I think it’s safe to say that most of us grew up constructing larger worlds in our imaginations, using our toys as the characters. The stories we built didn’t often make a lot of sense, and certainly weren’t consistent, but they were nevertheless enthralling, at least to us, at least at the time.
Personally, I had a collection of puppets (because I was very, very cool) who were my costars in a kind of ongoing variety show being broadcast in my head. Our ratings weren’t great.
But occasionally, that childhood playtime can produce something that transcends the limited scope of being a kid and through its general appeal, manage to capture the imaginations of a broader audience.
That’s how A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh famously started. And that’s what’s going on in this fantastic post by Tumblr user Feynites.
Check it out.
Chapter 1: Evil Chancellor Traytor
Chapter 2: The Twist
Chapter 3: The Kingslayer
Chapter 4: Dear Diary
Chapter 5: The Death of a Hero
Epilogue: Shots Fired
The “character who seems like the bad guy but really isn’t” trope certainly isn’t new, but rarely have I seen it fleshed out with as much sincerely engrossing and clever nuance as this. If the writer can ever manage to get it optioned into a movie, I for one would be the first in line to see Action Figure Dystopia: Kingslayer.
Would you see this movie? Or has the best part just been spoiled now?
Vote in the comments.