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Sons & Daughters
Criss, son of the Water and Fire Elementals, is an angry and conflicted young dragon with a buried heart of gold. While many dragons are most at home in the sea or the sky, Criss prefers to keep his feet firmly planted on the ground, thank you so very much. But if he could only embrace his Water heritage, he would find that he can breathe underwater just as well as he can breathe air!
The green dragon soared through the skies, occasionally letting out a supersonic call to navigate his way through the territory, though it wasn't much use due to the fact that the Firelands were most barren. Aki felt the heat waves from the various volcanoes and hot springs blowing through him, and he wrinkled his nose slightly. He'd never had much love for his mother's residence, but at the same time he also hated his father's dark tunnels. So Aki had never really felt at home anywhere.
His pupiless cyan eyes blinked, dust getting in them from the billowing ash clouds. Aki flapped his wings harder, desperate to escape this place. He'd come to visit Izett, then decided to turn around. No, he didn't really like either of his parents very much. His blindness was something that ostracized him from the rest of society, mainly because he'd let it. He felt different, and permanently on the outside of the circle, forever not being able to experience what others did. He only heard sounds. He only tasted tastes. He only felt objects. He would never be able to "see" the wonderful concept of colors. And so he isolated himself, shying away from his parents' affection and only accepting their care because he needed it. Once he'd grown up, he'd packed up and left, a homeless, wandering dragon who still hadn't found his home.
BIC: Criss had noticed the familiar figure in the sky immediately. In the Fire territory, dragons rarely visited and other than a few smoggles near the volcanoes, the sky remained as empty as the rest of the territory: devoid of life and color. Of course the Lesser Elemental recognized Aki. They were the same age and sharing the same heartless mother went a long way when there was nothing else to really anchor either young dragon. That being said, the two knew about one another rather than actually knew one another.
Perhaps it was time to change that.
For the first time ever, Criss did not feel self-conscious about himself as he entered the sky. Knowing that Aki was blind and couldn't see his color or his rather awkward flying helped his confidence. There was no need for him to be territorial with Aki because he was a fellow Fire dragon and Criss knew very well that his brother was not interested in claiming his own territory. So, there was no outright aggression from the Lesser Elemental as he approached his brother. Just the mildest curiosity towards his fellow dragon.
"Greetings, Aki. Its been a long time," Criss began.
OOC: Hey, Lion. I think Criss and Aki could be close as brothers. Want to try it out?
Aki heard the sound of flapping wings in the sky and halted in midair warily, casting out his sound sensors to detect the visitor. They gave him an image of a rather large dragon, perhaps an unusually big Creation of Izett's, or a fellow Lesser. Maybe one of his siblings? It gave him relief to know that it wasn't his mother, who didn't have wings, but that didn't mean that it couldn't be his father. He had no desire to see either of them. Or anyone else, really, at this moment. He couldn't think of anyone else off the top of his head.
He could feel some heat radiating off the other dragon, which identified he or she as a fellow Fire element. Perhaps he'd accidentally trodden on someone's land. Well, he was a Lesser Elemental, which gave him some weight in this kingdom. His mother was the overlord, and thus his protector, really, which was the very best thing she'd given to him. Tilting his head, Aki was about to open his mouth to greet the stranger when the stranger himself called out.
"Greetings, Aki. It's been a long time," said a familiar voice.
Criss. His half-brother. A relief flowed over Aki, and he relaxed visibly, his eyes widening slightly in his newfound joviality. Criss wasn't someone he had to worry about; in fact, due to their common characteristics, he found a kindred spirit in the fire-and-water dragon. Criss was okay. He would be the exception in Aki's I-hate-everyone attitude.
"Hi there," Aki answered, flashing him a small but genuine smile. "Yeah, I haven't seen you in a while. What have you been up to, Criss?"
That Aki was pleased by his presence was a pleasant surprise for Criss. He had no friends except one and with no one else around who was actually friendly, it was difficult for the insecure dragon to branch out. Since Imp didn't fly, it was an especially new experience for him to feel comfortable in the sky. He wasn't hunting or fleeing from another dragon for once in his life. Would they really be able to have a conversation?
"Nothing at all." There was a heavy pause as the young dragon tried to gather a few more words together which was difficult when he hadn't spoken to another dragon in months. "I don't leave the Fire territory and nothing changes here. From what I've heard, its far more interesting in every other territory, including Death." Criss laughed at this, knowing how true it was.
