Post by Nervan & Friends on Jan 9, 2023 19:38:10 GMT -5
|| Nervan’s PL: 12,000 ||
Incomplete. Desolate. Sad. There were many things to describe this unfortunate celestial body, but those three words worked the best. It was an unnamed unclaimed, unwanted planetoid cloaked in eternal nights, the only light it was awarded was that of far distant stars and bio-luminescent algae at best— it was a stroke of luck that it even had something akin to a decent atmosphere to begin with...
Still, here it was, this dreary little unloved dusty rock, its lands barren and waters still, the only creatures that stalked the land looked to be eyeless quadrupeds of some description.
That is, aside from one other; a bipedal entity that simply stood at one of the shorelines of this planet, staring unblinkingly out into the vastness, the vastness of their own infinite eyes being the only thing to match aside from outer space itself up above. Standing deathly still, nary a single twitch of movement from them— one could be fooled into thinking they were a statue, a last solitary remnant of a civilization that had long since died and become forgotten, but no, this was not so, everything about this person was so completely out of place here, they were a visitor and it would not take long to figure that out.
They had stood there for many hours, perhaps even days or weeks at this point, their thoughts only known to themselves, lingering on a world that should have been.
Tendantha had always liked to find beauty in all things and for this little planet she was no different-- Her working peers though were baffled when she'd said she would be setting out for it to get notes of inspiration anyway despite their insistence that it was nothing more then a desolate and quite frankly depressing place to bare. Well, she would find that it was in fact quite desolate, incomplete even and this made it all seem quite sad overall but there was beauty to be had in sadness.
The Shinjin would ready out her notebook and feathered quill as her ship landed on the dusty rock of a planet. Stepping upon its barren lands she'd look out at the still seas, the deathly still waters already so striking, so immersive to her, the quill would start to scribble away already and would do so even more-so when seeing the eyeless creatures that seemed to live here. Here, even on this planet that was so empty and regarded as unfinished and practically unliveable, even it had life of some sort! Their design intrigued her for sure, perhaps a line with lots of focus around the eyes of customers faces could be interesting... Something inspired by these hardy creatures that somehow made lives on this rock.
To her surprise though they weren't the only life here somehow! Oh no, there was another bipedal being here too. One that stood so still it wouldn't be too far fetched to think they were nothing more than a statue frozen in place. Most would find this figure to be quite unnerving or even on the uncanny and uncomfortable side of things to witness just standing there staring out unblinkingly at the waters of this desolate planet but Tendantha found herself curious and intrigued, why here of all places? He looked so out of place but at the same time fit right in with the landscape as well. Her feathered quill was scribbling away at the notebook madly by this point, her work peers had been fools to think this rock held no inspiration at all for a next line.
She near didn't want to even try bothering this individual who'd managed to reach such a stage of stillness it almost felt criminal to bring him out of it. But she also had one too many questions she just couldn't let go unanswered by such a being either. With her long dress' back draping along behind her but never quite touching the ground as it glided alongside every step she took towards him, the Shinjin would eventually stand almost next to the other individual and look out to where his eyes led to "What do you see?" Maybe an odd question to start off with before any kind of greetings but he struck her as not the type to really care much for such things as formalities anyway.
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Last Edit: Jan 12, 2023 8:00:47 GMT -5 by Tendantha
Post by Nervan & Friends on Jan 15, 2023 5:17:39 GMT -5
|| Nervan’s PL: 12,000 ||
On and on the little planet turned, its current staleness simply a part of its place in the vastness of space. The visitor stared out into that vastness all the same, and though their blank expression could fool many with its lack of emotion, the truth was they were contemplating a lot, thinking through a great deal many things. They saw this world for what it was, and also what it could be if given the chance.
Sadly, the chance had not come for it, and it was left as it now is since the dawn of its existence.
Time marched on, the hours, days or weeks extended in length as this visitor remained precisely where they had been all the while. Nothing disturbed them, even the sparse local lifeforms barely regarded them. One of the smaller creatures had actually climbed atop one of the person’s shoulders, staying there for a few minutes before hopping off and scurrying away somewhere.
Eventually, it seemed as though someone else had chosen to visit this little planet, the scribbling of a quill on paper was heard as their footsteps approached the statuesque individual staring out into the distance. The new arrival had a single simple question to ask, and they were promptly given their answer. “Emptiness.” Their voice sounded like the chorus of hundreds, if not thousands of people, and seemed to speak without moving, not even their mouth had opened. Additionally, it was unclear if this was masterful ventriloquism or some manner of sonic voice projection. There was pause, perhaps to consider what else to say. “There is also struggle, longing, persistence and patience.” Their neck suddenly whipped to look at the new arrival, yet still unblinking. “That is what we see.”
