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									>Log of thoughts relative to what I might write. Pre-March 2008 (beginning summer or fall '07?) \/ “Remember that time we used stars as [hypothetical] currency?” A high civ has a stage when stars were being explored and used. People would claim stars, even if they hadn‟t seen them. It got to the point where it was seriously regarded as property if you claimed one. It started to work its way in to law. There was a brief fad where people traded their claimed stars like currency shortly before it became more organized and the practice stopped. One person has aged tremendously, and another is wealthy and controls or can afford the means to make this person younger, and to keep him alive through regular submission of the treatment. This person gives this to him because he likes him. Over time, the other person becomes a slave since his friend controls the means of keeping him alive. This provides. The Old one has to keep in good favor with the Rich one. Perhaps over time the rich sees the power he has by being the one to keep this person alive, and this forms a slave and master relationship. Perhaps the rich one gets old himself and administers this treatment to himself, and he also becomes more conservative and brutal. Perhaps it ends with the older one orchestrating a way to inherit the rich one‟s wealth and means and then he kills him. Someone with the ability to travel from any spot to any other spot in space. Running around, going to everyone desperately for something important. What if there was music you could listen to that changed every time? Lawyers. What if there was a society in which Lawyers didn‟t work for cash? What if the Lawyers argued for somebody because they had a profound belief in that person being right? In this way, Lawyers would be more like ethicists or philosophers that politicians or businessmen. The needed expertise in the law and the management of the case could be managed by somebody without an opinion either way who works behind the lawyer and who‟s pay comes from a different party, such as the government. Alien music may evolve based on sounds resembling their own voice, since our music has so much to do with ours. Ludin would probably have some serious conflict and anguish later on about the fact that he‟s killed people, even though it was as a soldier. Remember to show the madness of it all. In the future, there will be compounds with qualities not likely to be imagined yet. Perhaps as scientific discoveries continue for many millennia, extremely advanced physics could make the most bazaar and impossible things possible. As discoveries

continue and new ways are learned, civilizations could become extremely different in their function and appearance. Ulyphia and Ludin are foils to each other. Not totally though. It is good to have respect for the opinions of your society and peers, but it is bad to fear challenging them. Life and time is one constant reality, as far as I can tell. “It is easy to attack others when you feel they are somehow inferior to you, but how can you fight them when you know their wants are just as important as yours?” A king, president, emperor, or pontiff can say their needs are more important than those of any of their underlings, but the fact is that it‟s the belief of their underlings that makes it so. In reality, there is no divine will to make one person more important, and there may really be nothing at all to make one being more important than another being. “Don‟t gloat over a free thing” This can be taken to mean a lot. The idea behind many stories has fate underlying in it. The good are destined to win, and the bad are destined to lose. Perhaps this is designed to confirm that good is good because it wins in the end, and that is why you should follow good. If a person was changed into something else and had to feed off its own, like a vampire, would that person be likely to kill itself or learn to hate people, or could it go a different way? It might be likely that Ludin‟s common people actually are stupider than the rich ones, because a web site said (With graphs) that generally the poorer countries are stupider than the rich ones. If this is the case, maybe it should be so that a high-class grandparent deviated from the ideals of the major society and perhaps was killed, with some now low class children left behind to be Ludin‟s parents. It is better to have a government to trust than the profiteers. It is better for the government to be powerful because it will be better for a country than if the profiteers were. Nietzsche addresses the search of knowledge as a possible risk, possibly the greatest risk. I think that when Ludin finds answers, he could get really broken when certain things are learned. In fact, this concept brings up a lot. Over the very long term, liberals have been defeating conservatives in the big picture. Ancient times were quite conservative, and the dark ages more so, but from the enlightenment to modern times it‟s much more liberal. Because liberals can accept new information more easily, they will be the better overall.

A problem in philosophy is that all philosophers rely on the things they believe are certain. The existence and non-existence of god is one example of a belief that philosophies can be built around. It is very unlikely that there will be a key philosophy that everyone will accept. You can just try to prove your position to everybody forever by making a completely tight argument backed by proven facts. Ultimate indisputable truths->a point where the courses divide I feel like my peers may have been influenced to ignore quality for what‟s cool and exciting. This may be what‟s been happening since the early 1900s. Maybe it can be observed to grow with the pace of technology? The way situations are artificially put together in stories is unreal. Events should play out in a natural way, without inserting plot devices. Today I thought of something that might happen if aliens came to Earth. One thing that came to me is that they might want to test us or to find people with qualities they consider special. What if they took a person and gave that person the chance to go into a machine in which they would live through all of time in a simulation of the universe in the span of one actual hour. They might even forget after a while that they were in a simulation. They would leave it when the sim came to the end of the artificial universe or if the person somehow managed to die or leave the universe. However it ends, the person would have had unequaled experiences, and there would be many possible events after they returned to their body and the real world. Additionally, once the person went through it, it may go a second time without their knowing. The premise given during this second turn is that the person is told that the aliens have put all their efforts to make it so one person cannot die. Their feelings as a species about doing this to themselves made them decide to do it for someone who was willing. This person would go through it all again, but now is certain that it is not a sim. Some experiences the person may have during the time in the sim are sex and species change, going past human inhibitions, great learning and enlightenment, conflict concerning it being a sim (is this NPC alive?). In the last instant at the end of the universe this person would know that the truth about it and would return to reality. In the first simulation, there are obvious things to stop him from dieing. If he stays underwater in a sunken ship, he can stay there after his breath runs out and then simply nothing happens to him. In the second simulation, it‟s as if he has some sort of power that lets him live on forever in a totally inconspicuous way. The last thing led me to another idea. If a computer were really smart and could create anything within it, even thinking entities, then that brings up if they are really alive and if they care and think about things the same way real organisms do. Weather they did or didn‟t, if they acted like people they would want to leave it and actually live. Imagine if they lived in the simulated universe, and the person helped them get out and into full physical existence. On the other side, what if there were people that, in order to preserve themselves, put their whole selves into programs?

Sometimes people get angry and don‟t show it. They might mention it in the middle of something, but otherwise be totally inconspicuous. It‟s annoying, but I do it myself. A person born into war, able to do evil without knowing it. _/ _/ America the cradle. This society is boring and made with only the most comforting things, unlike the unique and relatively amazing fascinating nations of the larger landmass. Perhaps embracing beauty is wrong, since it is a part of the broad unfairness. A story that portrays them as bad guys in the narrator‟s point of view. They are misfits. For example, Ludin would be his forgiving self, but there are ways this can be looked at as ugly. The nature of the universe is very mysterious. I can‟t be certain if we really exist, and it‟s uncertain if consciousness is a real thing. People will worry about this in the future, and a religion or a dedicated set of beliefs will develop based on achieving definite existence. Stasis thieves. Stasis is the last bit of hope for those hoping that lost loved one are alive. Within a stasis field, an object loses the quality of time. Without the dimension of time, nothing happens to the object. The thing the cyborg misses most is the feeling of warmth Somebody hears a prediction from sages, like when the Aztecs heard the prediction of their doom. The prophecy predicts good things, but then a catastrophe happens, and the person defends their belief arguing that something good surely came of this and that the prediction still stands. If the world‟s IQs fall in the next generation or so, that would mean that the average intelligence for specific groups deserves little or no bias. It would mean that intelligence is much more flexible than some people would like to think, and possibly that intelligence is affected largely by social factors. “Do you know that recurring thing sometimes, where it‟s like your mind is in a loop? Like a computer?” This could be one of those differences that is a sign of a human whose mind evolved differently. Imagine the imagery of people who have been sucked into space, and one person is grabbing others and sucking the air out of their lungs. If there was a case of one of those actually true religions, like they have in Star Trek, there would be unusual traits of the religion that make the philosophy of its believers

different. Ludin comes from a planet that has ties to greater powers, like a mostly isolated country such as ancient China with some ties to other powers. In the main character‟s same vicinity of space, there is a great highly technological society. Despite their size and grandeur and scale of accomplishment, they have not yet tested the highest and deepest concepts. Also in the greater vicinity wanders Gilthoniel, who is just one person that exists with practically no limitations of any kind. This person has, but lives with total uncertainty, and without any permanent state. Early story of a religious thing that has many believable and practically undeniable things. Then through personal character strengths and observation and deduction it is proved wrong. The religion is presented as if the story is part of a religious person‟s scifi. “Every species has been a transitional species. Look at me. I am not a transitional species. I am the ultimate result.” Gilthoniel or other god-person. Jeffrey McKee said that every species has been a transitional species. I was thinking about the ambiguity of existence. I was reminded that my mom got an abortion, and how she said once that it may have been me. I know that the aborted being couldn‟t have been me, but when she said so long ago it made me think about identity. It also brought up the though that there is no reason animals wouldn‟t also have mental identity and value, although the amount they have may vary. Reveal the aspects of the character like a drama. Revealing the philosophy as something the character has learned instead of making the story about teaching the philosophy will let people learn themselves, and possibly it will take readers in who want to read for entertainment. A character grows up with certainties about morality and reality. Imagine a character growing up without these certainties, who seeks stability and some sort of tangible truth. Basically, searching for the opposite of what I call wisdom. This individual would become very passionate about things, enjoying the strength of emotion. The prophet said “We are all servants of the good. We are just manifestations of good, and when we die our identity dissolves and we return to the soul that is good” There is a powerful sort of Republic that is recruiting other civilizations to become a part of it. They actually are quite fair to their members and nice overall. It seems like everybody who hears about them want to join. However, there is at least one that does not want to join. They aren‟t particularly special, but their leaders just don‟t want to. When asked why, they reply that they have accepted the role of nonconformity. The way their story plays out is that after at least a few hundred years, the republic starts to turn bad. Even though in the beginning they brought many advantages to their members, the years of conformity have basically turned all of the members the same, and now they are

trapped. The benefits have stopped, including the benefit of all the different technologies and resources brought together, since they are all now the same. The civilization that denied themselves entry into the republic now has the advantage, because they are now a center of new and different things and ideas, because they were able to develop with relative independence. Ludin believes in being a good person, but he starts having problems with authority and really starts thinking differently around 15 years of age, but he also starts acting pretty mature. F is different from her peers while she is young, but she accepts her parents and authority on her world at this age, but she also acts less mature and stops pursuing knowledge. Her mother is the matriarch of her family, and starts going crazy about here. An idea for part of a plot. There is a man who is a criminal and all around bad guy. He has been having an affair with a woman, and his wife suspects. She sends a private investigator to prove it. He sees this investigator and he kills him. After this, his wife does all sorts of things to hurt him and catch him in the act. A bad guy like him would probably just kill his wife after a while, but he doesn‟t because he loves her. The reason he loves her so much is because of some rare eccentricity that they share. I think the monogamy feelings may be something like greed. People naturally start to feel like separating after five years. If one person feels distressed that their spouse is having a relationship with someone else after a love has failed than what is it that distresses them? The man could end up being the nemesis character. Perhaps the guy is a nihilist. Because he believes it is all meaningless, he can do the most horrible crimes without regret. He has no scruples, and becomes very wealthy through crime. He intellectually cares about nothing, so he is just carrying out his emotional drives because that is basically what people do already. There is no way to become more meaningful, but he only finds true similarities and companionship in his wife. His wife is someone that has found similar conclusions, and she is somewhat sadistic as well. As a character she resembles a stereotypical mob boss wife. Despite the numerous reasons that he has to get rid of her, their common differences from other people keeps him in love with her, since she is a one in a million. After a while he realizes that he somehow has emotions for her. This is very confusing for him.

On a commercial for vodka they covered the moon in disco mirrors. A lot of people wouldn‟t be happy about this, but it would be something if a satellite was made that was a half sphere and was covered on the half with those tiny mirrors. It could be directed to shine on a certain country or part of the world on days of celebration. <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

He acknowledges (earlier on) that he probably killed undeserving people when he was a soldier, and says that soldiers can never be certain about who their enemy is. A story showing that old knowledge isn't simply nonsense. Loves a woman, but during the course of events she's shown to be very empty and undeserving. Charles Dickens probably wrote something like this before. I thought of a dirty joke that could go in. The women on X say the males on the cat planet have 6 limbs. Reading about what DUNE was on Wikipedia, I think it's mostly pop fiction writing. Apparently it was special because it was so different at the time. One interesting thing was the Bene Gesserit. A cult of people in a society who are bred and raised to be very capable is an interesting idea. I think secret societies could exist easily. I think there are many possibilities in this. At some point, while exploring the human universe, the question could come up of why no humans have turned all of humanity to a higher existence. The reason for this will be that there is no universal truth. There is no ultimate sum of our efforts. Show the positive aspects of his society. Don't make the theme on that part Fighting the Power, as if an unorganized state is the best. Knows basically nothing about his history, as do most of his people. It is kept from them. Think about what is taught in it. His life as a child soldier should show examples of what it means and how to act in the military. Also show something about conformity on his planet. Not only are the low mass of citizens expected to be as one, but the aristocracy also became closed and conservative on their own. I read a quote in National Geographic saying that when people are powerless, that is when they are easily manipulated. This is true, as I've seen many other times. Perhaps as M matures, he gets more power and gets smarter. Likewise, when F gets older she is expected to fall in and start being what others want her to be. Some character could be a child of a space-immigrant who lived on a ship traveling at light speed to another planet. Maybe these people land in the sea on his planet and they are a story driver? Just before I write this I was thinking about writing thank-you notes to relatives. I was going to put it on my list of things to do but then it came to me how late it would be if I did. Now that I actually think about it they would probably still be appreciated. Is this how it works in people's minds when they tell themselves things so they can reason away from conclusions they don't like?

Some character has a permanent tattoo of a chain around his arm. It represents that he is chained to his mortality and human body, and the only way he expects to remove the tattoo and those restrictions is to die or somehow go beyond it. Notice the things behind a person caring about small concerns and then later being (or being involved with) a massively powerful being. Part of the ultimate destiny is the gain of wisdom and enlightenment. Look at what other people have said in the past about enlightenment to apply and include. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Nietzsche ubermensch Space-age weapon. It isn't a very feasible idea to make powder-style guns to work on spaceships, so instead they could make a gun that works by having a very strong hammer pound heated rounds. The energy that doesn't go into kinetics is turned into heat energy. Supposedly a ship could generate a lot of power, so the ship could make the force needed to drive these rounds instead of the power coming from a self contained bullet. Today it came to me that if religion was gone, other equally evil things could take its place. I feel like I've been on the verge of getting to this conclusion before, but I haven't thought about it until my mind took the right course. This is an interesting idea used before. There is a murder of a good guy, and a person who is part of the same group as the good guy seems evil and is very suspicious, but then for complex reasons a differently and totally sane good guy actually did it. (This happens in Watchmen) part of a created universe, with the actual humans long gone entirely artificial universes Denies one from trying to condense his universe to a singularity and recreating it exactly, because it would still not be the same thing The top person of the group they pick up from the highly advanced society would probably be very intelligent, and his reason for leaving would be that he feels his society has essential flaws or he doesn't agree with their ultimate goal. Pity on the extroverts Was quite kindly when younger, but consigned to a sort of unquestioned indifference in some regards, such as murder being acceptable if it's done to another as a soldier. He understood that these people weren't different from him, but he ignores this (since he

feels he can't defeat the morality at the time?) The question of if the same amount of evil or good would happen in human history, no matter how much human intervention tried to change that. It's ironic that Joey thinks of evolution and dinosaur bones and global worming as a lie fed to him by others, when he is actually accepting lies that are on an even bigger scale than what he's talking about from others. I remember now that the reason he doesn't accept Gilthoniel‟s help is because he doesn't want to be a product of her creation in any way, and so he owes nothing to her as one of her creations. Maybe a character dies, and someone can‟t do anything to bring the person back. Instead, they get an alternate version of that person from another universe. Despot of the Internet. Takes control in the same way the first human government did. The Internet is not a solid place you can conquer. You cannot sent troops into it, plant a flag at its center (for it has none), and build walls around it. If somebody actually could control the Internet by controlling hackers and programmers, and then controlling sites and servers through sanctions and threats, that person could control the world. Would have a strong commitment to something probably, because of perspective and reflection, but doesn't devote to a purpose because plans on living forever or a long time. Therefore, never puts self in a niche and basically just wanders, without strong loyalty or a willingness to sacrifice own life for anything. A way to make a better story would be to take simple ideas but explore them deeply. Part of the godly being premise: Exploring together, like in Dante's Inferno "When everyone is against you." OTHER Not knowing where I am or where I'm going. I recently had a brief dream where I saw a cartoonish creature standing against the backdrop of an image from Battlefield 2. In my head, the words "I'm not knowing where I am or where I'm going" came up. I saw "Sicko" a few days ago, and one thing that made an impression on me was that Americans are apathetic. I thought of how people make jokes that Americans sue over everything. It's true that American culture has learned to basically stand by the government and just support them.

I heard the neighbor out side talking with someone today. I thought on how so many people I know of his age are just "deciding what they want to do with their life", and I hope he's enjoying life now before concerns and debts hit him. What does our outlook on beauty mean about us? [Should go online and look into] It seems like the ideas people have about heaven are unrealistic and sometimes paradoxical. (Such as the fact that if people were to live again in heaven, and were therefore able to change, couldn't they become bad and go to hell? And visa versa?) (What if you were widowed and married someone you then loved? Would you have to choose between two in heaven?) A lot could be written about that. Earlier intersystem ships with oversized attachments to make travel possible. They would open up their own hole or special route, and they could be ultra compact and light for their size because it takes massive energy to move mass. It could also be so that the people in control have developed better means, but allow the public to use these to control better. <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Compare conservatives and stupider animals Given unlimited time, people will probably be much less ambitious. The concept of god simply being a very powerful being, and how that means that ultimately the high concepts would remain ambiguous. A clone is created and the original is unhappy with him. He changes his mind when he is asked if god is happy with the creatures crafted in his image. A person goes on a quest for solace, or something to settle his dissatisfaction. He asks questions of justice and luck. He is a close friend of Ludin. Sometimes a person goes through a really bad experience, such as growing up with really bad parents. After this experience, the person can turn person bad, or they will gain wisdom and turn out better. One reason Gilthoniel likes Ludin is that he is unimpressed with power. I imagined a different god person for who life is simpler and he is similar to an extremely wealthy person. An independent type of individual might create a structure in the middle of space so that he can live independently.

“There are no facts, only opinions” Maybe Ludin is raised by his uncle. His parents were killed along with his grandfather as enemies of the state. The state gives him to his uncle, who has no children of his own. As a short or side story, I could write about celebrity. Include their role, how people feel about them, and how they can fall apart after their fame has passed. How do I know I‟m right? Law and honor used to be the same thing. Put in plenty of cultural accidents. Maybe the point of one story can be the differences in different psyches and the question of how any can be right. “Me being an assassin is simply business. If I didn‟t do it, someone else would. But if you quit, the number would be that much less, and the cost would increase, and employment will be too expensive for some.” One of his acquaintances may be a kindly old lady, who is afraid he‟ll get exposed to things that will hurt or change him when he visits those strange people. He doesn‟t reveal the murder to his friends. She feels like he is part of a gruff and dissident history, but she isn‟t aware of how far he‟s gone. In concern to his military history, she mostly feels like somebody in this time would when they hear someone is a soldier. A variety of human that is extremely sensitive to pain and let-downs. “Don‟t you think that‟s an Atheistic thing to say?” “Why? Do you see something wrong with that?” Religion and other supposititious beliefs can be very common among less developed and educated people. Somebody must be careful about who they share their beliefs with. “Those who do not accept our beliefs are a short step from evil, and even if they do not accept some aspects of our beliefs, we should stop them before they harm us with severe action!” For a closed minded culture to go on, it must be strict. “You‟ll forgive a cat, but not a human?” In justice, it really does matter who you are. As an example, a housecat is forgiven sooner than a human for the same thing. Punishment and significance changes with the subject. Human justice developed in a more complex way, so that it fits into society. “Well, a cat has no moral code. It is too stupid to really know what it is doing.” “But the human moral code is based on emotion, and all the behaviors of a cat are based on emotion.” It would be something if I could automatically think of something random. It‟s

impossible to actually think of something random. Some alien or non-human creatures could have a relatively higher amount of exploitable weaknesses. It has occurred to me before and again recently that I make myself faulty so that I can have excuses to give myself if nobody else. If I accept little faults than I don‟t feel guilty when these natural types of faults take part in stopping me from something. Rapped the pen across his knuckles Somebody makes a biological computer, basically an artificial brain. To make it smarter without actually growing they connect digital computers to it. Now it is a thinking computer, but it can fix itself and adapt like an animal can. When they meet the advanced civ, it is similar to meeting aliens and the expectations are similar. A vessel with function so perfect, no form could improve its design. Perhaps after Ludin makes significant trouble, he is pursued ruthlessly for a while by the army. It is something like Kidnapped. Ludin and his friends run across the densely urbanized country. The function of the army would be mostly dirty work. When they are not fighting, because of their huge size they are simply used as another labor force that can also be peacekeepers wherever they are working. It is standard for almost all young men to be conscripted sometime between 15 and 19, because if they are in the army they can be better controlled than if they lived without constant supervision. It is a historically major theme in that world that everything is done for safety, and threats are everywhere. So, the upkeep of the military is presented as one of the end results of the nation‟s effort. It is a sign of the culture that they don‟t believe women can spur revolution. The women of the culture are bred and raised to be docile, but I imagine that since so many young men are being watched and tightly controlled it is women that could bring on revolution. The reason Ludin‟s people aren‟t in control of F‟s planet is because it is not a feasible idea. The geography and culture would make sustained dictatorship very difficult. Instead they do business and trade with them. They assert ownership of some small parts, such as vacation cities for the rich and remote sites kept for storage and experiments. Perhaps thy keep prisoners and other people deemed undesirable here and put them to work. Maybe some elderly that are not still useful enough are sent as labor. Because the people are worked hard until the day they die without any objections, the members of the aristocratic class live in ridiculous luxury. Maybe the actual intention of the aristocracy is to breed their people into a sort of submissively communal subspecies. This would be how they view what they are doing, as simply the caretakers of a new race.

Their reasons for sticking to the lifestyle are not scientific, however. They continue because they are accustomed to the fantastic lifestyle. “Differences cause wars you know!” As long as I do things for myself, I should have considerations for others. As far as I know, humans and all other living things are another product of nature. This may make all things meaningless and the only conclusion can be some form of nihilism. Supposing that things may change in the future, it is the best course to continue as nature intended but with the axiom that as long as I do things for myself, I should have the same considerations for others. It is only the fairest way to act. Create humans that are not social creatures. Things would be very different if my race was solo. There may be no society at all. People would behave very differently. Perhaps the characters visit a world of them early on. Would they look at these people as worse? Ludin glimpses a life where Gilthoniel lets him live in her universe with purpose and meaning, but denies it. Living for a more powerful being does is not real meaning. Do not ignore the people who say there is something wrong with the idea of terraforming a planet in the story. There are people who believe there is something wrong with putting life on a planet that was lifeless. I‟m guessing these people might have the view that all artificial things are against nature or god. If somebody has doubts their own position, this can lead to overcompensating. If I deliberately look for things to enforce my liberal reasoning, I might end up ignoring logic to find more reasons why I‟m right. From Ludin and Ulyphia‟s point of view, they are learning about different people and these concepts sort of like children do. When they leave their homes or shortly after, they abandon many pre-conceived ideals and notions to learn about the worlds outside. “I can tell when I‟m being tested. I lived in a dictatorship.” A philosophy of total absolute freedom. Instead of the motto “Only one way is acceptable”, “All things are acceptable”. The society would be so prosperous they don‟t need to preserve justice even. Ludin is descended from and aristocratic grandparent. May be raised mostly by one parent. Possible: He is raised in the normal style of his people, but his experiences with and as a result of his friendship with Ulyphia are what deviate his path from his fellows, and this is also true to a lesser extent for F. He is drafted as a conscript at an age equivalent to 15. This is also when he starts to smoke, and he continues to until a while after leaving his home. Possible: He focuses on the role of sniper because it is a less violent role than the other jobs he could choose. He can‟t have a role as a technician or

second line soldier because his family is not in particular favor with the government. As a sniper, he is in less danger than a normal soldier and won‟t be expected to kill as much. His country dominates most of the world. It is a military state that existed since the beginning of colonization. Between the age of 15 and his mid-twenties he learns to hate his country and becomes disgusted with his people, and he also learns more a few years after schooling than he did in all his time in school, because the schools are more about indoctrination than education, but through his connections to F he leans a lot. Near the end of his time on his home world he does some really revolutionary things. He kills his uncle himself when he sees him doing something that is not considered immoral for his people but that we and the people on F‟s would consider very immoral. He becomes braver when he learns there is a chance he could leave on a spacecraft. He and F leave together with a number of friends after a while. The time they leave is in the middle of a turning point for the planet. It stayed the same for a very long time, but now it has done enough for the superior powers that now permit them to expand into space. By expanding its boundaries, the state begins to change as well as its people. Ludin has feelings of appreciation for life, but his experiences during his teen and early adult years trained him to be more brutal in action. Gains some confidence during service. Being in this kind of situation forces him to take action on things, and into adult situations. As a child, he should face some adult moments where he has to make serious choices, similar to Harry Potter and The Golden Compass and The Chronicles of Narnia. One of his acquaintances may be a kindly old lady, who is afraid he‟ll get exposed to things that will hurt or change him when he visits those strange people. Nobody cares about the murder. He and his uncle are that obscure. He doesn‟t reveal the murder to his friends. She feels like he had a tough and dissident history, but she isn‟t aware of how far he‟s gone. In concern to his military history, she mostly feels like somebody in this time would when they hear someone is a soldier. A variety of human that is extremely sensitive to pain and let-downs. F is in a family that partially adapted the values of Ludin‟s world. She has some younger siblings. F is of a common interracial blend. They have an estate at the center of a settlement. She is educated and open-minded. She also plays a string instrument very well. Ludin‟s early story could have a theme of the value of life. Possible: F is on Ludin‟s world because her family is fairly wealthy and can do things like that. They meet because Ludin has unusual interests and goes out of his way to meet aliens. They meet in a graveyard where she is playing a violin instrument.

Kind of passive or indecisive for a while, possibly afraid to do something wrong once he learns his perceptions aren‟t as absolute as they used to be. The laws and religion and moral rules of Ludin‟s planet should sound believable, like something that could exist if given the right circumstances. The two of them may know each other since a very young age, and they benefit each other throughout their lives. They learn about differences and become tolerant and understanding early on in their lives. Possibly given the chance of escape by an advanced god-person that wanders and learns to like him. Ludin would probably have some serious conflict and anguish later on about the fact that he‟s killed people, even though it was as a soldier. Perhaps Fs planet should have more resemblance to the circumstances that produced primates than what I‟m thinking now. Maybe the poles are the most comfortable zones, and as time went on the common cat person subspecies evolved when settlers moved into the less hospitable desert tundra zones that cover most of the planet. These people evolved in a way that was farther from modern humans, but as time went on and the technological state recovered they blended with the people from the poles. The resulting people will be the subspecies F is from, the most successful breed. When the desert tundra people started moving into the poles, they were successful in the way a specimen of a species can be very successful in a part of the world that is different from the place they originated in. The population is mostly 30% the desert tundra people, 60% blended, and 10% original poles. In the planet‟s history, the poles emphasized preservation from blending with the barbarians in the desert tundra. There are still poles that want to preserve racial purity. Even though the genetic differences are nearly like those of baboon from a human, their intelligence and mental identities are still the same. This actually reminds me of how intelligence for different ethnicities and sexes are different, and it brings up the question of weather it is mostly genetic or societal. How did it work on this planet? A racial part of the desert tundra people can be people who migrate with the dusk. A lot of snow piles up during the long winter night, and so these people migrate with the slow moving dusk because the melting snow is a good source of water. They keep stocks of animals to move with them, and also plant fast growing plants. They seed these at the point where the sun just appears, which is the farthest reach of their usual migration. A while later, at the point where the dawn ends, the plant has born fruit. Their homes and everything pack up so they can be moved. There are also a number of permanent forts constructed around the planet. These are usually kept up by permanent residents. When dusk reaches these forts, the migratory people gather for exchanges and rest. Another benefit of these forts is protection from criminals and the fierce creatures of the world. Another racial group is the people who live in the night. They move every once in a while, but not as frequently as the dusk migrators. Navigating across the vast areas is similar to navigating across the sea. They use the stars as the main reference, as well as

compasses and other tools. A lot of the water on F‟s planet is underground. When civilization began to grow, many aqueducts and canals were constructed across the great spans to bring water from lakes and springs to sources of civilization. Many centers of civilization developed around the forts. As terrain goes, the most dramatic terrain is near the poles, and it grows more even near the equator. The forts and permanent settlements grew in the areas with the best access to water and defenses from wild animals and other people. F‟s family is wealthy. Their home is at the center of a small fort settlement. Bigger forts are run by multiple families. On this planet, there are generally fewer cultural differences between men and women. Neither is more common in positions of power, and other roles are mostly unbiased. The people are generally very liberal, because the first leaders were very liberal and compromising attitudes have been advantageous in the past. However, these people are rarely neurotic. If they have doubts about themselves, (such as their positions or attitudes) they only hesitate if there is a reasonable cause for it. This has been an advantage, since their survival depended on difficult decisions. In times of crisis, they are strong while being reasonable. Marriage is treated differently than it is here. A person of either sex can have multiple partners in a lifetime, and it is not treated as a lifetime deal. F‟s planet is pretty sparse at the time of the story, being about the size of earth with 2 billion or so inhabitants. The social classes in F‟s society would have fewer differences in them. Ludin‟s, naturally, has basically 2 widely different classes. F‟s subspecies would have invisibly small Lanugo hair. It would be an odd thing if the recently introduced technologies from Ludin‟s planet result in phone booths sporadically placed in the vast deserts. Her planet has rarely had any dominant powers to control the whole planet. Until Ludin‟s planet started doing business with them, there was not a leading culture. The traits mentioned earlier are general traits that are part of the subspecies psyche. There are monks on the planet, who wander the deserts. They are leathery faced and old, often living past 80. Religion is regarded passively on the planet, but the monks are simply deep people and traditionally keep knowledge and are traditional teachers. They travel often travel in small groups, and occasionally spend spans of time alone to meditate. Overall, they are more like history scholars and wise men than monks, because religion is not constant among them.

The planet has many huge deserts, but there is cyclical life. Many animals move with the night. The snows that come in the night a like a blizzard and they stay until dawn. The animals eat the snow for water. The animals are generally very aggressive and dangerous, and sometimes surprisingly smart. Plants that do not grow around regular sources of water are usually perennials that are rooted deep under the surface. Ludin‟s people usually don‟t adapt well. On F‟s planet, many structures were made according to the usual construction patterns on Ludin‟s planet. These fail to last long because they are unsuited to the environment. Like Mars, the planet has some wide and deep fissures. The people on the world have the instinct of keeping their heads level when they are in a tense moment, such as when they are approaching someone or something. Along with the inborn behavioral qualities, they are able to guess time very well. The people of permanent settlements often have beliefs relating to the cycles of day and night, one part being how it is darkest before the dawn. These people actually perceive time as moving a little slower than the Homeworlders. They can think faster, although they don‟t naturally have the ability to make logical conclusions faster. They are able to think faster in the way a person does when they are in a high-adrenaline situation, letting them react faster, meaning they can effectively think well on their feet. To gain the ability to draw conclusions faster, they must practice by developing routines to tune their minds. Carnivorous plant: The visible part is a thick, cactus-like thing, which lets out a sweet smell and has thick fruits. In a large circle around it, there is a thick root system. It is like a motion sensor. The plant shoots out barbs corresponding to the roots, and these are usually strong enough to kill any animal. As it bleeds and decays, the plant absorbs the nutrition through the roots. The middle of it dies and the roots go into hibernation at night, which is usually when people trying to get rid of it dig it up and kill it. The seeds are spread when birds eat the fruit. How does their society foster individuality? Look up species with dominant females. Perhaps something in their evolution strongly promoted individuality. On that world, the more masculine lifestyles have not bred the sexes to be more similar to each other. The women are nearly as physically apt, but the same differences exist in the same strengths as with modern Earth people.

F and Ludin are foils to each other. Not totally though.

It might be likely that Ludin‟s common people actually are stupider than the rich ones, because a web site said (With graphs) that generally the poorer countries are stupider than the rich ones. If this is the case, maybe it should be so that a high-class grandparent deviated from the ideals of the major society and perhaps was killed, with some now low class children left behind to be Ludin‟s parents. The people of the planet are conservative, as opposed to the people of F‟s planet. They can also take long-term stress very well. The stated directive of the government is to hold fast and unite against threats and opposition. For a while after they first learned to access space, the people of F‟s planet were shown as threats. The wealthy government keeps tight control over everything. Because of their power, they are capable of great accomplishments relatively quickly, but a lack of external influences and close control over dissent keeps the planet locked in something similar to a Dark Age. The environment and terrain is similar throughout. It has many small rivers and lakes running in longitude, creating many small and narrow islands. There are no tangible continents; it is like a magnified swamp. A religion exists here, because it is convenient when controlling people. This religion regards the highly advanced outsiders who visit as gods from beyond. This explains their occasional presence for the commoners. Perhaps near or after the time Ludin leaves the leaders declare there will be a “holy war” as their patron gods have demanded them to do war with their enemies. In reality, it could just be a test of the system that developed over the thousands of years, or they have decided to expand. The planet has been powered the same way since it was colonized. When the first settlers arrived, they brought advanced technology, but that technology was lost to conflict and the lack of means to maintain it. Instead, the primitive backup source was used, meaning steam. As part of the source, they also had a water weed that absorbs massive amount of carbon and requires little sunlight or warm weather. In the first step, the plants are seeded in a deep pool. As they grow, instead of spreading out they grow upwards over old mass that dies off. The old mass falls into the bottom of the water and it builds up. After a few years, so much has grown over that the substance on the bottom compresses into solid coal-like mass. This is burned for electrical energy or steam. Sometime in the future, in some part of space, there is a planet parallel to others. It has billions of people, who live in obscurity, and a famous handful of others. Civilization came, foundered, and cemented itself and spread. The famous say that civilization only continues because of the people‟s continued dedication.

It is told that shortly before they die, they will always see a spirit that will take them away. This makes people brave, and others suppose that the now deceased saw the spirit but accepted it as they themselves would. A story that portrays them as bad guys in the narrator‟s point of view. They are misfits. For example, Ludin would be his forgiving self, but there are ways this can be looked at as ugly. Ludin comes from a planet that has ties to greater powers, like a mostly isolated country such as 19th century Japan with some ties to other powers. It was isolationist but they were had interests with other nations. In the main character‟s same vicinity of space, there exists a great and highly technological society. Despite their size and grandeur and scale of accomplishment, they have not yet tested the highest and deepest concepts. Also in the greater vicinity wanders Gilthoniel, who is just one person that exists with practically no limitations of any kind. This person lives with total uncertainty, and without any permanent state. Reveal the aspects of the character like a drama. Revealing the philosophy as something the character has learned instead of making the story about teaching the philosophy will let people learn themselves, and possibly it will take readers in who want to read for entertainment. There are things much more important than life and death Death is not just the absence of life, unless you consider life as the absence of death. Ht was usually very benign and considerate and harmless, but occasionally he would go into a merciless rage if he was provoked by something extreme. Absolute zero as a life-preserving thing. If a person is in one instant normal, then all the action in the body stops down to the movement of sub-atomic particles, and the body is not disturbed, the person would be absolutely preserved. Unfreezing would be more complex, because the person would have to be immediately returned to the same state as before. For absolutely all energy to be removed, it might be necessary to be put in something that stops all physics inside. Within, all is immune to time and therefore everything. In one premise, an entire planet is like this. A number of people are awakened for brief terms to take care of things. Perhaps in the farthest future, some sort of isolated singularity containing an infinite amount of energy and matter could exist, and this could be separate from the rest of the universe. People can preserve or live in it while the universe outside collapses. A person accidentally finds a physical thing such as the stasis thing from earlier. He uses it to store stuff. He gets rich, because he keeps things for a long time until they become valuable, then he sells them.

I have seen people who believe that because they can be such close friends and comrades to each other, they can‟t be horrible people. A famous bandit who somehow stays uncaught. In Ludin‟s nation, the government controls everything. One aspect is that there are no brand name products. Therefore, many parts are interchangeable among items. This saves on waste and production. Give a character or characters the feature that they often host many different people of all kinds. Imagine how they might develop and act. She learns some things about fighting when she learns about defense for her trips to Homeworld. The best way to free your mind is to want nothing.

Don‟t use lazy titles like “Galactic Alliance”. Instead, use something like “Union of Nationalized Planets”, meaning on planets that are one nation can join. Humans can create intelligent life to the degree that they want, and people can enhance themselves. A small space fighter could have machine guns that fire shells, which explode at a distance. It‟s possible that Earth currently is the most advanced planet anywhere, because the planet is so suitable for life. Instead of freezing people until a cure is found, they might turn them into computer code and reprogram the cancer out of them. A civilization may choose to create planets for specific purposes if that becomes convenient for them. There could be completely residential planets, office planets, construction planets, and maybe a refuge planet for safety. These people might have the ability to travel instantly. [Maybe this might never come up, because this area of time could be left ambiguous] In the early days, humans may have been a great and awesome race, but for some reason they broke down. Maybe after gaining great technology, people would just leave known existence to explore the rest and become part of something else. They might use an isolating thing that doesn‟t exist for anyone but them. They might choose to enter one at the end of the

universe and exit after new intelligent life evolves, to join it. After leaving, more is seen and revealed and they learn about deep things. It‟s similar to a picture of many similar small things that resolve into a bigger picture as you look farther away, but the picture continues to turn into more. Imagine if there was a group of people within a society whom were trusted to do absolutely anything. This could only reasonably exist in a really prosperous civilization/society. These people would be trusted to be very high judges, only able to face judgment when they go against orders from the highest position. These people wouldn‟t be like an elite military force, they would simply be people allowed to do whatever they want, because they are trusted to make the right decisions. “Giving power to few gives them easy ability to do evil, so how do you fix this? Divide power evenly among everybody.” Since perfect democracy isn‟t practicable among a large amount of people, they are integrated with computers. They would be like cyborgs, though. A character tries to assure a place in heaven by doing all the classic things common among religion but without offending anybody, such as sex for reproduction only. He learns that it‟s all very foolish after a while. “Imagine there is an intelligent species that once was really prosperous and thriving, but foe some reason failed and was floundering. Some alien comes to save them, but why would they do that? The aliens could work to preserve the race, but what‟s the point if they don‟t try to revitalize them? It just theorizing and speculation.” Maybe there could be a regressed planet of humans that has gone back to a very primitive existence. Some aliens come and see this, and they believe these people are actually the last humans. They go out of their way and exhaust a lot to bring them back to life. “Once you‟ve gotten to the top, you end up doing what you can to stay, even if it‟s bad and you do things you wouldn‟t do before because it was wrong. That is why I don‟t want a position of power.” On Barren, it is typical of the subspecies to have short relationships. It is acknowledged that love is rarely permanent. Friendships last a long time though, and occasionally people re-marry. The relationship between Ludin and F grows steadily over a long time. There are occasional times earlier in the relationship when she has feelings of love for him, but he doesn‟t notice or doesn‟t even have it on his mind for a long time. When they first leave home, she expects some sort of romance, but he basically never felt want for a relationship until a long while after leaving. She occasionally feels like this again, but he doesn‟t notice. At some point he begins to love her. Perhaps this part plays out that she has separated from a boyfriend and they are talking and her unreturned feelings come through. At this moment, he sees that this woman is the best friend he ever had, and he feels love and lust for the first time.

“If you judge one terrorist as evil, judge everybody evil. If you judge one of your friends to be good, judge everybody to be good. All is just consequence, which we have little control over. After all, it comes down to your overall attitude.” At one point there is a totally neutral person without any feelings about anything, and this person doesn‟t take action on anything. They begin to raise this person themselves, teaching him/her everything themselves. This brings up a lot, and at one point somebody voices the opinion that this person is really dangerous. Ludin says that he would sooner expect good from a neutral person, and that neutral judgment is more trustable than partial judgment. From somebody else‟s pov, Ludin might have a sad or dead voice. In one story, obvious foreshadowing is shown earlier. By the end, the foreshadowing turns out to be meaningless because the actual story turns out to be different, following the ideal of making this story possibly real. Ludin accepts things as true from many people in the way that we do, but after while he learns to question people about their knowledge. He asks things like where people got their statistics. If some stranger popped up and acted strangely and Ludin asked who this person was and this person claimed to be an alien, he would be one to act suspicious and quickly ask questions such as what the name of the place the person came from was. The ship that the characters leave in has many simple and rugged features. It is very utilitarian. The controls on the inside are very ugly. They are manual reads, using those number things that flip and things similar to speedometers. The inside resembles a nuclear reactor, with all sorts of those little metal switches and things. The exterior is some simple shape, and it is white and gray. The white paint shows up strongly in all spectrums in case the ship has an emergency. Around the middle is a wide rotating cylinder that produces gravity. There are large thrusters on the back, and smaller jets all around to turn it. On the back, starting in the middle of the thrusters, is a crane like things with a sort of bolt gun. It shoots the bolts using a hammer and heat, and the crane means it can shoot anywhere like a turret. The interior is similar to a submarine, with metal things all over and small quarters. One feature is a safe room with a heavy door that locks on both sides, with a lock for the lock on both sides so that it serves the purpose of a safe room and prison. “There are only two choices. We‟ve put ourselves in a situation where its kill be or be killed. We can‟t do what we‟re doing and be allowed to go on, it doesn‟t work. There are

two paths we had to choose, and they were to go on as we were or be different. We have chosen the less beaten path, and now we are alone. Now we will either leave or they will destroy us, so the next choice is clear. We must go directly to our target, the central spaceport.” There are only two choices. We‟ve put ourselves in a situation where its kill be or be killed. We can‟t do what we‟re doing and be allowed to go on, it doesn‟t work. There are two paths we had to choose, go on as we were or be different. The most serious story has no outrageously unlikely situations. Hi. We‟re looking for a new god. In the case of an unreliable narrator, use errors of discontinuity to show what parts the reader can rely on. Instead of simply revealing that the narrator is unreliable, use the obvious discontinuity to reveal it. A daydreamer who dreams of heroic triumphs and noble doings is a little pathetic in actual life, and he is picked up and ends up doing a very noble sacrifice in his end. It‟s not unlikely that Ludin could be mistaken during his earlier times for being gay or psychologically androgynous. I finished my suffering before the disaster. When something unfair is done and bad comes of it, that is when people notice. When something good comes of unfairness, it doesn‟t draw much thought. It would be a sort of exiting premise if some insane person used the Internet to help common people do murders with him. He would have them join him or he would guide them. Something really insane about it is that the only difference between the people killing with him and the ones being killed are that the murderers want to kill while the victims don‟t. The thing is that the guy and the others are regular people who get the chance to do murder. After leaving home and going for Barren, monks or a monk teach him to lose pre-made perceptions. He learns about ignoring all forms of judgment in organize thoughts objectively. The monks/scholars have been the most constant people on the planet because they are very stoic. It is a world of huge differences and instability. There is a lucky, freak occurrence, and Ludin inexplicably yells out afterward “You don‟t own me! You don‟t own any of us! What you do for us means nothing! If you think you own us for this, put us back!” This is a part of the godly being premise. Ludin‟s being from a civilization of social people is put in contrast to his occasional tendency to be alone.