"Nothing at all," Criss responded. There was a moment in which Aki could sense that his half-brother was struggling to come up with more to say. He knew about the Lesser Elemental's reserved nature-- even more reserved than his own. Why he was so like that, Aki did not understand. Perhaps it was the conflicting elements within him? He himself chose to isolate himself from others. He just didn't belong, and the more he thought about it, the more he'd believed it. Now, he knew that there was nothing he could do about his blindness. But he still felt naturally ostracized, like some unknown natural entity or deity had singled him out and plucked away his eyes. Ones he'd never had. Sometimes, he'd sat and wonder what color they'd be. He had heard that blue was a nice color. He wouldn't want red-- that was what Izett said she was. Red all over. Akhil, on the other hand, was black all over, and someone had told him that black meant the absence of color. So black wouldn't do, either.
Then someone else had brought up the color green-- they'd commented that he was a mixture of blue and green, a whole new color with the name "cyan". Well, since he was already green, and already blue, what other colors were there? Yellow wouldn't go with the rest of him, the stranger had said. Neither would red, she added, and Aki was relieved. Maybe a deep forest green. Piercing, dark emerald eyes. She had said it in such a dreamy voice that Aki desperately wanted those eyes. It'd made him look handsome, she'd said.
Okay, so he wasn't handsome now. And since he'd be blind forever, he'd never be handsome.
See how mean the others could be? And Aki had no desire to interact with assholes. So he lived by himself, content with his own thoughts, not having to worry about the judgment of others. At least he couldn't see their judgment on their faces. He'd been told by Izett that sometimes people had trouble covering up their opinions, which showed on their faces, despite them insisting on something else. He believed her; he could hear their betrayal in their voices sometimes, too.
"I don't leave the Fire territory and nothing changes here," Criss was speaking again, jerking Aki back to attention when his mind had started to wander due to the pause. "From what I've heard, it's far more interesting in every other territory, including Death." At this Criss gave a laugh, and Aki couldn't help but smile along.
"Well, you should try getting out, then," Aki suggested lightly. "I myself don't ever want to be here again. Mother's not my favorite dragon. Well, neither is Father. I like the Earth territory. So peaceful. I can be alone. Do you see Mother sometimes? I was going to visit her today-- I don't know what's gotten into me. I was just about to leave. I hate this empty, desolate place."
"The Earth territory? Where everything's green? Aren't you afraid you'll catch something on fire? Earth and fire don't really mix, I think. Besides, I've also heard about the jungle that's there and its rather dangerous. I take it you don't mean that particular area is peaceful?"
Criss wasn't too fond of the idea of leaving. He didn't know what the rest of the isle was like but he knew that it was nothing like Fire. Though, if Aki said to give it a try, perhaps he should. Other than the risk of meeting other dragons, perhaps a change of scenery could be a good thing. Besides meeting strangers, this Lesser Elemental was claustrophobic and hated to feel closed in.
He was most comfortable in wide open spaces where he could stretch out his legs and run from most danger. It was why Fire suited him so well. He did know that the Earth territory that Aki seemed so fond of had plains that abutted Fire. Perhaps he would head there first to see how he liked it. If he didn't, then Fire would still be close by for him to retreat to.
"Mother? No, I haven't seen her in ages. I try to avoid her as much as possible, which is fairly easy since she isn't the mothering type to begin with. So, you're leaving then? Back to Earth? Or somewhere else entirely, perhaps?"
Criss sounded casual but his interest had definitely been piqued. As long as Aki wasn't heading somewhere too foreign, perhaps he wouldn't mind company for a little while longer.
"The Earth territory?" asked Criss. "Where everything's green? Aren't you afraid you'll catch something on fire? Earth and Fire don't really mix, I think. Besides, I've also heard about the jungle that's there and it's rather dangerous. I take it you don't mean that particular area is peaceful?"
"No, not the jungle," Aki agreed, smiling slightly again. "There's this quiet forest area where I just sit and think sometimes. I've been through the jungle-- I think. That's the place with a lot of trees and vines and such, right? It's noisy there because of all the animals. But there's not really a lot of dragons there, because of them, so it's fine, too. A bit crowded, yes, but isolated all the same. There's something about the forest that I like."
