Agents, I confess I’ve spent less time researching new Espers lately. It’s not that I’ve grown tired of the research, it’s simply that something new that is capturing my attention tenfold. The research I am conducting now is exhancing my understanding of not only all Espers, but of Life, the Universe and Everything.
As you know, the irreplaceable Mr. McDouglas recently perfected the Esper Screen (now officially dubbed the Spectrescope), which allows us to essentially view the Thymosphere! But Agents, have you considered what our spectrescope might show if we turned its gaze not on outward on the Spirits but inwardly, towards ourselves?
Matter of the Spirit World is created by output from the Terrestrial World, and the most prolific Spirit-matter-makers are us, human beings. Humans have more enormous, advanced brains than any species that has ever existed in the history of our planet, and we are constantly thinking. And every time we think, those thoughts are added to the Thymosphere.
They’re easier to detect on the Spectroscope than Emotions or Moods, because they’re more focused and thus more concentrated and dense. A single thought often consists of dozens of unique emotional compounds, as well as unique combinations of specific ideas and concepts.
Sometimes, the meanings of the thoughts are clear:
Other times, they’re more complicated and confusing.
Thoughts swell into being like gaseous bubbles of Spirit energy. Espers love them—they’re like delicious snacks prepared especially for them. If they see a particularly tasty thought, they might just swoop in and snatch it from you right then and there.
Different Espers prefer different thoughts, and that’s a primary factor in determining why certain Espers show up in certain areas. Winglet, as you know, feed almost entirely on wishes, and Baku suck up dreams. Gullbro tend to peck out bits of Jealousy from thoughts that they find, and Elgar graze on Confidence.
We’re still learning to recognize which thoughts are what, but if these thought scans are studied further we at Espercorp may be able to develop the first brain scanner that can actually read people’s thoughts! That, as you can imagine, is both an intensely exciting and intimidating prospect for a Scientist. For obvious reasons, we’re going to keep this technology private for now. My research from now on will probably gravitate towards exploring the smaller details of the Spirit World. What makes up the individual components of Espers? How are the various Elements of the Thymosphere are formed? My goal is that be studing the point at which the physical becomes thought, we will be able to discover more about the basic nature of this new frontier into reality and consciousness.