Saturday, April 30, 2016

I Guess It's Just Crappy Old Invisibility for Me

By the way, I forgot to mention it in the last post, but you know what's really annoying about having very poor visualization skills? My absolute number-one most desired superpower, with no question, is teleportation. I frequently long for the ability to just be places without having to deal with all the incredibly tedious, frequently expensive, and, in the case of cars, genuinely dangerous traveling in between.

And, of course, every time I've heard a description of how teleportation works in fiction, it inevitably starts out with, "OK, first you picture the place you want to go..." Sigh.


  1. Heh. Have you ever read the Jumper books? The guy who wrote the first two books was eventually drafted to write a prequel to the movie, even though the movie told a completely different story than the books did. In the original book, the main character takes photos of the places he has been, to keep them fresh in his mind. But in the prequel to the movie, the main character (a different character) draws the places he's been, because he thinks the act of drawing will engage his mind more than simply taking photographs of those places. I thought that was a clever way to keep things fresh in a book that otherwise was kind of obligated to cover much of the same territory as the original novel.

    1. I read the first one, and always kind of meant to get around to the rest of the series, but never did. I haven't seen the movie.

      It's been a long time since I read it, but the thing with the photos does sound familiar, now that you bring it up. Maybe if I had a picture to stare at while trying to teleport, I might manage it. If I have to draw, though, I'm entirely screwed. :)