Original Drama Fantasy Non-Human lead Supernatural

From the nothingness I appeared. Bodiless, voiceless, ageless, I have only thoughts and emotions to guide me. My one connection to the world lies in the hearts of a small colony of lizards, just on the cusp of maturing. I reach out to them without hands, inspiring them to be more than what they are, shaping their bodies from visions of lost memories. But where do the memories come from? I am always left with more questions than answers. In my lonely shapeless existence the lizards cannot hear my words, and they cannot feel my touch, and I must wonder, do I even really exist? --- Called emotional, abstract, and beautiful by readers, this story is an observational account of a disembodied entity that has the power to influence and change a race of mildly intelligent lizard creatures. Memories of a previous life often serve as inspiration, but also generate questions as to whom the entity might have been before it became an Overseer. (presented in short chapters) (Thank you readers for getting my story into the top 5 ;u; ~<3) [Overseer has moved, please see Final Annoucement]

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Chapter Name Release Date
01 - The Little Leader ago
02 - A Far Bigger World ago
03 - The Role of an Overseer ago
04 - Family ago
05 - What Lies at the End ago
06 - Starlight ago
07 - The Life of a Lizard ago
08 - Waiting ago
09 - Retrogression ago
10 - A Hundred Thousand Million Stars ago
10.5 - Interlude - A Resounding Echo ago
11 - A Time for Rest ago
12 - The Hidden Signal ago
13 - To Protect ago
14 - A Ripple in a Pool ago
15 - The Age of Fire ago
16 - Calamity ago
17 - Mourning ago
-Overseer Q&A and discussion- (+a brief history) ago
18 - Dawn Onward ago
19 - Where We Go From Here ago
20 - Water Games ago
21 - The Last Endeavor ago
22 - Strength from Weakness ago
23 - Proto Wings ago
23.5 - Interlude - The One-eyed, Four-armed Lizard ago
24 - Lifeblood ago
25 - The Riverside Mountains (+map) ago
26 - Evacuation + 26.5 - Interlude - The Eyes of the Hills ago
27 - The Long Road ago
28 - Eruption ago
29 - An Old Foe ago
30 - A Blossom in the Heart ago
31 - The Coming of the Age of Metal ago
32 - Addiction ago
33 - The Collector ago
34 - Pieces of Separation ago
35 - The Ring ago
36 - It Has To Stop ago
37 - A New Answer ago
37.5 - Interlude - The Madness Moves ago
38 - Fly ago
39 - A Word for Flight ago
40 - The Last Vestige of Self ago
4~1 _ MaDness(madness) _submit_ mad~neSS ago
42 - Fault Line ago
43.1 - The Path of Hatred (1) ago
43.2 - The Path of Hatred (2) ago
43.3 - The Path of Hatred (3) ago
Final Announcement-Moving ago
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mataneloro
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Overwhelmingly Beautiful

This story is simply beautiful, never have i read story this beautiful and heart tugging at this site except this one.

The initial plot is somewhat abstract, yet the story is written beautifully to reach the emotional aspect of reader.

There is not just one or two of something that will make reader enjoy this but each aspect of this story is complete and will encompass many aspect of life

There is life and death, happiness and sorrow, hope and dream, struggle and achievement all intertwining in story that done beautifully

Personally i feel sense of completeness when reading the last part of arc 1 after reading from the start

I hope other feel the same

Cheers for the author

WhoCares
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Everything I Wish RRL Could Be...

Overall 5/5: This is, objectively speaking, the best written story on RRl (and perhaps the internet at large) Both stunningly beautiful, and emotionally evocative. But most importantly, the author took a chance with this novel. On a site where horny teenagers push badly written action/sexfests to the top of the charts, this author chose to write something for mature readers.

Style: 5/5 Stunning. The style is stunning. It grips your heart from the get go and pulls you along at an excruciatingly slow pace that lets you stop to smell the roses (figuratively speaking) while you embark on a journey that is simultaneously calming and invigorating. It has a touch of artsy flair and the kind of humanism that one could expect from a Miyazaki film (but very different in its portrayal)

Story: 5/5 Slowly unraveling perfectly woven layers that coincide with the story of the lizards who grow right in front of us, showing us a parallel of the journey of humanity and how far we have come. Our insignificance may make us seem small and unimportant, but it is as a piece in the puzzle of humanity that we find purpose, belonging and significance, which is a juxtaposition that has haunted us for our entire rational existence. My only criticism would be that the 'battles' can sometimes be resolved too quickly, at least compared to the usual pace of the story.

Grammar: 5/5 Perfect. And my idea of perfect grammar isn't an unblemished work without typos/minor errors, but a work where the author has used the laws of grammar to their advantage. Shorter sentences to show pacing and tension, ellipses to show fading consciousness, complex sentences, an extensive and well utilized vocabulary and yes, nearly no typos, make this story better (grammatically speaking) than most officially published stories in the market. I do wish, however, that the author would use slightly longer chapters to convey more important story elements. This isn't a real criticism though, it's merely the reversal of using shorter chapters to increase the pace/isolate certain events.

