xAxwq: Earthling, I want to know more about your world. Start with this... what is this thing?
Stephen: Oh, that’s Count Chicken McNugula.
x: What’s “chicken”?
s: A chicken is a bird that humans eat.
x: So, this is what a chicken looks like.
s: Actually, no. This is a chicken Mcnugget. We take a chicken, we kill and “process” it, then we form the bits up into little nuggets, and we coat them with breading.
x: I see that you managed to preserve the chicken’s eyes and mouth.
s: Well, no. That’s a McNugget that’s dressed up as Count Dracula.
x: So, humans eat Count Draculas?
s: Actually, Dracula is a vampire. Vampires eat people. Only, they don’t actually exist. It’s just a story.
x: A story about a McNugget that eats people?
s: Um, more or less.
(xAxwq takes a bite.)
s: Yeah, don’t eat that. That’s not an actual McNugget, it’s a plastic replica. It’s a toy for kids.
x: I see, so you would buy this at a toy store?
s: Actually, you get it for free, in a restaurant.
x: I thought a restaurant was a place where they sell food.
s: It is.
x: So, a restaurant is a place where they sell edible food, but they also give away free plastic replicas of food dressed up like vampires. Why do they do this?
s: So people will want to buy their food.