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15. "RE: CTCS Covers, Part 1"
In response to message #9
 
  
>Waterbenders' powers wax and wane with the phases of the moon, even
>though the moon is STILL THERE when it's new, it's just that the side
>of it being illuminated by the sun is facing away from the planet, and
>bending ability has no correlation to actual exposure to moonlight, or
>it wouldn't work indoors or during the daytime. Similarly,
>firebenders' powers stop working entirely during totality of a solar
>eclipse (I would assume the same happens to waterbenders during
>totality of a lunar eclipse), even though nothing whatsoever actually
>HAPPENS to the sun during a solar eclipse, and again, it's got nothing
>to do with sunlight, or firebenders would be powerless indoors (which
>is entirely not the case).

Which rather suggests that the whole thing may or may not be psychosomatic, in a fashion similar to some versions of Martian pyrophobia. Not saying this is true in UF, of course.

>(As an aside, bending really annoys physicists, firebending most of
>all. The other forms of bending can just barely be explained as a
>kind of super-specialized telekinesis (even though it isn't really),
>but firebending violates conservation of energy and mass. Fire
>is a combustion byproduct, and firebenders aren't burning
>anything
; they're just making superheated, ionized gas plasma come
>out of nowhere. That personally offends a certain breed of
>scientist.)

Aren't there already pyrokinetics out in the UF cosmos? I don't recall if Hammond or Storm have shown up, but I'm sure there've been mutants with that ability out there somewhere....

Mario


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   RE: CTCS Covers, Part 1 BZArchermoderator Aug-01-14 1
   RE: CTCS Covers, Part 1 Zemyla Aug-01-14 2
      RE: CTCS Covers, Part 1 Gryphonadmin Aug-01-14 3
          RE: CTCS Covers, Part 1 Zemyla Aug-01-14 4
              RE: CTCS Covers, Part 1 Gryphonadmin Aug-01-14 5
                  RE: CTCS Covers, Part 1 SpottedKitty Aug-01-14 6
                      RE: CTCS Covers, Part 1 Nova Floresca Aug-01-14 7
                          RE: CTCS Covers, Part 1 Polychrome Aug-01-14 8
                              RE: CTCS Covers, Part 1 Gryphonadmin Aug-01-14 10
                      RE: CTCS Covers, Part 1 Gryphonadmin Aug-01-14 9
                          RE: CTCS Covers, Part 1 Nova Floresca Aug-01-14 11
                              RE: CTCS Covers, Part 1 Zemyla Aug-02-14 12
                                  RE: CTCS Covers, Part 1 ejheckathorn Aug-02-14 13
                                      RE: CTCS Covers, Part 1 Nova Floresca Aug-02-14 14
                         RE: CTCS Covers, Part 1 mdg1 Aug-02-14 15
                              RE: CTCS Covers, Part 1 StClair Aug-02-14 16
                                  RE: CTCS Covers, Part 1 Gryphonadmin Aug-02-14 18
                              RE: CTCS Covers, Part 1 Gryphonadmin Aug-02-14 17
                          RE: CTCS Covers, Part 1 The Traitor Aug-02-14 19
                              RE: CTCS Covers, Part 1 Gryphonadmin Aug-02-14 20
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