Day 95. 99 pages, 42,283 words.
The Wix was a loneform apparently
Banished from the Mystic Mountain of Quam
Although this is unsubstantiated
Theory. A borderline Demigod or
Quasigod, The Wix was Molranoid but
For its head which was composed mainly of
Tentacles with the tiny face of an
Infant humanoid in their centre. Known
For acts of strange, beneficial magic.
Unmade in Marshendi Experiments.
The Orb of Wisdom was a holy relic
Of the unified Dmbus faiths, said to be
A frozen tear of a Ghåålus and source of
All knowledge and sagacity in the known
Urverse. Pilgrimages to see the Orb of
Wisdom routinely failed to arrive at their
Destination and were frequently killed by
Accidents during the journey. The Orb is
Thought to have accidentally wiped itself
From history but Time Destroyer action
Has not been ruled out. See Dumb Dmbus Relics.
I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends.
Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages?
I am Hatboy.
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