Wednesday, October 30, 2019

"Arbitrary Travels: Inhabitants of the Inn"




Hello, and welcome! I hope you enjoy this story, where Audrey learns about all the different kinds of people at Fairview Inn, including a mysterious being known only as "Master", who apparently controls various elements of Inn life.

As intimidating as this "Master" seems, and as frightened as the residents seem of him when he is mentioned, most people at the Inn barely notice his interference... does that mean that it isn't as bad as it seems? Perhaps most of Master's actions are truly going on in the background...for now, at least.

Some notes about this story:

  • This is another early Arbitrary Travels story. How early, you may ask? I was still using acrylic paints for the colors when I made the first version of this story (and I only used acrylics for a total of like three books...it was kind of a pain). 
  • For this story, and all current Arbitrary Travels stories, I use watercolors to color, on top of waterproof black ink for the linework.
  • There has been talk at the Inn to get a nonbinary Overseer, however as of now no one is qualified or willing to take on the responsibilities required. It would certainly be good to do, but for now nonbinary residents (and any residents, depending on the situation and who they feel most comfortable with) can go to either Overseer.
Thank you so much for reading! I would love to hear any thoughts you may have, so feel free to contact me however you like!

"Arbitrary Travels: Audrey's Beginnings"








Hello, and welcome! I hope you enjoy this story, where Audrey takes action to try and grow closer to her new friends, accidentally finding their true home - Fairview Inn.

This 12 page story takes place after Audrey has befriended some of the Inn's residents, who she only knows as fun, interesting, and very kind people. But, Audrey notices her new friends are acting distant with her, much to her dismay. Fearing that they don't actually like her - or worse, are using her like her old "friends" - Audrey tries her best to find out the truth. The truth, however, is something even she could never imagine as being real...

Some notes about this story (includes spoilers: you can read the above first!):

  • The blonde character in Audrey's nightmare is her old best friend, who bullied Audrey pretty badly and ultimately betrayed her when Audrey needed her help the most.
  • This is the first time this particular spirit appears before Audrey. She seems to have quite a fondness for Audrey...why is that? Perhaps we will find out in a later story...
  • Towards the bottom of Page 11, among all of the fantasy creatures, you ca see two gargoyles near where Piper is standing. Their job is to guard the Inn from any danger (though it is the resident's responsibility to keep the Inn's existence a secret to those who may not be able to handle its implications). The gargoyles learn to recognize most all of the residents, and use their sense of scent and energy to determine whether others may pose a threat or not.
Thank you so much for reading! I would love to hear any thoughts you may have, so feel free to contact me!