Okay, this idea came to me, probably because Charles was watching these really interesting YouTube videos on Chinese characters and how ancient China actually believed in one god. For example, the character for “fortune” also means “blessed” and is comprised of “god, garden, man, and spirit” or something like that; I’m not sure I’ve gotten that quite right. I need to watch it. Anyway there was this other part about characters pertaining to the Tower of Babel.
Story Idea Very Quickly Written Down and Subject to Change:
Earth, year 2350ish. We discover a defunct wormhole looking structure in space somewhere. Behind the sun. Rotating at exactly the same speed as earth. Small. It has always been there.
We send people to study it. We began getting messages from it. They’re not messages precisely. They’re impulses of gravity, light, magnetics, radiation, all sorts of random things. But then someone realizes that there is a pattern, that they are messages. (IDK, Contact style? Prime numbers? Something).
We begin to communicate with whoever is sending these messages. They send us the first string of intelligible material and we are SO EXCITED, except confused when we begin to decode it and it says: “Once upon a time…”
Story after story, they send through the structure. Fairy tales so similar to our Earth ones. And then, one day, a Bible passage:
“And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.
4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.”
Okay, so, not having figured this part out yet. But basically the structure was the Tower of Babel that was designed to reach some other dimension, where “God” was, but he destroyed it. And it was never about spreading the people around the world and confusing their speech…because we can overcome that, we can learn each other’s language. We can even create a language that the whole world learns. No.
In this story, the Tower of Babel event was that God changed our mode of communications. So that some creatures now communicated via sound, some via light, some via time, some via matter, etc, etc, etc. And they spread to other planets, and evolved and are now completely different alien races.
So humans and this race of aliens that have been communicating with them start working together to rebuild the “Tower of Babel.” Then…idk the rest.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?! Don’t steal my story, even it’s crappy. Especially if it’s crappy.