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“There’s been magic here.

Magic’s a messy signal, kind of loose and lossy.

There’s traces everywhere.”

“You can see magic?”

“Sort of. Magic’s just signal, just information, and that puts it in my ballcourt.

It’s like… You’ve seen me playing computer games?”


“So you’ve heard me talking about cheat codes.

Things that I can say to the computer that alter things in the game environment.

Magic words.

Magic is the cheat codes for the world.

Sending a signal to reality’s operating system, see?”

Planetary #7, Warren Ellis + John Cassaday