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.
And I was totally going to send this to you but I assumed you would have found it already. I want credit too!
Credit for everyone!
I mean, I figured it was old because it was made up of Vines.
There’s also a Stormlight Archive one:
And a very cool Stormlight fan short:
Hilarious, and cool, respectively! Although I thought the WoT one was more on point and had slightly better vines, where they differed. But that might just be how familiar I am with WoT vs. Stormlight due to my reread ratio. Which is always going to be X to 1, because who the fuck has time to reread Stormlight books? XD