This other individual had been so still all this time that even one of this planet's creatures had happened o climb up on their shoulders before eventually scurrying off elsewhere-- It was perplexing but intriguing to say the least, how one person could remain so still and unbothered for so long? Well it was no matter, perhaps she could ask on that in time too.
As for the question she did ask they would indeed provide an answer to it and quite promptly at that. Their voice was curious to say the least-- In that it sounded like many, many voices all in one, and they spoke without so much as a movement as well somehow, not even a movement of their mouth occurred as they continued in their answer of her question. Very intriguing indeed.
As was their overall answer to the first question she'd given them. It was a good answer to say the least too and her quill had only briefly stopped scribbling for a moment to allow them more time to complete their answer before it started scratching away again at the magical notepad she had floating beside her. The Shinjin would pause for a few moments herself as she looked back at the unblinking individual before her now that they were looking back at her. "Intriguing" She'd look back out to where they had been looking beforehand before thinking of an answer to her own question herself.
"You know what I see?" Holding up her hands like one would when mimicking a camera to take a picture she'd look through her hands camera with one eye before looking back to them, "Potential and inspiration, lots of it. Just waiting and waiting. With all sorts of patience and persistence." She supposed they saw similar on that front then given their similar answers. "I see a bit of that in you too, dear. What brings you here in the first place, if I might ask?" Some might've found the way this other individual spoke and their unblinking stare quite unsettling but Tendantha seemed quite unbothered by both-- If anything it only served to further her curiosity!
Post by Nervan & Friends on Jan 20, 2023 6:11:58 GMT -5
|| Nervan’s PL: 12,000 ||
Somewhere nearby on a rocky outcropping that curled up and into the still waters, the various bipedal creatures scurried around. It looked as though they were scavenging for some sort of food source. One of the smallest ones managed to pry some gunky stuff from between the rocks and began to celebrate, chittering for the others to come and feast.
Watching these creatures, Nervan saw exactly what he had described earlier in them as well, mostly the persistence at this point though. In any case, it was an interesting sight to see. The new arrival spoke on what they themselves saw. Her answers were somewhat similar— potential and inspiration being the big key differences. “An interesting observation.”
However, when it came to seeing such things in Nervan themselves, the anomalous homunculus tilted their head, staring at the other visitor to this world. “In us?” They questioned, wondering what was meant by such a comment.
As for what brought them here, it was quite simple. “At first, it was random chance. We happened upon this world many years ago. Sometimes we like to return here to see if anything has changed. Thus far, it has not changed. We have reason to believe it was always like this since the dawn of its creation. We are unsure if we like that.”
Others might not of understood where the inspiration came from when looking at a little place like this, but Tendantha saw plenty in just the creatures here's will to survive off of what seemed like a whole lot of nothing, how life found a way despite how little it'd been dealt with this planet. Something about that was beautiful in a way she couldn't put words to.
"Why, yes yes!" The Shinjin would nod at the stranger who'd now tilted their head in response to her pointing out she also saw that potential in them too not just the world they both happened to be on. "You certainly carry patience and persistence just like this place does to even be here at all dear, most people wouldn't come by to a place like this let alone stay here and take the time to appreciate what is here" She would smile slightly and point a painted blue nail at them. "But yet, here you are, here before even I was, what are the odds?I was initially expecting to be alone during my visit here."
In regards to her question on what brought them here in the first place she would listen as the stranger explained that at first it was random but eventually they made a habit of coming back to check on how things were doing and how they had changed-- Except things never changed with each visit they made. The Shinjin would place a hand to her chin in thought as she looked back to the creatures that called here home for a few moments, watching them find some sort of food. "No change at all like that is quite troubling, indeed." Her feathered pen would scribble down some more notes during a brief bit of silence, the only sounds between them being the scratching of pen on note paper.
"Well, for how long have you been visiting this place? Sometimes change just takes quite a lot of time, you know? Maybe this planet is a little slow at the moment but maybe one day it will blossom into something truly magnificent. We can only either wait and see how things turn out... Or try and encourage the change ourselves." She'd pause for a moment and give a good look around before waving a hand at the thought. "Though it is usually deemed best to let a starting out planet get on its feet in its own way so to speak. To see where they develop without outside influences." It was interesting though to hear that they thought this planet had always been the way it was now.
"Well, if it is something you are not sure you're fond of, what would you do to fix that? Would you change something here if given the chance? Help this place develop into something more, perhaps?"
