[Flick the Picture Gloam, bringing her newly learned information to the rest of the Gloam. As she makes this speech, the Gloam in the crowd would laugh and disperse throughout the speech]


To those of us


Who have been kept down


Who have been told we are less


because we cannot see the Sun


Those of us whom the Longrays laughed at


the Noondays needled


and the Midlights mocked



Listen!


The truth has been held from you!



We are born of the Sun!


We, the Gloam,


the ones who have been told we are the lowest of the low


the bottom of the barrel



Yes, WE are creatures of Sunlight!


I have learned, through my extensive education


brought forth by fantastic films -


The glorious light from the serene moon


in which we bask each night


is truly the light of the Sun!


The marvelous moon mirrors the light to us


The Sun's light touches us


As it touches all others



And if that is not enough to marvel at and overwhelm you...


Those tiny pinpoints of light that we gaze upon each night


Those spectacular stars


Why, they are in fact


SUNS!!


Just like the Sun we are forbidden to look at directly!!


Many of them are even larger and brighter than our sun


And we see millions each night!


No Midlight or Noonday or even Longray can do that!



There is no difference, only distance!



Gloam, I ask you


What will you do with this information?



Laugh at it, at me,


and keep your status as the untouchable outcasts?



Or will you take this information


and use it to learn more?


To demand that we no longer be treated


as the garbage of the Shadow World.


But instead claim our right to which we're entitled?



Gloam, I urge you to join with me in starting a revolution!


There is no difference, only distance!!!


There is no difference, only distance!!!


[she tried to start a chant, but there are only one or two Gloam left in the crowd]


----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I love the character of Flick, the Picture Gloam and her revelation that the Gloam do get to experience the Sun's light via the Moon. I think this is a brilliant story point and ripe for all sorts of motivation for the Gloams to "revolt." I imagine this is what Flick said when she gathered the Gloam together. I picture her as someone who wouldn't say things simply, but would make grand, sweeping speeches. After all, education is the key for people (and shadows) in lower classes to rise above and change circumstances. (Amy's social statement of the day, wrapped into neat shadow packaging:)

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