Blake: Why don’t you tell me about yourself, Jany? What are your interests? How much experience do you have with the Game?

Jany: Well, um. I like a lot of anime . . . I wish I could do more cosplay, but it’s too expensive for me to really get into . . .

Blake: Uh-huh, uh-huh . . .

Blake (thinking): Note to self: ask Master to look up “anime”, “cosplay”.

Jany: I don’t know a lot about the Game at all. My gran never played, and I’ve only been in one battle, after we met a Being who said it would be good for Kara Lynn’s health.

Blake (thinking): There’s an interesting strategy . . . we may have to try it on reluctant Masters some time.

Jany: And it worked! Since then, she hasn’t had any blank-outs at all!

Blake (thinking): Wait, what?