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The Ducts of Ryplor Decimus by LuisMelon The Ducts of Ryplor Decimus by LuisMelon
2 astronauts get fed up with each other in a mysterious maze of alien pipes. You tell me what happens next.
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Tuiteyfruity Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
First off: This image is AMAZING. I am imagining some civilization of giant aliens, you know, something awesome like that! They may be extinct though, these pipes need maintenance. Or they abandoned the upper world (some sort of plague or they did something that made their atmosphere unlivable) and are now underground so our astronauts are unlikely to find them. but who knows!?

Now for my what happens next:

The one that is not Gerald (Who I will randomly call Arin, because it looks female), takes the side pipe, leaving Gerald behind. (this pipe looks like it might angle down, so she slides for like, 5 minutes before it levels out at a new intersection.
And there is Gerald! the pipe he took led there as well!

It doesn't matter which direction Arin goes, forward, backward, left, right, up down! It doesn't matter how fast or how slow she travels. Even retracing her steps to try and leave this planet. Their paths ALWAYS meet at the next intersection. ALWAYS. 

(so I guess they just crossed over into the twilight zone or something... I feel kind of bad about that. )
LuisMelon Sep 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, intersection after intersecion, sounds like the story of my life. I just try to avoid the idiot at every crossway, by now.
Personally, after looking at this for some time I like the idea that it could be a giant wind instrument, like a planet-sized trombone. It could literally be a part of a space opera :) 

Thanks for commenting! Loved your take on it, very suggestive and in line with what I had in mind for their relationship.
Tuiteyfruity Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
A space opera!!! that sounds SO COOL!

I guess great minds think alike!
faithworx Dec 13, 2012  Student General Artist
hmmm, they try and fix up their relationship only to find out its as complex as the pipes they travel!
lol I love your answer. I was thinking he would go off and get eaten while the other guy would continue on to find some cute fluffy friendly aliens and have a party.
faithworx Jan 28, 2013  Student General Artist
haha awesome! xD glad you love the idea. Initially I thought the two were one man one woman >_<" but it can still work, perhaps their family? father and son? brothers in law that dont get along but stick together for the sake of their spouses? or simple they each have something the other needs?

Lol this sounds fun XD they could still meet the aliens and have a fun celebration party lol
actually i thought they were a man and a woman at first to but i wasnt sure cuz of the suits
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