Oblivion

"Oh, the torment bred in the race,
the grinding scream of death
and the stroke that hits the vein,
the hemorrhage none can staunch, the grief,
the curse no man can bear.
"

- Aeschylus [1][2]

The Nothing, The Great Ending, The Void where no Concepts dwell but many hold power from. The great illusionist who creates echoes of what was once Real, and can be again. Entropy. The principle goes by many names, and defies any description the writer could give. It is awesome, and powerful, and beautiful, and poisonous, and terrifying. From the fear of It is born all strife and cruelty, and from the acceptance or defiance of It is born all glory. It is the catalyst of the final choice, and the ultimate triumph. We face It when we die, and what happens after mortals and Gods alike no longer know.

On the highest level of Reality, it manifests as a grasping Nothing constantly attempting to snuff out the Multiverse like a candlelight distracting it from endless contemplation. This is perhaps why those who ruminate on old wounds rather than act upon the new are seen as encouraging It.


Sources:
[1] The Oresteia; Agamemnon.
[2] Aeschylus, Goodreads.

Connections:

Scene: Mother's Death. Bambi. Walt Disney, 1942. YouTube, uploaded 2012.
Scene: The Death of Mufasa. The Lion King. Roger Allers, 1994. Youtube, uploaded 2009.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. J.K. Rowling, 2003. Wikipedia.
Scene: What is the Nothing? The Neverending Story. Wolfgang Petersen, 1984. Youtube, uploaded 2009.
Sluggy Freelance. Pete Abrams, 2011.
The Illusionist. Neil Burger, 2006. Wikipedia.
Image: The Fall of Myrmil. Unicorn Jelly. Jennifer Diance Reitz, 2000.
Song: Make Me Wanna' Die. The Pretty Reckless, 2010.
Game: BioShock Infinite. Ken Levine, 2013.
Song: Isolated System. MUSE, 2012.
Sluggy Freelance. Pete Abrams, 2001.
Scene: Final Scene. Code Geass. Ichiro Okouchi, 2007. Youtube, uploaded 2008.

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