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  1. I don't know, but I have an idea for an event. But can someone like, and someone there is no. So here is ivent Fear. I called him. The point is that Willow, Wigfrid, Wolfgang fall into the medieval world of birds who want to capture the shadows and the darkness. The heroes need to kindle the furnace, to reinforce the power of the Podium of the Great fire, to banish the shadow of evil forces. They have to get fuel and fight along with the shadow waves to get the ruby to consolidate the effect of the furnace. The idea is presented here quite raw, but can someone interested.)
  2. I'm pretty sure we all have ideas/tweaks we want to be put into the game. Some are reasonable, some are that Webber huddling in the corner with 3 Sanity, but regardless I've always found it interesting to hear what other people think about DST. (Because I like it and have over 1,000 hours help.) I'll start, I propose a astonishing, world breaking, lore shattering change. Butterfly Wings should be classified as meat. Thank you for coming to my TED talk.
  3. With people talking about reworks, I've realized that there was actually just one Wolfgang rework thread, which struck me as weird, because Wolfgang is one of the most powerful characters and there's only one thread about his rework? I had to change that, so here are my ideas for his rework: New things Changes And these are my ideas for Wolfgang's rework, I tried to make him more fun and rewarding to play, if you have any ideas or changes you would make, please leave a comment below!
  4. My opinion on, The Woodie Update... Cool concept. Poor execution. Let me explain further and talk about how simple his update could have been and how this is not a good direction to have other people want to play him long term. This is not even good gameplay’s only surface level intriguing. All of the ideas that were shown and talked about had a great concept idea. By themselves. Putting them all together though simply made a mess. You can put everything in the kitchen in a pot of water and call it a soup but that doesn’t mean it’s any good. We already knew Woodie was Canadian, the lore and his mannerisms made us sure of that. We didn’t need further evidence of his Canadian-ness shoved all over us. The problem was simply his port over to DST from DS. His normal form had been largely unaltered aside from the meter, which was okay. But the werebeaver had been nerfed so hard from the griefing scare of early DST that mods were the only way to go for a decent playable character. The three forms, I feel, were a great idea in concept. Again though, they were so poorly executed. A much simpler way would have been to just go down the Wolfgang route for the beaver. Beavers are dangerous SoB’ don’t need to add more sudden animals.(you didn’t even give us an explination as to why he’s suddenly a totem spirit) Have stats(maybe beaver forms) associated with his Log and Health meters. example... • >30% Log and >30% Health = Combat form, dmg is highest, armor is median, speed is lowest than the others(similar to what you have with the moose...without a moose) • <30% Log and >30% Health = Ravenous form, dmg is median, armor is lowest, speed is median • Any %Log and <30% Health = Scared form, dmg is lowest, armor is highest, speed is highest A simple fix that just ties in with code having the health be the main priority in the code. The totems are a neat idea but such a waste of food...Not to mention the form lasts for maybe a minute tops, not even, and isn’t even worth the waste. The full moon being entirely random on choice is not fun, far too much risk with no reward for gameplay. Just keep the beaver...that was his shtick and you’re giving up no reason of understanding for why he’s changed. (Goose. Is. Useless. Full moon randomized me as the Goose and that just makes me a liability) The fact that coming out of the werebeast form leaves you starving is horrible gameplay design. Especially if you’re using the totems. You’ve wasted food, you could have had full hunger, now you have to eat even more. Not fun. All that needed changing on Woodie was a dmg and armor buff, the sanity to be dropped a little bit, and the log meter to be hidden. Lucy gave the cues, and if it was to be made easier for new players, have it show up when you’re around 35 in the meter, thus a large red flag to players who missed the cues. To further the players wanting to keep it at bay(you could raise the amount a little bit more) or; Have logs give back the tiniest amount of hunger and living logs maybe fill some health instead. Maybe vegetables could also fill the log meter, but it’s a tiny amount. In this concept, each form(which could just be a face thing), would have it’s own use for the player without the randomization or complication. The Combat form would be bulky and wonderful for combat to help out friends(you could keep the charge too and have it so he slaps something with the tail). The Ravenous form would be amazing for clearing out trees and all again, helping gather mass supplies for the group. The Scared form is great to still attack and makes you an even faster kiter, keeping you agile and on your toes, you can’t do as much but you can still help. Following up on this, all that was really wrong on Woodie on first port was the heavy nerf to the beaver. His damage was terrible, the armor was horrendous, and the sanity drain was too heavy. Plus the werebeaver ghost, I feel, was unneeded...Instead something like DS where he “dies”, turns back, and a moment of invincibility frames would work(even a few seconds for the animation when he snaps awake). Allow something where the monsters maybe lose aggro temporarily and a nearby friend could take them off while he gets back up. This is Don’t Starve Together. Emphasize the ‘together’ part but allowing other friends to pull aggro and help. People before have suggested allowing the werebeaver to swim. Maybe he can’t swim in the ocean(or it’s super limited), so instead he can dive into the ponds. Something that would be very high risk, with some reward. Jumping into a pond could cool off the werebeaver instantly, but raise the wetness meter significantly. On top of that, you could have the chance of fishing out something(ie. fish, eel, lichen, rot, trinkets/gears in the oasis, etc). But on the flip side, the chance is high that you might spawn frogs or mosquitoes that chase you out of the pond for a little before heading back. TLDR; We don’t need the totems. The inability to keep a form for a lasting amount of time is terrible. The new forms are generally unneeded. Just keep it as a beaver and rework that. Make Woodie shine by himself. Let Lucy do more damage to the tree beasts. Keep the higher chance for tree beasts. Keep his better follower time. Remove the new forms and keep it as a beaver. Remove the beaver ghost and just let him wake up with a short de-aggro or invincibility frame with hunger set to ~50%. Give the beaver some new features. I saw the Lucy bite damage, that could be brought back for anyone who’s not Woodie trying to grab her intentionally. Etc. Etc. This could be further expanded upon but I believe I’ve said enough for now. If this is read and considered, thank you. If it’s just read, still thank you. Also yes, hello, I do return from the grave.
  5. Ideas not only for Warly, some for all too(my last two). My main reason is to decrease the RNG factor and dependence on others to get his full power faster and a bit more consistently through many worlds as I'm not into changing chars through Celestial Portal, mods and lingering for megabases. Even when you focus on building farms asap, random seeds are still too rng to rely on and a good deal of early exploration time to find Mac Tusk or ruins(both rng too) for speed boost is sacrificed in order to set that all up. - Pepper seasoning(chili flakes) gives 10% speed and damage boost - One Warly's recipe with leafy meat for the fun - One or two wild garlic and pepper randomly spawning in the world, maybe one of them more likely in the caves. - Scaled furnace let crops grow very close to it in winter and wilt faster in summer. I tried not to give op ideas, but I can be missing something I havent seen, so please tell me.
