IFC Another New Beginning Where The Earth Meets The Sky

in ifc •  2 months ago

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Apolymask looks over himself as he feels the affects of the transport. He slowly looks up to see a giant Grey standing in front of him...
This time Apolymask did not awake from sleeping. This time it was not just a dream.
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Peck peck peckpeckpeck peck peck peck uuuuhhhggg she rolled over peckedy peck hid her head in the blanket peck peckpeck peck
Noooo the dream is too good peck peck peck just let me finish my dream PECKPECKPECK

Laying there, cursing the blasted woodpecker, trying not to lose the dream...... they are talking to her again... what was it?
Oh yes
The voices speak always at the dreamy time between wake and sleep. Many times the message is difficult to hold onto upon waking. lingering a bit in dream is required. This time the message is very clear and not lost as so many have been in the past.

"I want to catch a picture from the end of the world where the earth meets the sky"

Stretching and yawning while trying to maintain the dreamtime connection and remember if there was any more in the message. She suddenly remembers something else and awakes completely with a thrill of excitement. Today finally, the journey will end. Today she will at long last reach Cryptopia!

Cryptopia, known far and wide for the magnificent castle. Tales have been spreading of late. Stories told in taverns of the strange goings on there.

A sense of urgency returnes as thoughts dancing through her mind of the residents. The gardens of @simplymike with the magical healing herbs, @eaglespirit with eyes that could see into forever.
As she hoisted her pack to set out she noticed smoke rising from that direction.

Wondering as she walked what ever became of @iexplore and his magic beans, and if @kryptocek is now teaching in his own language house.
Surely @bashadow is at this very moment toiling away at the inn maybe exchanging some gossip with @foxiespirit.
The mind spins with the possibilities to finally meet @eaglespirit and perhaps get a longed for reading!

Still lost in though she barely noticed she had reached the peak until a tickle of smoke in her nose made her look up.
The view would have been spectacular. Looking to where Cryptopia sat at the edge of the horizon.
But something was very wrong the smoke and chaos made it appear as if the world was ending.

From this height she could see the tiny people running here and there through what remained of Cryptopia.
And floating high above it all was the ship. Barely visible two forms outlined in what appeared to be an observation window.
Taking in the scene she quickly made a decision and rushed down the hill in the direction of what could only be described as a war zone.

This was not at all how she has envisioned her arrival.

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This time Apolymask did not awake from sleeping. This time it was not just a dream.
But the voice... no the feeling that entered his mind was a familiar presence. Almost soothing in the message it sent through his being.

fear not for they are stronger than you know
even now they collect remnants from which to rebuild

As he watches from above he can see that it is true. The panic has subsided. The people below are heading out but not only to escape the destruction.
Each person is collecting what they can carry. Bits and pieces what is left of shattered dreams.

A lone figure silhouetted by the sun Goes unnoticed amid the clouds of smoke as she also picks up a a chunk of a once glowing crystal and trails along behind. Adding interesting objects to her pack along the way.
One object in particular will work its way to the very bottom of her bag. Where it will remain, forgotten for a very long time.

Humming a little tune she follows trailing behind the townsfolk.
🎜 🎝 🎝 this is the home of the ifc 🎜 🎝 find your information & 🎜 🎝 🎝 and bring it to me 🎝
She freezes dead in her tracks as the memory hits.
The message from the dream....
I want to catch a picture from the end of the world where the earth meets the sky
The sunlight glints against something on the ground shifting attention back to the present.
She tosses it in her bag, and continues on humming her little song.
🎜 🎝🎝And so we all gather and take up the task 🎜 🎝
🎜 🎝find the best info for the man with the mask🎜 🎝 🎝

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I find the latter part of your write-up so moving. You know, Cryptopians rebuilding the city even before its destruction is complete, everyone picking up his own bricks or whatever. I love your imagination. I hope you do this often, can imagine how captivating a longer piece would turn out.

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Thanks so much! The only thing more fun than writing the story is when someone reads it.
I think you are right though. Some longer more fleshed out writings would be fun to do.

Very nice story good luck. Looking forward to the results. It has been interesting to say the least and a lot of fun.

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I hope you write a story! You wrote some really great ifc posts last season. The first place for this round I think has been awarded already. I went ahead and added my story anyway.
The man with the mask is seeking input again. Hope to see you there

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thank you I did miss that post. I may get a story out if I get a few thoughts on one, but busy time and less time it seems on steemit, and lately it seems the story ideas have just taken a back burner spot for me.

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I kind of think everyone is busy and writing less. I hope it is just the change of seasons. In our part of the world there are few nice days left. I know I will be in more when the cold and snow comes.
I know you will have more stories eventually. Just a matter of time.

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Yeah snow is going to be here soon, We already had some shallow water frozen in a pan yesterday morning. Saturday was a very nice day, very long day, but nice nonetheless, lots of pictures to go through. And still have to do a post.

