Posted by jeanne
while transcribing copious notes from the yoga of time travel (thanks fred wolfe, i’d like to talk to you if you’ve got a minute, please email me), i was also thinking about my story. about how we’re all the mind of god and any separation into individual beings is only an illusion, a bit that’s embodied only so god can get outside and have a little fun
god is normally adrift in a spaceless and timeless nonspacetime where everything is possible but nothing ever happens. then consciousness (god) acts, possibility-waves interact, and suddenly it’s all laid out in front of you (god), the past present and future, and in going along, you develop self consciousness and the ego. you develop a history and strive for the future and become fully attached to the things you surround your material existence with. and until you drop the ego, you don’t remember that you are god squeezed into a tiny speck of the illusion of matter.
this is what i really believe. it all started when i was about eight, and realized that einstein’s theory meant that everything is relative, and that meant it’s not true that there is one right answer to anything. and then after i was told dogs and cats don’t have souls, i just chucked the whole organized religion thing as a scam, and felt free to believe in reincarnation and magic. which according to quantum physics is no problem at all and in fact preferable to thinking there’s a daddy god who will punish us if we don’t do it his way.
because we are gods. in training, and badly trained at that. but if we are all one, and we are all part of god, then we are all god. and individually, we all strive to become as close to god as we can, thru whatever means we take, including the ass-backward ones of failing to learn by your mistakes. just that being human means having one hell of an ego, and that makes you persist in thinking that you’re apart from god, and that causes fear, and fear leads to error.
a note about the characters and the game and the plot.
they are both operating on ego. they both create a game experience that sucks for them and fucks over their followers. they both are guilty of leading their minions gleefully into perdition.
they both have to act selflessly toward each other for the magic to work properly, and they’ve both been resisting all along. when they realize this, everything transforms. first, it transforms them. later about that.
this transformation has effects on every level of the game. it filters out all sorts of patterns (player’s actions and movements have been leaving trails in the game, squared possibility waves which generate probability-curves. huh?), and generates a clearer, sharper, more real game world. skills are easier to learn, and seem more obvious, players experiment more and develop more concrete skills they then use outside the game in the real world.
the transformation also affects the real world. a wave even hits the sun.
and the kernel, when it goes off it affects the game and the real world, and all the players.
do the two occur at once?
after they face each other at the gamburtsevs, they leave a big mark in the landscape. this becomes a pilgrimage site as their followers cope with their illusions. it’s also the exit to antarctica, but it didn’t exist until the boy and girl created it. kurt hadn’t created and linked in level ! before he died. levels ! and !n were thrown together by snake the replacement programmer from copies of level 3.
does that mean their transformation come before the kernel is destroyed? once the boy ha’s woken up, he’ll no longer help them complete their dastardly plans. maybe he’ll have no choice; maybe he’ll have to witness the evil that ego can do.
ah. i know. they‘ll be forcing her to contact kurt the now-dead programmer, inside the game, and persuade him to travel back in time and make a backdoor into the kernel, to make one tiny change, whatever. and because they try to interfere, it sets off the kernel. so she’s stuck in the game when the kernel blows up.
in the chaos, he’ll escape with her drugged body. because they‘ll be incapacitated and he won’t??? that’s too simple.
but it means i can transform the boy and girl, and then destroy the kernel.
and then nobody’s playing the game because there are no working copies of the game, because the entangled kernel has blown up in each and every instance of the game. and the girl’s comatose. and they’re just about to move to sweep up the whole lot of quantum game players (once they get organized, which the destruction of the kernel has fucked up their operations too).
that’s right, the whole of real reality is now screwed up because the kernel blew up. and all sorts of quantum things that had been happening – what – stopped? increased?
this is a one-two punch. first the entire material universe is affected when the boy and girl are transformed. and then when the kernel blows up, the entire material universe is again affected. and then when critical mass is reached, the whole thing is affected again. that’s three times. i like that.
maybe when the boy and girl are transformed, the real world is made a little brighter and more hopeful, and people forget their differences for a moment. and when the kernel blows up, there’s a moment when everything turns into the cloud world, or the xian conception of heaven. but this is a timeless moment, and a lot of it can be held here. this is where level ! is.
so. when the boy and girl are transformed, they leave antarctica. and when the kernel blows up, they enter level !. so this bit i’m describing is just one big cut scene. hahaha. the real world as a cut scene.
the girl is already on level !. she meets everybody as they come over, as critical mass is reached. i guess this happens in their dreams, when they naturally play the game and their fingers twitch and they talk in their sleep.
the boy is too ego-wracked with guilt to enter the game state. he coordinates the fight against them, while she teaches players how to create the world they want to live in. slowly the cloud level ! starts to look like antarctica.
while it looks darkest to the boy, as he gives his last strength and fails, and they go for the kill, players are creating their own parallel worlds on level !n, and they’re all linked to each other, and they all contain the game and quantum reality.
and this is when a miracle happens.
it’s really cool when the details of the plot appear to me just as i’m getting there. it’s – i go along for weeks, with the same vague plot, everything just a few limited buzzwords, things like a miracle happening.
and then, after a lot of nonwork when i don’t think about it, i sit here on the edge of it and just breathe, and wait until something hooks in. and then i breathe it out, and it comes flowing into my mind in an image or a scene, something with every detail and yet it’s all in only a fleeting insight. and then it goes flowing thru my fingers, and you read it here. it’s really a kind of yoga. and it’s the exact feeling i’m looking to generate in the reader, the timelessness and creative flow that is the hallmark of quantum consciousness.
in the book i just took notes from, the guy mentions how artists often have this flow of timeless time. and i’m able to testify to it. i’ve had moments, working on a painting, when i’ll put down my brush and walk to the sink for a drink of water, and when i’ve come back to the easel 25 minutes have passed just walking back and forth to the sink. whitley striber calls it missing time, and blames it on the aliens. i pin it squarely on fairies.