Summary: Wordwar, Plotbuilding.
NOTE: This is a very rough draft with no editing at all (per National Novel Wiriting Month rules) and is presented for amusement value only. Think of it as a periscope into my writing process rather than a coherent story!
There will most likely be spelling and grammatical errors afoot as well as flat out bad writing, info dumps, plot holes, contradictions/retcons, uneven characterization and pacing. These snippits are also posted out of order, so please refer to the Outline to figure out where it’s supposed to fit.
Werewolf Bartenders [PLOTBUILDING]
This is a plot bunny from a fellow NaNoer and I promised I’d sneak it in somehow. Not sure where this will go-but it should fit into Gray’s story I think. There are already non-humans in Blue’s.
So they go into a bar somewhere and it takes a second for Gray to notice the bartender isn’t human, or is an augmented human. Tan is off somewhere else, which is why she doesn’t notice immediately. Maybe he’s working in the kitchens and not a real bar, although he could be serving alcohol, since wherever humans go beer follows.
Makes more sense that the person has gene modification rather than is an honest to goodness werewolf. After all this is leaning heavily on the science or at least it will, and less on the fiction. So he (or she) is another far future person and they have a good time chatting with Gray. There is a lot that they have in common that most of the other transplants don’t.
The bartender needs to have a point, a reason to be in the story, so let’s put something in here about the fact that there are very few worlds that have the same technological level as the home world. Which is odd if they are moving further away from the base set.
There is some discussion about what the goal of the city is and how many of the original science team are left. No one knows quite how long everyone has been living in the city, due to the time dilation issues and the fact that there is no set day night cycle.
Which actually might be an interesting stab at the whole time is arbitrary issue. If there are no days, there are no weeks or months. And if the time runs differently, how would they notice? There is a communications lag anyways, since they don’t have long range communications, so maybe they don’t notice?
Only the kids at the edges will age faster than the folks in the center rings. Will have to find a way that they would figure this out, since they have no easy way to tell time. Water clocks maybe? There is no sun, so no sundials. Good bet that the watches and internal clocks would work for the tech that is brought through, but those would be few and far between since it’s mostly low tech worlds they are getting doors too.