The infinite cosmos is just that: infinite. Infinitely wide, infinitely dark, infinitely bright, infinitely spacious... Infinitely boring! There are beings, existing in this eternity. They have been around for countless millennia, watching as stars were born, grew, and eventually died. Stars do not lead very exciting lives. This went on for forever, almost literally, until one of these... Awarenesses decided to change all of that. Thus, a plane of existence was created. A sandbox, of sorts, this planet that orbited this being's favorite blue star, was bare and empty. There was no vegetation, no atmosphere, no water... Nothing but dirt and a star for light and heat. Basically, to speed things along, this being created a planet, and put things necessary for life on it (after taking some notes on a successful creation story in a neighboring galaxy). But there was just one thing missing. Life. "Dude, Thomas. I need your help and I'm out of ideas and you are so good at it so you'll obviously help, right?" The being consulted one of her friends, another such spacious awareness. "It'll be totally fun. Dude, so much. I just know it. I can feeeeel it."