  6. Warehouse sketch from Philin

    Hey, guys!) I have long wanted to create artistic thread, but time was little. At once I will tell that in my messages there can be mistakes, after all I not completely mastered English, but, I hope, you will understand me))) In my thread I will show imperfect drawings on paper.To show more skins for the characters. And still show ideas about worlds and measurement. Well? Proceed)))
  7. I really dot know what to draw next. I mostly do Wilson and Maxwell, but now i have like NO ideas at all. Help please? Or if you know a good fanfiction i could draw something based on that? All sort of ideas are welcome - Nanna
  8. Hey guys, I have some ideas about a new character mod.. Adds:Deadpool Character in-game,5 new weapons,1 new crock pot recipe.. Deadpool will have a health regen 1 hp per min. But has a faster hunger drain by 25%Also he is immune to insanity because he already is insane.The only way to find hallunications is to go to cavesIf Deadpool dies he respawns next morning,and will reattach his body parts and gets a stats penaltyNew lines when inspecting eating or using stuffSmall chance of voiced by Nolan NorthWeapons added: 1:Bow and Arrows:The bow requires 2 saplings ,1 rope ,2 slurtle slime* .When crafted it can throw arrows as fast as the darts are thrown.It is unbreakable. There are different types of arrows.Their basic matterial is bird feathers like the darts. The first type of arrow,the classic arrow requires 2 azure feathers,1 sapling and 1 flint to be crafted.It is stealthy meaning that if you attack a beefalo (for example) the rest of the herd won't start chasing you.It deals 100 damage per arrow and in order to stack the character has to wear a quiver.The second type of arrow,the stun arrow requires 2 jet feathers,1 sapling and 2 silk to be crafted.It has the ability to lower the walking speed and damage by 35% of every mob except Spiders ,Rock Lobsters,Treeguards ,and all kinds of Tentacles .However It deals only 30 damage per arrow.In order to stack the character has to wear a quiver.The third type of arrow ,the explosive arrow requires 2 crimson feathers,1 sapling,1 nitre and it has to be lighted by any fire source (torch ,campfire or fire pit ) in order to explode when reaches the enemy's body.It deals 120 damage if it's exploding mechanism is activated (lighted by fire) and it damages all the nearby mobsas well within a range of 2 berry bushes. However if thrown without being activated it deals 40 damage andno splash damage. Quiver:Arrows also require a quiver to stack.Only one type of arrow can be saved at a quiver at a time..The arrows stack when they are saved in a quiver..The quiver is an item that can be used at the chest slot,and it is used to save items (only arrows however) like a backpack .It has only one slot wich can save up to 40 arrows of a kind.It requires 5 pig skin ,4 boards ,and 3 ropes to be crafted. 2:Musket:It requires 5 boards ,6 cut stone ,3 gears.It is a ranged weapon that requires gunpowder to shoot..It is unbreakable.When the player drags a stack of gunpowder,the musket starts to gain durability . 20 gunpowders can get consumed at the time, meaning that each gunpowder gives the musket 5% durability.It deals 100 damage per gunpowder.When it is fired it requires a 4 seconds time in order to automatically reload the musket.When the character fires the musket, a shot sound will scare and make all the passive mobs to flee (except chester ). 3:Knife:Requires 5 flint,1 hammer,2 boards to craft.It can be used both as weapon and as a tool..As a weapon it deals only 25 damage but hits faster than normal weapons...Also it can be thrown to cause 30 damage but it has to be picken up..It has 100 uses as a meele weapon,50 uses as a ranged weapon and 200 uses as a tool.It can be used to insta-harvest reeds,grass and twigs..It can also be used as a razor without wasting uses. 4:Detonating Bombs:Requires a bee mine,3 nitre and 1 gunpowder..It looks like be mine but it detonates causing blast damage ( 50 damage per bomb).It is like the Demomans stickies and it can be detonated by some distance by right clicking on them..It cant stack but it will also detonate near by bombs 5:Katana Swords:Requires a hammer,10 flint,and 1 nightmare fuel and a prestihatitator to prototype.It deals 50 damage,and has 200 uses..Also while deadpool haves them equiped they appear in his back. Foods added: Chimichangas:It requires 1 meat of any kind,1 vegetable of any kind, 1 butter and 1 egg.It replenishes all stats by 70% and Deadpool gets a killing spree boost.When the boost is enabled,Deadpool deals 50% more damage,runs like a ninja (plus 30% faster walking) and all the stats are regenerated by 3 per minute for a short time.Boost ends after 5 in game hours..*slurtle slime in order to be elastic.. Thats all..I need help with this mod.I am able to draw the scetches and write the lines... Any help is aprocciated..My account on steam:
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  10. Webber ideas

    Webber is an upcoming character to Don't Starve in the Reign of Giants dlc. Add suggestions on what abilities He should have.
  11. Now, me, personally, as far as roleplays go, I think I have the spelling and grammar good, be perfectly honest, I'm having problems with actually getting down some solid character ideas for the roleplay. Ones that seem fair and balanced, yet interesting in their own special ways. Which is why i'd like to call this a "Character Smelting" thread. A thread that exists to give myself(and anyone else who wants to), the chance to propose some character ideas, and get a little bit of professional opinion into whether it would be an acceptable character in a rp(aka, not stupid and ridiculous, not godmode, and not TOO OP.). Now, to start this off, perhaps I will throw in my first idea. I'll be using a template, but you don't HAVE to if you don't want to. Template: Name: Race: Male/Female Abilities/Disadvantages: Personality Traits: Other Notables: Okay, here's the first one. Name: Clarice Race: Human Female Abilities: -Can stay warmer during winter -Can produce red gems easily Disadvantages: -Scares quite easily -Is weak -Is Fragile -Can't stand stale or spoiled food -Has trouble with sleeping Anyone else with feedback can post freely. Anyone who would like to join in on the smelting is also welcome.
  12. This thread contains my art thingmayings. Mostly made with either a pencil or blue pen, some actually coloured in GIMP aswell (I'm not that good with colouring lol). Expect simple but hopefully awesome drawings PS:Made a picture with my mobile,it shows the details way better than my scanner does
  13. I adore all the characters in don't starve they are all unique, different and interesting to play as. Although I have noticed a recurring theme, Science based characters. I mean that makes plenty of sense in a game like Don't Starve because Science is a major factor in the game. But 3 out of 6 characters are mainly Science based. Wilson The Gentlemen Scientist so I suppose that one was kinda obvious. WickerBottom is pretty much nothing but facts and trivia and WX-78 is a robot so that closely links him too science. So I decided to create my own character and I named her... Wesley Sleepington (Name is up for Debate) Persona: The Dreamer Motto:"I... I just need to rest for a moment" Characteristics: Wesley is an overly tired. Overly exhausted. Overly sleepy teenager. Due to this she loves her sleep more then anything else. She is often a quiet and monotone girl however. Whenever she isn't allowed to sleep she will complain. A LOT! Wesley doesn't really appreciate the beauty of the natural because she is so wrapped up in her own dreams. Voice: I would imagine her voice to replicate a Harp due to the fact that in lullaby's harps are popular instrument selection Perks: (Perks are up debate) [*]Can craft Straw Roll from beginning without researching or prototyping [*]Does not get the debuff from sleeping in the Straw Roll [*]Has the chance of getting a sweet dream which will get them a good boost [*]Has the chance or having a nightmare which will give them a bad boost Perk Mechanics When Wesley has a nightmare a small dark entity will spawn above her head give her the debuff and leave this entity is called NIGHTMARE. However when she has a good dream a small white spirit will appear over her head give her a Buff and then leave. Quotes: I have thought up several quotes which I thought were rather fitting too Wesley's personality. Straw Roll: "ZZZzzzZZzzZZZZzzzZ" (Use) Straw Roll: "I Can't Wait!" (Waking Up (With Good Dream) Straw Roll: Now THAT was Amazing (Waking Up (From Nightmare) Straw roll: Never Again! N-E-V-E-R! NEVER! Rabbit: "UGH! How can you have so much energy?" (Sleeping) Rabbit: "Ooh! So now your tired." (Chop) Tree: "BUT, I'm Tiiiiiiiiiiiirrrrred!" Beefalo: "All you do is Sleep, and eat... Now That's the life! (Sleeping) Beefalo: "Teach me! Oh great master of Lazitude!" (Baby) Beefalo: "A champion in the works" (Shaving) Beefalo: "Why doesn't he wake up?" (Shaven) Beefalo: "Thank you for your tribute" Manure: "Hmmm... Smells like... Feces" Tree: "A place too just sleep" Crow: "Do I know you?" (Because the bird CAWS as if it is talking to her) Redbird: "How can you sleep being so brightly colored?" Koafellant: "He looks... Cozy" Top Hat: "Now I can look fancy even while I'm sleeping" Science Machine: "I'm too tired too care about science." Alchemy Engine: "Who needs magic too sleep?" Pan Flute: "This makes sense" Well that's my idea for my character! I have plenty more coming. I will probably end up making a thread just about my character ideas and such because BOY! Do I have a lot. I am open to any criticism whether it be good or bad. If you have any ideas let me know P.S If someone could possibly draw a picture of Wesley in the Don't starve Art style I would be eternally grateful and the picture doesn't show up for some reason don't worry about it I will probably post details about her appearance at a later point. Also when I was drawing her character design I couldn't figure out a decent way of her feet to be sticking out from her gown because I really wanted to show that she was barefooted but I just couldn't get it right and the reason the pictures are different pigments is because of lighting because my scanner is on the fritz. P.S.S About her Back story I really thought I would leave it up too you. I mean I had a slight idea of what I would of liked it too have been, but it just really didn't fit together very well Thanks for reading
