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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:04 am

He smiled, a little amused. He knew Laurie wasn’t used to praise, and compliments.

“I don’t praise without reason,” he gave him a slightly playful smile.
“The fact that you two are here shows you saw hope; although it was difficult, to not be blinded by despair so much that you were unable to see it – that’s commendable. For those who are too deep in the dark to see a sparkle of hope, it is hardly their fault; those are the ones who might be encouraged towards the light with a helping hand.”

He paused, looking at the road again.

“And it’s not indulgent; you said that because it troubled you. We all have things that trouble us. It’s okay to tell other people and ask them for their opinions, and ask for help, too.” He smiled at them. “Sometimes other people can see portions we might not.
I see every person as a sphere. We can only see one part at a time. Perhaps slightly troublesome things are similar; everyone will see something different. Maybe someone will see something we have not yet considered, due to different experiences, or provide us with a prompt to proceed onwards.”

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:08 am

Laurie shrugged. "I don't know. That's pretty optimistic. Some people are better off in the dark."

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:12 am

“Why do you say that?”

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:15 am

"I dunno. I've been in the shit. I've seen ugly shit. Ugly people. You fucking know the government is still debating what the fuck to do with them. Do we, what, treat them? What, ask them about their mothers, shock them with electrical cables until they, what, what exactly, puke their brains out every time they have a thought? Like that shit fucking works." He was getting agitated, gesturing. "Yeah, you're fucking right, that shit belongs in the dark. Hell, maybe we can just spell it away. Wave my wand, boom! You're healed. Go forth and don't fuck up any more kids."

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:37 am

“Ah, by dark, I was referring to something different.” But maybe Laurie already knew that. “I meant people who may not see hope.” He dipped his head. “Though, some people who hurt others may be in that dark, as well.”

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:39 am

"I think if you see any kind of hope, you don't hurt people. That shit is desperation to exist. Hanging on with clawed fingers. That's not hope. Leave them there, they're already gone. You talk about seeing people as these whole spheres and shit. I don't know, that's theoretical, to me. I've just seen a lot of fucked up. Not worth classifying."

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:18 pm

“Even if someone is ‘fucked up’, they are likely still a sphere. Even if there are more ‘good’ or ‘not good’, ‘normal’ or ‘abnormal’, their distributions would differ. I feel we are unlikely to see all of someone unless there was a long period of interaction – and even then, there are likely portions kept private, or not yet encountered.

This does not mean I intend to say a ‘good’, or ‘not fucked up’ part is situated where we cannot see. By sphere, I meant people are beings one cannot see the entirety of easily, unless it, or the viewer, rotated. It is possible, though, that a person’s sphere consists largely of unpleasant things. Other parts, while they may not contain much ‘goodness’, would still likely contain different aspects. They, too, might be messy, but they would still exist.”
He dipped his head. “It’s difficult to know where and when to ‘help’ (which may, or may not actually be ‘help’ to the person, and may not be successful), or ‘change’ people.

I suppose, in the end, the decision depends on emotion. People can observe facts, and take into account what ‘laws’ and ‘guides’ state, but even they are made with emotion.

It likely also depends on circumstances. Every person is different. Not everyone who hurt others is due to a desperation to exist, or a lack of hope.

Still,” he shook his head. “I don’t really think of a ‘sphere’ as a classification. It’s just a way to look at people; not saying that one part will be better, or less ‘twisted’.

And by ‘might’, I meant ‘maybe they could be encouraged with help’, not that everyone should be. I do not have the answer for that; and I am also bound by emotion. Even if I had a ‘guide’, perhaps circumstances would alter my decisions. There are already people who people and the ‘system’ have left, because while ‘rehabilitation’ sounds pleasant, emotion contributes, and results are dissimilar.”

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:25 pm

"I don't know. I don't really overthink it," Laurie shrugged. "I look at people's actions. If they're harmful, that's the end of it. Then you have to decide what to do about it. It depends on how harmful, on why, sometimes. Other times, harm speaks for itself."

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:36 pm

“Even then, it’s still circumstantial, what you decide to do. Decisions are always made depending on the factors present, after all.” His tone was agreeable, seeking common ground.

He lifted his hand to gently stroke Mahra’s hair.

“Ah… I wonder if Yarah is concerned.”

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Mahra Keelan » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:44 pm

Mahra tipped his head up into Qingying's hand. It's OK. She knows.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:45 pm

He tilted his head. How?

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Mahra Keelan » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:48 pm

I told her, he reminded Qin with a grin.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:50 pm

“What is the extent of your range?”

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Mahra Keelan » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:53 pm

Mahra shrugged. It's never been an issue for me to reach someone.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:03 pm

Had he ever tried to reach someone far, far away, such as in another country? He thought Mahra may not have needed to, as Laurie was likely to have been nearby, unless Mahra was seeking assistance – and even then, he didn’t know if people without knowledge of some kind of legilimency would be aware of Mahra.

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Post by Young Mahra Keelan » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:09 pm

Mahra shook his head. I don't know anybody in another country! He blinked, and considered Qingying's pondering, before musing: I believe people without Legilimancy are aware of me. Muggles could be influenced by me and Laurie. Wizards can, too.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:47 pm

What about Laurie? Could you reach him while he was at Hogwarts? He figured there may not have been a reason for Laurie to write letters if they could communicate clearly, unless it was because Laurie wanted to send them to his brother.

Could they be aware of your presence – receive meanings and concepts – and not just be influenced? Like they were doing now?

Ah, and Laurie and he were in another country when not in the hospital, during this holiday, he smiled as he remembered. They were staying in Houston.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Mahra Keelan » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:52 pm

Mahra nodded. I can reach Laurie, but Laurie can't reach me unless he's distressed. Then I can try to soothe him. We have a connection, so we're always aware of one another, even if it's unconscious. Laurie can't verbalize very well within our bond if it's distant, so we write letters to cement our meanings. Oh yeah! Houston is in America. He laughed.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:01 pm

He could sense his amusement although he smiled instead of laughing.
He tilted his head. What about people – such as myself? And could other people (not Laurie) understand your meanings while being aware of your presence?

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Mahra Keelan » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:05 pm

I've never really thought about it, or tried. Usually I can do what I want to do, though.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:36 pm

He smiled.
Was there any point in assisting him to use his magic with intent, when he can already do so? He mused to himself.
Have you encountered anything you haven’t been able to do?

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Mahra Keelan » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:05 pm

Nope! It was cheerful, blissfully unaware.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:28 pm

He smiled and suggested, perhaps you can try to reach me while I am in Houston.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Mahra Keelan » Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:56 pm

Mahra's agreement was like dust glittering through sunlight, floating in warm air and settling gently on Qingying. Of course. He truly didn't seem worried about succeeding, though.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:33 pm

He chuckled softly. "If Laurie cannot verbalise as clearly as letter-writing although you two share a connection, I may not be able to." He felt he might be able to do so less, unless, perhaps, he could somehow ride on Mahra's connection to him; give him a boost.
Well, either way, even if he couldn't fully communicate clearly, if Mahra could reach him with a concept or emotion, at least he'd know if Mahra required their attention or assistance.

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