"Mother?" Criss continued, answering Aki's second question. "No, I haven't seen her in ages. I try to avoid her as much as possible, which is fairly easy since she isn't the mothering type to begin with. So, you're leaving then? Back to Earth? Or somewhere else entirely, perhaps?"
Aki shrugged. He truly didn't know. Was Earth his home? He didn't have a drop of the Earth Element in him, and he almost felt, at times, obligated to say that the Firelands was his domain, or Dragonsdeep. But again, he'd never felt at home anywhere-- the forest was the closest, because he felt a sort of peace there. A sense of belonging, because no one else was there and it was just him. A kingdom of one, with rules that he could create (and since it was only him, there were really no rules). So yeah, he belonged. Of course he did.
He felt infinitely lost. In a world so vast, he could not find a place to stay. He was shrouded in constant darkness, only maneuvering by the sounds. To him, everywhere looked the same: like nothing. But so far, Aki did not feel a closeness to a place. He never felt like staying. Sure, he liked the Earthen lands, but he could also say that for the Ice territory, and maybe even Dragonsdeep, where he had resided for a while. But he'd always get the feeling that his stay would only be temporary, and that he was just a visiting guest who would soon overstay his welcome. He didn't belong there, and it was a feeling he unconsciously gave himself. Dragonsdeep was maybe the second closest place that came to home, because everything was dark and unseeable. But while others marvelled at the beauty of Akhil's Chiroptians and graceful, shadowlike Marintaceas, Aki was left out to only listen to the bats' empty wingbeats, and the vexing clicks of the black dolphins as they called out to each other. There was no 'beauty.' Beauty was left to those who could see, and Aki found no beauty in sound. So he had left.
Earth seemed to welcome him, kind of, in a gentle, motherly way. Of course it did-- it was nature. Aki enjoyed the soft touch of the grass on his paws, and the warm breezes ruffling through his scales. He knew that Ysera had had a conflict with his father, and it gave him some satisfaction knowing that he was in a land where Akhil was going to be as far as possible. No one would find him here, a son of Fire and Darkness, two elements that weren't compatible with Earth. He could listen to the small songs of the birds, and taste the juicy berries from the trees. It was peaceful, and it was enjoyable. But deep down, Aki was still lonely. And like a lonely child, he suddenly yearned to see his mother, one of the only dragons he knew in the whole world, no matter how loveless she'd been. He wanted to talk to someone, anyone. And his father was currently caught up with the monster in his tunnels, meeting with his best friend Tivialous, the Light Elemental. He would have no time for Aki.
But as he was on his way to Izett, seeking her out with less and less enthusiasm, the desire faded away entirely, and he questioned himself on his motives. So he turned to go back, disappointment welling up slightly in his throat. Yeah, he didn't want to see Izett, but he still didn't want to be alone. And Aki wasn't the type to approach anyone with a warm hello. But then Criss had arrived, and things were okay now, kind of. Aki had gotten what he wanted: some company.
"I've never really... yeah, I guess back to Earth?" Aki said, his thoughts rolling. "To be honest, I don't really have a home. Earth is just a place I stay in indefinitely, because of the isolation it provides. I could live here, but it's too close to mother and I hate the dryness. So I'm just... not coming here. Or father's tunnels. I've never really felt like I belonged anywhere, so I just wander around and stay at places for a while. I've stayed in the Icelands for a couple years before, too, but I left. Called it my residence then, when I told others that I needed to get back 'home.' Unlike you, that's never been here. I've travelled from Earth to the Fire domain to get out a bit and maybe visit mother (yeah, not happening, ever), so um... probably not back to Earth. Maybe I'll visit Fazoola's kingdom. I've never seen the Life territory before. Have you? Would you like to come with me sometime? It'll do you a fat lot of good to get out of this barren place, I think."
Criss felt a glimmer of understanding for his brother. It was clear that conversation wasn't something he did often, either. They both took pauses, considering their words, trying to find things to say. The Lesser Elemental wondered that other dragons spoke so easily. He didn't consider that they did so because they actually had their lives and memories to fall back on, unlike him.
It amazed Criss that his brother could just travel all over, with no place that he considered 'off limits'. Criss thought about this. He couldn't imagine doing that. He knew Imp did just that and the Death creation had told him that many dragons chose to travel, rather than call one territory home. Realizing that he had been asked a question, the Lesser Elemental drew himself back to the conversation.
