04/02/20 – Creation Myth

Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, April 2, 2020.




That’s what happens when a god isn’t entirely omnipotent I guess.


        1. Kaidah

          Speak for yourself. At least my essential desk job is in an office where no one can see me reading webcomics instead of doing the work I don’t have because everyone else is at home. Sometimes I’m amazed I get paid for this. lol

  1. Pete Rogan

    Of course, this leaves aside the question of why Reon would leave such a book of knowledge around while she was, ahem, ‘busy with other things.’ Deception and deceit run both ways, you know — like sewage in a sloshing pipe. Or vegetable soup, if you don’t like the first analogy. Texas chili? Margaritas?

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Since I am stay=at=home anyway why wear anything? Only when I go out every 3rd day for more things I need like food. (Have more than enough TP now.)

    Now putting on clothes feels odd.

    I like this fill-in-the-blanks in “history” segment. I almost though it was a cthuloid being at first.

  3. Efogoto

    Chiphu’s recounting of Reon’s holy words confuses me: “not to read [the book], lest she hold the knowledge from them forever.” That reads to me as “don’t read the book in case she’d hold the knowledge from you forever” … the very knowledge they’ll gain by reading the book. It all hinges on the word “lest” and what knowledge would be withheld if they read the book.

  4. Gregg Eshelman

    Seems like an alien uplift story to me, with a bit of reverse psychology.

    “Here’s this book I want you to read. From it you’ll learn all kinds of neat stuff like fire building, agriculture, how to cut stone, build arches…”
    “Pfft. Why bother? Sounds like boring work.”

    “Here’s this book I command that you not read. It contains all kinds of stuff I don’t want you to know until I feel you are ready for me to teach you. I shall go away for a time then return. Do NOT read the book!”
    “Hey, the gods are gone! Let’s read that book!”

    1. MattStriker

      It’s like the potato trick.

      Potatoes took a while to be accepted in europe after they got brought over from the new world. Rulers who wanted to introduce them sometimes resorted to tricks like planting them under guard but making sure that there was a decently long gap between guard shifts. Predictably, people stole them, got used to them and started planting them themselves.

  5. Pete Rogan

    In re: Kaidah and NightGaunt49 and sartorial splendor in World War C. I’ve taken to telling people what Kai Ryssdal, host of “Marketplace” on PRI, signed off with on the radio this week: “I’m fully dressed! …Maybe.”

  6. Naldru

    In the statement “That’s what happens when a god isn’t entirely omnipotent I guess.”, I think that you mean omniscient rather than omnipotent. Omniscient means “knows everything” while omnipotent means “can do anything”. Omnipresent (“is everywhere at all time”) could also work. Of course, an omnipotent being could make himself (or herself) omniscient, but that would be a choice.

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