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“How does teleportation feel?”
Conversation about teleportation


12-23-2009, 02:10 AM
I have a character in my novel that is getting teleported via a cell phone. They will be digitized and travel through the cellular network, land lines, and possibly air. �I am drawing a blank as to how this would feel. I welcome any examples from books or even your opinion on how you think it would feel.

12-23-2009, 02:15 AM
Considering it would at some point detach your nerves from your body, you wouldn’t feel much of anything.

12-23-2009, 02:16 AM
I think it would tickle.

12-23-2009, 03:15 AM
I was thinking about the sick route. At least it would give a strong sense of vertigo.

12-23-2009, 03:17 AM
I teleported home one day�with Ron and Sid and Meg.�Ron stole Meggy’s heart away�and I got Sidney’s leg.

Mr F______
12-23-2009, 03:27 AM
How do you want it to feel? �Kinda like an elastic band.

12-23-2009, 06:07 AM
If it’s through the cell phone, then I imagine the manufacturers of the technology would have come up with a way to make it not feel too painful, otherwise the technology wouldn’t sell rite?

12-23-2009, 07:06 AM
There’s also the problem of people asking “Where does your soul go?” The company that does this will no doubt have a customer service department with priests and rabbis on call to answer these questions and quell custoners’ fears.��Ha! I like that a lot. 😀


12-23-2009, 11:17 AM
My first thought was that you shouldn’t forget about SOUND. �Describing the sound effects could be just as interesting as the visuals. ��My second thought was that, if the scene is written from the character’s POV, and he/she is being broken down into elemental particles, or whatever, how will the character be able to experience the sound and sights without organs? Just a little conundrum. 😉

12-23-2009, 11:23 AM
Quoting myself = sad, but…�I teleported home one day�with Ron and Sid and Meg.�Ron stole Meggy’s heart away�and I got Sidney’s leg.To clarify, I stole that from Douglas Adams. I think it was from the first Hitchhiker book although I can’t be sure. The Vogon poetry did a CTRL-ALT-DEL on my brain.

L_____ de V_______
12-24-2009, 06:34 AM
Sounds less like the general idea of “teleportation”, and more like digital transportation.

12-24-2009, 08:03 AM
Why do you have to feel anything? Couldn’t it be instantaneous?

12-24-2009, 08:14 AM
Afterawards, you feel a little itchy, but that passes.

12-24-2009, 08:17 AM
Teleportation gives you a residual fascination with shower curtains.

D_____ W_____
12-24-2009, 08:18 AM
Sounds like the after-effects of a one-night stand.

12-24-2009, 08:21 AM
LOL!�It’s more subliminal. e.g. “I really want Triscuits!” and then, “Nighty night, mmmph.”

12-24-2009, 08:22 AM
Last time I teleported to Deathwizards, he was already out of cheese, so I had to go. No hard feelings, though! You have to understand what it’s like without cheese.

12-24-2009, 08:26 AM
I line my doorway with cheese especially for last minute teleporters.
12-24-2009, 08:28 AM
Oh, see! Thinking in advance always renders good results! SP planning ahead!�Sorry, DW. Next time, I’ll grab a hunk of brie in the teleporter.

D_____ W_____
12-24-2009, 08:30 AM
There’s a Last Tango in Paris joke in here somewhere.

12-24-2009, 08:38 AM
I might make a brie in pastry for the family party on Jan. 2nd. If you te;leport there, I will share!�Teleporting, however, seriously, can make you itchy. Best to teleport to a warm climate with a spa.

12-24-2009, 08:50 AM
�I’ll bring some guac!�Can I come too? I’ll bring a back scratcher for all the teleportation itchies.

12-28-2009, 06:48 AM
I would know what it was like to “glitter.”�You’ll have to ask Mariah Carey.�:D

12-29-2009, 02:52 PM

It feels unpleasantly like being drunk.�I can’t believe no-one has said that yet…