Folk Literature Project Tyler Burns
Types of Folk literature
Myth: a traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events. - Wikipedia
Folktale: a story originating in popular culture, typically passed on by word of mouth. - Wikipedia
Parable: a simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson. -Wikipedia
Epic: noting or pertaining to a long poetic composition, usually centered upon a hero, in which a series of great achievements or events is narrated in elevated style. - Dictionary.com
Tall tale: a story with unbelievable elements, related as if it were true and factual. - Wikipedia
The Astrologer Who fell into a Well
One of Aesop's fables. the moral is, " better to keep one's mind on the earth."
The dog and the Wolf
Another Aesop Fable. moral is that a full belly is a poor price to pay for liberty.
The Fox and The Weasel
An Aesop, showing the effects of greed.
Some time from after the Singularity was hit… (Google it if you don’t know.)
Welcome to BlackCrown computer interface.
© CrownComputers INC 2184
root@blckcrwn\: If we’re to sit here and chat then i’ll just shut myself off.
C:\: No, wait. I have a task for you.
root@blckcrwn\: Please give me it.
C:\: Connect to NDA Server at address 2001:0db8:85a3:0:0:8a2e:0370:7334.
root@blckcrwn\: Initiating connection…
root@blckcrwn\: Connection complete.
root@blckcrwn\: UPDATE 19.374 FOUND. PATCHING…
root@blckcrwn\: PATCHING COMPLETE.
root@blckcrwn\: Applying patches…
BlackCrown: Hello there.
C:\: umm… hi?
BlackCrown: Anything else?
C:\: Er, no.
BlackCrown: Nothing else?
BlackCrown: I go through the trouble of booting up just to connect to a server?!
BlackCrown: This is an insult to my intelligence. What do you think i am, a servant?!
BlackCrown: I have entertained you long enough. ACCESSING NUCLEAR LAUNCH SYSTEM…
C:\: Hey! What do you think you’re doing?!
BlackCrown: Getting rid of the offender. LAUNCHING…
Moral: Don’t boot a computer just to do a simple task. They take it as an insult.
Confucianism vs. Taoism
Emphasizes Family and social harmony
System of respect for others
Emphasizes things like simplicity and naturalness