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As I'm finishing up this fanfic, I have a few things I'd like to share with you....
First off, as noted a million times before, I'm not into delving into the magic elements of SoN too much. I feel like trying to reason with Don Bluth's depiction of the stone and telekinesis is a waste of effort.
So why then am I doing these surreal/magical like transitions between events? And what's with this red mineral that's clearly going to be used as the basis of the stone?
Good questions. The answer? I'm taking liberties and adding my own twists to the magical elements of NIMH without explaining why or how they exist.
Second off, you might be thinking 'this is a lot like Jacob's Ladder!' Keen eye for observation, huh?
Yes, I took liberally from Jacobs Ladder, but added my own twists to the main quote to have it more about desire than the freeing of the soul after death.
Google Samsara if you wish to better understand the Buddhist teaching of The Circle of Suffering. The Wikipedia article will probably do. Also Google Tanha if you want to learn about how desire shapes us and our suffering according to the Buddhist philosophy, but I'll explain it briefly here.
There are 3 types of Tanha.
One has to do with the desire for sensual experiences and wanting to give in to such sensual experiences in order to receive pleasure.
One has to do with the desire to become something, to have an experience to be someone.
One has to do with the wanting to not experience the world, to terminate it.
I'm not a master on Buddhist philosophy and there's sure to be errors in my fanfic, but I am doing this for funsies and admit that it's not very good.
To conclude, look for ways in which Will personifies these 3 types of Tanha and how it ties in to his suffering as a character. You'll probably enjoy the story a bit more.