"I don't travel the isle. Other than a very brief foray into the Earth territory once, I've never left Fire. Unlike you, I like it here," Criss said with a smile. "Life is probably going to be more crowded than Earth is but...if you're going, I'll go."
Immediately, Criss felt a rush of horror at his own words. Why had he said that? Aki was his brother but that didn't mean he felt particularly strongly towards him. Perhaps he really did just need a change. Daunting as it felt to him, leaving the one place he had ever called home could be just what he needed.
Besides, if at any point Criss felt that he no longer wanted to travel then he could just turn around and come straight home. Let Aki do what he liked alone...which was exactly what Criss didn't want for himself, not anymore. Giving it some more thought, his brother seemed like the ideal companion. The anxiety was still there but now the Lesser Elemental began to feel something new, that he had never felt before. Perhaps this little trip with his brother would actually be...fun.
"I don't travel the isle," Criss responded. "Other than a very brief foray into the Earth territory once, I've never left Fire. Unlike you, I like it here. Life is probably going to be more crowded than Earth is but...if you're going, I'll go."
You will? Aki felt a strong surge of affection for Criss. Though he hadn't seen any of his siblings for a long, long time (mostly because of his own choice to become a hermit), he never knew that he had one as awesome as Criss. He knew that the fire-and-water dragon was usually antisocial, but he had an inkling feeling that perhaps Criss felt the same way as he did-- that he was looking for a friend.
"Fantastic!" Aki's lips tugged upward, splitting into a genuine grin. I did miss smiling, he thought. With no one to talk to, Aki had stopped laughing. Everything was simple and real, and there were no jokes to be made, no comments to be given. And here he was, preparing to reenter society again. At least he'd have his brother by his side. "Let's go soon, then?"
OOC: Want to end the thread here? If not, you could reply and we can continue. c: Doesn't matter to me.
BIC: Criss pushed away his anxiety at the thought of leaving home. He was doing this.
"I have nothing keeping me here. I hardly have to let Mother know of my plans so if you're wanting to leave sooner rather than later, I'm willing to do that," the Lesser Elemental replied to his brother.
OOC: Its OK, Lion. Actually, if you're willing, I think we could definitely continue this thread. Even if they don't make it to Life, they could still probably have a little adventure in Earth or something.
Also, sorry this is rather short but in mid-conversation between our dragons, I hope that's OK!
"I have nothing keeping me here," Criss said. "I hardly have to let Mother know of my plans so if you're wanting to leave sooner rather than later, I'm willing to do that."
"Sounds like you want to get out of here," Aki couldn't help but tease, feeling himself smile slightly. "OK, let's go then!" And with a great flap and flourish of his wings, Aki rose higher into the sky and shot off towards the Earth kingdom again, turning his head to beckon to his half-brother. "It'll be fun, I promise. There's so much in the world that you haven't seen-- and so much that I haven't, er, experienced-- I guess is the right term." He laughed. "What I wouldn't give to see the world like you. Yet you've spent almost all your life here!"
The breeze, albeit hot, felt nice on his wings, and he rode the thermals, spreading his wings comfortably as he allowed the winds to carry him forward. Casting out his supersonic radar again, he sensed that they were heading in the right direction. Excitement coursed through him. "I'd like to go to Viamor's place," he said to Criss. "It's cold there, but I think it'll be an interesting place. Never been there. But is there a place you'd like to go first? Maybe to your father's? You like your dad? I don't really like mine, to be honest, so I'd rather prefer we not go to Dragonsdeep, but if you want to that's perfectly fine, too."
BIC: Criss snorted at his brother's teasing. He was used to such things from Imp and this mild teasing from Aki didn't bother him too much. He was only leaving Fire because he wanted company. This was far different than him chasing off intruders and sending them on their way. For once, he felt a little thrill at what lay ahead of him.
Taken by surprise as Aki sped up and began to expertly ride the wind, Criss flapped his wings a little harder to keep up. He was used to the heat of the Fire territory but didn't fly as often as most other dragons did. So, he was thankful that the thermals were helping him, especially with his mismatched wings. He was also thankful that his brother couldn't see how clumsy his flight was. It made things easier because Aki couldn't comment on his appearance or his poor flying.
