Force Bubbles

Force bubbles are complicated constructs to create. They are however, probably the most fun and rewarding. This article is aimed towards outlining the basic techniques to create them.
A force bubble is a solid psiball. To do this you will obviously need to know how to make a psiball, and how to do psychokinesis. The basic theory is that you use psychokinesis to cause the construct to exert force on anything touching it. So as you can see, in theory they are very simple. They do however take a lot of energy to create and maintain.

Now you know the theory, so apply it. To do this you will need to be able to do psychokinesis and to create and program constructs. How much force will the construct be exerting, you may ask? Take the amount of force that you can create with direct psychokinesis then divide by two. So not really very much power. The reason: Doing any kind of psionics by using a construct usually divides the ability by two (or so).

Down to the techniques. Look back at that theory. To create a force bubble you two obvious skills: psychokinesis and to be able to program and create constructs. So...create a psiball, and shell it. Great! Now that you have that, you need to get down to the most crucial part of force bubble creation: programming it. Before I start however, I have a question: do you program conceptually or tactically? Following are these two programming methods.
  • Conceptual- No one can really tell you what to visualize. You can imagine the psi pouring out of your hands, then solidifying into steel, or concrete. How do you do psychokinesis? If you visualize energy flowing from your hands, you can use the same visualization, however the energy is emanating from the psiball rather than your hands.
  • Tactical- This is the one I prefer. Simply create a psiball using the same method that you always use, then tell the construct what it is going to do. Tell it that it will exude force on its surroundings, and that it will do this with the use of psychokinesis.
So, before you start decide which one you prefer. Have you decided? Wonderful! Please, do not continue with this article if you haven't decided. Now with your preferred method, program your construct to exert force on it's surroundings, using psychokinesis.

These constructs aren't the easiest to make, and they require large amounts of energy. For these reasons force bubbles aren't the most practical constructs to make. Once you have made one, they are very entertaining, and do have a variety of uses.

A few tips: when you stop using them, they will leave shards laying around. They won't last for long, but they hurt when you step on them. I don't know for sure how long they last, however I do know that they will be gone the next morning. I've never sat around to see how long it takes for them to dissipate.

Don't stand on them. They will not hold your weight. Force bubbles aren't meant to be used to levitate. You can however sit little bits of paper or feathers on them, just for the novelty. If they break underneath you, your weight will not be evenly distributed, and you'll most likely hurt yourself on the landing.

Force bubbles are one of the easier constructs to check. If you think you've created one, get a plant mister (or a squirt bottle set to mist) and mist the area where you think it was created. If you see droplets start to slide around the area, or even start falling slower...good job, you've made your first force bubble!

Conceptual programming: Programming a construct using images rather than words; programming a construct by use of concepts (long strings of thought).
Direct Psychokinesis: The use of psychokinesis on an object with going through any sort of filter (i.e. a construct). examples: spinning the psiwheel, WITHOUT the use of a psiball.
Force Bubble Theory: A construct is programmed to -with the use of psychokinesis- exert any force on its surroundings.
Tactile programming: Programming a construct using words, rather than images; programming the construct by giving it orders.