How should I behave with other species in a spaceship lost in space?
Alec Mustafayev’s Kingmaker Comic Project tells us what to do when uncertainty knocks on the door to our business of the self
What should you do when uncertainty knocks on the door to your business of the self? Alec Mustafayev’s Kingmaker Comic Project attempts to answer this question by suggesting how creatures from various species should behave in a spaceship lost in space. This article explains everything as it traces our journey through the comic project. As a bonus, it walks you through the ins and outs of how to acquire more relationships with far less effort using the knowledge as found in the 2017 book, THUMOS: Adulthood, Love & Collaboration.
What’s in This Article?
- A | Three Years Ago
- B | An Open Letter
- C | Collection of Ideas
- D | What’s Thumoslang?
- Day 1 | The Comic Project
- Day 2 | Project Homepage
- Day 3 | Haven Office as Project Intranet
A | Three Years Ago
 It’s been three years since Mark Canny and I published our 2017 book, THUMOS: Adulthood, Love & Collaboration. I’m still amazed at the magic of its power. This was more so yesterday when I saw Jairson Ascencao (born 1999) using it while on a chat coaching Alec Mustafayev (born 2002) the art of reciprocation, which is already explained by Episode 5 in the YouTube series Thumoslang101. | Watch this video
 Ever since Jairson first bought the book few months ago, he has yet lived through a week without consulting it. Its power is not derived from the rules in its philosophy. In fact, as I discovered last year, its power multiplied after the rules were stripped off of its philosophy. What remains is its nomenclature, which explains how its concepts are named. While the last stage of this discovery was still being wrapped up, Jairson and Alec went, as titled by the article, From Strangers to a Relationship in 5 Meetings. Suddenly, thanks to the nomenclature, which is referred to as Thumoslang, their friendship jumped to a higher orbit. That was only a few weeks before they worked together and wrote the following open letter.
B | An Open Letter
Dear People of Providence,
We are two friends from the Johnston and Classical High schools. One of us, Alec Mustafayev is wrapping up his senior year, while the other, Jairson Ascencao is still in the experimental stage of his life. We met by chance, but we felt it was no chance to discover that we faced the same challenge in life.
Though we didn’t realize it when we were younger, now we saw that we invested a great deal of time and emotion into the relationships with our schoolmates. Why should we spend so much time in building these relationships when all of a sudden our loved ones could leave? Especially when we love them?
There exists within us all a need for company. We often wish we could have the connections other people appear to possess. But something stands in our way. Something we call the Black Mountain, one of the biggest and darkest problems in life. It’s highlighted by the fact that our magazine Coalmont is named after it. Have you ever felt that you lacked a group to fall back on in hard times? Maybe that you had no friends at all?
This is an all-too-common dilemma for today’s younger generations. Survey after survey shows that most youth feel completely isolated from others. We personally can’t help but look around and see a world overflowing with loneliness.
 Check this out, what’s crazy is that most people don’t understand the above-mentioned problem exists due to a lack of leadership. What’s crazier is that most people don’t understand what leadership truly means. This is further explained in the video Hello World, which is Episode 1 in the YouTube series Coalmont. In the recent months, this knowledge is what excited both Alec and Jairson the most. Their life is lavishly enhanced by the knowledge, which is derived from the nomenclature know as Thumoslang. | Watch the video
- Never Too Young to Discharge the Power of Leadership — Why Everyone Should Learn How to Lead Using Thumoslang Before High School
C | Collection of Ideas
 Alec Mustafayev is the first high school student in the world who practices Thumoslang. He understands it well enough to integrate it with his way of life.
 At first glance, Thumoslang appears to require a specific worldview to be followed,” said Alec, “but it can actually be followed no matter how someone views the world.
“Thumoslang allows people to cohere regardless of conflicts they might have with each other,” said Alec.
“It’s the creators’ language,” said Jairson Ascencao. “As a tool, it allows a person to ensure that all their relationships, actions are centered around creating their ultimate product, which is the culmination of their being.”
Idea; that means, action proposal.
 Using the above thumbnail definition, “Thumoslang is a collection of ideas,” said Jairson. Each idea is expressed as a thumbnail definition. Without the action proposal, what remains is simply a notion.
Notion; that means, imperfect thought.
D | What’s Thumoslang?
 Based on the 2017 book, THUMOS: Adulthood, Love & Collaboration, Thumoslang is the nomenclature for social life. If you want to become an expert in any field, you must first learn of its nomenclature, i.e. its naming system. Using its nomenclature, you become far more powerful when you talk about various topics in the field. Likewise, using Thumoslang as the nomenclature for social life, you become far better at relationships, and thus have even more of them, with far less effort.
 More relationships with far less effort is what it takes to achieve both leadership and collaboration. Using Thumoslang, members of your family, community, or organization can discharge the power of leadership, and that of collaboration, when they need to have a strong work culture for their group. Thumoslang offers participants in projects across the globe the opportunity to increase their productivity on a regular basis. In other words, the productivity of your group will be accelerated.
Day 1 | The Comic Project
 Three weeks ago, under his own initiative, Alec disclosed his comic idea to Jairson and Nick. He wants to tell the world how Thumoslang works through fiction but with a comic twist. As the creator of Thumoslang, Nick embraced the idea instantly. Jairson joined it as he liked the idea of explaining philosophy through comic. Immediately, Jairson and Alec agreed to meet every Wednesday after school for our brand new comic project.
Day 2 | Project Homepage
 On the next day, we got a homepage created for our project. At first, the project was named as the Thumoslang Comic Project. Later, it becomes the Kingmaker Comic Project.
Day 3 | Haven Office as Project Intranet
 On the third day, the Haven Office is used as an online collaborative space for the comic project.
Day 7 | First Weekly Meeting
 By the time Alec and Jairson officially meet on their first Project Wednesday, the first character is already named as Jayden Grey.
Day 11 | Zoe Anderson
 On Monday (1/20/2020), right after the Haven Festival, Zoe Anderson came over and worked with Jairson on initial drawings for the comic. The first images are as shown below. At first Jairson told Zoe about Thumoslang, its power and potential.
 Before the meeting was over, Zoe created 2 concepts for Animi Claustra, a comic character, and 2 concepts for Musk, another character we came up with for our comic.
 Later, Alec gave feedback on the drawings. Jairson consolidated the drawings and Alec’s feedback on this page here in Haven Office.
Day 13 | A Quantum Leap
 On the second Project Wednesday (1/22/2020), Alec and Jairson did a lot of work. On the next days, Nick consolidated all the work into the same PDF:
 As it turned out, this PDF is the first documented proof of Alec’s leadership. This PDF is a game changer for the first three project participants.