Filugori Reboot

Summary

Several months ago I took a hard look at Filugori: The Long Tale, the story I started in grade school that was meant to be a mash-up of my favorite books and fictional universes. However, it lacked a certain vision. The story was fun, frantic and fanciful, but there was no heart. It lacked cohesion and the universe did not appear to justify its own existence. Why should someone care to read this tale? What would they gain from it? While fleshing out the background of the universe, providing details on the four major epochs that define the story, I came to realize that I wanted to tell a very different tale than originally planned.

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Several months ago I took a hard look at Filugori: The Long Tale, the story I started in grade school that was meant to be a mash-up of my favorite books and fictional universes. However, it lacked a certain vision. The story was fun, frantic and fanciful, but there was no heart. It lacked cohesion and the universe did not appear to justify its own existence. Why should someone care to read this tale? What would they gain from it? While fleshing out the background of the universe, providing details on the four major epochs that define the story, I came to realize that I wanted to tell a very different tale than originally planned.

Filugori turned from a bright, cheerful adventure to a dark, depressing tale. The universe would still be wondrous–in terms of the places visited and sights seen–but there was an intense feeling of loneliness and fear. And the universe would be empty. There are no alien races populating the galaxy. Most science fiction does the opposite: it is both familiar to readers and something that is inherently satisfying to humans. We don't like being alone. And when we are, we tend to imagine that we aren't. This theme is played on and leads to many pleasant surprises.

It is still very much a work-in-progress, but I have added several snippets of the story. Hope you like it.

-biafra
bahanonu [at] alum.mit.edu

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