Thank you very much, both of you :)
Life is pretty tough in itself, so we should try to take it easy whenever possible, both on ourselves and everyone around. Makes the whole journey a lot more comfortable ^ ^
True, I noticed as well, though I never quite figured out the why of it.
In my experience, the "prove the other guy wrong" conflictual approach rarely ever works no matter how good one's points may be, since it tends to trigger some sort of defense mechanism that locks an otherwise interesting discussion into a "you vs me" attrition war, that grows ever more bitter and aggressive until both participants eventually rage-quit in boiling frustration.
A very unpleasant waste of everyone's time and energy, that could have been spent in much more enjoyable pursuits ^ ^; Truth be told though, it's very easy to fall into this trap if we aren't careful, since the dynamics involved (asserting dominance, defending our turf) are powerful and deeply-rooted instincts we usually aren't even aware of, pulling our strings from the background and driving us into absurd walls over and over again.
The best we can do is remain cautious in our opinions, open to nuances and receptive to alternate views, so the discussion may hopefully shape up into a productive search of truth where both sides actually think and listen, rather than a mindless brawl where everyone stresses out until exhaustion and nobody wins anything ^ ^;
Happy to brighten your day ^ ^
Maybe it's the chill mood and focus on enjoyment ? Aside from the occasional tough time, I tend to revolve around just that XD
@OtakuRazz20 A perfectly sound plan, with the added advantage of keeping the scenario humanly relatable in all the best ways, thus extra enjoyable to imagine ^ ^
So the challenges for your creations would be limited to what is actually needed for their personal growth and meaningful life (like loving parents who can be firm when needed for the good of their children) rather than turning pain and struggle into a religion of its own ?
Sounds like they would be really lucky to have a God like you, which would make it extra difficult to respect the "no worshiping" rule ^ ^
@MundaneSpecter : So one Creator universe (to shape/explore possibilities), one Archivist universe (for the associated knowledge), and a Sandbox universe drawing on the first two which functions as your personal playground/paradise ?
A fine plan ^ ^ The eternity-friendly mental modifications are definitely a must too, since emotional entropy is the worst scourge of the very long-lived, and power/knowledge don't automatically fix the issue unless actually used this way.
@OtakuRazz20 : So you would become a benevolent and nurturing God to your creation, while at the same time forbidding any religion/worship dedicated to you ?
How would navigate this apparent contradiction ? It seems a bit puzzling on their end.
Being the caring protector of all beings and the prime source of all sufferings everywhere is similarly challenging to reconcile when both mantles are worn by the same entity.
How would you keep things relatable and entertaining without ending up in a Stockholm syndrome SM relation between creator and creations, the way monotheism does in real life ?
How very promising and seductively written. A first-rate call to imagination ^ ^
Few subjects are as ambitious and captivating as taking on the mantle of Capital God and reshaping the entirety of existence your own personal way.
Yet for some reason, this ultimate and most entertaining challenge to human imagination is rarely ever indulged even in fanfiction, as if it was a blasphemic taboo to steer carefully away from, like some Tower of Babel was somehow hanging in the background of our collective subconscious.
Well, screw that ^ ^ Let us be ambitious and dare dream the highest of dreams, the one where we are the ultimate Game Master and everything is exactly what we want it to be.
Happy new year to you too ^ ^
I did create both pages, successively if I remember right. Then I realized they were just as desirable in a complementary way, and eventuallu created Dual Warping which is a Yin/Yang combo of both.
As the caption says, the best of choices is not to choose at all B)
Though if I really had to, I would probably pick Virtual Warping over Subjective Reality. The latter is more flexible and fascinating, but as a rational person I find this subjectivity rather puzzling and a bit too unstable/elusive for my taste, and generally prefer the tech-like clarity and familiarity of the first.
Metapotence and Omnipotence are one and the same. The first was simply created as a dumbed-down version of latter, centered on its most essential feature (logic-transcending limitlessness), offering a permanent alternative free from the criticisms and arguments that have been plaguing the original since basically forever.
I reiterate : Metapotence and Omnipotence are the same thing, looked at from a different perspective. So there can be no "Metapotence VS Omnipotence : who wins ?" scenario.
@Clara Sirius Short version ? Pretty please ? ^ ^
@Rkv0 Hey there ^ ^ The topic was indeed brought up repeatedly over time
From an in-universe standalone perspective, a character can be Omnipotent if the writer wants it this way, since they decide of everything within the context of their story.
It is when crossover and metafiction come into play that Omnipotent characters show their limits, the first on a territorial level (only Omnipotent in stories written by their creator) and the second on a hierarchical one (only Omnipotent as long as it suit the stories' plot).
So Omnipotent from an in-universe standalone perspective, Nigh-Omnipotent from a metafictional perspective, and debatably potent from a crossover perspective (power-levels may fluctuate from Nigh-Omnipotent to no power at all depending on the context).
There is indeed no such thing as a truly Omnipotent character, since their fate remains entirely at the mercy of the writer and whatever plot they have in store.
It was demonstrated many times throughout fantastic fiction, with hyped "Omnipotents" being nerfed/countered/depowered as soon as they get in the way of the story.
Whether we believe or not, an Omnipotent character is functionally impossible for metafictional reasons, unless said character is actually the writer themselves.
It does matter and critically so, since direct bestowal by the writer themselves (metafiction) is the one and only way it can credibly happen.
And considering this ultimate power can be nerfed, suspended or taken back by the writer as suddenly and arbitrarily as it was given, the character cannot qualify as true Omnipotent.
As Necro mentioned a couple weeks back, anyone can edit any power page, User Lists included. So it's hard to efficiently keep tabs on them, which means a number of users may not truly/entirely fit the pages they are listed on (it's pretty common for the mightiest abilities).
So when in doubt, it is generally more reliable to check out the user and see how well they fit the key traits of the power, rather than take the listing itself as irrefutable proof.
Omnipotence is generally acknowledged as unachievable in-universe for a variety of reasons, and the one I stuck with is that Omnipotence is supreme power, and the supreme power of any story is the storyteller, a level of power that inherently stands completely out of reach of any character - unless the storyteller makes it happen, by lending their own power to their chosen character, who then becomes an in-universe conduit for their author-level power.
Usually, the empowered characters are little more than author avatars or plot devices, but it's perfectly possible for them to be their own person if the writer wants to go this way (they generally don't because it makes the story boring and thus non-marketable).
So while Omnipotence in its various forms cannot be "achieved" by any character, it can still be directly "bestowed" by the writer, either through in-universe story-friendly proxy, or straight out of nowhere in which case the character suddenly becomes Omnipotent for no apparent reason ^ ^
Thank you very much ^ ^
Absolute Force Manipulation encompasses all forces similarly to how Totality Manipulation encompasses all things, while Primordial Force Manipulation is focused on a very specific (although particularly transcendent) force.
So according to the same umbrella logic, AFM seems to rank higher than PFM.
Listed applications tend to be pretty generous and liberal, leading to series of loopholes that often blow them out of their original proportions, particularly with almighty powers.
That's why I usually focus on the core concept behind each power to narrow down their overall potential, like the way I did here. It generally proves more coherent and reliable than following the endless cascade of exponential sub-aplications.
Unless I'm mistaken, "Totality" Manipulation explicitly encompasses capital Everything in the most direct way conceivable, including all natural and supernatural forces and their absolute/primordial counterparts.
So I would say Totality Manipulation wins by virtue of being the biggest and clearest umbrella power out of the three.
Thank you ^ ^