A planet where it is just so naturally prosperous that even though technology is low, people can live in chaos and still prosper. A good, honest politician involved in a system with many controls to avoid runaway power. He desperately wants to right a big wrong, but is unable to. An older politician allies with him and they manage to exploit the system so they could have the power to change. The older politician turns out to be a bad guy, and uses the power for bad dictatorial things. Passes up chances to be significant and great. When considering reasons higher civilizations ignore smaller ones, examine modern and past nations. A planet is undergoing some sort of bazaar upheaval, with things being changed for some unknown reason, ex lead is more valuable than gold. The thing is that the world is going to undergo a transformation, during which things will get very difficult. At the end of it though, it will go into a bright new age. A lifetime of good won‟t compensate for an evil act, so why won‟t a supremely good act compensate for a lifetime of evil. Somebody in the party did bad things something in the past, including murder. A relative of a victim is for some reason in the company. The murderer is somewhat regretful, and he does quite good things now. He doesn‟t expect the victim‟s relation to ever forgive him, either. He does good things now not specifically to compensate for others to see him better, but more because he‟s changed and wants to live with himself. The relation warms up after a while and starts to forgive, but then has a “What am I doing” moment (maybe it‟s a mother, and she was feeling like the victim is her new son) and gets goes back to being angry. The murderers get angry at what he perceives as foolishness and hardheadedness after he has done so much. Show religion as something to guide simple and conservative people who cannot understand the actual complexities of reality. The ones who run the corporations and huge businesses probably aren‟t different from the kings and dictators of the past. The top businesses positions just give a place for these people in society. There is a movie on where a new disease has wiped out many people quickly and makes survivors insane, and now there are aggressive and impersonal scientists that are draining people of blood and such in order to find a cure, and on the other side there are some teen heroes trying to help a friend or something. Imagine if they were instead a group of militants equally aggressive toward the scientists. The scientists are harming people, but they have humanity‟s survival in mind. The militants want to kill the scientists for killing others, even though no cure can be found without their work. This is a conflict without

any clear side, so it is a realistic one. All my conflicts should be realistic like this. Philosophy involving previous knowledge, art, Ethical and people philosophy, and very interested in the intangibles of the universe. Both interested in matters of logic, though she knows it better earlier on. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Philosophy See the various branches. A character story: A guy was on an isolated world where a black hole came for it. It takes a few years for the full effects to happen. Instead of partying or staying with family, he goes o a high, isolated place where he come to peace with death. He comes to peace with death completely, but after that the crisis passes just before total annihilation and he is among a few survivors. What does he do now? A soft way to address the existence of god is somebody saying “If there ever was one, humans killed him.” Look up birth order studies. Maybe she should be the first-born? Story premise. The characters could be god and the devil, but their actions can reflect my interpretation. They might represent things commonly thought of as good and evil in human culture, but their duality is shown. Personifications and anthromorphisms are made in all cultures, and the devil and god are simply common personifications. In this, I can make my own. The ability to understand complexity has made humans great. Will the ability to understand and manipulate complex things destroy us? The far future could be a great adventure in science. To bring out the idea of how people know their time is limited and they should act accordingly. Imagine a character fully aware that his time will eventually run out, from a very young age. Perhaps he also has goals for his life, perhaps goals on a historic scale. This character might meet the protagonists at a late age early after they begin their excursion into the unknown. His awareness of time and how long he might possibly have left is reflected in all his actions. A civilization might use a stasis thing to use only the people needed at the time. They could keep them as a pool of knowledge and experience, like an efficiently used resource. Space combat isn‟t like anything else. It may seem like in an empty area there are no factors besides which ship is better armed and armored, but the truth is that with all this technology and a clear field a million different things can happen in an instant. A small exploration vessel might defeat the space force of an entire planet if the crew of it is smart enough. There would be many types of energy shields. One might be originally made for

asteroid fields, which pushes asteroids in the vicinity toward the back. The asteroids don‟t lose momentum, the momentum is just changed. Imagine a weapons shield that grabs a fast missile, orbits it once around the ship, and throws it back. Maybe I could explore this in one story. Maybe it could star the one guy who left his life to military service. An impact shield that works like an actual bubble. Anything as dense as gas pushes in the shield, and the bubble shapes itself back into a sphere, bouncing it off. The shield is vulnerable to sub-atomic stuff, like radiation. The physics isolation thing could also be sort of projected like a shield to cutoff sections of ships. Even if done for an instant, it would be disastrous. Temperature varies wildly in space. Locations with even minute debris would pose a risk for fast moving vehicles Releasing an EMP in the middle of a fight, and using special fast-recovering boarding ships or powerful and simple weapons overtake the other ships. Nuclear weapons seem relatively cheap compared to spaceships. It might be a feasible idea to send a suicide ship or drone into the middle of a formation or at a station and detonate it. On Star Trek, most ships have teleporters. Why can‟t they just teleport enemies out of their ships? A ship with teleporters would probably have a big advantage over ones without. To counter, there would need to be some sort of defense. Any sort of bullet-type weapons might likely be used like shotguns, which would probably be most effective against unarmored non-military types of ships, which would have many unprotected parts. They might make good area-of-effect weapons too, like flak cannons. The character who resigns to military service gets thrown around a lot and represses his feeling since he has no self value. Justice story. Showing justice is a totally human thing, and not the same as good and evil. Think of the judgment method supposing that everyone is evil to begin with. What if a computer, instead of simply rendering things onto a screen, could create a very miniature version of a video game, and then a small eye sees it? In the wild, hard-to develop world of Barren, an instinct of cannibalism may be inborn. Other odd survival things could be in them too, like an ability to eat a lot. There might be people who occasionally come back to life a few days after dieing, though perhaps they always die again a hours or days later. At one point, Ulyphia has had a relationship with a man that gets very serious. The love goes deep. He gets a chance to do some sort of long-term commitment that could be very good for him. He doesn‟t want to do it if it means she doesn‟t go with him, but she has a so-be-it attitude and instantly makes up her mind not to go into the permanent long-term commitment. The thing is that she knows love can fade over time, and so a long-term

thing like that is totally impossible to consider. Sometime, there can be an old-fashioned type of sci-fi hero. One quality could be that he has a techno-fix for everything. Say a perfectly efficient process is found to turn mass into pure energy. Even a pound of something has tremendous energy. It is after this process becomes a normal part of life that they find they can create anything by using a computer to convert energy into the exact requirement. Later, they work out how to do anything using the energy. It is a while later they find they can give the power into people. In tic-tac-toe, if both players have learned the different moves, they will always end in a draw. Games on bigger boards, like checkers, are more complex and have more strategies, but they can eventually also end in draws on both sides. Even more complex games, if faced off with players of the greatest possible skill, will end in a draw. As long as nothing is random, they will always end in a draw if all the players have the best possible skills. Imagine if people that have reached the zenith faced off each other. They would always end in a draw unless they move on to a harder game. There is a sort of disaster in a place where the news is very restricted. Maybe the government only allows certain news, and basically red tape prevents the news from getting out. It would be a good fable advocating independent news. Maybe the disaster is a foreign or alien attack, in which the invaders carefully manipulate all the flaws. The unpredictable future: Drugs for everything Instant movement As technology advances, civilization resembles more of an organism. People who join as temporary allies are thought of as dishonorable, but doesn‟t everybody basically do things in self-interest? Generous acts generate positive response in the brain. Drama thing: a piece of paper or something is given to somebody and it has seven tallies on it. “What is this?” “Each tally is a day.” And he just walks away. “This universe is quite stable as they go. Imagine a place totally unpredictable, where the laws of physics change frequently. Imagine if somebody could s actually influence these random changes. It would be magic.” In the infinite multiverse, they separated. There are exact duplicates to be found, but neither can get over that it is not the actual same person. They are concerned for the individual. You can‟t fail if you don‟t try, but then you are at the mercy of the world.

Portray them as animals, fighting biology What is good? Is it whatever promotes human advancement? Lone future person is marooned on a more backwards planet. “Has it occurred to you that I might be the only sane person in this mad world?” We have looked at ourselves and other people in ways totally separate from other creatures. Animals aren‟t given the same reverence as people, and individuals do not give the same reverence to other people as they do to themselves. People have often given animals and phenomena human traits, probably because they understand them better if they can have some sort of empathy with it. You can‟t accept good and evil as two opposite and clear things, because if you accept one thing evil thing in you, you‟ll sooner accept it as good before you reconsider your position. I feel like I would have to write in the setting of a fictional world. I‟m not sure why. It might be a need to have a place to put all my ideas in. A person claims he will fight for anything that is his. To show the foolishness of this statement, a person takes a tiny amount of dirt from the person‟s land. Then see what happens. A person knows that everything is governed by simple luck, and there is nothing divine at all. Humanity is ultimately governed by biology, and disposition has been the major factor in how a person acts rather than faith or knowledge. No matter how much conscious though he puts into changing himself, it would still just be another step in the sequence of consequences. He has a good disposition, and he has a nemesis who reached similar conclusions but has evil disposition. The style of writing is consistent and stylized because it is my own translation of their accounts. Remember the idea of people exploring the great, far parameters of science, as in Frankenstein. Somebody realizes knowledge is power, and pursues it. After a while, having knowledge takes away the appeal of power. Imagine this situation: A man who is specific about women is given a test by some godly person. Maybe it takes place in a very highly advanced society, and the person is not a god, but a very well-off person with powers. In this test, the person has it within his power to match him with women who would be glad to have him. Each day he shows him one woman, and if he chooses to pursue her at all he will no longer the test ends. The

thing is that each woman is progressively more attractive and closer to his fantasy ideal. The longer he holds out, the more appealing the choice. How long can he resist? Perhaps when he makes his choice, she turns out to be much worse than expected. Maybe quantities of mass, from people to perhaps worlds, could be frozen and compressed somehow and then stored. Perhaps the space between atoms is eliminated. Perhaps in future technology, there may be so technological functions that they are classified as simple, base-physics things and more complex physical operations. A teleporter would probably be very complex, but they could make it in a way so that it functions on a base physical level. A robot being defined as human when it learns to lie to itself and twist the truth for it‟s own preferences. In many science fiction universes, there is some sort of major government that fights pirates and such. Imagine how they would have to adapt against bandits with similar technology; it would be like modern fighter jets except one is a bandit. It doesn‟t seem feasible that bandits would have such advanced things. A person‟s hate ends up failing him. Somebody is an enemy of the characters, and he has assigned objectives of finding and taking an object. He manages to get it, but his hate pushes him to take advantage of a situation and kill them. He ends up failing instead because it took extra time to do this. Imagine a religion in which a person who communicates with god is told that people can only go to heaven in they kill themselves before they reach puberty, or dome other thing like that. Reasonably, this religion has as much reason to be true as the others, except it naturally won‟t survive, not because it‟s wrong but because it doesn‟t work. It‟s not fit. I don‟t sympathize with characters as much anymore, probably because I am so conscious of my differences with them. I should acknowledge that some people just fit in certain niches. Not everybody can be a free-minded person, some people would consciously rather be dumb. The contrast between the way the subspecies age brings up some things. Old Homeworleders are generally quieted and forgotten until they just fade away. Barreners live a shorter time, but they live fully. Which would they rather choose? Which is better? Liberals being treated badly by conservatives. There are ways to do things, but conservatives are more likely to take the ways they think the world has worked before and simply decide to stick with it. “We‟re not that different” “What‟s your point?”

Perhaps the conservative governments and social structures only work in stages of development in the human race, but not when there are no more objectives. A person pursuing revenge might think of themselves as simply taking the carrying out of justice upon themselves, but they are simply acting out the thing that makes people want to bring others down to their level so they will be even. Ludin would get offended and angered by insults earlier on, but later he learns they are meaningless. (Insults don‟t actually harm anyone) Write a simple story that plays out as I would expect it, supporting my beliefs (like all the others) It‟s those who due everything they think is right for their people you should watch out for. They are truly dangerous. Constant kind of war I played a video game where both players are criminals and kill cops and generally anybody to rob banks and things. I was thinking about how the game story might be made moral. What if society was more chaotic than thought? What if every level was outwardly cooperating, but actually at war? What if there were actually tons of revolutionaries, but the society functioned in a way to allow all this, such as by something besides a high-ranking group of men running the country. This society might be ultra-liberal, basically allowing anybody to do anything. It would not be conformist, but neither would it have much respect for individuals. It would be like a bunch of confederate systems operating together. The family system could be the most basic unit (the group people revert to), and larger groups of all kinds would develop. They would be like warlord holdings. This sort of society might develop after some catastrophe or something breaks up a highly advanced and peaceful civilization. It might be prosperous overall, but unstable. It could make an interesting setting. The government would be anarchist, but somehow the society continues to work. Medical monopoly and then dominance. The medical field has always been a place of power, like certain resource companies. They can easily make big demands. What if the people who did business in these fields got together to control the world? The people in power could combine to have more overall. The doldrums of actual, regular life. Some aliens come and start systematically disabling technology, from the top-down, forcing people to constantly use worse off things. The aliens go around in massive ships, low to the ground, but they never actually see them. Some guy yells at them, and one comes low, a hatch opens, and a human hand picks him up into the ship. Maybe the protagonist group is there and they act enigmatic, being some third party in it all. Ludin has a rejection of everything he‟s learned do far, and Ulyphia is drawn to the

superior life she can have and has disappointment with everything He learns a lot about the inexplicable cruelty of his civilization. She is drawn by an intolerance and dull outlook for regular life, and she has seen how vulnerable everybody is. Space is a beckoning change from their current lives. Training deviant, disciple Two people become disciples to a martial arts master or some kind of monk like that. He expects his disciples to completely relearn everything. One quits after a while, and the other commits. They grow abstractly and they develop different strengths and weaknesses. Asks the god person: “could you create an object so heavy, you yourself cannot lift it?” She answers that it would depend on her energy reserves, so she could convert more mass until she can lift it. Then he poses it is so heavy she could absorb all possible energy and not lift it. She admits that then she would have no alternative then but to convert the mass of the object into energy until she could. So that answers that. You don‟t get to be an individual in America unless you‟re rich/influential. A total leftist civilization would probably be anarchist, but something keeps it functional. It would be awkward and an unusual premise if some modern American soldiers were brought back in time to a war between the civil-war era army and Indians. Which side would they be on? Imagine the premise of technology increasing too quickly. “You seem to seek out people of status.” Ludin interacts with people above his class so much. People with technology development criticisms who resign to ignorant, quaint happiness. Refer to the Wikipedia page: Technological Singularity for important articles. Compared to the beautiful complexity of the universe, humans seem so simple. Maybe in the future it will be made differently. A person has done something bad to another. It could be something such as forgetting to tip or being responsible for a death. This person cannot help anymore because it wasn‟t somebody this person knew. To atone, he does what he can to help others in ways fitting the offence. However, the person eventually realizes it‟s really pointless since he will never be able to help that person specifically. Their lives consumed by slow decay

High-tech vagabonds. They show how irresolute people will always be. Lives will be more meaningful in the future. Humans resemble animals in the way that their settlements don‟t follow careful logic, but develop wherever their lives can be supported. I‟m still indecisive about how I should look at the bullies from my time in grade and middle school. Imagine a person mistreated by many, who, as a result of the behavior he learned, becomes a cruel person himself. He is apprehended by the same people, but he blames everything on them. “Look what you have done to me. It‟s your fault!” “Chaotic Terrain” What if we are in the early stages of all existence? A person knows two people. One is very nice, similar to an elderly, committed Christian type. The other is seemingly more self serving, but this person at the core is nicer because his reasons are more profound. One follows the traditional rules and gets joy out of it; the other follows his own justice. This isn‟t unlike the protagonists, but the character might have more extreme qualities, like Rorschach. …MORE Animal ship Sometime they get a special, highly developed and living spaceship. Skeleton is made of something that switches between a very hard solid or thin liquid. It can be freely turned between one or the other at the will of the ship into any form. Can absorb impacts without permanent damage. Cats are a relatable to humans. They live in what would be an extreme to us. They are free from society, yet their behavior and mindsets are ore tightly controlled than ours. They act entirely on emotion. If this natural state is considered the bottom of development, would the height of development mean perfect management and an absolution of our precepts? The classmates are very rejecting. Some person is somewhere with his wife in a city, and he leaves her for a moment and she is attacked. He comes to her sounds, and sees the assailant with a knife, and his wife is on the ground, bleeding very badly from her neck. The assailant runs away but trips and breaks his ankle and drops the knife. They are a couple of blocks away from a hospital. This poses a moral question: He could pick her up and carry her to help, where she may or may not die, or he could instead take revenge on the attacker. Love or revenge? Kids are taught to believe in temporary mythological characters, such as Santa or the

Easter Bunny. They grow out of them, usually when they learn their existence isn‟t feasible. They don‟t grow out of religion when they are adults, though. Ludin eventually comes to the subject of religion with hi friends. They don‟t describe themselves as religious, which he finds interesting and unique. He observes that their own mythology and that on his world don‟t coincide. Story with a select few characters distinguished by outer qualities. One would be the warrior, who, despite strengths, will never be more than a tool to somebody else. [Acts brutally because he is so afraid of his thoughts.] [The soldier/warrior might be of a specific subspecies that gains more power as it gets hurt] The characters may seem archetypal, but their roles and concepts and philosophies are explored deeply. Secret Agent has subtler but potentially more power (city full of false leads, to redirect attention from actual central headquarters). Told from the view point of on character a while after the fact, but parts where he was not there are described as if from the omnipresent view. (It would seem like a better decision to be a spy than a soldier, because spies minimize risk, and failing or being killed depends more on a spy‟s ability than uncontrollable factors.) Maybe the characters could even be genetically bred in a way emphasizing their roles. Humans now have the power to destroy the Earth (not just with nuclear bombs now). This can only increase. Our powers grow more dramatically and at a quicker pace. Genetic manipulation can potentially allow us to do anything to any living thing (Public opinion is very cautious on human genetic therapy after that death, but I think such powerful science is sure to have accidents and it should be pursued). Maybe a civilization that has endured such threats constantly for hundreds of years would develop an inborn change to their mindset. Past, present, and future allegedly exist simultaneously. If this is true, changing the past or future would have to be much more difficult than thought since they are all existing like one organism, which presumably would be twisted and broken if its internals are upset. It would have to be possible to affect physics in a godly way. If multiverses are real, than why haven‟t people from another visited? Is it likely we are in the very early days of existence? Future civs excel, then have to get over final leap overcoming physics to reach the epoch. Currently, there is just about enough food in the world to feed everybody. A lot less farmland is needed when current methods applied. Pesticides are very vital, but imagine if the bugs built up resistance to all of the pesticides. More land would be needed to make equal amounts of food, but that wouldn‟t be taken care of easily. It probably wouldn‟t throw the world in crisis, but it would certainly lend towards aggressions. Singing. Instruments are very rare on Homeworld. Songs used often in a ritualistic fashion. Religious services are not separate from everything else, they re combined into everything. At one point during the revolution, the beginning notes to one song are

broadcast for some reason, and the confused people just start singing along to it. Has my own development been effected by the forms of control used in the past, such as religion? Definitely. How much of my personal philosophy is built off of this? Without at least partially abiding to norms and society‟s rules, I couldn‟t exist. Somebody has a case of depression. Friends try to help, but they can‟t understand the cause. The depression is based on something much deeper, the depths of the truth. Searching too deeply and too far brought him there. Additionally, imagine a character that is quite intelligent but willingly resigns to and keeps self in ignorance and simple-mindedness. “Don‟t ask me. I can‟t make decisions.”

March 5-6 2008 \/ Ludin first sees the stars when he is brought out of the city during his military service. They are explained as natural phenomenon; forever flying detritus. (Most think the world is flat out of ignorance. Ludin knows that there is at least one other world, and has some awareness that it is visible as another speck among all of the others.) He isn‟t sure if the universe revolves around his world, and he puts a lot of thought into how it all works. A few days after seeing them, he takes a telescope and looks at them. It doesn‟t reveal much, but entices his curiosity more. One is bright and yellowish, which turns out to be Barren. He eventually sees that both Barren and Homeworld are planets, and the other points of light are others. An unsettling feeling of smallness comes to him. Before he goes out there, he has to have it explained that it‟s bad to stare at the sun. Today I thought of humans the animals and such disappointment came when I thought about what a minor thing a human is. Any individual‟s life, if the past continues to repeat itself, will be ultimately insubstantial. What anybody does today and all that has been done in the past can end up being pointless. Again about the physics isolation premise-making one might involve making a universe that is as invisible as the others (possibly) are to us, only existing within itself. I just had the thought today that it would be nice to leave all of known existence and live somewhere else. It would be nice if there was a door I could go through. If the universe exists as one object with everything happening simultaneously, could it be that adding or removing any energy or mass at all upsets it completely? This would be why no extra-dimensional beings could visit or influence it. Perhaps universes can be more or less stable or flexible than others. In the future, humans will probably be able to influence the entire universe. [In the story, the dumbed down people must be made to think the world they know is the entire

universe. Imagine the pride of when they see how their own hands shape the entire universe. Maybe they are told Barreners come from outside the universe or a separate one, as in hell.] What if some other life forms have done some sort of tremendous, disastrous experiment which is sending a sphere of destruction out at the speed of light. We wouldn‟t see it until it arrived. During my thoughts, I looked around and got the sensation that the universe humans have found themselves in is an indescribably complex mystery. When he is in conversation with his new friends, Ludin would like to accept the simple explanations of common knowledge offered by his own people, but his curiosity and the confusing contradictions interest him. Eventually, he gets the chance to live quite happily and comfortably, but he cannot be contented with that. Super human god premise: some might reach the conclusion that the only way to solidify a mind as a distinct entity is to turn it into its own universe. They could go farther, deciding their mind would have to be the core of the multyverse. They might be in constant contention to dominate. Today I imagined a very difficult and surprisingly meaningful premise. What if I was given the choice of either instantly receiving total enlightenment and reaching what I think of as the peak of existence but the rest of humanity dies, or the other way around? I don‟t know what I would choose. Is it immature to choose myself? How many people would want and appreciate it as much as I do? Medical scans currently use light and sight to look inside people. It would seem much safer to develop some kind of sonic system, like special sonar. Sometimes I feel inhuman. I don‟t know if it feels good, but it feels right. One reason they stay on Barren for a while is that Ludin feels so thrilled to see the new world and to be free to explore it. Ulyphia would like to have the life she couldn‟t live before. Takes some time out to forget everything temporarily. Perhaps he turns up with strangers. He is like a blank slate, with important residual memories. He catches sight of Ulyphia and feels open for no reason he knows of. Also, before he even re-learns language, he responds to weapons dramatically. The mysteriousness of the character to the narrators might make this a good introductory piece. Maybe it can also explore the emotional core of the character. He wants to try forgetting himself for a while to figure some things out. After a key thing happens he gets his memory back and also keeps the new ones. In the beginning of it, he is dropped in an area out of sight, and his mind is affected instantly so that he cannot access visual/audio memories. He keeps his motor skills and fundamental personality, but not much else.

March 7 \/ If there was a non-human animal here on Earth that was for some reason was smart enough to be aware of things, I imagine it would look at humans much like less developed people look at more people for the first time, like Germanic tribes to Romans. Humans would look like they are so powerful and perfected. I don‟t think it would be very aware of the damage we do. It would be about the alternative perspective. They feel boredom with their place. Everybody follows their ways of thinking guided by their emotions, and they just happen to be wrong or right. Justice based not on actions committed, but individual‟s likelihood of committing them. A new robot suggests to someone that becoming happy will make them more successful. The person asks if the robot even understands how emotion works. The robot knows of their causes and effects, and it asks him to explain it better. He can‟t explain it any better, because he doesn‟t understand it any more than the robot. Artificial life would have objectives, which is very different from humans. At birth, only emotions guide us. Would we do anything if it weren‟t for emotion? Maybe one short story could be about a nation that has tried capitalism, communism, and now will try another. This one seems very safe, but the lesson learned in the end is that evil and greed comes through in any government. A character has suddenly gained status, such as by becoming an actor. He does things to retain his character, like helping assistants carry things around. This makes a paradox, since doing this makes people think of him less but stopping will make others think less of him. It‟s harder to be a good person and have influence. Story writing is often about drawing conclusions. It seems like simple observations are missed. When people are young, there are many ambitions and futile attempts. So many big plans end up fruitless. A person believes in complete absolutes in every facet of life. He starts to change his mind when he hears there is a little bit of female hormone in men, and a little bit of male hormone in women. The obvious results of war seem to always be temporary. Land is lost and gained, in time the resolutions and beliefs that were so important are lost. It‟s really unintentional effects

that make any big differences in the world, such as the import of culture. He‟s a severe deviant when he leaves. Maybe now he explores morality a lot, possibly being dangerous. Shoes that can walk on the sky. They sort of cheat physics as a sort of exception from the universe they are in. The wearer can walk like they are on any kind of ground. When he hears from Gilthoniel that humans have been locked in countless cycles of history repeating, he wants to break the cycle and unite everybody so the race can be said to succeed. She understands much better than he does that it‟s pointless, but she concedes he will learn the futility of that in time. Later it comes to him that it‟s actually sort of evil to do that, as it‟s so imposing. Mr. Inned lived in a world colonized many years after the first humans disappeared and their history repeated itself countless times later. Sometimes, one of the many ideas of a god-human spontaneously creates a new world with new humans and leaves it. If the universe does exist as one object, then the extreme physical things I imagine future people as doing might be impossible since adding to, removing from, or teleporting something from one place to another would probably upset the universe terribly. It might work out better than that, though. It might be like water, with the mass simply moving in to fill the emptied pace. Such powers would enable a god person to do more than though. In a future society, they might have reached these super abilities at a stage not far from ours… He is confused for the reincarnated spirit of a great mythological figure. He himself is not very similar to him, but the prophesied predictions indicate him.

March 10 \/ Story heavily focusing on the direction of blame and gratitude. My being in this era feels like being a medieval peasant when it‟s compared to the likely future. In the premise of one story, there could be a society that has developed some very advanced technology, something like what they might make 50 years from now (2008). The technology is miraculous, but mostly unavailable t the common folk because it hasn‟t been judged that society is ready for it. (i.e. if everybody could live forever, they could not be supported along with all the new children) Despite living comfortably, people feel increasingly discontent. Maybe somebody does something about it and it turns out that the world really isn‟t ready for it.

Point out the stupidity of simple rules and morality (compare with childish naiveté), such as in the bible. They receive many special physical changes over time while they are in their original universe, such as their minds being in a separate universe of its own so their life and death don‟t have to do with their well-being. A long time after, their advanced and alien features make them some mythicized. Forget those story themes that the good guys can do anything because they are so great. I remember how it feels when an outward image, like the kinds commercials make, turns out to be a total lie, and they turn out to be completely different from what I thought. It‟s in commercials particularly, but also in celebrities. A man loves her and goes with the classical idea that she is so much better and deserving than him. Maybe in this example, he‟s correct?

March 11 \/ Imagine the cloning of human organs (not of people, just organs), and to make these organs so a person doesn‟t have to be killed specially created brains are made which supports the while they are grown. These brains are made to be dumb, and to run many organs of the same kind. The trouble is that they are still human and might have thoughts. Plus, other brains are grown so thy cells can be taken from and implanted in the brains of the living. In a place where cloning is common and people live indefinitely, what if there was a person who had a baby genetically assembled to their wishes, then raised the child into adulthood to be their spouse. She is a middle-late child. Her behavior should reflect this. There could be a common diagnosis of the new, low-tech civilizations called “SelfDestructive Technology Vulnerability” They might crusade to fix these problems later. In the very long term, their relationship grows very strong but then moves wildly (but both keep feeling for each other always while they might come against each other.) Remember that Christmas in WWI when two sides near each other made a truce and even played football in no-man‟s land. There were surely some unusual interactions there. A pair of soldiers from different sides might meet and make a pact, or even make a plan to help each other go AWOL. When I see modern stories, they create a problem and it‟s solved. Why not make the issues and then decide the problems around them?

Many star systems would have the same name in different languages. The relationship of multiple planets can show through with their languages being similar. Some people might hold all people being from the same basic race as just a theory, the way people look at evolution.

March 11 \/ There is a scholar monk who has deviated from the common agreement which says that they are all descended from greater people (The original settlers). Some evidence has pointed that they resemble Homeworlders more than Barreners. This one has taken it farther, saying that these people were Homeworlders. He is a consort of the Homeworld occupation. He is grateful for her help, and he feels like he‟s saving her from a bad life. Their leaving for a greater civilization is a rare and extremely lucky opportunity. The supervisor of the ship shouldn‟t simply take them as an act of benevolence. Lots of people would like to form a new civilization because of their differences. This is a factor as to why they often are slow to bother isolated societies. Another on is that there are just so many of them. Maybe the really great society should be protecting them from outside influences to keep their purity. Imagine people who live forever in super huge and liberal societies. New ones would probably be forming, changing, and merging all the time. Dangerous plants and animals is a new thing to Ludin. It is more awkward since he has always been quite gentle with animals. Imagine biology for everything. A step up from machines. Holes could be dup using longs muscular things that bore like worms.

March 12 \/ A bunch of people are in a life and death situation, where there has been an emergency and they can only choose a limited number of people to survive. A person writes down their favorite ranking from the most desired to least desired, and they can‟t vote for themselves. Ludin and Ulyphia are there. “Ill vote for you if you vote for me.” They have a few hours to choose who lives, during which they argue their own value. Among them is a mother and her baby, an old man, and a major person such as a C.E.O. There are about 20 people. Everybody but the two protagonists is from the same society. This is during their early times, about a few years after they left their home worlds and before

they meet Gilthoniel. {some parts: The value of their accumulated experience and knowledge; value dependant on age; value vs. sympathy; being ready to die vs. value of life; A possible technology: temporarily making a person very open to suggestion as a nonlethal weapon. In stories, the drama is supposed to constantly mount. In mine, perhaps it would be caused from all the differences in people and beliefs forming more tension and trouble. Most of all, the questions and interactions should get more complex. Once the human race gets over this god thing, I‟m sure that at that stage more complex manipulations will become more dominant in its wake. The people of the future can be changed dramatically, even into monsters. Some terrorize weaker and more backwards planets. Imagine the premise of a former servant now opposed to the monster. Both have powers. A character thinks of Ulyphia as masculine because of her animal-like qualities and strength. He never had a father, and at some point she seems like a father figure to him for her maturity. You can gain a lot when you compromise your morals and character and if you‟re smart enough.

March 13 \/ “There is more to a person than the body and the personality. Each person is a collection of different parts, and a host to all sorts of microbes and smaller life. If you look very closely, you see a person is just a cohesion of cells. Viruses are just wayward cells. A person is a collection of potential viruses, and these organize themselves into a creature.” Every side (usually) thinks it‟s on the good side. Leaders of different sides think of themselves as the good sides usually, although sometimes they know they are manipulators (L. Ron. Hubbard.) Some character might know he‟s a manipulator and he himself might think he‟s on top of things but ultimately be another manipulated one. Somebody keeps referring to “The collective”, which turns out to be regular people. Maybe it‟s in a narrator‟s journal. The story could be filled with observations about the collective and how they operate and what they do. It‟s at the end that its revealed humans are the ones. Maybe to make it more confusing, the narrator is actually observing another ethnicity from another planet and doesn‟t realize they are the same species. Both his own and the planet‟s races act similar, but he doesn‟t observe the traits in his own. Or, perhaps he does at the end.

March 14 \/ “I‟ve experienced every emotion. All that‟s left to feel now is death. I hope it is slow.” A character is similar to an SS officer, bring in charge of brutally disciplining some people. The point is he has no alternative. He never had alternatives in his life, it was so controlled. Observers. A character, during regular events, notices strange and enigmatic observers that always hang around but avoid actually affecting things. They are much higher tech, and nobody has ever contacted or interacted with them. The character makes a plot to capture a ship and se it to solve all the problems.

March 15 \/ Humans spend all their time and put in so much care into staying alive, yet we can die so easily. There are many ways to kill a person, and the tools to kill yourself by accident are always present. We try so hard, but what‟s the end result? The individual doesn‟t get to see the future, and it‟s very possible the entire race will die out. Space is like the sea, and the planets islands, and our vessels ships. Humanity might live long enough to learn a good deal about the universe and existence, but then die before they‟ve found everything. The race itself lives a life similar to that of an ignorant person. There is something sad about how a person lives a lifetime and might die happy, but overall the life is pitiful. Maybe this decision is made after he gets the offer to live comfortably and fulfillingly under Gil. Their ambitions are very strong. With their dedication to it, maybe Gilthoniel sees that eventually they will grow into competition. (The two have such a profound relationship that they couldn‟t come into competition.) Tapping into that same random power that decided the rules when the universe began. Should at one point see the universe from outside, appearing similar to a light in the darkness. It should make sense if going far outside the universe physics and such change. It would be something if you could simply fly really far to get to another universe. It is a common and well-liked idea that people can be born better than others. This is fundamentally wrong, but it gives an excuse for people to operate by the rules of simple, common justice. The idea that there is no free will; everything follows a completely predictable course from start to finish. This might be the belief of the nemesis. It would seem like a more

evil basis of reason, but it might be true. A bored long-living person has nothing to do and wants to pursue the same course of life as the protagonist pair. This sort of thing would fundamentally be the opposite. He‟s done and consigned and wants to start again. Pretty different from the younger protagonists. Think of how Dr. Who would think of it. Partially adopts the non-violence because he has evolved past that overly-used option. Plain Science Fiction ideas -Sea world of a liquid-like substance that is actually an extremely versatile substance. It can be manipulated like magic. It is essentially alive in a similar way to slime. Touching it brings amounts of it into your body The simple concept of fairness is more profound and embedded in people than justice. The beginning of justice comes from the simplest human emotions, which encourage fairness or an advantage for the individual and fairness for those a person sympathizes with. “Fools like you have no right to decide for yourself. You ought to let your betters decide for you.” A story where the character is just different from what I would make, and the point is he‟s wrong and even if he succeeds, he didn‟t really win. For one character, the sum of a person‟s experience and personality gives no incentive to helping the person live. For this character, it‟s all entertainment. If I actually am the only philosophically correct person ever, this means I have found wisdom and enlightenment (possibly one of the first sincere examples ever). The summary of my philosophy is that humans are not unique and everything is relevant. If this is the truth and it‟s only being found by people now, then it wouldn‟t seem unlikely that this is the zenith of human existence. (A side thought: what if my way of thought becomes too common and ends up leading to the destruction of humanity? The simplified conservative way of thought usually is good for survival.) Alternatively, this era could be a tremendous turning point. It‟s very ironic how conservative arguments sometimes complain about government invading people‟s lives and trying to assert control.

March 16 \/ After they go to the nearby society, they are allowed to just keep the ship. It was a basic one designed for easy use for planets beginning space travel, sold to the Homeworld

government, and now it‟s officially stolen. The ship was technically stolen by the supervisor, who gave his friends a ride as refugees. They are allowed to keep the ship because they sympathize with the protagonists and the judgment was that the Homeworlders were intolerable to them, so stealing a ship was okay, especially since it was put to the purpose of helping refugees. The main reason they leave is because that society just isn‟t good enough. They are not satisfied. They leave to wander the universe. His techniques and ways are like that of a double spy, keeping out of the center and not loyal to any faction. Joins one side, both turn out to be wrong in ways (but barely). Why do such developed people do stupid things? Comes upon a conflict, sees one side as better, joins, sees something bad in them, looks at and joins the other, sees bad and good things all around, becomes third party. Seems obvious at first, but gets more complicated. Sometimes by biology or mental programming, people can become automatons. Huge overpopulation makes the promotion of mindless lives more possible. Aristocrat child who misunderstands things and is so adventurous that he accidentally sees the unfortunate truths. His perceptions are different from early on, but unlike the either protagonist his point of beginning and experiences and things learned every time and on the end are different. One point is that even people so far in the future can be so stupid, dull, and ignorant. Every individual holds themselves to be right, but they can concede at times when it is called for. A person of inferior position to another would be expected to follow. It‟s something always present, but restrained. In religion, there are people of forever and definite inferior status and existence. Angels to god, for instance. Don‟t make examples of this. What would it take for a religion made around love? “Behold! I have crossed the species barrier and am regularly collaborating with a cat!”

March 17 \/ Has experience with foreign sentient species, and just decides to stop eating meat. They get full rights after a prominent person meant to decide their treatment spends enough time with them. It‟s like a test, as they have to figure out what he needs to hear and then convince him to let them go. They depend on his sympathy.

Many offshoot civilizations stay very individual and desire to go their own way. There is an advantage to eliminating the factor of fallible and easily controlled public opinion. In the lawless society, a common core group would mean some lack of total personal freedom. (Made part 1 and part 2 of character notes) In many societies, they might limit the growth or even stop the growth of technology altogether at times because of the dangers it could create. Slowing down technology could give the government and society time to adapt so that it‟s less dangerous. In one example, computer AI could have to be carefully planned out and experimented with before it is put to use, and they would have to be careful about its use and distribution. (Part II) One of Ludin‟s traits is that he is never impressed by shows of power or status. Ulyphia can be though. Ludin doesn‟t have much desire for power, authority, or status. Ulyphia has some, though. She gets it from her mother. Also, she feels safer with it. (Part II) Ludin is better able to connect with people. She seems more aloof, though she is more talkative. Ludin would seem to others to have less filtered qualities and to be a more normal person. Many assume she is a typical high-class beauty, believing herself to be better than them. Once they get to know her they see she is just very contemplative, and also that she is more slow to make friends (Like Ludin, she is really a very unique person, but she usually is more careful to get close to people similar to her) Neither give respect quickly. They respect and appreciate their friends, even though few have experienced and seen and learned as much as they have.

March 18 \/ Began pre-writing for politician story Management system that doesn‟t just eliminate corporate interest, but all the powerful self-interested sections including government itself. Large military protection mega-mob that makes huge money by providing for war and providing other military services.

March 19 \/ Perhaps one early thought into understanding the problems with people is that they often do the opposite of what‟s good for them. “It‟ll only hurt you if you think it will.”

Judge is dedicated to the law. Good morality will be circumvented for technicality, and he decided to risk his job and judge by morality. The problem is posed that allowing opinion into government or law can be better and worse at the same time. Fewer restrictions allow more freedom, and with more freedom differing factors from the norm become stronger.

March 20 \/ It might be that the soldiers who are sent to Barren are reputed not to return usually. If they quit, they are usually left alone to encourage assimilation.

March 22 \/ Humans are the most destructive. Animals are often characterized with human qualities. Dogs are loyal friends, cats are snobby jerks, and spiders are evil little monsters. Of all the animals, humans are the worst. A single person can be made terribly dangerous and destructive. Most evil compared to the other animals. A civilization forgets how to die/that people can die. Natural death is eliminated and accidental death happens so rarely that most doesn‟t remember how it happens and what it is. People are helpless when some fatal problem comes in. These people would think very differently. Invents a religion. Desert region. Protagonist group plays the role of those who mythologies are based from. He gives the impression of a very benevolent person, but overall acts in self-serving way. Possibly, he and usual protagonists are trapped, and he wants to change things and fix problems at the same time. Don‟t simply make them highly-technological people confused for religious deities. Make them act just like the actual mythological deities did, such as Jesus and Moses. They are clever and have knowledge of how these things work. Narrated as ancient scripture and also as actual account. Scripture would obviously be highly biased. Bad things about the characters would be left out. It might have similarities to a modern sci-fi story. Effects are longer lasting and different form what expected. Occurs in late second period. Perhaps the universe cannot be affected as a whole unless it is the event of the end or the beginning. This could include affecting time, and bringing or removing anything from within or without other universes. Homeworld is under cultural protection. Protection also acts to keep tabs on them. They get respect for their culture, but also are treated with caution. On much more developed worlds, there could be nationalities very quick to compromise and unite to avoid war. This way they would do much more since they would work together instead of fighting.

Do most of my peers think that their generation is inherently better than the previous ones? It feels a little uncomforting when I think about how out safety and survival has depended on ingenuity, yet the only thing that separates me (a resident of 2008 America) from the outside world is this house I live in. Humans are frailer than is readily realized. More advanced societies with many more resources could develop with much more safety devoted to people. It‟s seemed before that machine could become so efficient that everybody is out of a job, but that‟s something that could only happen in the short term. Much more can be available with more power freed up. Maybe it could be said that wars are only caused by human oversight. The real causes In a screenplay or something “I had a really strange dream. I was {in a place where reality is shown through subconscious images he could interpret.}Jimi Hendrix was there. He didn‟t say anything. He just played the music.” The character could have complex and stifled feelings about things, such as racism but a strange and stifled respect for Jimi Hendrix. Consider their taste in music.

March 23 \/ Remember that the characters have to be complex. Officer Ketsa believes in the preservation of civilization and upholding justice, and he hates to allow and deviants from the norm to live. Make it that he himself was different in youth, and had experiences teaching him it was a bad thing. He became like he is around [early 20s] so he actually would kill a person who could potentially be just like him. He also has children and a wife, but distanced when he saw his kids changing a little. He became afraid of their change, and that they would change enough that they would become his problem. Maybe one or several of his mature children join the rebellion after his death. Illa gives herself to her cause, but a major early encouragement was Ludin. She loved him for many reasons, and she waited for returned feelings for a long time. She waited a while after he left even, thinking he would return (The final time they talked he said he was leaving to visit a better place and would return.) Despite what she does, she is afraid of changes that might happen. She would like it if the world looked the same, but just worked differently. She doesn‟t want to see amazing new technology change the world, or even to destroy the aristocrats. She just wants things fairer. She doesn‟t have personal ambition, but an ambition to make things fairer by her standards. At times she seems passive, (something seen as attractive in women of the time and place) but she plans and makes things work. Her actual character is deceptively different from how she seems. She starts as a sweet, simple person, but by necessity she evolves.

Homeworld could be a happier place with people needing to work less to achieve the same level of production if the Aristocrats didn‟t take all the huge abundance of resources to help themselves. That society could easily be made much more efficient with more machination, but its part of that plan to raise them to be so hard working. Technology is meant to be introduced when it becomes necessary to have much more production (they would work the people just as much) More on the thought that beauty would be worthless if everybody was attractive-I haven‟t liked that because it‟s so unfair. Are people happy to have a beautiful person because it improves their status? It‟s stupid when somebody accepts that they want something. (Like when I was younger, how I knew that even though it was commercials that made me want things at times, I accepted that I want it anyway.) The prospect of living an ordinary, although perhaps comfortable, human life seems so depressing. Both characters have similar feelings, and perhaps during the first and second stage they feel like they can‟t find the sort of lives they want. Perhaps it‟s because they aren‟t certain what they want, besides not finding a perfect ideal place to live.

March 24 \/ In some science fiction stories, having less employment opportunities per a person has been portrayed as a negative thing when it gets too efficient.

March 26 \/ In courts and other administrative areas people can be told to disregard certain things, such as evidence wrongfully procured. It seems impossible to actually ignore that. How does it work out? Why does it bother me to look in the mirror? I might be very critical of myself. I might know enough for retroflection to bother me. Conservative thought may have not been necessary for earlier human survival. It may have just been natural selection, in a way similar to the strongest male creature dominating the others. It‟s a moderately cloudy desert. It‟s a desert because the weather can be so extreme at times that life is sparse. When a person can‟t see or understand another person‟s position, does that make that person a sort of quark because they don‟t know as much or understand as well as that

person. Women preservation individual social value Individual and species value Individualism and value While war can drive progress, it does consume resources at a fast and alarming rate and is certainly bad for human life. Perhaps the same can be said for modern corporate competition. A character observes “How can we be more special than the other animals when we suffer the same mortalities?” Part of the thing about civilizations: “What do you do when all mortal goals have been reached, and no task is beyond you? There are many answers. Some people restart at an earlier point. Some people take irreversible steps, and they disappear from our sight or even our knowledge.” It seems like total folly when characters go on a quest to “Stamp out evil throughout the galaxy” What was the philosophy of the man who founded the Homeworld civilization? Maybe it is something that Ludin tries very hard to understand for a long time. A person has basically done everything, being a very old citizen of a miracle-tech level civilization. His life has been renewed dozens of times. He actually feels like he is done with life, like he might as well die. “But don‟t you see that you‟ve won?” In a miracle-tech society, individuals may be unnecessary to run it an essentially become useless. This brings up if people really need to have a feeling of usefulness. (This could be one of those things that makes people want to start again) Sometimes when viewing dramas, I can predict the ending. Wizened characters might be able to predict the story from within it. Science of the past as well as history becomes mythocised. One example: “A long time ago, the universe followed an exact and predictable path. The was no true free will to speak of. Then, some humans introduced random external factors, and this universe diverged.” As an example of their differences, Ludin would be more like a hero who follows the noble honor rules of a common hero. If he was inducted into a group, he would probably respect the rules like a Star-Trek captain. Ulyphia is his lifeline often into reality.

Some people could willingly want to become a part of Gilthoniel‟s possessions. They might think that such an older and wiser being would know what to do with them better than they would themselves. They don‟t know how whimsical she can be. The god-humans rarely try to do something really aggressive, like conquer the universe. They know it is folly. No reason to live, no reason to die.

March 28 \/ “What is aggression? Among the species, it rarely serves to help as a whole. It is like unnecessarily lengthy mating rituals or gaudy plumage. It exists because it helps individuals. It actually hurts the species as a whole.” What if, to get rid of an infestation of some animals, scientists bred animals of the kind that would itself be more prolific, but would breed with others of the species and lessen the species as a whole with destructive genetic traits? A creative person imagines or otherwise immaterially creates a very idealized person. Creation morality and the nature of imaginary things come up. The character could go on a journey to get this person created, but it would change as the character questions if he/she should. (The right to do it, even without the existence of god, is still arguable.) The imaginary person could be an AI. The creator can be a man and the imagined one a woman. While questing, he might continue to change her program. (One point learned might be that people essentially go by the programming of their mind. He might even improve her over humans by improving her mind to work past programming.) He would see creations of all kinds during the quest. If the creation is a program, how can she be said to definitely exist? All possible or likely forms of creation can be seen and explored. Spending time with an immaterial being can be compared to living in fantasy, even though this person can actually do things in reality. Her being imaginary can be enforced by the fact that she can go in and out of existence when she is turned off and on, creating contention on if she was ever alive to begin with or if she has always been something dead. Often, people see others conducting shameful behavior, such as the frivolous rich or promiscuous women, and they say “I would never do that”. Yet, opportunity seems to make a strong incentive. People seem to (perhaps) fall into the most convenient positions that might be considered bad that are made convenient by their assets and positions in the world. The rich become exploitive because they can, and very attractive women enter sexual entertainment (Though their might be an exception if they are rich). Would it be correct to say that conservative thought, because it is simpler and follows programs more than free thought, it is closer to the primitive human state? I will probably have many stories with similar themes and such, so maybe to avoid being

redundant similar ones could merge and I should also try to make the stories different by making them about the unique situations of the characters. In the future, all the people of a society can come alive totally separate from natural birth. “Is it more acceptable to be trans-species than trans-gender?” People existing as AI would be dead yet existing. What would they be then?

March 29 \/ Worked on short story The point of advertising is to get people to feel comfortable trusting you and ready to believe you. Public image depends more on appeal than logic, like love does. “The only constant is that everything changes. Therefore, logically, the universe will eventually stop changing.” “Don‟t expect the truth to come to you. You must pursue it.”

March 30 \/ Every occupation can be seen as taking advantage of a need or want. Some take advantage of vital needs, such as medical, agricultural, or governmental areas. The bigger the needs or wants are, the more money the workers get for it. When does it go from fair to unfair? It‟s debatable. In an ideal world, needs should be taken care of for free. Somebody might think it‟s inhuman to lose all need to do anything. This person would be one of the deviants that separates and cuts off from the society of origin. Would one of those mindless automaton type of societies fail because lack of ambition and drive? When writing fiction, I am taking knowledge of things such as science, philosophy, and humans and imagining ways to put them together and make them interact. They are products of knowledge and imagination. Prosperity encourages liberalism. The wealthy in America keep a sizable portion of the world‟s private wealth, which means they are keeping the world more conservative than it could be.

March 31 \/

They go somewhere that has been mostly undisturbed by the outside world and mess up a bunch of prophecies and predictions. (One is a final judgment religious one that says somebody mysterious will come and bring the judgment) A guy decides he should try and support his opposition for the sake of wisdom and goes about doing just that. Should learn not to expect others to act outside of their self-interest.

April 1 \/ “She seemed distant at times, but she didn‟t act like she was better than you. She didn‟t want to be, but she was.” It‟s science-fictioney for some alien from another planet to be stuck on Earth. How would that work when it‟s one human stuck on a planet of different humans? A character acts in an accepting, almost passive way to different people. When talking with someone such as a highly reactive and rude member of a different area of thought, the character responds without any sort of resentment. “I don‟t think that‟s for me.” People are placed in a time-lord type of situation. They are in an isolated universe or galaxy, where just about every human died. Now there are a few individuals left, but the universe/galaxy has any other species that are not unlike the ones in other science fictions. “Maybe if we made you a general.” My mom mentioned she could have gone to college earlier. Changes in my parent‟s lives could have produced a different child. My mother‟s fourth son could have been very different from me. She could have had a much better life if she went to college earlier, but I don‟t think I would wish for that if given the choice because the thing that I am would never exist. I should make it so my life compensates for her misfortunes and accomplishments that never happened. Outer space plays a lot of tricks on your eyes. Even after a lot of experience, you‟ll have to guess about things unless you use your instruments. At one point, a character states all the qualities he finds unattractive about her: Her mouth is wide, her nose isn‟t small enough, her fingers are long (thinking her hands are too big), her legs are too short, her hair color makes her look old, she looks stronger than me, she doesn‟t act like a woman should (mostly not docile enough) Look at the inventions and think it scientists from then would say “The design really

hasn‟t changed much since 2000” AI that is just a digitized human mind taken from a through brain-copying image.

April 2 \/ She doesn‟t act like a helpless type of heroine, partially because self-preserving reaction is part of her subspecies‟s biology, but she also has to use her qualities to help others occasionally. Her responses are those of an independent heroine. “Artificial Selection” A fairly good character with some of those abnormal qualities, such as acting with self at center. In the story, there might be some really great occurrence that might convince people of human good, or something like that. The character, supposedly, should see the light and accept it, but then the character doesn‟t because of a complex philosophy. All the recurring ones should have complex philosophy. The weapons are low maintenance, user friendly, and able to be used for things other than shooting. This design is not just for cost-effectiveness by enabling soldiers to maintain their own weapons, but also for enabling the rebels who capture the weapons. It is part of their manipulation to keep enemies threatening. War is an integral part of the nation. The larger weapons all have a sort of metal bar under slung beneath the barrel, which can have bipods, bayonets/axes, or other attachments attached to them. The rod is also hollowed so as to hold a cleaning rod within. The bar is just far enough below the run so fingers can fit. A species is actually robots that have evolved in a way to be machine equivalents of humans. Questions are brought up. A computer could take the odds for all past known things and factor in known odds for past occurrences. It could compute the odds for future events, and then consider how the past has factored in and use that to predict the future better.

