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Myst Alphabet by Artoveli Myst Alphabet by Artoveli
This thing is ridiculously huge.

Recently the ~Myst-fanclub hosted a contest for an illuminated Myst alphabet. In usual form, I decided to bite off a bit more than I could comfortably chew, and did the entire alphabet. Beyond that, I went all Edward Lear on it and wrote little poems for each word! What was I thinking???:noes:

I totally missed the deadline for the contest. Still, I'm happy that I pressed on to the end. Once I got into it this was a really fun project to work on!:XD:

(D) - I'm not the first one to do the D'ni/duck-knee joke, but I can't find the original picture. If anyone knows where it is, please tell me!

(K) - Little Aitrus is reading a book on "digging machines," in case you can't tell what it says.:)

(O) - For those of you who don't know, this is from an actual easter egg in Riven!

(Q) - The word "quintevigesimal" refers to a base-25 numbering system. Thank you MystLore.com, I never would have found a Q word without you!
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ThDen-Wheja Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist
Came across this a while ago while browsing. It was fun then, but I love it now that I've read the books and can get the references!
Man, this was such an awesome game franchise. I really need to find some time to play them again.
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, yay! :w00t:  I love Myst so much. Actually, looking at this thing again made me remember how much fun it was to put it together.  Maybe I should do something number-themed one day...
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Expected was some reference to Xerxes, a king of antique Persia, with a terrible temper. Gashed his thigh by accident when mounting his horse in a fury -and died of the injury.
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be a great entry for X in another alphabet project, but since this one was fandom-specific I had to make it relate to Myst in some way. :)
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elvenmemories Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014   Artisan Crafter
I'm in love with this :heart:
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, it was a metric ton of fun to put together. :D
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FreyaAbendstern Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
that´s sooo great i laughed a lot when i read it :)
easter egg in riven? i think never saw that :(
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, I'm glad you enjoyed it! :aww:

Oh, you never saw it?  The easter eggs in Riven are lots of fun!  There are 5 of them, of course. ;p  You've got to solve five riddles that tell you what to do in order to unlock them.  Let me see if I can dig them up... cho.cyan.com/arachnid/rivenegg…
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FreyaAbendstern Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
now i don´t but i played the game the last time when i was 12 or so... ^^
thanks for the information
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Ganalef Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Erm, squee.  Many squee.
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha ha, thanks! :aww:
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Lunarsmith Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"X is just for Xylophone, 'cause Xenophobe was used." :XD:
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle:
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ghostfacer Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Så jävla bäst hela dan.
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now now, watch your language!

And thanks. :-)
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shadowrunner2323 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HA HA HA HA!!! i cracked up reading this. i also need to play myst more.
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad it made you laugh! This was a super fun project.
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shadowrunner2323 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i bet it was.
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Fenris-Gin Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All of these are awesome! But my favorite has to be the counting "game" where Gehn taught the Rivenese kids to count by dropping people into a Whark's mouth. Not okay, Gehn, not okay.
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously. Gehn is a patoot. He's like fifty patoots.
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Fenris-Gin Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's still great though. Pretty high up on my best villains ever list. I mean, if you hadn't had Katran's journal, you wouldn't have known whether or not his accusations of her accepting goddess status were true. He was highly charismatic and clever.
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup. Gehn and Veovis are two of my all-time favorite villains period.
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c-halts Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
You might be my new favorite person...
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw!:aww:
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EfricanEve Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel like a n00b (only read the book of Atrus and never played Riven, and except from realMyst I never finished any of the other games OnO) but I know enough about Myst to immediately love this!
Cute, subtile, intelligent, funny and just lovely! Good job! (this is from 2008 already, right? but anyway :aww:)
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, thank you so much!:aww: It was an awful lot of fun to put together, and I'd like to find something else along these lines to make a series about.
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KamikoSorano Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
I just love this!
Myst is such a fantastic game and your alphabet is SO cute!
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, thanks so much!:aww:
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KamikoSorano Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
"Stangers" are happy when they find someone who thinks like them. So do I. ^^
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Niysiechka Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!!! LOL
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, thanks!:aww: Thanks for the DevWatch too.
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
0.0 Wow. Woman. Either you have way too much time on your hands, or you are a veritable genius! Great shading and expressions throughout, and the poetry is spot-on whimsical and lol worthy. I love reading this when I need a good laugh, and I get most of the references. My favorite letters are F (Cyan’s face!), O (LOL!), S (Poor Cy!), T (So sweet!), W (We feel your pain, dude, really.), X (for the brilliant rhyme), Y (great perspective, and again, poor Cyan!), and Z (lovely group shot!), but all of them are excellent! Couple questions though: Who are Hadre and Kahlis? I’ve never heard of them before, and I’ve played all the games except the End of Ages, To D’ni, and Path of the Shell. Never read the books though, so perhaps that’s where I’ve missed them. *shrugs*
Again, great work on this! Thanks for sharing!
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!:aww: This was SUCH a fun piece to do. I'm always trying to think of another sort of alphabet-y thing I could do with Myst, but nothing's been coming to mind.

Indeed. Poor, poor Cyan.

Ah, you've never read the books! Did you know who Veovis was then? and Ti'ana? Cause they're just in the books, far as I know...

Yes: Hadre, Khalis, Ti'ana, Veovis, Eedrah and Marrim are all from the books. You should totally check them out!
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never read the books, true, but oh, I know who Veovis and Ti'ana are (Eedrah, too (vaguely)). ;) Trust me, it's hard to be a Myst fan without knowing about them. I had just not heard of Hadre or Khalis before, that's all. Thanks for replying so fast, though :aww:
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oo, you should definitely get right on that!

(Hadre was Eedrah's brother and Khalis was Aitrus' father)
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaah, okay! Thanks for the info!
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guptillc Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Student General Artist
I have so much love for you right now haha!!
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw yay, Myst fan!:wave:
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is really fantastic and sooo spot on! I love the rimes and the brilliant little speech bubbles and comments throughout... just fantastic!! :#1:
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, thanks so much! It was barrels of fun to put this thing together. I wish I could think of a similar project to undertake...
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DRAIN0-blue Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
PRO
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Artoveli Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw.:aww:
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Zink120 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg this is amazing. Love it!!
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I must say I'm quite proud of it.
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Chalindrea Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
I love this!
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!:aww:
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GilmourApatosaur Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This was a fantastic and fun read:D Suddenly I wanna hook up the old Macintosh and play a little MYST...
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wahaha, excellent!:plotting:
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Molonara Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so well thought up, well done!
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, thanks!

And thanks for faving the Myst meme too by the way. If you end up filling it out, remember to let me know so I can add it to the list!:nod:
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