Oak, a level 12 Dryad of the Darkwoods, sets out on a mission to defeat an old nemesis.
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A bird that likes comfy and happy things, and also knives. Once ate a god’s eye and awakened the ability to see all that is good in the world. Known to steal shiny ideas and baubles. Currently forbidden from writing his own bios.
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Listen, you fucking squishy vertabrates.
You better practice proper forest husbandry or an angry tree man is gonna teach you all about arbiculture by puncturing your wierd vascular system and letting all your sap analoge out.
10/10, captain planets direct action counterpart aproves.
This was a great little detour from the world of Cinnamon Bun. My biggest issue is that it stopped one or maybe two chapters too soon.
The MC has wonderful depth and even in the few short chapters, you get to see a great arc for his growth.
I found the main conflict to be interesting because it makes me wonder if there is a better path forward that could avoid the conflict or if it is just inevitable given the setting.
Oak: A Tree's Quest is a retelling of M. Night Shyamalan's blockbuster hit The Happening.
The kingdom Plantae has grown tired of our interference in their smooth access to the essentials of life. Soil, water, and sunlight. For too long our species has ecroached on the soil and water of the photosythesizers. They have decided they aren't going to take it anymore. Wisely they use our own technologies against us, to our inevitable agonizing end.
The only bad thing about this story is that it is unfinished, and I was unable to read about the extermination of all vertebrate life, and the creation of a peaceful green world. This is the logical conclusion to the story as written.
Oak is amazing. I got vibes of The Giving Tree meets Treebeard in LOTR. I never thought I needed that in my life.
You really get a sense of his experience and love for others. He is willing to adapt and work for his ultimate goal. What's not to like?
It's a little disappointing that the story is on "Hiatus" but I really enjoyed following Oak and the other characters. I really rooted for him!
This was a nice read. Honestly, when I saw the end, I thought it was just done. Apparantly this is just on hiatus though? Well whatever. This is a good story about Oak the Dryad. He learns a lot and ends up fighting some humans. Fun and chaos ensue. Good read, especially for how short it is. Hope this is picked up again!
Fun side story of Cinnamon Bun. It seems to end pretty abruptly, I hope more gets added so it feels like the story has some resolution between oak and the destroyer. This story definitely feels more serious and dramatic than cinnamon bun and is an interesting change of tone when reading one right after the other.