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James Schieferstein 1/11/12 #3 Physical Complexity of Conflicts Lance didn’t know how far he’d gone – the road signs were streaking by too fast. A bug slammed into his forehead. That’s sixteen. He was amazed that the bike had held together, but knew that it was a matter of time before it had a puncture or hit a bump and one of the wheels buckled. When that happened, it was all over. His whole body ached from the constant pressure of the jetpack on his back, and he thanked his younger self for spending all that time wrapping SureGrip Friction Tape on the handlebars. There is a strange amount of complexity in most conflicts in Super Human . This passage from the beginning of chapter 9 is more complex in a physical matter of speaking. It’s confusing how a bike and a normal teenager can top over 140
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Unformatted text preview: miles per hour for so long like without collapsing or disintegrating from the force of a jetpack this fast, which was even referred to later as a “Sunday Stroll” compared to its full speed. A jetpack with that much force and pressure would have ripped Lance (who has no superpower whatsoever) clean off the bike, broken all his bones, and turned him into a big red smear on the asphalt back in chapter 8. Unless he was riding a mountain bike or something much tougher or the friction tape was built from super glue, there was no way a conflict between a bike, a teen, and a jetpack could have lasted longer than most other conflicts. At least it’s fiction....
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