Anachronistic phase transgression

Fairdale Latimer

…purposes, consider the scholastic interpretation of my arrival on this Mars: anachronistic phase transgression.

Despite my indefatigable attempts to puncture holes in their outlandish theories, my frequent interlocutors at the Dreaming Twelve present arguments so fiendishly complex that I fear any attempt to memorise them will do injustice. Nevertheless, if only for my journaling habit, I shall here capture their gist, to placate my understanding and keep up the false pretence that I reside in normalcy.

Apparently, the physical and temporal systems of orbiting bodies exist in distinct states or phases, much like Chemistry tells us of matter or Thaumatology tells us of animal spirits. These phases bound and separate places-in-time. However, given momentous displacement, distant places-in-time can wash together, like two parts of a folded cloth; their phase boundaries becoming a shared interface from which various phenomena derive. Indeed, my arrival on this Mars is compared to the wicking of water or the formation of snowflakes; as if this Mars was a pond and my standing wholly depending on the tension and adhesion of its surface.

My theoretical position, however, is that the shape of the moon in the sky, both in this world and mine, is essential to…


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