Oberon wrote:In those cases "who" isn't predicting things outside of the subject of the prediction itself.
So then Predictamancy can handle some who
, but not other who
. That is pretty vague. How can we know which people in a Prediction are allowed to be subjects and which are just whos
who can't be Predicted? We need to clarify that or else the rule that says Predictamancy can't say who
doesn't mean much.
Oberon wrote:Instead, Marie was looking at each second and attempting to predict the chance that Olive will be hit. This is not a prediction of "when", since it was real time.
It's still a prediction of a when
, even though it happens to be very soon. Marie was Predicting to herself, "If I tell her to shoot now, will she hit Olive now?" If Predictamancy couldn't handle when
, then the question would have to be something like: "If I tell her to shoot now, will she hit Olive?" The difference is that a yes
to the first question means Olive doesn't escape, while a yes to the second question could mean that Wanda misses her shot, Olive escapes, everyone glares at Marie, and then sometime in the future the unpredicted when
comes around and Wanda shoots Olive in an entirely different situation. If Predictamancy were really vulnerable to that sort of failure, I think that Marie would have warned people at the time that she couldn't be trusted as much as they seemed to trust her. The reputation of Predictamancy must be a very fragile thing, so I expect Predictamancers take great care with it.