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

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

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

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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