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The Forest Spirit

Can you see them? Dancing just at the edges of your vision, flickering within the embrace of the trees.  Not everyone can. Not even all of the druids. It takes a special attitude, special attuning to the forest before your eyes open. But when you do, when your mind is finally relaxed enough, accepting enough, […]

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Phasing Out

It’s almost time. Do the last supply runs, double-check the charts, calibrate the portal. Make sure not to forget anything behind, not a single thing of value, not even a stray circuit. The portals are opening all over, the slower ships have already flown off, the time machines rolled back — or forward — just […]

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At the Core

Landing at the data core was a remarkable experience. It’s surprising how intact it still is despite all the stubborn attempts of the surrounding world trying to cover it up, grow around it, suffocate it, hide it away… who knows how the global plantmind works. I managed to connect rather easily to it, just had […]

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Code for Club

There’s this club, you see. A really shiny one. Shiny, but dark. Just the way I like it. I want to get in, but it’s early. Way too early. So what I did was called my friend who has certain… experience in adjusting robot protocols and gave him the bouncer’s code. The bad news is […]

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After the Fall

Day 221, AF549. Woke up to the sounds outside. Screeching. Went to check. Dispersed the swarm, exterminated the stragglers and the stubborn. Light too harsh in mornings, why can’t they ruckus in the night? Day 235, AF549. The right-side radar implant jams a little. I should have it checked the next time I leave the outpost. […]

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Landing

calculate descent | correct limb positioning | fix model balance | optimize functionality | scan surroundings engage system override | ignite hover-engines | support structural integrity | position limbs within humanoid parameters |  gain optimal balance | scan surroundings | scan surroundings information acquired | conclusion reached | surroundings non-hostile | surroundings trade locations | […]

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The Tower

Sometimes it’s all about security, of strong walls and gates, of narrow staircases leading higher, easily defensible positions. Sometimes it’s about the vantage point, of being able to see further than others, to have the whole picture in one glance, to enjoy the vision. Sometimes it is a test, of having the perseverance to climb […]

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Awaken

The statues line the sides of the bath house, sculpted into aesthetically pleasing poses and forms, the nudity both a declaration and invitation to the visitors to do the same, to drop their garments, their covers and relax. The black marble seems almost warm under the sun, tinted by the golden rays, the embrace of […]

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Stay Away

All the stories got it wrong. They paint the forest full of terrors and threats, scare the humans away from our home, turn tales into metaphors of fearing the unknown and not talking to strangers. There was no human child for a wolf to hunt, wolves know better than draw in angry hunters. It doesn’t […]

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The Tinderling Song

You might not notice them at first, walking in the woods. An oddly shaped old birch, some grass, perhaps a fallen tree. Not worth notice, not until it moves, stands up and stares you right in the face. Did you wander too far, step too close to the fae waystones, breach their territory? Is it […]

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Golden Huntress

Far in the future when genetic cocktails are the way to go instead of makeup products, this is what you get when you ask for a bold look with a touch of lioness and golden sheen.The look comes with personality enhancers, with hunter’s instincts, pride and the absolute security in your right to be anywhere […]

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Miss Flake and the Lost Little Bunling

“You see, Miss Flake, the last night’s snowfall was really rather heavy and we think you might have overdone yourself just a dash. Our young’un hopped out to play, but we lost sight of ‘im, because of the white fur and snow and all that, you understand. I said to Pinknose, I said to her, […]

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Step on the Path

New Year is upon us with its fresh resolutions, new beginnings, old hopes transformed and redressed. In the end we all wish for the same: to be happy. The ways we see this happening simply vary. We might be wrong in our views, in our decisions. They might very well lead us astray, to paths […]

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Krampus the Yule Yak

It’s almost time. All the signs are there: the shifting colours to very specific spectrum of reds and greens, the emergence of lights in the middle of the darkness, the mistletoe and holly and all other words ending in -olly. We’ll leave the reindeers to more commercial types and instead set out with yaks. Nobody expects […]

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Gothilocks

But only two bears. Surely this was some sort of bizarro-day in story land, things definitely out of place and overlapping. Holidays mixing with fairytales, critters running from one story to another, no one sticking to the original plans anymore, absolute chaos! (And hijinks and shenanigans.) There was no porridge nor beds, but a holiday […]

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Not Quite Twins

Does it really matter if one prefers pastel glow and the other dragon scales? If one’s hair bounces in curly pigtails and the other goes for crimson red with black streaks? Does the colour of the dress really matter? Black or white, red or purple. To a point it does: the covers reflect inner choices, […]

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Come On In!

I promise we’ll play nice! I also promise that our definition of ‘nice’ will leave you alive and mostly breathing, too.  We are if not exactly cheerful, at least somewhat amused. Surely this counts? Very similar positive feeling, no? Don’t be afraid, step right through and join us! All this to say that Gothmas by […]

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Gothmas by Gaslight

Soon. In fact: tomorrow. There are two sims covered in snow, hosting a plethora of dark houses and glowing lights in the midst of the permanent night. Gothmas helpers are sneaking about as well as one can in boots that could kill, booths are getting filled with gifts worthy of Gothmas spirit and the gaslight […]

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Once Upon a Time…

…there was a small flight of dragonlings, the last five survivors of their kin. Their mother had bravely hidden them away before luring evil humans after her to save the dragonlings. Their big sister found them and brought them to safety to their aunt, who lived far away from others because she liked peace and […]

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The Dragon Nest

The rumor was true: the elder frost dragon had managed to lay her last eggs before luring the hunters to a merry chase that drew them far away from the nest, a chase that ended with her life. The nest was a haphazard arrangement, the surroundings not even properly frosted over yet: she had been […]

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