Bookmarks work well to track where you left off reading. Videogames have save files. It’s easy skipping between tracks of an album if your sequential listening was interrupted. What about shows? I had enough trouble remembering what anime episode I was on if I didn’t watch it all, let alone non-anime, but now Star Trek: Deep Space Nine piqued my interest. I needed a system where everything’s on one page to keep it all organized.
In “The Story,” there was always a looming threat of war in the background whenever I’d think about the central characters – John and Trishna – or side characters like Sammohini, main character of my first novel. There have always been national wars for as long as I’ve been alive, from afar, but now it seems like with COVID-19, the war is here. This may make me seem entitled but I’d never experienced looming threats of conflict.
Spoilers?: Minor [meandering through scenarios]
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