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3 mos ago
Current It should also be noted that The Hunger Games was written in first person present. Wild success story there.
3 mos ago
Still, seeing the active tense in the third person makes me wonder why it wouldn't work for first person.
3 mos ago
Correction: that is third person present.
3 mos ago
First person present works all the time. It's industry standard for screenplays. Why it doesn't translate over into more frequent novel usage would make for an interesting case study.
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I am a simple man who enjoys storytelling and creativity. Feel free to wander across this bio. It will be an assortment of quotes expressing spiritual, and other philosophical sentiments starting from Star Wars, and then perhaps branching into other fictional mediums, and even passages from our present world. I hope they inspire you to think, and to feel. Most of all, I hope they arouse your creativity, and even better, to pursue that creativity into great and joyous things for your life.



Fragments of the Force

"For now we see through a glass, darkly."
1 Corinthians 13:12



The Force

The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It's an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together.

Without the midi-chlorians, life could not exist, and we would have no knowledge of the Force. They continually speak to us, telling us the will of the Force. When you learn to quiet your mind, you'll hear them speaking to you.

All that surround us is the foundation of life, the birthplace of what your science calls midi-chlorians, the foundation of what connects the Living Force and the Cosmic Force.

It is said that certain creatures are born with a higher awareness of the Force than humans. Their brains are different; they have more midi-chlorians in their cells.

The Force is not a power you have. It's not about lifting rocks. It's the energy between all things, a tension, a balance, that binds the universe together.

All that surrounds us is the foundation of life, the birthplace of what your science calls midi-chlorians, the foundation of what connects the Living Force and the Cosmic Force. When a living thing dies, all is renewed. Life passes away from the Living Force into the Cosmic Force and becomes one with it. One powers the other. One is renewed by the other.

Darkness rises, and light to meet it.

Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes. Even between the land and the ship.

It is like a cloud, a mist that drifts from living creature to creature, set in motion by currents and eddies. It is the eye of the storm, the passions of all living things turned into energy, into a chorus. It is the rising swell at the end of life, the promise of new territories and new blood, the call of new mysteries in the dark.

I hate the Force, I hate that it seems to have a will, that it would control us to achieve some measure of balance when countless lives are lost.

The Force fights with me!
There is no truth in the Force.


Answers?

Perhaps you were expecting some surprise, for me to reveal a secret that had eluded you, something that would change your perspective of events, shatter you to your core. There is no great revelation, no great secret. There is only you.
Why did you cut me off from the Force?

Look within for the answer. We are each solely accountable for everything in our lives. Nothing ever happens to us unless we allow it.

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