  14. The angels are knocking again. Wilson knows it, he's prepared, he's happy. Content. The look on his face would surprise you, I think. Something kind of... otherworldly, considering the circumstances. If you knew him well, you'd know why. Angels keep knocking. He lifts something up in his arm, but it's lackluster in motion. He doesn't really care about it. Just another little thing, rock on a stick with a rope. He forgot the last time he used anything else, though. He knows how to make it again. But they don't have names. Angels keep knocking. I think that the spear's taking hold of Wilson, not the other way round. He can see it closely. See his grin? Grin's fading a bit. Melancholy feelings. If you knew him well you'd care. If you knew him well you'd care very much. Something's comin'. Wilson stands up, stands up. He asks somebody, "Do you hear that?" Then he smiles again. Angels keep knocking. And the bird lifts its beak, it's gonna chirp, but it realizes where it is. It stares at the bars around it. Where's winter, it wonders. Wilson don't know either. "Do you hear that?" She does; but they don't have names. "Do you hear that?" Angels keep knocking. Still the sound is there, Wilson thinks. He don't say it. If you knew him, you'd know why. But you don't. Wilson don't know either. He's thinking about a happy place. His eyes are closed, didn't you see? He picks up somethin' else. But they don't have names. Little round hat, so tall and so proud. He dons it. Don't you look nice, Wilson. "Do you hear that?" Angels keep knocking. Once more, once more, he sets up the teeth. Whatcha gonna chew on today? Whatcha gonna chew on today? He looks at them again. Then again. The teeth are there. The mouths are open. Little smallbird's leg still stuck in one, but it'll have to do. Wilson thinks about it. Smiles. If you knew him, you'd wonder why. But you don't. You sure know why. Angels keep knocking. Blast of light, Wilson sees, yeah, Wilson sees the light. "Do you hear that?" But he doesn't ask. He doesn't hear a thing. He raises the spear. Bird chirps. Angel knocks. "Aim for the eyes!" he'd say. But Wilson already knows where to aim. Angels keep knocking. _________________________________________________________________________________________ Good morning. The grass doesn't stop flowing by, so quickly. Evening wind, Wilson says. Is he right? He hears a snore. The grass doesn't stop flowing by. He says, "Good morning." But it's not morning. They'll never see the morning. He can already feel heat. So close he is, the grass doesn't stop flowing by, Wilson is so close to the beefalo. The stick in his hand is already burnt. Good morning, he tells them. Is it forewarning? It's a gift. It's an offering. They won't see the morning again. And Wilson's glad. The hair comes off easily their smooth body. He cuts off a lot. It doesn't matter, he thinks. "Good morning," he says so far dozed off, because it doesn't matter how much it hurts. The beefalo shudders. Has it heard him? No, they never hear Wilson. They don't deserve to. Finally comes the moon. It stares at Wilson, he can look back endlessly into that abyss, but it hangs over the whole world. No waves to put you out, he thinks. No pig to save you today. "Good morning," he says, the torch now ablaze in his hands. Is Wilson crying? Is Wilson afraid? "Good morning," as he watches the fire burn. He can't see much else now. He hopes they can't. "Good morning." But they'll never see the morning. _________________________________________________________________________________________ "Chester!" There's enthusiasm in Wilson now. He's so giddy. "Chester, yes!" There's a panting, and he's here, this nice little animal. Wilson knows him. "Chester, yes..." How long have you been waiting? How long have you been gone? He's hugging the little creature, and Chester just makes a bark and a heavy breath. "Chester..." Inside again, "here we are," it's been so long. He jumps, such a bounding jump, haha, yes... Wilson's staring, his smile is faked, but he knows Chester's comfortable now. "Lay down," and Wilson points, the fireflies are uproar. He's set up so much for Chester. Does he like it? Does he know? "Oh, yes..." Wilson says, to take his mind off. The future is so grim. He scurries, Wilson does, the big pot of food. How there's still some soup inside- should he do it? Is it worth it? "N-not for you, Chester," he says. Chester wants it. He's grabbing his leg. Fake smile. Fake stare. "It's okay." He sits, he waits, the sun's still up so high, Wilson speaks of a game. He slides a rock across the ground, a line appears, Chester thinks this will go on forever. He's so happy, he's so content, the future's so grim. Marbles in the line, they slide so quickly side to side. Are there rules? Is there sense? It doesn't matter, Wilson thinks. "Chester..." Chester's getting hungry, he's hungry for more, but Wilson denies. Breakfast, he says, "Breakfast's the best!" Fake smile, fake stare, the future's so grim. He stops so quickly, his breath stiff, Wilson stands motionless. He thinks about time. He thinks about lies. How long have I waited? Why wait anymore? "Bedtime..." Chester's not confused. Wilson always stops. The sky is orange, the world's tinted too. Chester's wound down, wire strung around a spool, panting and panting. Wilson's ready. Chester's ready. Fake smile, fake stare. "Bedtime..." Chester's so happy. He's excited for breakfast. He's excited for tomorrow. Excitement is so powerful, Wilson thinks, he's raising the eye bone up. It stares, as if to ask, "Why?" He holds it like a club, fake smile, fake stare. Chester snores. Bedtime. _________________________________________________________________________________________ Morning begins itself, and the spider hisses. Not because it's angry or sad, but because of tradition. It used to have tradition. What does the stone prison bring it if not tradition? It stands slowly on four legs; it was asleep before. It begins to crawl over to a wall, peering at it, looking for something interesting. It doesn't find a thing. Again the spider moves, to another wall; it scratches a mark into it. Another mark. So many by now, I could make a picture, it thinks. But it already has. The stone wall is covered in marks, each one for a day. It saw Wilson do it, once. The spider liked looking at the numbers. It makes a bit of haste now, to an opening in the walls; to another room. This one has a wooden floor instead of one of stone, so comfortable in here. In the middle innocently sits a pile of red berries. Plentiful this time, the spider thinks, it begins to eat one or two, then another few. Sustenance, it thinks, and makes a little smile. But the spider can't eat anymore, so it just pushes the berries away with one limb, staring, its eyes squinting and depressed. It sits, letting its abdomen lower. The spider produces a fairly large web, a cobweb in the corner of the room of walls. It's for Wilson, the spider thinks. And here he was, so quickly; he sit atop a stone wall in a fetal position, looking down at the spider curiously. They stare at one another for awhile. The spider knows it's just a visit, to make sure everything's okay. Wilson says something, maybe he's apologizing, the spider hopes he's saying "I'm sorry I couldn't get more berries..." The spider doesn't want any more berries. It just wants Wilson to be sorry. "I'm sorry I locked you in here for weeks and months so I could harvest you every day for no reason at all just so you could suff..." The spider's given up thinking about it. It just lets Wilson talk. Let him say whatever he wants to say. And like that, Wilson's gone. His noise is gone. His aura is gone, and his smell is gone. The spider's alone again. The walls stare. _________________________________________________________________________________________ There was such a sudden crash, an explosion of noise and color and fire. Wilson was there already, holding a rose; it'd been plucked dead. The meteor was here, he thought. It sit in a pile of dirt and grass, surrounded by wood and stone. His small collection of walls had been decimated, but no matter. Wilson slowly stepped over to the meteorite, a still-hot chunk of rock, held it with both hands and lifted it up. He stared at it so intensely, with Wilson's own calculating eyes. It groaned in his palms, almost seemed to squirm in heat. He studied the crinkles of it, the little holes. He slowly sat down, still holding it, and let his right hand go limp. The rose fell slowly to the ground, and Wilson began staring at the two of them in unison. He smiled. Suddenly the rose sat up again on its own, wearing a fancy little top hat and a cane. It was so happy, Wilson thought, watching the rose dance for him. The meteorite stared. And then, as Wilson noticed, the meteorite really was groaning. It creaked and bumbled its sound. The sound of wood snapping announced itself; Wilson was falling. Through the floor, through the earth itself. The meteorite and dancer followed- enticed by the endless falling. Wilson looked along the walls, and they were so blank- but they passed by cave levels, glowing out, the mushrooms extended. He watched them, paralyzed, as they were the same every time. The meteorite groaned again. The tapdancer stared, Wilson stared. Slowly the meteorite split in half horizontally, opening up like a shell. It slowly uncurled itself until its hollow inside was revealed; a small wooden carving of a tall man with