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Sky Sailing To An Owl City by Winter-Wisp Sky Sailing To An Owl City by Winter-Wisp
Levi grasped the mast ropes with expert precision that only comes with on-the-job daily practise, wrapping them around their appropriate hooks. The Meister hummed below deck and Levi hoped that it wouldnít falter again like it did before. They had to land in Friesian Territory to get it fixed, a neutral harbour but not exactly a welcoming place. Rumours of unrest flew around on the wind about the place, not to mention they were users of animals, which were very unreliable, in Leviís experience. A deep, large scar on his hip reminded him daily. He patted The Commanderís wooden railings, a sky ship that he had lived on since he was seven.
The city they were travelling to was known as Candlewax by the sky people (those like Levi), but to more civilized tongues it was called Quillton and it was placed strategically underneath an Eden. The Edenís branches stretched out to massive lengths, its light ochre wood bathed in afternoon sunlight. A massive cavernís mouth was in the centre of the trunk, quite possibly housing the owl populationís Original Seed, but Levi couldnít see from on The Commander. A small parasitic plant had latched onto the roots of the Eden, looking like a sapling even though it was still two or three times taller than the tallest building in Candlewax. The city looked modern, but dirty, the buildings looking awfully like candles (from which the sky sailor name arose) and from where Levi stood on deck he could see a small entrance on the side of the mountain on which the Eden was perched, which led to an endless staircase that went beneath the clouds, back to Ground Zero, Ground Zero being the common term for the Earthen floor of which was hardly travelled upon anymore. Apparently it had once meant something different, but Levi was not very educated and so he could not even guess.
Suddenly, Levi heard a high screech, bordering on the edge of his hearing range, and turned around to see one of those heathen owls that the city used too often for his liking. It was carrying something on its backÖ it looked like a house from The Commander. He glanced up at the Dragon on the back of the ship, wondering if Kipper was awake. The beastie was the shipís main protection, even though it was an animal. He knew Kipper to be reliable. Levi could see the trail of bubbles from the engine; they were smaller than they should have been. He turned to Grant, who was the cargo master and only ten years older than himself and said ďAre we going to get there okay?Ē
To which Grant replied with a slow and bland ďI donít know,Ē And turned away, uninterested. Levi looked back to the Eden, nervous. Birds fluttered around the grand tree like mosquitos to a buzz torch. Levi would have to ready the Zap Sticks just in case someone decided they made better friends in Candlewax than on the ship, knowing the Captainís orders without even having to receive them first, having known him most of his life. The docking platform, where they would dock and get repairs, already had two birds sitting there, one flapping and the other seemingly asleep. They looked quite massive in comparison to the dock itself, as big as one of the ships already there. Levi twitched, wondering if they would get there before another ship, which he had not noticed before. It looked quite large, but only had one sail. Suspicious, Levi tried for a closer inspection, moving to the head of the boat, but saw nothing new. The clouds below them all reflected, blaring white light into Leviís eyes before he stood back and continued tightening ropes, then moving below deck.

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Whew, done! My English major work, part 1/4

Part Two (Valley of the Long Faces): [link]
Part Three (Mushroom Ravine of Fae):[link]
Part Four (Fish Bus, To The City!): [link]
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angrybudcom Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018
Love this
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Winter-Wisp Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018  Student Digital Artist
thank you!
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Doug675 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I could never be patient to draw dem detailed wings xD This is awesome! Very detailed and abstract! c:
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Winter-Wisp Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
!!! omg thank you!!!!!
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Doug675 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
It's no problem mate :3
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LucarioWolf5 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Too awesome. The picture and writing are both really good!

