Discussion of "The End of the Punishment" by lonemer
VivicaLiqueur 4 years, 10 months ago
I'm a bit confused on one thing.
So, can she feel pain or...?
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lonemer 4 years, 10 months ago
Thanks for your ample comment. The answer to your question: no, she can't feel 'pain' in the classical sense of the word, but since she hasn't passed into the other dimension yet and she still thinks like a human, they have to use a term she is familiar with to convey a much deeper meaning. There is no invented word for what she's going to feel. They use 'pain', 'scars' to translate an untranslatable experience into a language she can understand and relate to. Of course, the translation is only approximate and misses the essence.
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inuitennui 4 years, 10 months ago
Excellent- a 5 from me. I don't care for much of the science fiction I've encountered on this site, but this story definitely rises above.
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rigid33 4 years, 10 months ago
Well...I am surprised that 39 people or entities have read this piece but only 4 of them felt compelled to vote...this is a curiosity...that most dimension travelers cannot accept.
I scored you a four because I have not written the next chapter.
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