a threatening stare. The rose was not dancing, but Maxwell certainly was, the rose perched innocently on his tuxedo. He spun around a few times, the air resistance blowing the two around, until Maxwell faced him. He said to Wilson, "Hey pal, I can see you're not looking so good. I shouldn't tell you more than you need to know, but seek and you shall find. Better find a way outta here..." And he woke up. _________________________________________________________________________________________ Wilson sighed. No, but it was a relieving sigh, the one at the end of a story and a process. He'd finished it. Wilson stared. The raft was large in size, simplistic, it should float so well. The logs in a row so cleanly. A little pole stuck out between two, and Wilson wished he could hang something on it. He kicked it with his shoe once or twice, for good measure, then bent over. He pressed both hands against it, beginning to take a smile. Lightweight, he began to push. The groaning as the boat began to slide through the dirt leaving a trail enthralled him. Wilson laughed. Now it was truly going, the raft was, near the edge of the cliff. The ground sloped and it was off. Wilson quickly took his hands off, backed away, enthusiasm surged through him as he strafed toward his pile of things. The top hat, of course- a spear for good measure. "And..." But there wasn't anything else; Wilson was confident in himself to that point. And if he did die... The raft began to moan, creaking, about to fall off. Wilson quickly yelled to his group of stone walls, "Goodbye!" But he didn't think about them much. They were just... there, the contents so unknown and foreign that he almost didn't care. Wilson stood up, still looking at the walls, and then he wasn't; his vision blurred, he was running. Raft falls. Wilson jumps. The air brushed across him, ocean wind presenting itself again. Wilson landed on two feet, despite the uneven and rapidly changing ground of the raft. He pushed his legs apart and crouched between two logs, starting to grab hold of the pole. The raft was now soaring, the rapid waters crashing against it over and over. Quickly the two were pushed away from the stone cliffside, how demeaning and restricting it felt. But Wilson could leave now, he told himself that Maxwell truly gave up on him now. "I now let you go," Wilson imagined, his grin still bright. The pole shuddered, creaked, and Wilson hung on only more, pushing it into the raft. The water accelerated unlike a normal shore, the raft began leaping between huge waves. Wilson stopped his expression, his hands slowly sliding off the pole. And then in an enormous movement the raft went vertical. The pole was yanked off the raft's poles, and in one desperate maneuver Wilson grabbed for a rope. He aimed true. But the waves didn't let up, now they were more intense than ever; Wilson held with one hand as it turned right-side up, then grasped for both hands as it nearly flipped. Water soaked both sides, now tumbling and drowning Wilson. And then he gasped for air; nothing came. He stared around him, the world in slow motion, and watched sharks go by. And again he was back up, the raft nearly tearing itself in half. Wilson felt his arm dislocate and simply lay motionless on the top, belly up. The waves were gone. The water was gone. Maxwell had failed, surely. He slowly sat up, his left arm in ridiculous pain. Wilson stared forward at the ocean. The sun was at it's epicenter, now he could see the entire soaring land across from him. The smile, albeit for mere moments, returned. Then, suddenly, all Wilson saw was darkness. He stared at his hands, so faint, and began to yell out for help. He heard a repeated whisper around him, the Grue slowly approaching. It moaned, breathing in until Wilson felt himself hurtling forward, water slicing across his body. The raft was moving again, faster than ever. It skipped across the water, exploding it apart every jump. He saw the approaching shore, yelled again, but it wasn't heard. The raft made one final leap and so did Wilson, soaring above it. And he landed, hearing both his own fall and the crash of the raft hitting the shore. His leg snapped vocally; he tumbled twice over until he lay on his back finally. And moments before he thought he was dead, the spider's leg touched his forearm. Wilson passed out. He dreamt of dead things. _________________________________________________________________________________________ Wilson sat near the bonfire, his right leg completely limp. He didn't smile. He hardly even stared. Except for the berry he put into his mouth every few moments, he was also motionless. Now we take a step back. It's not nighttime, of course, the snow is piling slowly. Wilson's breath echoes out, and you could see it float into the air. His top hat and vest were off; replaced by a snug fur cap and a thick jacket. His left leg was covered, but Wilson let his right into the cold- the pain would be numbed. The four-legged spider curl up against the burning fire, its eyes clenched closed. It shivers every once in a while, but Wilson assures himself it's all fine. Time accelerates for a bit, despite how slow the snow seemed. Wilson was now upright. In one arm he held a crutch striking the ground; the other was an empty berry branch. No smile, no, Wilson didn't smile here. He limped himself toward the small enclosure he called a kitchen. Slowly, without Wilson even intending to, his right hand opened the top of the pot. He heard the charcoal crackling and saw the soup simmering. Should he wait for longer? Wilson contemplated, felt his stomach, and shoved his face into the boiling liquid. The heat was overwhelmingly agonizing. Wilson opened his mouth for a second, letting meaty stew in, and quickly shot out of the substance. His face ached as the cold made contact, but it was relieving. He used to touch hot things and learn not to be burned. Not anymore. Not now. Not here. Nighttime approached; the sun was nearly gone. Wilson once more limped to the fire, its fuel almost never-ending, and slowly lay on the snow. _________________________________________________________________________________________ Wilson walks for so long. He doesn't take breaks in this snow, not at all, he continues to walk; a three legged being he now was. Was he looking for something? What's there to look for here, this desolate wasteland? Wilson walks. He sees somethin', draped around a tree's branch, glinting in such bright light of the deafened sun. It's golden, a little ring type of thing, Wilson sees it and simply ignores it. Maybe the tree will die, he thinks, and I won't have to get it myself, because, I have to keep walking, he kept thinking. Wilson notices a little pile of dirt ahead, and the old him would begin to run, but Wilson doesn't, he just walks more. He'll get there eventually, and as he does kick it up he finds a small little footprint. Wilson, are you salivating? He smiles to me. I am there for him. He directs himself as the footprint does. The fog extends out so far, but Wilson's sense of direction doesn't; within a few minutes he's found another pile. It aims him far to the left. He contemplates something for a moment, should he be following this mystery? Then, still staring, he smashes again with the crutch at the dirt and it collides with something hard. Wilson bends down, his right hand starts to push away the dirt to a pile. Snow falls around it, but after another couple of minutes Wilson's unearthed somethin'... what do you see? He thinks, who's buried in here? He just stares at the wooden casket, gaping. He quickly begins to tear at a hinge, the coffin creaking loudly, and then another. "Hello?!" He doesn't get a response. Wilson then takes a swipe backwards, the cover socketing over the edge into the snow. He stares inside. There's a person, he again thinks, but they don't speak; he just keeps pointing, frantically, at his leg. Is it stuck? Is it gone? Wilson can't tell. The mime just keeps pointing, waving, clenching, mouthing- The only thing Wilson hears from the man is the casket closing once and for all. He sets a stone on it for good measure, cringing, orienting himself left-ward again. Have to follow the track, Wilson. Have to follow the food, Wilson. He's looking for something. ("HELP ME" he tries to say. His vocal cords fail one last time before the snow collapses in the casket's top.) _________________________________________________________________________________________ The jackalope approaches, so enticed by the fire, it's cackling. Wilson does notice, out of the corner of his eye. It's so invigorated by the light, bounding through otherwise trudge-worthy snow. Don't you notice? The flakes of cold are so bright, yet the fire has real meaning. And the jackalope continues, Wilson notices, so close to this fire, he takes his eyes off the crock pot's liquid and turns to the side. He begins to sidle as best he can, though the third leg isn't easy to control. I've found evidence for this fact, the jackalope's heard Wilson- he's now running Why do you follow, Wilson, are you so hungry? Are you so desperate? I ask, yet Wilson continues, bounding as best he can in a gallop, but what use is it? The jackalope screams, Wilson screams, the spider immediately begins to watch, its back finally to the fire. And Wilson, so close, aren't you so close, he sees his window of opportunity, and lunges for the animal. He drops his crutch, he takes a leap, now he's flying, jackalope screams. You've got a hold of him now, Wilson, you've got a footing. And then, from nowhere "He's here, Father!" Jackalope's scream is muffled. Wilson, he's, he begins to burrow into the snow, hiding, mumbling, frantic look on his face. Look what you've done, Wilson, but he ignores me. He peers ahead, snow shoveled onto his body, through the fog and snow he sees the two of them, a large walrus and his son. Look what you've done. Wilson's camp, we're calling it that now, is being torn apart. They want to find Wilson, they