"The Fire territory is empty. You aren't missing much, Aki," Criss said lightly. Having never experienced cold, he only knew that it was the opposite of heat. That didn't sound appealing to him at all. "You really are getting me out of my comfort zone. You want to take us to the exact opposite of the element we share?" The Lesser Elemental couldn't help but sound incredulous and shook his head in wonder at this. His wonder quickly turned sour when his father was mentioned. He curled his lip in disgust and barely held back from snapping at his brother. "No, Water is the last place I want to visit. From what I've heard, it isn't the most welcoming of places for dragons that can't swim or breathe underwater." Criss' voice was taut with reigned in emotion and it was clear he did not wish to discuss this particular topic any further.
OOC: I have a question about comparing these two in size. Criss is roughly 5'5 at the shoulder.
OOC: I'd say that Aki is about 6'0" at the shoulder.
"The Fire territory is empty," Criss said. "You aren't missing much, Aki."
"I'd like to go Viamor's place," he said. "It's cold there, but I think it'll be an interesting place. Never been there."
"You really are getting me out of my comfort zone," Criss commented. "You want to take us to the exact opposite of the element we share?"
"Why not?" Aki shrugged. "It's not like I have anything better to do. I refuse to wallow alone and do nothing. What if something comes up? My father has been sore with Viamor for a long time. At the least it'll give me a chance to explore the element that I may have to battle in the future, if another conflict comes up. Dad is quite the hot-head. Though I suppose Mother is the literal one," he added, chuckling. "But is there a place you'd like to go first? Maybe to your father's? You like your dad? I don't really like mine, to be honest, so I'd rather prefer we not go to Dragonsdeep, but if you want to that's perfectly fine, too."
"No, Water is the last place I want to visit. From what I've heard, it isn't the most welcoming of places for dragons that can't swim or breathe underwater."
Aki shrugged. "Fair enough," he replied, sensing that Criss had his own issues with his father. He decided to drop it, but it further added to the attraction he felt through their kindred personalities. "Okay, then, to Viamor's place? I wonder what we'll see there. I hope we don't run into Viamor. I don't know if he'll like me. But I suppose if things get worse we can always melt all the ice, right? One good thing Mother gifted us. It's a wonder she found any love, with all of her unlovableness. Apparently my Dad still likes her. Pathetic."
Criss thought over his brother's words. Wallow alone and do nothing? That sounded like exactly what Criss had been doing for the last half century and it had taken his half brother to point this out to himself. He knew that he and Aki were similar in age and even close in size, though Aki was the larger of the two of them. Here at last was the companionship that Criss had always missed but never actually had.
"You'll let your father dictate your actions in the future even though you don't like him?" Criss said, clearly surprised at this. He couldn't imagine doing such a thing for either of this parents. Not to mention, he wasn't much good at fighting.
Criss was just relieved that his brother didn't pursue the topic of Olorzxx. That was the last thing he wanted to talk about. He shook his head once more as he considered the possibility of meeting Elementals that were not their parents. It had never been an issue before. Would other Elementals be any different from creations or other Lesser Elementals?
Perhaps, though Criss felt strongly that Viamor was no one's friend. He glanced at his brother, who seemed so different from him in his confidence and rather positive outlook on life. "Somehow, I don't think Viamor likes anyone. Mother may have mentioned her respect for him once. If she looks at him positively, I see no reason why I should. Besides, what makes you think he, the Ice Elemental, would welcome two half Fire dragons like us?" Criss paused for a moment and felt a tremor of unease. He didn't like the idea of deliberately meeting a dragon, an Elemental no less, that could easily kill them both and not think about it twice. "If that's your plan of action, Aki, then you're on your own...I can't breathe fire."
This was a sore spot for Criss. It was due to his Water Elemental father that he was unable to breathe fire like every other normal dragon. This fact meant that he was a veritable outcast in the Fire territory. Other dragons marveled at this pathetic son of Fire and Water for his inability to even remotely look or act like a real dragon. Their reactions had always made this Lesser Elemental defensive in the past and he had never readily admitted this weakness to anyone.
The only question in this young dragon's mind now was how his brother would react.
"You'll let your father dictate your actions in the future even though you don't like him?"
Aki could sense his brother's surprise. Shrugging, he suddenly felt uncomfortable. Yes, he supposed that he should stand up for himself and just cut himself off from Akhil altogether, but there was a certain draw, to both Izett and Akhil, that he couldn't quite explain. "Yes, because he's still my father," was the answer he offered, and it was mostly true. They were still a family, no matter what shit they stirred up. "And I am still his son. So if he does need help, I need to be in my element, so to say." He chuckled lightly.
