We lived on borrowed time, we automatons. Every tick of the clock brought us closer to the point when there would be no more rewinding, where our gears would cease to rotate, where our functions would simply stop.
We were unaware of this. Unlike humans, who know their bodies are temporary and fall into lethal disrepair in time, we thought we were built to last. That if we broke, we could be fixed. If we ran out of energy, we could be rewound.We trusted the City to always be there. We trusted there would always be the machinery and the systems to rewind our clockworks, to fix our broken limbs, to improve on the original design.
We trusted the light to dance in the air, the energy to flow, the magic that is machinery to carry us forward. We trusted the City would be there for us whenever we needed it.
The City is broken. The machinery that fixes us is unable to fix itself. The automatons designed to fix others wander aimlessly on the silent streets. With every passing cycle the City drifts, wavers, fades.
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Summer was always too short. The time to return took her by surprise every year despite the signs beginning to appear: her skin paled, her hair lost its vibrant colour, the summer greens changed to darker winter tones.
The butterflies transformed to small spirits, twirling around her, eager to return back to Hades. Flower decorations became chains and bones, metals and gemstones.
The blooming lines across her body sharpened into a strong mask befitting the Queen of the Underworld, the one whose name was barely whispered aloud in fear it would call her attention. Call the attention of the one carrying into effect the curses of men upon the souls of the dead.
As the nature quiets into its winter hibernation, Persephone returns to Hades: the realm and the god. She returns and she rules by his side until the awakening spring calls her back to the warmth of summer.
The dress by Fallen Gods Inc. & [FAIDA] is one of the exclusives in The Epiphany
. You can acquire the exclusives by redeeming in your gacha prizes
, that way you can get rid of the commons you don’t want and get exclusive shinies in return!… Read the rest
It’s strange to bid farewell to the cold lights and dark nights. Winter can be many things, but it is always familiar. It always encourages safety and comfort instead of whim and curiosity. It is also blissfully dark, the lights dancing within it more natural decor than a light source.
Then suddenly the nights are not dark anymore, there’s nowhere to hide, the light has invaded and won the world. Even the creatures of the night have their share of the soft illumination, brushing against the pale skins and dark strands of hair.
Cloaks and coats are removed, flower-scented air inhaled, warmth of the night experienced as the miracle that it is. There’s no greater magic than the one that returns life to us every spring.
No greater magic than the one that turns the dark starlit nights into warm haze of twilight delights and brings forth the sun that never sleeps, the Magic of Summer.
World Goth Fair
has just opened. This year the event takes place only in Cursed (the event area up in the air
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They arrived on boats, rowing or sailing with determination.
They swam through dangerous oceans, tirelessly snorkeling forward.
They floated down peaceful rivers, sightseeing while traveling.
The cleverest ones even used improvised parachutes.
They came to see faraway relatives, to exchange news and catch up.
They came to meet new friends, to admire art.
They came to pay respect to the Great Heroes of Legends.
Or to shop for items not available anywhere else in the realms.
Or to enjoy delicacies out of our world.
They came to play and adventure.
To have a moment of silent soothing peace with good companions.
Perhaps to even fall in love a bit.
Most definitely to snuggle in romantic scenery.
And eventually, at the end of the day, they came to enjoy the music, to sit down, have a cup of coffee and watch the view.
They came to watch the Fairelands, to live in them for the brief time they are connected to our world. As everyone should.
The critters visited the Fairelands this year.… Read the rest
“This whole nonsense about sending defenseless tourists into Fluffzoid 8 is insanity. These are no ordinary rabbits, these lagomorphs. They have a vicious streak a standard distance unit wide.”
“They require an expert training hand and unquestioned authority to tame properly and even then they might occasionally… leap and… nibble.”
“The point is that as much as this travel arrangement brings in credits home to Gothulon, it must be organized with extreme care. Obligatory life insurance is not enough, there’s reputation at stake as well.”
“Every expedition must have a trip leader from Gothulon with sufficient authority to keep the cuddle of bunnies at bay and every tourist must be equipped with appeasement carrots. In case of an emergency, remember the distraction power of the light and sound display throwables of Antioch.”
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“Explore the dark reaches of the universe! Come see the space bunnies of Fluffzoid 8!” That’s what the ad said. Absolutely irresistible. There was an adventure to be had! Space bunnies to see! No one said a thing about waiting in line. At least there were comfy gear chairs.
“Excuse me, sir, I would like to book an adventure trip to Fluffzoid 8. Yes, I’ll pay extra for guaranteed space bunny observation. Yes, I’ll pay extra for the camouflage cloak to get really close to them. Yes, I’ll pay extra for… what life insurance? They’re fluffy bunnies!
Lepus galaxicus pythonae! Why would I… oh alright, if it’s mandatory.”
“Holotickets securely marked on the genetic display, it’s time for an adventure! The trip seems to take place in adorably archaic saucers of beam transport, guess it involves close experiences of the star systems on the way.”
“Now to prepare these elderberries as bait and all will be absolutely perfect!”
Gothulon Travel at Futurewave
might or might not be able to send you to interesting locations, it all depends on the amount of imagination in your genetic compilation.… Read the rest
So many matters to check, so few units of time. The holographic water is rippling within acceptable parameters. The artificial gravity is within comfortable levels of most known humanoid life. The lighting has been adjusted for precision observance inputs.
The sound transmitters have been correctly calibrated, the temperatures adjusted to support the majority of bioforms, the AI set to correspond and respond to the lifeforms moving on the various surfaces.
The purchase possibilities have been arranged within the structure, the selection carefully curated and procured from the finest production lines available for the occasion.
The stage is set. The teleports are active. It is time. Time to dance with the Wave.
has just begun and it provides a fantastic selection of original scifi, space and futuristic content within its event area right here
The outfit by GALLACTIC, the data pad by BluPrintz and the makeup by Beautiful Freak are all available in Futurewave.… Read the rest