That was awesome! I loved it! Especially how you worked in so many good memories and members of the IFC and the very end was great! Loved that part where you worked the song into it. :D Super creative! That made me smile. I have a feeling you're going to do really good in this contest in the future!
Also.. I have a feeling that even though it's looking like plush technically won this round, we should still be able to do 2nd and 3rd places. :) So, there's still a good chance you'll get some steem out of this round by the way! Once again.. Great entry! And..Thanks for sharing and entering and playing in our game. 👽

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Thank you so much! I have particularly enjoyed following along with the role playing part of the @ifc.
I am excited for the kick off of next season. I have been telling everyone about this round at every opportunity. I still have hope of getting to read a couple more stories. I loved the idea behind this one.
Thanks again for reading my story.

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You're welcome. :) Credit where credit is due! You did a great short story.
And yes! In regards to the role playing aspect I agree and I really like how well that was reflected in your story! I'm also very excited for the next season, I read through some of the other comments again just now and see you mentioned enjoying following along for the scavenger hunt.. That's a super fun round! Looking forward to doing that one again. Should be a buncha more good memories I think. :)

In response to wanting to read a couple more.. I'm just about done with mine. I hope to post it tomorrow in the morning/afternoon sometime. I'm not sure if anyone else will enter.. I think @charisma777 may have been working on one as well? But I'm just not sure.. Anyways.. There will be at least one more! 👽
You're welcome again for reading your story, thank you again for creating it and for doing such a good job with it and for playing in our game! Cheers. :D

So another season has started I see!! :) I loved your story and how you put so many names into it too (just so you know, foxyspirit is a "y").

Thanks for filling in for me too this week with the pifc contest!! I can't tell you how much I need a break from my laptop! You're a lifesaver :) The judge always purchases their winner a SBI membership, so I'm sending you 1 steem so you can buy it in your name for whoever you choose; that way you both benefit. Thank you again @headchange :)

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Yes a new season! I have been just lurking around waiting to pounce on this game. It looks like it will be so much fun. I must admit the story was fun to write.
Thanks for the heads up on the spelling. Just met her recently not nearly close enough for a cute nickname 😉

I am very interested in seeing the pifc from the other side I have often wondered. Especially about your stamina week after week.
I was thrilled to be asked.
Wow thank you!! Really very much! I am working hard at building up, and also hope to get some @minnowbuilder shares. Thanks again for the help.

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hahaha cute nickname ... Hey foxie ;) lol

'stamina' ... yes, that's something I'm out of this week :) You're most welcome for the steem too! Thank you again! We could go back and forth with this for some time you know.

Thank you,
no no, thank you,
no really, thank you
Please. stop, thank you....

haha maybe we can just keep doing this all week and knock janton off his chair

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Oh the blasted chair again lol Asher has suggested buying a saw... Funniest solution I have heard.

Good imagery in your story.

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Thank you it was fun to write.

Interesting format, very free!

/FF

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There may be a few more "interesting" posts in the future. Very fun to do. You are right about the free part. After a while you just kind of figure that you are really typing into thin air anyway. Besides if I post and hate it I can bury the whole mess lol
My 5 readers will never even notice. 🍀

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Cool! Well, maybe some strange search-engine searches will bring thousands here in the future...?

/FF

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Hey don't go messing up my dreams of burying all my worst postings lol

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Sorry @headchange... =)
Don't worry, just keep on doing your thing!!

/FF

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Honestly I had forgotten all about stupid old google.

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You know steemit uses google as a search-function...
What do you think about that?

/FF

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oh I knew I just try to forget unpleasant circumstance when at all possible. But really the entire internet is a giant data mine anyway. So in the long run it probably is no matter.

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Oh sorry I just realized if you don't know what the story is for it makes very little sense lol
It is for the @ifc
The finish the story format was suppose to allow the players an opportunity to set the scene for next seasons games.
I didn't play last season. I used my entry to kind of introduce my character to Cryptopia.
I think I left myself a lot of leeway for writing some in the winter rounds.
You ever play? It looks like lots of fun.

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Oh okay. I thought it was some avantgarde poem/poetry...
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(Do I have to use discord? to play?)

/FF

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No Discord is not required. It suits me well because it moves slow. The season lasts for months. The second season will start soon. just click on @pifc and you can see some of what they do.
The grand prize last season was 155 steem. But there are little rewards through the season for different rounds. Besides the challenges are really unique and fun. The community is also very friendly and welcoming.
They had some scavenger hunts last time that were fun just to watch.

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You are a pretty good creative writer!

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Thank you.

except for the photography

That made me laugh 👀

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Great job!! I love how you worked in other members. Looks like you had a lot of fun with this.

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Ehanks! It was a lot of fun to do. Looking forward to season two of the ifc.
Just between is the song really does get stuck in my head lol

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LOL. I haven't tried it yet. Been busy just staying caught up with things. Which I just finally did. Except I still need to get my own post done.

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I really need to stop typing in the dark. That came out all wrong.
I am still poking around all over the platform. Not sure yet where I will settle, but having fun for now experimenting with different things.