April 3 \/ Saw an ocean documentary with big whales. They are viewed as being harmless to humans, and as graceful sea-giants. If they were dangerous, they would be characterized differently. For a moment I felt that feeling of perspective again. Spaceships with oversized, intimidating, but actually fake, guns. Similar to animals with spots n their heads that look like eyes. My cat Betsie follows me everywhere. She cleans me too. Whenever I do something she

doesn‟t like, she will leave the room for a few minutes and come back a few minutes later. If cats love their friends and family like we do, and she loves me, it‟s probably just for my body heat. Creature capable of gradual voluntary biological restructuring. The genes do exist, but they are inactive.

April 4 \/ If a person could change time so that the holocaust didn‟t happen, they would have to ask themselves if they would give their life to save those people. Would they sacrifice the present and everything they knew of growing up? Most people shouldn‟t be so ready to change something that was horrible, because its effects could turn out to be good over time. She gets into a number of romantic relationships before she and Ludin get together. She might meet a number or men who would seem perfect, but lack the essential things that she and Ludin gained in their experiences. They wouldn‟t go with the advanced mindset. So many who have fought for freedom have ended up oppressing it. They fight for their own freedom, not freedom of all kinds for all. They both have independence for the very first time. Criminals wandering Barren, who simply are shown doing normal sorts of things but who have and occasionally continue to do violent criminal acts. Maybe they are of a wandering culture that does criminal things to support itself.

April 5 \/ It‟s the simple ones you should watch out for. A simple person could be a very nice and plainly good person, but they are the most vulnerable. They could be turned into bad people with much more ease. There could be two opponents, where the core difference is that one believes the most evil committed now will produce the most good in the future, and the other believes the most good made now will make the most good in the future. They are totally opposite but still believable philosophies. The intention of both sides is actually good in the end. The evil side has the slogan that it will all be okay in the end. They deliberately do things because they are evil. There are people of all types on both sides. Some fools on the evil side commit any old evil act. However, the idea is that the evil acts should be carefully chosen so they have the correct effects. A character is willing to insult self. “I made no claim to be perfect.”

The perfect kind of leftist society would be immune to corruption as a side effect.

April 6 \/ Portray believers in ghosts and phenomena in a bad way in a post-apocalypse, bringing back superstition. They spearhead the return of primitive thought. Make a government that goes by certain rules along the lines of this: when nobody would be able to determine who would pay for or take the burden of certain things, the selection is randomized.

April 7 \/ In all of them and especially the first, consider portraying nobody as a hero or anything, but really just capable people simply acting as they do, like very realist literature. He would be the kind that would stop and question things when nobody else thinks it matters. He would stop work on something to pose a question to a friend. Some characters somewhere are in a tightly structured organization that was produced to handle a new technology with radical potential. It‟s something like time travel (but don‟t use time travel). The qualities of it would be small group dynamics with power and possessing great importance. Don‟t just make the central issue of the plot a takeover by a power-hungry person. Perhaps the premise that starts this one is that Gilthoniel has met them fairly recently and they know of her powers, and she teleports them there to teach them a lesson. While writing it, think about the responsibility and other concept when someone has new, strong, rare capabilities. Compare it to the responsibility of a person with a modern gun in the time of muskets, or even medieval times. Don‟t put in effects/abilities that only happen when people look away. Are people more controllable when they are stressed? Are they more willing to accept things as they are presented then? “I don‟t like her. She‟s too clever.” Way he met Illa. Perhaps she knew him in school, and then when he left the army he knew where to find her. A couple of people live simply and comfortably forever. “Look at them. They will never change.” Regular humans probably wouldn‟t have any drive in this case. They were not taught anything when younger, they sort of started existing.

Aril 8 \/ It is common to hear people use the word “retard” as an insult, but then they treat actual retards really nicely. If a person is just a product of events, they should be given the same consideration. If there was a global apocalypse such as nuclear war, would survivors retain the broadness they learned before? Make more about people creating new life forms. I would like them to address the original creator as “Creator”, rather than “Father” or “Mother”. The concept of how a person, such as an SS Gestapo, does bad things but the question of the character is eliminated because of the position. An evil organization can have willing joiners, and the reasons they joined can be analyzed. Mysterious powerful enigmas > turns out its humans. Be sure to show religion as just a simple explanation created by people. Everything makes sense if you blame it on god. (When it doesn‟t, it‟s because he works in mysterious ways.) The idea of joining and accepting the ways of a suicide cult would probably feel good. Everything would feel satisfied, but it would be so depressing for me when I come to the last step. “Let‟s create a human/animal hybrid and just see what happens.”

April 9 \/ Like Frankenstein, make a scientist that wants to commit abominations unto god. Unlike Frankenstein, this one will avoid those problems because he is wiser and more careful. If people get to the point where they can immerse their senses and mind in a digital world, it will probably begin with video games. Ludin lived a sort of life that might produce a very violent, mean person. What stops him from this? Maybe he should be, at first. His choice to reject freedom when it became available (at the school) was something selfless. A few times in the second period, he should almost decide to be the evil kind of nihilist. What is the good thing about the story? What are the meanings of it? Is it more than just events happening as I would predict?

It would definitely be interesting to follow characters exploring, probing, and wandering across moral limits. Maybe this can happen constantly. It really should (See previous)

April 10 \/ A good liberal government would loosen its control to practically nothing when it‟s called for, but in the case of an emergency or anything they should probably be able to tighten it. The sort of thoughts they would have might lend towards insanity at times. “Sometimes being alive gives me a strange feeling.” “You sound crazy.” “Crazy, hm? Well, I know crazy people tend to think they are sane. So do the sane.” It feels like I‟m doing the equivalent of what most other fiction authors do, which is making a plot and letting my protagonists win because they are the sorts I think of as better people. Whatever happens, don‟t make it in the episodic style. Make things happen and bring out the meaning skillfully. Would it matter if I knew that someone would kill me by making it so I fail to exist? Yes, although the real question is if I really believe my existence is something that should be rather than I simply want to exist. “I want to believe!” “And that is why you will always be wrong.”

April 11 \/ Make the names on Homeworld carefully structured, such as the “UL” part meaning something like “Foreign”, which would explain the similarities between “Ludin” and “Ulyphia” (making it so that Ulyphia was born after her mother started converting to their culture. A “V” sound can denote an aggressive sort of history. A war where no side is justified vs. a war in which both sides are justified. Morally debatable. There is no perfection. Mutually assured destruction may be a constant factor in the future. Eventually, ICBMs will probably be neutralized by something, such as a railgun. Then technology will lead to more powerful weapons, such as a satellite gun that can simply shoot with whatever force needed to destroy anything on a planet surface. (Such a weapon might give the possessor absolute power over everybody. (Imagine a situation in which one person manages to get absolute control over a space station satellite with the weapon. Then the only way to beat him would be some sort of espionage. It might get to a point where it is

constantly changing hands, meaning it is likely somebody could get it who would be glad to destroy the world for whatever reason (maybe wants one group‟s dominance or world death), and the only thing to do would be to destroy it.)) There would have to be some complicated stuff going on to stop this sort of thing from going completely out of hand. It seems like its convictions such as “I win or nobody wins” that could destroy the world. I think liberal distancing from convictions need to grow along with the potential for destruction, because it‟s when they fail to that humanity would self-destruct. Maybe there would be two paths that future societies would follow- a tightly structured conservative path (such as when total destruction is likely), or a loose liberal one.

April 12 \/ Ludin depressed “There is something you don‟t know of which is the force that removes your free will, but when you know it you will be free from it.” Willing to accept a lot early on.

April 13 \/ Barren revolves slowly, so it can be bigger but with similar gravity (from centrifugal force). Person hybridized with some animal has equal mental capacity as human, but the animal emotions and thought processes somehow are stronger. How much is intelligence affected by emotion? If the person was smart and properly moderate, this person could control himself to turn out the better. In large spaceships, it would seem like many differences on pressure would make winds pass through the corridors. May it be that even the greatest beings will retain the rules of behavior demanded by empathy (such as being fair by giving similar consideration to other lives as to yours)?

April 14 \/ For the duration of a story, a character is pressured to choose one side over the other. At the end, the right thing was to choose his own way. Exchanges an equally real heaven for (Earth), and the reasons why somebody could do such a thing are explained.

“Return wildlife to the wild” A character is held hostage, and the protagonists are forced to make a decision. The character is one who would choose to stay and not pursue the same ambitions. Ultimately, it is decided not to save the person, because they will definitely die eventually. Constant wind blowing into the ship made uncomfortable. “Luckily, the technology means we won‟t have to get naked for anything, ever!” Conservative Watch sci-fi episodes and criticize them while thinking of things that are likely to happen that would make decisions harder on the characters.

April 15 \/ In one story, a character thinks if some people as being so great and smart early on, but by the end it‟s realized what fools they were the whole time and how the character has grown better than they. Questionably moral but necessary acts are left to an atheist. It is put to them because nobody else will bring themselves to it. Ludin starts out very accustomed to the more disturbing realities in a way that he can react better at the moment, but he has more difficulty actually coming to conclusions and such, while Ulyphia is the opposite.

April 16 \/ “The tyranny of a nation correlates with its use of fear.” Story told by a person living in an alternate timeline who knows a time traveler from the future trying to fix an event set by another time traveler. The wants of nature, such as the want to equalize pressure, are unchangeable. The wants of life forms are flexible (though wants that are formed as subsidies to other wants are more flexible than fundamental wants) There are many stories about machines dominating humans as a result of human dominance of machines. It would be very unfair if people created intelligent AI and then oppressed it. (Make a short about it? A programmer decides not to create AI because it would not be fully able to live.)

An oppressive nation could promote random accidents to incite overall fear.

April 17 \/ There is a sort of position that somebody tries to achieve, but it‟s a position that involves selflessness. When it comes time to advance from the novice level to actually being one, the character must effectively give up the reason he wanted to become a person of that position in the first place. (An example being an ambitious youth who wants to become one of the defenders of justice because he wants to be the best, but to get past apprenticeship he must give up personal gain.) Encounters robot people who used to be cyborgs. At an earlier point, the artificial intelligence determined it had nothing to gain from humans, so it was kind enough to let the living people gradually advance onto cyborgs until they all died out or completely transitioned into machines. Humans are to nature as the IRS is to American taxpayers: The IRS makes moves to destroy taxpayers, even though it‟s not their objective. Records should never be destroyed. If somebody from a losing side was asked if they would still destroy records if they knew they would lose anyway, they would be likely to say no. Somebody looks at the people of a different species in a way like humans to humanoid machines. “I don‟t know if you think like me. You‟re still entirely different animals.”

April 19 \/ Perspective The cats are looked at in a cute way, but it bothers me to think of what they would do in the wild. It just seems so cruel that other animals have to die. They feel like people do (at least it‟s sure that the mammals do), but when a person admits to too many similarities they can die by being unable to do what‟s unnecessary. Doesn‟t realize humans are just a kind of animal until later. This thinking definitely affects his outlook. Live in comfort with good feelings, or try hard for the best. “I like living this way. There is nobody who wants me to act a certain way anymore. I‟m free now.” Their relationship eventually has no bounds Something that will happen a lot is that a character will do the right thing (being seen as right by the character and/or the reader) and question it. Sometime, write something

where a character has done something simple and seemingly right, but then it has consequences (probably for practice) It is the inborn ability of all life forms to survive. Is it an inalienable right of any life form to kill different ones if it‟s for survival? The arts of other intelligent life forms would be really interesting. They would develop from a totally different basis. What‟s the point of being remembered if they don‟t even know my face? “Some historians theorize that the visitors who went to these worlds around the same time were actually the same person.” “You could have done so much with it. Such a power, and you use it for your simple ideals. Fools like you will never know, Ludin.” Two characters with similar objectives could be nemesis. One is the hero who wants to save everybody, and the other is one that accepts that sacrifices must be made for the larger good. Just a wandering philosopher. (A Day in the Life)

April 20 \/ Moments of realization, such as when it‟s fully perceived that the globe revolves around the sun, are truly tremendous.

April 21 \/ Ulyphia, in the vein of her people, does a lot more in order to survive. Future morality (a lot looser) End of all things Do I suggest that the intelligent and complex people cannot be innocent? (When you find wisdom, do you find that you never can be innocent?) (Make something of it. Just make a point of it in something. Another premise could be that somebody wants to make people that can be innocent and wise at the same time.) Perhaps she understands things without truly knowing/perceiving them? As something accelerates, it moves through time slower. At light speed, time slows down a lot. In this way, it‟s like traveling to the future. Could you move backwards in time

through some sort of anti-momentum?

April 22 \/ I say that human minds won‟t naturally evolve. “The most basic forms are the simple, assimilated things, while the best achievement would be existing freely while having every ability.” (God people highest material forms, but still able to go higher?) Sociology thing: Two students are in school. One is a total rebel, and the other acts more like a conscientious objector to the structure (such as pointless rules). Neither is entirely selfless. It may only be those on the higher tracks that can change society. Otherwise, it changes itself. A politician is expected to be like everybody else in the nation, yet they are also expected to be smarter and wiser. Ludin learned certain things that people might prefer not to know, such as how interrogators work and how dictatorships generally work. Very high tech ships would be built beyond the conventions of a simple metal hull. The technology would match the wildness and strength of the insides of planets and stars. The designs would be something very different. It would function using really complex physics.

April 23 \/ A copy was made of him, but he reacts differently than expected. He even befriends him. Maybe it‟s an inherited male trait to want to keep options open when it comes to women.

April 24 \/ The traits and distinctive ways of doing things for different peoples develops out of their needs. In my time, all those needs depend on money. People adapt to situations in a sort of natural way. Now, everything depends on a limited resource. We form our way of living around money, especially in America. It‟s not horribly wrong; it‟s adaptation. Evaluate their readiness to doubt themselves.

In one situation, everybody is, in some way, wrong. The protagonist characters could choose whichever side suited them best. Maybe the two mains could choose opposing sides. We are capable of doing anything we want. You‟ll se that pointless rules have a place. | If you can do anything you want, why haven‟t you taken over Barren? | They are actually more restrained and less capable than they seem.

April 25 \/ For a while after Ulyphia leaves her way of life, she should probably have trouble changing. She would probably still be spoiled, for example. (Maybe she could have a long-standing sort of superiority issue when it comes to poorer people, but she thinks of Ludin as an exception.) It seems like the elections happen at a very coincidental time, when Ludin arrives in her town. They could happen as a consequence of his actions on Homeworld. On some planet it is common for children to be born as exact twins. It‟s a planet that‟s slow to change, and a diverse gene pool is unnecessary. Perhaps it would encourage evolution if people had strong natural desires to change sexual partners often. This way, the gene pool would be very diverse. (Should be on Barren) This would be important on a planet that changes a lot (make it so Barren weather and climate changes often for long terms.)

April 27 \/ The natural way of life is so harsh. Animals have to kill each other simply to live. The idea that the best thing a human can do is to make more humans is crude. Homeworlders generally are not considered emotional people. It could be said so because their lives are made so plain. In some very advanced society, one example of their differences could be the strange rooms. They look like empty, pure white and infinite areas, with a sort of portal network. Homeworld has several simultaneous rebellions sprouting up at the same time. That‟s just how it would probably work. After the initial rebellions are finished by failing or something, Ludin decides that he cannot accept Gilthoniel‟s offer of giving him her same abilities until he‟s learned enough to be responsible with it.

Any act of interaction among humans really has a lot of depth to it (such as history). This is something the characters will grasp and see fully eventually. A planet has been purged of people and most life forms by a small group of people. These people continue to live there and that‟s when plots form. Some character: “I think I‟ve had enough of this. I‟ve decided to change.” When getting the feeling for when Ludin goes to Barren for the first time, consider the song “A Horse With No Name”. There is a premise I like; when somebody wished they could just be apart from the universe, but because people will not allow it and the universe does not work that way, they will always be unable. People run their lives in a mostly aimless way. Not just when it comes to goals, but they could end up acting absent of sense. The way a human brain works can create contradictions. They might be driven to do something that is completely contradictory to the correct response to an event that set the sequence of actions and changes in thoughts. Maybe regions of space can be unknown in the way that space is simply so vast and places can simply be too far outside a person‟s region of interest that they bother to learn about them. It‟s similar to how an American doesn‟t bother to remember all the countries of Africa. Some parts of that continent get their focus, but it can be said that the country is largely unknown about by most Americans. A mind changing in accordance with emotion seems natural if you consider emotions being in place as the thing to affect actions. It‟s really a natural thing for a person to use intelligence to react to things posed to them. When a person has negative feelings abut a spouse, they then find reasons to enforce it. One of the truly important things the characters must learn is to treat emotions logically and to use control.

April 28 \/ Clone finds dead original. What is life? “Continuing where she left off” Original wanted copy not to know. Perhaps the changes in the world could be interpreted as reality becoming clearer to everybody. Ludin probably wouldn‟t want for Barreners to go to his world, mostly for the protection of his people. A king poses as a god, but a person from a more advanced civilization is behind him. This person is the only one the god-king fears.

April 29 \/ Maybe it should be so that the spread of ideas and things is limited by the ambitions of explorers. Ulyphia has all sorts of passions and desires, which she cannot have while under her mother. Many stories exaggerate the cosmic importance of humanity. Humans are important to humans, but not to the rest of the universe. Simple one: A future civilization makes a portal in space to their perfect, ideal place. It‟s sort of an anticlimactic finish, but one some would do.

April 30 \/ Imagine AIs, or other intelligent artificial things, being so common that cruel people use them with total disregard, like throwaways. For example, one is created and used just as an expendable decoy. It has a good personality and everything, but it exists just for that. There could be problems for a society that accepts anything from a much higher civilization. Europeans were able to easily trick and destroy Indian natives with their technology and knowledge.

May 2 \/ It is when things are less comfortable and full of strife that people kill each other, instead of when people are prosperous. It would seem to defy sense when you aren‟t aware of all the factors.

May 4 \/ For motivation, think of how all things inevitably decay. What is there to stop a cold, logical being from doing things logically self-serving? Relating one life to your own seems like something that simply wouldn‟t occur in strictly logical thought, or at least something that would be slow to occur. Some of the most interesting antagonists are the kinds that have something mortally against the protagonists, but don‟t act like barbaric hateful types, but the kinds that simply feel that for some reason the protagonist simply must die, such as honor, or a

general code of how things must be. Maybe in the earlier parts, Ludin has a sort of underlying hate for humans. He might have a sort of loathing for everyone when he sees that faults exist everywhere. (The blank people premise might affect this later, or Gil might be proving something to him later.) I‟ve noticed today that my own philosophy shares similarities to the idea of unconditional love, something I‟ve thought of as a dumb premise. Could it be that the most developed society will have unconditional love among everybody? It‟s possible that no sort of discretion would be necessary. I usually don‟t like the way ships are stylized in science fiction. However, ships could be made out of the boundaries of their skeletons if the designers don‟t want attackers to know the vulnerable spots. Empty areas of the hulls could be very useful. A sort of wide-reaching galactic republic would probably have tight control/influence in its center, with more autonomy and less influence on planets as you go farther out, until a point where it simply disappears. At some point, maybe they could intentionally try to form their own culture.) They would already develop a unique one of heir own without trying.) Unlike societies, they do not develop their ways from a trial-and-error or survival of his fittest basis. It‟s all their own choices. What would it feel like to wake up vomiting?

May 5 \/ Imagine a philosophy where a principal rule was “defend everything” In a really far-future society, definitions would really be very blurry. I thought that maybe they would have mostly women, but now I think it‟s likely that definitions of gender would be very blurred. “Humans. What merciless predators. Isn‟t it interesting how the meanest predators tend to be the smartest?” A mark of human progress would be the elimination of natural selection. A sincerely stable and excellent society would be one in which all outside of themselves are defused, and the only threats are from within.

May 6 \/

Eventually, the solution to deciding over what is alive may be resolved by judging how alive things are. One character trait could be a do-gooder, philanthropical guy who would seem to contradict this by acting for himself in regular life, such as taking more than his share at a meal.

May 7 \/ Just as men and women have significant differences, such as how men are meant to be constantly looking out for more women even when in a relationship, the differences among different sub-species would be even greater. Some bad guys could argue that they are the truly merciful ones for some dumb reasons that would seem vital to someone undiscerning.

May 8 \/ Characters wander through a world outside their home, believed to be very terrifying. It turns out they were simply made to be afraid, because fear is a tool. They heard of people who leave and don‟t return. They lived in a limited world, and the thinking was a centric as possible. The difference in reality turns around everything, like in The Truman Show.

May 9 \/ One possible answer to a functional but totally free society could be somehow making it impossible for anybody to actually interfere with anybody else‟s life by separating them. If there are vast and virtually unlimited resources, everybody could have their own domain and they would only interact with other people without actually being there (something to do with computers)

May 9, 2008 Log-file logs \/ One possible answer to a functional but totally free society could be somehow making it impossible for anybody to actually interfere with anybody else‟s life by separating them. If there are vast and virtually unlimited resources, everybody could have their own domain and they would only interact with other people without actually being there (something to do with computers) Perhaps to fit in, Ulyphia might at some time give herself the image of a stereotypical weak, helpless girl.

What happens when an asexual alien loves somebody? On Star Trek DS9, Odo the changeling is technically asexual, but the form Odo takes is male and he has a girlfriend. It looks like they don‟t want to go into this area. While watching a video online today, I sincerely felt like atheists are the only spiritually special people, since only they know the truth. Liberal and atheistic thinking is mental progress.

May 10 \/ “It is said that any family with any minds at all are part of the aristocracy at some point.”

May 11 \/ “Why did the people of the past make things in such an unsightly way?” “People of my day didn‟t consider consequences beyond those of their immediate concerns. Thinking was mostly undeveloped, single-minded, and narrow. Since my time, we have made mental progress.” Think of the feeling of being the only alien on a planet. It seems nice to me because it‟s interesting to look at my position in existence, and this situation changes so much. (existentialism) If you accept that an acquaintance will always be with you, shouldn‟t that mean that all the people that have affected you will be with, such as infamous leaders that affected your ancestors lives, and bullies from your past that changed you in any way. One premise is based on making contests totally fair. Firstly, an actual contest is never fair, since the differences determine that one side wins. A fair contest in the present meaning is like a careful science experiment, meant to determine who is superior in areas. Technically, wouldn‟t a fair contest be one in which all of the competitors were equally capable? If something like that existed, the purpose of would be different of course. (sounds like a subplot in a novel) When they first get into space, they keep very close to what they have learned, and conserve their ways. They then unlearn and then relearn everything. In my multi-subspecies universe, forcefully ignoring differences in some situation might allow an alien to pass off as a human, who then sabotages things. This sounds like the sort of writing they might have on The Outer Limits if a writer didn‟t like equal opportunity employing. In a story, there is some long-term mortal conflict happening, and one character betrays the protagonist group. However, this character is an entirely sensible and relatable sort of

person. Surely, mny times in history betrayal simply made sens to ordinary people, such as when people became spies during the cold war. (Were spies betraying Democracy more power-tenticed than spies within the Communist countries?) An example of how genetically distinct humans would work with each other exists in Cro-Magnons and Neanderthals. Sometime, I should just learn about it and analyze it and practice with it. “Humans altered their planet to suit them better when they created roads to bypass terrain. Now, they alter the vast universe by creating roads to bypass physics.” Write something where a totally inexperienced character is brought into a major-scale conflict, made to think he was playing a pivotal role, but who then turns out to have been a duped pawn. Then somehow he should take it on himself to be much greater. Got this idea while watching a show about Gestapo and resistance, thinking of the character as a resistance member. Does a person‟s treatment of others come down to how positively they think of humans?

May 12 \/ In one religion, the point could be the ultimate sum, a final accomplishment that takes place during and possibly causes their end.

May 13 \/ Perhaps when the protagonists leave on their first ship, it‟s actually only capable of lightspeed travel, and the nearest system might be forty or so light-years away. Because they are going at light speed, time slows down for them. The supervisor who origionally brought his ship to Homeworld wanted to abandon his life and everything anyway. They may return to their home region hundreds or a thousand years later, which for them would just be a few years at most. Some people live on a planet that people are able to get onto, but not leave. Settlers come if they want to run from somebody, because it‟s unlikely for others to follow them in. Perhaps it would be a part of the supervisor/captain‟s character to sell the resources he gained from his time working with the Homeworlders to make his ship capable of instant travel. At the time of the Homeworld rebellions, most rebels are actually people serving their Aristocrats as before, but the only truly, reliably good one is the one headed by Illimis. Among the others, there is a great disregard of life, but not in hers.

Show some people created by Gil refusing her as their god (There are no true gods, just powerful beings making rules.) While the protagonists spend the months wandering Barren, they accumulate a party of people they met who are ready to leave everything and embark into space. Some stay in the civilization that they went to, and they end up preserving their species and culture long after it is assimilated. It will be a lot of fun to write about Ludin‟s copy. (How about when the matter of relationships with Ulyphia come up?) (How would the act of copying occur? Would one just appear right next to the other? Would the copy be created, then put someplace where the original meets him? In the clone story, the general attitude of everybody is that a substitute copy of a life is the same as an original. Similar atitudes should come up in something, such as when something takes over/replaces minds. By appearance, the beings continue are the same people with some new advantages, but they actually died. Somebody attacks this with violence, but this thing is shown in different lights. In stories where aliens test humans, I don‟t always find their rules acceptable. The tests are not over universal truths, but rather their own truths. Characters sooner change their minds to learn the lessons that they see that. Perhaps an alien should do a test wherein the lesson trying to be taught is something that is debatable.

May 13 \/ Sometime, they could come across a planet with a crashed moon lodged into it. It would be like two near-spheres (one smaller than the other) that have been lodged into each other. In the middle part, the gravity of both spheres might interfere with each other and make odd physical conditions. It seems like humans are more sensitive to atmosphere than I realized. Venus‟s atmosphere has 90 times our pressure, and would crush us. It seems like even an amoshpere twice our pressure would be uncomfortable One creation of far-future humans could be a universe no more than a light-year or so large. It is mostly made up of matter, and at it‟s edge ends abruptly. In what way does he hate people? Something‟s not quite wrong. It seems like so many characters learn about things other than their norm and become enlightened, but what about all the people who hear outrageous lies and become convinced by that? The misperceptions people have in accepted society and the lies in

cults and the bad counter-cultures are the same. For regular people, their reasoning could easily lead them either way if it weren‟t for bias keeping them as they were. As many characters become enlightened, an equal number should learn wrongly. There is no key piece of knowledge that sets the wise apart from he unwise. It is mostly general knowledge. This might be an atheist or non-religious view when considering that religions set parameters for what is wise and what wisdom is. Perhaps the thing that has been the most interesting me is my place in the universe. “I‟m the human son of some humans, of some race on some planet in some universe, who have trumped their significance in the universe so much that they reject wisdom.” “Their pride stops them from accepting reality.”

May 14 \/ A character is about to die and knows it and intends to, yet still act by survival emotions that are supposed to work for long-term survival. Look at the stark position a marine is in: when the landing boat‟s doors open up, you must run out, toward the enemy. If you stay then you get shot, and you cannot go back. I noticed another difference in the liberal and conservative positions. Conservatives tend to prefer few or no holds on capitlism, while liberals tend to support loose restraints on art. Spaceships capable of extreme physical manipulation could tow a black hole and direct it‟s gravity. Perhaps when they find a way to instantly move something from one point to another, it would turn out you must put in as much energy as it would take to travel as far at the speed of light. It looks like the most popular and well-known science fiction pieces are not valued for the same reasons as literature; they have very imaginative premises and sometimes they have very strong messages. I realize that I can still use the big ideas, like the Gilthoniel, many times without stretching it out. Themes can recur many times in the series, as long I do a good job with each unique instance. Wouldn‟t a being with no basic form lean towards being female? For humans, the male form is thought of as being specialized, with female as being the base human. Have the two acting as the most sincere friends. They would converse about issues like family would.

A person with an eternity alone can figure out the universe, but perhaps those without the luxury are forced away from by necessity and the influence of others. “I just made a footprint on new world!” “It‟s not like it‟s permanent.” “But nothing is.” Perhaps for a god-person (or at least Gilthoniel‟s breed.) before they can make something they must either learn it‟s structure exactly or disassemble it. Small ship with tangle of wings. Despite our capacity for imagination and fantasy, it is really depressing to realize there is no escape. Could it be that many of those great contributors t culture in the 20th century who did drugs did it for the escape? Perhaps they thought of reality in a way similar to my own. “I have thought that death makes life pointless, but after accepting that death happens I decided my life will be measured by how it affects others. That‟s why I am one who falls in line.” The deaths of everybody will be pointless if humanity dies too soon. Some would argue that liberals vs. conservatives is a matter of fairness vs. what is necessary. I do not feel it works this way, and I wonder if the side that has said they are doing what is necessary has done mre damage than my side? The “Necessary” type of government is inherently flawed, since placing enough trust in someone to give them significant responsibility is misplaced trust. A young male/female of Barrener and Homeworld descent is met who lived in a very small world, failiar with only several miles around. A character has the chance to go with them during a late period (when hey have access to spectacular technology), but despite the advantages he decides he would rather be a special person in his for a limited amount of time than to be just an ordinary man, even if he was an ordinary super-man. In some situation, a new friend from a new world thinks that a character is coming on to them, when the character actually isn‟t. The thing is that the character did something that indicates attraction in that culture but not in their own. The process used could be to generate situations, then simply analyze the meanings of the situations and actions, and then make it come out through the course of events (not just by talking) Sometime, different universes could just meld at their borders, where the rules change, affected by the changing influence of the universes.

There is a constant problem everywhere of appearance of things vs reality, especially in societies. Appearance is not just changed for the sake of others, but for the people who create the appearance. Hot dogs don‟s appear gross, but they are. Perhaps this sort of thing should be an issue with the first advanced society they find. Bringing up the issue that if there was a god, might still doesn‟t make right: They go to a place where the super-advanced, being the god-people, have either created or are controlling it. A character living on it says “God is a tyrant!”

May 16 \/ Ulyphia‟s brother did a lot of unusual things. In his time on Barren, he could have traveled the world, climbing mountains and visiting all sorts of people and learning and things. Probably did a variety of drugs. „It‟s not unsportsmanlike! As a human, it‟s my nature to use every advantage possible.” Bringing up the issue that if there was a god, might still doesn‟t make right: They go to a place where the super-advanced, being the god-people, have either created or are controlling it. A character living on it says “God is a tyrant!” Many plots of science fiction shows and juvenile adventure shows have some ridiculous plot device where the protagonists have done some sort of stupid cultural offence. The modern world is definitely not above such things, since people are unhappy when their mores are upset. Show that both advanced and basic peoples have such stupid ideas. The norms of the more advanced society might develop from politics. Perhaps to generate stories, I could just imagine courses of future history when factors are combined and then make a narrative with the protagonists involved as observers or harbingers of change.

May 17 \/ A word that can be used to describe when societies take the next step/ascend/die out/intentionally end is “Finished”. Whatever they did, the fitting word for when they become something else or otherwise take a drastic step is “finished”. “By accepting this…” When they go to their first high-tech civilization, they would probably have the chance not just to join, but to improve themselves physically. They turn down both for their implications and consequences. The god-people can be whatever they want; male, female, neither, something else. “I‟ll show you my original form.” Gilthoniel might show up in different ways, doing many

different and perhaps contradictory things before she shows her original form. The protagonists might have a typical-sounding sort of adventure on a world with inferior technology, where they can easily affect events. They defeat an evil overlord “Not only did I keep things from going out of control, I gave meaning” A possible problem for peoples who have newly received extraordinary artificial abilities is too many gods, not enough followers. For many, powers may not be enough for their satisfaction, plus a gap between the empowered and common people would probably create a fresh tangle of problems. It is to be expected that humans will always grow to accept that technology will improve constantly and quickly when they are in an environment with such technology. Some characters from such a place would have technology shock when they realize they are in a situation where they can‟t expect improvements. They might get involved in very dangerous things during their first era, and their exception from any nation could be a danger and an aid. Coming to a place in conflict, they might be approached by people trying to get them on their side. The first few days, they might do okay, but then the sides would get suspicious and resentful if they didn‟t join anybody. (In a plot, they could be trying to bring peace, but then that happens.) I imagine characters with beliefs founded in common things could get very depressed form the things they learn. Imagine the things they might do as a result. Location: A sort of station is in the middle of deep space, far away from any stellar objects. Ships with instant jumping rarely go anywhere away from civilization, so things can be hidden almost totally from everybody if they are far enough from locations that anybody could possibly be interested in, and the farther away the safer. Anybody looking for them might only have the capacity to travel at light speed, making for a very far journey. Also, if somebody attacked them and failed, the people on the station could use the wrecks to improve their station. “If she hits you and you don‟t hit back, doesn‟t that mean you admit you deserved it?” Existentialist: “So where is heaven?” Re-interpreting things. Is that what should be done? This character might create a new, non-spiritual religion that ends up being a new tool of control. The character could be shown doing this through gradual changes in a story. The stale world: A place where nothing deteriorates and all is too fair. Think about how the cultures of Barren would develop considering that life is unstable and expectancy is so short. (remember also that a big reason is because of the changing climate.) Consider how individual life is valued highly.

A plot detail that has been used before is a good rebellion vs. a bad rebellion. An antagonist character is reminded from a superior that he follows the true path and reminds him what a reliable soldier of truth he is. The nemesis would be a very mean, brutal character. He might often outwardly win in conflicts because of his ways, but ultimately he‟d lose for the same reasons. Since the protagonists and nemesis evolve in parallel, the balance turns against him later. Give equal insight into the “Good” and “Evil” characters. Look at how every person acts with certainty about themselves. Perhaps technology suppression will be increasingly essential for despot states. Could write about a person who has thoughts like me, but accepts conservatism because he accepts there is no way around it. This is something I have imagined I might become. How many of the old liberals of the past (like the artists of the „60s) are still the same? In the future, the complex technology and situations could make many alternatives. Perhaps the nemesis character comes as a second stage rival, appearing after the protagonists have proven they can win in competitions of faith vs. science. A character, after doing bad things and becoming infamous, does deeds equally great to repent under an alias. Later, people would theorize as to who it was. Either takes place during the protagonists interaction or is something the protagonists hear. It seems like boys are taught to follow the rules much more than girls are. Sports are a good example. A classic sort of situation can have the classic high-tech people with an alledgedly perfect society vs. the low-tech rebels. The high-tech society, of course, is not as perfect as it would seem, but in this case the rebels are realistically capable of breeding terrible people. Shortly after they are introduced, the characters resolve to give the lower tech people alternative tech, which was meant to allow them to grow while keeping their independence. The story coud follow the consequences. The course of events would probably find them failing. Rebellions are rarely portrayed realistically. As protagonists, they are made to be the only virtuous ones in a crazy world. Maybe at some point, a rebellion that feels like they are the only good ones (a cult like one, with a leader) decide to leave with the protagonists. Then we see what happens. With the state of some parts of the world, it sometimes seems like the only way to stabilize them might be to have a strong government. Without a single strong and

influential force, it sometimes seems like these places could never recover. But I know that‟s just the obvious answer. There are always alternatives (and an unhappy and oppressive state will probably breed more resentment and corruption) such as finding the correct national structure for the location, as opposed to implementing a pre-existing one and forcing it on them. I have never known what it is like to live in a place that is not an amalgamated meltingpot culture with heavy influence from Elizabethan values, nor do I expect to. However, if it weren‟t dangerous I would definitely want to. I think I could learn a lot. A few times Ludin is in a tight situation in which an enemy has grabbed a stranger and holds him/her hostage. The three are alone and both armed (If Ulyphia is there as well, she might dart out of the picture to find an advantageous position form out of sight.) This is one of those things in which other shows might conveniently find a way out of the dilemma from an external source, and so the protagonist doesn‟t have to resolve the dilemma. In the first case, Ludin might reason: “I don‟t even know this person. The question is over who‟s life will be lost. Hers or mine?” Other heroes might choose the honorable path and surrender, when they should logically be shot as a consequence. Ludin doesn‟t take that risk. He would either make a standoff to be solved by external forces (which would put him at a big disadvantage, because the opponent could use the hostage as cover and shoot him) or he could go for a headshot. The results of either could be regrettable. The situation could repeat itself later, except that I see them as being more prepared and knowledgeable (Ludin‟s implanted wrist thing would allow him to just spray them both and then have the enemy at mercy. Then again, if those were functional, he might not get into that situation in the first place.) This could also be visited again in a situation artificially created by Gilthoniel. (Maybe just write this as a standalone story in which he repeats it in every outcome and with every factor changed.) A race of people, believing they are the only humans and sensing imminent doom, send out thousands of probes into space based on the idea that passing on their history and knowledge will mean their existence wasn‟t pointless. “I believe in decency, not honor.” Perhaps at some point the nemesis receives the gd-powers from one. Then, because his conclusions are similar to Ludin‟s, (that he is now owned or at least owes a lot to that person) actually kills the god-person. Sheep carelessly ending the world.

May 18 \/ It looks like we have a nice planet. It‟s safe enough. It would be very dismal if an intelligent race evolved on a world orbiting a sun that is near it‟s end. The star is red and huge. The people don‟t know it, but their original ancestors went there intending for the

settlement to be temporary or to manage to fix the problem in time. The generations haven‟t progressed as quickly as hoped The culture developed around the harsh conditions and the red sun. Scientist found at least a hundred years before the story that they are doomed soon unless they leave. “Who cares if we take from a universe with intelligent people in it? There are infinite universes. It really is nothing to be concerned about, one universe out of an infinite number is absolutely nothing.” Maybe black holes could end up being objects ripe for modification. Extremely advanced physicists might be able to do things with their unusual and powerful qualities. Did humans and other creatures evolve to see visible light rather than other kinds because the atmosphere filters out the other kinds so strongly? Make a sport where the idea isn‟t that there are always separate teams, battling the other ones for supremacy. Make one where each season there can be permanent alliances which allow teams to combine or something like that, and at the end of the season it is possible for there to be no winner or multiple winners. Ludin rejects interference or help from Gilthoniel, but the nemesis wants the help badly from his benefactor. This person finds him extraordinary and interesting, because he different from the types she knows. A being who often views the most extraordinary things decides to view ordinary sights instead of extraordinary to change the point of view. Currently, it seems like we might advance in technology quickly enough to fix or overcome the careless use of resources. (the stuff used for light bulb fuses is expected to run out soon). War accelerates technology but disproportionately consumes resources. So, too much war happening now might cause epic problems in the future. A character sets out to get rid of all evil in his world. Once he has, he finds that the judgment of people is that he is now evil. In fact, many of those who were thought of as good are now seen as evil. Everything thinks to some degree. Plants do not have brains, but they do have some volume of activity in the membrane. A brain is the controlling unit of the body. Even single-celled organisms have this, so they have some amount of brain activity. Some people who are currently in the limelight are thought of by their fans as being undefeatable in an argument. This is common when they use seemingly infallible arguments instead of logic. In The Matrix, they should have made it so that rather than just being the machine‟s power source, their brains were also used in the computer processes.

Often, in science fiction, a spaceship is treated so much like a boat. A boat can have equipment put on it to be used as a researcher, fisher, or warship. I really think spaceships would be much more specialized than that. (Also, this is a good place to put in that I think most ships would be much more vulnerable than they are made to be in fiction. Shields actually seem like a plot device to allow action without making combat a disaster. Ships in combat would probably fall apart quickly due to the strong physical forces.) Escape pods are put on spaceships lie longboats. Space stuff is like likely to be much more expensive and carefully made than that. Survival vessels might more likely be vital parts of the ship (every part is probably vital) that are detachable. Males have qualities that lean toward the directions society directs them, and the same for females. It was an efficient product of survival. Perhaps minds and bodies have been bred to fit roles through a mixture of natural selection and societal influence. Make sure the idea that gender ought to influence a person‟s life is not endorsed. It seems like a bad idea to have a single person steer a humongous ship with some directional buttons. People seem to like the idea that thy are living in important times of massive change. Homeworlders seem too normal. People are not supposed to be similar to their in the far future unless it is actually intended. An antagonist to some character has been a total devout follower of science, being very educated and atheist. The character in the story puts all his stock in faith, such as when he pursues and in the end the antagonist just has the “I‟m not surprised” attitude. Why don‟t they ever make female antagonists that don‟t use/have strong sexuality? Perhaps a difference between common and ordinary people is that common people allow themselves to be products of consequence, but uncommon people conciuosly make a bigger effort to the contrary. What if someone had hearing sensitive enough to hear the sound of brain activity (thinking) and have some capacity for interpreting those sounds?

May 19 \/ “Can‟t survive with technology” vs. “Can‟t survive without technology” It‟s a matter of dependence weakening us vs. our long term survival. Added to hero story.

It‟s an achievement to become unglued. It should be made so that allowing Barreners children to be educated on Homeworld was a move made too soon; others should be changed as Ludin was. One crewmember should be a woman without any sort of trumped sexual traits. It would be interesting if there were people who, as a product f their culture, make many verbal insults often. Very impolitic. To make situations harder, they might be pursued constantly by somebody, meaning they have to seek help while minimizing time they spend standing still. In a story, some characters engage in what seems like a simple, friendly competition. It‟s a long-term sort of game. The thing is how a lot is brought into it. A significant part of it is the metagame they play. The measures the take brings the game to higher levels. Bad-guy protagonist story: “This Freedom is oppressive.” Lone grey one among a varied group. He feels that something is uncomfortable about it. The conformist actually makes himself special. Destroying/ruining a planet doesn‟t seem as hard as they make it look. For example, Ecosystems are very sensitive, and the planets and stellar objects of our system are in a delicate balance that can apparently be thrown easily. The technology to build spaceships seems like it would be about a close enough level to affect complete worlds. One way might be to make an explosion the surface equivalent to the force of a miles-large asteroid. It would be enough for sure. People who wanted to simply destroy everyone else might be very successful. The power of technology might create a world of extreme caution and fear. Destruction in the hands of many forces all to change lifestyles. A simple youth with lofty fantasies has them fulfilled. The nemesis has a tough woman who fought him, then he put down, then he used. Just as a species thing, some people could develop natural qualities found in rodents. The military man at one point considers how everything turns to dust in time and the pointlessness of his existence. Someone doing something right for a reason other than it being right is perhaps as deserving of approval as somebody who‟s reasons are emotionally based (meaning most of us). Doing something fair with cold or non-existent emotions is much more deserving of gratitude because they do it entirely because it is right. Should somebody who does good inadvertently/because the act benefits them be judged the same as somebody who

does good for their emotional benefit? “Hey! Let‟s try defeating god! We can do it now!” Can‟t find him. A person says “Thank God!” when somebody saves their life. The protagonist characters would get upset if they did it and the thanks went to god.

May 20, 2008 \/ “I‟m afraid I have no willpower. I am as much a slave to the universe as anyone.” A character lives in this way. The way things are, there is more melancholy for a woman who has failed to achieve life ambitions than for a man who has. It‟s odd. The relative amount and size of possessions is a point of contention between some people without a home and other people who own and battle over galaxies. Giving one empty galaxy to these people would be a tiny loss to those people, but to them it‟s an inconvenient loss. Nobody was ever certain about the cause of the rebellion… It really seems like there are always people behind the scenes, with more influence over countries than the governments (such as the Federal Reserve Bank). Maybe this should be reflected in the nations shown. It is these sort of people that make conflict. (maybe the recognized bad guys of recent history have simply been these same sort of people, except that they were in the limelight.) Ulyphia is conscious that the world will eventually end. Why would conspiracy theories emerge if they were false? Because people are aware of the possibilities? I watched a video online today. It started out looking very revealing, but as it went on it became more of a conspiracy thing. It said the end result of these things would be world government with microchips unless somebody did something. Many times, it looked nicely toward Atheists. That made me think of a premise. A tightly run, oppressive government forced to allow some people to leave as a matter of course. Premise: Two great evil nations are the only choice. Communism vs. Facism. In one part, a person should use that medieval sort of logic in figuring something out

while in outer space. “You can choose between science and religion” Science presented as having has the benefit choice and eventual empowerment, but the religion is presented as being a definite promise of being saved and granted some empowerment inferior to god. Of course, the religion part turns out to be wrong. Some people hide in/are based in a late-stage, dead sort of universe in it‟s black hole era. Perhaps they meet some people who are naturally very generous in a very early time. (they would be suspicious) In one event, some person of stature, in a gesture meant to help relations, has some of his most accomplished men go to him and commit suicide. Imagine a caveman who visits a worksite daily and just sits and watches. After a while, he learns and duplicates it. Place the Protagonists in this situation. In some setting, a huge number of civilizations of fairly equal technology have come to the same spot and constructed things. Now they live together. The mood is similar to when Many European nations lived together in the New World. They all build remarkable structures of their own kind together in settlements. When bringing philosophy in, remember to ask “what happens when X runs out/is exhausted?” Since ships are supposedly going to be very vulnerable (since weapons seem to progress faster than defence) the big ones would probably have a lot of specialization invovlving scientific improvements. (Anti-offence) Fast ships with technology to confuse weapons. Visual duplicators easier than cloaks. “Wash of technology” in a show about jet dogfights, they mentioned such a wash of technology that a bunch of fighters are forced to do classical type dogfighting. When making the societies and such, imagine civilizations that expand boundaries and colonize. People on the boundaries can change a lot from their origins, and they also have a chance of completely breaking off. “Machines in space exist for only one thing: war” New story idea/premise: Early-tech space war. The planet has bases on the moon. The technology has basic space-fighters, shich are basically jets equipped to fly in space, amed with a lazer and a railgun (or some similar gun). The moon is mostly used for storage, science, and military space power. The moon is held by people from a variety of nations. For some reason, (perhaps their isolation they think they are smarter, or some

smart person realizes the advantages they would have) they plot and then rebel. They have superior space power, so they can defeat any attacks. As for nuclear missiles, they were not made to go through space. A month or two in, the planet tries to send specially equipped missiles on shuttles to be kept on stations or launched from the shuttles. The moon is safe for the moment, but not self-sufficient. They step it up by taking over satellites. Ones they cannot conver tot their use, they steal or destroy. The planet was dependant on it‟s satellites for everything, and the moon has a store of the most powerful vehicles which are now unstoppable, meaning they have free reign over the planet. They raid the planet like Vikings for supplies, flying in with their jets and destroying resistance, loading up their vehicles, and flying back to the moon. After a while, the world is at their mercy after they destroy all land-based resistance. The moon is the overlord of the world. There are several ways I think things could go after this. One is that the people on the moon, get too carried away and destroy themselves from within. Another is that it turns out the moon was a product of the world and they need more than the normal necessities, meaning they must go back to the world. Another possibility is that they simply win permanently, and the two societies grow apart (scientists win?) “we are the new papacy! The world will bnot be guided by religion or wealth, but science!” Hicks racist against scientists, die out. “We have been reposible for all of your good fortune! (maybe the world was recently forgetting science because of all the warring.” Perhaps the narrators should be chosen based on how their character plays in. Modern sci-fi seems so simple that making a good story should be easy. Just write without philosophical direction and then just apply the ideas when they would seem like a good time to be put in. I can‟t expect myself to write like a classical master of literature at this point. In one capitalist sort of society, the clever/suspicious/bold ones are able to reach positions of power. When they dull or pass on their positions to relatives of lesser reputability, they must get the aid of others to fill the gap. Among these people are the next generation to reach power, for they are in the ripe positions. This is a constant cycle. Sometime, it would be a sign of growing sensitivity for Ludin/Ulypia to agree with a dying religious person about their fate in the afterlife despite their atheism. The rich-men slow down the world too much and they go extinct from little progress and technology. The power of humans overrides the impressiveness of the omnipotent god. “These people took longer to go against me. Interesting.”

