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...Alone...

...Always, alone...

      …...Just.....how long......

                            …....have I been this way?....

     …...Just.....how long.....have I cared?......

Does it really bother me?

…......No, no.........why should it?......

                                                      …...But...why should it not?.......

I've always been this way, haven't I?....

                      ...It's been so long that I can't even remember....

...No, no, I remember, don't I?  It seems so very, very long ago....

        ….Just how long have I been here?....But....not always here....

I have traveled so far in my life....so very far.  I've seen such beautiful sights.  From the triplet stars...yes, so brilliant...so lustrous, each a different color....to the vast, deep, incredible, purple nebula I chose to reside in for a time....how beautiful that was....how peaceful....so....inspiring....to the many ringed gas giant, where I currently reside......It is so brilliant.....whites....blues....greens....all manner of colored stripes fill its vast expanse.  In several places there are large swirling storms, and the flashes of plasma that flare every so often.  Its rings....so wide, extend far out past the planet itself.  So many wonderful shades of browns and whites from a distance....yet, when close....their individual rock and ice shapes become apparent.....

         …....Yes......it is.....so......beautiful...

All around the planet, the stars shine.....so many of them....all around me.

…...And the planets moons.....twelve of them....each one dazzling in its own way....each one touches me so.  The ley lines here are strong...which is what drew me here to start with...But, even if they weren't I might have come here just for the beauty....

All around me....everywhere.....I see such incredible beauty..






….But always.....always alone....



I wasn't always this way.  No, not always.  Once, long ago...so...very long ago....I was with others, like me.  We were only a few, sharing the same ley well...ley, they energy that powers our lives, our creations, our ability to explore the stars....even beyond.  Yes, yes I shared this with a few......for a short while, anyway.

                            ….Was it really that short?....

         …..Maybe it really was....a long time?....

….I...can't remember anymore...

Compared to all the time I've spent....alone...it was short....

                             ….But I was happy....

I was happy sharing thoughts, feelings, experiences, even my own energy.  I was, truly happy, being with others, even though I've been...a little happy....being alone.

     ….Or am I happy?...

                                                                 ….Maybe I just think I am?....


                ….Perhaps I feel I should be?....


...Rather, perhaps I feel I have to be...even if I'm not?...

I don't know.....I do know that, when I was with them, I was, truly, happy.  The happiest I'd ever been up to that point....really, the happiest I've been since....




...I'm floating now, above the enchanting planet below me.  Ley energy flows through me like a river of energy, empowering me, invigorating me, enchanting me....I've never tired of the sensation.

...I close my eyes...

            …..I focus on the feeling...

                              …..I let my hair flow out freely...

                                                  …...my limbs extend without restraints...

Yes, this is truly a wonderful feeling.

                                                          …..I slowly open my eyes....

                                      ….gaze around my surroundings...

              ....I rotate my body, unbound in space....

….I see my target...

I'm feeling especially nice today.  I'm feeling...creative.  I will myself to go near the rock, moving in space under my own power.  I feel an ever so slight decrease in my energy, as I approach the gaseous world......the gravity affecting my body.  I pay it no mind though.  I'm so close to a ley source that I barely notice it.

The rock....a floating mass....one of millions that surround the planet.

            ….In itself, it is a wonder, just the natural way it simply is....

But...I can make it even more spectacular....I can make it truly brilliant....It just.....needs a form....a character....a personal touch.

It is a small rock....well, to me....as I reach out to touch it, it fits securely in my left hand........I feel it's shape.....it's mass....it's energy, even if minuscule....It is unique just by itself, and I almost reconsider....but no...I can make this even more unique.....

     …...I smile as I channel ley energy into my right hand....

…..I focus on my finger tips...which begin to glow a brilliant white....

                               …..I then begin carving.....

Pieces of the rock are broken away, and I gently push them with my will toward the planet's rings....letting them become part of it's majesty....more parts are broken away...

    ….I continue to reduce it....shaping it...refining it....

...I remember back....to when I was not so alone......

               ….I remember another like me....one whom I shared my energy with....yes.....
                                      ….one who I made a....child with....

….that one wished to form it.....that was so long ago......

...I never saw the child myself....not yet...anyway....

                    ….I wonder how it's doing?.....

….I near the end of my initial sculpting....the rock now a figure....a figure of the one I made a child with....

….It is the shape of a woman...like myself....but....not a woman....only it's image.....The legs are close together, it's arms lightly outstretched at her sides.....her head lightly leans back, her hair...long and flowing....wings outstretched.....On her face, I've detailed her features....as minutely as I could.....Her eyes are closed....as if accepting something....her smile evident....

        …..She is beautiful.....just like I remember her....

For a moment I gently trace my fingers, no longer overly energized, along it's features......admiring my work...but it is not done yet...

I look gingerly at the planet, wondering which ring gases I will use....but I soon find my answer....

Immediately I take flight toward the planet, holding my statue to my chest.....

      ….Which gas pattern was....yes...this one...

I begin to enter the atmosphere.....setting up an energy field around myself and my creation to keep it from friction heat...I near one of the white bands on the planet....After some judgment. I create a field around only what I'll need...then, soar in it's atmosphere....eventually nearing a purple band...again...trapping what only what I need.....Satisfied...I ascend back to space...

             …..away from the gigantic world below me...

….I begin the next round of my crafting.....surrounding the hair of my statue with the purple gas....then energizing it with electricity and heat....covering the rocky surface with a purple color....I do the same with the white gas to the body....giving the statue a beautiful, fair skin with brilliant purple hair.....yes....just like her....but not yet...

