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26 February 2008 @ 01:05 pm
He's looking in much better spirits than yesterday; clearly, he's finally gotten some GOOD news somewhere. Currently, he's sitting at a table in the kitchen, drinking from a cup of coffee and going over the notes he's managed to make so far about the layout of the place.

Good mood or otherwise, though, he finds what he's seeing a little bothersome. He'd really almost feel better if these rooms had more strings attached to them. Instead, they seem to be constantly creating things that people want or that's on their mind, without asking questions. He's not so naive as to not worry about that.

Almost as if whatever created this room is trying to entice people to forget the fact they're trapped...

He sighs and shakes his head. Maybe he's just being pessimistic.

((Warning: Spoilers of doom for AJ in the threads. READ AT YOUR SPOILERIFIC PERIL.))
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Thinkingprofesseurdeloi on February 26th, 2008 11:36 pm (UTC)
*He takes a seat opposite Nick with his own cup of coffee, puts his own notebook on the table*

You look more cheerful today. I presume you're having more luck mapping this place than I.
Nick Reeveghostshield on February 26th, 2008 11:46 pm (UTC)
Ah... a friend I thought had died seems to have returned. Or come back to life. I don't know, weird Nexus stuff. Either way, I'm happy.

I would if it didn't keep spawning rooms people come up with. This place keeps creating places for people, and it bothers me.
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: ORLYprofesseurdeloi on February 27th, 2008 12:31 am (UTC)
I think that certainly warrants a degree of happiness. Anyone I know?

And yes, I have found it almost impossible to keep up with the speed at which rooms seem to be appearing. Frowns*

"Creating places for people?" In what way, exactly?
Nick Reeveghostshield on February 27th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)
I doubt it. He's a guy I met in the Nexus in my first few weeks there. It's all really good news, though, especially since he has a dog who had been left behind. I definitely need to talk to him, though, see if I can find out what happened exactly.

Well, doesn't it seem weird that whenever somebody really wants something, it pops up in a room? Hell, I had a craving for a cheese sandwich while exploring the other day and found an entire room filled with every type of cheese imaginable. That's, like, invocation, and without any strings attached it bothers the hell out of me.
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Grey Suitprofesseurdeloi on February 27th, 2008 01:26 am (UTC)
*Takes a sip of coffee* Ah - I wondered if it was your version of me finally returning home. Regardless, I think you've earned the right to spend some time away from here. Friends come first.

*Furrows his brow slightly* I suppose it does. Although I had assumed it was random, since I don't seem to have experienced it myself. Unless one counts finding a room suitable for Miles, Phoenix and Larry to occupy. But I don't recall if I was thinking of them specifically at the time or not.

Other than that I have only apparently managed to conjure up a locked door and a skeleton. *Dryly* Obviously, I am far too dull. I will make a note to try harder in future.
Nick Reeveghostshield on February 27th, 2008 01:41 am (UTC)
*sigh* That'd be nice... not sure how likely it is. But yeah, it's nice to be able to get out. Which may be part of the reason I'm noticing this stuff like I am, actually.

Well, one of the Matts -- and yes, I'm aware what they tend to be like, but this guy seems sociable enough -- wondered if the reverse might work around here as well. Like, if you really don't want something, it shows up in spades. I might test that on something really mild, like a food. If there IS an invocation field here, I'd like to understand how it works.

If, on the other hand, something's just giving us everything we want... well, I want to know WHY.
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Sidelong Lookprofesseurdeloi on February 27th, 2008 02:14 am (UTC)
*He stares into his coffee for a while, then looks up* If there's any parallel to my own situation I'm confident he'll come back when he's ready, probably when you least expect it.

But yes, sometimes being able to look from the outside in makes it easier to see clearly.

Strangely, I made a joke to one of the other Edgeworths a while ago about being careful what he wished for in here. At the time, it wasn't entirely serious, but now I do wonder...

...Would the earthquake qualify as "something we really didn't want showing up in spades", perhaps?

*He's silent for a while as he considers the implications of the last remark* I'm not entirely comfortable with that idea myself. Especially given some of the people here.
Nick Reeveghostshield on February 27th, 2008 02:45 am (UTC)
I guess I'd just better not expect it, then. Maybe I'll see him again sooner. *chuckles*

...come to think of it, that is an interesting question. That was the first major event that happened here...

He shakes his head.

I don't know. I don't like it much. At least the invocation of the Nexus is completely random. And I don't really have a way of testing things one way or the other.

He purses his lips.

Maybe if I keep searching without looking for anything in particular, I might find a hint or two.
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Thinkingprofesseurdeloi on February 27th, 2008 04:54 am (UTC)
We're a contrary breed, as I'm sure you've noticed by now.

*He smiles and takes another drink of coffee before replacing the cup on the table. He looks thoughtful*

How would you propose to test the theory, supposing that you could?

I wish I could help. I seem to be searching without looking for anything other than an exit, but unfortunately I have no idea what would constitute a hint, even if I saw it.

