I think someone/thing wrote a story... and that story is what’s playing out.
perhaps it is the first story where the characters have figured out that they are a story. At least some of us. Those of us with the nagging questions
like this, that won’t go away.
When we figure it out, can we change the story, ending?
Can we jump off the pages and become real?
All stories have elements. Heroes and villains -
Sometimes characters are both during the course of the story.....
Figuring it out and being able to override that which wrote the story seems to be the goal, even if we do not particularly realize that.
This is all my own opinion.... I think it matters more whether we take control of the story, or live out the fate that was written for us, than
figuring out the exact details about the characters- but answers to those nagging questions definitely help propel us forward.
Maybe we are a living, fluid, story.... maybe the ending is blank.... or maybe it’s not
It depends on how much control you feel then writer has.... in contrast to how much control the readers have....(whoever’s watching the story may
impact it with their imagination/perception) and then the final element which is the characters. Of which category we belong.
All universally interesting for my mind to ponder.
But why else would I be on ATS
Imagine you are watching a parade.
Depending upon what street corner you decide to chill and watch the parade pass, you will have a different viewpoint at different times.... as will
everyone else in their positions. It will pass by in linear time, beginning to end....
But now imagine for a moment you jump in a helicopter and view the parade from above, Seeing the beginning and ending all at once, as it marches
through the town....
Same parade, completely different perception.
My goal is to make it to that helicopter view, because that’s where I believe we’ll see things for what they are.
Time travel isn’t as particularly important as escaping the confinement of time completely.
It’s all fascinating.