Post by Nervan & Friends on Feb 14, 2023 6:09:58 GMT -5
|| Nervan’s PL: 12,000 ||
“Ah.” Nervan understood what the Shinjin meant know, it was a clear and clean comparison between themselves and the world they were on. “Yes, perhaps we do.” There was hardly any evidence to the contrary, Nervan had no reason to deny the Shinjin’s claims. They were here before the Shinjin, by who knows how long at this point.
However, it was clear that both of them knew about this sad little rock, whatever their sources and experiences were. “In any case, you intended to be here. May we ask why? What brought you here?”
Nervan continued to observe the occurrences around them, the little creatures were now enjoying what sustenance they could scrounge from what seems to be their feeding grounds. “Just over ten standard years.” Nervan answered. In the grand scheme of things, it was not much, ten standard years was not even close to a thought compared to hundreds, let alone thousands or millions of years. “It is not much, especially to you, we imagine. How long have you been visiting?” Nervan asked as they held a hand out, palm open lazily, as if to grasp at the nothingness beyond the still oceans. After a short while, Nervan spoke up again. “It may surprise you to know, but our view comes from more than those years. We have feelings that come from beyond them. Transcendent to our thus far short existence, we feel it. Emptiness. Struggle. Longing. Persistence. Patience.” The same few words they had chosen to describe what they saw. “This world is not just slow. It hasn’t just stopped, it never started, and we know that.”
Lowering their hand, Nervan looked to the Shinjin, breaking their stare into the ocean. “We would make it move. Fill the emptiness. Make the struggle and longing worth it. Have the persistence and patience be rewarded.” Nervan looked up into the sea of stars above in the sky now. “Perhaps bring something from elsewhere. Help ourselves to what is taken for granted, unearned, ignored and disregarded.”
The Shinjin was soon asked why she was here as well much like she had asked them and to that she'd place a finger to the side of her face in thought for a moment, thinking on how to go about wording her answer "What brought me here? Well inspiration of course! You see, I do fashion design and inspiration for design can be found just about anywhere dear! I wanted a real challenge as of late too so I chose to come by here despite my colleges insisting I'd gain nothing from doing so, I'm determined to prove them wrong. I'm going to make my best line yet based off the ideas I gain here today I can just feel it!" She wasn't too sure if they were going to really understand every part of that but surely they'd pick up on most of it and that was enough for her.
When the stranger told her that they'd only been visiting this planet for a little over ten years she'd nod understandingly-- Ten years was nothing to scoff at in the mortal sense for sure but to a Shinjin and other races who lived for much longer it seemed much too short for any kind of great planet change. "In a mortal sense it's quite a lot of time. I've visited and observed this little planet myself now for almost about a hundred years, but I can say nothing about it has changed in all those years either." What they said next did surprise her but more in a confusing way as she wasn't quite sure what to make of what was said. "And how do you know all that, dear?" She was curious to say the least as she always was, was there more to this stranger then what was shown on the outside?
They had quite the curious answer to her last question too, that they would make this place move and fill in the emptiness, maybe even bring something from elsewhere. "It is a tempting thing, to want to help a place flourish with all the potential you can see in it" She could understand it as she could see all the potential things this planet could become too but interfering always came at a risk as well. "But what if the things you bring from elsewhere devastate what is currently here, or can't live in the conditions of this planet?" She had a feeling she understood exactly what they meant by the things that were taken for granted or disregarded though, her line of work as a Shinjin saw plenty of that every day.
"Well I suppose there is also the question, of what's stopping you from doing all those things if you want to seem them occur? Is it something not reachable within your current skill set?"
Post by Nervan & Friends on Mar 8, 2023 7:34:46 GMT -5
|| Nervan’s PL: 12,000 ||
For Inspiration? Curious. Nervan tilted their head further— actually a bit too far, but it snapped back upward in the blink of an eye before tilting the appropriate amount. While Nervan didn’t say anything just yet, it was clear that the Shinjin had their attention. There was a lot for Nervan to think about with what was said, but one thing was quite clear. “You wish to complete a task. Make something. This is something we can appreciate.” Nervan’s head creaked like a squeaky door hinge as they held it up straight again. “You have already proven these colleagues of yours wrong by trying, that is what we think, anyway.”
Turning to look out into the still waters once more, Nervan nodded slowly. “Then your perspective supports our stance, does it not?” Nervan was silent for a moment, looking to their hands, to the creatures nearby, to the stars, then to the Shinjin once more. “We have not existed for long, but we know of longer. Beyond us, from that which we are made of. Others. They knew. We do not know what they knew, but we feel what they knew.” Perhaps it was a vague way to put it, but it was the only way that made sense to Nervan.