Also, I was drawn here by the words "Sky Sailing" and "Owl City". My friend turned me into a fan of both of those things. I'm listening to Sky Sailing at the moment. ^_^
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Winter-Wisp Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hey bro, thanks!
Sky Sailing is awesome, isn't it!!
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LucarioWolf5 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. ^_^

Yup! I caught myself humming Steady As She Goes in class today. :3
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Winter-Wisp Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
my favorite is Explorers. It makes me so happy ^u^ I think I just like wistful songs but man that tune is one of my favorite all time songs its just so beautiful omg im going to cRY
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LucarioWolf5 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like them all, but if I had to pick a favorite it would probably be Alaska. Explorers is awesome too, though. ^_^
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Winter-Wisp Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hell yeah all the songs are great! I hope me makes another album
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LucarioWolf5 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I'm sure Adam will make another album, but probably not as Sky Sailing.
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Winter-Wisp Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i wonder if he would answer if i tweeted an ask
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Luxa42 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome
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Winter-Wisp Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you!
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tsururu29 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
wow.... just.... so... WOW

:O
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Winter-Wisp Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Waaa thank you!!!!! :heart::heart::heart:
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SirFerrick Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is a sky bo-at.

Loving that tree.
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Winter-Wisp Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! Yup yup, a sky boat indeed! Thanks!
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SirFerrick Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sky bo-at.
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Mondscheinwolf97 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it! :)
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Winter-Wisp Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!! :heart:
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sneakybookworm Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful! Do you plan on coloring it in?
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Winter-Wisp Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yup! Sometime I plan on colouring it, but not at the moment. >0< thank you so much!! :heart:
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PeachSapling Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Holy sugar. THIS. IS. EPICAL.

The picture is beautiful, and the writing is superb. Plus, I liek the weaving of Owl City you put in there. :3
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Winter-Wisp Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh my gosh thank you!! >0< really, thank you so much. I tried really hard on this, i'm glad someone actually took the time to read it as well!

omFG YOU ARE A FAN AS WELL?!??! NYAAAA!! I was inspired by Adam's other band Sky Sailing as well, if you noticed that too! X3333 What's your favorite song?
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PeachSapling Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I haz the time. I can't find Owl City stories. XD So reading SOMETHING about Owl City is always worth my time! ^_^

Yup. Even though I came from Fireflies, I feel like I came before that. XD

Favorite song? Oh sugar. XD Hmmm...so far, Shooting Star is my favorite. :3 IT'S SO CATCHY.
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Winter-Wisp Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
;0; It's not really an Owl City story... I'd like to continue it though, it was really fun to write. Or just re-start and describe the whole thing again XD I had to make it short because it was part of a Major Work i'm doing, so I did three more and man, it took AGES to draw them all! XDDDD

Yeah, when Fireflies came out then my best friend got hooked on Owl City and then I came along! I get all the songs she has if she feels like sharing hahah XD
AND BEACUSE OF THAT, I DON'T KNOW WHAT SHOOTING STAR SOUNDS LIKEEEE ;____;
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PeachSapling Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Writing is very addicting. XD When my teacher asks for ONE paragraph of something, I write like, a whole page. XD It's crazy.

YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT SHOOTING STAR SOUNDS LIKE?! YOU ARE A DISGRACE. No, I'm joking. XD I'll give ya the link to the music video. [link] (Also, ADAM'S FAAAAACE. HIS FACE IS AT THE SIDE.)
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Winter-Wisp Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
YOU ARE SO RIGHT, WRITING IS LOADS OF FUN. What I really love is that you can write down your feelings but make it totally ambiguous as to what you're talking about, only you know. HEHE <--- has used this tactic more than once

NO, I AM A DISGRACE, YOU'RE RIGHT.

oh my god i love this
why
why did I not get more of Owl City. *finds all of his songs and just listens to them on youtube playlist*
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PeachSapling Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
YES. ALL THE YESES. Whenever I write stories, they're always fanfics. XD So people have no idea who the people are, and they THINK I made them up. And, the next fanfic I'm writing...HAS AN ENTIRE SECRET MESSAGE. XD

THERE'S EVEN A GAME. I'M NOT JOKING, THERE IS A GAME. [link] :iconcannotevenplz:
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Winter-Wisp Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
WOW THE GAME i got 67 meters max...

