"When we’re thirsty we drink, When we’re hungry we eat. When we’re tired of being separated and victims of our lives we start to notice people who aren’t doing that so much. It’s been quite popular for some time now to identify as a completely isolated monad separated from the universe, and all other life. Within that, some of us get a kick out of pooling into group identities like politics or sports or cults, whatever. Those are like training wheels that prepare a being for dropping into the larger pool. Buttetropolis is like a circulation system for that pool. But it’s the deep end. And not everybody has floaties."