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“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.