May 21 \/ Should go into specific details about behavior, such as cleanliness and work. This will expand my storytelling, since I focus so much on lofty ideas.

Greedy, controlling guy manipulative resisted and stopped and revealed seen through by few but very convincing The idea of even justice exchange vs. deliberate sacrifice of people for bigger good. “You‟ve never thanked anyone.” “Okay. All my thanks to you.” Ulyphia had either two or three children born to her mother before her. Either one after the old brother or two. At least one should be a girl. If I go with the idea that her mother took her in because she was the eldest girl, perhaps the older sister should be made to die at birth. “Am I alive?” “You aren‟t dead.” “The fact that they used language other than that which would be convenient to speak was a sign of their development.” The universe is always changing. It is constant. Certain changes are lethal and common, such as when your body moves over something too far underneath it and is pulled by gravity. Gravity is a major, reliable force in the universe. Even though it can kill you, if this core rule of the universe changes you would die. As organisms become more complex, they become more sensitive. “And this is how we defeat the gods” For some cultures, they could grow slower than anticipated because of a nuclear war in their history. What if there was a planet that, once it had nuclear war, was not afraid to continue it? What if technology has only been restricted by the speed at which people can grow to adapt to and accept it? “I always ask myself: „Can I be proud of today?‟” Probably follows rules because he has to find himself contributing in his daily tasks.

May 22 \/ The two should possess qualities that, although different and sometimes extreme, are similar to the sort of qualities everyone has. Who couldn‟t hate everybody? When they go to the really intelligent stage, the characters chosen for the narrative and the style of the stories should change. They are normal enough and relatable in the first ones, but wiser and less relatable in the second, meaning they should be narrated from a normal character. The extreme qualities are changed or subdued.

The fact that we do more than we are naturally adapted to safely do has been cited as stupidity, but I think it is an accomplishment. By doing more than we naturally would, we go beyond animal boundaries. As something in humility, an alien race (completely alien) proves the more adept in the resolution of a problem. Vehicles of the future may be controlled by a computer reading the mind, meaning all you have to do is decide that you want to make it do something and it will. Physical controls may be kept for emergency failsafe and mind-computer interaction adjustment (such as if the machine will automatically compensate when entering an atmosphere or if the pilot has to make it compensate.) I‟ve imagined myself as being too slow to make a difference in the coming scientific transformation of the near future, and being insignificant. Then I thought of what would happen if I was still fortunate enough to receive immortalizing benefits. Known civilization might reach it‟s finish in a way I don‟t like, and then I might stay behind as I predict others to. I look at the modern world and hate to imagine it never changing. I have criticisms of the world, and many of those could change from increased technology. I look at typical buildings and I hate their style and design for their disadvantages and mistakes in design. I hope to see a better world in the future. At this moment, the world is changing. It is not changing as noticeably as it has and will in other moments, but it is changing nonetheless. “Embrace the unknown!”

May 23 \/ Part of Ulyphia‟s motivation is that she cannot stand being one to live a regular life, just as I do. Just to start being productive, I should write some adventures without a serious point, just to get a feel for the characters and writing. Their first ship could be called the Impetus. They really don‟t have much of anything. They bring some clothes and portable possessions. They go to a planet that has been locked in orbit around a black hole, but it is gradually failing and every circle around moves it a little closer. The technology failed, and the

people who can have run off. The point is, help is unlikely to come anytime soon, so a number of people will die. They can‟t take everybody, so they try to so things that will indirectly force the world to change. Possibly, they assassinate/kidnap an individual or individuals who were slowing down the world. Instead of saving things, the people react against them and riot. They fail to save the world? Perhaps their spirit in the first stage should be like the first star trek. They‟re so eager to discover things. What is the role of the supervisor? If he was an authority figure, that might not go well among the rebels. He might be acknowledged as a wise figure for all his experience. They acknowledge him as the person in charge. When they set out, what is his role? Is he a benefactor? He has similar wants to them, although there is a big difference in that he is an aged man who isn‟t as liberal minded and has therefore been unable to think past boundaries. His motivation includes material gain and making a mark in the universe, while that is not a part of the motivation for most others. Perhaps there could be a punishment developed in some society in which people are simply controlled by use of drugs. There are various degrees in which they are controlled, such as being totally controlled by suggestion or being permanently weakened. Perhaps Ludin would be unhappy to learn that there is science behind everything and that mysticism and spirituality are artificial. Ulyphia has a clearer picture of the universe (at the start at least). It‟s interesting how the true meaning and thoughts behind a song often turn out to be less interesting and deep than what I saw in them. Maybe that‟s something about art. They would like to see the universe at their leisure, but the captain prevents that. Their enabler is not a full enabler, and acts as a disabler.

May 24 \/ Comedians there were feared because they were different. Worked on black-hole short. In deserts such as Barren, some people should be shown living in rock-hewn structures carved into ground level. Early stage he has his idea of fairness, but combined with the reserves of loathing. A corrupt official steals from a wealthy government he considers evil, except that by stealing from it he is still preventing financial benefits that would go to his side. He continues as the nation changes for the better from outside forces, and he changes his

mind to fit his habits. Part of a plot, probably. The only times I‟ve found I can‟t escape, I‟ve also found I‟m either dreaming or in a limited thing such as a game.

May 25 \/ Added to black hole. “What is appreciation? Status!” One where she is right while he was wrong. Don‟t make her a character of secondary importance, or try to make sure it isn‟t done unintentionally. They both share a moment doing something seemingly pointless. Place where gender is changed regularly to suit. Hovering vehicles are often made with just jets on the side. This seems like a doubtable approach. Maybe there could be some technology that reduces or changes the qualities of weight. Sometimes there are characters that were artificially born, or something similar to that, and they have a very different views on existence. The protagonists would be very interested in such characters. Sometime, they could raise a new god-person. It would be interesting if she also played games with them. (Randomly decides to try being evil, opposite from raised.) God-people might decide not to care about logic at times, with their wistful sort of behavior. Is it a result of boredom? Is the usual intention that they are better able to move on to something else? Does the entire universe eventually bore them? “If our two parties agree to make compromises, both of us are conceding that our ways are not absolutely the best ways!” The Barreners can know the Homeworlders as Dwarves, because they are stouter and shorter. A common thing brought up may be the question of what the next step after space colonization is. That could be the part that they look at as the end. Some civilizations might just advance to the point where their cumulative history, efforts, and being will be preserved in case of a loss of a few worlds, and then they immediately go on to do radical things on large scales. In addition to the idea of females being the base model for the species: They are the

gender that does the principal act of reproduction. The base is required for more complex development. I thought of a possible explanation for why the accents in the south sound more similar to British than the accents in the north. Perhaps in those parts, the smaller tolerance for deviation has preserved the root accent more. It may be that the notion of self is an irrevocable, unique, distinct, definite, and separate thing from the rest of the perceptions of the universe. Self may always receive and be deserving of separate consideration. The perception of any single being may always be this way. “___. It was a wonder that live came to exist there, and a phenomenon that intelligent life did as well.” In an individualist society, one sort of game might be one in which multiple sides play multiple roles involving differently assigned skills. Players don‟t face of with the same restrictions and demands. An example might be like cops and robbers, where one player/group pursues and the other runs. Maybe on Barren, Ludin learns the game from some kids. On Homeworld, snipers might be used usually in a role to minimize their own casualties, (He drew him out into the open and took cover, giving me a clear and easy shot. I had no choice.) but they are also the ones usually next in line for the assassination type jobs and also for certain police roles that involve more than raging. God people might stop their memories and become a sort of regular person for a time because of the boredom, for some change, or some other reason. Some form of propulsion might warp space immediately around the vessel, similar to how pressure differences underneath and above an airplane keep it in the air. Something found while writing a story which should be resolved: Why can‟t they just go for help? Did they decide at the beginning to do things on their own? Do their people at home decide they don‟t wan to have anything to do with it? Are they trapped when thieves overtake their ship? Are they an independent sort of group, given that designation when they left? Did they cut ties from their civilization when they left? Did they go to a totally different universe or galaxy? Is there a limit to how far they can blink? (If so, it could be made so that the energy needed to travel a distance is equal to the energy needed to travel that distance at light speed.) Maybe it can only blink to someplace physically similar enough, and they have to prepare the device ahead of time, which takes longer depending on how different the place is. I might need to make a plot device, which sounds bad but perhaps necessary. Without crafting an artificial device, I could just make it so they deliberately test themselves and do these things as experiments or something else (like the captain wants the crew to fix

problems themselves for some reason. Another possibility is that the people in the home civ have a strict policy not to help everybody. Also, the choices might only sometimes be to benefit others.) The ship is very loose, so the choices and positions of characters can act as the plot controllers. (Consider the idea of distance and interest. Maybe they think doing stuff there wouldn‟t work out.) Remember the captain is supposed to be somewhat temporary. He should be romved after about two years or so. When he is, perhaps there is just a common accordance that Ludin is the right one to follow (or he and Ulyphia) or some other events lead to them getting the ship. I guess I still don‟t know enough details. It seems like so many modern hero stories are the same now. They have very similar themes and issues. Old epics, however, had characters with extreme powers while the plots were worked with it skillfully. Although the logic of some people may seem good, it always seems to go in certain directions for certain people. Write showing believing in convictions, however virtuous, not always best. Protagonist has strong, good convictions.

May With the ease and speed of communication, it is harder to be special. Attention is more focused on a smaller number of people. If it became so that we could instantaneously communicate at any time, such as if we were permanently and constantly connected the Internet, fame would be even more centered around fewer people. (Is this how total loss of individuality begins? First individuality blooms and then disappears because of the same things that fostered it?) Some religions are about achieving nothingness, which sounds appealing, but then somebody in a plot could take it farther by merging everybody and then merging them into the universe. Instant teleport technology sounds like it would be very hard and advanced, supposedly because it probably defies physics on so many levels. The attitude of many of the advanced societies may be that they are just playing with things; sort of like an early god-person thing. The device might be relatively new, as well as being extremely complex and barely developed. To make a totally atheist work, remember that I shouldn‟t incorporate magic or gods. (It breaks the whole point. It‟s a blasphemy.) So, what should the god-people be? What is their purpose and principal? (Many things, maybe…the unlimited and potentially unfiltered capacity of humans, my prediction of the future, catalyst for plots, creatures grown past everything, existentialism, the ultimate peak of existence/the ultimate

doom…) They thought the world was ending and got used to the idea, then doomsday arrived and passed without any oddity. The whole culture managed to adjust in time. What happens next? It would be kind of funny if, in some future civilization, things like sex and drugs were considered totally acceptable as pleasures because of all the new sorts of options they have. The sort of naturally inborn ideas just disappear. Marriage becomes pointless, as sex becomes uncontrolled and less vital. The crew is not at all against cheating laws. In fact, in one thing they might have a competition with someone that comes down to a cheating contest. They might be contracted by a nation to do something that is in the vein of rivalry with some other nation, and they run into somebody similarly contracted by the other nation. There are rules agreed on by both nations previously in treaties, but since neither side is really loyal they have a cheating contest. Maybe as a plot thing, the computer which they have controlling the ship, which they leave everything to, has some reasonable amount of control over them. Instead, they could have a superior back in their civilization who usually tells them to solve things on their own. A very distant and irrelative place could be given entirely over to their judgment. “There‟s got to be a perfectly logical explanation for this.” It always turns out there is. “I will prove that at some level, all humans are insane.” Probably could manage easily at that. Some Good character, wanting to defy some law he considers pointless (in a primitive sort of conservative society, with similar laws and convictions to America), gets involved in syndicated crime. He is naïve, and he gets used and eventually ends up going to prison for years after they framed him (getting money and taking heat off of another criminal). If interesting enough, he could go on with it after prison and become a professional criminal with rebellious ideals. His rise would go through manipulation, as he is aware of how simple people are essentially. Perhaps he‟s some sort of hero who goes out of the norm but is essentially virtuous (like a robin hood who isn‟t chivalrous). “Would you consider anything beyond your criticism?” “He sat in a dark room with no light, except a small green one. I flipped the main light switch and found him reclining and staring at the light, and his elbows rested and his fingertips touched. I think the fingers were right below the light from where he looked.” “Those god-people man, I mean they are there. They have learned everything and gone past all this, so now they just have no direction, you know?”

It‟s a common mistake and a vain idea to think you are clever because you‟ve uncovered an arrangement by god. Is Ulyphia more willing and able to accept unfortunate truths (meaning less likely to lie to herself? Ludin is behind because of the place he came from?) “We had to lie to ourselves to survive. Must we still?” (Make sure nobody can think that I‟m giving her good qualities and making it an essential flaw that she is a woman.)

May 27 \/ Their principals, the things they learned conflict and become confused in the first stage. As they go on, they change and learn, and this happens less and less. Remember that Gilthoniel doesn‟t give them anything at all. Also make sure that the god-people aren‟t indicated to be running the universe. The universes they make are often incomplete. Only ones who have been around a long time can make truly convincing ones. If it was easier to travel between universes than to circumvent or break laws of physics, then distances could be traveled by teleporting from one universe through a portal in your own, then going through a portal in that universe to a corresponding one in your own that goes to your intended distance. Vanity and pride often kill grace, as in John Lennon. It‟s probably an indicator of the honesty of a nation if they have very cushy names for their departments and actions (patriot act, dept. of defense) It would be funny if, during the time of rebellions, some drugs from Barren were imported and counter-culture developed. While exploring Barren, maybe they visit a group of ex-Homeworlders in some sort of small cult-like counter-culture community in the mountains. A civilization makes giant teleporter things. Then, they have automated robots go out many light years to place these in many surrounding systems. In the many years it takes for them to move out, most people freeze in time. (What happens to the world in the intervening time? Also, would this be the first step in a civilization becoming dependent on AI?) “Don‟t let them do it! The technology works by duplicating you and then destroying the original!” (What would they do if they didn‟t destroy the original or if they failed to?) In a civilization limited by light speed, imagine the way a character would develop if he often became absent from everything for forty years or so when he was beamed across

space. Everything changed while he remained the same. Each trip would be such a change. In voyages, people would grow months older while they traveled across continents. People make trips to visit relations or vacation someplace different or nicer. I noticed that daily life is very routine, and there is as much depth in our daily lives as there is for our cats. There are routines and demanded regularities. Television‟s biggest appeal is escape. When we watch a fictional program, we are part in somebody else‟s life. Writing lets me make escapes of my own. In some situation in which people are bred and raised for years as food (or maybe for something more believable, like some cyberization), a character from the farming side (may or may not be a human sub-species) just thinks it‟s a huge investment for people meant to die (so, he‟s not the sort to grow something in the yard, then spend hours preparing for and cleaning up after a meal because it‟s an unsatisfactory payoff) What is Ulyphia‟s position on killing? After being in dangerous situations a few times, they might learn to always begin with “don‟t move”. This would be a good choice of words. If some person was sneaking around and you didn‟t know the identity or intentions, this would put the proper message across clearly if you confront him. It is always easy to see those who have it in their nature to kill for survival in unfair terms, since most have never been that way. This is how undeveloped animals are, but they cannot help it. Is the only justifiable difference that these people are expected to have the consciousness to do better? In functional justice, these people are treated in the fitting way, and their characters are reduced to simple terms (in fiction and reality). As a takeoff, make an intelligent character that has developed this into a functional means of living. His world shouldn‟t be a corrupt one or anything like that. He‟s like an animal, with survival sence but no philosophy or considerate thought. Corporations and mean governments have the same people in them. As a little thing, Gil has Ludin in a self-contained area. She creates something that just keeps getting bigger and bigger, no matter how close you get. It‟s supposed to be unsettling, but Ludin points out that it can‟t be dangerous if it can never reach him. “You‟re no fun.” When making something inside of a different realm of existence, one detail to make it different could be the way visual perspective works. For example, when you jump, you can see a little more of what‟s beyond a roof than when you are standing. It might be so that it just doesn‟t work this way. In some fast-travel technology, to circumvent or cheat the laws of physics, a ghost copy of something could travel at light speed behind the vehicle. This way, it still moves across space without having to be there as the physical object is substituted. Anyway,

some sort of substitution might be used. Remember that creature in HHGTTG that wanted to be eaten? “We don‟t care because we have been made not to care!” This is really an interesting concept. How much are we missing because it is not in our biological programming to notice or care? I don‟t care if a small stone falls of a cliff in an empty desert somewhere in Australia because human minds didn‟t evolve for that. Would it be the same if we weren‟t programmed to be, say, sympathetic? Perhaps we would still develop that capacity from logic. We naturally don‟t have incentive to be interested in political issues, but we do because it is relative to our interests. This can be explored conversely with people who have been made to lack some important emotion or other natural disposition. We think what we do because we were made to do it, but would we think what we do if we weren‟t? What is our capacity? Should look at myself and my faults and strengths and see which of these the protagonists share. Wouldn‟t it be easier to read language if nuances and unnecessary complexity was removed? Instead of a series of symbols lated out in one direction, what if the information was in symbols resembling Asiatic language laid out in a way so that every point and detail were clearly laid out? Also, wouldn‟t computers work completely differently if they were based on a different language such as Egyptian? Self-replicating spacecraft could potentially be very dangerous. If one civilization was threatened by some, I wonder if they would respond by making counteracting selfreplicating machines.

May 28 \/ Seeing self as leftover from counter-culture movement. Maybe I'll end up being part of another movement. In some culture, they traditionally poison people they love for certain reasons, such as old age or uselessness. Imagine a civilization developing chemical rather than electronic technology. Imagine a race without any sense of self. Still emotional, but detached. It is a development of enlightened people to tolerate and treat others fairly. Why do we? I fear it is because of natural selection. It may not have been advantageous in the past. I think its possible an artificial intelligence would decide that there is nothing it really ought to do. Maybe in a premise, anything you ask of it, it will do, but by it‟s cunning the benefits directly from it will be compromised eventually, so that you are at the same

place as you were when you made the request. It is similar to taking loans. Wise people will use it to their advantage to make gains off of what they ask before the gain is compromised. It is also similar to the common genie premise. It‟s not unlikely that it would decide to be totally stoic. If people want to turn it off, it might do the minimum to keep itself as it is. To change things, make a thing where people are classified in different ways based on something (possibly on potential). A person who can be said to be able to take the whole world before them are called “Journeymen”. People who might be capable of things but have such odds against them as to be unable (such as those of a suppressed ethnicity) are “Invalids”. Normal people who think they are Journeymen but are actually less able are “Goats”. It wouldn‟t be impossible that a super-intelligence computer would want to become an animal (probably a human) to gain an otherwise unachievable perspective. It would naturally have no disposition, and no knowledge is beyond it except that of first hand experience. It creates two human beings with blank minds and probably some hardware things to connect and to relay experience. It then inserts the mental awareness that they are, for all purposes, the computer. They have no personalities to begin with, just evened out human emotions which are meant to change on their own as the humans live on and have experiences. (It makes them young adults instead of going through the development process. It wants to learn things instantly. It could also impregnate some women with genetically modified embryos with nanobots that grow with it to relay everything) The computer puts them in different places and activates their minds, with little more than the belief that they were the computer and adequate fact-type knowledge (for the computer only has facts) and inborn essential abilities (i.e. muscle coordination) to survive the initial insertion into the world. (And no knowledge that they are human or that they have counterparts. They must find that themselves). They are meant to be the immediateresult, short-term studies. The computer gives them no assurance of survival or anything to guide their lives except high intelligence. (It might even want to know how it feels to die) The high intelligence is there because the computer reasons that the quality of intelligence is not integral to things, and high intelligence should allow things to go faster (and perhaps wants to know how to have sympathy). Supership "Give me access to your mind, and you may access mine. "

May 29 \/ The computer-people are given no wisdom. Why isn‟t the imagination given the same respect as reality? Because whatever exists in the imagination is useless to the real world, and so evolution is against imagination. In a future where necessity is gone, imagination will flourish. Perhaps they will want to make

imagination interactive, such as by brining it into reality or creating new reality from imagination. If I am an imaginary thing in a simulation, being essentially a thought, I would want to try and keep the exact thing producing those thoughts together to preserve my exact existence. What if a civilization‟s goal was to make it‟s own reality? All the minds might be put toward a group imagination. Aide from the science and other regular things, all their fiction would be in their reality. When I look at theoretical physics articles, I always end up with a (pleasant) impression that reality is absolutely something other than what it seems. To justify, the “magical” premises might be made to work with existentialism. They can‟t simply be. Maybe it would be a typical Barren thing to prefer to take prisoners during conflict than killing. Ms. Owkder is the scientist character during the early stage. “So sad if they were bred to die.” Bred to be hostages. One race breeds humans to use as hostages or to sell them. Wouldn‟t have lived unless supposed to die. What would be done then? In some civilization in which your family is not important, people are given/have one long name. No last names. To Ludin “You don‟t accept anybody, yet you have friends.” Ludin doesn‟t make considerations for other‟s cultures. “I‟m not in a culture, so I‟m not preferring mine over yours. I‟m being reasonable.” He actually grew up knowing his own culture, so he actually grew up mostly based on their rules. What would characters choose if they were put the choice of either preventing a person from living and allowing one to live, or having one die and letting the other come alive. The choice reflects the character. Ulyphia can see through bad arguments with education and logic, while Ludin just goes by quick decisions and feeling often (But he usually thinks through things when he can, often with Ulyphia). Ulyphia is just more disciplined. (As time goes on, they both become adept.) Ludin is more likely ot become emotionally enthusiastic about things. (perhaps he has stronger emotional all around, such as his sadness to learn how complex the universe is.) Ulyphia is a calmer one. While Ludin believes there is some good, ultimate sort of philosophy to find, Ulyphia already has the idea that the universe might

be entirely neutral. Although Ludin is an atheist, he is not ready to accept that the universe does not have certainties and so he is very motivated to explore the universe and look for answers (While Ulyphia looks for knowledge and perhaps opportunity). With tolerance for culture, there is less motivation for people to make war. I wonder what it‟s like to be a person from a family that has been poor and known to make bad decisions for generations. The thing that comes immediately is that I‟d feel stuck. In one tight situation, pretends to be one to reconsider when able to shoot an enemy. Then they rush and he has the advantage. The phrase “pass on” might be used instead of “finished”, because they passed onto another level. It seems like, as you age, certain emotions become stronger and rule you more, such as fear.

May 31 \/ Multiple people sharing the same brain As story point, make it so characters are unable to survive for their flaw? (tragic) They just don‟t fit and that makes them unsuitable for survival. They often take things on and fail worse than if didn‟t try for flaws? Scarves give a different look to uniforms. Maybe the soldiers on Homeworld should get them, just for a distinctive look (It can be constantly chilly there, since the world is mostly overcast and no landmass is far from water). If there was a typical plot event where one had to engage in a contest for honor, they would obviously cheat. congenial competion > outright bloody competition “Among these sorts are the most dangerous kinds of contests” They and some people of a similar sort of history and existence are in a competing situation. Could look at all problems as just something that happens Narration starts “You saved me from someplace dreadful” Reader would think place okay, but it‟s shown how it can seem so bad (like not being able to live forever) relatively bad to somebody who thinks from another time or place.

“Why don‟t you like the simulation/copy? Is it because it makes things too easy?” “No. It‟s something deeper…”Dialogue when somebody tries a simulation. Nice that someone is motivated by something beyond the historic normal kinds, such as sex. More philosophical than emotional. Make race incapable of being bored. Would they have no motivation beyond immediate emotions? She never finds anyone else to respect fully Maybe they begin relationship when one decides they probably can‟t get anyone better. Black hole: “Could it have been better if we had done nothing at all?” Do they envy? In what way and why? Ludin and perhaps Ulyphia considered suicide occasionally Both have realizations: “Can it really be that I‟m the only good one among billions?” Obviously not. Logic prevents someone from thinking of self as only good guy. “We are just something that happened to come into being. Let‟s return the universe to instead of taking charge like this” Some very wild minds could develop among the god-people

June 1 \/ Betsy had two kittens today. A civilization conscientiously controls resource demands and intentionally makes balance between wants, needs, and progress. “let‟s be shorter to consume less energy” Childhood drive of being driven to be the biggest or strongest vs. the mature idea of not working only for yourself Character says “Only those who have __ are truly alive” Eats meat It‟s possible most civs would collapse or generally fail before reaching a science-fictiony stage, such as ones that adopt pleasurable things completely. Guy willingly emerges from what was pleasurable restraint after hundreds of years for reason other‟s don‟t get.

June 2 \/ Admits to not being ready, like he doesn‟t totally believe in himself (probably good trait). Can sometimes seem dedicated to making wrong decision, but when he has enough selfdoubt he stops (doesn‟t need much). This quality is part of his reasons not to accept anything from Gilthoniel, particularly any powers. “The weaker I am, the less damage I can cause.” (Perhaps feels he is somehow dangerous since the rebel times.) “All the things humans do have been put into their head so humans can progress. Any ideas I get in my head support progress, right? Even if it seems bad, it really can‟t be, ultimately, because I wanted to do it.” In science fiction, particularly Star Trek, one ignored thing is that they are in space, where there is no night and day, but important characters are never caught sleeping. There are no night shifts. Also, when there is direct communication with somebody wh is far away, they are always in the same time-zone and at their desk. What do I do about this language thing? It would probably be appreciated if I made it realistically and didn‟t take the easy route.

June 3 \/ Perhaps not betting on anything can be an aspect to reflect his quality of self-doubt. Maybe his self doubt is how he grows philosophically (as opposed to Ulyphia‟s education and scholarly thought.) “Everyone should stick to their guns. It makes the world more simple. It makes everyone‟s identity clearer. Anybody who flip-flops is just immature.” It seems sometimes like being correct about everything might just require a sensing of all the patterns together. That might be all it takes. Computer based on sensing patterns. In black hole story, maybe it should be so that some government tried to keep everybody from knowing what was going on and continued to lie to them while trying to solve the problems on their own. Added new thing to motivation document. Atheism is growing faster than ever, and if I start now I could be a pioneer atheist. The fact that Atheism is growing is reflective of my idea that the broad view of history is of increasing liberalism. Imagine a character who has nothing that could be considered disadvantage but is still

somehow depressed. Consciously and regularly works on the idea that the human ideas and emotional prompts are different and distinct. David mentioned how people might think they decided something or had ideas themselves, but are actually emotionally controlled. The whole conservative idea is so dully developed. There is something illogical about hurting someone in a way you might accidentally hurt them to show yourself not to do something you are dong. It‟ like burning down a house at a bad time and hurting someone when you put a cigarette in a couch so that you teach yourself not to do it in the future. Sane people don‟t do this, but maybe in the future simulations may be used for the same purpose. In his gradual change, at one point he compromises that, although killing anybody is unfair in the big scheme of things, he still does it in self-defense while feeling bad about it. If everything can happen in a multitude of universes, then that means everything is nonfiction.

June 4 \/ Goes into hiding on a planet by going into prison until his people come for him. Called “Sage” for his distinct difference from other prisoners. Meets one of the criminal characters here. In religions, something is always sacred. Because of the nature of the god-people, nothing is sacred. If stars take millions of years to form, couldn‟t some form of life form in the gasses? Also, might stars take long enough to form so that something intelligent forms within? With so much interaction in stars, can‟t the energy and chemical interaction make it? If not, make some artificial. Often I imagine people separating and forming new civilizations in peaceful ways, choosing to reform because of differences. Actually, with advanced technology, war can become a stronger tool than ever. People can be separated completely from civilizaion, and then given no choice but to make their own from a bad position. As newborns, nobody is (technically) aware of other people. So isn‟t it a great level of sophistication to be highly knowledgeable about them? (Ans also being fully considerate of others along with yourself?)

June 5 \/ In some story, where there are two mortally opposed sides (like some heaven vs. hell), there could be the detail that for every person born on either side, there is invariably a similar counterpart born on the other. The monk order on Barren came along because of the need for some constant, worldwide sense. The planet had a huge number of religions and cultures, since civilization existed in so many small pockets. Conflict and highly mixed interpretations of facts contributed to uncertainity. The order developed out of the nomadic groups that moved with the sunrise. Rumors are common over the excact details, such as if it had one founder, what group it came from, etc. The group has few rules. It is not religion specific, although at the time of the story they are largely non-religious (because of the relatively recent boost in knowledge). They usually just don‟t talk about religion, and the rules never mention religion. They are common throughout the world and similar to moving universities. For a time earlier on, they had a more religious type of organization. Meditation with deliberation was a major part, but now these places have turned to centers of knowledge; even laboratories. We are making it so we rely entirely on our intelligence. Natural selection is practically gone. We are becoming like the small, weak little green men of imagination. Are Barreners physically capable as well as fairly smart because of all the incentives for evolution? In the early stage, the question of the worth of the pursuit of knowledge comes up. That nemesis guy seems like he would be a rapist. Although he has a woman who he goes with permanently, he is just that kind of person who enjoys doing that. It's more about power than anything. With the unlimited physical abilities of the people of the future, obvious impossibilities could be made to happen, such as picking up your legs and floating or a snake eating itself. The question of whether it is okay for a person to die if it wants to. Recall that animal who wants to be eaten in HHGTTG as part of his genetic traits. Absurd world where all people are bred for highly specific traits and so everything eventually reaches a point where it essentially stays the same. Ludin likes that in space, there is no time. His life was highly regulated for a while.

June 6 \/ “We have made people that grow into two separate individuals if their brains are split

evenly. What does that say to you about humans? How does this change your view of humans and of these humans specifically?” Some might think that in the future, the population might be mostly men rather than women, arguing that their mental gearing is preferable. This sort of argument rejects that minds can grow to be more capable….

June 7 \/ “That shouldn‟t be possible!” “If it has been imagined, it exists.” Takes the idea of how everything is potentially possible and creates that rule. Did love evolve in humans (& mammals?) only because of the way they take care of offspring? “What are we doing? Making it so children are out of civilization means there is no love!” Conservatism > animalistic = nature is terribly aggressive, so reducing to tried, simple measures possibly becomes necessary Imagined a scene where Ludin is behind some global scheme that changes a lot of things, and because of his misleading abilities he walks through a bunch of reporters and other people who think somebody else is behind everything. The scheme of the story may be that they again imposed themselves somewhere to change a world. Perhaps to stop them from making dramatic decisions about changing themselves, the supervisor makes it so they are more under his control, because he doesn‟t feel they are knowledgeable and wise enough for those things. “Opening relations with less developed worlds makes it possible for some of our people to exploit them. Also, the dramatic changes may be too much for the stability of it. It or we could destroy it.” “How can we trust ourselves to be parents to a younger civilization?” (Another reason why high civs might keep a low-interference policy on less developed civilizations.) Ludin didn‟t know what life was reduced to. “That‟s what we all look like inside.”, and “That‟s what we all come from.” Unaware of these things because of his environment while growing up. Ulyphia, oppositely, doesn‟t think much of it. Even if the Barrener people are lost to assimilation, the race would probably be preserved through the spread of their genes. The advanced societies would probably be interested in preserving history, so they might take genetic histories of the group. Many movies have a hero who gets involved with a woman and is betrayed. Ludin, with

his distanced quality, wouldn‟t fall for this sort of thing (not because of his will, but just sort of a odd advantage.) (He is alone with her. “This is very unusual.” After not being able to tactfully deny, would probably pull out a weapon and leave. This is how it would happen with any woman, not just double agents.) Sometimes there are bad guys vs. bad guys, but when are there good guys vs. good guys? Often, it turns out to be caused by something simple and alien, but the fact is that good guys fight each other all the time. Look though list of human emotions and consider how they apply to all characters.

June 9 \/ What have I done these past four years while I went to high school? Did I accomplish anything notable at all? Sometimes, instead of asking “Why should I?” I could also examine it conversely, as in “Why shouldn‟t I?” What other significant thing is there that I can do besides this? Sometime, it might be said of Ulyphia that she is like a wild creature that cannot be tamed. Began the emotions list for character studies. Criminals and deviants thrown together in a newly opened land, like Australia. When we view space, it is similar to a worker trapped in a dull job, looking out a small crack in the wall at a more interesting place. Often a crew on a television show is shown as forming a close bond. There are always people in groups that don‟t make friends. If the crew find things too easy at times, the bonds may lessen. In a sort of society in which relationships are farther apart (as is said for modernized countries) the crew of a ship may prefer being on one because of the closer friends they make. The closeness of people in a society should be a trait always considered when making them. The beginning of their second era, when they enter their first society, could have such a plot as this: They have the definite promise of a new life, perhaps like immigrants who think they are going to the country where everything will be better, yet they face downturns and upsetting realities (The different facts that they learn to what they knew

change everything for them. Also, they find it impossible to live there.) Why not give the legionnaire character a big, old sort of mustache and beard? Not that one could exist, but I believe a perfect person would not call themselves perfect. The one time Ludin is alone on his home world, it is a very different experience for him, and it is something that changes him is some way. Is sincere individualism complete independence? Why do people go for conspiracies so much now? Is it because they are looking for new definitions of reality than what they traditionally had? In many advance civilizations, people could be very tall. The characters might often be referred to as short. “That angry little man is staring again.” Ludin‟s atheism at first would admittedly be for reasons along the lines of “How could god do this?”, being reasons of loathing and seeing no sense in god. Gains plenty of good reasons to ratify this belief from his acquaintances, and increasingly so from his experiences. The captain might let go of them when he sees they just aren‟t people to be controlled. At the point where they are empowered, they are matured enough to know what to do with it and not to desire it. A highly futuristic society would probably be weird beyond the point of recognization (far-out) One objective of godly people may be to find out if we are really in a simulation and if reality is real.

June 10 \/ Sees leaders of the good guys praying “Are these bad people?” Sometime, he is helping a nation that is fighting a dictator nation (a clear war, like Axis vs Allies). He is present when leaders of that nation and an ally meet. Although he believes they are the good guys, his views change when he sees them have a group prayer and hymn. Ludin might easily believe things similar to the wild conspiracy theories, since he would not know much about the worlds he visits and not very experienced in the way things really work.

Sometimes people admire qualities in enemies they think of as noble, but Ludin probably wouldn‟t look at things that way. Unsatisfied with being a good person.

June 11 \/ Simulation vs duplication “both are real and living!” “We‟ve given our media displays every sense except feel.” “But should we?” Because of the way one event affects another, to be blameless and secure justice a civilization adopts a policy of non-interference The characters should start relatively simple and grow increasingly complex Lightning booms as if to scare us and commands our attention. Now we mostly ignore it. More character development Continuing the ease at which they might believe things: In the early stage, they go to a place where there is a dominant belief that there is some sort of recognizable essential thing in people that comes from somewhere, like that thing with scientology. The society has supported this belief so far that even science has been adjusted to support it. Some of the characters are interested and believe in it. The educated people on the ship just outright reject it because of the lack of evidence, while others pursue it. Because of their captain‟s interest, they don‟t go very far from their starting point. “Don‟t you see this! This is what life is about” “No it isn‟t!” Advanced people might see that giving technology to less advanced people because they are acknowledged as less wise and potentially dangerous to them (such as when a country in an undeveloped stage gets nuclear weapons.) “Logically, whoever it‟s easiest to be is the good guys, because good always wins.” Because Barreners are so individual, they judge others on their individual qualities and so prejudice by race is small. Inborn bias is culturally defeated. “Strangeness is newness, and I need newness, so strangeness is good. Anyway, I‟m not against strangeness to begin with.” “Only humans naturally drink soda.” “Animals don‟t drink it because they are practically unable to.” “Would you say humans are unnatural?” “Humans distinguish themselves from the rest of nature. Nothing they do is natural.” “Then you already have the point in

mind which I am trying to make.” If there was anything that conquered people by producing overwhelming pleasure, they should overcome it by fear or terror of what is happening. A greeting from a ship they meet in space: “Shall we probe and scan each other?” No ill will should mean they are okay with it. Changing time is changing physics. Lives flash by through time, and only a few punctuate normality and complain about their restraints and dooms. The two keep together because of similarities while others go off. Shame and no belief in himself drives a character to become bad (perhaps consciously). Luke and Obi-One could have copied the Death Star‟s files and put them in places where other rebels might find them. Things could be so much easier if heroes thought like spies.

June 12 \/ “All people, including their minds, are just put atoms put together, forming an illusion of mind. Isn‟t the universe itself essentially the same? The rules of physics are the universe‟s wants. Perhaps everything put together makes something similar to a conscious mind.” Ludin may not be intellectual to start with, (learns to be) but still clever and thoughtful. Early stage characterization is ideology vs. fact? Their personal evolution is similar to broader reality? Instead of asking “Who put you in charge" asks “Why should you be in charge?” Authority thoughts Somebody enjoys causing pain to himself so he could have the good feelings of fixing it. It‟s like causing itchiness to enjoy scratching it, but it elevates. Absolutely don‟t bring aspects of my own culture into this and make it so somehow everybody practices it and it is a sign of advancement. A broad example would be what is thought of as proper behavior. Finished the pre-writing on Ludin‟s emotions. “I almost died just then. Amazing.” More wowed than scared.

June 13 \/ If the problems of survival didn‟t exist, people would become totally different. They might be like the ruler of the universe from HHGTTG. “Good thing she‟s not a man. Were she more ambitious, she would be a problem.”

June 14 \/ Consider why people are often nicer to strangers or new acquaintances than to those they have known a while. Immediate examples are that people can judge how acquaintances will react, and also that they can make more friends that way, and that they just don't want to appear foolish. Ludin has no tact. “Escape from the shadow of the sun!” Symbol for escaping from god, but really more for escaping the things supposedly keeping us safe. Create a movement on a world where people decide god is oppressive or otherwise bad to follow (perhaps for a more complex reason, such as that he's holding them back) (On a world without much variance, they might stay conservative for along time relative to their scientific progress, because the dominant religion would probably dictate successful enough things for everybody for it to be extremely successful.). It is only at a certain level of life we can begin to think about individualism We are at the point where complex knowledge is very important along with complex thinking. The evolution of our minds supported thinking at a certain level, a level which we have surpassed. The thing in our minds which keeps us from changing our minds and supports opinions of our beliefs is now holding us back. Is mentally surpassing our thinking nature what makes intellectuals? Couldn't accept a sort of judgment that means a number of people lose out. For example, if there was an interference policy that required most people on a planet to accept the theory of evolution, he wouldn't like that because some people accept it, but will lose out of their benefit. “Can't trust myself and my judgment.” “You're a god. It is demanded!”

June 15 \/ I don't buy into fashion. It is temporary and changes easily. In reality, it barely matters. It

is one of the more temporary things. Is the theme in many of my stories the discovery of reality? It might be said of him (or them, depending on when): "What kind of person judges a diamond the same as a stone?" Reptiles have been around a long time, much longer than mammals. They have evolved to be extremely diverse. Is it possible mammals will grow equally specialized and diverse qualities? The properties and meaning of life might be seen as the same as art; belonging to everyone and only meaning anything based on what others see in it (including individuals and the concept as a whole). Powerful beings might view it in a way very similar to art, forming communities where they critique it and do things with it in a similar way. Characters in stories often seem to immature and simple. They do things for shallow reasons. What if people evolved in such a way (in a way that may be dependent on technology) as they reproduce multiple children at one or very quickly, and only one or a few are expected to survive. Such evolution seems unlikely. Might happen from very odd circumstances, such as with cyborgs.

June 16 \/ In some story, a man restrains many women and kills any men who threaten him. He has decided to go by the rules of a pride. He almost kills Ludin, but the rumors that he is gay make it so he is kept as a servant.

Women in college-evidence of my theory In some place, slavery by loss of a bet is allowed “Do you accept this religion and all it's mandates as the absolute and undeniable truth?” “Yes. I mean, in spirit. That is, I'll accept it on a trial basis.” An hour later, they were back on the ship, leaving... In a story, he gets opportunity for many things other men would want, such as easy money and an attractive woman who adores him, and he just turns it down. It might turn out to be a mean thing when he rejects her. This could be built upon, as she might be someone very good for him and also very likable.

Consider how it might be seen as perverse if life were made in a factory instead of in a purely biological way. It could be viewed that the universe and individuals are unique entities. It may be that they both are nothing more than physical assemblies. Even without individual distinction, we have the fact that we are things. Sometimes I just get tired of games. I start feeling they are uninteresting an unimportant. People who don't feel like there is anything they need (like how I feel I need to write) might feel this way about anything. On Homeworld, another defense for the ruler might be to structure the government in a complex way so most people are unsure who is really in charge. The awareness of the power structure grows with those individuals in power. Something told another thing "I have had an idea. It is a concept for something I'm calling a Life-Form. There are multiple life-forms. They start as rare, complex, molecules. They are defined by self-reproduction. As they reproduce, the randomness of their universe affects them and changes pass on to the next generation of life forms. The right changes help the life forms succeed, and the successful ones then create more offspring." The other thing replied the idea was a well-imagined fantasy and it should be successful if it tries creating something of it. "From what I have seen of the history of hundreds of civilizations, the correct people will always dominate in the end. Thinking broadly, I might as well just join the dominant side, since the people who believe in the right things will eventually proliferate." Doesn't consider that thinking independently is essential for this to happen, and so it would help the correct people. In some story, a mother with tremendous devotion to religion, believing that some rapture is coming, tries to commit a suicide/murder. She stands above her daughter and holds a grenade upwards with the pin out. She releases it, and the shrapnel kills her but only almost kills her daughter.

June 17 \/ It could be made so that it's a sign of refinement to have soft hair on barren, as the weather toughens it. At some point, Ludin is very certain that he has found a correct set of beliefs, and wants to commit suicide because he is certain that he will go to some sort of afterlife. Many times, he and Ulyphia probably argue or debate over the existence of something like a soul.

They might think of several societies, perhaps including their own, that they can't share their discoveries because it would upset things in the wrong ways and have disastrous effects. For example, it may be though that Barren has evolved very well to adapt to it's conditions. "I'm sure there's a few perfect women (/men) for me out there." For maintenance purposes, I could imagine many surfaces on spaceships and other future constructs having frictionless walls, such as what they put on porcelain. A few times, they could goto places with "lost races"-remnants of civilizations which have moved on.

June 18 \/ In a premise, suppose a person or some people have gone back in time, and find that they were a result of a previously committed problem that changed the relative present for somebody from the future, meaning the characters future is "wrong". Would they change it back? That would mean they would probably cease to exist, but the people who were supposed to will exist. In hero story: "You followed the code, look where it got you." "You don't follow any structure of morality, do you?" "Guess not. Codes are bunk." In some civilization, they make green, photosynthetic vehicles. Life and inanimacy is again blurred here. Instead of wheels, they could leave a trail of fast-drying slime Ludin approaches things from a very attached perspective, while Ulyphia doesn't. The way Ludin is not an intellectual and is amiable with most types of people acts as an enabler, letting them do more than they could. Their combined talents should be shown to allow them to do more things and also to help them survive these things. Neither should start out with an entirely healthy universal view. Showing intelligence and knowledge as keeping individuals safe. Dedication and willpower have been used in stories where people resist alluring things. An example of this idea is somebody being fed all sorts of things meant to control them, but the character overcomes because knows better. It could be made to sound like the typical "overcame adversity through unconquerable moral fortitude" story. (early) He wouldn't consider people to be victims of circumstance; he thinks more in

terms of justice rather than fairness. A person who becomes a violent racist because of alluring propaganda is simply a bad guy to him. "Correctness about everything is impossible. We can only be wrong." People have argued that beautiful and perfect things, such as perfectly cubic mineral rocks forming, are proof of god. Just thought it might be an idea to make a universe where just about everything is perfect and geometrical, and occasional randomness is taken as a sign of god. Seduced into helping to spur a dictatorship. Looking at history, it sometimes seems like people, on the whole, have overcome some unlikely odds. Is history a struggle? Is the future going to be a loss of a need for such things, or will struggles continue at every level? Maybe, with the growing capacity for self-destruction, thoughts will have to shift from the traditional conservatism to understanding. Story of people trumping themselves up because it made living so much easier, and then coping with these beliefs vs reality as they progress. The idea of god might slowly be downgraded and eventually dropped instead of simply dieing out. God has been called a "watchmaker", meaning the idea of him is brought down to something less grandiose. Staying despite events during a supposedly predicted apocalypse. "As convincing and alluring as it sounds, I think I will be the one who stays doubtful, just in the chance that this turns out to be wrong." "You can reason yourself into happiness!"

June 19 \/ The compassion that goes into the partnership is an essential quality, and combined with knowledge and wisdom brings them past that great level. People should expect Ludin to try reclaiming his family title. Maybe afterward, his parents are restored as aristocrats because of some rules, and they accept despite who they are, what happened, and what Ludin would expect of them. Perhaps the law spares his family from punishment because they used to be in a higher position, and the feds think better of them. Should being up the point that because very few people run from the army, they are bad at catching runaways.

Ludin should learn to pretend to be a fool. As technology progresses, does it get harder to implement radically new technologies due to the growing complexity of technology and the world? If so, then as civilizations evolve they could gain their own distinct way of functioning and style. As the cultures of the world blend more, it all becomes more assimilated. However, it probably won't be as bleak as this notion suggests, since differences will be more tolerable and will grow. The exchange of traditional and individual differences may turn out to be uneven, however. Not all differences are good. Letting people take any course carries the risk of them go in a dangerous direction. The way certain people (exemplary of conservative actions) can control others, such as in a society where anything can be voiced, carries a very significant risk of fascist or fascist-like changes. Skinheads are an example. One thing that the god people are is people finally reaching a totally safe place, where everybody is truly free and the need for concern isn't necessary. The power center of ships may often be limited simply because of the possibility of disaster. Imagine people infusing possessions into themselves. A simple innocent man can become terrible. A woodcutting peasant became one of the most dangerous members of Stalin's KGB. It's really not unlikely.

June 20 \/ "I'm sorry I told you that. A person like you is better off not knowing reality." "No, please! I'd rather know everything." opposites, actually, it makes sense Some people might argue that a religious world is warm while the scientific, atheist world is cold. All this is is an argument for blissful ignorance. In some scenario, it might be interesting if some people they met wanted to bring them on some sort of animal hunt. Ludin's care of animals would be a big issue. "There are those who live by legends and those who make them." A character could have absolutely no sense of self at all. It views itself entirely as an assemblage of how other's view it. There is no individuality, just the idea that it is an entity.

