Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Repulsor fields

After soccer last night, BB said he used the trick of the invisible ball to gain an advantage. I said, in order to play you can't add invisible balls. What would be the point? But I'm a wizard, he responded. The class he's in IS challenging. I think he's on the younger end of the cohort.

It doesn't help matters that we have an encyclopedic book from the library that purports to present the science and technology of Star Wars, as though all that stuff really works - in real life. Did you know that light sabers are generated by natural crystals and that each saber must be hand made? Or that a "speeder bike" uses "forward-reaching repulsor fields"? BB absolutely adores the book. Made up science!

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