The World is More Than Enough (a)

Okay, that’s it, I can’t stand it anymore.  This is just…  I’m calling out all you so-called “heroes” out there on this one, but moreover, I’m calling out you hero writers out there.  So listen up:

Stop trying to save the world.

Just, please.  Stop.  It’s not cool anymore.

Fifty years ago, when we didn’t know any better?  When it used to be impressive?  Sure, fine, whatever.  But now, everyone is doing it.  It’s not impressive when you know that it’s coming.  You might think, “Oh sure, we’re going to raise the stakes so that the fate of the entire human race depends on us!”  But it’s artificial stakes.  We know you’re going to win, so what does it matter what the stakes are?  Take down a local gang to save your girlfriend or take down a nuclear robot to save, again, your girlfriend, who got captured to use as collateral like they all do; it doesn’t matter.

Plus, saving the world isn’t impressive anymore now that today’s hero du jour is busy saving the galaxy, the universe, all of existence, or the timeline.  Which, by the way, those are lame too, because guess what, you give me no sense of scale!  A galaxy contains millions of planets, a universe contains who knows how many billions of galaxies, and I don’t even want to think about how many universes exist, but you give me no real reason to care when you just flex your magic muscles and save all of it with one fight scene and a lens flare!  Is it really that easy to save a universe?

{Another philosophy thing, but told from the perspective of a character I’m working ona nd trying to get under the skin of.}


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