Character: 5/5 The Overseer is constructed well enough and their emotions shine through amazingly well but it's the lizards that really bring this to 5 stars for me. Rarely does an author construct side characters that the reader can actually empathize with and I have never read a story where the reader is made to connect to side characters on such an intimately emotional level in a single chapter or two. These characters have made me smile and (mostly) cry, but they've all left an impact on me and I doubt that I will forget them any time soon.

Conclusion: Read this novel. It is everything that RRl could be if the readers were more willing to step out of their comfort zones and embrace something different and the authors who try to bring a story outside the norm (like myself to an extent) feel encouraged every time we see this story succeed and touch the hearts of others. Definitely a favorite and certainly recommended.

The Void
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One must realize when reading Overseer the rarity of a "true" story done from the viewpoint of a deity. Deities and their associated divine beings (be they "good", "evil", or simply "different") are often portrayed in literature, both indirectly and directly participating in the course of events. However, it is astoundingly rare to find any fictitious work presented purely from their perspective let alone one done so skillfully. Though this fiction might not be a masterpiece, it is without a doubt one of the finest pieces of entertainment that I have come across. One finds themselves truly pondering the existence of the divine when reading this story.

Solistia has inspired me with this unique work to become a writer myself, though I may not ever go far beyond the realm of light novels and/or web fiction.

The style of Overseer is also well done, with the story moving slow-paced but still fast enough that one does not get bored with its progress. I loved the interaction between the Overseer and his lizards, despite a clear lack of communication between the lizards and he until near the end of the story. Somehow the author managed to make the relationship profound without dialogue. Furthermore, when one reads the story it quickly becomes evident just what type of beings the lizards are merely from the author’s indirect characterization of them through the Overseer’s thoughts. This gives the story a slightly detached feeling for most of its beginning that serves to inoculate the reader to the viewpoint of the other-worldly being whom acts as the lizard’s overseer.

Though I did catch a few redundancies here and there caused by a switching in viewpoint that happened later on in the story, overall the grammar was excellent.  

Moridin
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Exceedingly Interesting

The entire concept is somehow refreshing. The style of writing is comfortable to read and pulls you in. The story itself is well planned and the progress from chapter to chapter is not too much without seeming to be slow and stagnant. Grammar is great, very well written. The character development seems slow but is slowly picking up. As it goes further I am sure character rating will become a five star as well.

 

Well done.

thysonyu
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As an adult male I can proudly say that I don’t cry often and never before because of a written story. You, however, managed to do just that. You made me cry multiple times with this beautiful piece of art. You can make me feel for the character within ten chapters to the point that it makes me cry. You my friend are a genius author.

Celinor
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A strike in your heart

A very unique story in RR which enthrall the reader and makes him identify himself with the bodiless and astral MC more than a vast majority of the stories centered aroud an embodied character. Not a small feat !

 

The steady description of the evolution of the race along with their overseer is also a sight to behold, agreably broken by the interest in the great figures among the lizards, all in all a great success in theses short chapters to convey such a broad perspective,  in a style both precise and concise.

 

However, the greatest point in this story is elsewhere: the strenght of the emotions conveyed left me speechless and admiring., I have no shame to say that particularly between the chapters 10-12, I cried like a baby, when it is fairly rare for me to have moist eyes reading.  And if fortunately for my eyes all the story does not reach such a peak, the overall transmission is no less great, and conveys contemplation and calmness in our hearts.

Yes I know, a review about emotions is necessarily subjective, but for 'Overseer' it is simply impossible to leave it pass out, even if inevitably not shared by all.

 

Thank you Solistia,  I am torn between wishing you to keep up the good work  as soon as possible and taking your time to carry on the carving of this jewel as carefully and precisely as possible. But please, continue.

 

Qielin
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Emotionally evoking story

A wonderfully written piece of work. It is exquisitely original, very clear and descriptive writing capable of invoking a deep emotion. The tile stands true all the way in your story. The clear cut way in which the overseer interact with the community is wonderful, within an acceptable scope without excess capabilities and interference.

 

Kinda remind me of a game called "Black & White"

cerethor
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I first read Overseer when it only had a few chapters out and I remember being mad at the author. Why? It was so good that I wanted more. I can only give this unique fiction perfect marks on style. As the reader, we live vicariously through an unknown observer to watch as a species grows. I've not really encountered any fiction quite the same, or nearly as good. The writing is impactful. The sentences are short and sweet. The story quietly builds anticipation while also building the world. To those out there who want a strong main character and a story full of fast-paced action and adventure, I don't think this will be your cup of tea. But if you don't mind taking a moment to try to take part in something wondrous, what are you waiting for? Read this already.
Royalwolf2
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An enjoyable read that goes about growth and strengthening a way no one else has done.

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Nice job one this hard theme

nice job, the god themed stories are super hard to do since...well we dont know how its like at all, keep up to amazing work i want to see the lizardmen make the overseer a god and let him remember who he once was