do, Wilson knows, "Not here, Father!" The walruses rip into a tent, peering into its contents, jumping into it, exiting. They gobble the contents of the pot. Jackalope starts to scream Wilson snaps its neck and he's dead, with a piercing snap but not loud enough for them to hear. The walruses pick another portion, all the grass and berries, they're trampling on them. Look what you've done, Wilson. Look what you've done. They take a sample like grocery shoppers, "Father," and Wilson tunes them out. He's in his own world now. Wilson's just laying in the thick snow, the dead animal snug against his lap and his own arms ready to flail. They're just barely coated in blood, Wilson, you weren't so afraid of death moments ago. The spider tells him, you even wanted the thing dead. But Wilson wonders why he hears the spider. "Hey, Father, look at this ugly thing!" The little one's club is up. "Hey, I'm over here!" Wilson said this, so loudly, but he wasn't on good footing; one leg was completely kneeling. What did he expect to accomplish? The walruses turned to him. One's eyes almost shone light against Wilson's, and he can almost feel the dart go past his neck. Now he's trying to walk, Wilson is, so slowly; his crutch is gone. "Yer gonna die, pal!" he hears, but Wilson's just crying and doesn't know why. He sees something in front of him, swerves around it and grabs the trunk of the tree, whimpering into it. They come 'round and Wilson knocks the big one over, flat on the ground, aims for his juggular The crutch pierces and all Wilson sees is red, moaning, screaming, pleading, crying, hissing. "Father! Please! No-n-n-n... help! Stop!" And it continues, and continues, Wilson can't move, the walrus runs, Wilson can't move, he's just staring at the crutch he's not supposed to have. Maxwell smiles. _________________________________________________________________________________________ He just sat there, the fire still raging, every once in a while whispering to himself. In front of him was the jackalope; not in a well-made display, just its motionless corpse for all to see. Wilson made something for it, a little gravestone. Kept adding to it, hanging dead flowers on it, making the cross dance around. He wondered why he did it all, what kind of meaning the thing was supposed to take. But not for long, Wilson just kept playing with it, the day passing by without meaning. He fed the jackalope for a bit, nuzzling by its side, still seeing himself just- snap- it's- fragile- head, till it lost all its meaning. And the spider... oh, the spider had its own thoughts about it all. The four legged spider lay nearby, just far enough to be disconnected yet a part of it all, and contained all those thoughts to itself. It didn't want to give meaning to the whole thing. It didn't mean anything. It was a corpse, don't feel the need to give the damn thing dignity. But Wilson did, he did for a while, well past evening, well past meaning, and he threw it all in the fire. He sat cock-eyed, just coldly calculating the innermost fire. He watched the jackalope burn well past when night started. And when it all stopped, well- ...thump thump... ...thump thump... _________________________________________________________________________________________ "This is it," the spider would've said, because it watched the sun rise. It watched the sun rise, clouds gone, snow's melting, winter's over, thump thump, Wilson's up. "This is it." And it was. Wilson's here, he's ready, smiling, three legged little being. He dons his top hat, don't need anything else. Starts to walk, limp, a lot quicker now. Does the spider follow? I don't know. Thump thump. Does it matter? Thump thump. Spider wonders the same question, and it doesn't follow, it doesn't follow Wilson. He's not far now, thump thump, that big forest, all the trees. Sun shines so bright, bird chirps, angel knocks. Haven't the clouds departed already, Wilson? He doesn't care. Wilson? "All burn." And he keeps walking. The forest's close now, Wilson thinks, and he is, he's been walking so long in that same direction. He watches a little red bird land on the grassy landscape, and he's happy. Wilson's so happy now. And you notice something in his hand, burnt out torch, angel knocks, thump thump, thump thump. "All burn." Here it is, the woods, the trees, the everything. Towering above it all is the thing, thump thump, Wilson's thinking so hard about it. "Hello," he mumbles. Wilson smiles. Deerclops smiles. Bird smiles. Sun smiles. Everyone's so happy, leaves returning, so happy, so happy, so wonderful. And then the tree goes alight. "ALL BURN!" ALL BURN ALL BURN ALL BURN ALL BURN ALL BURN Everything's on fire. The world's on fire. The deerclops is smiling. Wilson is smiling. Bird chirps. Angel knocks. The leaves blow into the pyrocumulous, the huge pillar of fire. Deerclops is smiling. All burn. All burn. All burn. And here they are, "Do you hear that," and Wilson does. The angels are here, world's burning so much, and they're smiling now too. The burning surrounds him, so much heat, the world's alight, he throws the crutch in. All burn. All burn. "ALL BURN!" He's screaming. Angels scream. Deerclops screams. Bird screams. And Wilson sees it just then. He falls over. He watches them burn. He's screaming now, too, he's terrified- All burn- and he doesn't want to watch, Wilson, watch for us. Smile for us. He's screaming, covering his eyes with his arms, trying to crawl away, all burn. Deerclops screams. Birds scream. Smile for us, Wilson. ... ... ... _________________________________________________________________________________________ Out floats the branch, gliding along nothing, how it's so meaningful in its posture. It lights up neon, bulbs surrounding its outer body, Wilson's here. A freight train calls out so loudly and destroys the wall of forgotten names, colliding with a forest in a shower of green light; the branch cries as does the four-legged spider. Dug into the ground like an antennae, the branch allows itself to see in perfect harmony with Wilson; the two of them begin to fly above the sun and clouds hang them in a noose as they sing. Wilson only comments, "the gun's pointed toward you. The finally done toast of a forgotten past flies toward the branch, and the bird screams immediately before impact. Now it's on fire too. But-" immediately before impact; now it's on fire too. But the clouds understand your dillema, they all note deeply to themselves in a black and white universe how screams described in the book of all knowledge are accurate; they drop the duo apart until they're split against a knife's edge. Wilson only comments, "Before finally landing on where all the things depart: a stone prison of darklight and miscommunication. It screams immediately before impact. Now it's on fire too. But-" immediately before impact. But Wilson never burns. The spider comforts him, flying through a branch-like corridor of winding worms and destroyed pathways. Far-fetched imaginations run high, Wilson only can watch as a door opens a hundred times until the eternal walk of a pariah presents itself; the spider cries out, and Wilson only comments, "I can see it again, the branch lets itself go into a state of shock, a top spins to give itself meaning. And I screamed immediately before impact. Now it was on fire too, but-" immediately before impact. Now they were on fire too. All burn. All burn. And he sat there, staring into nothing; a top hat laid by him. He kept thinking neon, the spider only watched. He let the branch burn, closing and opening his eyes until Wilson returned to reality. And as soon as he did, he stood. "Say pal, you don't look so good." No, he thought, no no no... "Better find something I BURNT YOU I BURNT YOU I BURNT YOU before night comes!" ... ... ... _________________________________________________________________________________________ "Itsy bitsy spider..." Wilson sat, crunched up by a wall in a foetal position; his head throbbed and he felt his abdomen stab him over and over again. He tried to muffle his favorite lullaby under his breath, but so much of it came out distorted and ridden of any humanity that the only listener was himself. He left a grin on himself; it was so long and fake and wrong. "..climbing up the spout..." He clenched again, contracting all his limbs, Wilson shook. He cried out, kidney stones rolling inside his bowel like a tumbledryer. He felt a squirm, his intestines exploding into trillions of shattered pieces; they landed by him, and he only moaned again. Something belched out of his mouth, an infinite plane of destruction, and he returned to his smile in moments; his eyes saw only a churning machine as they were diluted by undried tears. "Down came the rain, washed the... spider..." And his teeth chattered, clicked against one another in a grind and eviscerated themselves. Wilson's head exploded again, his hair and skull pulsating like a strobe light. He stared only forward, tried to speak; it only came out muffled, strained, and Wilson felt a crashing bumbling rock hit him fore in the stomach. He felt himself flying back into a train, his spine ripping apart from his body and screaming too. "Out came the... the sun washed out the..." Darkness surrounded his eyes, eviscerating his center of mass and slumping Wilson again sideways. He leapt out, grin full of anger, as he watched all the atoms in the world split at the same time; his vision collapsed and he felt a surge from down under. Suddenly something rolled on the ground, coated in something, he pulsated back and forth to ignore the sensation. Wilson took one last gasp, holding his hands together to pray but only moaning again. "Itsy... bitsy... spider... went up the... spout again..." He bit the dirt, trying to reason with it, screaming inside and smiling outwardly as a million shards of glass embedded themselves in his skin; his breathing returned to normal, he felt the pain shoot out in all directions like an aura. The four legged spider went up the spout to