That is not dead which can eternal lie

One thing that was not discussed about the destruction of the Silas-University in Austria until now are the whereabouts of a certain book that was stored in the library. 

It is well known among the scholars of the paranormal world that there have been only two complete and unabridged issues of the Necronomicon in Europe. One of them was in the Vatican’s secret library in Rome, where it is safe from the public, the public also safe from the book. The other one was in the library of this university in Styria. 

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Many of us are still remembering that the Silas University was destroyed in a string of unfortunate events that brought the world at the edge of destruction. So the question is where is this special folio with it’s cover of human skin now? 

On one point security forces of the Corvae Corporation swarmed all over the campus, some specially ordered to snatch certain books from the library. So, Corvae Corporation is one of our suspects. They got their own secret library, smaller than that of the Vatican by the number of it’s books but of a distinctive selection. 

Were they successful before the library’s very special safety systems became active and la bibliotheque sprung into a interdimensional bubble? Well, there is no easy way to tell as Corvae’s informational politics is usually a grunted “No comment”, accidentally enforced by waving an assault rifle. But while the library did this rather incredible stunt accidentally there were indeed three students onboard. 

One of them who went by the name of Carmilla Karnstein was a philosophy student and by chance also a vampire. It might be a prejudice but neither nor are famous for their practical sense. Her former and future girlfriend, they were on a relationship hiatus, was a journalism freshman (freshwoman?), this a career choice  that is not the brightest in the 2000s giving us some doubts about her sense of direction in life. 

The third person, Lafontaine, pronoun “they”, born Susan, instead was a biology major with a knack for nanotechnology, computer science and non-euclidian geometry. So if anyone would be the person to hide the most dangerous book in the world in let’s say a parallel dimensional cyberpunk dystopia or any other place in time and space it would be they. 

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Well, in a world where obviously the influence of the Great Old Ones is increasing (read: rising numbers of encounters with “unidentified aerial phenomena” by military pilots since 2013, read Donald Trump, pandemia, terrorism, civil unrest, the prophecy of a nuklear attack on Nashville etc.) it is necessary to get this book to a safe place. Even this situation can become worse by an armageddon. 

SO this could be the starting point for a sequel to the successful web series “Carmilla” featuring the brilliant but weird German or Austrian Professor Hellmann and a bunch of his students on the search for this lost issue of the Necronomicon. 

So Hellmann (probably asexual), his assistant Alfred (straight looking, pansexual, asian), Nicky (everyone besides herself knows that she is a lesbian) and Wilfred (gender neutral, bi, out, poc) set out on a string of adventures, searching in various (green screen) locations, filming their reports for some offspring of CERN in their HQ, a train car, and fighting the forces of evil. These are mainly the minions of Corvae Corporation including a very, very sexy young lady that has some appeal for Nicky and makes her come out in the end. 

On their trial to save the world they encounter a nice and very pragmatic elderly lady of mediterranean appearance. She has decorated her little house with pictures of owls, some photographies of her with Einstein, Tesla, the Curies, Jobs, Bazalgette and Jodie Whittaker in her Dr. Who-outfit (or The Doctor in his Jodie Whittaker-outfit – the doubt is on you). Later she turns out to be Pallas Athena/Minerva, the goddess of wisdom, knowledge and asexuality. As this  she is very interested in the spreading of science and knowledge and general in the survival of humanity. 

Das waren doch nur 40 Jahre

In meinem Bestreben, mein Leben zu strukturieren, schreibe ich Listen, lese ich Listen. Eben fand ich eine der Überlebenden der Expedition Magellans. Sie hat den Vorzug, sehr kurz und somit überschaubar zu sein. 

Sonst aber liest sie sich wie die Personalliste eines europäischen Unternehmens heute mit Alten und Jungen, Spaniern, Portugiesen, Franzosen, Italienern, Griechen und Deutschen. Sogar ein Behinderter ist darunter – El Sordo, der Taube. 

Nicht aufgeführt, weil vermutlich ohne Dokumente, sind die drei Farbigen, die der Schiffsbetriebsführer, Herr Elcano unbürokratisch en route einstellte, um freie Stellen kurzfristig zu besetzen, d. h. seinen lecken Kahn über Wasser zu halten. 

Das Zeitalter der Entdeckungsreisen hat eine gewisse Ähnlichkeit mit dem Aufstieg des Internets. Es schafft Verbindungen zwischen verschiedenen Teilen der Menschheit, verändert Wirtschaft, Kultur und Zivilisation und passiert ungeheuer schnell, speziell in einer Welt, in der nichts schneller ist als ein galoppierendes Pferd.. 

1482 segelt Cao in die Mündung des Kongo, 1487 steht Dias an der Ostküste Afrikas, 1492 erreicht Colombo die Karibik, 1497 da Gama Indien, 1500 Cabral Brasilien, 1522 endet die erste Weltumsegelung. Wer also mit 17 die Sao Cristavao im Hafen von Lissabon verabschiedet, ist erst 52, wenn er in Sanlucar die Rückkehr der Victoria begrüsst. 

Als ich 17 war, hatten Computer gerade erst den Schritt von Maschinen für Banken, Militär und Versicherungen zu einem Spielzeug für Technik-Fans gemacht. Heute sind sie allgegenwärtig. Ca. 4,4 Milliarden Menschen nutzen sie und mit ihnen das Internet, die nächste Milliarde Nutzer macht sich schon bereit, um mit einer Spar-Variante einzusteigen, die man Smart Feature Phones nennt.

Wir sollten Lusiaden über Männer wie Jobs, Berners-Lee und Torvalds schreiben, Heldengedichte wie De Camoes es tat. Vielleicht sollten wir aber auch die Entdecker in ihrem Spiegel neu betrachten. In den letzten Jahrzehnten war es en vogue sie nur negativ zu sehen, nur von Sklaverei, Ausbeutung und Seuchen zu sprechen als ginge es dabei um etwas anderes als die Minenarbeiter im Kongo, die Seltene Erden abbauen, Cyber-Angriffe und Computer-Viren. 

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