Edited at 2008-02-27 04:59 am (UTC)
Nick Reeveghostshield on February 27th, 2008 07:14 am (UTC)
Oh, definitely. You guys and that pride of yours. *smirks*

Um... well, I suppose first I'd think about something I really wanted when I opened a door, and then something I really hate. Like, I dunno, heights or something. Assuming I'm not stupid and charge in BLINDLY, I would hope I'd be able to see if the place just works by pulling stuff out of your mind or what.

Just... I dunno, if something seems really weird, let me know. I'll note it down. ...mind, yours and my definition of weird are probably drastically different.
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Chillingprofesseurdeloi on February 27th, 2008 08:17 am (UTC)
*Makes a mock-affronted face, then laughs* It is curable, to some degree, at least.

*He's lost in thought for a while, playing with the ring on his finger*

How deeply averse to whatever one is opening a door onto would one need to be? For the purposes of a workable experiment, that is.

*Dryly* Everything here appears weird to me, quite frankly. But I will endeavour to be more careful in sorting the "usually weird" from the "unusually weird" in my observations.

Edited at 2008-02-27 08:26 am (UTC)
Nick Reeve: Hey there!ghostshield on February 27th, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
*grins* I should hope so. Sometimes I think it's a fatal illness.

Um... that I don't know. If it's just a matter of a stupid sense of humor, it could be as simple as having a strong dislike of broccoli or something. If it's more serious, it may need something a little, um, deeper than that. I honestly couldn't say. I haven't observed it generating stuff people heavily disliked yet.

Heh heh. Yeah, I know that's hard for people not used to the supernatural, but I appreciate the effort anyway.
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Avoidantprofesseurdeloi on February 27th, 2008 11:53 pm (UTC)
Maybe... debilitating would be more accurate.

People don't generally spend a lot of time dwelling on things that they strongly dislike. I would imagine it's even less in the forefront of their minds if they're searching for something.

It would probably require a deliberate attempt, I would imagine. *He considers that* By "observe" do you mean watch it happen?

Nick Reeveghostshield on February 28th, 2008 01:16 am (UTC)
Hey, whatever works.

I suppose not. Unfortunately, it's so damn random that if it WERE to pull out something like that, I wouldn't be able to tell if it was just futzing about or doing it out of some deeper reasoning. I can at least test how much in the forefront of the mind something has to be for a room to generate this way.

Yeah. Or at least get some accounts from those who have seen it happen. Downside of seeing the supernatural is that you tend to trust your eyes a little more than is probably healthy.
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Avoidantprofesseurdeloi on February 28th, 2008 01:22 am (UTC)
*He's still playing with the ring and looking at his hands*

What if I tried. While you observed. Would that work?
Nick Reeve: Bitch plz -- by Edgey-munghostshield on February 28th, 2008 01:39 am (UTC)
His brow furrows.

Edgeworth, you're not honestly proposing sacrificing your own mental health for the sake of observing something and believing I'll accept that sort of offer, are you?
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Smilingprofesseurdeloi on February 28th, 2008 01:54 am (UTC)
*Laughs softly*

I think my mental health became a hopeless case years ago.

I'm not proposing anything I haven't been living with to no useful purpose for the last twenty-five years.
Nick Reeve: Bitch plz -- by Edgey-munghostshield on February 28th, 2008 02:38 am (UTC)
He drums his fingers.

I don't like it, you know. I wouldn't let you do it.

Note I say wouldn't, because I have this feeling you're going to be a stubborn asshole and do it ANYWAY.
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Glasses Sadprofesseurdeloi on February 28th, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)
*Slightly irritated glare*

I have no idea why you're so opposed to the idea. It seems entirely logical to me. You can't observe and be the subject yourself.

Nick Reeve: Bitch plz -- by Edgey-munghostshield on February 28th, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)
I'm OPPOSED because I sort of have issues sending off friends to do potentially dangerous things entirely for my benefit. Forgive me if I'm being selfish here.
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Glasses Sadprofesseurdeloi on February 28th, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)
It's hardly for your benefit - you can leave at any time.

I'm thinking more about those of us who can't, and who have to deal with whatever this place decides to produce next.

And volunteering doesn't count as "sending off", unless the definition of the word has somehow mutated along with the rest of the Universe.
Nick Reeveghostshield on February 28th, 2008 03:19 am (UTC)

Ooh, low blow. There's that guilty look that flits across his face.

Well I'm still not comfortable about it. What if you got hurt? I don't trust this place to hold back if it does decide to screw with someone.
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Thinkingprofesseurdeloi on February 28th, 2008 03:49 am (UTC)
*Looks away*

I don't trust this place either. But I also do not want to just sit and wait for it to do its worst.

Then looks back at Nick*

But I do trust you. Otherwise I wouldn't suggest it.
Nick Reeveghostshield on February 28th, 2008 03:57 am (UTC)
He grits his teeth. Goddamn it.

...fine. But if there's any -- and I mean ANY indication that something behind one of those doors could hurt you seriously either emotionally or physically, get the hell out. Or so help me, I'm dragging you out myself.
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: ORLYprofesseurdeloi on February 28th, 2008 04:02 am (UTC)
*Wryly* That is rather what I was counting on.

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