Reflections and Regrets

Dear Alex,

It’s been awhile since we’ve last spoken, I’d say ever since I set out in an attempt to bring Arganee back to its former prosperous state and I feel that I’ve done my part, though I certainly couldn’t have done it alone. So many people played a part in the restoration of this world and its magical status, some even more so than I.

In this group effort many other alchemists and their unique minds and skills have played a creative roll in the restoration of Arganee. From the imagineers to remixers, each has played roles unique to their own skill levels and mindsets that others could not have accomplished on their own. What I have learned during this experience in Arganee isn’t so different from what I have learned during my time in the other world (your world), which is that no one person can do it all on their own. Whether it be an assignment/task ranging from minor in its difficulty level to considerably time-consuming with numerous aspects to it, one works renders more creative/effective results when working with others. Given the state that Arganee was prior to now I can honestly say that it would still be in in shambles, in disarray had there not been a combined effort of everyone’s unique mentalities and their passionate desires to give toward something.

I know my strengths and weaknesses and during this rigorous process of restoring Arganee I also attempted to build upon my weaker areas as an alchemist – my audio and social. With each trial that came my way in the form of “missions” and “DDAs” that served as a potential life-restorer to Arganee I attempted to implement various new methods that might incorporate traits of my lesser versed areas of magic. It is sad to say that I was unsuccessful in doing so, as dividing myself between the many tasks of my life as a whole combined with this this mission me and many other alchemists had set out on, it was hard to find the time to commit to applying myself more so to new ways of doing things. I know that I just recently told you that teamwork is key, and that is no exception amongst us alchemists, but I have remained solitary, in the shadows alone for the most part of my time during this mission as I am reluctant when it comes to counting on others to get certain time-limited jobs completed. That being said, my contribution here in Arganee have been limited to the same level of contributions from beginning to end. If only I was more proficient time management magic.

In the end of it all, I was surprised at how our digital alchemy was able to reform Arganee in the manner that it did. I know you’ve been a bit skeptical regarding the validity good that can come out of digital alchemy, Alex and that’s understandable. One could say that it is much like the rhetoric enforced by people the people of your world throughout history, in how through its implementation it provides a unique conveyance of perspective with regard to what it is representing. The manner in how one attempts to illustrate a point through the implementation of many methods – sound, pictures, words, etc. – can have unique power/sway over a person in how it gain there attention for better or worse. Perhaps they may be in favor of your message or against it, either way you have gained the attention of a number of people who will either serve to either advocate or discriminate what you to the attention of the public. There is power in words and even more power in how one in the constructive way that you get your message out to the world. Digital alchemy has tremendous potential; the most common forms of digital alchemy in your world that come to mind that have a tremendous impact are the news (typed and reported), online petitions and a variety of videos. I know it doesn’t always have such productive outcomes, but the outlet for your message, as well as how many people work with you hand-in-hand in have a profound influence on that outcome. The amount of responses that stemmed from our writing for Arganee should be proof of that.

I know that you have quite the untapped wellspring of potential for this sort of art, you just need to commit yourself more to it, or perhaps, much like me, you have particular preferences about getting yourself out into the world. Either way, keep building upon your strengths and weaknesses and never let your creative voice die.

Your pal,

The One Above All

Letter to Anna Bella

Dear Anna Bella,

I’m so glad I found you and you found me. This was so destined to be. I’ve been searching for answers and you have been too. But perhaps the secrets of the universe aren’t meant for us to know.

I like how you hide yourself so craftily. Your pictures show you mainly in shadows are really faded away. I do wonder if there’s something you’re hiding from. Did you do something bad? Are you on the run or something? I don’t know but in my world everyone is free to be themselves with no worrying about being judged. In your world you seem to be getting to the point we are at but there is still a lot of predominant fear alive therein.

You seem to be fairly disciplined too. I see how you love doing digital alchemy tweets on a regular basis and enjoy playing with the different tools like Hypothesis and Audacity. I’m not much of a fan of trying new stuff. I prefer to stick to the same routines or things I’m used to. But maybe I’ll become like you someday and try to learn things that I don’t think I can ever be fully good at.

The Arganee world is really cool. I have a whole new set of friends and the most awesome part is we never met before but it feels so much like home. We all seem to think similarly and meditate on how we can all make a difference in all worlds throughout the galaxies and many universes. I’ll never forget this experience and I’m glad I can call you my very best Alchemist friend.

Anna Bella

My earth friend

She is in the shadow of my shadow

 

Hugs,

Dianna Levi

A Goodbye (For Now)

My goaafy friend,

I am writing to tell you that I am thankful for your help.  Rebeg contacted me and the other alchemists to tell us the results of our mission.  It turns out that everybody survived and the planet is thriving.  Thanks to your contributions, arganee has new connections and knowledge.