him, motionless tears staining his face, and watched. _________________________________________________________________________________________ Was it his new crux? Wilson didn't know what the red necklace did, he keeps taking glances at it, trying to deduce what it means. Nothing turns up for him again and again, 'til he looks again, touches it. Wilson, don't take your hands off the shovel. He doesn't anymore. A clump of wires now in his left hand, he limps to another grave; it reads his name, and Wilson doesn't flinch, just a short cry of sorrow. The dissimilar world seemed, now, so familiar, something so strange was almost normal. He stabbed the mound of dirt with the shovel. He kicked a gnome along the ground with him, garden variety, collecting dirt as it went. It tumbles and turns around, next pile of dirt; the grave's unmarked, but Wilson knows who died. He's already into missing soil, what will you find now, Wilson? He glares at me. Wilson doesn't want loneliness, but he wants privacy. The fake teeth stored in his pockets, now Wilson's off again. Every hit against the ground pains, squirms, aches, but his leg keeps attached, and through this fog Wilson can see one last grave. Now he's here, the wooden crutch serving as a new shovel. He's full of glee. What turns up from the dirt ... ... turned around again, staring at the source of the noise. A content little hen rests, its two legs crouching, Wilson can't believe it. He shout is unintelligible but it means something. Thump thump. He starts to run, but doesn't move. Now Wilson's confused, he stares at his hands but they're too blurry. He glances at the hen for clarification, but it's expression hasn't changed, it doesn't see the strangeness. Now Wilson sees himself in the second person, you're shouting, so hard, "THIS ISN'T A DREAM!" "I'M REAL!" And you think it is, looking at the haze around your vision that you'll only put in when you wake up, you feel yourself being screeched out of the dream slowly, so slowly until reality returns for Wilson. He can see the straw bed around him, he gasps as he promised in the dream, and he'll soon forget how real it felt. ... _________________________________________________________________________________________ The wind is blowing, nudging across the room, in the back where nobody will see. But it seems, for the wind, that all eyes are on it- who really cares? The tallbird, despite her long-term relationship with the wind, starts to shake at its presence. It gives off some kind of bad vibe; calm before the storm that doesn't ever arrive. But there's a sound, so sudden, a shout of momentum like a speeding plane overhead, Wilson's footsteps in a rapid pace. Now the tallbird's awake, only to watch, her legs curled underneath the egg. His figure's now in gaze, threatening, over imposed. She remembers Wilson, distant remnants of a good morning and night, over and over... But already he's asking. The tallbird's moving on on spindly legs now, trying to gasp for a lack of air, and there's nothing. She stares at the man, some kind of long spiky stick in his hands; but they don't have names. The egg's not in the nest, not in the air, in Wilson's grasp, and the tallbird just shudders. It loses momentum, just like the hidden wind that birthed it. Wilson is talking again- quick moving words that don't mean a single thing Already he's gone, how long did it take? The tallbird doesn't measure, doesn't sulk, doesn't let in sorrow. She just sits again on the nest, little fragile thing, and wonders where the egg went. Not next time, she thinks, promises to herself. The wind, such an altruistic being, pokes her on the back. ... And here we are now, the bonfire rages and an innocent egg sits steaming and heating above it. She's happy, there's a running of euphoria and excitement and intensity and the tent dissolves under the tallbird's leg and, oh, how easily it goes into the fire. All burn. The rush envelops her, this feeling of last chances gone and last chances passing by that she never took, only for them to be hit by a speeding car that is the spear. The wind whispers them to sleep. _________________________________________________________________________________________ There is no haze on the horizon. Not enough to shelter him from the thunder, and Wilson swears it's coming. Not enough to harvest the lightning, and Wilson swears it's coming. Wilson can search all he wants, the endless time of day moving without stop and pelting rain never ending. The world is bleak, Wilson, flat and empty and dead. He looks again, glancing up from the dirt, trying to find something that gives hope. But there is no haze on the horizon. In his hands is a box- a cube, shiny, its outside coated in honey, but the inside's moving gears can be seen clearly. Wilson doesn't clench it, but it's there, and so he walks without a crutch. He doesn't smile at it, no grin here, and you should know why. Nobody quite knows him like us. There is no haze on the horizon. But he does keep walking, his mouth sore from hunger but fulfilled from adrenaline, you can see it now. He's approaching a haze, a figure of a creature, something without any kind of meaning to Wilson. One arm descends, now he crouches, shaking and stirring but without a sound. There is no haze on the horizon. And the honey cube sticks easily to the creature's hole, right where nobody could see it. It twists and it turns noisily, grinding halfway into the earth before stopping. Jackalope screams, frightened, unaware, blinded by instinct and it can't stop itself from burrowing into its home. There is no haze on the horizon. But the gears do. Twisting and turning and screeching and grinding and crushing and destroying and wrecking and screaming... The machine ejects coated in dirt, and the two continue. One of them is chewing, but you can't tell who. One of them's fed, but you can't tell who. There is no haze on the horizon. And yet he keeps searching... _________________________ Out from the world is a giant, a colossus. A huge golem of a being, standing so tall and proud, holding the world up. Wilson has found the mountain. The wind contorts away from it, now yelling for attention, blowing at his clothes violently like a train passing by his backbone over and over- it'll never hit you, Wilson, but you think it might. He rushes forward, legs hardly containing him now, and the cube clatters noisily on the ground. It still matters to Wilson, but he doesn't want to think so. The carved paths seem to open to Wilson like doors in a corridor, but there are no walls here; the air slams itself against the giant, cracking its own skull over and over, blasting away the tireless years that have passed. Wilson hasn't seen those years, but his smile is still grim and predicting and calculating. Clouds clip themselves apart at the mountain's edge, water coats them but Wilson keeps walking- the hall winds around itself violently like a rope around his neck. Rushing waves of oxygen pound, higher and higher they are so far gone, and it's cold. The uppermost clouds look down at Wilson, and the fulfillment is lost for a moment. He'll never get that high. It flattens at the top, Wilson says, and it does, now the wind is shoving him away like a crowd. He feels surrounded by it, so intensely hated, yet alone. And the rain starts. _________________________ The sky shatters into a trillion pieces, and they all fall down to the earth beneath. The shards fly quickly through the air, evaporating into nothing as they hit the ground and burrow into it. Wilson clenches the ground to hold, he tries to say something, the words burn. He tries to hold the rod, the sky crackles with anticipation, and the electricity's about to hit the end ... Wilson isn't on the ground anymore, not holding the rock, nothing. He feels a falling sensation, and he's out. The chair feels comfortable. He stares at the velvet buttons along it, pointing away, lovingly crafted. He stares at the room around him, blinking a couple times, exhausted and still awake. He decides to fetch a cup of tea. Wilson's legs feel weak, but both are equal again; he stands up on a wobble and staggers toward the trapdoor. It opens, creaking and bending, but welcoming Wilson to its alcove. He descends the ladder, his throat feeling dryer by the moment. He reaches the bottom with a soft thump thump thump and rests his arms. The kitchen is burning for a moment, he stares at the hot and delirious fire until it's not there anymore and dismisses it. He approaches, haze surrounds him, and before he's allowed in the front door emits a knock, knock. It swings open, Wilson's salivating, he sees a dark blob of a figure, and it speaks. "Wilson, I brought... some, um, turkey, and ca-" "Who are you?" "...Wil'? It's me. Remember?" The figure chuckles. "You're still science-ing, right? Look, I know it's almost been a week... I'm sorry I couldn't get here earlier." He stares brightly, trying to understand, breathing heavily. "Look at me. Are you okay?" "I'm dreaming." He feels the world collapsing, screeching, the figure still standing as it morphs into the four legged spider, standing above Wilson but below the mountain. The rain's stopped. The wind's stopped. The thunder's stopped. Except one last time- as it hits- the ground around the two of them. _________________________________________________________________________________________ The morning sun shone bright. It exploded into light, evaporating the lack of itself in moments, spewing out love. The sun screamed to notify us, and it wasn't present anywhere else. It was here, cuddling the sky in its vast arms of enlightenment. Wilson rode. He rode on his own self-confidence, self hatred, and everything in between. He conflicted with himself as a wrong being, rode on pain and lies. He rode on the four legged spider. Wilson rode on realization, the sun's rays, and the first bolt of lightning of all. They were at once combined- a singular being, faced the same way, the same intent, the same reasons. No whip, no