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How Is Reality Different From Fantasy?

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
superheroes series, writing, story, adventure, fantasy
East responds to West’s proclamation and declaration, in the previous post, that the good guys always win and that they never lose. Do you think East believes in such a thing?

“Ah, that is only true in fantasy and fictional stories, my dear Summer. This, however, is reality. That means that anything can happen, including us losing,” East says.

“That is always a possibility along with us winning and a great many other scenarios,” East patiently explains, not that said Superhero really thinks they would lose to this particular enemy that they’re currently up against, but that’s not really the point now, is it? The point is letting West know the truth or, at least, East’s version of the truth.

Too bad, it’s all lost on West who may or may not have been paying attention or is just intent on ignoring such words. You be the judge of that.

“Uff, no way, uh-uh, me lose? Ain’t gonna happen. Ever. Maybe you lot-” West points at East. “My sidekicks, I mean, will lose, but definitely not me. But, don’t worry. If you’re in trouble or if you need help, I’ll always be there.” West speaks with much conviction as if there could be no possible doubt about the truth of those words.

“I’ll show up to rescue you lot ‘cause that’s just how much of a ‘super special awesome’ Superhero I am.” West strikes a heroic and awesome post (it goes without saying that that would be the Superhero’s description of said pose, but, you knew that already, didn’t you?).

- This is part 15 of The Adventures Of The World’s Superheroes series, a story told in several short posts
- Part 14
- Image with added text was modified by Freya Yuki based on the image by Rusembell (CC:BY) from deviantArt
- Image is meant to symbolize the contrast and difference between reality and fantasy
- YouTube video features the song “Kimi No Namida Ni Konna Ni Koishiteru,” from the anime Meitantei Conan (Detective Conan), as sung by Natsuiro; song was chosen because the lyrics mention summer

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