Genie: You have ONE WISH.

Me: Alright, I have one, but it's very detailed.
Genie: As long as it is only one wish, you're allowed to spend as much time as you want detailing it.

Me: Alright, here we go. *Grabs notebook and takes a deep breath* The key words MUST, MUST NOT, REQUIRED, SHALL, SHALL NOT, SHOULD, SHOULD NOT, RECOMMENDED, MAY, and OPTIONAL are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

Genie: Wait, is that...?

Me: *Flips notebook* Chapter 1. Preamble.

@rick_777 This is how I always imagine dealing with a genie.

This is how I imagine the arcane designing new magic.

Genie: "How do you do that thing with your voice?"
Me: "What thing?"
Genie: "That thing where you say a key word like 'must', but it sounds like you said it in all capital letters?"


the only rational thing to wish for from a genie

is for it to give you all its powers

@solder_on Granted. You're now trapped in the genie's bottle.

@rick_777 This is incredible. I’ve been cackling and gasping for air for the last ~3 minutes.

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