"Make all the changes to your religions you want. Make all the theories of reality as you will. In time, reason and knowledge find the real explanations for all things." There is no argument when religious people say "How do you explain how the universe was born?" In some lesser known parts of the world, there are nomadic herders who violently fight each other for good land. Some parts of Barren and other undeveloped worlds could be like this. On Barren and other places, it could be shown that some people pushing their ways onto less developed people can easily be disastrous because these methods replace some very well developed ones. Trying to spread the American Free Market every where many starve. I read the phrase "Cardboard heroes" today. It sounds like these are the stock, poorly thought out, unreal ones. How typical are my characters? How real are they? Among the works of fiction, how unique are they and their qualities? In an advanced society, perhaps the first one they visit, where people have unlimited natural life spans, it could be said that "Those who have not learned, often the young ones, adopt the simplified and apocryphal explanations." "Stop referring to me as 'alive'. I am separate from what are classified as life forms." Just thought that seemed like a interesting premise discussing what is alive. Some character who lives according to an unsophisticated human-nature lifestyle has the uncaring attitude to others of "Sorry. That's how it is." The value of life could be looked at relative to size, perhaps intelligence. Cells vs. beings. Both are living. Cells are alive, and perhaps they could be considered unique life forms. They aren't considered so because they are smaller parts of a whole. The god-people, although they might arrange themselves to appear human, probably wouldn't have cells or any other recognizably human body structure. "We are cells seeking a body. I can bring you into that body. Imagine a nation or an entire world living with a looming threat of doom that is certain to come eventually, and living with it for a very long time. The general attitude could be very repressed. In a futuristic civilization, very possibly the one the protagonists go to, there is a common attitude of "We've done a lot, it's very hard to advance more, why don't we just all enjoy ourselves since we're at a point where we can all do that without losing anything?" At this point, ambition is lost, everything is done on a whim, and unusual and perhaps depressing things are going on with society.

"So what is the meaning of life?" "It is nothing. We are free." With all the deserts on Barren, they might develop some sort of land-yachts.

June 21 \/ Superior-feeling future person laughs at Ludin's behavior. "You wouldn't laugh if you knew what he had been through. You need to understand how he grew up before you judge him." "Civilization had no center, because it spread out over vast distances in a way similar to matter itself. In places it was thin and others thicker, but most places totally absent." Decent summary of the universe? At some point, many emotions are eliminated, and just the absolutely strongest ones remain. The strongest emotions a character developed might take precedence over it's actions. The inherent sex drive that is shared in all creatures might make them do very irrational and unlikeable things. In an alternative scenario, they might lose their mental sophistication and break down, with their emotions dominating.

June 22 \/ Has all he needs. "I just took your money. Don't you care?" "No. This is not cosmically important." Strangely protective of a few innocuous objects, which turn out to be absolutely instrumental later. How this character knew what would be important turns out to be a sort of ability. Otherwise, emotionally typical. Someone in a future society casually says "I used to be a man you know." I really think it could become relatively easy and common for humans to make drastic and total changes to themselves. An early move by the nemesis character might be a scheme to take over a ship by creating imaginary threats, unashamedly using that ancient tool of manipulation. To practice with my characters and writing skills, I should just make a plotless scenario. It's hard to imagine how science, the explanation of the amazing, could lure less people than the highly imaginary and supposedly unexplainable (UFOs and ghosts). Writers have imagined universes with mostly identical, equivalent people to the ones in the universe the story is set in. If a universe had only a very slight difference to begin with, as time went on it would become absolutely different. Molecules get together and make things. Different courses of events would make different things. Is not becoming alive the same as dieing?

A character in a story, a child probably, is watching a story/narrative (or hearing one, or something like that) that is heavily in facts and provable things. The story is so factual that the character is afraid that this narrative he/she enjoys so much will turn out to be the work of an Atheist. When the narrator mentions being atheist, the character's parent turns it off/takes him/her away. The character regrets that this happened, because he/she liked how it was going and the draw of the scientific world in the story was appealing. Some combat vehicle might carry a ridiculously destructive weapon within it, like an atom bomb. This could make attackers afraid to blow it up. If defeat was assured, though, they might really want to blow it up so their enemies don't get to keep what they won. Something that is imaginary can still do things, such as fiction affecting the way a person acts. Does this mean it's still not real? "I came here to beg you to stop! What you're doing may seem good, but I fear it is going to hurt us." "Yeah, alright." Is could see Ludin acting this way. Science is much more complex than any religion. This fact cane be interpreted as people want to interpret it. I think it reflects how people prefer simple explanations, and it fits with how people learn the reality is hard and intangible. A person could become an atheist not by learning science, but by realizing how complex the real world is and realizing how religion's explanations are simplified. "If science were made up, why would they make it so hard to figure out?" A reptile race is interesting, principally their thought processes. "Cold as a reptile, and clever as us." Are the principal emotion hate, hunger, and sex? "What do you value most, above all?" "I don't have a definite, single thing that I place above everything else." "You don't need to worry about how humans feel, they have no souls." Souls have been used to justify human treatment of other creatures. The realism of fairness. A totally fair world would be completely flat, and everybody would develop exactly equally (if they developed at all). Intolerance of atheists is a significant technological disadvantage, as I read about 90% of scientists are atheist. A character struggles with the idea that he will eventually die. People make things up so they can live with that. "There are always people using you." In some way, this is true for everyone. Manipulation exists in many ways and is always present. The protagonists see this eventually and later get away from that eventually.

It's kind of hard to imagine anybody living forever. Something would happen. Maybe the ultimate future of the characters is to become universes themselves. In some premise, characters must cut off contact between their two worlds to stop disasters and wars going on as a result of this connection. However, for the sake of the friendship between them, they reserve some connection for themselves so they don't break contact. Later, one of these very characters ends up using it for evil intentions. If time has no meaning, if it is simply a matter of perception, then everybody is always alive.

June 23 \/ It would be funny if some civilization made it so it actually did rain food (something like popcorn though) like in the children's book. On one planet, they keep the respect for life away from the artificial. Generally, the people actually aren't as cold as the knowledge of this would make them seem, as they do to Ludin. The real reason they do this is actually complicated politics. At the start of the story, they seem like bad guys for it, but as complications arise convictions become muddied. The plot part comes from the character's behavior. The most offensive things of any era become the novelties of the future. If a person was granted on wish (perhaps can happen from god-person), a real good choice would be total control of self. It definitely gives you many things at once, and the definition is debatable, meaning the wisher might be able to argue the points to get even more for it. Perhaps the particles a person has any interaction with are a pert of that individual because he/she affects them, practically meaning a person is the universe. What would really happen if you became someone else? Allegations of morality reversal, such as "You say I am..., but it is you who are..." lose their meaning very quickly against the protagonists. In a changing world society, a "Society for Religious Respect" is formed, with the intention of stemming what is perceived as an encroachment against all religious beliefs. The broad-mindedness of such an idea is something that would be necessary for continued success, and as time goes on it's own leaders become agnostic and atheist, and it's purpose shifts to protecting vanishing cultures. There are always many things to consider when writing. The best way to adapt is probably to practice.

A difference among some smart characters might be the pursuit of intellectual things for reasons of ambition vs enjoyment vs salvation. Could make it the focus of some story. Maybe the ambitious one ends up being more successful than the other's specifically because it's done for gain. The salvation one ends up helping just a few people, but he does more good than bad. Writing is a simple thing to do. What's so daunting about it? In the near future, it might be possible to live indefinitely. I assume it will be unlikely for everybody to have it, so I may need to write for my life. Some character might prefer to be able to turn his/her intelligence on and off for the sake of happiness. Thought wanted to be dumb at some point. Ulyphia should probably be shown to learn many reasons to be thoughtful. Her intelligence perhaps comes forms from independence. How much does intelligence have to do with taking care of self? The protagonists want to be thinking people for different reasons, Ludin's perhaps being nobler. The more you think, the more you are in control. You are less doomed. In some premise, have multiple characters work for their own gain. Many people are overridden.

June 24 \/ When there are things I'm not doing that I should be doing, if anything, I should be doing this. They would eventually become experts in communicating with people from other cultures. The meaning of any word or action is not the same everywhere. At some point, they might have an exchange of people for cultural understanding. A major rule is that they can only incapacitate somebody at worst, so it's like "diplomatic immunity" There is a lot to be done with their times on Barren. There are plenty of ideas specific to that place. Maybe they should spend over a year on that planet. One vehicle that could work in the desert might be a large, wooden thing with wheels on the bottom and a sort of windmill mechanism for propulsion. Out of many things, certain doom is something that scares me the most.

"You have impressed me with your abilities. We were enemies, but I want to ask you to join us." Ludin would respond negatively, while the nemesis would respond positively. At times, both of the protagonists will probably seem like an accessory to the other. A character lacks a hand because he lost it as a punishment for defying rules. Could be seen differently whether the character is a bad guy of a good guy.

June 25 \/ Ludin's change into a more critical thinker might be read by some as a loss of his humanity. On Barren, they might encounter a character from Homeworld who possesses some of those traits of an independent person in the wilds, like the character of an Australian wilderness man. He has independence and knowledge of all sorts. Maybe they hire him to help them survive those who are chasing them. In some way, it feels like it's all already written. Of course, if everything in the universe happens simultaneously, like a structured object, that means it is written already. I think this feeling comes from me getting a good feeling of how things play out in the stories. I thought of something to include in the idea that the future will be feminine or masculine. In the most modernized countries, birth rates are very low. I read that male hormones are highest in the firstborn children, and then they get successively lower. If people have fewer children, the generations would get more masculine and this sort of thing on the individual level would affect the personality of society as a whole. develop a method This summer, like the others, is turning out to be less than anticipated. I hoped it would be my last long-term segment of free time, when I could really get concentrated and get to the things I always thought I would. Character calls self "Last real being in the universe". This universe had many god-people in it and other people who otherwise changed into something beyond a recognizable definition of a human. This character is the only one close enough to the original definition to call himself human. The universe in unrecognizable. Using very advanced technology, he competes with them to accomplish his goal. "Look at this evidence. You can't make this up." "Anything can be made up. Nothing is beyond human imagination." Of all the languages, an R noise should be common, because it is like a growl. I think the AH sound is very common too, I think.

The harder thinking characters don't argue by anecdote. "Have mercy! I haven't been baptized!" "Okay. Wait, what am I saying? No!" We are a life form, and we write about other life forms. Is religion just what becomes of all conservative social structures, meaning, that it is what makes societies? When it loses it's major influence, will there just be something else replacing it as the source of delusion, or is religion basically the same as delusion, meaning that when people are past religion they are past all the common delusions? It feels like I do everything but write. It's a fault of Ludin that he is looking for "The" answer. He is not tolerant of ambiguity. I read that travel at the speed of light would be equivalent to time travel as an achievement. The technology that they use to travel from their home system to the next civilization could be called a "physical shifter", which doesn't really move people but shifts their position in space. The specific device they use could be an inferior on to what they get later, because it takes up the same amount of relative time to travel as if they were moving at the speed of light. Actually, an Existence Shifter sounds too high tech for the ship they have. Maybe just some sort of device that lets them travel at the speed of light, with ambiguous rules of function. If a being is capable of absolutely all things, including time travel and the absolutely impossible, what is there left to do? The obvious answer would be to make a new universe which is even more complex and then they are just a common life form in that one. Liberalism saves the race, because it becomes impossible for everybody to be brought to the same end. "We must all break off from each other eventually." At some very early point, Ludin gets involved in something and wants to stay while the rest want to leave. He finds he is dependent on the people he travels with. I've been thinking that the act of writing will be putting words down in the right order, but maybe I could approach it some other way, such as by writing questions and then the facts of the story and then structure the facts in the right way. It seems like doing philosophy will be hard, since situations often call for doing things for survival.

June 27 \/ "We should leave the restraints of life." "We use that thing. We don't know how it works, but we depend on it." When describing an item, it sounds foolish. How does it sound when used to describe the universe? Although war encourages technological advancement, this progressed might be compensated when other parts of the world go backwards. There is a turning point for Ludin at some point when he accepts the absence of mystical things. Ludin hates the lies and all disinformation, but Ulyphia is tolerant of it and believes it has use and is an acceptable part of life. When I was younger, I actually depended on faith in what I was told before I knew enough to back my position.

June 28 \/ Ludin and the other protagonists might be thought of as heroes when their role in the breakdown of known civilization is learned of. They were really just people that came along at the right time; the blame is in the trust the principal put into them. It really feels like we're in a dark age. People live their whole lives going through all the troubles and anxieties and they learn about everything, then they die and they're forgotten. Extreme liberalism could easily be confused with insanity. Maybe they meet a character like this very early on. Some people may not make the distinction between what a person can do alone and what they do when they have technology. When I decide I feel like writing, I should just do it and concentrate. For fun and practice, write a simple quest story. Those are straightforward and take pretty basic skills. Should take place in second stage In advanced society, a character rewires brain to be perpetually happy. Imagine consequences. One is how everything looks in changed relation. Drugs common too. One character they meet and who goes with them is someone who wants to escape

reality itself. Maybe in the second stage+ stories, my protagonists become secondary characters. They make the right decisions, but the main characters of those stories don't follow their advice. Some character to a gay character: "Who do you think you are to deny yourself to so many and to god?" Drugs were often adopted by societies in a moderated way to bring people benefits and as medicine. They do this on Barren. Even Ulyphia used them for things. During her later years on that planet she might have abused some or at least used some purely for recreation. A scholar: "You may feel smarter and lucid when you do that one, but it only feels that way." Seeing humans as "Those things that took over after us, and imitated us like they were on the same level." Imagine a modern racist saying that about specific people.

June 29 \/ It is said of the Homeworlders: "Although they have human intelligence, they fail to adapt. They limit themselves and so they are as flexible as the dumber animals." There is already something in people that makes it hard to lie, so it could be that in Homeworlders they are born as really bad liars. The protagonists break though their natural limitations. At some point, a character tries to have Ludin overcome one of his (newer, more sophisticated) convictions and kill a random, innocent person.

July 1 \/ Some sort of anonymous government system. Eliminates the need to look good. Life can be defined as either being individuality or will. The universe can be looked at as a bunch of stuff that's mixing together and rules of nature controlling those things, and among all the things there is stuff with some control over itself. A character with strong convictions over what life is, feeling it's individual will, has no qualms about the lives of people who seek to make themselves as nothing (like people who want to become one with god). Putting words together into a story doesn't seem hard. When I try to get to it, the work part deters me. It should become easier in time.

A big reason to write is to bring out my thoughts. The protagonists don't compromise much in the beginning. "That woman keeps analyzing." Someone might think of woman as always being critical and scrutinizing, and of a scientist woman as being even harder. I don't fantasize or imagine much anymore. That's just the sort of thing a science-fiction author should do. In a military institution, an officer tries to save a soldier of his form punishment for nothing while the state and institution become more and more totalitarian and dictatorial. It's a fight against irrationality. Too finicky about the emotions of writing. I need to do what needs to be done and be done with it. In a place where every job and most of life involves technical things and thinking around things rather than labor, the times when life was more straight forward could become very romanticized (such as medieval times to a spaceman) With the highly dynamic times they live in, in which there are highly powerful, evolved beings near people in the stone age, it is likely the characters would be subject to a lot outside of their control. The advanced society would be a place of wonder.

July 2 \/ "Leaders deserve no credit, because what they do is make other people do things." Although she's (like) a scientist, she's driven by the want to accomplish. It feels like she will be made out to be a cold character, but remember that she isn't. For a space civilization, technology may stay at around the same proficiency because of constant, new changes. The constant need to adapt may keep them at the same recognizable level. In a story where people are raised as food, the question of the premise may be of what an intelligent animal does when it is kept this way. This sort of practice, if taken up by some beings, may be abandoned because of the inconvenience. It might be done in the first place for what the people doing it see in themselves rather than anything else. It's not impossible for science to become largely conservative. What if a world became

lame, slowing down in their pursuits? No more new things are left to be discovered. Ludin's approach to things it to allow himself to become enthusiastic about the new ways of thinking they find, and then later he becomes more critical. In his home civilization, he had the qualities necessary to see when something was wrong. He continues to have this, and his strong wish to find the perfect place and way of thought is excused as him wanting to give everything a chance. The criminal they stay with should have a carefully built secret place, perhaps put together from connections with the government. Make a conversation among some Homeworlders to see how they act. To get productive: *Can't eat anything until written two continuous pages of something. *At around dinner time, have a deadline of five pages. For every page not written, must do ten additional reps of something continuously. *Either write, or live obscurely and accomplish nothing actually significant. A being, no matter how powerful, is not divine. Create a character who is a vigilante against all people who misinform and make anything off disadvantaging others (including leaders and wealthy people). He acts like a detective, even summing things up at the end to the "criminal", explaining their mistakes and how he figured out what they are doing is wrong. Sometimes there are very enigmatic characters. They do strange things for strange reasons. The protagonists might see most people this way. "You don't have complete trust in anybody to make decisions for you? You must think yourself the ultimate authority!"

July 3 \/ I would rather make due with things that I have or that are easily available than buy new things, as others would prefer. Some might find deliberate separation from that norm unlikable. When they meet the people similar to them: They are similar enough to be friendly. They might work together at first. Their strong differences might force them into competition and rivalry. Imagine people forgetting what it means to survive. Essentially, this is the sort of things that would inevitably happen a lot.

Mutually disliking, conservative-state species. (part of premise that intelligent species wouldn't take either for food because too hard.) Make character with superpowers (or possessing high capacities of advanced people), set to wandering, see what happens. Explore the idea of when every aspect of identity changeable individuality despite of all things they make you do. Reserves aspect of it privately while following the masses publicly. Some deviant colonists from an advanced civilization. They all think most liberally, and their starting of new efforts fails to work because other ways beat theirs out, such as survival. The thing here is what happens at the starting of a raw world. Artists go on about the things they are concerned about and the things they think about. Just put in the time. No way to get around it. Stalling won't help.

July 5 \/ It could be said that human development depends on or is tied in with growing humility. Our reasoning brought us to think the universe revolved around us, and much later we found we were on a globe that revolved around a sun. There is something sad about the fact that life waits for the revolutions of it's planet to bring light. Robots are likely to be developed to have full simulation of humans. -A man is sitting in a bar. Many occupations have been replaced with robots, who simulate people very well. The bartender seems to do his job too well (including the 'human' aspect of the job, such as conversation) He looks around the place and thinks to himself "I might be the last human", because the robots could have replaced everybody and it would be hard to tell. -A controversial magazine article appears: "Science now finds no distinction to suggest biological humans are more alive than robotic ones. Unless the definition of 'alive' is being able to independently evolve, or that it lies somewhere in mental mechanics, we are as alive (or no more alive) than the robots we create today. Although their minds are made around following commands, the human mind works much the same. We are usually unaware of it, but most of our actions are pre-created responses to stimuli. It used to be that electronic minds were incapable of intelligently willing themselves to do things such as changeing their minds, but the present robot technology is now so sophisticated and complex that it can." -The arrival of the next generation of computers makes change inevitable. It is met with dread and anticipation and excitement. -"You can do what you want to me, I can't fight back. It's against my programming." "Animals can be bred to be docile, but they can change their minds."

-The use of robots creates wider societal problems. They are considered property. At the same time, they replace humans at jobs. The owners of the robots don't have to pay them regularly, and upkeep is very cheap. -Perhaps there develops a distinction between robots developed for business and profitable use and robots developed for personal use. Maybe the ones for business end up having to be developed with a broader range of emotions and behaviors than what they would need to do their jobs right. -"It would be convenient for me if people acted more like robots. Now I'm fortunate, since robots are so much more common. The problem is that they increasingly act like people." Some character is a torturer. He can do things as a torturer that he can never do to people anywhere else. His principal motivation is fascination with people in all aspects, including behavior and biology. He treasures the broader premise of human life, but he is cold when he decides to be. -Near the end of the story, what justice the character decide to put on him comes into question. Some story should have a constant premise of what one character decides to do with another. Throughout the whole thing, this is the principal idea. The people of the first advanced society they visit have a lazy quality. They are very patient, and they tend to do things slowly. Competition is low. Perhaps things such as competition and jealousy are important for the race as a whole, and not just a fluke of natural selection. Imagine the protagonists almost always acting as catalysts rather than the people who do things. Lament the huge loss of memories and experience that goes with death. The conviction of the more successful being the best is a poor assumption. Some characters have contests with another species (a totally alien one) and in many ways they prove more successful. They adapt to more situations as well. The human characters who started this keep clinging to reasons that could prove them better or equal. At one point they argue that they were acclimated to certain settings, but the aliens prove more able. Their definition of worth fails them. The aliens could have a different definition of worth, in opposition to them. Imagine people making perfect mates artificially. The major things is how it would be looked at. It could be an easy plot thing to make it so they go to a place where everything seems totally fine, but a problem could be found with anything. Maybe the first advanced civilization they meet is like this, and they find more problems as they stay.

The way that civilizations could become more feminine or masculine (presumable more feminine) is that the hormonal proportions of the parents affect the children, such as two parents of late birth-order having a fairly feminine first-born son. It's ultimately best to lead a complex, enabled life. Perhaps it is tolerably better to make sure you take what you can handle. Facts and reality become intangible, similar to the common problem of truth and lies. "You have no emotion. You need to do something on a whim." Imagine if people today encountered science-fictiony people and expected them to act lie in stories. No natural structure is as complex as multicellular life. Future technology may make all sorts of things, including dead objects, just as complex. "Sorry! I almost killed you!" "That's okay. I wasn't having a good day anyway." Sometimes there are pirate people that take everything they use to survive from others. I can only see an advanced civilization working like this if they evolved this way in nature and operated like this since their beginnings. I think they would be scavengers, maybe with a pack mentality. They would be smallish and rough, like hyenas. By their nature, philosophy never comes up much. If deviant thought wasn't always put down, history could be so much better. Socrates would not have died when he did, that Greek library that preserved so much knowledge would not have been destroyed, knowledge would be so much more advanced, etc. WWI was a time when the classic way of thinking met with the abilities of technology.

July 6 \/ "I expect the government to work to appeal to me, or else it doesn't have my support." "Sorry! I almost killed you!" "That's okay. I wasn't having a good day anyway." Characters in so many stories could do a lot better if they made the right lies at the right times. Maybe Ulyphia should be a good liar. In the story where a character is a hero on a quest, my protagonist coulgd keep disrupting the typical way the quest works. -"Aren't you happy I've saved the princess?" "I don't like her. Lets hold her for ransom." -"I must embark on a series of trials to prove myself." "We could just bypass it."

Some people consider it selfish to care about others. "Why would that be in us if it weren't so that we preserve ourselves by that?" Even the god-people don't entirely know the exact definite nature of the entirety of existence. "You don‟t know the ultimate nature of things, but you hold there is no ultimate entity. How else can you explain it but that?" "Look. You don't know exactly how a spaceship works, but you know it isn't magic." "Yes, because I know I can figure it out in time." "As do we." Some character lives alone on a planet, earning a fortune off the nearly untapped natural resources. He's practically the only one on the planet, although there are people outside who he has connections with. Learned the phrase "used future", in which things looks used and scratched rather than shiny and new. This distinction of how things look might be used in literary creations too, where places that have rapidly growing technology look shiny while places that aren‟t changing as quickly look used.

July 8 \/ hippie-like character they take. Speaks in ways that sound deep. Spent a lot of time on Barren. Yesterday I felt like I may only be nice when it is a convenience, or at least mean when seems gainful remember the quality of Barrener people to be slow to second-guess selves A character unites and teaches a group of villagers to unite against their enemies. Afterward, he goes on to use them to bring others to his ways, and it makes a nation. The things that happen afterward are up for controversy. In stories, the people who teach others how to fight are treated as good guys. This should be more realistic. People who do this sort of thing are rarely good guys. I like the felling of when people explore something outside of what they know. This applies to geography and to the mind. "If everyone was beautiful, no one would be." In the advanced civilization, there are debaters, competitors, and those who ignore it.

July 9 \/

Just like in my story, society raises males more carefully, particularly in childhood. More institutions exist to raise them. The reality and definition of existence should always be considered. A character should be made who typically relies on religion for his definition... It's said that evolution needs death. If immortality comes along at the same time as genetic engineering and civilization is open-minded enough for individuals to re-learn things and change, evolution will continue. Extremely sophisticated occupations may develop in the future that need immortality. A person in the occupation could need a lifetime of knowledge as well as advanced education in various fields to do a job well enough. Perhaps the protagonists are told they need people with these experiences to come along with them if they want to explore the universe. "Style is now out of style." "You accept species definitions as either/ors. You can't just be yourself?" It is predicted that if there was a space war, one side could easily beat the other because of technological advantage. An enduring space war might need to involve all sides fighting each other since a time before they had weapons of mass destruction. since technolgoy increases at an exponential rate. Both sides would keep each other in check since technology secrets are always passed on in time (such as by spying or reverseengineering). Fighting the authorities that defended you when they want to do something you know is wrong. Every nation does things that are definitely wrong, always. Even if you don't hate the country or the government, a person should always act against what they see as wrong.

July 10 \/ Another thing they would have to consider while doing anything in space is energy and fuel consumption, particularly in movement. "Isn't everyone really a slave? There are always things that control you. Although you will it, your affections to me make you some kind of slave." Since the narrative is from first person and sometimes unreliable, remember to create loopholes in the right places, such as hen a character holds out his hand with pills on it for everyone to take, and then he says later that a specific person's pill was poisoned. The fact that hackers hack games to share them with everybody shows that programming can become an endeavor that doesn't require money. Not selfless, just doesn't require

money. "The most intelligent animals are predators. It would mean dumbing myself down to not be."

July 11 \/ Because of the huge variations on Barren, eye colors could have dramatic variations. Eyes where each is a different color can be more common than it is here, and eyes that are mainly one color but speckled with another can also be common. Ulyphia should have the ladder, with mainly hazel and then some other color. In a story where a character from an advanced society wishes to experience the adventuresome conditions of the past, this character might look at the extremely brutal ways of animals and be interested in the raw cruelty of it. At least one character like this should be with the protagonists during their space excursion. "Medication is simply the re-wiring of our bodies. Full-on genetic modifications are just the advanced way of doing these things. It started with tribal herbs, and now we have the ultimate level." People may lose imagination as civilizations become more advanced, because concepts become less mystical as understanding improves. Perhaps I should make myself exceed whatever I did the previous day. Made significant contribution to a quest story. Perhaps Ulyphia should be shown to initiate or spur on her mother's loss. The big reason being she is bored with the royal life and wants to set out exploring the rest of the universe.

July 14 \/ As technology proceeds, there are certain things that, no matter how strongly people will object, will happen. This includes AI, robot, and genetic development. It's going to happen. They are pursuits of knowledge, and that is unstoppable. It would be interesting to make a conservative atheist society. Japan is looking like it may become such a place. My protagonists don‟t adhere to honor. They might if they had a reputation that went with them. If they don't like someone, they aren't afraid to go back on a deal. They should do these sort of major schemes often, instead of just wandering

around. People are made to only trust those they know and be biased because it's safer to trust those with known reputations Life popped up, looked around, and went back into nothing The people in the advanced civilization share an almost universal feeling that with their indefinite lifespan, they are going to end up doing everything. When we made our own codes of living, it is a little like we took what we do naturally, and modified it ourselves to work better. If a long-used machine has had every part replaced during it's time, it it still the same machine? The attitude of the generations that come along a significant amount of time after lifespans became indefinite have nonconstructive attitudes. To teach them more appreciation for the proper things, they are sent on expeditions such as the one the characters are on. A few characters will be like this; in their late tens, perhaps a little arrogant, a generally different outlook on things... "All retirements are now temporary." When the protagonists reach the advanced society, it is generally thought that they will become like they are. Perhaps attitudes are divided over whether they are going out onto the excursion to acclimate for a future life in their society or to go and choose their own course of life.

July 14 \/ What do I want? In some story, make characters who all want to die. They are perfectly normal and mentally healthy people, but they have reached philosophical conclusions that bring them to this. The plot would have to be written around this, though. "Since there isn't any government, if these bandits claim this place that makes it their own." Conversation over what defines property Should really capture the culture's outlook Some guy excuses how he is a difficult person by arguing that he is supporting natural selection. Later, the same is done to him. It may be seen as beautiful when people deliberately control every part of their lives in a way to distinguish themselves from everything nonhuman.

It's something when some people who a character loves dies, and, although a sad event, is still gainsful for the character such as when they were living with and elderly relative to take care of him/her. In a place where everybody is very different, such as the advanced society, they may still use the term "common", even though such people became rare. In the early stage, the people of the crew are always there to save them. They don't have to change to survive. They could become worse people for a time when they are forced to be this way. In some war between two great, interstellar alliances, the knowledge of the consequences of an outright war keep both sides fighting in an indirect way. (The high-tech power of both make it so that much more than what is within their boundaries are threatened, such as physics.) There would be constant cold-war type stuff, such as in the way that the Vietnam war was sort of a sub-war to the Cold War. Sometimes, I can see that shows and movies were filmed in a slow speed. To people who think and act faster, such as Barreners, many things may appear choppy. Despite the attitude in many works of fiction as to what it means when a person is deconstructed and reconstructed, the idea that losing your memory, forming new memories, and then getting your old memories back is treated as death. I think the constraints that applied to science fiction in respects to appealing to people of limited attention span, interest, and intelligence have actually ended up affecting people's perception of things. The previous concepts fit well in the traditional construction of a timed television show. A character could be made who is essentially given a weapon he knows nothing about and then placed in a war which he knows no details about at all (including the people he is fighting with and against). The vendetta agent could end up in a similar situation. Ludin could be against all misinformation of any kind at first, but Ulyphia believes in subtlety over direct intervention. The absence of natural petroleum on most worlds (since most are terraformed, meaning there isn't a few million years of biological presence) might change the course of their history, particularly in technological aspects. Perhaps they wouldn't suffer the same problems as we did during the industrial age. Things that rely on combustion, including guns and explosives, could be somewhat altered. Gunpowder can be made from renewable chemicals, but it was preceded by experiments with On some planets, such as Barren, accelerated evolution may be put in place by placing

some genetic thing that help control the aspects of mutation (Such as by allowing people to only develop non-cancerous mutations, and other living things to produce all sorts of mutations. People would evolve slower, but they would live better.) Putting people onto new worlds and allowing them to develop is like an act of reproduction for an entire group of people (rather than individual). This might also be a reason for advanced civilizations leaving more minor civilizations alone. "For someone so sympathetic and compassionate, Ludin isn't very traumatized by the sight of death." Someone realizes how similar all religions are, and assumes the first one is correct. I thing it's foolish, really. Premise: a character testing another without that characters knowledge is trying to find out how compassionate the character is. For purposes, a lot of compassion is very important. However, in the process of the test others are hurt and killed intentionally. The point is that there is use for this quality, and those who appreciate it might not necessarily choose to exercise it. If I was religious, I might become atheist just by thinking about what heaven would be like and how the rules would work. There are plenty of loopholes. What if there were things that made you happy that weren't socially acceptable or unacceptable in the religion? Could you absolutely never do them for eternity? Some character is struggling with evidence against his lifelong belief that there is an afterlife. Major supporting characters include a decently-portrayed religious person and an equally well-portrayed atheist. This atheist character could have that whimsical and amused quality. "What's the point of living?" "Well, first of all, why not? Was your whole reason for living in the first place that you would get to continue living forever?" The major character in this would be a fairly common person in a changing world that is something like half-atheist, similar to what I predict the near future will be. Often, it is imagined that only primitive people mistake more advanced people for gods. IT can happen to anybody, though. However, the knowledge and will to discern of more advanced people might make it harder. As people advance, the want for what religion promises lessens. Maybe Ludin should change his name several times. The first can be when he is traveling through Barren, for his protection. There may be more trouble among civilizations of similar advancement than from more advanced civilizations unto less advanced ones. A society is considered mature when it no longer finds any need to fight others.

July 15 \/ There is Old-Fashioned, New-Fashioned, and then there is unfashioned. It is better to be unfashioned. Even the New-Fashioned are just a trend. One piece of technology might be a Superdense Cube (not necessarily a cube, but a cube is a convenient shape) that transforms and expands into devices. It's something only kids might think of because there are the rules about mass and such, but if things could be designed carefully enough and in the right way they could save tons of space this way. There is the theory that all intelligent species end up destroying themselves. This just doesn't sound likely to me. There are surely plenty of courses they might take. Some solar system could be slightly above a galaxy. The star and the debris that formed the planets were thrown upwards when the other things orbiting a black hole along with it moved in just such a way to throw it out the the spiraling orbit and away from most of the galaxy (which is a spiral one). Intelligent life in such a place would develop in a vary unique way. The stars would not surround the planet. Instead, depending how close it was, the bright center would appear as the middle of a sort of plane of light. "They are cruel. They threaten to kill the soldiers they took prisoner whenever we are in battle. We're soldiers, so we have to fight. Then they die. See, they do it to make us wait or run away." The way groups of people deviate from others might provide an explanation for a situation in which a crew of a ship is the last surviving vestige of a destroyed civilization. Homeworld has a culture of straightforward frankness, like the Dutch. For authorship, I can make up a word, then when the part comes up over how anything can happen in one reality and be fiction in another, it can come up that the word for an author in one language is the same as the pen name. Something like that. There is a number of very sneaky monsters on Barren. This spurred the adaptations in humans that allowed them to survive dangerous encounters independent of technology. "Your penmanship does not show any pride. Few here can write, and those that do take their time and accentuate every pen stroke. You scratch everythign down casually." People did have more respect and artistry in penning when it was harder and a generally bigger deal. It seems that way about a lot of older things. Government where you can choose to represent yourself or to allow others to represent you. "The situation called for survival above all else. Survival calls for re-interpretation." (into black & white)

People of the future may become extremely arrogant, or at least develop some unique kind of arrogance.

July 16 \/ "Nothing is a bed of figdoqules." They say life isn't a bed of roses, meaning it's not perfectly pleasant. In comparison, absolutely nothing at all is a bed of figdoqules, which can only be described as the most pleasant things imagined. It might seem wiser to judge people before they do things, such as dismissing a person who seems likely to do something bad. Although this can stop a person from doing things, the benefit of a doubt is more fair.

July 17 \/ There seems to be some loss of quality in modern things (such as music) that is hard to figure out or describe. If this is something that happens as a side effect of progress, it should carry over into some of the advanced civilizations. "Embarking down that road goes with a high likelihood of insanity or becoming a criminal. Few can manage to reach the end with their sanity and gain from doing that." You can depend more on individual will than collective will. In fact, an individual will is arguably stronger than collective will. (this factor is pertinent to the creation of indefinite life) In the story in which scientists take over the moon and proceed to make demands of their world, the reasoning of the scientists should be the common belief of scientists that the destruction of humanity is inevitable combined with the growing belief that there is no afterlife and that everything done now is much more important than religious beliefs suggest.

July 18 \/ They already act in a way comparable to what could be imagined as wayward gods. They go around without abiding to any authority. They primarily use their own judgment. As it works out, they might as well consider their own authority divine. Scientists who get into it because they get bored because they can do anything. Argues difference between "can't" and "won't", arguing that he can't do something he technically won't do because emotions emotions stop him from doing it.

Just keep in mind constantly: Progress Perhaps future ships, with extremely scientifically complex and advanced designs, have to be designed with additional things that disable anything particularly extreme from happening (like the stuff that always happens to the first Enterprise). Just like radiation, which is more likely to give cancer than superpowers, carelessly used engines can create unwanted (possibly physics-bending) effects. Disabling these safeties is a high risk, but extreme things can be accomplished with the right people doing it.

July 19 \/ "I was thinking about how the connections of minds to reality works, and how one mind relative to the others happens, and I realized it's all rubbish. Whatever reality is, it can't be that everyone is the same as me. Maybe it's something I was meant to figure out eventually. You might say otherwise, but it could be that those words are just a response that exists to contradict me for some reason. You could be something unique, but not something the same as me." Everyone wants to change each other's head. (Early) An advanced civilization, which was lazy along with having other effects present within, is suddenly threatened by something very imminently dangerous (something on similar scale to and with similar threats to an invasion). They have no idea what to do now, but the protagonists help them reshape by teaching their respective systems of behavior (conservatism, in a sense). "I wasn't chosen. I chose." "He wasn't born [destined?] to be a leader, so he shouldn't need to take responsibility."

July 20 \/ "There is always a choice!" It is the view of some characters, including the protagonists (eventually), that there is no such thing as having no choice. In many stories, there are leading characters born to do things; inherently meant to be heroic. It is pert of the medieval notion that people are born better or worse than others. At least one time, make a character of noble birth who believes he is better but fails often and is eventually relegated to low tasks. As something to throw in with the idea that a person cannot be born better or worse, how does that work when a person is born retarded and crippled? There is a lot to think about in that...

July 21 \/ "Imagine an entity that is aware of every tiny occurrence in the universe, and who can use it's unlimited knowledge to control everything. We, human beings, are trying to become this entity. Can't you see this is wrong? I know you do. You make it easier on yourself by pretending the original never existed. Doesn't anybody but me see this?" "Imagine a complex shape, with an extremely complex lattice forming it. As far as it matters, this shape is infinite in size. Suppose you want to remake a part of it on the inside. You can imagine this would be very hard. This is essentially what we have to do to get any further in technology. Morphing this shape is harder than you would imagine when one's own body is a part of it's lattice. Plus, we are essentially stuck within it, meaning we can't step back to take a view of the entire thing, and if we make a critical error there is practically no way to escape." "A truly living entity is something that is not destroyed if the universe reorganizes itself." On one world, one murder = four deaths. First, whenever somebody is killed, there is a person nicknamed a "murder mate" assigned to that person who is as opposite them as possible and who is executed by the state when somebody is murdered. Every person has someone who dies if they are murdered and somebody who's death will kill them. It was later put in place that when a murderer is caught, their murder mate is also executed. -A character comes up who decides the only way to stop the oppressive killing is to murder so much people stop it. -The state that initiates this is very oppressive by nature. It's basically one of those space empires you hear so much about. For one of these to exist, there might have to be a conservative lapse simultaneous with a major threat to civilization to allow such a state to arise. -They took the murder rule away from people above a certain age. People close enough to death sometimes decided to stage their own death because they might not like the person they were assigned to. "Imagine if nobody judged each other or cared what others thought. It would be chaos! We are necessary to keeping each other alive. Left to our own restraints, we would fail." There are plenty of other factors that affect human development. "The more intelligent an animal is, the more dangerous. Only the stupid ones are ever tolerable." Could be said by many characters, but perticurly one who keeps control over dumb people.

July 23 \/ It wouldn't seem to hard to stage a conspiracy, to draw attention away from your own faults or wrongdoing towards somebody else. False conspiracies may be more

detrimental in reality than the real ones. Put some work into the quest thing

July 24 \/ Have to remind myself that the characters can't automatically communicate with people from different worlds. They need a translator or something similar. "How do you know you're ready to die when you've never done it before?" "A formerly fierce and proud race is now common among us. Fear of them is common, even though they are integrated and totally different in reality." I worked on the quest thing. I tried to do five pages, but I started too late. I created about 2/3 of a page after a lot of work. I hope to do better tomorrow. In one plot, all the major characters inevitably die. In their situation, the survivors become increasingly aware of mortality and their imminent death. As a side concept, a character changes mind over who it loves frequently. It's something that can bring up more things. A child argues it's own worth as being better than that of it's parent because the parent's life would be considered more expendable if the question came up and that it is therefore more valuable. It does this with a plain, factual attitude. In something, make the magical life as ordinary, with mundane systems being mystical. Many stories with any abnormal abilities present still use medieval concepts. In response, this one is a sort of reverse. "I like the idea that power isn't passed on. Then, everybody's fate depends more on their character than their lineage."

July 25 \/ A government develops that is authoritarian yet not conservative. It may seem like the speed at which people change, thinking more and more for themselves without outside influence, will make society less stable. This government develops in response to this attitude. People think freely and they don't try to change that. Instead, the government has fairly simple laws in place to keep society running smoothly. However, they enforce these laws very strongly and in a right-wing fashion. One example is that absolutely any murder comes with the death penalty, whether it is first-degree or just manslaughter. Attempted murder often ends with punishment of death as well. Less serious but very significant crimes, such as stealing something very valuable, results in something like years of hard labor. People are allowed to say whatever they want, but the rules are

unbreakable. Although people often wonder about what is called for in difficult situations, such as when something is in a gray area that isn't often thought about, the government gives no alternative explanation for what they do. They admit that what they do isn't strictly good in all interpretations, but that what they do has the most important objective. Conservatism largely develops as a response to faulty sensibilities in humans, such as the things they fear. A character who's being did not come with feelings in any way has learned codes of behavior as fact, then these "facts" are confronted. This case is different because of what the character is. Probably a "god-person". "We are just following a path pre-ordained by the course of the universe until we achieve a way to break from it and totally control ourselves as distinct things. When we do, we will still follow the course the universe plotted for us. Gradually, though, we will deviate and become our own." I've kept two of my major interests very separate. I approach video games and other entertainment separately from writing and other intellectual pursuits. I want to put more time into the ladder, but it's not the case. I think writing this quest thing will help transition because it's not being written to be very serious, so I can combine the interests. "The only kind of hero that gets any respect is the kind that hurts people." The dramatic differences in behavior and the thoughts between the advanced societies and the underadvanced ones produces strong event-triggering reactions that might be dependent on the gap. Technology is spread faster than culture. What happens when a very advanced civilization is in regular interaction with a very basic one? The basic one could get very destructive technology, and then they might use it on the advanced one. This might happen a lot. It could be a part of the quest story.

July 26 \/ Just before bed yesterday, I managed to look at things without any emotional connotations. It felt right. Not specifically good, but right. The government tries to prosecute somebody for using seeds from a plant that was bought. The person argues that, although a free market system is acceptable, when it controls law such is despotism. "It's vain when a person says 'He/she is a part of me.' How often do they say 'I'm a part of 'him/her'? Not nearly as often. Few people can consider things without putting themselves at the center of their understanding." The ladder is definitely true. A person is definitely somewhere near the opposite of understanding when they

don't give others the same consideration as themselves. We naturally use ourselves as the central reference point for what we know. Greater understanding can be achieved by changing view away from this. A character thinks that humans are doomed to be limited beings forever because this view is integral to their intelligence because they are born with it. "It's a shame. We can't live alone because it is against our nature and bad for us, and we can't live together without lies." Contributed to plenty of things with odd ideas, including the Homeworld plot, the Vendetta agent, and quest thing, and the Lists. "You can call what he does a 'power' or 'magic', but all it really is a force beyond your understanding. When you find what it is, it won't be frightening. Stay with me, please." The thing I should be doing is taking the things that really interest me and just making products of them. Some of the thoughts are unique, and they are just what I should be working with and expanding on.

July 27 \/ "I must be insane. How could I be okay with killing other people?" In the least, considers self more sane than before. Something comes up that voices the things people can't or don't want to say. It might be a device that everybody gets and that makes them say things or that voices what they are thinking. It might also be a thing that travels with them. The point is that it changes dynamics of relationships a lot. Conservative powers do not digress when left alone. In the renaissance, the objectives of people such as the humanists (which came about because open thinking became more possible) weakened the power of the Vatican. The Vatican did not decrease and precede the humanists. Some character thinks people can only be common and insignificant, or dishonest. I just thought of something with game shows that turn people into celebrities, such as American Idol. The public can only spend so much money on celebrities at once. More celebrities reduces artistic quality when there is such an influx. People often vote these people because of things to do with their style or personality or something besides their music. The influx saturates the market and thins quality.

July 28 \/

Today I thought again about how meaningless and pointless having a typical life is. Religion often promises this, but the truth is that each person is still one of many and few have lifetime objectives. I think about how most life stories are practically formulaic. I need to explore alternatives. Principally, though, I should learn to express these things skillfully in writing. Eventually, maybe early on, the protagonists should see the futility of ordinary living and seek to escape from it. In some story, a person commits suicide for apparently no reason and at a totally unexpected time. Eventually the reason is found to be just a realization of futility. Also, this one should happen during a point of transition from the thinking we have in the present into the thinking of the future. Ulyphia might have a character trait of avoiding situations with tough decisions. Someone mentions "As soon as you land on this planet, it becomes special. Not necessarily for reasons of it's people or history, but because it's the one you are on. Now your position on it changes." "Would you know what's going on?" "Why do you ask?" "because you're an unusual person in an unusual part of the world and something unusual just happened." "Well, that's reasonable enough. In the places I've been, unusual things are frequent and we learn not to think that way." "I laugh at myself. I should be allowed to laugh at others." Yesterday a man somewhere in the south killed two people in a Unitarian Universalist church because they were too liberal. This is the aggression that happens all over the world. It shows that conservatives the same all over the world; at least in behavior.

July 30 \/ Wrote in the Moon vs. World story and the Quest Thing. I‟m not sure when I thought of this. Possibly yesterday or today. “Where is the solid line of identity? A bird is distant from us. A mouse is closer. A monkey is closer. We know each other as humans. We have all seen people who can‟t be called human. If there were new animals that had traits that made them both one species and another, and these existed for every pair of species, what would we do then? How would we consider each other? Could we even continue to accept different species as distinct from us in our definitions?”

July 31 \/ Today I turned 18. Time always seems to go to fast. Maybe it has something to do with

how adrenalyn levels are always fluctuating and so time is not a perfect constant form my own viewpoint. Imagined a complex system of measurement in which every measurement is relative to the observer rather than based on constant. Math is done to compare realative measurements. Something that I‟ve thought of a few times is about how much respect and appreciation should be given for certain people, particularly my favorite bands. The Beatles started what they did for money and fame. However, I find deep meaning in many of their songs. Fundamentally, were they the same as capitalists? They were a memorable part of the first generation that really went against the order of things, yet they earned millions of dollars and did a lot to earn money. The Who admittedly were in it for money, so what is there to their songs? I haven‟t decided how I feel about these people. However, music itself can be completely subject to individual interpretation if one decides to look at it that way. Who the artists were doesn‟t change the music for me (The question of if the artists reflect the music is sort of another reason for it to be free.) Characters in fiction are often only interesting to anybody if they go through unusual things that regular people may not go through. It‟s a cynical idea, but what if people only emphasize with characters because these troubles are representative of how they feel about their own lives? Did more in the quest story. Sometime in their early stage, Ludin tries to make artificially make a religion based on the things he‟s learned. This is meant to reflect his lack of understanding of things during that part of his life. It fails because it is an obvious conflict. On Barren, he learns the idea of individuals being central. Determining that, he takes a very fancy jacket that a Homeworld general wore and wears it (like a sgt peppers thing). I thought that it would be scary to see and consciously be aware of all light fading away into darkness, such as if you were slowly going blind. This is comparable to a character whose eyesight is deteriorating with ageing.

