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The Story Of Onirikk
Norval Séguin, 15, would like to find a solution to get his father out of the catatonic state in which he is plunged for many years. During a visit to the hospital, Norval meets an eccentric woman, Magdalena, who tells him that his father is a prisoner in the World of Dreams, Onirikk, and that he alone can deliver him from there and save him from his lethargy, But … will he come alive from the territories of Nightmares?
As the last Saïwa, he is the only one who can undertake this epic and perilous adventure!
About The Author
Born on July 30, 1970 in Montreal and graduated from the National School of Humor in 1997, Patrick now teaches there Creativity and Humorous Writing since 10 years. He collaborated with the texts for the shows of the humorist-storyteller Boucar Diouf “L’Africassé-e” and “Pour une raison X ou Y”.
He has been a writer for the program “On Connaît la chanson” at TVA and “Mort de rire” at Vrak TV. He has participated, as a humorist, in galas as much to “Juste Pour Rire” (“Just For Laughs”) as for the “CommediHA!” And the “Comédie Club”. Most recently, he coached people aged 65 to 90 years for the humor show “Les retraités en spectacle”.
He is the inventor of Speed Creating. A creative group technique to optimize ideas and projects. Inspired directly from speed dating, this technique of creativity is adapted to the contemporary way of life: pleasure and speed. The method of speed creating is therefore based on the first ideas that arise, without intellectualizing the whole, and moved by a concern for speed and maximum efficiency.
Patrick Tremblay regularly teaches companies on corporate creativity and his lecture, “L’humour comme associé” (wich means “Humor as a Partner”). He is the inventor of Cré-O-Nirik: a non-competitive, interactive and collaborative teaching card game that stimulates imagination and creativity.
The Princess of the deepest Times was rewarded with the CEPAL Anticipation Award in 2004
Here you are propelled into a strange place where mysterious horsemen attack a village. Fortunately, you save a little girl in their hands.
The next day, when you wake up, you are at home, breathless, of course, but in your bed. While you enjoy your Sunday rest, you take a book that, to your surprise, traces the outline of your dream.
A question arises to you as Sokorie’s story takes you to the kingdom of Aldamar: “Was this a dream? “
There is only one way of knowing it: to shut up in a double turn and devour this story.
You will be a reader, actor … maybe dreamer? Now that you’ve started reading, it’s time for you to find out!
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Writing: the mysterious invention that allowed evolution!
Imagine a world without writing… Impossible, you would say! And for good reason: we need it every day! Let us now see how it was born and all its benefits over humanity…
The article on the Fantastic you very much liked, I am delighted. It was a question of evoking the origins of a universe that carries the Nayra saga. Starting from this momentum of origins, I would like to talk with you today about those we particularly love, readers and authors: writing.
What is writing?
Let’s start with the basics: what is writing? It is a means of communication, representing language, through the inscription of signs on various media. Each culture has its own graphic, but respects the same structure: vocabulary, speech, semantics, grammar. A writing system is an organized, language-based method for storing and transmitting messages. These systems can be classified into three categories: semmasiographies (although specialists do not agree to consider them as scriptures), logographic writings and syllabic scriptures.
Where does the writing come from?
According to some, Prehistory ends with the birth of writing. Historically, writing was born 6000 years ago, in Mesopotamia and Egypt, and almost simultaneously, but nevertheless differentiated. However, the recent development of literacy studies leads to a reassessment of the dates of writing. The development of writing has undoubtedly been influenced by pragmatic requirements such as the codification of laws, the exchange of information, the recording of history, and the keeping of financial accounts. Thus, writing allowed the preservation of history.
The alphabet is a system of writing, composed of a set of symbols. “The oldest traces of the ancestor of all the present alphabets are located in the Sinai desert around the fifteenth century BC. J.-C “(Wikipedia source).
Some authors of fantasy and science fiction have invented an imaginary alphabet to develop their universes: the tengwar (The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien), the Enochian (John Dee) …
Some religious systems saw writing as a threat to oral transmission and the existing order. Moreover, according to an ancient Egyptian myth taken up by Platon in the Phaedrus, writing and language were invented by the god Thot, nicknamed the “lord of time”; Considered as the one who holds knowledge and transmits it, as the incarnation of intelligence and speech, charged with transmitting his unlimited knowledge, he would have invented writing to do this! Writing would thus aim to restore order, notably by forming legal systems, to preserve history and to spread knowledge.
The impact of writing
Writing has had a strong cultural and social impact. These effects will be multiplied with the mechanization of writing by printing. It is only necessary to note all the works which are sold by millions in the world and which have a considerable influence on our culture and our way of thinking about life and the world.
The Bible, for example, has passed over 2500 million copies throughout history; The Little Red Book has sold more than 900 million copies and the Koran has more than 800 million copies! These three books have been the most sold in the world for centuries and have never been dethroned until now! These writings have a direct impact on our way of life, our way of thinking and acting.
According to linguists, out of about 3,000 languages listed in the world, hardly a hundred are written.
In conclusion, I find it exciting to say that despite the technologies we have, we are at the moment not sure about the appearance of writing. Each new discovery can challenge the history that we took for granted. Still today, writing remains a great mystery because no one really knows how it appeared … only certainty: without it, we would have a hard time explaining the universe, life and the world, to communicate , To immortalize our memories, to entertain us, to express our emotions, our feelings, to develop our imagination and to leave traces to help the future generations, because writing is what makes us human beings at the forefront of evolution.
“Writing is the painting of the voice,” Voltaire.
Article written by Maud Wlek, author of Nayra.