@solarpunkgnome "Pulling on small threads."
I think this is a really good point and actually the core of any realistic and believable story. Good things are very rarely windfalls or Deus Ex Machinas. They are usually the result of lots of unseen, unappreciated hard work.

Even stories that have characters with just insane luck/destiny's favor/superpowers still have to build up these abilities and these realities over time to be convincing. Even a steel suspension cable is made of threads.

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