|Nov. 20th, 2007 02:40 am Learning curve...|
Man, I am having so much fun doing Ad Astra, but dammit, it's hard to get the site figured out. I can't seem to get the "latest" post to show when you go to the series main page. I'm tweaking it, working with different settings and tonight I even pulled all the images down and reposted them to try to get it right, but we'll have to see how it goes when I post the next page.
Still setting the stage for the "real" story/stories, but I think it's important to lay a bit of groundwork before launching into a series that's disconnected from the world we know. Also, I want to show that people, even super people, are fallible and that they often fall into bad habits of thought that lead them to become thoughtless and cruel, but that it's not a completely hopeless condition.
The people of Atlas are human, just like you and me. All of them are, to greater or lesser degrees, super-strong and there's a reason for that, but that's part of the story. Some of them have other powers, laser-vision, hyper-senses, and energy powers. All these advantages don't help a whole lot when you want to build a computer, or even a small gasoline engine. It takes knowledge, it takes experience and it takes a kind of personality that takes pleasure in knowing how to do things and how things work.
In their struggle for survival on Atlas, these people have lost most of the trappings of civilization. They have, in many cases, reverted to a more primitive mode of thought, the idea that might makes right. That the strongest and most able are owed the obedience, that because they protect the weak, the weak belong to them. This has, unfortunately, been all too common in human civilization, the idea that the common folk are the property of the "great". This is what's happening on Atlas, at this point in the story.
Hope is coming.
The stars are ours.
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