There’s still weirdness and wonder everywhere. You just have to know where to look. At the edges and cracks of ‘normal’ life we exist, we persist, and we resist: the monsters, the magicians, the anomalies, the freaks, and the outcasts. We gather in the shadows, trying our best to live our lives in a world that, when it doesn’t exactly fear or hate us, doesn’t even believe in our existence.
Alas, there are people out there who can’t stand this. They work from behind the scenes to protect ‘normality’ at all costs. This means getting rid of us, by any means necessary. They are often successful, but not as much as they’d like. Even so, they are resourceful, and they’re good at what they do.
There are also those who would use and abuse us for their own purposes, be it profit, knowledge or power (which, one could argue, are the same thing in the end). These are even more dangerous when they manage to get what they want.
But we’re still here. We’re not going anywhere. And we fight back.