retain their animation beyond the Sea of Voices.

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Daedalus_Falk
Daedalus_Falk
Posts: 111

2 days ago
Siankan wrote:
Greg M wrote:
All right, now I would like some Polythreme sentient contact lenses. Fantastic suggestion!

You have obviously never gotten in a fight with your knickers.

Contacts might exist in London. I am fairly certain they would not exist in Polythreme. As a rule, Polythreme's technological level belongs to a rather different era than London's. Now, if you brought contacts into Polythreme, as mentioned above, then they would likely begin to get feisty, but that feistiness would die out as you left the city. Only things permanently infused with Polythreme's [redacted] retain their animation beyond the Sea of Voices.


Given that's true, I have to wonder - why do the Unfinished Hat, Moderately-Cooperative Clothes Colony, and the Clothhes Colony which poses as a Tomb-Colonist in Sunless Sea survive after leaving Polythreme? In the former cases, it's presumably "Because they're items", but the case of the "Tomb-Colonist" does seem to indicate an exception of some kind.

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Siankan
Siankan
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2 days ago
Daedalus_Falk wrote:
Given that's true, I have to wonder - why do the Unfinished Hat, Moderately-Cooperative Clothes Colony, and the Clothhes Colony which poses as a Tomb-Colonist in Sunless Sea survive after leaving Polythreme? In the former cases, it's presumably "Because they're items", but the case of the "Tomb-Colonist" does seem to indicate an exception of some kind.

The Unfinished Hat story makes clear that at least some Clay Men can transfer their animation into other objects, presumably in a similar fashion to the way it was first imputed to them. A certain set of knives provides another example of *some* kind of sentience (admittedly very different from the usual high-kicking furniture of Polythreme) being imputed into other items, and being recognizable by a Clay Man. Whether the clothes-colonies have been similarly created by Clay Men, or whether permanent sentience can be absorbed, as it were, over long enough exposure to Polythreme, is unknown.

It is known, however, that the influence of Polythreme extends at least to Grunting Fen, and presumably throughout the Sea of Voices.

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