for Scooter & all
from the Maha Bharata, when a character is asked by a sage, "so what's the news?"
"The material world is like a frying pan.
The Sun is the fire, the day and nights are the fuel.
The passing seasons are the stirring ladle and Time is the cook.
All living entities are being thus fried in this pan.
This is the real news of what is happening in the material world, which is a miserable place full of ignorance."
I have to keep remembering -- in every good drama, there have to be really successful and compelling villains as well as the noble heroes. otherwise, there's no conflict. and without conflict, there's no story..............................