reins, a motivation between twins. They would have held one other together until the end of time, if only they had that long. But time drained through the hourglass right before the bush passed beneath the both of them. He would've asked the four legged spider how it jumped so high, but Wilson realized there might be nothing below him at all. A face ran by them backwards, trying to reel back to reality screaming. It stared at their bond and backfired, running alongside away from its hole. The jackalope's neck stayed intact, and Wilson liked it that way. And the sun imploded again, rebounding outward in a radius of exactly the length of the universe. They collapsed, collided and combined until harmony returned to Wilson's own mind and he was again on the four legged spider. But this wouldn't happen, and Wilson knew, kept lying to himself, resisting to look down- his legs were separate from the equation. Wilson rode on pride. Past a tree adorned by rings, past a memorable tree; it was drenched in the blood of an unknown, and Wilson still stared at the crutch in his own hands. Again they were off, past a bird's corpse- the nest burned brightly. All burn. Past a coffin still closed, and past the remains of an eye- one eye, one eye, one eye, thump thump. They passed a circus, showing its prize, the old necklace from your dreams. A meteor spun around below the two of them, burrowing into the earth to the caverns beneath, and exploded into light. ALL BURN ALL BURN ALL BURN ... Past a stone prison that was eons ago destroyed, yet now it presented as a savior. Why so forceful, Wilson asked me, and I only told him goodnight. The fur burned, and he would never see the morning again. ... He ran further, past a spout of water; it flew into the ground with everything else but-" there was nothing left. The branch burned brightly, and they past his own destroyed intestine. Wilson rode on fear and anger, on pain and detest, but most of all he rode on the four legged spider. ... Wilson past boiling soup so hot, dissolving the underarmor of the earth and letting it all burn. Snow fell and Wilson watched as footsteps in the ground dissolved to fire and let it all burn. ... Immediately before impact, but-" and again Wilson was with the four legged spider, not faced together but apart- their bond now faded away like a long-lost dream and it was. He felt a falling sensation, and was out. ... The murky figure reappeared and told him to wake up, and even when Wilson did the world flapped past him like a cardbook. Laughter. Laughter. Thump thump, and finally he rest again by the campfire, his consciousness floating through space. But it wasn't any longer alone. The four legged spider could finally talk to him. _________________________________________________________________________________________ And so the two told stories. They told cautionary tales, the occasional snippet of a relationship, the lost sigh of a regrettable moment. Both saw their own flaws and ignored them. Both saw the other's flaws and commented, explained, stayed calm and fluent. The fire burned ideas in its gaze, gazing for so long at Wilson and the four legged spider. They sat nonchalant at one another, don't you want to speak? Don't you want to comment? Their thoughts raced so quickly and their words so silent. They discussed the world around them, of course, the dim-lit winter snow and tiny slivers of passion. You couldn't see the bonds between the atoms, the snowflakes or Wilson and the four legged spider, but they were there; you have faith in their existence. You don't know them. What do the stars look like, and Wilson only stares at them. Why is the snow so bright, and Wilson only stares at it. People always wish they knew why Wilson stared so much. But sitting, so deadly and so silent, the four legged spider listens. It measures Wilson's heartbeat, his inner twitch, and the vibrant hallucinations he would put himself through. Wilson looks to me for privacy, and I only invade it more. He searches in the arachnid's mind, looking for family. He searches hopelessly for feeling against him, feebly trying to feed his ego like a fire that just won't stay lit. Wilson doesn't find anything but walls in all directions- lines like a picture drawn across them. One, two, three, four, and Wilson reminds himself of tradition. Through eight eyes he sees himself as a dictator, a slaveowner, a mass of flies that stung. He sees himself perched so innocently on a wall and yet felt those simple words burn like acid. Does Wilson feel empathy? I'd ask him, but I'm sure he knows the answer himself. And through the two eyes, the spider watches itself stumble in a prison, hopeless lack of communication. It watches Wilson beg for it's forgiveness, plead for redemption and yet watches Wilson's own arms ignore words. The prison doesn't expand. The walls don't shrink. The spider just watches through two eyes as the numbers on the walls grow. Wilson watches the weak spot in those walls, sees them crumbling down and seeing open plains for the first time. He watches the boat come flying back days later, wonders how long it's been since he remembered. He stares through another's body as the forest burns, burns, all burn, all burn, all burn. And before they finish speaking, the spider explores Wilson's dreams. They were the only thing it wondered about. _________________________________________________________________________________________ The sun does not rise. No, it is the moon that shows its face, crying desperately as it grasps the ground for attention before Wilson swats it away like a coward fly. Spores emit from the grass, particles in the air that spike the walls and out of the walls comes consciousness. Wilson is terrified. He burns it all away. Eyes do not close because watching eyes come from the darkness. They snicker and snarl and crawl on the walls, horrified bugs, screeching and crawling and breeding. Spores come out of them like spikes, particles in the air. Eyes watch Wilson and he burns it all away. He sees the man's face, a calming tuxedo that would form his body, but instead of calming eyes they form spikes that snicker and snarl all around Wilson, screaming in agony as chains wrap around them. Maxwell is terrified. Eyes watch Maxwell and he burns it all away. Wilson is here, yes, as night lets itself fall unto the forbidden carapace of guilt and the facade comes crashing down. I scream because bugs crawl, spiking the walls, snickering and snarling. They are not real, Wilson, and he screams. Maxwell is terrified. He burns it all away. The four legged spider watches, grinning madly as watching eyes grin out of its eyes and none of this is real but he is terrified. The fire burns around eyes and sleep is a nonissue because the sun is falling again. All burn. Eyes watch the four legged spider and it burns it all away. Sleep, Wilson, none of this is real but he doesn't listen as snickering and snarling bugs spike watching eyes. Maxwell screams because he is on fire. A loop forms between two entities as they cry and snicker and snarl. The four legged spider is terrified and burns it all away. Stars drift without wait, screeching as they find dead halts in the full moon. None of this is real but Wilson can't sleep. The four legged spider is real and is terrified. The night is here, yes, as Wilson lets himself fall into the sinkhole. The four legged spider turns and watches. The bugs recede slowly and snicker and snarl into the darkness. The four legged spider watches as Wilson fades into the darkness, falling, falling, never to return. "I'm sorry." Do spiders cry? Why should the four legged spider anguish? The four legged spider is terrified, yes, as it lets itself fall into the sinkhole. _________________________________________________________________________________________ Wilson's landing was audible. His leg is spiked with the sound of snapping bone, one leg had began to heal but both had now began to die. Curved walls of limestone encrusted with screams watched Wilson, his face still confused and surprised as ever. He'd hoped to land upside down, hoped to snap his neck as he'd done to countless others before, but it was those walls that were unkind to him. Etching visible lines in the rock, flowing with the blood of the earth, Wilson crawled. The cave was silent with the sound of nothing; vibrations from the slightest twitch echoed horribly across the entire cavern. The constant sound of a broken record would play back again and again, with long spindly arms that reached out to grab smiling shapes. The area was too open, Wilson reckoned, yet he felt claustrophobic as the incessantly loud walls closed in. Stalactites spiked the ground, screeching and ripping sparks into the earth. The faint whisper of doubt was in them, resonating onto everything else. Where the aboveground had been home to Maxwell, his playground, his place, this was a forgotten tome with eyes that watched. Wilson stared, calculating, crying, toward the eyes. None of it was flammable. As time went on, the faint light from the moon faded. Amorphous shadows snuck around Wilson, amalgams of faces showing proud. What would have seemed a small time span was too long, far too painful. Wilson's leg snapped again and it dragged limply behind. His face was nonchalant, understanding had fallen to the bottom of the pit, scattered among the faces of the dead. Eons passed as the world was torn to pieces by meteors. There was a wall at the end, calming in its posture with barely any facade to hide behind. Wilson touched it with his own eyes, slumping toward it. He wanted to burn. Of every situation, he slowly found this one to be the worst. Of every feeling, he slowly felt pain to be the worst. Of every guilt he had felt, of all the burnt things and broken bridges, he slowly felt the four legged spider on him, staring and calculating with the four legged spider's own eyes. _________________________________________________________________________________________
  15. bunnies!