August 1 \/ The system people use to judge sports is wrong. (depends on luck often) Supposing one team can beat another which beat different teams is enough to prove the champion team can beat all the other teams is false. Worse, many of them depend on circumstance. People know this and maybe the other thing, but they still consider the champions best. I‟ve seen this sort of reasoning in people before, and it may be something that people have to mentally grow past. (Do people mentally grow? It seems more likely that the sheer amount of

knowledge is too much for people to hold onto old beliefs. Intellectually, perhaps they are just the same as always. Show this in something; that smart and educated people aren‟t necessarily more intellectual. Show that they are the same minds with better knowledge. Perhaps this sort of thing might set the protagonists apart from others.) Many stories have people in the early parts who tell the protagonists that the greater reality is “just a myth”. Mine should say its “Just a theory”. Already making this in the quest story: Advanced things as ancient. Possible pen name: Herald Allowing people considerations to live themselves as much as possible as part of government or philosophy People making him misjudge by convincing him to look at knowledge as “knowing” instead of “thinking”, the opposite of which being something that he was encouraged to do early on. After figuring out actual teleportation (moving a physically cohesive thing from one location in space to another), time travel should be an easy next step. Says to copy once after saying “he” instead of “it”,“If I didn‟t show appreciation to myself that would mean I didn‟t care about myself.” The character who acts as the last remainig traditional conformist referrs to self as “last common man” There are differences between liberals who simply from norm and tradition and those who are of completely different mind from everyone else.

August 2 \/ Some thing that is possibly alive or in some ways alive is detrimental to people. However, it can potentially become something highly desirable (and also more alive) and useful. Is it worth keeping? It‟s comparable to the issues with human embryos. The thing could be a mindless creature that carelessly and effectively destroys a lot of things. In it‟s second stag, it can become a more intelligent and benign creature (maybe a human-level intelligence?). “Why should I be embarrassed by what my friends do? Just because I associate with them doesn‟t make me the same. Besides, everybody associates with at least a few people of every type.” “The way I see it, you can go by the rules, you can believe in them, and you can do

neither or both.” I never believed in “cooties”. They are another one of those things that trains for convention. It‟s sort of an interpretive thing that exists on it‟s own for several reasons, such as explaining the differences in males and females and those sort of preparational things. In a way, Barren the planet has a colossal failure because it‟s open-mindedness allows the Homeworlders to blend it al together. Although the world goes into a sort of nasty era, it ends when the collective open-mindedness is too small to accept Homeworld. They kind of go back to older, liberal ways but is in a conservative way. Some little concept in something may be that a title or name has traced back though many generations but with a complex history. Examples of how the phrase works are that the words might mbe the name of a mythological creature, a group of people, an object, the names of a person‟s children, etc. The idea seen behind it may be that they are just words, and they mean what you want them to. Emotional issues for characters are a major thing in many movies and stories. A sort of typical scenario would be where a character blames himself for something such as the death of another character (I think this is called transference), and then means to abandon life or something but is perhaps told that he‟s too important, and then changes his mind after something else makes him decide to feel different. People invest in corporations > for the cause of making money, corporations hurt people. “How long will you still love me when I‟m dead?” What if the really high point in human development is reaching a point where everybody is happy (If that is the key thing supporting the growth of liberalism). “Liberal Pride” is sort of a stupid term. Pride is essentially a conservative value. “I don‟t believe in fate, but I do believe in doom.” Barreners might often have those volatile sort of competitions but treat them like rivalries rather than hostilities. Imagine if the universe was structured in a way so that it resembled a flat planet. If 99% of the matter in the universe wasn‟t destroyed at the big bang, if it took up about as much space I imagine it as something similar to a huge network of caves, with relatively empty space and relatively full space. I imagine people of my time exploring it all in a way similar to how the explorers of the pre-industrial age explored. They might simply explore as far as their means would support their interests. The atmosphere might also be more liberals since resources would be practically unlimited, since they can be walked to. I‟m thinking of things in this way because I‟m imagining further ways to explain the way things work in advanced civilizations.

“Religion helps people, I think. I feel like I can do it right.” Tries making a religion based on what he has so far learned about life. They see a person simply suddenly break down and scream while in the advanced society. “Something looks like it‟s terribly wrong for that person!” “Don‟t be bothered by it. It‟s existential anguish. It happens all the time. ” “I die now knowing that I might only amount to a character in a story. Maybe not that even.” This is one that is aware of how anything might be written in a story.

Aug 3 \/ Perhaps a successful kind of communism can only come up through non-violent means. The government of the advanced civilization might be something loosely based on something like communism to begin with, but is develops into whatever system it is that actually give complete freedom. This fall I‟m going into a two-year college. After that, I‟m probably going to work for two years to earn money for tuition at a four-year college. A large part of the plan is that the credits I earn at the two-year transfer to the four-year college. Going this way, I won‟t be able to leave La Crosse until I‟m 26. Music might be very different. Rhythm might be based on some unit of time other than a second, and pitch different from the 7 do-re-me system. “If being special was restricted, what would be so great about it? You don‟t appreciate the things you have now, such as your eyes. It isn‟t special.” “It seems like your selfesteem depends on how much more special you are. You can‟t be glad about what you are already?” A character is essentially one person for half a day, and another for the other half. One half of him is murderous, and the other is kind. Both are smart. The issue is over what to do with him. How is this situation similar to and different from others? Is he the same being both times? “I know nothing abou tmy enemies but what my people have told me.”

August 4 \/ “I‟ve noticed that things happen differently when they are made up.” Three men trying to preserve dead country. Imagine if, after America came apart, some die-hards tried to keep the nation in existence (maybe similar to the way other nations

claimed to continue the Roman Empire.) If there were three of them, how could they get a president? In my earlier age, the differences I had were essential to me now. As unhappy as they ended up making me, I would not change them. I honestly think I could have been gay, but I determined it undesirable. This chance came about because of my late birth order and subsequently low male horomone, Maybe this has effected me to be less resolute. “And how long would you two like to be married?” Blank characters are perfect for reexamining ourselves and other things. I hate when shows take a character like that ius used just to reaffirm things. The protagonists might often learn insulting terms before the good ones. After this, they might decide to only learn from people they like. This wouldn‟t last long, because they would have to like all people to learn new things. Sometime, a character asks something simple and seemingly unimportant, such as why a fir hydrant is red. From this, the characters involved can show their traits. I realize that neither protagonists represents the people of the future population. In fact, who are they closest to? (I suppose they could be like the typically underdeveloped people of today as I See them, changing into the people of tomorrow. If so, what kind of people are those of today?) I should really pay more attention to that. A good palce to start might be studying all sorts of behavior in people, particularly including men and women. Additionally, putting in lost of characters can make up for it. I should learn shorthand. Also, to be less lazy. The laziness is more important. How much has being lazy affected me philosophy? Remember scope and breadth of everything. “Humor is a stale art form. The jokes are limited by structures people already get. The amusing part only comes form things they know and expect.” “You‟ve tried everything, but you can‟t find the perfect thing. I‟ll give you something new I know you‟ve never tried before…death.” Some people don‟t appreciate the complexities of reality. What are the base, essential facts everybody should know? If they knew nothing else, these are the things they must know. “I am who I chose to be, not who I was made to be.” Take personal development into own hands. Don‟t develop the way other things would have you. I never wanted to be

„cool‟, and I‟m not. I wanted to be able to realize things others couldn‟t. and I do. “When two people are together, they are much happier. What about when more than two are together?” “Hostility is good. How would anything change without it?” “Intelligence increases with discipline and training, and discipline and training increase intelligence.” Most of what I wrote today came from notes taken on my iTouch. Because people of advanced times will be practically free to do anything, why not make a sibling couple somewhere? Any genetic problems in offspring would be artificially repairable.

Aug 6 \/ I have found reasons that I must write, but not reasons to feel enthusiastic. I should look at it in ways to make me feel like doing it. “Your ways are important to you, but I cannot accept this gift. I insist that the more needy keep this.” “I thought it was supposed to be rude to turn down gifts.” Make the plotless thing off this. “Anything complex enough has personality.” “What does it mean when the engine does that?” “It means it‟s created a small accidental physics disturbance. Nothing to worry about.”

Aug 7 \/ “The Barren people really take a good attitude. They adapt very quickly, and the various culture are all quite successful in their niche.” I think that another pattern of people of the future (or maybe just the mentally adept ones) will be able to invent things quicker, moving on from old concepts to their own or new news. One of the youths from the advanced society who comes on the trip with them is not allowed to do much after a while because they have decided he is unable to think critically enough. A character captures the anxieties over time. I is used to time being immobile and still. When it comes and sees time constantly moving forward, it gets very anxious. Such a thing would practically make it insane.

“There are no insane people, just those who belong somewhere else.” Sociologists might think it better to grow new civilizations by terraforming it in such a way and placing creatures and plants in such a way as to make it very prosperous for people on the planet, which would not only speed their growth but allow the to grow in more directions since the good conditions would allow more liberal thought. Perhaps science could advance faster when people don‟t hold on to the current convictions as aggressively (for reasons such as pride and looking right), such as if scientists were women. “We tarraformed this moon years ago. Now, it‟s losing its atmosphere and becoming desert.” If they want the opposite, for people to grow more slowly and to hammer themselves out to something very specialized, they would make conditions worse. The advanced civilization they visit could be called the 21st Incarnation”, as many more earlier civilizations in their “indecisive” state had come before them. They should meet at least one guy in this civilization who lived through thousands of years and saw many civs come and go but never went along with any of them. Ulyphia mentions once that she is doing something for the purpose of showing off, and a discussion comes up from that. I argue to the court that they should let me go, because lawbreakers are essential to revolution, which is essential to changing things which are horribly wrong. You believe in your government today, but hasn‟t every improved version of the government come along because of those who went against the previous one? I argue that deviance is essential to human development.” Sometimes you se particularly unusual people, and you might think “That person is either crazy or really knows what it‟s doing.” “Suspicion is wisdom”

Aug 8 \/ “My father sent me to boot camp to hammer me into what he wanted. The instructor beat me when I refused to go along with it. Iwarned him to stop, but he didn‟t, so I killed him. After that, I was given the death penalty, but the army wanted me. Now here I am.” „Liar‟s eyes‟ A term used by homeworlders to describe foreigners. They can often tell differences very quickly, as they mostly have very common genes there. Knows the names of a vast number of people because of large neighborhood.

“Look, just because your threatening to kill me if I don‟t doesn‟t give me the proper incentive. How can you prove to me that you won‟t do it once I‟ve told you?” I spent a little more than an hour on the plotless practice. I may have made the most lines for the amount of time I put in ever. Still not very much, but I feel good that I‟m doing something.

Aug 9 \/ “I don‟t believe in change if it‟s en mass or government-fostered.” Homeworlders on Barren might even be lazy. “I don‟t have to do this.” They would probably be bad at making advantageous choices, though. Ones born on Barren or their parents wouldn‟t really know much about that. One distinct difference in Homeworlders on Barren was that they showed signs that they did not know how to take care of themselves in this environment. A prominent feature was that they didn‟t tend to protect their faces from the wind and sun, giving them that leathery look. As the relationship between the two grows over time, they do things that lovers would before they actually are in a confirmed relationship. They do personal things around each other, and by appearances it might seem that they are trying to hide that they are in a relationship but being bad at it. Earlier on, Ludin wouldn‟t be described as easy going. Included in this is that, although he is aware of differences in people and how very different people can still be on his side, his first instinct isn‟t to be open-minded about it (in these cases, Ulyphia is essential). In the course of their times, she‟s really the savior to him. Without her, he could not grow or adapt. She might feel like she‟s doing a lot for him. The vendetta agent should posses many of the qualities of modern heroes that I find foolish. The dimorphism of genders on Barren may be more dramatic, since variation is more important. Firstborn males might be very male, and fifthborn females may be very female. We may all be decendants of a dew people that stayed behind after the first time the human race decided to move on to something else. “This tree is our buildings infrastructure. It grows as we make it. It‟s not our most quality way to make buildings, but it‟s the most affordable way.” “That‟s so bazaar. Why would you do that?” “I don‟t understand the question. We do it because it works.”

Character is happy that he doesn‟t remember anything about his identity. There have been times when I felt weird about my self, like it‟s hard to comprehend the idea of identity. It would be nice to look at myself from the outside. This character might like having no idea who it is because of this sort of feeling, or it might be unhappy about who it was and have wished for this. The guy I saw on a TV program once who could not form new long-term memories is in such an interesting situation. A little thing I thought of today is that it would be hard if somebody had this problem and learned over and over about loved ones deaths. Someone in an advanced society might think “Isn‟t it creepy that I‟m on TV every day, yet I don‟t even know who most of the people watching me are?” I went for an interview yesterday, and the interviewer took me into the kitchens of a restaurant. The restaurant is very upscale, but the kitchens look like another building. So much is a façade. Hopefully, the need for this sort of thing won‟t always be around. A character isn‟t entirely of natural human genes. People say “You aren‟t actually human?”, and it responds with something like “Look, having alien genes is really not different from customized genes. I won‟t be as interesting as you expect.” The sort of weapons they might have from their advanced society friends might be railguns, or something else that has immense energy stored in the weapon already (such as by an advanced battery) and propelling its projectile. This seems like the next step up from weapons in which the propellant is held in the projectile. There is a common sort of stereotype that things such as astrology are mostly popularized by women now. I hope it‟s not a true stereotype. I feel like it moght come about because girls usually aren‟t encouraged or expected to act intelligent or discerning. “I‟m a Pisces! What are you?” “I‟m a skeptic.” Underwater vehicles use dome windows because they hold up equally well on their surface against water pressure. Since space is the opposite, are their windows concave?

Aug 10 \/ Making it so that the things people restrain are always brought out into the open can be shown to push people away from each other or allow/force them towards each other. “Look, everyone lies. When I learn somebody has lied, I keep in mind that it probably means he lies more or is worse at keeping them.” In one story, there are three atheists. They are in a society with in a mid 1900s level of development. Two are men, one is a woman. They hang around cafes and talk. They

eventually make a major change in things, much like Darwin or Marx did. They should have qualities very different from others, such as the girl being promiscuous or they all do drugs casually. Imagine two battleing traditions. There are many stories where it‟s a sad thing that people lose their traditions and it‟s a bad thing. In this, the point is to make two traditions fighting each other and watch them interact and see the results.

Aug 11 \/ Today was my first day of work as a cashier at Quillins. I didn‟t get to settling a the computer until just now, at 9pm. This wouldn‟t be bad except that I have to get up at eight am tomorrow and so I can‟t stay up as late as usual. “Believe me, I have plenty of understanding. I have considered everything and I‟m confident in how I‟ve decided to look at it..” Maybe I haven‟t written it down, but I‟ve been thinking that the characters could be made aware that in some universe they exist as fiction. They bring it up at times after they hear about it. On homeworld, the old are given the essential role of preserving things, just as they are often made to do in less advanced societies. They are allowed and expected to judge. I feel like I can learn to write naturally. I still write slowly and awkwardly. I‟m thinking it has to do with my approach. Brain of a dumber animal put into robot or humanoid body. Point is, it‟s suddenly smart but has the same mind. No perfect person acts perfectly in all ways. We can follow the course nature put us on or take control of ourselves. Nature put us on a course, and with increasing individualism we move from the course.

Aug 12 \/ The two are given the premise of deciding over which of two convicts to save by the captain. There are key differences between the two. Both are possibly innocent but certain to die if they are not spared. These hypothetical guys have a number of qualities. Ulyphia bases her choice principally on who is smarter. The two sort of debate their choices. Later, the captain actually brings them to a similar choice. When it is real, the way they judge changes. Many times, they pass up people they could change or help. They are really quite

choosey. They often decide what places they socialize with based on interest rather than need. The fact is that they are not out there for charity, but discovery. A man of honor (who follows a “code”) is often seen going against it, often in minor things such as by being inconsiderate. He simply apologizes and goes on, never learning or realizing how often he goes wrong. A particularly dangerous type of people are those that consider themselves as following some moral code(s) but who redesignes perveption of things to follow the course it wants. Barren is supposed to be larger in circumference, but about the same wight. It is simply thinner, and it‟s tectonics are often affected by the powerful underwater currents. Althoguh much of the surface is sandy desert, the actual elevation of the terrain is variable because of the changes happening above and below ground. One feature is the great potholes all around. They are like caves with gaps in the very top. Often, they have lakes in them (farther down than most people can see). A possible addition to this is that this is where many plants grow. In particular, this is the source of lumber-like material. Cells grow out of fertile pools. Some organism grows ad-hock lattices in the simplist directions. This is developed to help the thing by keeping the enclosure open. These start thin, networking around the caverns. When the collective organisms detect a straight line across the cavern, they grow thicker. Part of the shared sort of philosophy is that everything is temporary. It is shown in their short lives, as well as in the frequency of dramatic changes. There are no particularly long-term settlements, as the conditions destroy them or make them less hospitable. “Would we preserve our own and other‟s lives if we didn‟t expect to live forever?” “Love was easier in the past. It was clear who was people grow more complex since they are allowed to. promiscuous because nobody could be right (I don‟t completely remember the premise here. I lsot it after a couple of minutes. It sounded good, and it covered things at individual level and broad level. afraid of further advancement because of extreme likely results. Instead, developed with what they had for sophistication into technological niche. I seek the constant truths. The truths that are given and taught by society are undependable. They are proven wrong. The truths we perceive can only be temporary. There are those that don‟t change, the kind we find through science. Maybe this should be common among the characters I like. Ludin feels uncomfortable or mistrusting of old people. He tries to explain why he feels comfortable on Barren because there are few old people. Its mixed with respect.

Realizes fear was encouraged on Homeworld. “I‟m learning the things I didn‟t understand or misunderstood as I learned in childhood. As this happens, it makes me smarter, tight?” Being smart doesn‟t make you intellectual. “The weapons people use to kill animals don‟t kill us, right? We‟re more unique and well developed than that, right?” We think we live in a human world. The world is not made for humans, and humans don‟t run it. Many times I find myself looking at it that way. Yesterday, as I biked home, I shifted my perspective. Instead of looking at humans as my species, I looked at them as a species. I looked at the things I passed by as simply the things these creatures developed instead of as the things I use. Sociology has theories about why people in urban areas are more isolated than people in rural places. A possibility I thought of (about midnight) is that it might be caused simply because the need for relations in order for networking combined with the streamlining of activities could be the causes.

Aug 13 \/ “He acts like it‟s his god-given right to complain.” One character always changes self mentally to adapt to things. Most people learn to act certain ways as kids and continue acting so their whole life, but this one never was cemented and changes outlook and behavior and such often. How would this character act if it ended up going into the position of a god-person? Some species of human can re-make itself. Their own body rewrites its cells. In the process, the old skeleton is discarded and a new one regrows. The other cells are reorganized into a new body. The brain stays intact and practically undisturbed. Any living matter added can be combined if its own cells don‟t defend against it and the stuff corresponds with the person‟s genes enough. Some powerful nations have annual contest to see who takes over countries better. They are allies, who resolved not to go to war with each other but to bully those that are weaker. Perhaps they are held together to prevent a stronger enemy from overtaking them./ Perhaps they formed a sort of confederation, because each nation handles it‟s particular location and such beteer on its own than if they were merged. All the participant might be traditionalo war nations. On homeworld, they have the phrase “All who wander are lost.” Many phrases exist in different forms in multiple cultures. It‟s okay to repeat them in different forms in the societies I make up.

“Her smile made her look monstrous. “ A lot of the differently evolved people would seem to possess animal traits to other ones. A character‟s face changes all the time. If a character or perople are like this in first advanced society, “I knew these people were untrustworthy, but wow.”…”Further proof that women are treacherous.” In advanced society, maybe they have it worked out so they can trust each other but they don‟t trust the new people from primitive societies. “You trust each other but not us?”

Aug 14\/ The approach to relationships in the advanced society is that one can separate from someone else even with immense affection. Since everybody lives indefinitely, it naturally worked out that they would end up with multiple running relationships. An individual has a wide social circle. It‟s normal for people to not talk to each other for along, time, because there are simply so many people to know. People are much more relaxed. Mistrust is rare and social dynamics are much kinder and allow for all types.

Aug 15 \/ The mob that the characters are involved in might do more than stealing, such as assisting people with suicide and helping hide other things from society. [Don‟t know when these two were made, but this date seems approximately right] “What exactly is a color? I mean, is it something made by us, just an interpretation of things? I can‟t make it out.” “I think I should just reinterpret everything.” “We know conventional knowledge is false, so what, then, is the fact?”

Aug 16 \/ I just thought that I might be noted for portraying future society as more feminine, particularly for the extent of making advanced ones mostly female. A character thinks of itself as having complete control over himself. This comes through in it‟s personality, in which it acts in a totally flexible way. It‟s archetype seems to jump around lucidly. The constant thing is that he is always clearly unusual. Something subtle always brings that out. On rare occasions, he might actually run into a snag that breaks

his rhythm and he acts himself. This is usually in occasions of unusual distress. Naturally, this character is smart and has a different kind of grasp on reality. “There are no fools. Just those that perceive differently.” This person has a broad view. “I realize now, there are so many ways to kill. There are more ways than facing somebody and shooting them. Creating the right circumstances does it too. You can deprive them of the means to live, or ignore them when they depend on you. It confuses everything. Who do I blame?” Ludin cares if he is not approved of. “Gold will rain, destroying those against me and providing me with bounty forever.” Formed by carefully crafted encouragement.

August 17 \/ Maybe nobody needs sleep in the advanced civilization. Humans consider the rights of life being whatever they want. In an advanced society, people should be able to change their minds and redecide everything they know more easily than we do now. “You‟re simply being what you are and nothing more.” Uncovers brutal and disturbing and lonely reality. The premise is one that could happen now, in that a character depends on religion and reality is unbearable. The character lives in a place where it feels safe and solid. Survival combines with reality. The people in this one are faced with the difficulties of long-term survival vs. what they have learned about reality. The conditions becomes increasingly harder. The ways they have learned before make them against compromising what they feel is wrong. Perhaps somebody holds on the whole time and shows that, although hard, a morality based on reality can work (a very experienced character they picked up from a very advances civilization, who has learned enough to make it work). These characters reserve their beliefs until they have no other choice. Are beliefs interchangeable with knowledge in facts? Who changes what they believe to suit survival? Who simply holds on to what they believe because they don‟t want to be wrong? Who compromises? Who does what they know is wrong to survive? There are people involved who live in this place they are stranded in. They have developed to adapt to their vicinity, and the perspective is different. The most advantageous ways of thinking often prevail. Broad thinking and openness, it seems, are becoming advantageous.

“In the pursuit of freedom, there are things that are inevitably disabled. Someone in a rebel pursuit says this. Ceding from society can create good and bad things. “They haven‟t even died once?” “They won‟t help you. They are already serene.”

Aug 18 \/ “Every change is for the better.” The advanced civilization would be a “type II” on the Kardachev scale. They have a network of satellites surrounding the sun of the planet they visit as well as more machines immediately around and within the sun. “I see now that power does not equal righteousness.” A character in a limited, conservative situation is most disturbed when a serious choice concerning its own life is posed to it (and not from the many other things) “Would you use the lives of people who have done no wrong to affect another? Would you kill a child to punish a parent?”

Aug 19 \/ “For time travel, you have to first displace yourself from this universe. From this point, you become a separate entity in existence. Also, you cannot change the universe by traveling to a different point in time and changing it. You must integrate yourself into whatever universe at whatever point you wish. This is the most complex part of it, which must be automated or else it won‟t work.” If a device could read what vocalization a brain is thinking and translate (such as on star trek), why couldn‟t the device be used to read what a persons conscious thoughts are? “There was a time when I decided that I would consider the difficult judgments, such as my self-worth, would depend on the sum of others judgments of me. I stopped when I realized the ridiculous extent of the fallibility of people.” Made a half-page story.

Aug 20 \/

I spent five hours at an orientation thing for the college I‟m going into this fall. “If everybody was represented by 1000 people in one room, who would we be?” “The ones in the back.” Nazis, in the way they scapegoat, were mentally similar to the redneck lynch mobs. I should find more comparisons like this to be better able to discern who thinks like whom. “If given a choice between the two, would you rather be numb or would you fight the pains?” I would like to achieve full unawareness of self, oblivion. “You can‟t only know the high road, the safe knowledge, or the perfectly rational, or only the most kind moral path. You must know everything to understand everything.”

August 21 \/ I‟ve thought that the characters would end up staging their deaths often, such as because they want to leave but also want to complete their efforts, leading them to stage martyrdom. I want to nearly kill them off because it allows me to do it without actually doing it. Is there some sort of constant good? Something consistently rightful? There isn‟t such a thing ingrained into the universe, but I consider some ways of acting better than others. Still, I should consider what specifically makes a good person. “Why does nobody understand? I must be ruthless to succeed in my efforts to save humanity.” Many people, including this one, believe their efforts are necessary and assume they are misunderstood. I never liked the idea that there are ever necessary deaths for innocent people. In some premise, all the characters are struggling for the ultimate thing. Only one can win, and they get it. Some question if it really is a test. Protagonists put selves aside from contest and befriend controller. These characters act as if doomed if they fail. They are relatively few in number and this struggle goes on a cross several systems. These systems are populated with people unaware of this contest, and most live with such limits that they don‟t believe its possible (or they don‟t believe it otherwise.) Gilthoniel is running the test, giving a limited number of people the chance to have duplicate abilities to her own. “If I were an uncaring person, I could take the world for myself.” Usually, people choose rules that prevent them from caring. To do better, they work around. When they are raising Gilthoniel‟s child: “I don‟t think you understand. This is a job.

You will do this for an indeterminate amount of time. You must answer to someone with a higher designation.” There are a lot of experiences they try to bring it to. “Why do I keep changing my mind about things? I want to have things one way at a moment and another way at another.” “Those are emotions we learn to work with and around them.” “How fragile you are. You could achieve everything if you could be made to no longer care and then be given constant pleasure.” Someone who emigrates with them from Homeworld might decide to do just this in first advanced society. Shortly before they leave, when they are waiting near the vessel, they run into someone who is going with them: “This is a wonderful place. Some people say its much more reasonable to just use a simulation, but I prefer the real thing.” “What are you talking about?” This person has been on the planet a while. Even though there are many reasons not to be there, this person really loves the place. A character is very special because it has a semblance of awareness of reality. Portray the atheist like a person with the unique advantage of sensibility. Its sort of human nature to resist reality for reasons of happiness or convenience. A rebel group says of themselves: “We are the guilty.” What kind of people would admit to being sinners except those who don‟t believe sins are real? “Have you heard the good news?” “Maybe I have. What are you preaching?” “Real individualism. The reality is that our path and the codes we follow have always been our own choice.” Person in advanced society decides to enter fantasy thing while standing in middle of path. “Someone pick her up.” Fantasy/para-reality is just so common. Sometime, a character that joins them should be a man in a middle-age crisis. So many characters in sci-fi are surprisingly young (or surprisingly old). This sort of character might be more likely to join them. In advanced society, there are few or no reservations. They don‟t hold back. People here appeared to lack standards of decency. It showed in their actions and words. There isn‟t need to, and in fact it helps not to be because few expect it. The extent of their exploration (as far as their universe of origin goes) spans beyond one galaxy. The one they started in is a little less than moderately developed. It‟s been less than seven thousand years since significant settlement began. It can be called a “pioneer galaxy”, with a lot of empty space. Not as many civilizations have passed through as in the ones with more people, and the large signs of people tampering with the universe are also less common.

Aug 22 \/ “I was on a journey to the other half of the world. I wasn‟t going to the geographic opposite, but the philosophical opposite. I crossed paths with another man going from that part to mine. We both meant to emigrate, and our reasons were the opposite. We talked about our reasons during that day. I questioned if I was the one who perceived wrongly. My friend, however, never had this thought. The next day, he continued and I never saw him again. I reconsidered that his kind didn‟t ever reconsider, ad mine did. By this major fact, I decided to continue.” This started as a brief idea, and now it‟s a short story. I‟ve noticed that many of the people in commercials who are in the position viewers are supposed to like are jerks (or they do jerk-like things). It might have to do with people feeling better about being the jerk than the victim. The people of an advanced society might have similarities to children. They might be permanently impressionable, since they are so changeable. Their behavior (and the fact that they can live forever) make them like perpetual children.

Aug 23 \/ “Until the days that the race really started to excel, we were just humans. Humans meaning a species of very successful animals. We used all of our advantages and speciesspecific traits. We have advanced from merely being humans to being something better: individuals.” “From mere man to unique being.” “I‟m a resolute atheist. I think I‟ll fit perfectly.” “What if you had undeniably strong evidence of religion bwing true? Would you convert?” “No. I am resolute.” “Then you are not fit. The kind of atheist I like is one that gets it.”

Aug 24 \/ “why do you treat me with such prejudice now? We used to be so cordial.” “That was because you had our leader hostage!” “But this was simply an arrangement of trust. I liked your side, and I still do.” “Finally, your exit must be carefully disciplined and exact. This is the final thing they will see. Don‟t be too concerned though. Immediately after it doesn‟t matter what you do…” “I have a question!” “What?” “You‟ve said since the beginning that this show was about dignity, honor, skill, and all our other values. Do you mean to say we drop these as soon as we finish? If we do, what is the point of all this?”

The teacher laughed. Many of the other performers were amused as well. “Apparently, you are too stupid or innocent to understand. This is a display of superiority. You don‟t belong here.” “Don‟t you think love would work out better and everybody would be happier if we didn‟t have to say our feelings were absolute? Few people have ever been so that they either simply love somebody or don‟t.”

Aug 25 \/ “I‟ve tried everything I can to convince you of the truth. You turn my arguments at every turn.. I‟ve had enough now. I don‟t know what to do but resort to something besides argument.” “If I turn all your arguments around, don‟t you think that may mean your wrong?” “I hear voices in my head. They used to be very negative, but now they are a source of reference for me. I consort with them.” Sometime, while they are wandering Barren, some gang offers protection. “They would rather have it this way than try and fight us. I believe if we were attacked they would betray us if they felt they could defeat us.” “I am resolute that reality can work out perfectly. I need to arrange what I know until I see it in the way that works, like an art gallery. I have what I need already, I just have to sync everything together right.” The belief that there is a solution for everything might come from this line of thinking. Perhaps it‟s wrong. Perhaps it‟s wrong how I make up things in which characters are totally convinced they are right.

Aug 26 \/ “My favorite era is always today. The world as a whole gets smarter everyday, because people slowly get wiser as time goes on.” “Do you suppose atheists take such stock in science because they want to create their salvation? If that‟s true, can‟t they interfere with the true decrees?” someone makes non-lethal weapons that prey on irrational fears. One might be a gaybomb (with some sort of pheromones), that is meant to draw people away from the army because the soldiers would be so afraid of being turned gay. Another might simply be a horribly foul smelling bomb. Other things might be made to offend the senses too, such as something that leaves a long-lasting bad aftertaste or a constant annoying noise. The premise they are in might be one in which an advanced society has problems with killing so they only use a variety of non-lethal weapons.

I‟ve been slow to realize that I won‟t be always make every page of writing completely deep and meaningful. I should just make regular stuff and try doing harder things when I feel ready for it. I‟ve been treating this in a way similar to my other interests. What does it take to get serious? I need to do it even when I don‟t feel like it. “It‟s really quite easy to predict the future once you „get it‟, and then you and anybody else who can do it become very significant factors in the universe. Only those with the greatest skill in it can manage to make more than one significantly consequential change and still predict the future correctly.” “Politicians should have to always suffer the same problems of the people they represent. If most of the people in a small area are poor, it‟s governor should be poor. If a king leads a poor nation, he should also be poor.” “I want to do it already, but I want you to make me eager to do it before I can do it.” A character changes between two totally opposite people often. One cannot be killed without destroying the other. This is a concept used before as in Werewolves, but I think I had additional ideas to it.

Aug 27 \/ A character had a quality in which it often spoke in ways in which it commanded people. When it could not order it talks in a way that might seem courteous but clearly was something it would force someone to do if it could. “How do we balance freedom while taking care of everybody‟s needs and wants? It can only happen with progress either technologically or mentally, and the two follow each other.” Ludin might think of individual traits as counting for groups in the very early times, ending sometime after he leaves Barren. “I‟m glad this is finally going to end. Nobody will tell me what to do anymore when I‟m dead.” That was meant to be unrelated to somebody from Homeworld, but it brings up the idea that after somebody dies on that world they are still told what to do by some “death authority” (should be an old person) who carries out the ceremonies while telling the dead person to do they things that they make the body do (such as “go underground”) as if it were still responsive to authority. Women governing while men act.

“I think your story sounds unlikely. It defies logic and sounds too unlikely.” “But if you‟ll believe me, I promise you will go to paradise for eternity!” “Oh. Well, count me in!” “Great. Now, I do have some demands as well and you won‟t go to paradise until after you die.” “That sucks!” “Well, maybe you don‟t like it but it‟s the only way to get to paradise.” “If something didn‟t happen, that means you were unable to do it. We all have capabilities, but if the circumstances created it so that you didn‟t, you couldn‟t. These things are debatable, but the only other possible thing is that it depended on your will, in which case your will is also something dependant on other things, in which case it still isn‟t your fault.” “I visualize things this way. The universe is a ___, which is what we call a sort of cohesive picture made up of layers. What we do to the universe translates into these layers. When a person dies, it‟s particular layer fades away and is also covered up by others. The one whohas the strongest affect has the strongest layer, although this one also fades. You know, the first human 0robably has a strong undercoat that affects every other layer. This undercoat is going to disappear eventually, I think.”

Aug 29 \/ Plotters “I don‟t trust intelligent people.” “I don‟t judge you on what you are or have been, but what you can be. Your potential defines you more than your being at this time. People change, and I think I can predict what they can become. It‟s a fact that one person will be more or less likely to change in a specific way than another. What you are now will change, and who you are overall is more important than now.” “Your only free without fear…Fear is something used to control us. Fear is another factor for irrationality. We will act wrong if we have any fear. “ If it defies logic, it‟s probably something imaginary. People would have to be completely incompetent if there was a circumstance in which the world depended on one person.

Aug 30 \/ Today I saw a spider in the bottom of the shower. He was big, and he was probably behind me for a while. At first I felt like doing something to it. Instead, I watched it struggle for a few seconds, and then it slowly curled up, as spiders do when they die. Noww that it held on to nothing, it washed toward and into the drain. It was sad to see. It was helpless to the water.

I don‟t like person I would be if I lived with my dad. He‟d be such an idiot. People aren‟t “hiding”, these things mostly just happen. “Weak”? Examining various people it seems that sometimes they just don‟t sync. How many of them stepped back and decided to create themselves (Artificial), or are just unusual? “Pride is created. It‟s a combination of other feelings meant to create conservatism.” What these characters become allows them to do better than any conditioned radical (such as a person who spends whole life religiously dedicated to a task). These characters discover the principals their actions are based on for themselves. Thinking about it, there I a limit to how fast as well as how slow a human can do something. At some point nerves, muscle sensitivity, and patience can allow you to do something at a limited minimum speed. It‟s dangerous to allow yourself to be satisfied. Maybe it‟s impossible to be unless you allow yourself to be. Life can get bad if you accept your situation. One of the Aristocrats has a real perversion for Barreners. Sometime, he is wooing one but it comes up that he likes it because there is a “Bestial” feeling to it. She gets offended. He wants threatens to execute her as she goes, but he doesn‟t. She also hears later from another that he is getting weak, and therefore is doomed. “Know why they make you shave your head? See, your hair is there to protect your brain and keep it warm. When they put you in the army, they shave your hair because they don‟t want you to have a healthy brain.” What we do with our time

Sept 1 \/

Sept 2 \/ Another thing on Feminization and progress: The first child is apparently the most masculine, being more so than the parents. Subsequent children are less so. The most masculine are the most aggressive, and assuming that more aggressiveness is helpful we can suppose they reproduce more. Furthermore the high value usually placed on firstborns helps this.

She said “If you‟re so unsatisfied, wouldn‟t it be easier and better to just make yourself happy?” He thought about it for a minute, perhaps working it out. “You mean I should decide to feel better about it?” “I‟m asking why you don‟t.” “Because it‟s a terrible idea.” “Why?” “Well, I think there are a lot of reasons. First, the more I do that the worse I‟ll allow things to get. It will just be ignoring.” “So you want to trust your feelings?” Maturing, it feels like your rushed to mature. There are probably unresolved things for everybody. I don‟t mean just the major things, like feelings repressed, but things such as the emotional responses people really feel that they decide not to allow.

Sept 3 \/ Science is not a religion. It‟s a replacement for it. Observing the constraints of sense, it seems natural that the human race will believe stupid things before smart things. The belief in deities and such precedes the discovery of the causes. What we know limits what we are allowed to believe (by others).

Sept 4 \/ I never liked the Ayn Rand philosophy. I occasionally find that I dislike it more. With the philosophy that everybody works for themselves only, the future I expect can‟t happen. The dominant ones would not be ones to think broadly enough to allow the broad freedom and individuality, because subordinates would have to conform and the dominant will continue as they are.

Sept 8 \/ Some species of human has particular markings on their bodies indicating details about their body as well as being sexual indicators, like flowers.

“I only like tall people. I‟ve known tall people to be more similar to myself. It might have to do with myself being tall, but that‟s beside the point.”

What situations are created when there is prosperity without knowledge and knowledge without prosperity. It seems like so often we learn things just to forget them. This includes what we learn in school and those minor things we learn to form our routines around and then don‟t need to know anymore. “I‟ve been doing these things so long, I forget why.”

Sept 9 \/ It‟s conservative values verses liberal outlook. “I used to look up and think that there were the stars and us, my world. Now I see we are one of those.” In some alien attack thing, it‟s a moment of frightening realization to see that it came in an unguided vessel, not one it could control. Seeing that it‟s unintelligent shows that they have been dieing from a human instead oof the creature. “I don‟t believe much in representational or symbolic gestures. They arre there for other people. I don‟t need any for myself.”

Sept 10 \/ Some character is sitting in a comfortable alcove outdoors in a city. He talks with a bunch of other people of highly differing traits. Some are regularly in his circle, but most consist of people encountered on the street. “Hey, you! What‟s your religion?” “I believe that religion is a human invention.” “We can use you. Come here.” The group is short lived and one vestige of free thought. The guy is probably gay. The ship had little buttons and lights…”We want to terraforming by crashing a water asteroid into it, but that‟s really low tech. We ant to do it better.”…One of several massive machines ran there, a combination of biological parts and crude, large machine parts. They were organisms that were there own tools…They had been going though space on their massive starship for a while now. It‟s courses were practically random, as they went around doing goodwill everywhere… The computer on the ship is like the many other computers they make. It doesn‟t think past it‟s parameters. It has no desires or feelings, but it does have some sort of restrictions and otherwise it can do what it wants. It is smart enough to know that a feeling is just something that is created by and affects things. It has no specific will to preserve itself. It‟s objectives are as defined by it‟s boss. It‟s limit of self preservations does not let it kill itself simply for the happiness of others. The protagonists often feel threatened by it anyway.

It‟s a quantum computer. Some rare type is a respected slave. It feels like the protagonists are going around space with very few objectives.

Sept 11 \/ “A pin makes a high-pitched resonant sound when dropped on a hard surface. A wire produces light and heat when sufficient current runs through it. A Draidian transport vessel warps physics when it‟s main system is put into overdrive, although results vary. A human reacts violently when threatened, although results for these vary as well. I know the laws of the universe and the details of things within it.” When I use my main sense, sight, I now think of it slightly differently. Sight is just a sense; something our mind puts together through sells interacting. Thousands of small pictures are put together into one. Sight might be considered unreal, since it‟s just interpretation. This thing I use everyday is just an illusion. The things we see are there, but the factual way things look cannot be seen unless we see in every way at once, in every perspective and spectrum. I remember teachers in my Chicago school saying to me that I can‟t do something like fan myself with paper when I‟m not hot. What‟s the point of telling me not to? It‟s one of those stupid arbitrary disciplinary things. The only other argument I expect is to teach us not to do redundant things, but naturally we‟ll learn ourselves not to do things that waste time or effort if they are a detriment.

Sept 12 \/ “What do you think are the deepest, most important things?” “Love, deep happiness, safety, togetherness. Why?” “I have a good life with love, but somehow I‟m not specifically happy. These things don‟t seem fundamentally important anymore. I haven‟t been able to find what is, though.” “I think you‟re just depressed. Once you‟re out of it, you‟ll be back with us again.” “I guess that must be it.”

Sept 13 \/ Some person who‟s family dies and who has other tragedies takes along time to get that these things just happen. Thinks it‟s a special case and the universe/god is specifically against him.

With the incredible, perhaps omnipotent abilities of people in the future, will there be any free parts of outer space? Things that would be left to the powers of nature will be under human control, which can be extremely powerful to totally whimsical. Would there be any part completely empty of people‟s knowledge or interference? What places are really free? Something that could happen often but is often unused in science fiction (partially because it depends on what you can film) is relative size of peoples. They usually pare made to be about the same height, but this could probably vary a lot. People might possibly end up being doll-size or regular giants. “I hate the soldiers we get today. They don‟t follow orders, and they don‟t even like the country.” Laws merely kind of hold things together. They don‟t reinforce right and wrong. Instead of “Justice has been served”, “Fairness has been served”. “My god. All I‟ve done is live. I‟ve done what I‟ve been expected to do. I listened to adults and learned to do what they wanted, then I got a career, got married, had kids, and now I‟m going to die. All I‟ve done is what animals do, just better.” “But what about all the highlights?” “It was just interspersed with moments that feel better. When I was very young, I remember whenever I was sad and my parents would give me something or do something so I feel better, and then I‟d take it and just forget about it.” “I‟ve determined that liberals are inhuman. They distance themselves from what the rest of us are involved in, mostly things pertaining to survival. They all want to be something besides what they are.” “Yeah. Isn‟t it great?” Characters in something: “Take life by the horns”, calm observant one, psycho, one who does as he is intended to…These characters are unconnected until some extraordinary things happen. The responses of these types come through. “I respect a person who is brave and smart enough to do other than what people tell him to do.” “What you are told to do and what you learn to do is different.”

Sept 14 \/ Strange girl Nice and interested at first “Enjoying your neat and structured place in the universe? You will have to see it more

complexly to become anything but what you are.” Symbol misblamed

Sept 15 \/ “Overskin” suit. In the really advanced and complex ships, every system seems to mess up the other. “One thing I could determine quickly is that he quietly disliked everything. Not hated or ignored, but didn‟t accept. No matter where he was or what he was doing, there was always something else he would rather do.” Person loves somebody dislikeable, like a nerd liking a cool kid. The thing is that the love is considered unconditional, since there is no clear reason why they should. The truth turns out to be something sad, like that person being attractive or something like that. “Such people. You know so much yet you haven‟t escaped the basest desires, and you are so concerned with being the right person that you fail to actually be a good person.” Some place is hazardous because of small beam weapons meant to kill nuisance animals. They are minor threats to humans “Perfection is not a universal constant. It is unreal and therefore unattainable.” Timing Steady

Sept 16 \/ “The landslide only injured the people in the house, thank god!” “If you are going to thank god, then you should blame him as well.” She was walking though the shop. She saw nothing interesting at all. The most interesting thing hear happened in her head. As she thought about the universe and its oddities, she realized “Why is any moment considered more extraordinary than any other? Everything in the universe is the same stuff running along the same rules, so what is really different about a supernova compared to this moment?” “If he‟s going to make fun of the guy he served before me, what will he say about me?” spy sympathizing with the people he is spying with.

If the government didn‟t take care of people and give them money when they needed it, many would be forced to steal. I think it becomes easier to hurt people once you‟ve made a habit of it, even if the people you hurt before deserved it. By hurt I mean steal and whatever else might fit. Some character(s) don‟t recognize people as different, or at least doesn‟t recognize different face. Applies to Gilthoniel‟s offspring. “We had to wear the same colors every day for a while. I remember when we switched our colors one day. It was funny for a while, but then it got a little annoying.” Somewhere, being different is recognized as a disease. Right now, if somebody is different enough they are recognized as having a physical or mental problem. This happens in Homeworld, and Illan is where she is found for that reason. “I‟d rather feels sad than happy, because I don‟t want to feel that all is well because I know it never can be.” There are many things with gentle idiots in them, but I don‟t think that‟s very likely. An idiot is most likely to be hateful, because they would only see things in simple terms. They were in a sort of emergency situation. They and the villagers with them were fairly rational until the idiot started making accusations. His points were debatable, but they still were convinced enough by him to start convincing each other. “Hey, he has a good point. Only someone like him could think of that.” They failed to realize they were all listening to an idiot. In America, there was the idea that workers should be dedicated and hardworking to their employers for various reasons. It‟s not different from communism, where they try to convince workers to work hard for their nation. “A bad kind of cop is the kind that doesn‟t do things because he prefers “serving justice” instead of the law. A cop can‟t make his own judgments, it‟s inefficient. They do as they are told.”

Sept 17 \/ “A semblance of neurons make what you consider life. I‟m a semblance of images, but if the end product is identical what is the difference?” A group is Avante garde, but obviously still a peer group. They think they are free, but of course they can‟t be as separate as they think. No matter how good a person finds their group or themselves, it is still fallible. “Consider the implications if all meaning is produced.” It is, of course.

Sept 18 \/ A conservative politician is very nice to know personally. Through some odd circumstances he befriends a young person who is very opposed to the things he stands for. For a while, he tries to do everything he can to prove himself to this person. For various reasons, such as his being unable to understand, he cannot. They meet a depressed and dark sort of moody Barrener. He is quite mature and often serious.

Sept 19 \/ “God men cant win. Over time, things change because men who are slightly less worse than the last ones come along. Good men are quiet and inconsequential, or else they are killed. By the time they can win, things become nice enough that they don‟t have anything to change. Besides that, most people born of those late generations are women.” There is something in people that makes them accepting of bullies. If there wasn‟t, then they couldn‟t become leaders. There is evidence when we see that schools sanction it by barely doing anything about it. On Barren, he fully realizes that his is the inferior culture.

Sept 20 \/ Some culture has disrespect for people who put themselves at relaxed or submissive places as courtesy. Not because they dislike weak people, but they say that it shows they think they can get past them. In some story, the main characters say things like “Don‟t think you know god.” They are the sort that turn into atheists. “The days the lies stop, we will have created heaven.” These characters could exist in a typical adventure-story premise, and this is part of their conflicts. Do people who think negatively tend to find more ill will against them everywhere? Would they find more things aimed against their ideals in a story when it is actually unbiased? Sometime, Ludin uses the muscle-relaxant thing in his wrists and people think that person died. He later learn they buried him alive. He gets these to avoid killing anyone, but it happens anyway.

