Whelp, I'm pretty much tripping balls off of recent events, so lets just play around with this one in some sad attempt to cling to my sanity. Not that I really feel like I'm losing it, but fuck, how exactly is one meant to tell how and when they are "losing it?" So in an attempt to deny any and all speculation towards that subject, we shall be pre-emptively ignoring the fuck out of it and pretending everything is okay, because it totally is, because I just said so.
Anyways, I was having this nice little giggle fit earlier and I guess Mr Overseer is to blame for that for the most part. And I could go into details as to why, but god is that ever a long story, so how bout you just go figure that one out on your own? But this isn't a me complaining about other people post, so the name dropping pretty much ends there. I just needed something to give my present thoughts context for anyone coming in late to the party...
Now, I've stressed before that whatever these other creatures running around are... I don't want anything to do with them. I don't have enough time to research ONE monster, much less "x" dozen of them. But that doesn't mean I'm not paying attention. Follow the Construct around enough and it seems you run into all kinds of fun terrifying shit. So I notice things. I can say that much. I don't research them, but they don't escape my notice. I'd try to ignore them entirely, but they make that Really Fucking Difficult. Hopefully once/if I make it out of here, the Construct will put on enough of a show of coming after me that any other would be stalkers will fuck off and leave me alone. But I've still got to be aware enough to know the difference between one shifting shadow and the next one. Basic supernatural survival tactics I guess.
Anyways, while I'm sitting here "noticing things," I happen upon a realization or two. Contrary to my prior observation, noted here, these things do appear to be actively at odds with one another... on perhaps a much larger scale than I could have previous imagined. Certain words The Overseer has used in the past, viewed in a new light, make for quite the entertaining observation. And though I don't know enough to really comment on it, I have heard about them all playing some sort of "Great Game." And I'm starting to draw a lot of interesting parallels between all of this...
You know, once upon a time, there were all of these gods and goddesses, for perspective I'm thinking somewhere along the lines of Greek Mythology at the moment, since most people tend to know about that stuff. Now, they got together a lot, chatted it up a good bit, played tricks on each other, and of course... were constantly at each other's throats. This was not one big happy family. They argued a LOT. But instead of settling their disputes themselves, they normally gathered up their followers and got them to do it for them. The siege of Troy is probably a pretty good example of that. The outcome was all but pre-determined, yet the gods that sided with Troy fought tooth and nail, pulling every little trick in the book to keep the city defended and safe.
If you're clueless about the old myths though... I admit my memory fails me a bit, I used to be really into that stuff, but it's been a whiiiiiiile... how about a recent example? God of War. The first one. Because it was actually a great story of classic Greek tragedy and not a lifeless adventure of "How many giant things can we find for this guy to violently rape?" Here, Kratos, a champion of the gods, is sent off on a quest to kill a rogue god. He's given guidance and support by certain gods, granted great weapons and powers from them, and ultimately he wields his combined powers against Ares and defeats him.
Now, here today, we've got a group of humans united under one "god" to research means of hampering the efforts of and perhaps defeating another "god." While at the same time, those two gods just so happen to hold get togethers with their friends and party hard like they're the bestest of buds. And that's okay I guess... because so long as they aren't attacking each other directly, then they're following the rules and nobody gets upset. Is that it, basically?
Which leads me to wonder. How many little organizations like this exist? How many of us, without our knowledge are working to benefit some other "god." How do we know we're not being led to these actions by the guiding hand of some "noble benefactor?" The gods of old are as alive as they've always been... they've taken on different forms, but they're still guiding humanity in the same manner as they have in the past. It's like one big RL game of Civ 5, only instead of the likes of Elizabeth and Bismarck, it's the Wooden Girl and the Slender Man.
And you know, I'd be more worried about that kind of situation, but if it's been going on this long and we don't even notice, then fuck it. We haven't launched nukes at each other yet, clearly the players have functioning brains at least. Doesn't mean I approve, but hey, could be worse. Furthermore, I like to look at it from the perspective of Norse Mythology, which I can do because the Construct has been closely tied to it in the past(as well as to Yggdrasil, another element of Norse Mythos), because it has the best end times story. Yeah, pretty much everyone dies in Ragnarok, but it also ends with the world being reborn and humanity starting anew... without any more "gods" to direct them and fuck things over... because they all Die. So let them have their little games... because when it's all over, the only ones still standing, are us humans.