Simulakra (an unofficial equivalent of Simulacra \ˌsim-yə-ˈla-krə, -ˈlā-\) means distorted copies of reality. The word is a plural form of simulacrum, used to describe a representation or imitation of a person or a thing. Plato himself speaks of two kinds of image-making. The first is a faithful reproduction, attempted to copy precisely the original. The second, to be known as simulacrum, is intentionally distorted in order to make the copy appear correct to viewers.
Stories posted here are depictions of the latter.