Storytelling

A 4-post collection

Challenge #02714-G157: The Extra Option

Humans love stories. Humans also love adventure, and choice, and danger. Thus was born the "choose your own adventure" style of story. A small group of level 5 havenworlders, in an attempt to improve their genetics, undertake reading one of these stories, with the goal to "survive" to the end of the book. They quickly discover that survival alone does not always a "good" ending make. -- Anon Guest

Level Five Havenworlders should not exist. Just as Level Five Deathworlders should not exist. Their place on the scale was, until such were discovered, purely theoretical. Naturally, Humans made friends with them both. Humans will befriend anything.

Humans were also able to understand that Level Five Havenworlders were far too fragile to meet in person. However, they had tools with which to help. Humans always have tools to help. They're a helpful species, for the most part. There are always outliers but other Humans are more than willing to step in and stop them. In this case, the tool was one of Humanity's oldest - the story.

Humans have a great love of stories. They collect them, they share them, they invent them... they use them to teach, to explain, to predict... they create worlds inside their heads and, if you are lucky, they will invite you in. Sometimes, they come up with stories you can create with them, sometimes, they make stories you can manipulate on your own.

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Challenge #01479-D018: To Meet Like Minds

“Movies were meant to stay on the screen, flat and large and colorful, gathering you up into their sweep of story, carrying you rollicking along to the end, then releasing you back into your unchanged life. But this movie misbehaved. It leaked out of the theater, poured off the screen, affected a lot of people so deeply that they required endless talismans and artifacts to stay connected to it.” – Carrie Fisher, The Princess Diarist -- RecklessPrudence

Some stories, they say, are timeless.

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Challenge #01468-D007: Beware of Storytellers

“The anthropologists got it wrong when they named our species Homo sapiens ('wise man'). In any case it's an arrogant and bigheaded thing to say, wisdom being one of our least evident features. In reality, we are Pan narrans, the storytelling chimpanzee.” - Terry Pratchett (GNU) -- RecklessPrudence

What's most impressive about humans, besides their patented unkillability, is their propensity for stories. Stories encompass their lives. They explain their past with stories. Foretell the future with stories...

They even seek evidence to

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