“Can you see why this spell won’t compile?” Olaf asks, defeated.
Tatanga leans in. “You don’t have syntax highlighting on?”
“That’s cheating,” Olaf grumbles.
“I bet you just left off a hagalaz.”
“I didn’t leave off a hagalaz.”
“Does it say UNEXPECTED ꍸ-SYMBOL in the console or–”
“I didn’t leave off a hagalaz!”
She reaches over and clicks on his highlighting. Eldritch light flares from the screen (he left off a hagalaz).
“Low-level algorithmaturgy really does have a steep learning curve,” she says gently. “Have you maybe thought about, like, web development?”
“YEEAGH,” says Olaf, clutching his ruined eyes.