Huh? Not making any sense? Because of the nature of these little flash fiction vignettes, I thought it would be helpful to index previous back stories and journal entries. Although Artiste’s tales are non-linear, it can help to read some pages in groups by threads of associated content. Of course you could just read them randomly, and trust that it will all come together at some point.

The beginning back story is always a great place to start:
• The Artiste Gullible back story

For this particular installment it also may help to read: Something random?

↓ Transcript
[image] A Selection of head-shots. Human, Furry, Aquatic, Elvish, all mixed and matched in a rouge's row of diversity

[text] The multiverse is populated by an eclectic diaspora of sentient life. From the very small to the gigantic, each expression adds a distinctive cultural variable to the greater equation of life.

Nevertheless, for all it’s diversity, the multiverse is remarkably efficient in it’s use (or re-use) of a proven form. Either through organic creation, or unwilling abduction, bipedal humanoids with minor environmental deviations can be found everywhere; distinctive in character, but with undeniable echoes of the original formula.

It is so common, in fact, that other species often say “If there are pastures to be tilled, water to be drawn, or mountains to climb, an under-furred, somewhat arrogant, tool builder with a propensity for war will be there claiming he invented it all.”