Letting the statue float in place....I ignite both of my hands....then fire the statue...covering the surface in glassy sheen....

     ….For the wings....I continue to erode them away with the heat....melting them...thinning them until.....yes...just right....They are now thin...though sturdy...and transparent...

…..I smile.....

                   …..I remember.....her....but not her....simply her image....


     …..but....it is still beautiful......

...The light winged, white skinned, purple haired one I remember....

...So beautiful she was....perhaps still is...

               ….I wonder how she's doing, now?....

...A long while I admire my work...I am pleased with myself...it is not a perfect replica....I never expected it to be....but it is a testament to her.....

    ….I move closer to the planet...near it's rings....then fly along them...

...As I move I see my other creations....my other sculptures....nestled in the rings...orbiting the swirling, gaseous world below....Though only a small part of the many, many rocks and ice in the rings....each one adds to its image....Some of my works are large...and can be seen some distance away....others are smaller....even smaller than this one....and require one look deeply in to the heart of the rings....

....I slow to the same speed as the rings rotate....and give the sculpture a place amongst the rings...then move slightly away....watching it float...now a part of the rings....now a part of something much bigger....

      ….I place a hand to my cheek and another on my curled leg...

                  ….what a wonderful world...I've added so much beauty...

                               .......on so many levels......

….Were anyone to come by....surely they would appreciate this planet's elegance....

                   ….Yes...if anyone....

                                                                    ...were to stop by....

...My smile fades....I retreat back above the planet...

             ….so much I've added to this world....

   ….so much it already has.....

                         ….but....I'm still....alone.....

                                      ….no one is here to share this with me....

             …...no one to craft art for......

                                      ….no one to share feelings with....

….I'm......still...alone....






              ….as always....





                                                       ….always....I am alone....





I turn away from the planet and its moons, and look out toward the vast expanse of space.  Uncountable stars glimmer brightly from all directions...one especially bright one, this system's star...shines radiantly....







                  …..Just how vast is the expanse of space?....







     …...How far apart is everything?.....







….Is all of space....






                                       …..this empty?.....





….This lonely?....




                                          …..Maybe I should just be happy?....


                     ….At least I am here....

                                             ….even if no one else is...









….I'm relaxing now, my arms behind my head, legs crossed.  I look over the world below me.  Perhaps today I'll go exploring?  Maybe pay a visit to other planets in the system?  Maybe see what else I can find beneath the gases of this world?  I've not yet been to the surface.....I've never gotten too close to a planet's surfaces before...There's just to much strain...

        ...Or maybe I'll leave this planet for a while?...

                       ...I can always come back....

….There's so much beauty I can add to so much else....

                   ….so many...other worlds....

                                           …..maybe I'll find one less empty?...


….Until...I hear a song....a song carried across space.....or...is it?

          ...I hear it...this song...carried on a light frequency.....


       ….No....no....no....it isn't a song at all....

                                    ….it's a cry of pain....

                                                ...of desperation...

           ...but where?...

Perking up, I scan around to find it's direction...there...behind me...from....inward in the system....

I hold my fingers to my head.  The cry...it's wounded....dying....

               ….I absorb all the ley energy I can, then vanish as I speed toward the source....
Here is my first attempt to potray a Xheenari'Nia, one of the many species of the Legacy Universe. Their origins are mysterious, their nature uncertain, and their personalities widely varying.

Here is one, though, that I believe may represent at least part of the Xheenari'Nia outlook on the universe, I hope you enjoy.

As some notes, the file size is too big for one post, so I broke it up in the most logical spot I could. The Xheenari'Nia are a rather artistic specie, and I tried to represent that. As always, any comments are always appreciated.

Part Two found here: [link]

:iconlegacyverse: by :icondurendal5150:
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AlexJudge Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Thats a little long explanation, but thank you still!
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AlexJudge Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
I have several questions.
First off, how big can a file be before it has to be split into multiple parts?
Second does deviant art tell you this when you upload (and seperate) it, or do have to do both yourself?
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zen4life Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
There's two parts to that first question. In terms of total file size for a text file or copied text, there is not necessarily an upper limit. The deviation will still be submitted, however, it will not be visible, on the part of the scren where images/text is shown. It can still be accessed via the download option, though.

I don't know much about images, but the upper maximum for text before it will cease to become visible seems to be around 60 kilobites, though I don't know the exact number. For me, this works out to around 16-20 pages.

As far as the second question goes, no, I don't know if there's a place on deviantART that gives a specific for that. Before I submit a story, what I will do is create a "dummy submission," which I typically title "test page only." I then place the text into the appropriate spot, and then fill out the rest of the properties needed for a submission. I'll load this on to my scraps. If I see that the story isn't visible between the deviation title and the author's comment box, I know it's too big and needs to be split into parts somewhere.

For deviations that I know will be to long, I'll have logical places to split them. For deviations, like this story, for which I wasn't sure, I just have to split them in the most logical spot I can find. I hope this helps.
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VoreVictim Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Very good...
However there is a spelling mistake:
"I soon fin"
Should be:
I soon find
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Blazbaros Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THAT was cool, I loved how it was written :3
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sumcoolguy Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
Wow great story, and its so well put together. Having the different thoughts and statements spaced out like that makes the story seam much more dramatic. Over all it was was vary interesting to read a story about the Xheenari'Nia. Again great job.
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EdgedWeapon Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Student Artist
Great work. Really interesting. Keep it up!
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Tarturus Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting story. Its good to finally see someone do something for the Xheenari'Ni.
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