Space Loves Me

Another View On Proven Lands

By Julie Morley


There was no way to avoid any of it. We didn’t stand a chance.

If you think there’s nothing in Space, you’re wrong. We must have been struck suddenly by debris. There was no way to avoid any of it. Didn’t even get to send an emergency signal. I barely made it but I don’t have the slightest clue where I am. I don’t even know the name of this stupid planet. What am I possibly going to do here without the others? Hopefully I can find them.

We were doomed to go down.

We were doomed to go down.

I miss the others, even though I don’t think they knew me that well. They were company and I welcomed that. I’m not exactly an astronaut, just a simple guy doing his job. Never dealt with much trouble nor caused any. Which makes me wonder, why did I survive? What’s so special about me?

What am I possibly going to do?

What am I possibly going to do?

I’m so tired and my body aches more and more with every step. How am I going to manage life on this unnamed planet in such an agonizing position? Maybe if I look around a little, I can find the others. I feel so lost.

So hungry.

I have a limited supply of oxygen. Before I know it, that will be done with unless I get in touch with our medic. I must find her. Most of all, I need a deradiation chamber. My vision seems even weaker here; the sharpness comes in waves. After months in space, I don’t see a thing, usually. I can barely walk and sleep. It’s probably the radiation; I’m sure of it.

I don't even know where this place is or its name.

I don’t even know where this place is or its name.

The creatures on this world appear so deadly that one glance from them could chop off all my limbs in an instant; it’s frightening. They come in all shapes and sizes but all are quite foreign to me. I haven’t an inkling of what to do in their presence without triggering a confrontation. But maybe, just maybe, if I am gutsy enough, I can fight one and right there is a food source! Or if I am feeling suicidal, that’s an option to pursue. But let’s keep things light.

So thirsty.

Everywhere I am finding berry cacti and plants. I cannot tell if these are poisonous or not, but that is a start. If these are edible, I can start growing them and sustaining myself and the rest of the team. Father had wanted me to take over the farm anyways, so some of what I learned could be useful. I’m a bit rusty, though.

Miscellaneous pieces of the ship keep popping up all over the place, which gives me hope. The rest of the crew members could be about.

I'll just camp here for the time being to figure something out.

I’ll just camp here for the time being to figure something out.

Gah, but right now, I’m so tired. I just want to take a nap. This spot of dirt seems like a decent resting spot.

You know, I have a theory. Space just might love me. May have rescued me from death so I could serve it.

Not really.

This is a beautiful place; twin sun system, blue desert. Maybe it’s the sleepiness.

When I wake up, hopefully I’ll have the energy I need.



 “Another View” is a regular column from Julie Morley where she looks at crowdfunded games from a slightly different perspective.

Proven Lands from thesetales is currently funding through Kickstarter until April 12th.  You can see our previous coverage of this deep space survival RPG here.

About the Author

Julie Morley

Julie Morley is a freelance writer and comic artist from Spring, Texas. She attended the Academy of Art University for two years, studying Animation and Illustration. Whilst here, she learned about writing comic scripts, storyboards, and general storytelling. Since leaving college, she has been working on personal comic projects, stories, and illustrations. She aspires to release a self published comic within two years. For the majority of her life, she has been playing console games, typically being third-person shooters and sandboxes. Her favorite game of existence is Dark Cloud II (Dark Chronicle) and her favorite Indie game is Gone Home.

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