Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Microstory 487: Healer

All right, so I’m still not sure how I’m going to handle all of these personalities, but for now, this is what’s up. I’m going to talk to you about a character I’ve created who’s known the Healer.  A few years ago, I started writing a story set in another galaxy a very long time ago. No, really, it’s longer than you think—and I’m certain it’s much longer, and much farther, than that the events in that other galaxy you’re thinking of. Why’s they humans? Unlike that other franchise, I can explain...just not yet. Please note that these personality titles are based off a particular psychologist’s model. That doesn’t mean that the character who holds a given personality actually carries the most obvious job associated with it. That being said, the healer of this story actually is a healer. Just to add some level of mystery to this whole thing, though, I won’t name names. His life path was chosen for him at a young age. In fact, he was born on a planet that prides itself in contribution determination. Through genetic analysis, and early development testing, scientists have decided that they know what kind of person someone is going to grow up to be. And so they’re raised with that assumption in mind, and this pigeonholing is rarely challenged. For them, it seems to work, for no one more than for the man in question today. He is naive and excitable but was given little time for social interaction as a child. He can be a bit bipolar, switching from bubbly to down right mean, unable to tell the difference between lightheartedness and rudeness. Strangers will find him vulgar while his friends generally give him the benefit of the doubt. He has magnus degrees in neurobiology, physiology, cytogenetics, and diagnostics. He has a sub-magnus degree in robotic surgery. Magnus degrees are the equivalent to doctorates in this galaxy. They use separate terms to avoid ambiguity. They use separate terms in order to avoid ambiguity. This is something our planet ought to consider, in my opinion. Understand also, however, that people in this galaxy live much longer than we do, so the fact that he holds four magnus degrees isn’t as impressive as it may sound. It’s quite low for his age. That’s not to say that he isn’t intelligent, just that he ultimately dedicated himself to military service, which limited his educational pursuits.

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