I visited Earth the other day and decided to travel around. Yesterday I flew in that flying metal bird you call a plane.  Looks like some futuristic torture device, made to break a human’s mind.  I sat there for 6 hours to end up in the wrong place.  Isn’t Tokyo in the Bronx?  I ended up in some strange place called New York City in Europe.  And then when I tried to get to Kean University for the party, I ended up in Cambridge.  

Rebeg contacted me and said that there is a rip in the time continuum.  I don’t know where it is, but hopefully in a more hidden place than last time.  It supposedly is a direct gateway from arganee to Earth.  The last gate was the reason why arganee became “explosive.”

Tomorrow I am going to collect a box of Earth items and traditions to take home with me.  Hopefully they will be beneficial on our kind.  I like that game you play.  It is called Team Fortress 2, right?

Your world is strange, but has a good vibe.  You and your other goaafy friends will be remembered as heroes (I think. I have to wait for M’s approval).  I have to say goodbye now.  Arganee needs me.  But I will see you soon.  Peace out!

 

From your magical friend,

Aris Anastos

dasvedanya

allo hailey!

right now, i am scrambling to find moy kat and hurry back to do… important magic things. you do not need to know what, but the black winds beckon me. i will say this – thank you for letting me learn of your goaafy world. i feel like i know way too much about carbonated product, but it may be useful later… maybe it might make good potion, da? xaxa, we shall see, we shall see, comrade.

i think best part of looking into your world was the other great alchemists who inhabit it with you! such talent, such artistry – we alchemists from arganee are impressed, and there will be much talk for a long time after about the things we have observed from you all.

ah, i found that note i had made for you! yes, it is quick scribbles, but i hope you enjoy small poem, da? we will all still be in touch, just a memory away… if you ever need to find your way back to the mirror world again, i hear there is a certain knife floating around that can turn that apple in your hand to a very precious doorway. (;

 

 

until then, dasvedanyah!

with lubov,

ketsunya

[10] left out West …

left out West …

(so?)

well, I took the land,

like pests with no rest.

The blessings of my mother’s nature,

helped access

my inner stride, in well accordance with heartbeat’s thump.

What I am to tell you,

I’m not quite sure the ending.

I see it’s llght though.

The next move, had to contemplate like Chess, move.

The pale blush fingers of dawn new sky, I had to.

Follow, the lawn. The great lawn. Did, and passed a fawn.

Sipping by the whirlwinds of Texas drilling pelicans, not. Deer, I do see on your campus. Nameth, Kean University.

Ah but …

Let me tell you this,  ‘time I

left out West …

 

 

Uvri Rcztzr-Irv,

Uvri Rcztzr-Irv,

Zj kyviv kilcp vmvi veflxy kzdv kf befn jfdvfev ze kyvzi vekzivkp? Kf befn kyvzi dzeu nyve xrqvj klie uzjkrek reu jdzcvj svtfdv kyflxykj fw uzjkrek dvdfizvj…
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Z drp efk sv gifgyvkzt, slk Z uf befn kyv pfl kyrk pfl yrmv jyfne. Wifd nyrk Z tre jvv, pfl riv r jdrik, trizex, reu wivv kyzebzex zeuzmzulrc. Fev urp, Z svczvmv pfl nzcc uf szx kyzexj wfi pflijvcw. Bvvg uivrdzex, bvvg cfmzex, reu bvvg svzex pflijvcw.
Cfmv,
Rmz

To: Richonda (Watashi no yūjin)

My time with you has been invaluable, Richonda. You teach me that word : ). I have learned so much from you. I do feel Arganee and goaafy world can learn from each other.

Communication and collaboration are important. Open your mind to view new things and to see other people in a way unalike what you’d normally witness.

Just know, friend, that there are different colors of this world. All colors can come together, but each in their own unique way. Not everyone will understand you, but you can make a difference. With any shadowed area, there is a lighted arena next door. What you do to unlock that arena matters.

This is for you:

There are lost worlds all around us,

light in the crawlspaces of our eyes.

Minds knead together, resound

like choral ensembles

across the ether.

 

There is magic in the heart we share

There is calm in the eye of our souls

There is you in me–

me in you.

 

Richonda, always remember to take chaos and transform. You are my forever friend. Go forth and spread love.

 

-Oresia xoxo

[9] mysterious fishies …

[9] mysterious fishies …

float about in gupping world’s of unknown pink,

Like sin without fins,

Swimming at paces of a trillion blinks

mysterious fishies …

 

 

 

float about in

[8] hurricane …

[8] hurricane …

I know your disappointment,

sweeping all your knowledge to test.

repent, albeit.

oh dear,

hurricane …