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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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TheGridOfReality Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Long ago alien civilization took place on this planet. For some reasons, they left the planet. 
This looks more ancient building by the way those pipes were once a core of that civilization but now they are just a decay place.

Those gigantic size gives two astronauts a hint that such civilization has to be really huge and has all those high-tech thingy more than they can imagine.
But what made they leave the planet? And why the pipes stand above the ground rather than under the ground as what we have in our planet.
Questions after questions they have as a sun shines through the pipes make the two can see how far this things go on.
Before they realize how deep they go into the pipes.

They can't get back! All the signal they use to track the way in, is lost.
The pipes were made by unknown objects and for some reason it can make the equipment created on earth gone wrong.

And it's not like that Gerard started to lose his mind on his companion, it's because the effect of the pipes.
The more the travel deep inside the pipe the more they lose.

He starts to panic and seem like his companion makes all the annoying comments along the way.
But both realize that no matter what they try to do.

They can't get out.

Gerard starts to wonder what make those aliens left the planet? It could happen to them now.
What the alien use the pipes for? If there is more information, Gerard may be able to escape the place.

Until he comes back to his feet. He can't see his companions anymore. While the sun start to go down. And the dark takes place.
This even more fucked up. He can't contact anyone or anything. He thinks that what if he is wrong, what if he stays close to his friend.

Unable to answer anything.. Gerard sit and lay on the ground those long walk made him feel so tried.
In his mind is is blank he can't think of anything just to wish to a very little hope.

That someone find him... or something find him and get him our of this place.
In the dark.. he can only hears his heart beat. Nothing more.. nothing less.


Wooo... the arts is great so I took my liberty to do some story.
Keep up great work man.

LuisMelon Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I've been meaning to reply to this for almost a week! This was awesome, thank you so much for taking the time to write it hehe. I like your questions about the pipes. In my mind, and I only thought about this after someone's suggestion, is that the whole thing is a wind musical instrument :) 
But yes, I like how you described it's totally silent now.
Also, I pictured Gerard as the annoying one, and you were nice to him hehe. Cheers to you!

Fantastic, thanks again.
TheGridOfReality Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Thanks. Wow.. a wind musical instrument. What would be EPIC!

I actually really like your style and concept so much that I can't help to think about its back story. I'm sure that's not just me.
And I'm glad you like it. 

miha9000 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
nice :)
Tuiteyfruity Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
A space opera!!! that sounds SO COOL!

I guess great minds think alike!
lordhadrian Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Awesome piece :)
KellyDelRosso Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Dig it! :jarkinajar:
Ghizbo Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
hmmm, they try and fix up their relationship only to find out its as complex as the pipes they travel!
Turtlemandan Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
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.
Ghizbo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional 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
Turtlemandan Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
actually i thought they were a man and a woman at first to but i wasnt sure cuz of the suits
Ghizbo Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh i see, me too ^_^ lol well all you'd have to do is edit the one that says they "don't care"
and make it more female looking, it'll be great if you did :) I'd look forward to it being a graphic novel of yours =]
LuisMelon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, I somehow missed this thread of comments hehe. Cool to read them, glad you were interested enough to think about it :)
Answering your question, they are supposed ot be a man and a woman, yes. Maybe I should have made it more clear. But it doesn't matter too much. Cheers!
Ghizbo Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hey Luis, great idea you got here for sure ^_^
And your welcome the possibilities are endless haha, have you done anything new to the story or is it out yet?
(i haven't been following things here on DA recently lol ^_^")
LuisMelon Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! No, it wasn't meant for a story, in this case. I just wanted to suggest a story/situatuion, and let people imagine it. 
I want to do some comics soon, though! :)
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