Good Vs. Evil (AotA 16)

Sherlock deduced there was more to the appearances and sudden disappearances of the monster that witnesses were missing.  Various accounts started to pick up on something piculuar and consistent. The more he chaises down the trail the more we could tell he knew exactly what or even who the monster was.  Down an ordinary cobblestone road we walked as people passed by. Without warning Sherlock forcefully grasp the upper arm of a gentleman in a top hat.  “Your terrorizing is over old chap.” Confused our party rushes to ask why and what was going on but before a word could be said the top hatred man begins to twist and shake bouncing between the seemingly innocent man and a monstrous creature with fire in its eye.  Sherlock turns towards our humble grouping and exclaims, “Let me formally introduce you to Dr. Jeckyll and…. errr. Not so formally to one Mr. Hyde.”

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was originally published as a novella in 1886 by the famous Robert Louis Stevenson. Interesting fact about this story is that the concept for the story being someone whom would change personalities based on the situation was an ideal Stevenson had been working on for a few years but it wasn’t till one fateful night while dreaming that the story came to life.  His wife was quoted as stating, “In the small hours of one morning,[…]I was awakened by cries of horror from Louis. Thinking he had a nightmare, I awakened him. He said angrily: “Why did you wake me? I was dreaming a fine bogey tale.” I had awakened him at the first transformation scene.” So in the end the horror was a true nightmare and the fabrication of a fantastic work of fiction was based in a subjective reality of experience even though it didn’t happen. At what point is the dream more of a effective reality than what we perceive as reality?  Till the ink reveals itself on the next page stay dreaming my friends…

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