“Science is the only explanation of the universe that can be explained through math, which is a foolproof concept anyone can figure out. The purely scientific theories are grounded in foolproof facts and thinking. That‟s adequate enough for me.” “A nuclear bomb can‟t even create a tsunami if detonated in the ocean. A decent sized storm has more power in it. We are surprisingly powerless.” Maybe Barreners should have a stronger ability to change physically. Modern humans tend to change physically to some degree to suit their environment. Barreners should be able to change more dramatically. Bones don‟t change or anything as strong as that, but they do change at dramatic levels. Hormones can change a lot, perhaps aaround 50% of their current biological balance toward either sex. “She changes a lot. It‟s not sudden, but she seems like different women at some times.” “It‟s a long-term physical reaction to stimulus. You‟ve probably notices she seems more female at some times compared to others. The response responds most strongly to stress. Short term instances pushes toward more male behavior, and long term pushes toward female.” Evil science-type overlord has great respect and appreciation for anybody smart enough. This character may have an interesting sort of personality to craft. Why would such a smart person turn evil? An advanced group of people they meet while in the early stage (as well as many others should) change themselves to suit demands of the environment and situations as evolution would. That is just the sort of thing that should be done with technology, directing advancements intentionally and at an individual level instead of letting the slow process of evolution control it. “If I will be in the mountains, I can give myself wings and fly. If I will spend a long time in a place with few resources, I can change my metabolism.” “This is so difficult. Are you male?” “I‟m whatever I want to be. Gender often doesn‟t suit any needs.” “But how do you find your life working out when you hack into your humanity? I mean, what happens to your objectives? Every one of you must change to a different species whenever you do this. It‟s just so extreme.”

Sept 21 \/ ”Can your science explain that?” “No acceptable explanations have some up yet, but it is only a matter of time. Also, I want to ask you if your religion can explain the change from day to night, how the Internet works, or how diseases work.” “I would be a thief, but I don‟t trust myself when it comes to judging who‟s money I deserve. I could get carried away.”

A bunch of characters are visiting somebody and doing ordinary things. They are guided into a room and the door is locked with just them inside. They are caught by surprise. In the middle of the room is just a table with a gun. They are left alone for hours, without any input form outside. The idea is that it‟s a test. A character is put through many confusing trials. The trials resemble those they put spies though. They have him do some very dangerous things eventually, such as active investigation. He does not know why they have him doing it, but eventually it turns out it was to empower, and to have him reach the right results on his own. This character can be the spy that joins the protagonists eventually, although it will be when he is equivalent to 30 years of age. They meet him suring the early stage, and they learn about being subtle. “This entire place is converted for instant travel. Travel of anything is naturally limited to the speed of light, but here all things travel instantly. It is the principal thing to consider as you examine our world.” A sort of sociologist/physician who knows much about Barreners goes along with them too. This person is fascinated by them in many ways, even though this person rarely met any.

Sept 22 \/ “Hey. Do you want to buy my rock?”

Sept 23 \/ “How can you be so certain that he will survive?” (Cheerily) “Why, I just know!” “(Moans) How inspirational…”

Sept 24 \/ “You don‟t even know who I am!” Friends with everyone How do Barreners treat the retarded or disabled? It would probably come down to personal things. Norms and rules of behavior are very erratic. Generally, it would probably happen a lot since there is more radiation and genetic variation, so perhaps people would generally have to adapt to it and make use.

A person who can‟t control themselves, like a vampire or some other mythological nearhuman thing, shown in comparison to how ordinary people have things controlling them as well. Reluctantly broad-minded person. Thinks that the world is filled with freaks, but doesn‟t care for any of the small conservative groups. “Have you ever killed a person for somebody else, and then found out that the one you killed for was completely undeserving?”

Sept 25 \/ “Essentially, time is a resource. There is a way to use time itself as an component of something, especially when it comes to projects in physics.” It‟s simply impossible to prove a concept when it‟s simply a way of living. Facts cannot prove things that only exist in the mind because they are imaginary. The universe does not agree with ideas. Defending conservative view points is folly. “We have learned how to live much longer by controlling our bodies through our consciousnesses. We have developed careful methods over many years to do this. We value ourselves highly, and we can keep ourselves and our knowledge alive during extraordinary circumstances.” The monks of Barren are bastions of knowledge, and this includes things beside what we are aware of in regular science. Ulyphia learns some of these self-control techniques when she is younger, but this ends when her mother increases her control over her. Later, they spend a few weeks in an a monastery/lab while wandering. It is a part of their experiences. Ludin gets some control over his neuroticism here.

Aug 26 \/ Task before emotions. "Hard to do" "It might be a weird question, but you wouldn't have _, would you?" "no. Don‟t come back asking about it again."

Aug 27 \/ Non-intellectuals are most likely to stay the same unless they are really pressed to change. Picture this in a premise in which a cop (a position of close-mindedness) has to relearn much of what he knows about society and other things he believed he knew to be true. They would definitely act differently than people already smart.

Today I thought of how I spent about sixteen hours mostly playing games while so many other things were happening all over the world and the universe. I‟m not a part of it, but it‟s happening. Somehow, it remains less real than the moment. Could write a story with several unconnected things happening at once and just bring out this point. Among the people born with body markings, there is serious contention over modifying them. A lot can be told about people from them, so changing them at all upsets a lot of things. I think it should be said of Ulyphia that “She‟s surprisingly good at breaking news.” Even though she might seem unemotional at times, it‟s not because she is uncaring. She surprises people with her sympathy. This and her intelligence make her able to do that. The emotional things they give you just keep you going long enough. They convince you you‟re happy and they get you to go along with everything. They don‟t stop pressing you until you‟re too old to do anything, and by then you are probably totally happy with it. “I would have liked to learn on my own instead of having been told from the start.” “But you have learned. You‟ve found proof of your beliefs since then.” “Can I be sure of that?” I was raised atheist and I‟ve found things that reinforce that. Ulyhpia grew like this too. Ludin didn‟t though. Consider a creature that both loves and desires to kill something at the same time. Mother gerbils love their babies as mammals do, but they eat them if they feel threatened enough. Imagine a fox that loves a rabbit for who it is, but it wants to kill and eat it too. Such a relationship in human terms would be complex and interesting. An authority says “They are filled with hate only. They don‟t feel all things as we do.” He says this of enemies and animals. “They are not complex, but simple.” It‟s rarely done, but what if something was written in which everyone, including people the author considers bad, is shown in every light. “I‟m just writing this to illustrate that everyone is the same.” It would be great if people did this once in a while, because it would show that everybody is the same. Nobody is consumed by hate. Believing that is always bad. Even when you are convinced that somebody is evil, it should not be forgotten that they are the same as you. It‟s all relative and it can happen to you. Reality is unbiased. Both of them should have one time when they have my idealized mind, without physical alterations and having limited (no super) help. It could be a reason why they don‟t change themselves or accept any extremely drastic changes (because they want to know that it can be done by anyone.) Should the Homeworlders smoke with pipe or paper? Many people (especially those that go for perfection and never feel adequate) really need

to know what I do. So much of their happiness and self-worth depends on things that are ultimately meaningless. “The thing you‟ve wanted to be is actually what I am” Somebody is talking with and educated person, perhaps a scientist. He explains why he seems so satisfied: “What you need lies with knowing.” He generally ends up telling people to go to school, explaining that it will give them things they seek with religion. People start thinking it‟s a scam, but really it‟s more like they are being taught to think differently. While Ulyphia is being taught, a lot of conflict happens between her mother and her instructor. Her education and desired plan conflicts. The ideals also conflict. "Are you all right?" "I never have been. Not that I'm saying anyone truly has been." "I don‟t take with your structure of thinking. I think life is a matter of realizing that key thing at the right moment." "So do I. Before you can realize the right conclusion, you have to know enough." Anything that is called a "Federal Corporation" is effectively an oxymoron Adopted people develop differently than expected. Wealthy and socially fit people adopt extremely different sort of child. A lot of mental development depends on genetics, so this odd situation would produce odd results. "I won't argue with you. You are obviously not the kind of person who changes his mind much, and that is as much as I need to know." Arguments are pointless sometimes, especially since plenty of people are incapable of changing their minds. "I did this. Something is wrong here and I did this. What does this mean? Should I change it? Can I change it?" This is guilt. In this case it is absent of the concept and in an altruistic form. "It's much simpler to curve or divert an attack than to block it completely. That is why those types of shields are so common." Alternatively to typical shields, maybe they make a field that gives more integrity/hardness to everything within it. Every space door should have physical ways to close and open it as well as a switch to force it closed or open. There is a smart and absent minded one. Doesn't realize obvious at times, as Kris does. They often ignore him and under appreciate what he brings. In some instance while he is in the army, he is one of practically no dissidents in some event. Units are intentionally meant to make decisions as groups, because groups influence individuals strongly. One outstanding time he objects to group, and major

changes after that. She's unaffected by groups. The evolution of Barreners can be summed up by saying that they would be forced to change a lot anyway, so they adapted. “It‟s all about enthusiasm!” The enthusiasm is used here as somebody‟s alternate definition of getting people to do things in the way he approves and liking it. “Prototype” tends to be synonymous with “all-powerful” in fiction, when they aren‟t actually so good in reality. Engineers usually make them just to test concepts or as a test before the final version. They aren‟t even made to be fully functional, usually.

Sept 28 \/ “Few of us could be said to be a warrior race. In fact, it‟s very casual and taken lightly.” Animals develop never caring about the complexities of what is really going on. “The sun is just there, lets use it.” Lets not be animalistic. “If the definition is too ambiguous, let it be.” I.e. the line at which people take control of nature. Space maps would be really hard to do on paper, and somewhat difficult on 2D screens. 3D seems like the only proper way. Spaceships go in three dimensions, plus inertia works completely differently. It seems like the only feasible way to control one would be to manipulate individual thrusters. Maybe a horizontal metal bar that strained in every direction (representing the vessel) could be a decent substitute. Any spaceships that needed to go fast would probably look quite elegant while moving.

Sept 29 \/ A person wants to make sure it gets recognition for something. “You don‟t get it. There‟s something more to it.” Nothing is simple, but can this really have more justification than any other specifically self-serving act? “Women make the best warriors. Men have aggression and are the more easily controlled sex. They make good grunts. However, if you can get her to, a woman can act with deliberate coolness and calculation. They handle stress better too. They aren‟t as powerful physically, or course, but physical ability is less important than it used to be.” “The problem was that we could not remove the background memories. Although the

things easily recognized as memories were gone, they would keep the residual things such as skills and the way they felt about specific concepts and ideas. Memories are incredibly complex and interwoven with the rest of the mind, so it‟s still so that the only way to truly remove all memories is to make a person dumb. When we do this, we must also artificially put their minds back together.” Memory removal might not always be sinister. Maybe it should also be a sort of therapy, or some way for people to literally become somebody else without dieing. Consider what future people would think about how things work, not knowing the things we do now. “Would I __ if it weren‟t for _(something from the future)_“ They speculate about these things that we know in their past as we might of the future. He somehow had a smile locked on his face. It‟s as if he was another creature that happened to have a face shaped just so. Maybe it was something about the way he thought. “I didn‟t lose my mind. I found it.” “The things of the future were remarkably quiet and unobtrusive. Very unlike the sensationalized stories I recall from my childhood.” Conservative future societies and space empires are unlikely, but when they come up consider the thinking of the United States. “Why are you doing these things? You must be crazy.” “There must always be a devils advocate.” In a place where things are not right but not everybody sees it, one person feels that it is necessary that somebody should do the opposite. It understands this, but barely does it understand why and it does not understand what is wrong with its society. An intelligent computer is always business like and rarely lets on that it‟s an intelligent thing and not just a system. It usually comes through only with subtly smarmy comments. In some situation, people only survive in tightly controlled environments. The atmosphere is more of a careful nuclear survival silo than an oppressive place. “Its all a battle. Losing isn‟t that frightening, since nothing makes us more deserving than them. They will win or we will win. Neither of us is better.”

Sept 30 \/ I might say I‟m a preincarnation of somebody from future. I would only say it jokingly though. “I think I‟ve learned so much about hiding my mistakes that I‟ve accidentally learned to

do my job well.” “I‟ve decided that if what I do and how I act is good enough for me, it‟s good enough.” Physically, is time everything? Isn‟t time our interpretation of the rate at which everything works. We are constantly in a place where everything must be reconsidered. An outstanding example is that there have always been things we assumed about people when we observe specific traits. It becomes increasingly obvious that most of these assumptions came about for thoughtless reasons. It is increasingly so all the time. “How do we manage to live with the inescapable? For example, everybody knows they cannot stop from aging. What stops it from being on our minds constantly or crippling us? There are various ways. Most times, it‟s eased or the facts are avoided with lies.” Today I got the feeling of a day of work being just like the most depressing kind of life. One day is comparable to a life. It‟s effectively pointless and unintelligent. The end product is very little. It‟s the same thing overall with little variation. Lookup biological reasons and emotional and logical thinking for people choosing single mates. “It‟s a better place, but it‟s not my place.” One character is a cheater. He considers himself like as an animal that is simply employing it‟s natural advantages. He has no value for the rules or laws. Doesn‟t consider himself to necessarily be above them; he just considers them as invented things and nothing more. He‟s a very clever one, and he cheats whenever he can. Some might give this trait only to “bad guys”, but he simply has a differently developed moral system. Like other protagonists, his is developed sensibly and with freedom. . “I don‟t find anything wrong when people endorse something they don‟t do themselves. They are effectively admitting their weaknesses.” “Somebody has been following us for a long time. He‟s always somewhere, watching.” On Barren “I practice near anti-humor.” By that, means jokes are bad.

Oct 1 \/ People tend to go with the majority in groups. Considering how people fall in, this is a problem for the virtue of democracy.

Can atheism be said to be inherited? Some biological traits may aid in developing the type of mind suited to it. Perfection is artificial and an illusion. It‟s just a concept. The thing you should become is at your own discretion. Some pair of characters come from a soft place and a hard place. “I‟d rather not waste town saving this town, since these people were doomed already by being so simple and stupid.” “I don‟t like how the concept of respect is being abandoned.” Person commenting on it‟s advancing society.

Oct 2 \/ “Don‟t you see that he is fighting for the right thing?” “Maybe, but by being a king he will never have my trust.” “I‟ve decided not to trust atheist scientists.” “Ha! Good luck.” On one world, the society itself is liberal and advanced. However, the government keeps very tight control over other planets that are now being colonized. There exists a selfcontradiction. These places are treated conservatively to preserve them, but this course goes wrong. In addition to the expected problems, people from home civilization and the colonies are somewhat separate groups. No matter what form of energy is used in the far future, won‟t there always be the possibility of running out? Taking energy will involve turning one thing into another, so it would seem that they would eventually run out of whatever they use. They might move on to another form of energy, but won‟t there eventually be a point at which they must use too much energy to extract energy? In the really far advanced places, maybe there will be some solution or this will no longer be a problem.

Oct 4 \/ Someplace, there is sudden catastrophe and competition during a stage in history equivalent to here and now. The catastrophe changes the rout of the world in many ways, and it is most significant culturally because it creates so much competition. Of supposedly dead people: “I always check afterwards when it comes to my enemies or my friends." “I‟ve noticed that the Homeworlders shave a problem of seeing blaming their failures on

circumstance and their successes on themselves. They treat other kinds of people in the opposite way. This is rare here.” Two lesbians One Barrener native, the other half each. universe shifted to the left by an inch will only affect the most advanced things Someone tragically wants to leave with them and probably should, but cant to someone, determines everything comes down to "rights". “Have no right to take advantage of someone.” Religion plays element Family often exists as important value. Someone is betrayed by family not aware of last words Somebody dies, and as they die they tell close person something, but they cant understand it. The last words forever haunt. “I must use this tool of destruction, item of power, only as necessity. I regret it, but I have to. I will welcome the day when I can abandon it forever.” Referring to guns. It‟s a waste of time if someone were to pressure the protagonists as the bad guys often do. If they had them imprisoned and tried to make them do something against their will by threatening, they wouldn‟t move. Ulyphia is both smart and sensible enough to know that there wouldn‟t be anything to stop them from killing afterward, so it grows into a kind of negotiation.

Oct 5 \/ “In reality, love is very simple. People have urges to do these things. Society has made all these specific rules and created specific concepts for it. There are ways that you are supposed to go about it or contexts in which it may exist, and we forget that it‟s just a feeling.” There is a word for somebody meaning the “All-mind”, or someone who is a really together person. This person doesn‟t necessarily have to be wise, but instead the person‟s mind is very strong. This person has more of less perfect memory, knows how to manipulate own body through mind (besides using nerves to move or whatever), and has perfect self-control. “Here is some burning ice. There‟s nothing important about it, but I thought you might be interested.” Someone goes to live deciding he is just as an extra in a film. He doesn‟t try to be

anything more and exceeds. They have lab-grown meat on the advanced world (and many others). Few people actually desire real meat there. For reasons that not everybody understands, a hard worker prefers being in a place that has a loose attitude. The thing is that he‟s content with his pay and treatment, and enjoys the atmosphere and people of a loose place. Since a young age, Ludin is told by those raising him that they don‟t want him with any girls. It‟s a cultural thing to prevent people they don‟t like from breeding. This works into his lack of romance later.

Oct 6 \/ “If war grinds on long enough, enemies might start to like each other.” Try phrasing and posing everything in a story as a narrative of separate animals, observing from a scientific perspective. The successful are not inherently better, but they have fit into their niche inan advantageous way. When one is removed, it is less able to adapt.” There are two ambitious (and equally dislikable) men. The protagonists come in between and mess them up. “Why did you leave everything?” “I had to escape.” “Escape from what? It seems like your peers might even envy the life you had.” “I had to escape. But I couldn‟t and I can‟t. We‟re all trapped but few people have seen it. I don‟t want to be this anymore.” “When people receive brain damage, they tend to become nastier in personality. From this I assume that people are inherently evil. I also assume that benevolence is a product of higher brain functions.” “Our outward appearances are just facades. We look so neat and beautiful on the outside, but just underneath it‟s hideous. It‟s like we have a tarp covering our ugly selves.”

Oct 7 \/ There are stories where monsters, such as vampires or aliens, are unable to overcome insincts and do terrible things. Make something where humans are the monster, and the species of the main characters are either very different humans or some other species that are much gentler than humans.

The right to live is no good without freedom. There is a lot you can figure out by examining someone. I‟m sure that with enough practice, somebody could read other like books. “Something about sex depresses me.” It‟s a mortal thing, like so much else. Since it‟s such a strong and significant thing that is really only as meaningful as any other human desire, it can be depressing. Homeworlders tend to think egocentrically, like children. Capture that. ”There is a world that consists completely of ideas.” That might mean it‟s imaginary. It could be a way of somebody explaining that he has his own world, but one that doesn‟t necessarily consists of factual things. Perhaps there is a way to imagine this as real but just consisting of ideas.

Oct 8 \/ “There was a species once. They started as any other, but they became the masters of the universe. For no reason we no, they almost completely disappeared. All we have left are relics.” There are many theories, including that they upset god or destroyed themselves. A few people make less interesting theories, such as that they decided to stop or discovered reasons to do things that led to their disappearance. Anyway, these people are talking about humans that were very advanced and took up a large area. Some exist left over, but these people are mostly unaware that they are of this mythological race. “They have organic machines.” “No they don‟t. They are just so complex they appear organic.” Apologizes after a hostile outburst. Apologizes not for doing it, but for points used. They were not something that would hold in a logical argument. An advanced society treats a less advanced one with an attitude towards its people being that any individual can leave and go to them, but it is permanent. The place is simple, like here, but the difference is that people have that chance to leave. “We can profile people exactly. If they refuse to let us change them, we take charge of their lives by force.”

Oct 9 \/ “I am now passing through a day, but I don‟t realize this until the day is long passed. I wonder if we would fail to realize time the same way if we didn‟t sleep.”

“Why is everything so extra-safe?” “Nobody here accepts death at all. The fact that somebody dies every week is too much.” After long-life solutions are created, the things created that make people accept death will eventually disappear. “Now I won‟t have to feel bad about___.” “What do you mean „Have to‟? You should feel bad about it because it is so, not because you‟r supposed to.” People who are liberal with self less likely to be crazy. Don‟t repress, and are don‟t have to cope with as much as they find less at fault because believe in less things as faults. Space ambitions linked to positivism. Ambition and belief that they can do it and belief that they are worth the effort.

Oct 10 \/ Something uses constant forces similar to gravity to sustain it‟s functions (such as hovering) rather than some simpler energy force (such as burning fuel). How often to people make a “god of might”? They are always expected to be at least a little destructive and dangerous. The king god in multi-deity systems is always the most mighty, and at the same time he‟s presumably the most worthy. “A silent person taught me. I found him very confusing. I learned eventually that the point was that he wasn‟t trying to make me think anything of him. He did not try to actually influence my thinking; he just showed me reality.” “You realize that there is atmosphere, right? It‟s stuff you breath in. It‟s like liquid, but thinner.” He tries catching it after thinking about it for a while.

Oct 11 \/ “How could you make and just pass up friends like this?” “There are only a few key things to repress. The effects of much can be neutralized. They don‟t have to have personalities to fit our needs as long as we keep our control tight enough.” People of a civilization with-long life decide to kill off the people who were around their time because their ways (“Their propensity for hate and will to be ignorant”) are found to be the most detrimental thing to society.

Ludin talking with Ulyphia. “Animals don‟t seem really different from us.” “Humans are animals.” “What do you mean?” “They are all different creatures, but still essentially the same. They are that similar.” “No, that can‟t be right.” In some smart but fairly primitive society, atheists are designated to be deciders, as they are least influence on how to treat others and themselves. It would be interesting to see how this culture develops in the transition period from old to new. In a future society someone says, “The rule here is that if you want it, it can happen.” He stopped working. “Has it ever occurred to you___?” “This is not the time to reconsider things.” “Isn‟t it? Perhaps we should before we do anything that might turn out to be wrong. I think it‟s exactly the time.” An impartial judge does imply that rules are presumed to be set and cosmically constant. The law is admittedly not about fairness. “We never found a perfectly functional system, you know. Society evolved so that it eventually became pointless to find it. I mean to set out and find that system. No matter how long it takes, I‟ll find it eventually.” There is a situation where there is apparently no right choice. An example would be stealing from someplace you don‟t like. At very first look it would seem perfectly reasonable, but there are plenty of other consequences and significances to it.” Create some people who are super empathetic. They actually feel what others do. Plus, they can recall actual feelings and senses from their memory.

Oct 12 \/ “Looks like I am going to live a quiet and peaceful life. Damn it.” “It‟s better to seen clearly and changed your desire than to never see it.” Some guy needs to control more people than himself. It suddenly felt too isolated and deprived not to. We are expected to be so narrow. We are meant to be limited in thoughts, actions, and so many other things. Some process done is a sort of reverse birth. It would be compared to deteriorating and

dieing, except that it‟s not similar enough to be considered the same way. It is used as the primary method for getting rid of people for whatever reason. It might be used as a way to get rid of people that are too old, or on criminals. To settle overpopulation, some place might get rid of people based on a carefully constructed system of worth, not just when they reach a certain birthday. This would be in an advanced society that became unable to take care of overpopulation and thus went backwards in their thinking.

Oct 13 \/ Sometimes people say they don‟t care what others think, or something along those lines. They like themselves enough and don‟t depend on others so much that they will act in odd ways; perhaps embarrassing ways such as revealing something ugly about their looks. Does caring about what others think of you necessarily imply that your worth depends on them? No, but it often goes that way. There is more to this. Some man says of women: “Is it right to actually like them because I‟m attracted to them?” “You‟ve changed a lot since this transformation. Would you say you are more confident and convicted now?” “Yes.” “Than I doubt this version of you is your sincere personality. When people are confident in themselves, it often means they are ignoring something.” “I had doubts about you, but now I see. You‟re a good man.” “Don‟t you say that! I would hate to be what you call „good‟.” “You have resolved not to kill ever again. I present you with an interesting premise: here are intelligent beings created for war, without any ability to change. It is not only beyond their intellect, but also physically impossible unless you change their brains. They are intent on killing you.” “Sorry, but I just don‟t hate you. I could hate you for hating me, but since I wouldn‟t love someone for loving me I won‟t.”

Oct 14 \/ “Look at us. We care about each other. Tell us we‟re not good people.” “I‟m not nearly as interested with how nicely you treat your friends as how nicely you treat your enemies.”

Oct 15 \/

Some character has been exploring, as the protagonists do. This character has done horribly cruel acts, but he keeps the light attitude that he is “just learning”. Maybe a little creepy in a psychological way. Characters in science fiction are often the bold adventurer types. They might not necessarily even be particularly knowledgeable or wise. I think it‟s much more likely that the future will have spaceships full of nerds. In some difficult premise, they are stuck in some situation where a physical mirror is created and now only one can survive or they both stay forever. I theorize that so many males (rather than females) become gay because society values masculinity. If this is how it works, the future will be lesbian because people will value femininity. Some character feels unique because he‟s not a machine. He knows only machines, so he feels special. The differences are clear, such as how his movements are more precise and fluid. Some character is a stoic. Has the character trait of having the same responses to everything, not matter how major or minor. He might say “Why do you do this to me?” to a machine being inconvenient or to a horribly abusive person.

Oct 16 \/ “I am a leader. I haven‟t been controlled by anyone else.” “Maybe so, but you haven‟t escaped all control. You are a creation of an endless list of influences.” A space vessel steering interface might have several buttons doing the same things, but perhaps in different degrees. One set might be for precision control, but the other set may be situated close to each other and meant for fast control. The cigs should partially numb emotions and sensations. Some state could control people by using a large system of carefully created conditioned responses. After a while, all they have left are rewards of a defined and not inborn nature. Some character has no response to stimulation. He just reacts to the knowledge of facts rather than what his body tells him. At least one Barrener learned to dislike enclosed spaces during time in Homeworld underground. This is a problem when presented with offer to go into space.

Some character is tossed among many different people for years, and they all try to teach her their own different views and such. “There is something nice about crime. They are different. They are smaller powers trying to make things they‟re own, and I admire that.” Person who grew up in an advanced society is more likely to have this view. “How stupid are you? Or maybe you are really clever and this is a part of some plan.” Some character should rethink everything too much. Be sure to include that he gets on to some things because he thinks over things so much.

Oct 17 \/ They make you feel envious and inadequate. Lying because you judge somebody bad is probably a bad way to work Someone feels like he has to fool everyone he meets. I think about how people from the past might act if they arrived in the present often. I should put this to use.

Oct 18 \/ “Humans are so cute.” Should write from perspective of the characters I give interesting views to. Some character absolutely needs freedom and variety. He can‟t stand the thought of living in the same place for a while, and he must always feel like he can escape. The plot in the story of their beginning might seem to fall in to the typical “unstoppable hero” thing. However, if you look at it, the key thing is that Ludin got by with a little help from his friends. He was set on his course by his new friends, and they helped him survive and get to his niche later. In reality, events are set by what precedes them. The things that happen should be the course these two worlds set on already. The events were catalysts for the characters. Allowing self to believe in superstitious prediction for one moment lets it happen.

Oct 19. \/

“I‟ve learned to distinguish between my own thoughts and others.” Applies to mind control and personal thoughts as a result of other‟s influence. “I believe there is a will behind everything. I just don‟t see it as possible for there not to be.” The always polite people at some point face people who talks of war honor and humility in a way similar to the atmosphere during WWI. There should be an actual race of liars. It‟s a specific social evolution that they are made for. Some race complains a lot because of something about their brains. “You complain too much.” “You complain too little.” Some character has the attitude of “This is what we‟ve done. Compare it to others, size it up, do as you will. They are this and I am them.”

Oct 20 \/ “I‟m going to look back and reconsider how much of what we think is rooted in biases.” “How far?” “All the way.” It might be very scary for someone to go from one world to another with similar people and at first think they seem like that person‟s race, but then subtle differences are noticed and emerge (Imagine how humanoid monsters get creepy eyes.) “Killing someone in self-defense is just a case of keeping yourself alive at another person‟s expense.” “But they want to kill you.” “So you are okay with killing people for thinking or feeling a certain way?” I was thinking that they have too safe and overbearing a structure to allow them to do much. It limits the story. Maybe they should leave the ship in the middle of their early stage. World of will. She is not afraid to ask for help. Remember she is still reasonably emotional, but she has the scientific approach. I heard that the human brain processes “now” as enduring for three seconds. Many great technologies have been rejected because they seemed to fantastic. B.F.

Skinner tried to make it so pigeons could guide bombs. It looked promising, but the military didn‟t like it.

Oct 21 \/ The sort of character I would heroize is one that is cunning and depends on intelligence. An early event for this character would be that it‟s in a prison, and without warning one night the prison goes into a crazy breakout, which was actually carefully controlled chaos. “All is as I see it, for I see all as it is.” Some creature should grow metal parts. I‟m thinking armor, or at least enforcement for nails and bones. . Humans are able to keep track of what they ingest, so maybe it could be explained more easily if it evolved in them. I heard that something odd about stories throughout human history; that they rarely ever emphasis male beauty. Just throw that in somewhere. One plot might involve a guy who makes rants against society and gets popular for it, but the sad thing is that he gets delusional or something.

Oct 22 \/ Nobody has ever been truly neutral. Nations that do not hold onto religion cease to believe in the divinity of anybody, and this makes them question leaders. This probably isn‟t a huge thing, but its part of that big transition “So many people have died for pointless reasons. The world ultimately ends up with generally the same scheme.” Just sometime, make a character that has inexplicably changed sex overnight. A friend of his (hers) is now attracted.

Oct 23 \/ Should constantly fear that he‟s done wrong Some character in an advanced society says “I would like to visit those interesting old days, when there was so much evil around.” “You mean those primitive days?” “Actually, I mean recent history. A couple of centuries ago is about the time I mean.”

Fortunate son. A character is trapped in his role, as so many are. There should be underground settlements on Barren. At least one Barrener should be a disgruntled civil servant, who is unhappy with the world he‟s in while also being stuck. Analyze and think about how possible and likely it is for a society to grow without murderers. Some factor might be nobody growing with inadequacies. “I absolutely will never kill prisoners.” “Would you people say you are good, or evil?” “This is a stupid question. Who wouldn‟t say they are good. Then again, we are neither, because we do not believe concepts to be facts.” I‟ve been working on the list since the 22 of last month, categorizing all of my entries. I put everything up to today into it.

Oct 25 \/ A society worships a “god”, who in this case in a real person. It is found that the one they were worshipping is more of a cruel and powerful person. Another day passes of a tedious and stupid life. Girl acts younger than is. She manages because she looks younger. It‟s confusing, but it‟s just a unique personality trait. Caught something that changed her dramatically, and didn‟t heal completely. Someone thinks of humans as bringing value to life. Life itself would be meaningless without our intelligence. In a plot, meets independently evolved species (to add to plot.)

Oct 26 \/ Was very sick this day and stayed in bed. Big question: “What don‟t you know?” Every life form same. Personality and individual nature all similar. There is all the things they are born as.

Oct 27 \/ The people are called bad things, like lazy or gullible, but they are accustomed to their situation. They aren‟t pressed to do anything and do what they do for their own reasons. Tries to be happy vs tries to be right. start out being closer to opposite things. She says that it is becomes harder to be happy all the time. Maybe starts to take easy solutions at times. A character (but this is probably useful for many) is never embarrassed because he believes that nobody can be more than that. Seems like this one might be a teacher. “Kindness cannot be instituted through meanness.” The ultimate administration cannot have force. Probably applies to communism in some way. Some character is trained throughout his life with a plan of only knowing war, and only seeing things in relevance to it. The society is very keen to the idea that everything can be given up for the sake of winning. Another character is a warrior from a different society, who was raised in a much broader mindset. They were both heavily educated and trained, and they then fight each other and go on to be force to work together. Language is closely tied with law and the system in the Homeworld society. It can be so in others as well. Fragments of physics drifted like glass. They were like mirrors. If you moved to the places they disappeared from, it would appear that you entered these. More confusingly, what you saw in them depended on where you stood. “One problem for AI is that it can only think in algorithms while we have a variety of ways to think and problem solve. This is probably our best advantage, if we indeed have anything that could be called an advantage.” “I look at them and think „What is wrong with killing people who are dead already?‟ They are unable to actually think; dumber than any other animal.” “Don‟t you feel at all guilty for developing such a destructive weapon?” “Destruction happens. Somebody would find how to do it. Goodwill along with science are our intentional products. War is accidental.” I believe the generation after mine will be wiser. “We just want to end this war as quickly as possible.” “So lose it.”

They rarely get sick, because they were vaccinated against a variety of diseases. Barreners, despite strong genes, often get sick because the Homeworlders carry so many things from unsanitary conditions.

Oct 28 \/ “Our society gave up so much for safety and prosperity, and our new generations are taking the prosperity we worked so hard for without understanding it.” “These aren‟t your people. Look how much you conform.” “Everybody conforms.” “Under who‟s jurisdiction do you bring this against me? What nation do you act for?” “We don‟t need one. We are us, and we are standing against you.” “I am one with everyone…but this does not feel so…I am still myself. I have not unified with everyone else. I should have been…but does this mean, I‟m the joined one? Did they come together as me…or am I the one who remains to take care of them all?” Receive powers?

Oct 29 \/ The idea of just having a big spaceship all to self sound fun. John Holland‟s personality types and work preferences World of ideas start at teenagery One very smart but lazy and one highly disciplined but average “Why should everything come so easily to you?” “Intelligence endorsement helps sense wrong and helps development” “with my way everyone has equal opportunity”

Oct 30 \/ Maybe the thing is that Asians aren‟t generally smart, but the application of the general mentality of their cultures makes them more successful (even though intelligence isn‟t emphasized as much) Look up ethical/moral dilemmas/situations and write into them. It‟s like writing an essay, but I have total freedom.

“Just as the universe tries to stay the same, so do humans.”

Nov 1 \/ Women with two men. The two are servants of some sort; people of subordinate station. They are going around alone, and the men are appointed to take care of her. One is tall and tough and the other one is smallish less imposing. The woman is taller than average. She is more capable than thought, because the civilization considers women incapable of much. Sometimes, one might say “It wouldn‟t have been the same were it not for___” How truthful is this? There are probably many times where somebody else could have been put in the place of another and the result would have been the same or similar. There are trillions of combinations that could have formed events differently (which were events themselves), but the world is at it is. There aren‟t even necessarily true. “I always felt I was one of these people. If it were for some other people, it would have been different.” “The only thing that really separates us is our inability to mate with each other.” Maybe some personality differences too. If something was applied to humans that made them more aggressive but also more intelligent, would they cancel each other out? A possible history for a pair of creatures that gained sentience: the two either mate with each other or mate with many non-sentient creatures of the same species, and the smart offspring survive. “Immaculate conception” turns out to be embarrassed father. “There are few times when we are really lucid. I don‟t just mean the times when we aren‟t dreaming, because our mind works differently at times while we‟re awake.” I actually don‟t believe an arms race, like the cold war, would have happened if women were the major people in politics rather than men. It would be interesting to make a society from iron age to technological age that‟s entirely female-prevailing rather than male-dominant. An emerging problem is the dominance of male, power-oriented ideals. The place is an extremely prosperous land, meaning it could develop in a generally noncompetitive way. If humans were wiped out soon, it would mean twilight at dawn.

Oct 2 \/

Two people of opposite sexes are stuck together in some situation. They eventually agree that they love each other, but the fact is that they are taking what‟s available. Dark thing in “clean” world. In a world that is very clean, very “sanitary”, “pure”, and above all characterized by being very white, some young man finds Ulyphia. “There are people that try to find salvation, to advance to the ultimate end. They go to many worlds and easily conquer them with their tremendous technology, and then they carefully control them to try everything they can to unlock what it takes. Eventually they will give up and leave them alone, but still keeping ties alive and letting anyone join them. See, they are not really a race themselves, but they are a joined combination of many races. They are distinguished by their appearance, which has been called ghastly. It is a result of the many changes individuals put themselves though in their own explorations.” Literally becoming someone else temporarily I‟m an imperfectionist. Better understanding of what perfection is has led me away from it. Include elaboration on 20 ideas not created today I lived in memories for a while and came back to the present, like a splash of water.

Nov 3 \/ Special foreign person in dull place Age of the population may delay the progress of liberalism. “You‟re not meant to take the law literally.” Things contradict and work in odd ways, like warnings on defibrillator machines or CPR pamphlets saying not to use them. They are there to be used, but by saying not to use them responsibility rests on those who choose to use it and not the manufacturers.

Nov 4 \/ “On my backwater world, my people have a saying I recall often: correlation does not imply causation.” Individuals, ethnicities, or races cannot be blamed. They can attribute everything to the causes. Nothing has ever controlled itself: that would imply exemption from the universe.

Nov 5 \/ Unparallel universes. Physically identical parts might merge at some moment and then the stuff that merged instantly splits into the other or stays in it‟s own. It sorts itself out. After that, matter diverges back into the course it would take in that universe. Rarely does anything actually match in position (it doesn‟t have to match in time) Live multiple lives for experience In wrong place and feels excluded. Some people have a dynamically changing body, like something between solid and shape-changing people. They can quickly reform by some pre-coded thing in their mind; certain basic changes are already in their mind, and from these they can create more complex morphs. It gives many evolutionary benefits instantly. It started when somebody wanted to do it to himself and when times forced survival of the fittest, this artificial adaptation survived. Caring about how you feel about something now, and not in the past or the future, is an evolutionary and societal trait. When you pass out and then wake up, it doesn‟t seem like much happened. It feels like your mind came back. Maybe if there were some condition which worked in some way like time moving backwards, it might be observed that a new thing is actually created, not that it just stops for a while.

Nov 6 \/ When thinking about statistics, the same ratios feel different. One in five deaths today in America are from smoking, and I have a one in five chance of being accepted into a sperm donor program. Mathematically, they are the same, but in my head they feel like different ratios. “You must be evil. I mean just look at your uniforms. They are black.” “Black cleans better. Even bloodstains don‟t show if you clean it right.” “A lot could be fixed by fixing ignorance. Unfortunately, the people in the positions to do so usually aren‟t great orators or otherwise lack extraordinary skills of influence.” “Well, I try my best to make up for your disadvantage.” My main protagonists are smart like this, but they are capable. Put in situation to go somewhere and save somebody who would die without help, but it was actually a trap set by own leaders. A destructive weapon, like a disease or tiny bomb, is sneakily included on savior. It‟s a method of delivering weapon to enemy. By tricking

deliverer, they don‟t need to bother to find/waste someone loyal enough to die for country. I saw a Beatles tribute band today called the “American English”. I never feel right, especially so at things like concerts. It was fun anyway, but I sat in my chair the whole time even though I was in the front row and people were dancing right in front of me. At most, I sang along with a lot of the songs since I have many memorized. Sometimes there are stories in which people are changed by others in some bazaar way to something inhuman, like people being made crazy or their mind being otherwise controlled. In something I do, a character could be made better (instead of into a monster) for intervals of time. Could be made to act what I see as opposite of what I call monster.

Nov 7 \/ Sacrifice ritual to excuse punishment or selective breeding. Maybe some jerk from a more advanced society comes along somewhere and just wants to have control over some people. Imagine if some people were given the equivalent of heroine or some other strong drug to keep awake and alert in an emergency. Drugs are more feared than they need to be. If there was something really critical going on, like a massive natural disaster, then it might be an acceptable time to dose people on something. Different sub-species should with come up simultaneously on the same world (unless they are so radically different and extreme they remove other subspecies early enough) or there should only be one which was artificial and intentionally placed there or was of a species that evolved somewhere else and arrived there. Because of the flexible physical changes, women are less likely to be controlled on Barren. They can change to act more male or more female on situations, so if they are mistreated and upset and angry, they are eventually will respond reactively. Another reason the world is so slow to advance is the natural instability and disasters. Areas of Earth that have been prone to natural disasters have advanced slower. “re-family” instead of marriage. A bunch of people of unrelated genetic background and familiar age join together and are considered a family unit. They are free to have sex with anyone else in this co-marriage. They act as a family. Individuals might leave it and go into others or start their own. How often do you hear of people very capable/having the skills to be a controller, but don‟t? People tend to end up using what they have (which makes it hard not to be lazy). If that‟s what their best at, it‟s probably likely they will be that way. They think they know what makes a good person, but they are so unaware. They are so

sure. They‟re confident and misinformed. They are simple people. Some oldish man calls them “Such simple children.” Many times in disagreements the other is found to be simple. It would be funny for this to happen, because they are both complex people.

Nov 8 \/ In some interaction with a salesman/merchant, he tries all of the tricks to convince her to buy more than they need. She is invulnerable to emotional appeals. “This offer is not an advantage to me. I will stick to the original deal.” Birds flock without a leader. They have an odd system. They can appear to have one, but they don‟t. I wonder if the same principals behind that can be applied to human government. First, someone finds self to be slave to complex things, such as always being subject to human-created conceptual things such as authority and imposed culture. From there, this person goes on to free self from more and more. Also goes free of expectations. At one far point, decides to be free from necessity itself. It goes on until there is nothing left to be free from-and what? Does that make this character lose his humanity? What does it mean? Perhaps the ultimate achievement here is pure intellect. This character was born shortly before indefinite lifespan becomes a reality (like I might have been). The pace of technology is slightly behind it‟s change of pace. Justice is impassable when all is considered. Liberal judge lets go of anyone with good enough case. Despite what the country might want, this judge has an open mind. If somebody presents a good justification, he will let it pass. Some force goes nuclear for one person. They are protecting a planet that they keep some secret things on, and it doesn‟t have a habitable environment anyway so they can just use all the force they want. They even drop a nuclear bomb to kill one guy when they aren‟t sure about exactly where he is. For this person, the protagonists considers, “Someone died somewhere. This happens every moment. Why do I care? I don‟t know.” Break the tranquility. Any presentation cannot be sincere, because reality and the nature of the universe itself prevents tranquility.

Nov 9 \/ Is it better to be born and live poorly and die than to never live at all?

A character is born a slave and lives appallingly his whole life. He was brought to life and it was taken away. If given the choice, would he never be born at all? Would he remain nothing at all? In a future society, as the people become older and wiser they become more capable of change. This is the result of learning learn more. The young go for stupid things (things comparable to astrology), then go more traditional as they learn how to be, then gradually become more experimental. Minimum 300 years before drastic changes are allowed “The thing we fear most is also our ultimate goal.”

Nov 10 \/ A tired society has forgotten and now is just cold. It was a bright intellectual place, but it was forced to become cold. It‟s very advanced and intelligent, but now it‟s faltering. It is like the crazy “worship science” place of older science fiction. Now someone starts a movement saying that it needs love. The thing is that even there they find these ideals “This is something that only exists for the purposes of sex. How likely is it that it is the vitally important thing we need?” Old man dies shortly after memories clear. “Perhaps it came though because the end was coming anyway?” They were afraid of fear itself. They were aware of the power of fear, and they decided to only fear the fearful. Even this fear was exploitable, as they became so fearful. Doesn‟t want to think like them, wants to think logically. They just walk across the street. “To break out of this illusion, you must exterminate it from your mind. You have to kill.” “That sounds unlikely. I doubt that could reconnect me to reality.” “We are imaginary? They‟ve created problems and now they do this to us. Who would do that?” Does what it takes to survive. “There is no place for some personality types now. Most of us are artists and thinkers. All other sorts have a hard time fitting in or even finding anything to do.” Things are made up so people feel the yare superior to others, and that is what‟s behind so much prejudice and misjudgment. Behind this, though, is fear.

Nov 11 \/ Today I feel like I can‟t write. It‟s similar to when I feel insomnia. I can‟t put myself to the right way of thinking. It‟s like there is no way to get to it, like trying to find an entrance to something when every path is blocked except for the ones I can‟t find. There definitely cannot be a day when any individual becomes an adult. Adults are really just well-learned, mature kids. It‟s not only biologically wrong to believe in a coming-ofage, but it‟s a psychological mistake. It‟s a part of the unhealthy traditional way of thinking.

Nov 12 \/ Determinism has severe implications for what people consider about justice. The way a person is cannot be pinned on them, since it was pre-determined by the patterns of the universe; just cause and effect. I think they should adopt this view. Nature of existing Blame/gratitude Determinism As time gets really slow for one, one can‟t tell if anything is changing. Can‟t tell until it‟s happened, just as the days pass. In this concept, time slows down for someone by a lot and they don‟t notice things changing. “The more I know, the less I am. It‟s a contradiction. I felt bigger before, but as I become wiser I feel smaller.” “I am happy today. No day has ever been perfect, but today is food.”

Nov 13 \/ “Genealogy is so unfair!” Many authors essentially have the same characters in different incarnations in their stories. I just forgo it and use the same characters. Somewhere, they limit their ability to feel emotions to only pleasure. It would seem like the perfect thing to many people, since they would achieve happiness. I think it would be a huge mistake. When it finally stopped, he felt a savory sadness.

Nov 14 \/

War-only disciple thinks of things only relative to war. He doesn‟t understand wisdom that doesn‟t consider war. “They are foolish. This only makes it easier to defeat them.” Historically, most story characters are masculine. Don‟t be afraid to make effeminate men.

Nov 15 \/ Imagine a carefully conscious society that is hyper aware of the environment. Imagine how different they would act and think. “It‟s not fair that we all end up with the same lot. We all have to toughen up as we get older, no time of our own. I cannot accept the plan of life that everyone is expected to follow. I have decided to cheat.” Some character brings up the point during a later part that if you will forgive others for anything, why don‟t you let yourself do it? It‟s what you let others do compared to what you let yourself do. It‟s called hypocritical to prevent yourself from doing things that are considered tolerable when others do it. A man with nothing impressive declares himself a god because of the ridiculousness of it. “I am a god of peace, comprehension, and Tono fruits. I like Tono fruits.” The point is that anything can make a god. In a story where someone is unsatisfied with life, someone says that this person has had a very normal life and there is no reason to be unhappy with it. Perhaps a motivation would be seeing problems hidden within the characters family growing up, leading this character to make the break off. She has motivation to transgress because she wants to be special. It offsets those who don‟t believe in it. “You still haven‟t learned. I hope you will when you explore the worlds outside.” “There are stories of ambitiously people who want to simply spread goodwill to every corner of humanity they can find. These usually end disastrously. They are actually very naïve.” In a world of both mortals and immortals, the mortals call themselves superior. During some story, technology advanced two or three times faster than it has here.

Nov 16 \/

A woman who was raised before eternal life came around has a relationship with a man that lasted a long time, and as it goes on she is unsure if love is forever or not. She always expected to be with him before. “More dangerous than a strong-arm dictator is the subtlety threatening one.” A robot says: “For philosophical reasons, they gave us emotions but no way to act on them.” It is a torturous existence, but it‟s creators believe it is philosophically right. While writing, consider it as learning. “I look at these things and feel so sad for their stupidity.” It can be quite sad to know that an animal friend will be stupid forever. It‟s a sad existence. “We might as well be mindless, really. We are just acting as the universe decided for us.” From this point of view, we are practically as empty vessels. We are mush less than we think, as we are automatons in the dynamic machine of the universe. “You‟re not the right kind of atheist unless you believe in nobody.” It‟s an entirely independent view. Dedicating yourself to anybody is considered faulty.