Fanfics, huh? I'm not particularly good at fanfics, i prefer to make up my own characters or create new ones haha. *loves making characters hehe*
A SECRET MESSGAGE?! HOW interesting...
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Zystefryw Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
zajskdgkqsjsgjs OMFFFFFFFFFG!!!! WAIFUUUUUUU!!
those are absolutely AMAZING!
They are so perfect! The composition the details!!!! :iconryojidaisyplz::iconryojidaisyplz::iconryojidaisyplz::iconryojidaisyplz::iconryojidaisyplz::iconryojidaisyplz:
So beautiful :iconrainbowtearplz:
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Winter-Wisp Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
aRGH HEART FAILING
no waifu, yOU are the one who is beautiful <333
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s0larclaw812 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
.....alsdfkjlasdkfjasl;df;lasdf :iconiwantitplz:

If this were painted/colored.....it would be AWESOME!!!! 8DDD

It's already worthy of Owl City! Go Adam! 8D
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Winter-Wisp Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
omFG YOU KNOW OWL CITY!?
WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE SONG
I HOPED THAT SOMEONE WOULD GET THIS REFERENCE //crais with joy//:iconuhuhuhuplz://so happy

I might colour it later, I was just in so much hurry to hand it in for my Major Work! Thank you so much! XDDD :heart::love:
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s0larclaw812 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
WHO DOESN'T KNOW OWL CITY?!?! He's like....one of the few people that can turn dreams into songs!

alsdjflasdjfaldfl DON'T MAKE ME CHOOSE! HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME? I LOVE ALL OF THEM D8 ladflasdfja;adadflja

And you're welcome xD
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Winter-Wisp Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow lately I have seen so many people who like Owl City on dA, wOW I can't believe I didn't even notice before! I really like Adam's songs, they're so dreamy and they never repeat the same lyrics over. My favorite song is To The Sky ^u^
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owlcityfan28 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh, that's my favorite song too! ADAM YOUNG IS AMAZING!
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Winter-Wisp Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I K R
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owlcityfan28 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my other favorite Owl City song is The Yacht Club ft. Lights.
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Winter-Wisp Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ooo thats a good one. I also like Metropolis
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s0larclaw812 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
It's great huh? Best part of his lyrics; they actually make total sense to some sort of theme (different for every song). I love his lyrics! So unique~

Oh, have you heard the new songs from The Midsummer Station? It's his latest album~
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Winter-Wisp Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
EXACTlY!!! You have to be imaginative for them to make sense, though, so its great! It's really good when you can stare out the window with his songs on on a car trip. The best, ever. Always unique, ikr.

NoO i HaVeNt i nEEd tO gEt tHEm aSAPPPPPPP
HIS SONGS ARE SO GOOD ARGH HOW TO LIVE
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s0larclaw812 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Yup! Though, to be honest, I think the later songs are meant to appeal to mainstream fans; example being Good Time. I do like it, it's just weird to having to see older relatives singing along to it (I'm a reserved person, so it's weird to me).

I do like Ember and Silhouette, though from the latest album. Very nice; Ember reminds me of the book, City of Ember xD
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Winter-Wisp Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Urgh, I don't really like Good Time, It had nothing of his usually bright and unique lyrics (which is why I listen to him).

CITY OF EMBER
i only saw the movie but it was an interesting concept. The one part i remember about it was when they finally got to the surface. ;___; *remembers vividly*
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Lets-Uninstall-Mich Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ITS AMAZING I LOVE IT!!!!
the detail you used is impressive!!

I had nothing to do with the bubbles being smaller than they should be *hiccups a few bubbles*
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Winter-Wisp Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
omfg thank you mIICCHHHH :iconsobbplz:<--- idk joy crying

mich you ate the bubble blower again. I TOLD YOU NOT TO YESTERDAYYY
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Lets-Uninstall-Mich Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Umm.. she looks a bit too distressed to be joy crying ^^;

but they taste like your shampoo
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