Hey, guys. I kinda fell off the face of the earth, and in the process forgot about this place. Well, I'm back, and with a question. Of course, every one knows that info dumps are bad, but how do you do without them? In the story that I'm writing, I find it very hard to convey the feelings I want because I feel the necessary information you need to know isn't there. So, without info dumps, how am I supposed to show that the world is in a state monumental change, especially if the reader isn't aware of how it used to be? A friend of mine suggested flashbacks, but the idea doesn't hold any particular appeal to me. Some help here, please? Thanks in advance.