Wink Tokki Graphic Novel is a collection of stories unfolding in the world of Wink Tokki. Among them, let me introduce <Cosmos Digit>.
The artworks labeled as "minted" are NFT Art.
Art and Writing
by Hong Hak-Soon
Wink Tokki gave a quiz to it's friends.
"What is the most famous poem written by Cosmos?"
"Correct! Correct! Correct!"
Almost all of the friends shouted the answer and raised their hands. Wink Tokki pointed to the curly-haired squirrel and said.
Wink Tokki : "Alright, Curly over there, you were the quickest. What's the answer?"
Curly : "Yes, the answer is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. The title of the poem is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9~ and the content is also 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9."
Wink Tokki : "Wow! That's correct."
Curly : "What is the prize?"
Wink Tokki : "This question is a practice question, so there is no prize. "
Curly : "Ugh, where was that mentioned? You should have said that from the beginning if it was a practice question."
Wink Tokki : "Hmm... Then I'll give you a coupon for a free lesson on three tips for winking well to a curly-haired squirrel as a prize. You can keep it and use it whenever you want, but the coupon is valid for 66 days. Make sure to take it with you later, and don't forget."
Curly : "Give it to me now, please."
Wink Tokki : "I would love to give it to you now, but the idea for this coupon just came to me, so I need to create it. It won't take too long."
Wait! 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 is a poem of Cosmos?
The title of the story that is about to begin is 'Cosmos Digit.' Before we start the story in earnest, let me introduce the information about Cosmos Digit found in the Winkpedia. It may sound a bit dry since it's from an encyclopedia, but it's decent enough to read.
Cosmos is the name for the entire universe that is shrouded in mystery beyond the solar system and Andromeda. Cosmos is everywhere. ... Cosmos wrote a poem about itself using the Cosmos language and recorded it in the Cosmos book. And Cosmos translated this poem. The title of the translated poem is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and its content is also 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. ... Cosmos recorded the translated poem on Earth, not in its own book.
Like scattering seeds, Cosmos planted 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 all over the Earth. Cosmos's plan is for humans to discover, utilize, and imbue meaning into the ten digits when the time comes. ... All living beings on Earth, including plants and animals, instinctively use ten digits, so this is not exclusive to humans. 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 combine beauty and practicality. ... Wink Tokki World also uses 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 for multiple purposes.
In Wink Tokki World, the ten digits are called "Cosmos Digit"
- Excerpt from Winkpedia -
Winkpedia is an encyclopedia created by Wink Tokki and squirrels, which is based on their collective experiences and research.
What might have happened to them?
Although it was long ago, there was once an episode like this.
The location is a deer forest nicknamed "not on Earth, not outside of Earth."
On the day when the full moon rose, Wink Tokki and 54 squirrels gathered.
Especially, this place is the best spot to see the full moon in the Deer Forest.
Everyone stood in their favorite spot, holding an acorn each.
Fifty-five acorns illuminated like streetlights in the moonlight.
They greeted while looking at the sky.
The smallest mini squirrel said,
"I am memorizing the Digits poem you created. Now I will recite it once.
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9"
The mini squirrel opened its closed eyes and asked Cosmos,
"Why did you create this poem? What do 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 mean?"
Faint clouds were slowly passing the full moon, and the sky was quiet. Wink Tokki alternated winking its eyes while gazing at the full moon.
The biggest squirrel said to the Cosmos,
"If speaking in the language of the Earth is too bothersome, please can you speak in Cosmos language?"
Cosmos may not speak, but no one is disappointed. In fact, Cosmos being quiet is natural.
It is said that the flower bud cactus in the desert blooms once every 30 years, which is similar to the probability of Cosmos speaking. but Is today that day, it seems like?
Suddenly the faint clouds disappeared, and the sound of the Cosmos could be heard.
"I have already translated the poem that I created into the language of Earth and shared it. That is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. But this time, I will show you the original version of the my poem recorded in my own language., for my Acorn buddies. Sometimes, showing is the best explanation."
Cosmos replied and referred to them as "my acorn buddies," which made Wink Tokki and the squirrels excited, but before they could express their joy, the moonlight dimmed.
And something sparkling is descending from the sky.
As it came closer, Wink Tokki and the squirrels became convinced that it was the original manuscript of the Poem written by Cosmos in the cosmos language.
When the book landed on the ground, the surroundings became bright. The book was as large as a movie screen, and square lights resembling giant pixels seeped out from it. When the book was unfolded, it became transparent.
Cosmos language recorded in the book could be seen from any direction - front, side, or back. "Acorn friends" gathered around the book in a circle. The pages were turning by themselves at a comfortable pace for enjoying Acorn Buddies.
Every time a new page appeared, it seemed as if the slumbering Cosmos language was stretching. The pages were turning randomly, not in order, but Cosmos language seemed to be waiting for its turn. The Cosmos language seemed like a living creature inside the transparent book.
The fact that the book became transparent was not due to the cosmos' superpower, but Acorn buddies had an intuition that it was originally designed as a "360-degree reading" book.
