First off, sorry for the short post. It was a crazy busy weekend. Was trying to catch up on my drawings every day.
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Over the next couple days—oh, I should explain how days even work in Nowhere House. There are no actual windows because there is nothing actually outside the house to see. Literally nothing. Now there are windows and things that look a lot like skylights but they are all just basically picture frames on top of special lighting that brightens and darkens over time to generally simulate a 24 hour day. The lighting also syncs with the environmental systems to simulate seasons, as well. Some of the windows display holograms of actual views through famous windows. Like the Rose Garden of the White House, a view down at the ice rink at Rockefeller Center, a view of UK’s parliament from a nearby coffee house, Tokyo Tower from a nearby shop, and the list goes on. I think I remember seeing the Hollywood sign someplace.
Unfortunately, while the system works well, it can’t sync to each individual inside Nowhere House. Sometimes we come from different times of day and year so it can be a little weird leaving our trimension during a bright sunny day and arriving in the middle of the night at Nowhere House. Or if you leave Nowhere House during the summer and pop out of a Fire Escape in the middle of January in Toronto, yeah, that’s definitely jarring.