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Reality Skimming

Reality Skimming promotes optimistic SF -- stories that inspire us to fight the good fight for another day. Committment to larger projects, the writer's sense of mission, joy of reading, the creative campfire of the SF community and the love of deserving protagonists are celebrated. We believe in heroes and striving to be what we believe in. It is also a news hub for content related to the Okal Rel Saga written by Lynda Williams.

23Sep/13Off

Okal Rel Artifact – poem by Mel Farrow

The Okal Rel Universe has inspired many beautiful, curious, fun and touching moments, objects and re-mixes or interpretations over the years. This page celebrates them one by one. Found one that should be here? Tell us about it for the finder's reward of the month. Send your discovery to lynda@okalrel.org

Mel Farrow shared this poem in 2010. Di Mon is her favorite character, and although he dies between books 3 and 4, his spirit haunts the series from beginning to end. She wrote this as a tribute to his relationship with Ranar. It's written from Di Mon's point of view. Mel is also an author in Opus 4.

It's Disgusting How I Love You

by Mel Farrow

But the bitter end's always on my mind, always in my sight.

I can say that I really want to stay,

But the devil inside always wins the fight, always gets his way.

Jump in a rel ship, gotta get out of Monitum,

Think things have been getting too attached, I need an escape.

I'm seeing stars and there is nothing more that I hate, Reetion.

There is something that I gotta say.

It's disgusting, how I love you.

God, I hate me. I should kill you.

Cause your messing up my name.

Gotta walk my talk my fame, but I just want to touch your face.

It's disgusting.

It's disgusting, how you changed me.

From a highborn to a baby.

Thinking about gotta change my name,

If I'm gonna walk this walk of shame.

Look at what you do to me.

It's disgusting.

My mind blinks like a flashing floor.

It's green and blue and flash and glow. Changing all the time.

And it makes me scared, that I haven't learned.

That it's still right here, more or less.

Stuck out in space, ya, I gotta go my own way.

My head is slipping, too intense I need an escape

I'm seeing stars and there is nothing more that I hate, Reetion.

There is something that I gotta say.

It's disgusting, how I love you.

God, I hate me. I should kill you.

Cause your messing up my name.

Gotta walk my talk my fame, but I just want to touch your face.

It's disgusting.

It's disgusting, how you changed me.

From a highborn to a baby.

Thinking about gotta change my name,

If I'm gonna walk this walk of shame.

Look at what you do to me.

It's disgusting.

Chapter by chapter, I'm falling faster and faster,

Becoming manic and magic it's so romantic I panic, oh.

Hit the eject button but it must be stuck, somethings up.

What did you slip into my drink? Ranar.

It's disgusting, how I love you.

God, I hate me. I should kill you.

Cause your messing up my name.

Gotta walk my talk my fame, but I just want to touch your face.

It's disgusting.

It's disgusting, how you changed me.

From a highborn to a baby.

Thinking about gotta change my name,

If I'm gonna walk this walk of shame.

Look at what you do to me.

It's disgusting.

Oh, it's disgusting

Oh, it's disgusting

Look at what you do to me.

Oh, look at what you do to me.

It's disgusting.

Disgusting.

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18Mar/13Off

ORU Artifact #36 A Birthday Card

The Okal Rel Universe has inspired many beautiful, curious, fun and touching moments, objects and re-mixes or interpretations over the years. This page celebrates them one by one. Found one that should be here? Tell us about it for the finder's reward of the month. Send your discovery to lynda@okalrel.org

A birthday card from Mel Farrow

Mel Farrow b-day card

Mel Farrow, a friend of the Okal Rel Universe and chibi artist, gave Lynda Williams this birthday card around 2007 in the era when Lynda was reading aloud each new installment of the saga to her family and friends every weekend.

27Aug/12Off

ORU Artifact #7: Okal Rel Fan Club on Deviant Art

The Okal Rel Universe has inspired many beautiful, curious, fun and touching moments, objects and re-mixes or interpretations over the years. This page celebrates them one by one. Found one that should be here? Tell us about it for the finder's reward of the month. Send your discovery to lynda@okalrel.org

Mel, Angie, Catherine and Tegan started a collection of ORU pictures on Deviant Art circum 2008-9. Below is a snapshot showing the logo-banner Mel created, in the upper lefthand corner, which rotates through three images. See: http://okalrel-fanclub.deviantart.com/gallery/

Snapshot of Okal Rel Fan Club on Deviant Art

Snapshot of Okal Rel Fan Club on Deviant Art