This is the first line in the new rippin’ yarn being developed in the DANGER-ous lab.
The saga really starts with an ending and examines what ensues from it – survival.
“Survival” implies a “new beginning,” to me. But, that “beginning” comes from an “ending.” People survive disasters & rebuild. We adapt to new situations & leave the old situations behind – we survive & push on.
However; what if, after that “new beginning,” things progressed too well…for eons? Now, it’s just status quo. Complacency and hubris sets in.
One of my favorite exchanges in John Boorman’s EXCALIBUR is between Arthur & Merlin after a lengthy period of peace & prosperity within the realm…
Arthur: “Tell me, Merlin. Have we defeated evil?”
Merlin: ” One can not exist without the other. For it is the doom of men that they
Another of my favorite movie quotes punctuates the previous…
“Nature abhors a vacuum.”
– Spock in STAR TREK 6: The Undiscovered Country
So, there you have it. The first line in the new, rippin’ yarn from Danger Comics with it’s underlying polemic. Hmm,…seems a bit timely.
Karl’s rules for survival:
1. Don’t panic.
2. Don’t get cocky, afterwards.
See you Tuesday in the ether for ANOMALIES Episode 6, page 12: CHRONOCLYSM! at dangercomicscorp.com
Thanks for your indulgence.
– Karl, the Silver-backed Comicbook Gorilla