4.75Hemocyanin (noun): An oxygen-carrying protein containing two copper atoms. Its basic appearance is clear, but it turns blue when exposed to oxygen. Biologist Aliyah Blair was not expecting anything dangerous to happen when she stayed up late to study a harmless plant-eating alien. But when the creature turned out to be more malicious than it seemed, a fight for her life turned Blair's world upside down. Now, she has to pick up the pieces of her shattered identity while protecting herself and the crew from her fatal mistake. *************************************************************** WARNING! This novel contains blood and body horror, so please read at your discretion. Crossposted on Royal Road.
It was just meant to be another day of work, stacking shelves, cleaning floors, and standing until your feet dropped off. It was simply meant to be another day at work. Until it wasn't. Malik was now dead. He had died. He knew that he had. It would be the only reason to explain why he was in this place. Trapped in an old, dusty building, unable to smash through any of the windows, unseen by all the people who walked outside, Malik is now all alone and struggling to survive. Especially at night time, when the walls start warping, the world twists, and people begin to walk out, from inside the walls and wallpaper.
In 2024, the Deva Software Corporation releases the Samsara Virtual Reality Headset alongside their flagship title: Amitabha -- The Pure Lands, a Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (VRMMORPG for short). This single release promises to revolutionize gaming and the way we interact with others online. By October of that same year, Leon Cris is College graduate with no plan, no career, and overall no prospects outside of his mysterious "uncle Rick" who's bankrolled his life so far. For his twenty-second birthday, this unknown "uncle" gifts him the Samsara Headset with a note telling Leon to "Come Find Him" in a specific server on the game, a role-playing only server. Now Leon has to navigate the player-created world of the game, dozens of new influences on his life in the forms of friends, inspirations, and allies, forge connections, and meet the father he never knew, all while figuring out what he wants to do in life outside of this new game. Inspired by hit works of fiction like Hunter X Hunter, Sword Art Online, She-Ra: Princesses of Power, Black Clover, One Piece, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, the works of Studio Ghibli and more, while also taking thematic inspiration from religions such as Taoism, Hinduism, and Buddhism, "Come Find Me" is a story about living your life to the fullest and finding a family that will help you do that.