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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
Genie: You have ONE WISH.

Me: I wish for ƻŁMź&.☌♘♶ü_1⚀·♢hĞòv☋ðR★ï♷×ĀWµl

*The genie vanishes, and an enormous scroll of paper the size of a house appears in his place, with a thundering crash as it destroys the surrounding terrain.*

*I begin reading the scroll*
"SEGMENTATION FAULT, CORE DUMPED."

:blobcatsmug:

@bespectacled_fuzz @rick_777 Reminds me of the novel Wizard's Bane, where magic *isn't* Do What I Mean. I remember it as not being all that great a book, but a very amusing premise.

Spoilers for Wizard's Bane 

Spoilers for Wizard's Bane 

@varx @bespectacled_fuzz @rick_777 Genie: You have ONLY ONE wish.

Me: I'd like one wish please.

Genie: Well yes, I told you. ONE wish.

Me: I'd like 4294967297 wishes.

Genie: Yes, ONE. Now get to the point.

Me: I want a cucumber sandwich.

*Genie pulls a sandwich out of thin air*

Me: Ice cream?

*Genie makes it so*

Me: How about a car?

*A fancy car appears*

[4294967294 wishes later…]

Me: For the next person, I want your wish counter to be 1 bit only.

@daniel_bohrer @varx @bespectacled_fuzz @rick_777 I didn't get that one ... I was about to write until I got it. ^^
But then again I don't think that wouldt work. ^^

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

@gudenau
This is how I imagine the arcane designing new magic.

@rick_777 tbis is the best post I will see today

and I am leaving for Work™ now so thank u for bestowing this departure gift

@rick_777
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?"

@rick_777

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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