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Animus Moderators ([personal profile] animusmods) wrote in [community profile] animus_ooc2014-08-31 11:29 pm

The End

Once decisions have been made, Zo climbs up into the crown of the machine. It whirls about, and for an instant, the heart of it opens, where Ruana's mummified corpse sits where it always has been, hidden away. There's a feeling like being pulled--those who are going with friends will be pulled in the same direction, but those parting ways will see the others fade away around them. There's a feeling like floating and then like falling countless miles or maybe countless years-- And then things are okay. You're where you wanted to be. The last imprint of Animus is that of an empty world being torn asunder by a crying child, before that child is finally put to sleep. And now you can go on with your lives, or start new ones.

Maybe a day passes. Maybe a week. Maybe a month. It doesn't matter how long, what matters is that you are, if even for just an instant, alone. A door appears. You can open it, if you want. You can step through it, too--to a Tower that floats in a void. It's only five rooms high, but if you want, you can build it higher with the tools on the bottommost floor. You can make it into whatever you want. And you can go wherever you want.

There's a note on a table on the highest floor--a room filled with countless doors, surrounded by every gift Zo has ever been given, even the last.
If you can see this, I did it! I managed to save a little bit of the Tower. You can do what you want with it, and this floor lets you move between worlds! It takes a little getting used to, but you can even think doors into existence. It might take some work getting each door to go where you want, but you guys can do it!

Please be happy!


And if you want, you can go.

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[personal profile] myblueskies 2014-09-01 08:55 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you for modding. It has been an awesome, terrifying game. I joined on practically a whim over three years ago and here I am writing on the ending post.

This game has made me cry, made me so scared, and made me smile so much. I have written things I never would have before joining and I can only thank you a million times for giving me plenty of fodder for torturing my poor characters.

I know you have had a lot of slack for endgame but in the end, it ended and it was good. It had flaws, which I know you know very well but I can only applaud you for continuing through burnout and exhaustion and finally bringing this game to a close.

I feel like I am making a toast *raises teacup*. Just thank you, for your time, for your writing, for unleashing your imaginations on us and letting us play in the dark world you created. Thanks for the NPCs, the plots, the storyline. I have never played in a game that has reached completion before and I doubt I will ever get to play a game from day one to day end again. But I am glad I did, and I am glad it was this one.

I just wanted you guys to know that your effort is very much appreciated, and if and when you open a new game in future I will be most likely be there!

I am going to shush now, I am far too emotional for 10am

All the love

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[personal profile] beknightedheroine 2014-09-01 09:45 am (UTC)(link)
I came back out of my lurking woodwork to say how proud and happy I am for animus right now. It's been a pleasure to participate and, later, spectate over the years. Thank you to the whole gang.
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[personal profile] puppy_lancer 2014-09-01 07:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Wow, it's finally over. I've got so many bittersweet feelings over the end. Thank you so much for making an awesome game.