reverse entropy

Create a story where the characters live in a world where something is fundementally different with reality and leave the reader to guess what it is. For example: entropy is reversed, gravity goes sideways, all people can read minds, etc.



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I bought "Opaque OTK with Corset Lace Top" socks, but I find that with my chicken legs they don't stay up well at all. Would you advise against garter straps? I'm worried that it could rip the lace.

While rough handling could most certainly put a hole in the lace top stockings, they are meant to be worn with garters. To prevent any snags or tears, make sure that you have no sharp edges on your nails or cuticles and that you put on some lotion beforehand.

Do not tighten the garter straps to within an inch of their lives as this may cause your garters to tear the stocking over time. If you’re having trouble keeping your thigh highs up with traditional four strap garters, try Rago’s Six Strap Garter Belt (currently sold out, so please sign up for restock notifications) to help redistribute the stress on the stocking cuff and keep them in place all day. 

Sock Glue! If you want the no-garters look, this is your friend. There is a learning curve at first to figure out how much you need and where to apply (on the inner and outer sides of your thighs are generally good, but everyone is different!), but once you figure out what works for you it’s pretty great. It’s also water-soluble and lasts for ages. 

Also, and this pains me to say because I love them, stay away from garters with suspender clips (the kind with teeth). They are meant to keep up sturdy, thick socks and not delicate stockings. 

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I had an intriguing thought about Glynda Goodwitch’s abilities. Entropy is a physical quantity that measures the disorder in a system. Whenever we see Glynda use her powers, it’s to reverse local disorder - cleaning up the dining hall, repairing the collapsed street, etc. She doesn’t just “fix” things, she seems to rewind them to before they were broken. So maybe that’s her Semblance: local reversal of entropy. But this raises an interesting question. Ozpin, as far as I can tell, seems to be associated with time; so is entropy. 

There’s a classic question in physics arising from a mismatch between microscale and macroscale interactions. At a microscopic level, physical systems don’t prefer a direction of time. The equations work just as well “backwards” as “forwards.” But on a macroscopic level, time has a clear past-present-future flow. How do you define this direction? This is where entropy comes in. Entropy is an irreversible process. You can lower it locally, but the total entropy of the universe can only stay fixed or increase. Therefore, we can define the passage of time as “the direction in which entropy increases.” 

Or, more simply, we say that entropy is the arrow of time.

So if Ozpin is time, then Glynda is time’s arrow. And in this context that also makes her time’s weapon. It even sets her up to mirror Cinder, who is primarily an archer.

Bottom line, I’m hoping for Glynda busting out a bow in Volume 4.


Hawking, twisted in his wheelchair, speaks in his computer-generated voice: “Where does the difference between the past and the future come from? The laws of science do not distinguish between the past and the future. Yet there is a big difference between the past and future in ordinary life.

"You may see a cup of tea fall off of a table and break into pieces on the floor. But you will never see the cup gather itself back together and jump back on the table.”

The film, run backward, shows the cup reassembling itself on the table. Hawking continues: “The increase of disorder or entropy is what distinguishes the past from the future, giving a direction to time.”


He knew that Hawking had once believed the universe would stop expanding and would shrink again, and entropy might reverse itself. Later Hawking said he was mistaken.


For years Lecter had teased the problem, wanting very much for Hawking to be right the first time, for the expanding universe to stop, for entropy to mend itself, for Mischa, eaten, to be whole again…Time. 

- Thomas Harris (Hannibal)