First off - how do you guys feel about the new update? I personally think coyotes are quite cute, and I like them much better than the cougars and lynxes (both of which I'm not too fussy about). I especially like all the new western items!
A couple days ago, Karalee posted a wonderful drawing of many bloggers as little chibis! This got me inspired to do a kind of mini "self portrait" as well, of myself dressed up as my main animal. The idea credit goes 100% to Karalee - I only got inspired by her!
When I told two of my buddies that I was planning to start a series of masterpieces featuring the minor alphas, they suggested that I did a masterpiece of Atlas, the lion alpha. This was a cool idea, so I went ahead and made a masterpiece of it! I'm planning to do more minor alphas sometime too. It's a ton of fun because they all have very basic designs, but so much is left to the imagination. What are their colours? Their personalities? What are they like? So many decisions!
Which minor alpha should I do next? I've gotten a couple people suggesting Amelia, the fox Alpha, but I personally want to do LaSalle (the raccoon alpha)
Alrighty. So, last week I made a tag that I shared with you guys. If you remember, I also mentioned that I had thought of a story idea based on one of the tag questions.
I didn't get any feedback from you guys, but I like the idea so much that I think I might go with it anyway! So without, further ado, let's get onto my story!
Touching the Horizon
A story by Arcticstar8404
Chapter One: This Strange New World
The gentle light filtered through the window, illuminating everything it touched in an early morning glow. Darkness was banished, and it was morning at last. Slowly, I stretched and woke up, watching the light make soft patterns on the wooden floor. It would have been a beautiful scene. Key word: "would" have.
The only issue was, as I quickly realized, was that this was not my room. This wasn't even my house. Resisting the urge to panic, I shuffled out of bed, and as soon as I stood up - my knees buckled on me. Apparently, I couldn't walk normally anymore either. I crawled over toward the wooden dresser on the other side of the round room. Looking in to the mirror, it finally clicked, and I knew what was wrong.
Staring back at me was not my own face, but that of a raccoon wearing an acorn hat. I lost it, and began panicking.
"Am I in... Jamaa?" I wondered aloud.
"No, no. Can't be. This has to be a dream. Yep, just a really far-out dream. Wake up wake up WAKE UP!" Doing everything from pinching myself, to staring at the clock, I tried to find any clues that this could be a dream. The more I tried to reason with myself, however, the more it dawned on me that it was this was reality... somehow.
Eventually, I stopped my hysterics and calmed down. What do I do now? I wondered, wandering down the stairs, and slumping into a chair beside the fireplace. Then it hit me. If I was in Jamaa, then this place must be like Animal Jam. In that case, there should be den portals!
Surely I couldn't be the only one in this situation. If I travelled somewhere, perhaps, I could get some help and try to sort out my problem!
With a newfound hope, I bounded out the door of my mushroom house, down the garden path, and came to a stop at a small wooden frame in the centre of a flower patch - my den portal. The portal was dark, and seemed to be solid wood. How could I get it to work? Setting my paws on the smooth wooden edge, I mumbled the first thing that came to mind. Much to my shock, a bright teal light shot out of the middle of the frame!
"Do I just - WAAAAUUUUGGGGGHHH!!!!" I screamed, as a fell face first into the warm light.
The light seemed to be within me, but without me at the same time. A strange sensation filled my chest, it was as though the light was passing through me. Perhaps I have become part of the light, I thought. I was almost about to fall asleep, filled with this new warmth. And then I shot out of the other end of the portal.
"AAAAAUUUUUGGGHHHH ~ OOF!" I screamed, landing with a thud on the ground. Spitting out grass, I was about to look around for a clue as to where this could be, when my acorn hat shot out of the portal, bonking me squarely on the head. I was out cold.
I eventually woke up. My vision was still blurry from having fallen face first into the grass, and it was impossible to make out what was going on. I realized that something had a tight grip on my shoulders, and three figures loomed over me, gradually coming into focus.
Heehee- sorry to end on a bit of a cliffhanger there - I hope you enjoyed it so far! Should I continue it? What do you think is going to happen next? Tell me in the comments!
Now before I go, I still have the daily verse to present to you. Here it is:
"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves." - Philippians 2:3
This is very true! Sometimes it is difficult to not be selfish- everyone wants what's best for themselves - and that's not entirely a bad thing. However, it is also important to remember that there are other people around too, and you need to be kind to them! It's often hard to try to love others thus, especially if it doesn't seem like they deserve your kindness. It's important to realize, that they are all people, and that they should be treated how you want to be treated - to the best of your abilities!
See you next week!
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org !