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The Trees Swallow People: Part 19
It's easy to think there's only one outcome to events. Often the printing press is said to have brought about a new era in information, literacy, and free speech, but rarely is it mentioned how it privatised communication and mass-produced falsehoods. People will talk about how the fall of empires lead to the rise of nationalism, but never mention libertarianism, communism, or democracy. We don't wish to admit good and bad or indifferent outcomes can share a source. In the same way, the trees caused people to join not just Shepard's cult. I found out on a seemingly "normal" Wednesday that there was another group forged from the birth of the trees.
The Trees Swallow People: Part 18
I did something stupid. Illuminating, but stupid. I suppose that's the same for most people; moments of clarity in drips and drabs of the unintentional. The situation with the trees, for instance. It's peculiar how things have only dawned on me in retrospect. The initial researchers all arrived in Intellex vehicles and gear when the mystery of the trees first occurred. We all just assumed they were from the government. All the research they collected, therefore, was privately owned by Intellex, and thus could benefit no one. Information that could save lives kept secret.
Roald Dahl Shouldn't Be Censored, But Not For The Reason You May Think
There's few persistent things about childhood that transcends generation, nationality, and class as IP rediscovered or reintroduced. Teenager Mutant Ninja Turtles, Scooby Doo, Tom and Jerry, The Muppets are just a few that come to mind. Among them, every so often, is Roald Dahl.
The Trees Swallow People: Part 17
My hair was becoming shaggy and untamed when I finally decided it was time to get a cut. I take after my mother; dark, wavy, thick, and wild when it's left alone, especially with comb resistant bed head. I put off the hair cut mainly because of the prices these days.
The Trees Swallow People: Part 16
#HI The following week, when I returned to fulfill my new obligations I was so generously invited to partake in, walking once again from the train station, passed the two petrol stations, and playing a real life game of Frogger across the bypass, and then the