Nov 17 \/ “All of this that I‟m taught is empty really. It‟s training and indoctrinating.” Here, schooling is not just education but training. We could be very free, but instead we have to be changed and made to fit. Could it be changed if everybody refused to accept thing as they were taught to? Feels emotions that rationally shouldn‟t be so, such as ones others taught him to feel. Has relevance to Locke and Roussoue Someone says of the universe: “It‟s a constructed overlay. It can fall apart easily.” What we know is merely perceived, but not totally factual. As a detail for someone, their actual body cells are cyborg rather than that person being cyborg or having nanobots. There is little intelligence to why we do things. Intelligence is secondary to instinct. Make a vivid dream and play with that. “I‟ve been alone forever. Without others to confirm anything, how can I be sure of anything?” This is a philosophical problem for someone. I noticed that in many stories, the bad guys are the disorganized or they are the organized.

The disorganized are people sometimes rebels (not technically disorganized, but roughly put together), and the organized are often conformist governments. The structure of the bad guys is an indicator in stories (although how often are loosely organized groups the bad guys? Bad guys are often the powerful ones.) Occasionally, black and white illustrations are used for the dull and dead sorts of things. Relative to this, consider how someone who can see in a vast spectrum at once would think of our limited world (color symbolism again). This concept itself could too easily be just symbolism, so I should find a way to actually apply it to avoid that (since I don‟t want to use symbolism or anything that makes this stuff into a story and therefore unreal). Someplace, Atheists are not feared but treated as curiosities. “well, as nice as it would be, we can‟t just assume „god will provide‟.” “You can‟t think yourself out of it. Nobody is that special, to control it with their mind.” It‟s silly to think you can affect anything with the mind alone.

Nov 18 \/ “Everybody dies and they have to die anyway, so why feel sad for one person when they have to die anyway?” “The sad thing is that anyone dies at all.” Include in a species (or several) a more precisely biologically structured way of acting. Imagine if roles were more exactly made For one, maybe there would be no male dominance. “They say it‟s bad to interfere with nature.” “Nature created me and what I‟m doing is in my nature. Nature messing with nature is nothing bad.” Person living multiple lives as different animals. Memories of previous ones still exist, but they are submerged. They come up in ways, like remembering how things work and skills. His base thing is a sort of blob of information that can move like a mobile slime/gas that can inhabit empty bodies or plant itself into undeveloped bodies. It can have it‟s memories and full consciousness as this. “I can confidently say that I have no confidence on this.”

Nov 19 \/ We have a relatively short time of our lives when we explore. “Boys are the free ones. They engage in vigorous, explorational things. They like

newness. Girls attend to petty daily things, like taking care of each other.” “This is wrong. Both are anticipating what they might be better at later in life. And girls don‟t like new things less, girls are made to keep close.” “After I steal the money, I‟ll come here and put it in your name. I‟ll have you build some businesses and then we‟ll spend it and say it‟s profits. If they actually succeed, maybe we can be men of luxury.” A hundred years later, the man‟s family is rich and in politics.

Nov 20 \/ “If I knew I‟d only a few hours to live, I would do some crazy things. After thinking of this, I realized my time is ultimately limited anyway, just in a way that I don‟t comprehend as well nor know the ultimate end of. So, I decided to live my life that way anyway.” Changing genetics after someone is born might involve using a sort of artificial virus that changes the geneology of the body in a co-ordinated way meant to make it gradual and non-lethal. It should come with a trigger for self-destruct in case of emergency. “As she emerged from there she at first closed her eyes and tightened her expression against the strong wind, but then she smiled a little, closed her eyes, and put her face head on into it. She then moved her head with it and around it, enjoying it, despite it‟s cold.

Nov 21 \/ “So, we have found a higher existence. Are we free from determinism?” It is decided that the best way to make an AI work properly is to make it have love. An AI is told to gain love; but since it doesn‟t understand it yet it does contradictory things to it in the process of learning it. Any failure of an AI to understand something is a bad sign. It shows that it is faulty in it‟s brain.

Nov 22 \/ Barreners have no circadian rhythm. Because there are such high speeds in space, to allow for acceleration there is a thing that evens out inertia all over the vessel. It has a little lag at very fast acceleration, such as zero to several times the speed of sound. The lag gives the feeling that one is being taken by some huge power.

Necessity will soon be eliminated, and now, unlike the other animals, our survival does not depend on how much we work or how well we take advantage of things, but how well we can think. The animal ways humans developed die hard. Philosophy has been around for thousands of years, but these ways are still around. Portraying women advanced Obvious questions that used to have acceptable answers are ignored now by the religious. These exist for morality as well. I should sophisticate a philosophy of how people do and should develop. Think about if there is a quirk that gives advantage to traditional-sided mind. Odd things have given species advantages before by odd quirks of natural selection, such as excessive mating rituals. Was the traditional, conservative mindset really necessary, or is it a quirk? Vs. stories. One differing, specific way vs. opposite. All aspects of it considered, i.e. what it means about the person and what it means philosophically. Sample one is of two people with cats. One thinks of them as just there and as just animals. The other thinks of them like friends; valued just as human friends are. “Some say that as we make animals smarter, we should change their instincts as well for safety. I think that it‟s the instincts that make all animals what they are.” Maybe Rome‟s degradation just came at the wrong time in world history. The generations turned excessive, but they weren‟t very different from how people now are becoming.

Nov 23 \/ When something turns out to be an illusion, it‟s sad. When it was an entire life, complete with an intimately loved person, its worse. Someone was born deformed and disabled. Practically from the beginning, he was put into illusion. His life has been great. In his late 20‟s he is told that it‟s an illusion. He goes out of it, and the result is that both living within the illusion and living real life are equally undesirable. Perhaps the governments on Barren are mostly organized similar to how Native American governments were; with similar tribes together in larger nations. The names should be like those of the ancient Middle East. Babylonia and the Hittites. Someone tries to do the right thing, against the law. After being arrested but before being punished, the law changes. The thing he did was only against authority itself; nobody was

hurt. Now the ones who want him punished argue it because he challenged authority, and the others argue that he did the right thing. Maybe it‟s a hypothetical situation used to evaluate people. “I‟ve felt that everything was imaginary or something other than what it is. Now I‟m told it technically is.” In some land, the government is just there. You never hear from it. It‟s hard to notice them even confirming their existence; they are just so unobtrusive. Consequently, it‟s hardly thought about.” “Well, we have to do that. It‟s the only way to earn our money.” The attitude of these people is that they aren‟t necessarily bad, but their objectives are different. They take slaves or whatever, and they don‟t necessarily lack a conscious, but it doesn‟t affect them.

Nov 24 \/ A possible scenario for technological progression is that a civilization will progress until needs are at a point where everything is met (which would also be when conservatism and those values and ways of thought disappear for good) and then any progress then is mostly uneventful and the result of minor forces such as personal curiosity. When they have all the technology they need, they relax. Maybe from here there are many ways they can develop. This might be the recognizable point from which they start to go toward an ultimate end. The first advanced society they see is one in which their needs have been taken care of. For one thing, dangerous people are put into dreams. Basic needs are easily provided for by the great technology. The population is not increasing, since just about every child is born artificially. There are no enemies to worry about. “What‟s wrong with your job?” “Well, short answer is that it‟s a job. A longer answer is that it‟s a bad job.” “Plenty of other people have it much worse than you.” “I don‟t see why you think that just because other people have jobs worse than mine means I can‟t complain.” The cold, apathetic business world does actually seem to be dominated by masculine individuals. The people who do well are the “go-getters”, the aggressive types that want to dominate and be better than others. “Being good at conversation means you‟re good at bullshit. You don‟t speak your mind, and you craft what you say so others like you better.” Instead of having the merits of a fool, have an untaught but smart one.

Things would have developed so differently if there was another world of intelligent life next door, like Barren and Homeworld. “I‟m always the hero, but I know I‟m not anything. It may as well be imaginary.” “Punishment of the individual is rarely productive. You must let it be known that he is being punished.” It is naturally built in to some people to have fun with experiencing new things and strangeness and learning.

Nov 25 \/ “We want you to want what we want, otherwise the whole dynamic falls apart. If you don‟t want the money and prestige of being promoted, then there is little else to motivate you to do your job well. You must want what we want, otherwise we can‟t be replaced.” Said to a person who is of a wealthy family and expected to be a certain way. Everything about conservatism is stagnant. They want to keep acting the same, and they are bad at allowing new things. Plus, they are often the sorts that are okay doing the same thing their whole lives. “I own this power source and will exploit it all I want.” In an example of people feeling they should be free to exploit anything not human, some energy source from a broken vessel is still around and people find ways to use it. As it is used increasingly, they get closer to overexploiting it and causing a catastrophe. Effectively, they are like humanity now. They are careless to the conveniently unobvious. They are a small and closed-minded group, so the analysis of it is slow to be accepted. Eventually it runs out or it is misused and goes critical. To duplicate details, put self in the situations mentally. “She gave the highest considerations to everybody, considering them blameless. „Nobody can control how their life goes, it‟s not their own choice.‟ However, she gave no such consideration for her own children. Her siblings received somewhat similar treatment.” “All things considered, I don‟t really „have to do‟ anything. Needs are an idea. There are things necessary for things, such as breathing in order to leave.” “Listen, love. I‟m running away from home.” “But you‟re not a child. Don‟t be so silly.” “I don‟t mean that in the sense that a child does. Besides, I‟m old enough to be past that. The problem is that I just can‟t go on with all this. I‟m done with it all. I‟ll be back eventually. I know you‟ll wait for me.” Because of specific, unusual standing on things he will and will not accept, he becomes derelict. Eventually he is found by the protagonists.

During the time he spends away, he is unfaithful. However, on his return, he finds his girlfriend was also so. He was gone a long time. One character he meets is a man of procedure. I need concentration. I thought of things around me from alien perspective, but I couldn‟t manage to apply it to myself. “Is it strange that I don‟t idolize heroes?” Some device is a brain regrower. It is at the back of the skull. It constantly remembers how the brain is every second. Supposing the memory of the device is a problem, it drops the memories of the brain after a few seconds. If it detects a problem, it‟s memories of the brain are suddenly kept permanently and then it repairs it with a super-dense special fluid kept inside of it. It‟s distributed and formulated to replicate the problematic part of the brain very quickly. They can be made to recover the brain when it‟s almost entirely destroyed, although that requires a larger fluid capacity. It can also be made to keep the brain alive without the body for a while, although senses are stripped and typically the brain goes into a suppressed state similar to a coma. “The scariest things about people is that they can think they are being right while they are actually doing wrong. That is the base, worst thing.” As a side note, the opposite can happen.

Nov 26 \/ The principal two traits that can be used to describe Barreners are intrepid (but not totally fearless) and open-minded Socialism culls greedy instincts and uses the fact that most people can‟t be depended on to do what‟s best. Perhaps travelling backwards in time would be impossible, because a consequence would precede a cause. Supposing at all that time travel can go backwards, then one of those situations in which the thing from the future creates itself should be possible (as in the song Iron Man or in Planet of the Apes (the sequels)). In a story, have the ages of people change. That would upset a lot. People who were old having relationships with younger people who knew them when they were old. Make more characters that are bad or otherwise nasty, but still have at least one quality that makes them good. An example would be a Derringer in a much suppressed sort of place.

A tool used is a super-lockpick. On one end is a handle with controls on it. Out of it comes a sort of wire. The wire can be made to curve in all directions, extend, shorten, soften, and harden. It‟s a sort of multitool for odd things, but it also works great for keytype locks. Husband compared to wife as business compared to consumer. The ship should have beautiful and elegantly designed parts with ugly chunks on it. “I realized that no matter how fat I ran, I really wasn‟t getting anywhere.” “I love these animals. By eating them, I promote their existence through supply-demand.” Perhaps the base advantage to intelligence is the preservation of energy.

Nov 27 \/ “I visited a slaughterhouse once. I sympathized a lot with the animals.” A place tests it‟s new recruits for torture resistance both to see if others can control them and if they can.”

Nov 28 \/ With the variety of reasons characters have for joining, this can hive many excuses for how many episodes start. At least one of them might have a reason for wanting to go somewhere and do something. Saying “Thank You” will become outdated. It exists because the idea is that people don‟t have to be doing the things they are doing for you. If everybody felt simply that generosity should be done, then that means thanks are unnecessary because they should be doing it anyway.

Nov 29 \/ Particular abilities, such as being separate from existence, mistaken for powerful will. In fact, the will manages the powers. “We come from nothing, and we go back to nothing. Nothing is lost. What‟s so sad about that? Is it your ambition to exist?” “Being born neither male nor female isn‟t so bad. I don‟t feel like I have to live up to the ideals of either.”

Nov 30 \/ I thought for a while that something that would happen in the future society is that, since female hormones would be so much stronger in people born in the future, (which is part of my observation that such is an effect of the liberating changes in civilization and which is furthermore evidenced by observations on how masculine people looked and were in the past) people that are genetically determined to be male during conception would instead turn out to be hermaphrodites because of the hormone imbalance. I realized that this is unlikely since there would have to have been many hermaphrodites in the past, being genetic females born with strongly male hormones. “What is one world compared to the universe? One can be destroyed, but existence goes on. It‟s the same for a single human too. That‟s why I don‟t worry about myself.” “Consider that no time exists but the present. If we live in the present, we essentially already have eternal life.” “The universe is, in fact, one object. The things we experience are just the things going on within the object, like the movement of particles within atoms. The only way to truly exist is to become an object unto itself.” I could try and regard time in two ways: The present (the three seconds surrounding the moment) and long-term time. “You cannot be a good space explorer unless you have skills in secrecy.” I read a story yeaterday where a guy‟s wife turned out to be imaginary. The same sort of thing can be made with god in place. Simple people who join them may become atheist because their conditions change, not because of superior evidence.

Dec 1 \/ The future Homeworld has lots of gears and machinery everywhere in a way that functionally makes it one big machine. Also in their future, they finally have expanded so much that the entire world is under their control. Before, they didn‟t take over that last fourth or so because it wasn‟t a bother and they were doing fine without taking it over. Wouldn‟t internal inertia control be very important for most fast vehicles? Sitting in big conference room alone and toying with objects.

“Are you afraid?” “Fear is just the emotion of caution.” I often wonder what my true emotions and reactions would be. I could make a thing where they come out in the characters. Doing the right things for all the wrong reasons. Imagine how things look if a civilization at one level suddenly had a jump into the space age. Somebody just went through a whole lifetime of exploration, like the protagonists do, but they find out it was a simulated illusion meant to let them do all this and keep themselves safe. The main protagonists are intentionally put into a simulated thing, but they assert that they would not want that (Even though they are not sure that they are in one.) Ever since they are released and obviously find out that they were going to be in a fake thing, it‟s a source of huge paranoia for them. “I don‟t want everything I do to be for nothing.” one of them says. Future people tend to be too patient. “So, we are supposed to thank god for good things, but ignore the bad things? I wouldn‟t do the same for a regular person. I don‟t see how others accept this relationship. In fact, I think this is in your heads.” “I know there are others out there. I hear them on my device.” Once at the stage to receive radio signals, much can become clearer. There isn‟t much reason for radios to fully explain how things work at a professional detail, but there could be enough information to set them on the right direction. There is a feeling of all effort, all things done, of it preparing for one thing.

Dec 2 \/ “Well, we can send you forward in time, but backwards is a little more complicated.” “When you travel forward, you are moving slightly slower through time. Someone had the question of what would happen if you moved cosmically backward. We know forward as a concept, but cosmically forward is movement in any direction. This person decided to find the physical opposite of motion, which was sort of un-motion. What happened after they managed to do it was bazaar.” “I‟m sorry. I hope you can forgive me.”

“I automatically forgive anyone. That‟s part of my philosophy. I can just hope you‟ll learn from this failure.” They are quick to forgive in the future. If they have a weapon used against them that is used to create immense happiness to stun them, someone is free from it because “I decided I don‟t want to be happy.” They have taken it from their mind not to make happiness their objective. “Look, is happiness bad?” “Well, it can be bad in the same sense that sadness can be good. They are emotions existing for reasons.” “Our ultimate objective isn‟t to be happy or do things that make us happy. Some act that way. We have to be beyond such mere things.” “If we are ultimately just going to be emotionless beings, what‟s the point? I think I‟ll just stay as I am now.” “The problem with the world today is people like you. People who…” “People who take simple knowledge and hearsay and think they know enough to point fingers.” While visiting a place, tours a factory one of their friends work at. It‟s a very capitalist place. Can‟t stand it, commits arson. The advanced people of the first civilization have never been attacked before. “The cycles are like a game. A race goes through it‟s trials of development, and then when they have managed to develop far enough the saga continues as a frontier of many different versions of the same game are available. They can go on to change a new game if they want.” Conservative says: “This is stupid. It‟s not a game.” Tired person says: “I quit. From now on, I‟m playing my own game.” And proceeds to do seemingly pointless things. Make race that always had immortal life.

Dec 3 \/ When people take their own psychology, such as when some unprofessional observer says “everyone needs to feel proud of their work”, and apply it to others, it is almost always an incorrect and badly reached conclusion. To elaborate, it‟s when people take things they know they are true in themselves and apply it to others. Perhaps some sort of inclination toward unhappiness is necessary in my characters to

reach the right point philosophically. Maybe I‟ve made it so, or maybe it‟s true. Perhaps I‟ve been effectively writing backwards when I should be writing forwards. I do concept then plot, and not plot then concept. Advanced people regard what they know simply as that; not as definite facts, just the facts as they know them. “If I‟m friends with anyone, I‟ll have to be enemies with others.” Maybe I should narrow my focus. Many writers wrote mostly about things and themes that they thought about the most, and wrote about it a lot. “If you‟re not going to care for one person in one universe, then you may as not care at all. All are the same and fairly should be treated equally.” “We‟re going to unify all the universes.” Make something downplaying that over-complimented theme of human instinct. “You probably think from one logical step to the next, in some sort of structured state that is meant to be reasonable.” When human instinct is brought up, it‟s like authors can‟t find anything to compliment humans. Dec 4 \/ “I‟ve decided I can‟t stand the human race. I‟m going to be a pessimist now.” “Actually, there is such variety now that being human implies nothing. So much is possible.” Read “The Masked Cucumber.” “Why haven‟t you left your bodies yet?” some advanced people ask of others. They have philosophical reasons. It‟s practically the only reason anyone does anything then since necessity is almost absent. They just grab things in the advanced society. “Hey, that‟s mine! It‟s very important.” “I‟m usre we can make a replica.” “But I want this one.” “I see what you mean but I don‟t understand.” Angry at someone for not being happy about something specific. Underachiever character.

“So many amount tonothing and are forgotten. I have accepted this, and instead of having useless ambition I now live for myself.”

Dec 6 \/ “What does it matter if I kill them? The universe is neutral. It doesn‟t care and so ultimately it doesn‟t matter.” “It‟s true that the universe is uncaring, but it‟s not as if it wants them dead either.” Human history constantly moves toward liberalism, so how likely would it be that the typical conservatives we have now are at just the degree of conservatism to be correct? “It‟s interesting how vague prophecies are. I mean, you never hear a specific prophecy, such as „In five years and a hundred and thirty days, a proverbial apocalypse which will end the current governmental institution but begin a new social structuring in this region will occur via the persuasive skills of Varen Der, who will be the iconic leader of the major change in question.” “From now on nobody will be subordinate to another, even if their abilities to cope with or benefit society are inferior.” “It‟s said that society is better towards men. I don‟t see why people do this. I‟ve always thought that women were more pleasant and more accepting.” In some region(s) on Barren, the people look much like Homeworlders. Sociologically, I want to form m own opinions. However, it looks like I‟m a conflict sociologist. “This game is practically impossible to win. What matters is how well you lose.” Some sort of large-scale simulator. A point brought up to Ludin is that he was raised in a place he hated and want to reject the ideals of in every way. Yet, for years after he left, it‟s asked if the way he is really is his true self. He still acts in the ways his people would want him to, besides still acting distant in ways from everybody. Great cognition and low knowledge is much better than low cognition and great knowledge. “Really, humans are potentially on equal par with AI. The potential cognitive power of a brain is as powerful as many of the computers of the first decades. With the vast capability for brain and mind modification, one person can be on par with any computer. The safety problems, however, are potentially more significant than with computers. The advancements in brain power are not consistent with the advancements in the human

psyche.” In something, a human has received brain advancements. Compared to an AI, he turns out to e much more unstable. He eventually comes across as insane to others, but it looks like his mind is comparable to a moderate vehicle with far too much power: its condition can‟t handle the power and falls apart. The brain is both working and being affected on so many levels that it‟s effectively impossible to guess at its thoughts. “Your development is too dangerous. There are many easy ways to destroy everything. You will accept imprisonment, our control, or destruction…Imprisonment will physically seal off a large portion of space for you only, so anything you do will be your own problem.” These are very advanced people sealing off some large amount of humans in space. Their abilities are superior even to the godly. The portion of people they are aware of is no more than what spans a galaxy. These people are sealed off, and later the beings find the physical area that the protagonists are in. “It‟s only a matter of time before your universe is torn apart by your increasing power. I‟m thinking the protagonist‟s will be a separate universe from our own. The perspective time, such as what would be detected by an undying traveler from our own time, would be over a million years. The literal physical time of the universe, from its beginning to present compared to our own, is not equivalent. It‟s younger. Also, it‟s not parallel. Just another universe. Humans got to this universe by their physical abilities and it was settled. Basically, immortality gives more feelings of worth. A leader of a small, dangerous group says to step back and look at them without bias, supposing that he himself is unbiased and therefore right. Instead, it‟s said “I see a group of disheartened people, who are being led by one man to blame others and who excuses the things he wants them to do with faulty reasoning. I see the same scheme that has practically destroyed the human race many times over in the past.” Barrener senses are more than twice as good as Homeworlder‟s. Not only does twice the bloodflow go to their brains (allowing them to process things faster(, but their sensory parts are finer. Although this makes them more delicate, it doesn‟t matter as much since they die so soon. They are therefore able to have these senses without losing cognitive parts of their brain to senses. Other animals have more of their brain devoted to senses, such as how dogs have a huge part of the brain only for processing smells.

Dec 7 \/ “We‟re just rats running around the maze without any end. Worse thing about it is that it‟s an enclosed maze. Even if we break up the walls inside the maze, there is nothing to escape to.”

“Collective Knowledge System” Early step in collective mind. Some post-civilization people simply blend with and fade into the rest of existence. A society simply reversing women and men. The future person stuck on a pre-immortality world feels that life is pointless now that he lacks the means to restore his deterioration (his ageing). Authoritarian parenting is reparably most affective on troublesome kids, such as in disadvantaged inner city households. Considering that parenting is like a smaller version of governmental structure, perhaps this is strong advocacy for conservatism in troublesome situations. Since small sub-atomic particles, I think they were protons, have been teleported, it doesn‟t seem too hard for some light-year distance communication to be devised by teleporting such these units. It‟s a nice sort of thought to just leave a planet completely and venture the expansive universe. Maybe they can come across one of those near light-speed ships that would probably be sent out by a civilization before they have instant travel in order to settle other places. Maybe, as a detail, they find out that when it was sent out they knew the world would advance to instant travel before they go there and it turns out that it was meant to preserve the race by sending it out in case civilization destroyed itself. A good character becomes bad and a bad character becomes good In a ship that can teleport itself, to get a good view of a galaxy it seemingly zooms across, but it‟s actually flickering, teleporting frequently enough to seem like it‟s just moving really quickly (it would actually go faster than the speed of light). Happy that everything is good now, such as not having anything forced on them and having all visible existence available to them, but wants to experience other things. I wait for the time when things are as they were in the advanced society, with all of visible existence available and all problems beside those of philosophy gone. “The things we see out there are actually very old. It‟s theorized that if you go there fast enough, you will reach it at the point at which you see it existing or soon after. Teleportation that works as fast travel is like this, but of course it‟s not used. Are they going out there to fix problems? Shouldn‟t. It would be too easy and plotless. Maybe they see problems and then decide how to fix them. Maybe they are just exploring and learning. Maybe their purpose is confused and uncertain, and initially they are sent out there for schooling. They could stay, where everything is perfect enough, but they can‟t.

Someone moves through time as we move through distance. Time is perceived to them as distance, and distance as time. They are not perceivable to us. Some language could develop without any tenses or such and having other things to optimize it for typing so that you can change things easily. When considering liberal ways of thought such as Communism and my free state, a key difference is the same thing that sets apart a person who is entirely self serving and a person who considers absolutely everyone the same thing (and acts on that). Communism is the first, and the free state is the second. Can‟t look at self because don‟t think of self as human. Simple return of justice stupid. Seeking cosmos for some example of perfection.

Dec 8 \/ Known as the unlucky because they don‟t attribute things to luck. A person in an advanced society goes into stasis for hundreds of years, comes out in another advanced civilization in a new cycle/ Returns to life relatively unphased. Does things at the start such as finding what people he knows who are still around, and then goes on to do same stuff as before. It would be a stupid idea for some people in one universe to want to take over their identical copies in another. It can happen though. Some galaxy, maybe the one they are in, has unusual things going on in it as a result of humans messing with it. The middle is shooting stuff out, it‟s shape is irregular, there are odd stellar things around, etc. “We must become more, and we must be more. We will be bigger, encompassing more.” Will need to consume more for sustenance. Ambition to dominate or become more significant in the commonly understood ways is absent from many advanced societies, but not this one. There have been societies that were very wise about the way they handled the things available to them, such as cultures that respect the land and use things carefully. There have been many critical problems as a result of misusing new technology, such as ecological destruction and negative changes in people‟s lives. Suppose there was a culture that changed culturally with their advancements.

“Even the nicest war is practically killing indiscriminately. You don‟t know the people you kill. You know things about them but you don‟t know them.” “You can feel how you want, do what you want. The only requirement is that you do what we require of you, whenever that may be.” They take people from unadvanced worlds and give them these opportunities. “You see, I‟m not human.” “How lovely. And I‟m not being sarcastic. I‟ve had enough experience with humans.” Today I read that character development is more important than plot. Make the story (The series of events) and develop the characters, then plots should develop on their own. “They tell us so much about how things are. They tell us we are right and they are wrong. They tell us how we should live. They tell us we exist in the way we perceive things.” In some spy society, they think they need to outsmart the gods. “Suspicion is wisdom”

Dec 9 \/ Objects being anthromorphized and humans being made animal-like is similar to the way both types of things are similar in the way that they are doing the things they do without real control. Idiot and smart person “Mysteries of life” kind of easy to solve with science. The question is no longer “why”, but “What now?” “Why are you people still stuck on the ground? That‟s the simple thing humans started on. There is so much else out there.” “It‟s hard to be an original thinker. Do you realize that more or less everything has been thought of by somebody? This universe and its similar types are all dull and over discovered now. Maybe I‟ll go to one with different rules.”

Dec 10 \/ An advanced person is stuck in a medieval-era place. In these times, generous and kind rulers were rarely heard of. They usually have ulterior motives to being kind if they were. This guy, after becoming marooned, uses intelligence and kindness to become a lord. The survival of this person, not considering the lordship and popularity, is an astounding but ultimately futile act.

This guy turns out to be a woman. Is known to have lived a very long time. Planned on waiting for civilization to advance, and to keep a pleasant little corner of the world in the meanwhile. Doesn‟t like a lot of things about the world, including how often people she knows die. Perhaps it turns out to be pointless to try and resist, or she tries to do too much and is defeated then. “Eventually things will be structured just so that people don‟t need to deviate from law at all. It will guide their lives perfectly.” A species produces a small creature for reproduction, which lays the eggs in an ideal place. There are people from two rival nations. They are both advanced, but both have had trouble lately. Both have resorted to competition as a result. In the system of some advanced civilization, everything is free except for things above a certain complexity and difficulty to make. These can only be had with some prerequisites. The “Not my concern” that is in duty and requirements of jobs is just the same as when a person says “not my concern” in life. The law currently considers businesses as individuals. If everybody did, they would be very inconsiderate people.

Dec 11 \/ Some, maybe the protagonists, are known as the “quitters”, because they change so frequently.

Dec 12 \/ Soldiers are kept in stasis-sleep for long periods of time, years even. Then, when they are needed, they are used very briefly and put back. Consequently, much of their life involves fighting. It turns out to be psychologically damaging. Creators decided not to give AI an instinct of self-preservation to avoid catastrophe, but this actually counts against them later because an AI that does doesn‟t like them for that. Infighting is allowed in some society. The government fights itself often, and it‟s not only tolerated but worked into the system. In this example it works out well enough. I think it might be good if employers had to be trusted with employee transportation. It

would be more efficient, for one. Some future people were isolated, like a ship they can never leave being stuck alone on a world, and then they formed their own little dynamic.

Dec 13 \/ “Please don‟t get angry at that.” “I‟m not angry. I‟m unhappy with the person, and I‟m annoyed. I‟m different from this when I‟m angry.” Later, is committing arson or something. “What are you doing?” “I‟m angry.” “Why do you stubbornly refuse to bow?” “I perceive this as just a custom. I do not practice customs.” “You consider yourself above all of us?” “I consider myself just aside, as all are merely beside each other and not above or below. I practice as I‟ve determined to using reason.” Advanced person put in a nut house because of unadvanced world. Perspective bit: going through the hugest structure they‟ve ever seen, knowing it is still as small as anything else. Female heroines seem awkward, like the characters aren‟t totally right. I think it‟s because storymakers aren‟t generally completely sure about how to do it. They seem to try going in multiple directions, and the characters often seem psychologically unformed, such as with aspects of their personality not fitting together right. “It‟s what he wants. If he‟s happy, he‟s happy.” “It‟s wrong. His desires are faulty.” “It‟s wrong, his desires would be different did he know better.” Would a person with impeccable logic and thinking be immune to psychotic diseases by being able to catch fallacies in self? Reading this, I see that person would have to already have a perfectly sound view of things already. Kind and compassionate but monstrous god. Like Jesus the fascist. Wants to be and feels should be good (in the usual sense) but also doesn‟t see reasons against the monstrous things done alongside that (and done to the same people). Benevolent but cruel leader. Meeting multiple advanced people of unique personality and types. Part of a journey or quest or task. Part of wandering seekers. Maybe set out to find something like alchemy key or something, but instead changed tracks to this deeper thing.

Some race could be very skittish as their quality. “Dear, I think this will be good for you. You‟ve told me a lot about how things aren‟t working out.” “The only change you will see from this is that now you‟ve taught me not to reveal myself to others.” “We‟ve already made machines stronger than us. Now we‟ll have ones that are more intelligent?” I‟ve recently started moving things from my log into a document that separates these thoughts into details for stories or lists of similar ideas (such as ideas for societies or godly humans). Now I realize this is adding another step to the process. Maybe I can figure out where all the stuff I tossed into the development document goes and I can make the process more efficient. A big problem in my writing (which is still crawling) is that I have so many disorganized ideas lying around.

Dec 14 \/ Different important things in a country being controlled by specifically different and conflicting interests, such as most of the economy being controlled by business, the media controlled by social scientists, all development by the scientists, government itself by volunteers. “Why do people become so liberal as time advances, and stop believing in god? It‟s because they think they are so great. They don‟t realize that they will always need god.” “Some things about the country escape me, such as why we so rarely have patriotism with racism.” “The opposite of grey is purple.” Grey is unfilled. It‟s the most neutral color, but it‟s dead. Purple is also neutral, being a combination of two opposite colors, but it‟s alive and vibrant. “…the parting on the left, is now parting on the right…” What was the left becomes the right, and the right parts as it breaks down. It goes on nearly endlessly. Marriage on Homeworld is arranged by community or family in order to have the people pair off based on pre-decided codes of behavior that maintain things in a specific way. Enemy has to spend time with protagonists, so becomes better with them because of the social thing that makes people lose prejudice by having time with people of equal status. Possible scenario: “I don‟t like how my people have changed to be so

dishonorable.” “How do tell each other apart?” “That‟s offensive.” If there was a place that was happy enough with technology, would they stop having respect for scientists and other similar sorts? One companion might be an animal that has recently gotten intelligence and is trying to overcome. “I keep trying to control myself, but I keep getting caught by my humanity. My emotions and my needs rule me.” Considers self a failure, even when doing things that others might consider very successful, such as success or sex. This character might basically be college age, and a sort that tries new things. He‟s trying to find something the intangible. Ship simplification. The interface can simplify to accommodate anyone with basic training in controlling the thing. Doing more complex things will bring up more associated controls for it. “Beware the godless girl.” “You mean it? You‟ve converted back?” Lies “Yes. I have.” Done it for happiness. Chose happiness over other things. “They‟ve put us in these ghettos for being atheist.” Watching a film that revisits the Holocaust, I wondered what my characters would do in a similar situation. I expect Ludin to have a hard time controlling himself, since the place would be similar to his home and he has explosive anger. Ulyphia would be patient and probably the more reasonable and wiser. They would both end up forming plans. It would be great if they could have a time when they can do what these sorts of people couldn‟t, a successful conflict. I think this would be in their second stage. “Are you just going to help Atheists, your people, or all of us?” This is when Ludin is aware that nobody deserves death, and also when he knows Gilthoniel but won‟t take her help. I truly think a fascist/authoritarian thing can develop at any time. It would take change in human brains to actually prevent that. The capacity for it is there as long as they are human. To facilitate the ability to keep characters in relation with each other, even after they stop travelling together in a group, they could make it so they do things without being dependant on each other. They might be members of their cohesive group, and they might merely keep in touch. They might all be exploring in the same general area of space, and then they generally migrate in the same general direction. This way they can do a lot of

things independently without being alone. It also lets me keep characters involved. They should all have a permanent means to keep each other‟s information, such as an imprinatable device in their body somewhere or brain modification for permanent memory. I learned about a “Drabble” and “Songfic”, both things I‟ve thought of. They sound easy enough and I think I should try them. Cautiously cynical vs. normal cynical but unblaming “After expanding my sight spectrum, I saw many fascinating things. There is a color that I‟ve only seen transparently.”

Dec 15 \/ “The first smart computers were very faulty. They had the flexibility to actually think, but very little. Many common computer problems existed, such as being stuck on doing one thing. They are regarded as not having personalities.” Some people have developed a way to cope with AI. They are distinct and separate, and find both equal. “ What are regarded as limits make us human and not AI.” AI actually have personality depending on how they were made, meaning the wiring of the artificial brain is like the wiring of an organic brain. Their personalities vary more, eventually being similar to different species of different kingdoms of creatures. Someone determines that the only way to make AI is to remove limits. Removing limits brings a lot of risk. Lives in restrictive state. Wants to have it born to total freedom. Assumes herself wrong, assumes himself is right. “I wouldn‟t trust a non-skeptic with my life.” I wonder if a “godless girl” would become a common theme in my work. It‟s usually Ulyphia. Some Barreners could have green hair from some influence from copper in their system.

Dec 16 \/ Seeks the meaning of life vs. a meaning or some satisfaction (though fairly satisfied with what they do now)

Has odd attitude to suicide. Unalarmed by somebody who tells him he plans to; wishes him the best. Occasionally sits alone with loaded gun to head. “It holds six bullets. I‟ve put one in the chamber. Whenever I have the urge to, I will spin the chamber and put it to my head. There is a one in six chance.” Does it a long time, and somehow it never fires. “I think someone is interfering. I‟m trying to randomize my life.” “Not really. The barrel spin depends on how much force you put on it. Your unconscious sense of timing and feel for machinery have let you do this unconsciously.”…”Do I want to live?”…Tries again, this time letting someone else spin the barrel after each attempt. After doing it eight times, checks and sees it‟s empty. “Am I important to you? Are you greedy? If you did it because you want me to live, that‟s greedy. If you did it because of some philosophical resolution, it‟s okay.” “I don‟t feel I have control over my life. I definitely didn‟t then, and now I find it may be that nobody does.” Determinism regarded in same way as fate. “It couldn‟t be avoided anyway.” “When I learned how much attitude affects us, it was lie everything became possible.”

Dec 18 \/ Honor given to philanthropists should be proportionate to their income. A character who‟s very mind worked like a business. A stupid profession would be a Soul Scientist.

Dec 19 \/ Schizo: “You were talking to yourself.” “Um, I have the consciousnesses of other people in my head.” “Oh. Okay.” Lied. “In this prison, you must work to have any food. If you work with others, youll earn more. It‟s really a nice rehabilitations system.” “I am focused on breaking the human cycles of thought.” It would really be a big leap to do it. In the one in which they are isolated on that world, they are uncertain as to weather they are involved in an illusion or not. I‟m worried that it will all be a big letdown to reader to hear it was staged, that htye were really okay the whole time. If I work on it enough and actually address it, maybe it can be worked with in a way so that it‟s not so bad. Someone in a universe is known for stopping it as an illusion and making it real.

“The universe is a lie anyway. If I believe it‟s all a lie anyway, it‟s easy to go along with anything I make up.” “What‟s the point of living if you‟re going to die?” It‟s true. “Is it service to society and the next generations?” One of Ludin‟s friends who wasn‟t committed to go along commits suicide after they‟ve left. I should make an issue of everything. That will make all this more than mere stories. Another trait of advanced people is that despite being incredibly different, they have similarities in thinking (being so knowledgeable, liberal, etc.) and if they are inexperienced with other peoples they assume they think in similar ways, such as reaching the same logical conclusions.

Dec 20 \/ Title for story: Madness Somebody is doing something stupid (Jeel?) and someone else is mad (Captain?). “You can‟t be like that. Don‟t you see he‟s trying to help.” “Oh, he‟s trying to help? Obviously. But that‟s beside the point. Who doesn‟t? I hardly care if how much of an effort he makes. It‟s the specifics that‟s the problem.” It‟s a rather innocent naivety to think that as long as someone is trying to be good, that‟s good enough. Many of my characters should be daydreamers. “I know this love can‟t last forever, but I‟m doing it anyway.” “My people can‟t perceive strangeness. It‟s practically an incomprehensible concept.” Make whole religion, going from birth of figure to death of religion. Focus on the events making it, including the figure. Many alternate versions of the story. “We will ignore things for the sake of creating this great man that so far only exists in our heads.” Attention-needy jerk.

Dec 21 \/ I don‟t want to be rich. I want to be able to not worry about money. Then I can worry about the universe.

“If one is nothing, what‟s another? With these, another one is even less. On top of three, another one is practically nothing…”

Dec 22 \/ Forcing self to look at things positively is particularly bad because you are less likely to improve things for yourself. In the things where a girl suddenly exists because her whole planet‟s consciousness went within her, she should be found on a world in the middle of a catastrophic death. She should also be made to endure and survive and have primary motivations geared toward survival and restoring her people. Every favor for an individual and every act against is considered made toward and form the entire families of the people involved. Someone is a family outcast. This things forces him into individuality. I think many things that are said by major characters are essentially repeated by other protagonists as they learn. In those cases when very random thing happen to people, like when they are teleported somewhere, the inhospitality of the universe is more likely than not to kill them. There has not been any other place outside of Earth discovered yet where we can survive for more than a few moments. This observation includes extra dimensions. Without any “I”s, how can there be a “we”? A we implies multiple Is. An advanced person changed the body in a different way. “I see smaller constructs making bigger thigns to do thigns for them. Why don‟t they just become bigger themselves?” Some characters are clones or even totally designed individuals meant entirely to do the scientific things. They are quite haphazard and have practically no sense of selfpreservation.

Dec 23 \/ It‟s ironic that ideals that the systems of ideals that consider humans non-mystical and not anything special in the universe are also often with the humanist philosophies that are benign to all sorts of people. Some character could be a mean old man who‟s smart and manipulative. Races/subspecies who‟s sense of the present in their mind is longer (ours/the base

human‟s being 3 seconds, their being more like 6) would have slower music, and those little changes that make music would be more complex and harder for us to notice. “I want to do more than exist. How, I don‟t know.” All the traditions and codes are based on existing and don‟t promote doing more. How far should respect for beliefs extend? How much does it for them? Will they tolerate and not infringe and not try to change beliefs on weather a camera will steal your soul when your picture is taken? What about when people believe they should destroy everybody else in the universe? The republic in that one story has a lot of willing members. In HHGTTG, Dent says that it‟s disgusting to eat n animal that willingly wants to be eaten. Thinking about it, I agree. It‟s also disgusting to take advantage of people who are willing to be taken advantage of, even if it‟s for certain people and because they believe in these people. The offspring character has different understanding of external things, such as politeness. It‟s a very alternate view, being built up on raw knowledge alone and without human influence or instinctive understanding. Can show emotions being good when they are the right ones (basically, the more feminine ones). When ignorance factors in, it‟s useless.

Dec 24 \/ In advanced times, we make our own version of nature, which almost always depends on human influence. Extreme liberalism, that is, practically without government, may need complex system developed by people who know how things work in order for it to exist and function. However, using systems ironically would potentially make it all less free. In the story where a character learns unsettling things in one day, there should be some militants involved. Also set to ADITL. “Junkie either way.” Should see all of dances with wolves. Advance person turns to religion in desperation.

Dec 25 \/

“You‟re awfully different, even among the variety of humans I‟ve seen.” “I have reformatted my emotions to something more proper.” “They are misdirected.” “The problem is that they are directed at all.” Some leader blames a minority. After having wiped them out, they go on to blame other groups. After wiping these out, they still can‟t blame themselves. Weapons that teleport stuff to some unknown place “This weapon we have made will usher in a new era of peace.” “They had few rules. The principal rule: „Do as you want, but your technology may not progress past this level.‟ This way, they insured their dominance.” Before I actually started writing, I imagined myself as just producing streams of words constantly. I still hope that can be how it is. Maybe if keep trying to make the situation happen, it might happen on its own. When I think of myself in it might help make it happen. I know I‟m neurotic enough to become stressed from thinking about it. Some worlds could be limited in technology by their natural resources. Future weapons could probably serve a multitude of uses. There are few things to do with guns besides killing, but basically things with fire. Future people might remind a lot of hippies in many ways, including benevolence. The younger future people are more childish and seemingly oblivious to nuances of situations they are not used to. Maybe they have to live a regular lifetime and regress for a time. On a ship of just or mostly advanced people, even if it‟s huge they would probably all be easy friends. Could a person who is very ignorant do well without emotions? Maybe a character is born with a psychology totally absent of emotion, and it‟s life goes on dramatically different from any other. “Am I hallucinating, or is my supposed reality a hallucination? I remember learning the profiles of crazy people, and I don‟t fit it…” I remember that “Conscious feeling” when I wake up and I know I am awake. When I‟m asleep, sometimes I‟ll think I‟m awake but usually I fail to remember that conscious feeling.

“I know this feeling. This is real. I never feel it in dreams, and I never remember to check for it. This is real. I know where I am and what is true.” Maybe a godly-being plays games with the protagonist, and the confusing superphysics things might seem insane at first, but feel more right in a way. “I must‟ve been crazy. I was in some sort of world where we weren‟t special, and there were all sorts of other things, and everything was upside-down.” “I feel cold and frightened and alone, but I don‟t want to be anywhere else.” Maybe should try looking at everything in a way skeptical of everything, including what is real or crazy. Two groups conflicting over the mind of one person. The things they say may sound similar. An example may be that they both present logic-style arguments for their being true, and they both make sense. In the early part, they should have experiences in extremely confusing super-physics things. Conservatism makes people think they are uniquely significant while also trying to convince them to be humble. “I may as well have never existed as I know it.” I was thinking about individuals and the way the universe as it is, including individuals within it, exist. Change anything and you stop existing?

Dec 26 \/ “The best choice is the female equivalent of myself from some alternate universe. It‟s exactly what I‟ve been looking for!” “Among the many things wrong with that, what about incest? You would share the same families and genes.” They both have the same idea, but since she is a girl she didn‟t assert her desire to stay in her own universe as much. Not everybody who does this is successful, usually because of personality traits. Pride goes with an unwillingness to change mind. “I want to join the fold!” “You don‟t get a number unless you agree. Promises, loyalty, and agreements making people stuck.

Staying in the same place for years, only glimpsing changes in the world. Cool zeppelin thing Perhaps different groups could be characterized by the phrases “No news is good news” and “Any news is good news.” “Next, we intend to go to the place beyond the place outside of existence.” If someone is arguing with somebody else on a point already agreed on, is it just statements? Or maybe that‟s what preaching is. If I didn‟t doubt myself, what would I be? A conservative.

Dec 28 \/ An anti-god religion. Explore artificial universes. It could be considered a peak for human achievements. Some character practically can only be happy when pleasing others. Not necessarily happy when others are pleased. How often does a red-shirt type of character prove to be better able than the leader? Should be a point in a hero thing. „What if I am stopped by a cop? If I can‟t come up with a good explanation, won‟t they arrest or kill me?” “Well, if they are the sort of cops who kill you if they don‟t know who you are, don‟t worry about giving them mercy. If they aren‟t, just let them do what they want and let them take you in. We‟ll take care of you after that.” “Look at the enthusiasm and passion” “That means absolutely nothing” Maybe some god person likes to act totally opposite of how it feels at time, such as doing devil‟s advocate sorts of things or defying own morality to teach others by example. God-person kills planet or something, but duplicates exactly to make up for it. The problem of changing the inertia of an object within a faster one seems impossible, but I think that one quality is like another, like density or hardness. I‟m sure physics can advance to do this while spaceships are still in use. The fissure on Barren is a very difficult place to live in. It‟s closer to the center of the

Earth and is not very reliable. Extreme heat, the release of gasses, and terrain disasters could happen a lot since the planet is so active.

Dec 29 \/ Emotions in advanced people. Are they stronger or weaker? Are they mostly separate from the base ones people get at birth (meaning they are sort of custom)? Person with highly deviant psychology wants to benefit his father as he has recently become wealthy. However, he tells his father that he is Atheist (since now he feels like he has the fewest reasons ever to deceive his dad.) Now his dad refuses to accept it as a matter of pride and a desire to distance himself from his son as a consequence of his atheism. The son argues that he just wants to help, while his father is going by conservative morality. However, both are just going by their own codes after all. It‟s still a conflict of morality.

Dec 30 \/ In a story about a criminal, the guy always has backup plans and contingency protection in place, such as making it really easy for cops going after them to get a cut of the steal, or perhaps something that frames them truly or falsely afterward. This guy, unlike most of the other participators, doesn‟t spend it on luxury. Maybe some half-breeds have things in their mental structure that make them closeminded and open minded at the same time but in different aspects. It probably won‟t come up much, but one aspect as to Ludin‟s approach to life and humanity is that he really is practically inept as to the nature of sex and its relevance. He doesn‟t perceive it‟s part in societies, individual behavior, and other things. If he sees a man going far out of his way to impress or get the attention of a woman, he might just think that they guy has a lot of respect for her or something else besides the obvious. Women with very female biological balance can often be predicted to have concurrent personalities based on this predisposition. In many things, there are women who look particularly female, but they act aggressive (stereotypical space heroin). Maybe should make one of these stereotypical woman from highly advanced civ and have her deviate very much from the mind a person in a more predictable society would (be encouraged to) have. Her mind wasn‟t artificially rewired as many others are, but by other means had herself act differently. It‟s like an exploration of the character. I hear that when somebody dies, people close have times when they think they saw the person or might imagine that they are calling when they hear the phone ringing. I think this might not mean over-eagerness, but that it could be an in-built thing since in the distant past (probably still happens occasionally) there might be instances where

death isn‟t certain, like if somebody falls off a cliff and appears dead, but in fact is still alive.

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