Ug, I am writing fantasy fiction set in a universe I know everyone but me will hate (our world, but with magic, but it's just normal, it became normalized at the tail end of the Roman empire, but like, the setting is modern San Francisco and there's our modern broken startup scene), but I really am enjoying writing it, but I want to share it, but I know most of the people I share stuff like this with will be put off that *introducing magic to the modern world would change it*

And that sucks

I hate it

I know I don't have to consider audience for personal writing, but if I don't consider audience, I can't get others excited
I don't want to *brand*, I don't want to publish, I just want to make people excited

And the problem is that I am, according to several people, the best local GM. Meaning if I want to get friends invested in my stories, I just need to run them as RPGs

But this is stuff I don't want to do it with a *party*, it's stuff I want to do with a single protagonist, and it's stuff I want to *write*, not tell
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I really love the idea of folk magic, magic that works, but is weird and strange. And, importantly, magic that is unreliable

Why can't you make magical computers? Well, most computers are made in China, and so you would probably be affecting the Chi of the computer, setting the proper energy flows, but of course, in Europe the Telluric energies run through ley lines, meaning the feng shui done to the computers will be forced along existing lines, and that energy will disappate

Magic doesn't work, it's not reliable, and it's cultural. Cultural magic means that colonization and assimilation mean something about how the world works, how people do things, and how things respond

Keeping your magic alive, or importing your magic matters

But also, magic is always personal, and science is always impersonal. Sure, you can empirically measure results of actions, "standing in a circle with a triangle facing the rising sun, and a cross facing the setting sun keeps away the other world", but then you add caveats "only in cultures that went through the Hermetic modification of European Abramic magic, and that is only as effective as a circle of salt in British colonies, but not Spanish ones"
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@silverwizard I'll be a reader. :) I love folk magic stuff, and so very few people do it!

@werekat It's getting popular, and I am excited about that! I am so glad we live in a post-post-D&D world! It means magic is getting *magical* agin!
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