'Children of Orion' by Fox Amoore and AlectorFencer by Utunu

'Children of Orion' by Fox Amoore and AlectorFencer

'Children of Orion' by Fox Amoore and AlectorFencer

Utunu

26 January 2014 at 18:54:03 MST

This was a combination Christmas/Valentine's Day 2013 present for my wonderful mate kikivuli. I had contacted foxamoore to see if he was amenable to a musical portrait of our characters, and I'm very happy he was - and he suggested alector may be up for making it a collaborative project, which added awesome to awesome! :)

I managed to keep it a surprise from Kikivuli, and I think it's safe to say she was very happy with it. :)

The Swahili that you can hear at the beginning is my translation of Fox's verse to go with the piece:

Under the morning sun

we follow the wind
the hunter proud
as we guide the herd

I am still in the process of learning Swahili, so I apologize regarding any language mistakes!

Alector has done a great job of capturing that carefree feeling of our characters. As dawn breaks, they run with the herd just for the sheer joy of it, driving the impala (and a couple dik-diks) before them! I love the feeling and motion, and the colors are just wonderful. :)

And Fox's music? Awesome as always. Utunu's instrument is the 'fula' flute, and Kikivuli's is the 'djembe' drum throughout this piece. I have listened to it time and again, and absolutely love it.

And Fox and Alector, I know you both already know how happy I am with how this came out, but thanks again, it really is amazing!

Music by foxamoore
Art by alector
Character of Kikivuli belongs to kikivuli
Character of Utunu belongs to me (utunu)

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    That's actually pretty cool you can have both a picture and music on the same submission, unlike FA

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      I know! I realized that as I started pulling this one over from FA... the submission page for Multimedia implied I could have a fullsize image as well, so I figured I'd combine the two. :)

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    this all brings tears to my eyes! <3

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      Awww. <3 Glad you like it!

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        <33

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    Okay, that was amazing. I was skeptical about the music due to not knowing how good the quality was going to be. Boy am I glad I was wrong. Well composed and not too repetitive. I'll have to check out the rest of Foxamoore's music later.

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      Awesome! I'm really happy you liked it - Fox does do some really good work. Definitely check out his stuff!

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    What an amazing experience, the mix of the wonderful music and the spectacular picture.

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      Glad you enjoyed it! I'm immensely pleased with how it all came out. :)

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    This is rather lovely! It's so beautiful! The picture and the music. <:D

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      Thank you! :) It really is one of our absolute favorite commissions we've gotten.

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    This art blew my mind!

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      Hehe, glad you like it! :)

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    Fox is one incredible musician. I hope to collaborate with him sometime soon.

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      He does some excellent work! We've actually gotten a couple pieces from him besides this one. :)

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    This is so beautiful and perfect <3 Oh my gosh. Also I hope you guys enjoy your trip to Africa ^^

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      Thanks, really glad you like it! I love the feel of the picture, and it goes so well with the music!
      And awww, thank you! Really excited about the trip, but have reached the freaking out point now! Aaaaa!

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        I went to Tanzania in 2012 - it's a pretty unforgettable experience, I'm sure you'll have an amazing time ^^

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          Oh wow, very nice! :) Yeah, I hope it will be... still fretting a bunch about it though.

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            just don't drink the water and you'll be fine ;)

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    This is just Beautiful! I love it!!