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Amelia he Chayelia - Nui Ahekia il Finania by Samantha-Wright Amelia he Chayelia - Nui Ahekia il Finania by Samantha-Wright
Chayelía and her twin sister Amelía were extremely prolific performers and artists during the early years of Lilikoisa. They were both incredibly talented, and as the first-ever pair of monozygotic twins born in Lilitic history, incredibly in demand by playwrights, film directors, holo-film directors, painters, choreographers, and tableaux sculptors. They were brilliant doubles of each other—followers of the oldest ways of the Fertenivíai, they ruthlessly worked to master their identities, stopping at nothing to ensure that they would be identical as possible in every way, so that no one, not even their collaborators, could ever tell them apart until their work called for it (if it even did.) Some even said they swapped names from time to time to keep others guessing. Even injuries were shared.

The uses for their talents were endless—so many artists had ideas that required symmetry, or 'before' and 'after', or internal monologues, and the Player Sisters knew no limits. In every way they were as pure as possible.

But even amongst the nearly-ageless Lilitai, fashions change. After nearly three centuries of being in the spotlight, they had become so iconic in the Lilitic arts that other artists grew bored of them. Not content with fading into obscurity, the sisters made one final sacrifice for their craft: they chose to undergo artistic petrification in 708 IKY, and slumber until the arts were once more prepared to return to them. Their final dramatic role, Íora Chúkotía's Núí Ahekía ("Spare Change") was a much-remembered act; despite having refused to act in it on many previous occasions, they felt the themes were appropriately symbolic of their careers drawing to a close. (Predictably, some would say, they had it altered to be about one person in alternate futures.)

For hundreds of years, Amelía and Chayelía stood in front of the entryway to the Memory of the City of Retrograde Doisseia, the largest museum on all of Thessia Major. During the Shattering, Amelía vanished, presumed destroyed; what remained of the Memory of the City was in poor shape, and Chayelía had required surgery to restore before she immediately demanded to be re-frozen, insisting that she not be thawed without her sister. All throughout the Reed and Iron Dynasties, the statue stood untouched, one of the saddest personal tragedies in all of Thessian history.

In 5206 TGC, during the Gryphon period, Chayelía was removed from the museum's exterior and put into storage for safekeeping; it is not known what happened to her after that. If rediscovered and thawed, she would be the longest-living individual in Thet's history.
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Interesting character concept, can't say I've heard anything like it before. (The idea of twins who are perfect copies and can fill in for one another makes my mind jump to "fault tolerance" for some reason, ehehe.) At any rate, the conclusion of their story is quite sad... 

Also: I clicked some of the links you posted in the artist's comment and then ended up clicking more to clarify what I was reading and now I have like a dozen opened ... only read a bit, but I'm already astonished by the intricate level of world-building that's been put into it. If you don't mind me asking, how long have you been working on this project?

(Fabulous website design also!)

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Samantha-Wright Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Well! Then you clearly need to go see The Prestige right away! (Absolutely no one regrets seeing The Prestige.)

There may or may not be a happy ending after all, for what it's worth; the story has yet to be written.

Work on Thet has been going on for about eight or nine years, but it's only been serious in the last five. There is still much more to be done.
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hm, I think my dad has that on DVD actually. I'll have to watch it!

True, true. Speaking of stories, do you suppose you'll post any here or do you keep your writings on your website? 

All the more impressive in that case — that's a long time to build and nurture a project. It certainly shows at any rate. I look forward to seeing where you'll go with it in the future! :)
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Samantha-Wright Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
A bit of both! I've got two narrative accounts up on CM (Before the Fall, chapters one and two; and the Chronicle of the Genesis, here, both from the perspective of Sarthía) and one story, actually about the fate of Amelía Silepía, currently in development. I can definitely cross-post Before the Fall and the Amelía story here once they're more complete.
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can't post a proper reply at the moment (reading/typing from my phone - hooray long car rides) but I wanted to let you know I've read and thoroughly enjoyed those chapters! (Would've posted this sooner but alas Michigan ended up being far more fun/time-consuming than I assumed it'd be.)

Can't wait to see more stories!
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Samantha-Wright Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The next time you're in Michigan, stop by Kalamazoo. It's obviously somewhat out of the way, but they have... THIS. (!!!)

I am flattered and surprised anyone would find the energy/patience to struggle through all that writing! I pretty much have the third chapter of Before the Fall planned, so that shouldn't be too hard to pen... once I can find the time. This weekend, perhaps!
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That looks amazing — tempted to check out the location in Grand Rapids next time I'm out that way. 

Bah, it wasn't a struggle at all! The less said about my patience the better, but what I've read so far has piqued and held my interest. (Which is no minor feat, to be honest. ^^')

Hooray! Time is the enemy of all artistic pursuits, but I hope you're able to find a little. 
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Samantha-Wright Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
We'll see, we'll see... I think I might be able to sneak something in tomorrow, actually...
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