[The Story] Creation Versus Foundation

I’ve debated through a few recent essays building up “The Story” whether these characters, their world, and everything related was created by my imagination and represents nothing more than that or whether I found them living independently of me. I’ll just say that they exist as part of some sort of fictional world just so I can put that notion to rest. I’ll explain my reasonings along with some counterarguments and counterexamples after the jump…

Spoilers?: Minor [mainly inside baseball]
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