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As we know from speculative works like Flatland, the idea of a 2-dimensional universe and creatures that live in it is not totally far-fetched... What if such a universe existed, and there were intelligent creatures, and somehow one of them travelled through a portal into our universe...
would look like a sheet of paper (let's say more or less human-shaped) with various internal organs printed on it, when viewed from the side. When viewed from the front he would be invisibly thin. Let's postulate that because of his other-dimensional origin he can't be torn or injured by physical means (otherwise the first fly that ran into him would poke a nice hole...) Also he could instantly slice through any 3-D object.
Let's see, he has to have some character-building weaknesses... He's homesick for the stability and normalcy of his old 2D universe, he can only see in a line that falls in the plane of his thin direction (his eyes would be built that way), and he has a debilitating fear of Tuvan throat-singing...
moved to link
[engineer1, Oct 04 2004]
A link to above, with sound clips
[Klaatu, Oct 04 2004]
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||//and he has a debilitating fear of Tuvan throat-singing...//
||Hey, check out Varttina [admin - link removed from text. Please use the 'link' button]
They are a Finnish folk-rock band who on this album recorded some songs together with a Tuvan throat singer (I forget his name, but he's recorded a lot of music). A very wierd yet effective combination.
||1. 2D Man would not be invisibly thin from the front.
||2. Baked by your own admission.
||//2D Man would not be invisibly thin from the front. // please explain this to me in uni-syllabubbles... there's a dear