“We will make it work.” Nervan asserted. “It would be foolish to try without being properly prepared. It would be disrespectful to what this world could be, and disrespectful to the worlds we may choose to take from. This is not something we take lightly.”
Nervan sighed, somehow. “There simply must be a way, a way to complete this world.” They nodded. We do not have the resources, nor the power to do what we wish to do here. Not yet. For now, we are thinking about what to do next, what our plan may be, or what our plan may become.” Figuring that out in itself would be the completion of something, which would likely bring Nervan some sort of delight.
“Oh, we almost forgot. Your name. What is it? We are Nervan.” Their name, interestingly enough, had only one single voice behind it...
"Yes exactly that" The Shinjin nodded when Nervan pointed out that she wished to complete a task or to make something, they did add though that they thought she had already proven her colleagues wrong by trying anyway, "Perhaps, but even still I'd like to further prove them wrong by making the best line they've seen so far based off the inspiration I gather from here" She'd say with a determined sort of smile upon her face, clearly pretty passionate about this idea.
"Mm I suppose it does" She'd nod again this time much slower but still in agreement nonetheless. Nervan soon tried to explain what they had meant in what they'd said before in that their knowledge of this place extended beyond the ten years that they had physically gone here for, explaining that what they were 'made of' was what knew of longer and that while they don't know what they knew they could still feel what they knew regardless. The Shinjin would look at the stranger with a quizzical sort of look upon her face, bring a hand to her chin in thought for a few moments. "... You are made of multiple beings then?" She would glance to the purple earrings that hung from Nervan's ears much like her own bright blue ones did, but he wasn't a Shinjin? At least not quite...?
Truth be told Nervan was quickly becoming the thing she was most curious about on this little planet of potential. Though she would try to gently ease on the questions she now had burning on her brain as she didn't want to give them too many all at once. She had already started to scribble away some ideas that were inspired by them with her quill though.
Nervan took the idea of helping this little world to flourish pretty seriously it would seem, not wanting to disrupt or disrespect any place they took parts from either in the process. The Shinjin would give a respectful nod to this to show her agreement with their words, it was not something to take lightly but it could still be something truly wonderful if done right and if treading carefully. She would put a hand to her chin in deep thought for a few moments as Nervan continued.
"Well, what resources and power are you lacking in order to achieve what you are wishing for, for this planet? Perhaps I could help? Or perhaps help in finding who or what is needed in order to help" She was sure there was a way to help this world reach completion or at least reach its next stage in progress after being so still in terms of its own progress for years on end now and she had a good feeling on that Nervan truly wanted to help make this happen as well, in a good and respectful manner that wouldn't disrupt the life already here and wouldn't take away from the life of anywhere else either.
When asked on her name and being given the strangers name as well she would smile lightly, their voice was as peculiar as ever and as was the way they addressed themselves too, she had many questions but for now she needed to answer a question of her own. "I'm Tendantha, it's a pleasure to meet you Nervan."
Post by Nervan & Friends on Apr 12, 2023 6:25:29 GMT -5
|| Nervan’s PL: 12,000 ||
“We see. The point proven must be definitive. Indisputable.” Nervan seemed to understand the passion behind what this woman was saying, though the odd homunculus probably cared little about fashion themselves. Still, it was not their right to speak ill of this venture.
There was obviously more to Nervan than meets the eye— though given what they looked like, a lot met the eye. Given what was said, the Shinjin woman seemed to find herself curious. “We were, yes. We were made of many.” There was a slight emphasis on the past tense with how they began to explain. “We cannot accurately say if we still are or not. It is something we must come to know in time.”
As for what resources Nervan could need in order to give this sad planet, they had in fact given it a lot of consideration. Looking out into the horizon, Nervan’s gaze hit the water before the duo. “The ocean. It is stagnant. Heavy. Transplanting some resilient aquatic life or bacteria should suffice.” Nervan swiveled on the spot in the same pose, now looking at the land that was previously behind them. “The soil. It is weak and frail. Grainy. It needs something to give it strength. We are considering some sort of hardy flowers, and pollen carriers to allow said flowers to persist.” Nervan swiveled again, this time to face the Shinjin. “As far as power goes, we are being literal. We require potent strength within ourselves. That way, we can be certain that we can obtain all that we need from elsewhere, then pay it back with interest one day. Of course, other like-minded individuals would be helpful.” Despite the way they sounded, there was clear passion within their words, they were resolute.
“Tendantha. Yes, we will remember it.” Nervan nodded, expecting more questions to come, though they still had some of their own. “Where do you think we could find the resources we need, Tendantha? We are considering a few planets already, but we want to know your thoughts.”