“The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.”
The Actor (Latin: Homosapiens Dramaticus) is a species or subspecies of the genus Homo that is closely related to modern humans. It has long been held in Darwinian theory that at some point in the dawn of mankind a genetic split occurred with the human genome of a species that survived by imitating other lifeforms around them such as plants and animals. The theory is still held to this day that this was in some way to enable the survival of ordinary man in the primeval, predator hungry world.
As time progressed, and man learned to hunt and farm the land, the species fell into rapid decline and were reduced to very small numbers, performing re-enactments of everyday events they witnessed around them, and generally making fools of themselves. The fact that they survived to this day is still somewhat of a mystery genetically, as it was particularly noted in early historical texts that this section of the human race had very peculiar homosexual tenedencies.
Origins Of Homosapiens Dramaticus
Research Notes on Genus Attributes
Aside from the main attributes inherited from the Homosapiens genus (such as male/female/two legs/eyes etc) a number of curious survival quirks were noted by scientists observing current specimens in the wild. One of the more curious attributes was a tendency to perform mating rituals in the company of either sex; this was more so noted in members of the male sex. Also, when put in the dark, they almost always went straight to sleep seemingly unable to function normally in darkness.
The researchers then subjected the specimens to bright artificial lights, where upon the specimens started a fast grooming ritual and started communicating with people around them in human speech patterns about scripts, camera angles, audiences, "whats new with you", and moaning while drinking coffee. However, researchers also noticed these questions tended to differ between sub-genii. Actual specimens of the original Genus it seems are rare.
Evidence in ancient texts recorded by such luminaries as Oscar Wilde and William Shakespeare, that Homosapiens Dramaticus may have produced some sub-genii to greatly improve it's chances of survival. It is feared that these sub-genii have indeed already mixed bloodlines with the main Homosapiens genus and greatly reduced it chances of normal survival.
Homosapiens Dramaticus mimicus It is currently being argued that a genetic fault at some time in the Iron Age spawned the genus now identified as Homosapiens mimicus - the silent actors who believed they were constantly surrounded by walls, and appear curiously to have lost the ability to communicate vocally with their fellow humans.
Homosapiens OverDramaticus Another sub-genus that appeared around the turn of the 20th century, particularly suited to cameras and artificial lighting. it is thought they first appeared in California, the home of Hollywood, though evidence also suggests sightings in In London, England also around that time.
Homosapiens Theatricus Thought to have appeared around William Shakespeare's time , this particular species has the curious habit of dressing in ancient costume and attempting to proclaim things to any area where there is a crowd of people, and they call these crowds "Audiences". It has been theorised that Shakespeare was in fact to blame directly for the appearance of this species and adds water to the theory that William Shakespeare was in fact a member of the Illuminati, and they deliberately wished the appearance of this species in order to serve a bigger plan.
Homosapiens Comedicus This particular sub-genus seems to be locked into the curious idea that they are in fact funny, and that others laughing at them is a good thing, even though they are making absolute fools of themselves. They are particularly prone to other species of human predators such as Homosapiens mediacircus (aka "the press"), and members of this species are rare due to frequent culls by the media.
Sightings in History
There a few people who were discovered with much alarm to be members of the species; these include such well known names as:
- Charlie Chaplin
- Stan Laurel
- John F. Kennedy
- Omar Sharif
- Winston Churchill
- Oscar Wilde
- Michael Fassbender
Future Of The Species
It seems possible now today that this species is in fact growing in numbers around the planet, though whether this growth is in line with general population growth fo the Human species is still speculative. It is only a matter of time before their numbers get so great that cults could be called for in order to maintain a balance of species.
Charles Darwin predicts the actor will go the way of the Neanderthal, and try to stone us to death before being mummified by the blinking bat.