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Posted: 19th July 2021

Life: Talk to Me About Life

Toad (Frog?) by FWR.

Pardon me for breathing, which I never do anyway so I don't know why I bother to say it, oh God I'm so depressed. Here's another one of those self-satisfied doors. Life! Don't talk to me about life.

Marvin the Paranoid Android

Unlike Marvin, we actually want to talk about Life. Also the Universe. And Everything. We may not have come up with the Ultimate Question this week, but we've certainly got some new data. It's by turns entertaining, intriguing, and thought-provoking. You may even find some of it moving.

You may wonder on occasion why the Create Team post these monthly challenges. It isn't really because they want to cajole you into artistic endeavour. Not that there's anything wrong with that. If you feel a poem, short story, or visual masterpiece coming on, don't let us stop you. But the main reason for Create is to invite exactly what we're getting this week: oral history.

You see, someday this present will be the past. And somewhere in the galaxy, someone will want to know what it was like. We can help by telling our stories.

Telling our stories might help us in the present, as well. Your personal experience, written in the form of a reminiscence or anecdote, could be really valuable to someone else, is what I'm saying. You'll see what I mean when you read the two contributions this week. Minorvogonpoet and Freewayriding have stories to tell that fall under the heading of 'Friends and Friendship.' Be sure to read them. Also think about sending in your thoughts.

We've got lots of photos for you to look at – flowers and birds and a really cool toad. Tavaron has an update baby picture of her little zebra finch. To keep her from having to repeat herself: her family has pet birds and they breed. Zebra finches aren't native to Austria. And yes, it looks like this one is white.

Awix is back with a review of the latest film. I have thoughts on writing for the Guide. I also have a film review. It's not in competition with Awix: he does brand-new movies. This one is from 1950s television. There's the usual humour and whatnot, emphasis on the what.

We'll be back next week with more Stuff. (Send more Stuff!) Remember: only you can prevent that chickadee from going un-photographed. Get to work.

Dmitri Gheorgheni

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