Also, I was trying to get back into writing with dialogue practice last night. All I got is Artorius doing his dumb bird metaphor with Sorey and Mikleo, and…
Artorius: Why do you think birds fly?
Sorey: Well, that’s because all animals have to adapt to their environment to survive, right? And many birds are just built for flight – they have wings, streamlined bodies, feathers, and even hollow bones! These are all designs that naturally allow birds to soar high above in the skies.
Mikleo: Right. And it isn’t just for survival either; some birds are predators and flying helps them hunt prey more efficiently.
Artorius: No, that’s not what I mean–
Sorey: Yeah! It’s also sort of a misconception to say all birds can fly. They might look like they’re built for it, but some birds – like pengyons – can’t fly at all, but are good at catching prey in the water.
Mikleo: Indeed. So, I think the question we should be asking is: why do birds even have wings? What first made them evolve and develop these wings so that they could take flight or swim better in water?
Sorey: Birds are amazing, aren’t they Mikleo? I’d rather be a bat though. Bats can fly and use sonar to find their way in the dark – that’s like, double cool!
Mikleo: Of course you would. You’re the weird one here, after all.
Sorey: Hey, birds of a feather flock together….
Artorius: Can you two nerds stop ruining my metaphor already?