The Equation

Avatar Author: JayDee The patron saint of lost causes. Read Bio

He/She/It appeared as many things.

Sometimes as geometric shapes and gently flowing gradients. Colours and light. An endless stream of codes and symbols.

Occasionally He/She/It would manifest him/her/itself as an androgynous humanoid, with smooth skin and a face and body that were eerily and impossibly symmetrical. But if you looked into his/her/its eyes, you would have seen only an limitless expanse of numbers and heiroglyphs cascading down like a infinite digital waterfall.

Pure logic distilled into matter. The fabric of the universe given form and will. A being of pure order and law. Mathematical elegance and perfection incarnate.

If the universe is built upon the God Particle, then the House and the stories that lay within it (and even beyond it) were built upon this number… this one equation. A number with a mind and soul and an imagination all of its own.

But any number can be expressed in a myriad ways.

1024 = 512 × 2 = 256 × 4 = 128 × 8 = 64 × 16 = 32 × 32.

Or, if you prefer…

32 Squared.

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  1. Avatar Garsecg

    Oh, so that’s where 32×32′s name comes from! Somehow I’d never realized this. Boy do I feel stupid.

    I’m not sure the use of mathematical ideas holds up to scrutiny if you actually know anything about math, but it’s very evocative.

  2. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    well done! “if you looked into his/her/its eyes, you would have seen only an limitless expanse of numbers and heiroglyphs cascading down like a infinite digital waterfall.” I see the matrix movie cover in her eyeballs, but the image mixed with symbols is a wonderful one. I like this description. I hope 32 squared does too!

  3. Avatar Ludmila Yevgenovicha

    32^2 places limits on our existence.

  4. Avatar Sanglorian

    I love the line at the end.