Friday, March 21, 2014

Book of ages, parts 28-23.5, illustration

(I think Pleistocene begins at 23.5)

'Kids, would I get some attention? ... ... Thanks. What I have here to show you is an image of the subject of the couple of stories you're next about to hear. This image has been passed to me by the elders and I think it's been originally done two ages ago, maybe three. I'm sorry, it has been scribbled over by some jokesters, so it's not something you need to copy and remember as such. There are more pure and more complex versions of this image available in the public library, though you cannot loan them they're there for you to see, if you want. Just remember that they are not all the same. Even nowadays some smart people over in the larger schools for young adults during their wanderyars argue which are the best versions so don't bother to argue between yerselves over this. You remember last time we talked of long-gone monsters. Now it's time to hear how monsters vanished and how animals appeared.'

Sunday, March 9, 2014

book of ages, intro.

'Hello kids, you've now a little bit older than last year, and with all your good questions the teachers have decided you're so smart now that you need a few more teachers. You may remember Dork the Storyteller from last year, and he started telling you about how everything came to be. He is a well-spoken sage, and I'm not trying to tell you much differently about origins of everything, heavenly things and earth, but use my own words to describe his story. You also possibly remember something about Erila's stories , and I'll try also to tell something about her stories as well. So, you may think my classes as history and herstory, since I hear some of you have been inventing new words about things you do not know the proper name yet. During this year of your studies, the other teachers will also start to reiterate - tell again - the stories of old and some of the new too, but you already see how things are and how they're done - nowadays - with your parents, family and village, so we're here just keeping you company and answering some questions of youse, while the heavy work you can't yet do is being done. As you see, I'm old and a bit crippled, this is partly because of the heavy labor, but I've got a good memory, so I can be here with you to tell stories about labours of old. So, let's use these 4 hours of storytelling each day to our benefit, you'll get to do stuff later on the day in the practical school.'

'So, are everyone comfortable? Please do not make much noise so those two guys behind leaning to the ice age boulder can also hear, in fact you two could come a bit closer. It's a nice day so we can be outside, but outside is so large you may get lost if you do not know enough about it.