"Bruising reality" is actually fun to do on a small scale with finesse; done like that, reality doesn't mind so much, and no one gets headaches. Figment strobes too much to be settling to watch shielded; we finally figured out that he's AC, and swaps polarity with his heartbeat or a little faster. I'm AC too, but I swap polarity when I breathe.
I love this sort of play and exploration. I really do dreadfully miss playing with my preferred partner.