Kreistor wrote:Sorry, no. That was an old argument, but ended when the Tool listed the properties and their schools.
You forget that Stanley isn't especially bright or studious, and hasn't spent much time trying to figure out more powers of the 'hammer.
The power list came to the Tool from Wanda. They are not his own work product, and therefore not subject to his weaknesses. Wanda is an expert in magic, so the list stands.
Kreistor wrote:There is unsupported speculation that Charlie is a Thinkamancer, now that we know Casters can Rule.
Supported, even if not concrete. Charlie may have been an Efbaum caster unit.[/quote]
Charlie and Charlescomm are cited as existing before Story 0, as competition on the merc market. Doesn't float. We do not have a starting point for Charlie's attunement or entry into the merc market, and so have no clue when he entered the Erfworld political scene.
And, like I have said repeatedly, as a reference to the unknowable Charlie of the Angels fame, and his inspiration, the reclusive Howard Hughes, it is unlikely we will know anything more of his origin than we already do.
drachefly wrote:Nice little essay. Just one thing about it - those times when we were wrong... we were wrong.
But until the knowledge was discovered, we were right, because it worked as expected. You're asking me to assume I'm wrong, despite current evidence. Sorry, no, that's not the way Science works, nor how I operate. Until evidence is uncovered to demonstrate a phenomenon's existence, what we see is obvious, and so "obviously" is an appropriate term to use. Hidden or undetectable evidence is not obvious, and so does not prevent the use of "obvious".