"Somehow, I don't think Viamor likes anyone," Criss continued. "Mother may have mentioned her respect for him once. If she looks at him positively, I see no reason why I should. Besides, what makes you think he, the Ice Elemental, would welcome to half Fire dragons like us?"
"We'll have to see," Aki replied, cracking a smile. "And, if he does chase us out, tough. We'll just go somewhere else. Simple as that. We can just melt all the ice if we need to, too."
"If that's your plan of action, Aki, then you're on your own... I can't breathe fire," Criss said.
Aki tilted his head in surprise, his ears pricking up. "Huh. Really? That's interesting. Well, that's no big problem. I suppose I will go at it alone, then. But I'll have to be careful-- I get cold REALLY easily, ha! I'm putting my life on the line here, but it's an adventure all the same." He briefly mused at his own intrepidness, thinking about what he was about to do. For real. Going into the Ice territory-- somewhere Akhil had warned him never to go due to his inability to adapt to extremely cold environments-- with his brother, whom he basically had just met. So yeah, pretty rash on his part.
Samantha: And Paradox was amazing Dae! I enjoyed writing Adutaine opposite them. =)
Apr 23, 2018 12:02:57 GMT
Samantha: I get that Blazeh, no worries. <3 The site is pretty dead, it was just me and 27th and we couldn't keep it going on our own.
Apr 23, 2018 12:00:45 GMT
DaeSiggil: Oops, I know I haven't often helped by disappearing as I did. But still thinking about this place! <3
Apr 18, 2018 16:11:08 GMT
Verridith: Hey hon, love you guys but haven't seen anything happen since 2017 ;A; hope all are well! But have to remove you from BTACD's sister sites. I'm sorry! </3 </3 </3
Apr 6, 2018 12:22:38 GMT
Samantha: Exactly! It can be tricky, back home most of my friends are just from school, university or work. xD And it was lovely. They were all so lovely, the ones I was with spent the whole time talking about history, it was fun and edumacational.
Sept 30, 2017 10:02:29 GMT
27th: Wow! You got to have dinner with the authors? Making new friends is always nice. I know that struggle as I don't socialize like my peers.
Sept 12, 2017 18:00:11 GMT
Samantha: that great at doing haha (I don't like going out to parties and stuff, which seems to be the main way people my age socialise.)
Sept 11, 2017 23:11:00 GMT
Samantha: -looks at timestamp on last reply- Eeeek, apologies for the delay! But yeah it was AMAZING. My favourite author signed my favourite book, and we even had dinner with the authors one of the nights. Plus, I made some new friends, which I don't tend to be
Sept 11, 2017 23:10:37 GMT
27th: That sounds very cool! I would have loved going to something like that.
Aug 20, 2017 21:03:22 GMT
Samantha: It just means 'science fiction and fantasy.' So it was a conference for authors of these things, and scholars who study them!
Aug 19, 2017 21:10:27 GMT
27th: Glad you had a good time in Sweden! What is SFF?
Aug 11, 2017 16:08:48 GMT
Samantha: Sorry for the disappearance. I was in Sweden for an SFF conference- it was pretty cool!
Aug 11, 2017 10:48:27 GMT
Samantha: It's sad, yeah. We need more members to have more staff, we need more staff to keep the place active, and we need to have the place active to get more members. Sort of a vicious cycle. =P
Jul 31, 2017 16:46:13 GMT
Samantha: The problem is that the main person who likes to run contests, Riv, also has a tendency to disappear. xD And I don't have the time and the energy to run this place proper on my own.
Jul 31, 2017 16:45:38 GMT
27th: Yes, it is a lot of work. Though, I agree it could be worth the effort. As far as contests go, we've tried them here at DotE before. I don't know how well any of them worked but we it couldn't hurt to try.
Jul 30, 2017 5:53:42 GMT
R: Could try a contest?
Jul 29, 2017 4:40:04 GMT
shadow: Well. Yea. That also is a lot of work. It would be worth it though
Jul 28, 2017 4:12:51 GMT
27th: Well, recruitment would be key to that. Contacting the members we already have to try and get them to participate here would also be part of that.
Jul 26, 2017 15:52:29 GMT
shadow: I wonder what would happen if we tried to make it alive again
Jul 25, 2017 19:48:19 GMT