Well, on the other side of the planet live the Guppies. The Chupwalas live in darkness percisely because the Guppies used the P2C2E (Process Too Complicated To Explain) machine to lock the planets rotation in place so that they could live in perpetual sunshine.
Guppies? Maybe it's Yuppies.
But another interesting aspect of the Guppies is that their Prince Bolo and Princess Batcheat are equally reponsible for polluting the Stories, not by plugging up the renewing Well-Spring, but by distorting the existing stories to be all about them. Famous stories are rewritten, displacing the central characters with their own name.
Again, I'm going to direct the aim squarely at Facebook. To quote one of my favorite bloggers:
It’s not about us. The blogosphere, the Twitterverse, the Facebook generation has made everything so much about us... But I think scripture is clear that there are at least two things we should view as more important than ourselves: God, and other people [Matthew 22]. We should humble ourselves and think less of our own [opinions]... They have a place, to be sure, but it must all be grounded in a deep, Christ-like humility. (Brett McCraken)We must keep the narrative of the story intact; not defile it by making the story all about us.
I'm just scratching the surface of the depth and beauty in Haroun. This is one childrens story every adult should read.