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Introspective Recovery

By xavoneir on May 20, 2018 10:18 pm

"You return to consciousness feeling dizzy, tired, and in somewhat excruciating pain, albeit feeling quite a bit better than you were prior to going under. You look around, and see the stranger you had met before falling unconscious sitting aside you, looking out at the pale blue sea. The wanderer notices that you have awoken, and turns to you. You are caught utterly off-guard when the wanderer begins to speak to you. They explain to you that they have tended to your injuries to the best of their abilities, but that they cannot guarantee a recovery. After saying that, the two of you sit in silence, staring out into the ocean for a while. Your mind wanders, and the rhythmic sound of the waves rolling against the fine gray beaches of ash entrances you. Time slips through your numbed fingers, and you are snapped back into a proper sense of it when you notice a strange light coming from beneath the surface of the ocean. The wanderer notices as well, and looks to you for a second opinion on what to do. You nod in accordance with investigating the mysterious light emerging from the bleak, cold depths below the sea's skin."

This week's submission was very last-minute, and I don't think it fully encapsulates the emotion I wanted to convey with respect to the story that is being followed here. The song is meant to emulate one's mind drifting off as thoughts become more tangential and complex, slowly working their way back to a solution and simplifying themselves upon a realization that flips the perspective of the internal thought. It is an emotional portrayal of what the main character is thinking as their mind wanders before all thought is halted upon noticing the foreboding light at the end of their introspection.

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May 22, 2018 7:25 am

The percussion communicates a constant back-and-forth refactoring that seems complimentary to what you were going for this week. Combined with the melody, it feels very industrious, like the combined efforts of a body's cells working on recovery in such a capacity that infringes on mood and cognition. The slight distortions and waves lead me to imagine that the presence of a wanderer further distorts the experience, but in a helpful way that blunts the pain of recovery. Keen on seeing the result of this introspection!

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