  16. Mosquitos

    What are they for what is there purposeI've noticed when they attack the red thing gets bigger.What could this mean?When its full do we get the blood they had stored?WHat could the blood be used for?
  17. Hello the following are some Ideas that might be interesting to see developed into the game.Hair - this is an idea i was thinking of in which all characters can cut hair to create a meat effigy i.e. Willow/Wendy can shorten their hair, Wolfgang can shave his mustache, Wes can cut ear hair (for humor) etc. now although this would get rid of Wilson's special ability he could be given something in return such as faster hair growth than other characters, or takes longer for starvation etc.Bridges - this could be a new structure the character can build (like walls and can be built with different materials as well) to reach other areas not easily reached through other means (have been stuck on an island before, with only way off is to loose sanity from wormhole).This one is not a suggestion but a problem I have with walls, When trying to build a wall near edge of land (where water meets land) it seems impossible/near impossible to build the wall.I hope these are decent Suggestions/problems that you perhaps like and implement into the game and perhaps in the future i will have more suggestions to try and help the game.Night
  18. So while I enjoy the idea of adventure mode, I feel it has some serious issues, I know its in development and will be much more fleshed out in the future, and that is why I am posting this to share my ideas because I have many and I am curious to see what other people have to say too. So here is my biggest complaint- The wooden thing is WAY to easy to find, this is mainly because all the pieces are near each other and if you spend a day looking for it, chances are you will find it. This would be fine for world one and two, but for world 3 and onward I feel the pieces should be spread to being on a different island each, and in 4 or 5 some if not all the pieces are being guarded or carried by some kind of large threat, like a spider queen or something (there would be a clear indication that the mob would be holding the piece of course) This would make the adventure more eventful and longer-next is a more obvious change, I feel as worlds go on they should become more unexplored and barren. To the point where world 5 does not even have things like pig villages or lush forests. And what mobs you find there peaceful desperate and hostile, and have more hound attacks more often, Like in world 3 its every 5 days, and world 5 its every day or every other day.-I also feel spiders should get more and more feral as you continue, In early worlds they are fine the way they currently are but in later ones make spider warriors spawn 90% of the time instead of normal spiders, and then possibly in world 5 they just never sleep and remain a constant threat.-Later worlds should also have much more night time threats, Things that you have to defend your fire from (I know we got the night hand now but that's only when insane and could you imagine dealing with both hands and some kind of hostile monster? Nights would sure be much more eventful) Also make it much less safe to go off with a torch or mining light in later worlds, considering as of now there are no real threats out there-The crawling horrors are said to be from another world right? So I think it would be cool to see them spawn quicker and become more hostile in later worlds, like in world 5 make them hostile once insanity has reached less than 80% or make them hostile all the time (I think that would be a little over kill) - This is a more lesser thing but I think it could be interesting, what if say around world 3 or 4 you had to fight the wood thing is some way shape or form, I do not know if this would work out to well considering the game does not have the best combat (But that's fine considering I know that is not the main focus of the game), But I feel if done right it would be really cool and could test the player mid way through. Perhaps just have it defended by a circle of Tentacles while having a projectile attack, does not need to be to complicated if done, that thing just always looked menacing to me-And lastly I would like some kind of final showdown with Maxwell in some way shape or form, Perhaps a wave of enemies or some kind of boss fight, or one last world where its a survival game between you and him with the scales tipped in his favor, like he has a revolver if you get to close, Guard hounds and perhaps slight manipulation of the world around him. And if you beat him you could get some kind of great reward for the next new game you start (would only apply once, adventure mode would have to be completed again to start a new world with it again) Like a revolver that hits like a tentacle or spear from a distance, but requires amo that is a bit hard to craft (Like 15 charcoal and some other things to make 4 bullets)So that's what I would like to see, I am sure some of these are ideas every one has thought of but just felt like putting them out there, Love the game currently and I am sure I will love it even more with what ever choices the developers make
  19. I agree with Baconcow. I find it very frustrating that upon death I retain all my science knowledge yet forget the entirety of my so far explored world. Being a lame gamer with unofficial OCD I have spent most of my don't starve gaming days exploring, dying and re-exploring the same territory This frustration has increased proprtionatly with the potential size of the worlds now with the latest update, especially with those amazing wormholes - So cool. But I then saw how far out you could zoom which implies a HUGE world I love this game but no matter how hard I try to ignore the fact that I 'know' what is out there I always end up mapping it out again. I have tried taking screen shots of the map but not knowing when I'm going to die I always have a bit missing. This also increases the rate I die as I end up in a button panic frenzy trying to capture the map before dying so not fighting!! Oh what a sad person I am!! I feel that the map should remain revealed, or at least an option to do that when replaying the same world after death. I don't mind if resources are still shown or not but as they are always in the same place I see no reason why they shouldn't be shown. As I said I love this game and I will still keep playing as I do get further along over time, but progress very sloooooowly due to my cartographic compulsions!! Keep up the excellent work guys. Xan I map therefore I am(p)
  20. Treeguards?

    Are you able to use your Treeguard as a Guard? As in after you make it neutral, can it attack any hostile mobs that are after me? Pretty much what Im saying is can they be like a Pig? But better?
  21. Firstly I would just like to say that Don't Starve from when it came out on beta to its most recent update has been and I'm sure will continue to be what a game should be, difficult, time consuming and entertaining. I would like to put forward some ideas to be discussed and expanded upon, as Don't Starve is a game where one thing can lead to multiple. So here are my suggestions... - Wilson's Shadow: A new enemy type that has a chance of occurring at sunset. You would be notified of its coming at day break where some time during the previous night Wilson has lost his shadow. When the shadow comes during the sun set you will have to kill it like everything else. To expand upon this you could also have the players character take more damage or lose health slowly in the sun until he or she retrieves the shadow back by defeating it.-Crows and Farming: Farms in the game can be exploited to just live of them forever and not have to venture out to find other food sources. So a way to stop this from happening would be to make crows or some other animal perhaps SNAILS which can just hide away in their shells when attacked so another method would have to be used to remove them. With the farms at risk from attackers items like scarecrows and mesh can be used to prevent this from happening but to also prevent the outcome of a user creating an item that will just sit there and last forever, adding durability to this prevention system may add the extra edge.Any way that's all from me for now, still have a few more suggestions but I will end it with just the two for now. Good job on a great game, keep up the good work
  22. this is for my thread tridents if you have any ideas like this please post in comments idea by Moonphos Pro - Longer reach (1 character distance further, still within Tentacle's range), larger damage (as Toaster Fu said). Con - Slower attack animation, weaker durability (mainly to offset the usefulness), heftier cost (than the current suggested). This needs to strike a balance though, but still able to prove its worth VS the Tooth Trap, yet not have it far too cost inefficient that a Spike/Spear will out-do it. x2 to x2.5 Spear's damage 75 Hit durability x1.5 Attack animation speed (pokey pokey)
  23. Bug Submission Please choose a category [Gameplay] Platform SteamVersion Number 70828 Issue title Save Game is Gone Steps to reproduce Play Game Quit Game Start Game Save Might Disappear Describe your issue I had a good save game going on, and when I turned my game on, the game was gone! Please fix this!
  24. Hey guys hust reached day 50 (i know its not that much) and i kinda got stuck.. I dont now what to do. So i thougt you guys might have some ideas.
  25. I was wondering if there will be tools implamented that do the job quicker than what we've already got? Perhaps they work quicker (so instead of 15 hits the tree comes down in 8) but at the price of less durability?