chem1190c wrote: jjjdavidson wrote: Latent22 wrote: vvn wrote:
StratPlayer wrote:I did a quick look back through the last few NePages and I didn't see where anyone's mentioned this, but is the tower on the right of the top platform that Cueball made supposed to be a silhouette of this???
I don't personally get that. But, I see the similarity. And, I like the idea.
I think it is a Temporal Bishop to go with the Temporal Rooks
Oooh! Oooh! 3D (2.5D?) chess!
This is pretty much exactly what 3D chess would look like if it were being played in a 2.5D stickfigure universe!
edit: actually, a lot of people have been suggesting that this is a 2.5D universe without much in the way of numerical rigor. For starters, I feel like we can do a lot better than 2 sig figs. Now clearly, there's still too much experimental uncertainty to settle on 2.5000D. That's just ridiculous. I propose that it should be henceforth referred to as a (2.49999 +/- 0.00001)D universe for no particular reason.
In fact, it's far more complicated than that.
It is a holographic projection of an 8D universe — 3 real spacial dimensions and 1 of time / 3 imaginary spacial dimensions with a likewise imaginary dimension of time.
This lays the framework of Complex Spacetime, and as matter accelerates toward the speed of light, its mass/energy is actually being transformed from the real spacetime axis, into the imaginary spacetime (thus resolving the paradoxes of singularities and relativistic time dilation as spacial dimensions would appear to reduce to a point, and time would appear to freeze to an observer).
These characters have been in the process of crossing one threshold into another, the r/i
event horizon, if you will, and to get technical, time-wimey dimentional whatchamaweirdness begins to happen to the tides and structural integrity of sandcastle platforms.
That, or it's artistic license on an illustrated comic.