The ending line I liked was "Would you like me to make you whole?/ You already are, aren't you?"
I tried to illustrate with the types of memories-super hero, post-apocalyptic, and war/romance
It's entirely possible that I'm just not familiar with comics (and that should be take into consideration, since I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one in the audience like that) and I saw "heroes", "zombies", and "fighter pilot" and automatically thought, "wait, just action?"
It makes them what they wanted to be, or what they were meant to be.
Yeah, the latter part didn't really come through to me, especially since there's no way to objectively prove if someone's life track is "what they were meant to be", since short of having divine omniscience, that sort of thing can be pretty subjective.
How can I better illustrate that? I don't want to add more interviews, because I want it to be her story.
I'm wondering if this might be better as a tale, since we've already got A Hero is Born and there's a lot of information here that would be done better justice if presented as prose than a scientific article (which, if the research was done right, would ideally be accompanied by interviews with more than one individual affected by the object, or at least more case studies). Maybe space out the article text with dialogue or narrative from the character? Take a look at Memory of a Masterpiece or Reality Check for examples of this. Alternatively, you can have the entirety of the story narrated by someone who was involved, such as in the tale 1914.
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