In a way this is the most important piece of work I have ever done. I got the idea to build my own fictional world when I was about 15 or 16 and I've been developing this introduction piece since all that time and I think it is ready now. This introduces and explains the world in which all my stories and art take place in, so if I ever got something printed, this would appear at the start.
The idea was to create an ideal place to live in and suits all my desires. I wouldnt really like to have all the monsters in the world, but I needed to include places to explore my horror fantasies.
Since I've grown up in the time and place that I did, I often see the chance to explore issues, there are many opportunities to do so, since I have ideals and a fascination with certain minorities in my work. But I need to avoid all that, because I'm just not the sort of artist who does "issues". I've fallen into that trap a few times and I shouldnt have because this made-up world is about me having fun and being free from all my concerns about Earth and the issues that give me headaches. This is where I go to have a good time and I'd rather not bog the audience and myself down with all my worries. That would ruin the whole thing. You are supposed to be almost oblivious to Earth, although there are a huge amount of similarities.
Until 2 weeks ago, I'd always imagined this as a short comic story, but when I started to do it,, it just didnt feel right, so I made it a text piece. Over time you will see proper visualisations of these places,, so this piece is all about giving you a sense of what it might be like to live in this world, outlining all the most important things...
AYVEL = RAG NOV 09
Ayvel is an eternally safe planet in an eternally safe universe. Ayvel is a flat platform instead of a more common sphere planet. Ayvel is 8 times the size of a normal solar system. Water falls over the edges of this platform planet, water falling seemingly forever downwards a length that no normal person could imagine. If you fly to the outer edges of Ayvel, you will see hundreds of sea monsters and a few boats flailing down the waterfall.
Three quarters of Ayvel is quiet fields, forests, mountains and lakes. Simple, completely safe, no dangers or annoyances, just perfect quiet peace. Vast spaces between each home. The homeless live a happy comfortable life sleeping in the fields, eating an astonishing variety of food from plants and trees, clean water in streams everywhere.
There are billions and billions of miles of empty fields owned by no-one. Even people with houses often like to sleep out in the fields and forests without any fear of anything happening to them.
The remaining quarter of Ayvel is on the outer edge surrounding the safe part. This portion can be fairly safe in certain places, but most of it is nightmarish uninhabitable terror lands without any sunlight at any time.
Ayvel is covered all over with an incredible variation of life and landscapes. There are millions of castles the size of large countries, lots of tiny castles everywhere too. There are mysterious places where reality distorts into something with different rules, misty foggy cloudy places made of bliss dreams, soaring emotions and wish fulfilment. There are also mysterious places where reality distorts into something terrible.
There are pockets and portals of different dimensions and realities. Special people create new realities and planets all the time. Planets float and fly around and planets within planets with their own suns and moons. Ayvel has millions of suns and moons of all different types moving around creating different amounts of light for different places. People like to go up on flying moons and ride them, some werewolves even chain themselves to moons so they don’t have to turn back into humans.
There are cloudlands in the sky, mostly home to winged people. All sorts of buildings, boats, castles and floating islands are up in the sky too.
In the most advanced areas of Ayvel they have shapeshifting solid gas houses than can stay on ground, high in the sky or even underwater. They can change shape, size, colour, transparency, heat, light and smell. The gas morphs when instructed to. They can also be used as transport.
Some people decorate these morphing houses with trees, plants and pools of water. Fish owners like to put their water and fish between layers solid gas walls and make some of the walls transparent, so the house looks like a large fishtank.
Churches and cathedrals are built for getting in touch with the dead, to learn about ghosts, because ghosts are all so confusingly different and complex in their natures. They live by an endless variety of incomprehensible rules completely different from one ghost to the next. People get in contact with ghosts in all sorts of ways.
The variety in animals and humans is also extremely wide, so people and animals never assume too much about anyone or anything they meet. Examples being that intelligent talking dogs socialize with regular dogs and you cant always quickly identify a joyously murderous vampire from a humane friendly vampire.
Humans hold very high moral standards, with minimal prejudices and there has never been any wars or mass conflicts between them. Bad people are very few and far between.
There is no religion, no marriage, no days celebrating anyone or anything, no gift days. Extremely few traditions.
Most people live atleast 200 years, the health is very good. Strong teeth, elbows, ankles, heels and backs. No mouth ulcers, no toothache, no aids, no cancer, no arthritis, no contagious diseases or viruses.
Nostrils and throats never have mucus, nostrils are permanently dry, breezy and clean.
There are hundreds of types of plants that drink urine and eat faeces. They go up your anus and clean it out completely. These plants are everywhere in all shapes and sizes.