The mere fact that you read something strange does not qualify it as a physics question. People can write anything they like, and no one and nothing stops them from writing unphysical nonsense. In fact, some of us read unphysical nonsense for entertainment, so we pay them to write unphysical nonsense.
We do not feel obligated to answer question about such writings, however, and even say so in the help center (note the bit about "fictional physics").
So, long answer short: your question is off-topic, and there is no version you can ask that will be answered here.
am i running against a wall of obstinacy?
No, you are not.
We, on the other hand, are. You reposted that question twice, despite being told clearly and repeated that it was off-topic.
You seem bound and determined to push on us a question that clearly falls outside the bounds of what we accept. You are in the wrong on this, and the only polite thing for you to do is quit it.
Stack Exchange sites, like Physics.SE are not open forums where anything goes. We maintain high standards by enforcing tight bounds on what kind of content we accept and then using a crowd-sourced evaluation to sort content by quality.
We intend to continue maintaining those standards.