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Post-Sim: Main Engineering - A different type of playground

Posted June 5, 2021, 9:56 a.m. by Civilian Liara Enai (XO's Daughter) (Silke Fahl)

Posted by Lieutenant Si’Rek (Chief Operations Officer) in Post-Sim: Main Engineering - A different type of playground

Posted by Civilian Liara Enai (XO’s Daughter) in Post-Sim: Main Engineering - A different type of playground

Posted by Lieutenant Si’Rek (Chief Operations Officer) in Post-Sim: Main Engineering - A different type of playground

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Si’Rek smiled and said “Here, let me show you.” and he motioned her around his desk. Once she was by him, he said “Now watch.” He slipped his boots off so he was standing on the rug under his desk in stockinged feet. He started to slowly rub his feet on the carpet, then faster, and then faser some more. As he did, he said =/\=Computer. Lights to twenty five percent. =/\= and the light dimmed. “Now see my feet moving? Thats motion, or mechanical, energy. I am using energy from my body to move my feet and legs. That energy then becomes this.” and he slowly reached out with a finger and pointed at his desk moving slowly closer and closer until… pop… a small spark of static electricity shot forth. In the dim light, it was flash of blue white light.

Standing right next to Si’Rek, Liara watched closely, paying attention to everything he was doing. When the spark of static electricity shot forth, she giggled and bounced a little up and down.

“See?” Energy from me moved my feet. My feet rubbed on the floor making static. The static was stored in me until I touched the desk, then it became electricity and heat and light. And now electricity and heat and light have moved on and changed into other things… but it’s still there. We can’t see or hear it, but that doesn’t mean it’s gone. It just means we can’t see it or hear it, thats all. Now do you understand?”

Si’Rek, CE

Her head tilted and her nose wrinkled, Liara thought about that for a moment and then half nodded, half shook her head. She wanted to understand, prove that she was as smart Si’Rek thought she was, but she also didn’t want to pretend. Instead she wanted to really understand. “I understand how the energy moved and shifted. But … how do you know that you didn’t create it. You moved your feet to make the energy, didn’t you? And can’t see or hear it now, how do you know it isn’t gone?” she asked.

~Liara

Si’Rek smiled. “But it took energy to move my feet, right? So I had to have that energy first. And as far as not seeing it or hearing it, think about the air you breathe. Can you see it? No. Can you hear it? No. But its there, right? Energy is kind of like that.”

Si’Rek, CE

Again Liara thought about that for a moment and then nodded her head. “I think I do,” she said and then smiled up at Si’Rek and asked, “What was mama Leni’s favourite place in engineering?”

~Liara


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