(Alternate words: Tear, terms, thinking, tutorial. Actually, I have a pretty good idea for tutorial, but the darn thing just won’t gel. So you get this bit of silliness instead.)
The music was pounding again – not that it ever stopped – on the main floor of Polythalience, enough so that to be heard, it was safest to bellow directly into the ear of whoever you were attempting to speak with. On the hanging stage above, a dar-cúlnó musician balanced in his water column, flickering his skin color in antiphase with the stage lights and waving tentacles with casual speed above the theremins surrounding him.
“Is he –”
“Why can I only hear two?”
“That’s octorock, soph! The third one’s the altissimo track for the high-hearers. Our melody’s their bass line.”
“And the fourth?”
“You feeling your bones hum?”
“Then you’re hearing it! Fourth one powers the wubs!”