Team G.A.I.A (Galactic Anthropic Imperial Armada... wait what?) in Category #12: Ovids Metamorphose
(Tell a story about a Metamorphose - can be based on a real Metamorphose story (Ovid/Kafka/whatever) or play with your fantasy!)
About this creation
2012 MocAthalon That other group that my teammates like to hang out at.
Once upon a time, there was a witch, a jester, and a thief. All three were to be executed, but they managed to escape their dreaded fate. But as they were escaping, the cruel sheriff chased them all the way to the edge of a cliff.
The witch smiled, for she was well learned in the magical arts. "Fear not" she said, "For I have dealt with worse things. I will cast a spell that will allow us to transform into whatever we desire, so that we may escape the sheriff."
The jester and the thief watched in awe as the witch cast her spell. "Eye of chicken, brunch for three, turn us into what we wish to be!"
At that moment, the sheriff approached, crossbow drawn. "Halt, in the name of the crown!" He said.
The witch cackled, and leaped off the cliff. "I wish to become a raven!" she said.
With a puff of smoke and a flash of light, the witch was transformed, and flew to freedom.
The jester, following the witch's lead, leaped off the cliff, shouting, "I wish to become a dragon!"
With a puff of smoke and a flash of light, the jester was transformed and flew to freedom.
The sheriff was descending upon the thief, and time was short. The thief ran towards the cliff.
He ran, screaming, "I wish to become a-", but before he could say what he wished to become, he stumbled on a rock. The thief cried out a vulgar and disgusting word...
... and in a flash of light and a puff of smoke, the thief was transformed, and plummeted towards the earth.
Be careful what you wish for!
This made me smile. Really liked the effect of the town and forest below being so small!
I like it
Dr. HappyBaboon , PhD
March 16, 2012
An excellent story, but the build could use some more detail. try adding more landscaping bits on top of the cliff, and to make your FP of the bottom pop, try photographing it slightly out of focus. Great work, anyhoo!
Nice tree branches, great little dragon & raven! Now that poop could use some work... might I suggest... just joking... hee, hee! I'd like to say this was a really _ _ _ _ y story, but you might misinterpret my meaning... so... great story! :)
HAHAHAHAHA!!! That is brilliant!!! I love the way you made the bottom of the cliff seem farther down. The rock work is great too. Now I have a question, what is it about, well, human waste that inspires such funny stories?
Quoting M2com McKinney
Nice one! Love the cliff side work as well as the tiny houses down below! Absolutely amazing! By the way, I am in need of a group for the 2012 MocAthalon, could I join your group?
It's a little late for that, I think the contest is closed to new contestants. Sorry.