[older messages]
2 Oct 17, 10:45 PM
Carmine
I... suppose I must be? I haven't the foggiest where I am, or how I got here.
2 Oct 17, 10:46 PM
Hannibal Lecter
Ah. That, at least, I can help with to a degree.
2 Oct 17, 10:46 PM
Hannibal Lecter
The place is called Kadath. It is...something of a world between worlds.
2 Oct 17, 10:48 PM
Carmine
A... world between worlds?
2 Oct 17, 10:49 PM
Hannibal Lecter
Are you familiar with the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics?
2 Oct 17, 10:50 PM
Carmine
...I recognize that those words are most likely in English.
2 Oct 17, 10:51 PM
Hannibal Lecter
[laughs] It posits that reality is a branching tree in which every actuality is realized.
2 Oct 17, 10:52 PM
Carmine
Hm. I see. So this is... a sort of alternate branch.
2 Oct 17, 10:53 PM
Hannibal Lecter
To continue the tree metaphor, I'd describe it more as...a central rootstock onto which have been grafted extremely selective branches of reality, with more added each day.
2 Oct 17, 10:53 PM
Carmine
Then - forgive me if this is a foolish question - I assume that this place is not currently at war?
2 Oct 17, 10:54 PM
Hannibal Lecter
We are currently being ravaged by an infection of dubious origin, but it is not a conflict between political powers, no.
2 Oct 17, 10:54 PM
Carmine
[long, processing silence]
2 Oct 17, 10:55 PM
Hannibal Lecter
Essentially, you've been ripped out of time and space and planted here.
2 Oct 17, 10:55 PM
Carmine
...And I imagine this is not a trip from which there is an easy return.
2 Oct 17, 11:00 PM
Hannibal Lecter
I believe there are researchers working on that problem, but for now assume that we are stuck here.
2 Oct 17, 11:01 PM
Hannibal Lecter
[haha whoops cell phone beep] ...It seems I need to head back to the hospital. I could escort you, if you wanted.
2 Oct 17, 11:01 PM
Carmine
That would be perfect, thank you.
2 Oct 17, 11:02 PM
Carmine
[they will remember to re-affix the mask before they go tho]
2 Oct 17, 11:02 PM
Hannibal Lecter
[OH GOOD. although tbh hannibal kinda likes V O I D]
2 Oct 17, 11:02 PM
Hannibal Lecter
[and he will leave with the seven-foot-tall stork abomination]