"No way! This isn't paper or a hologram!"
Acorn buddies were first amazed at the material of the original poem, then amazed at the appearance of the cosmic language, and finally amazed that they seemed to be able to understand the bizarre Cosmos language.
In truth, Wink Tokki was familiar with the language of Cosmos and had even conversed with it before, so Wink Tokki wasn't really that surprised, but it pretended to be. Wink Tokki imitated the squirrels' expressions of amazement because it found them amusing.
In the midst of this, there was something fresh and shocking to Wink Tokki: the translation method of Cosmos.
Wink Tokki said, "Translating such a vast poem composed in the Cosmos language into compressed 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9! Cosmos, you are a genius."
When the Cosmos's book first unfolded, Wink Tokki had a word that seemed like the correct answer come to mind.
It is "night and day."
Night is the original composed of Cosmic language, and day is the translated version composed of 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9.
"They are both different and never meet, yet connected. Like day and night!"
The beings inhabiting Circle World, which was Wink Tokki's hometown, call this "symmetry". Circle World is where the primitive circles of Cosmos have fossilized. in Circle World, "symmetry" means being connected by signals on both sides.
The original version of the Digit poem was already perfect, yet it became even more novel by forming symmetry with the translated version. Wink Tokki was convinced that the Cosmos was not a simple translation, but rather "gave birth to its own other half."
It was born in the form of the familiar "0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9" - the Digit, which is well-known to humans. Simplicity, this is the result of being Cosmos-like. Even through the sharp eyes of Wink Tokki, Cosmos' translation was a masterpiece.
Wink Tokki said to Cosmos,
"If you approve, I would like to issue a top-class translator ID card. What do you think, Cosmos? This card also has a 'Master of Translation' certification function."
Since Cosmos spoke a little while ago, it will probably take about 30 years for Cosmos to say something new. The creatures of Wink tokki world, especially those living in the deer forest, have a rumor that they engage in self-talk as a daily routine, but in fact they are conversing with Cosmos. Now the self-talk mode of conversing with Cosmos has begun.
Wink Tokki imagined that Cosmos was saying to it,
'Yes! I love the idea of the top-class translator ID card that Wink Tokki suggested. I want it as soon as possible.'
Wink Tokki placed the acorn it were holding on top of it head and began creating ID cards for Cosmos in real-time.
Wink Tokki didn't want to miss any new content in Cosmos language that appeared with each page turn. Although there were still many pages left to see, Wink Tokki thought that the book of Cosmos might ascend to the sky at any moment.
Wink Tokki focused on two modes: right winks when looking at The book and left winks when making an ID card.
Issuing ID cards is Wink Tokki's hobby. Wink Tokki has issued various types of ID cards to different beings before, but this one is a particularly rare and unique version, with only one edition. Long Long ago, in Earth time, Cosmos had received ID-card from Wink Tokki. Of course, it was not the only version and was of a different type.
Finally, a genuine ID-card Made in Wink Tokki for Cosmos is complete.
Wink Tokki made a respectful gesture with its hand and approached the Cosmos book with a new work in hand.
As Wink Tokki got closer, there is a Cosmos language within Cosmos language.
Wink Tokki moved its head around, looking here and there, trying to decide where to place the ID card on the Cosmos language, but couldn't find a suitable spot that it liked.
The pages of the Cosmos book were flipping back and forth on their own, alternating between left and right, until they stopped at a certain page. Wink Tokki quickly scanned around the new page, moving back and forth, until it found a section that it really liked
Wink Tokki winked its eyes alternately in a unique rhythm. But the section it really liked was too high, and even jumping as hard as it could, Wink Tokki couldn't reach it.
"Mr. Squirrels! Can you help me, please?"
Eight squirrels climbed on top of each other in turn to create a squirrel ladder tower. Wink Tokki stepped on the squirrel ladder tower rungs and climbed to the very top. (Note: The rungs are the squirrel tails.)
The squirrels surrounding the book turned their gaze towards Wink Tokki.
"Move right, back, stop! Too far. Come a little forward little~ little~please, stop! that's it!"
The fine adjustment of the squirrel ladder tower position was completed according to Wink Tokki's signal.
Wink Tokki carefully placed the ID card into the spot that seemed to fit perfectly among the various shapes of the Cosmos language.
The square lights resembling mini pixels in the Cosmos language bounced up and down.
After Wink Tokki successfully signaled with a wink, the acorns placed on the palms of each squirrel spun around fiercely, which is akin to a standing ovation mixed with cheers in human terms.
The squirrel ladder tower was dismantled, and Wink Tokki landed on the ground. With the page containing the new Cosmos ID card still open, the book began to rise up into the sky. As the book moved further away from the ground, the surroundings became darker.
The book that had risen up into the sky looked like a star.
Acorn buddies gazed at the star until it disappeared. The soft moonlight returned to its original state.
The square lights resembling mini pixels left behind in the deer forest imitated the fireflies. Everything was vivid.