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began our deviantart experience today.  it is astounding how quickly the feed updates.  perhaps not everything is to my taste, but it is excellent to see so many people creatively expressing themselves in a social environment.  it is a fine alternative to the increasingly negative vibe sometimes found in other environments.  i have decided to use this space to highlight aspects of the webcomic that perhaps have been lost in the resolution.  more later- l.l.


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Smaller Totems
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United States
Smaller Totems is a webcomic created by Roby Duncan and illustrated by lewis lain.

The Magic of Dreams

The modern world is largely thought to be a knowable place. Science and logic build us technologies to explore and control our environment. Electricity and light allow us to cross vast distances and communicate almost instantly, sharing lives and knowledge in ways that would have been unthinkable just decades before. Magic, superstition, and the irrational have been driven from the center of our lives, replaced by electric lights, wireless internet, and the wonders of medicine… but driven from the center does not mean banished. Mystery still lingers at the edges, in the dark, and in the backs of our minds. Fear of places we can’t see and noises in the dark. Vanishing and disappearances. Ghost stories and folk tales. Lucky charms and little rituals. And of course… the nightly mystery. For nearly a third of our life, we exist in a state where ghosts and phantasms move about freely, distance and time are free to shift and change, and anything is possible: for nearly a third of our life, we sleep… and when we sleep, we dream.

Even to much of science, dreaming is a mystery. We have experiences we don’t understand. We see those who have passed from the world, and others who have never lived. We dream epic adventures and anxious nightmares. We dream worlds of magic, and sometimes magic can be dangerous. Its no wonder that we sleep and dream a little easier knowing we aren’t alone.

Welcome to the world of Smaller Totems, where the myths and magics of dreams linger in the dark after waking, and the words “it was just a dream” provide precious little comfort.

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adrianamusettidavila Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the +fav Dark hope by adrianamusettidavila  :) (Smile) ;) (Wink) 
o-w-l-y Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for the watch C:
SmallerTotems Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome. Looking forward to more of your work.
TetheredComic Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, HI! Didn't realise you were on DA :D would have watched you sooner!

Thanks for the :+fav:'s and dev watch ;) enjoy the llama!
SmallerTotems Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
no worries. we're a little lax on our da participation.  thanks for the notes!  i'm certain we've mentioned this, but lewis is pretty taken with your style.  tethered is solid.  keep on keeping on.
TetheredComic Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That's really sweet of you guys to say, ha, the more the merrier! :) thank you so much! And same to you guys! All the best and looking forward to seeing more ;)
DoNotCallMeBabe Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you for the fave
SamWolk Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the favorite.
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tnx for the watch! :)
whatthebooty Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
thanks for the fav :3
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