Endstone is a fantasy scifi post-apocalyptic webcomic comic graphic novel. It’s what Google wants.
Man, I need one of those ice breakers!
Yeah I definitely would have been more popular in high school if I had the lightstone. 🙂
I’m curious… how does the Lightstone grant flight? Invisibility and energy rays fall under manipulation of light, which is what the Lightstone seems to do. But flight? How do you do that using photons?
Light is energy stored and released. One effect of releasing energy is releasing electromagnetic waves, also known as light, some of wich is visible but most of which is not. However, matter has other was to release its excessive energy. For instance, infrared light also means extra heat, and guess what happens to air when it heats up ? You can glide on it. 🙂
My guess is Lightstone-controlled matter can be turned into very hot plasma (the 4th, less known state of matter alongside solid, liquid and gas, despite being the most abundant in the universe since that’s what stars are made of. Think of it as a gas with lots of electric charges) and thus move it around while in this state, both by gliding because of the heat and by manipulating the light bubble generating the plasma directly.
Real question is : how come the person inside is not cooked ?
Interesting theory. I like it. 🙂
On the simple side, I just always figured beams of light could travel effortlessly through air and space so why not the rocker of the lightstone?
Well the rocker could transmute itself from matter to light and vice versa, i guess. But i’m more puzzled by the light bubble, both as a static prison or shield and as a group flight method. Like I said, how come contents are not cooked ? We’re talking thousands of degrees celcius at melee range here. That same temperature at 8 light-minutes of distance is already enough to burn and boil you, remember ? :-°
On a side topic, there’s a magma-like designed pokemon named Magcargo, that is stated to be 10k degrees hot, that’s 5 times hotter than our sun. The Pokemon world is a dangerous one… :-°
I just figured the Lightstone’s flight as some sort of hard-light projection. As a Stoner’s power is greatest nearest to their body, they have enough control over nearby photons to stay aloft. The “bubble” is just the visual manifestation of this effect, not unlike how the Banestone’s energy blasts resembled purple lightning.
I fully admit my own understanding is far from reliable, but Light IS subject to the same rules of gravity and mass as the matter we’re more used to – it just behaves differently.
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Except if the photons stay aloft, they never reach your eye, and thus you can’t see the light they’re carrying.
And while it’s true light is subject to the rules of gravity and mass, the photon is part of a very special family of particules known as the bosons : they have no mass whatsoever. Instead, they just carry one of the main forces describing the univerce : The “Strong force” (without which complex particules like protons and neutrons would not exist), the “Weak force” (responsible for making nucleus, and thus atoms, possible), Electromagnetism and finaly Gravity. In the case of the photon, it’s Electromagnetism. There are 4 bosons in total, though one of them, namely the graviton, has yet to be proven outside of mathematics.
With all that said, if one was to control photons around and bloc them, they would look pitch black along with everything around them, we would not be able to see anything through. Because, in order to see, we need to recieve those photons to begin with. We need to recieve their signature electromagnetic energy into your eyes for our brains to interpret it into something to be seen.
All of this real-world physics rationalization is great and everything, but don’t you guys know, the lightstone enables the stoner to fly simply because it emits plotons?
What do you mean, what are plotons? Surely everybody knows that they are the fundamental carrier of the plot force, one of the five fundamental forces of the fictional universe? They are the stuff whose straight trajectories give rise to plotlines, the component in plot armor that gives it its unique defensive properties, and the particles that underlie the mechanisms of plot devices. Without them the fictional universe would totally collapse!
Plotons? Hahahaha. 🙂
I was sure he was gonna say: it’s great at lighting cigars! 😀
Too easy. Besides, why as her grandfather would he encourage her to smoke ? :-°
There’s that too. 🙂
LOL. I like it. 🙂
Wait, I just realised something… Pablo said that one day the Lightstone will be passed to Colindra, that it is her heritage. Right, but… Pablo is undead and effectively immortal.
This means that he plans to, one day, just take the Gravestone off and die again, and then the Lightstone will pass to Jon and, eventually, Cole.
… it’s a pretty morbid thing, knowing that Pablo plans what amounts to suicide.
This is a great point and one of the problems of the Gravestone: With it you can “live” forever. Is that right? Would you want to? Is it considered “living” if you exist forever as an animated corpse? Maybe Pablo hasn’t thought this through, yet.
Also, Pablo can be “killed.” If his body is destroyed by fire, for example.
Actually, since he’s become himself undead, he has come to think about it, from the few flashbacks we’ve got during earlier story arcs. And from what i gathered, he’s fine now as the grandpa and patriarch but does not intend to stay forever.
About his bony corpse, indeed he can die if his remains are destroyed, but what about repairing damage dealt to his remains ? Since he’s a skeleton, is there a way to repair his fractured bones with calcium or something ?
Also, that’s a very interesting thought you bring, the fact that one may not necessarily *want* immortality. Live TV show Highlander has touched this on occasions. Sure, you get to live forever, you get to do plenty of things with so much time. But you get to burry a lot of friends and soulmates too… And i’m not even talking about immortality as an undead here, like what Pablo is experiencing, as undead can’t physically feal much of anything compared to when they were alive, which is something you have to add to the immortality problem itself.
Good question regarding about damage to Pablo’s remains. i’m not sure but yeah he could probably be repaired. As for wanting immortality, this is a topic I aim to explore. ☺
Even if he couldn’t be repaired, couldn’t the gravestone animate his ashes, or whatever remains of him? Of course, he might not be able to stand the indignity of being an amorphous animated cloud of undead ash, but that’s beside the point. 😛
That would be horrible wouldn’t it? Being forced to “live” as a pile of ash for all of eternity. Ideas…. 😉
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