Friday, April 22, 2011
"What's a star?" asked Arky.
Okay, so it's probably time to stop talking in the first person. Wait. In the second person? What I mean is: I'm talking to you now, reader, not Arky. It's time to stop running Qniverse time in real time.
To make a long story short, I explained to Arky what a star is. A large glowing mass that provides light and energy to any life that may form around it. Light works slightly differently in the Qniverse. Light is made of thoughts, as is everything else. But light tends to be hard to entangle or cohere to. It simply moves quickly, and captures some of the color of the last thought it was in contact with. Of course Arky understands this implicitly, although being a creature of the Qniverse, (he? she? it?) doesn't really need to understand it to observe it happening. The explanation was for the benefit of you, dear reader.
We didn't take long to build a first star. It took a lot of thoughts to build something that would last for the lifetime of this universe, but still not as many as Arky is comprised of, naturally, since Arky's the first thing I thought of.
I guess being the first thing to exist in a universe has its perks. Like POWER. UNLIMITED POWER.
I also explained to Arky how we should probably make the first life resemble him in some aspect or another, since its the form he picked, and it conveniently has limb-like objects (those rectangles, which I'm just going to call limbs from now on), and things to see and speak as well (eyes and a mouth), which would make it easier for creatures comprised of less thought to DO things in the Qniverse, since they wouldn't have to do it directly.
Then we set about making a planet.