The Real doesn't have a plot. Certainly not one that wraps up many different threads to a conclusion and denouement.

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The Real does have characters. And it certainly has villains. Ones that make Dolores Umbridge and James Taggart seem subtle and complex.

The Real does have a setting. More amazing and more complex and more engaging than any mere narrative has ever spun.

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And weirdly, the Real does have Theme. That's the one that surprises me the most, because it can't be derived from first principles. I am spending my life trying to get my head around that.

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