Fletcher: i learned a new word in a dream last night Fletcher: for people who have a physical body in the real world, or any kind of presence there at all, including on the internet Fletcher: "faceboys" Fletcher: i don't know if they had a word for people like us, who ONLY exist in the real world Fletcher: we're probably beneath contempt Dan: I'm not sure I understand the use of this term. In other words, people who exist are "faceboys"? Fletcher: no, just liminal beings who are partly here and partly not Fletcher: partly... elsewhere Fletcher: instead of entirely elsewhere Dan: Oh, so we are not faceboys. Faceboys exist in multiple reality-type things, one of which is our physical world. Fletcher: right Fletcher: although the other "reality-type things" are more real than our world, i think Fletcher: faceboys was to some extent a term of derision Dan: Like, an angel would be a faceboy, because it has a physical body but also exists in the something-whatever of heaven? Assuming heaven is not a physical place. Fletcher: sure Dan: Are there any real examples of faceboys? Fletcher: that you would acknowledge as real on your terms? Fletcher: none whatsoever Dan: I don't mean that as an objection to the word. If "unicorn" gets to be a word, I suppose it's not a strike against "faceboy" that it's about a madeup thing that's never going to matter at all. Fletcher: unicorns matter to the extent that thinking about the idea of them affects you Fletcher: or if they're in your D&D game Dan: Well, if I ever sink low enough to play Dungeons and Faceboys, this could be a useful addition to my vocabulary.
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