But what Ariadne discovered on her walks with the Meadow was that there were bigger places to see. The multiverse hangs in the metaverse, a room where all the universes hang like sheets on a great hypermagnetic wave. And the Xenoverse is the weather outside that room that causes the wave. And the Hyperverse is the weather system that causes those winds. And the Hyperverse is the impossibly giant ecology that contains all things. Ariadne, of course, knew as well as you and I that weeds get bloody everywhere. So it was not an impossibly long time before she, in a boat of Meadow, could look down on all of creation and know that everything everywhere was really nothing more than things growing. And she, no less than a clever woman who never learned not to ask questions, did look down, and smiled.
Words by Warren Ellis, pictures by Molly Crabapple.
ARIADNE 4/5 is available as a limited-edition print.
© Warren Ellis & Molly Crabapple 2012