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Section 3 of 4 is up! (change of plans, just felt like I had a good chunk of it and it’s been a while.) In which we encounter many alien flora and more frustrated AI feelings.
Read from the beginning here! https://archiveofourown.org/works/23349046/chapters/55937116
Learning Blender lowpoly modeling and sculpting to get a better terrain reference for this city, because building a huge 1 inch to 100 foot scale model in the workroom floor just isn't high-fidelity enough.
That scale works out to 1 Lego stud to 20 feet, and that's an awkward scale to build Lego buildings in to populate the city. It's also hard to place buildings on sloped cardboard/cloth hills.
So, back to Blender, and converting low-fidelity topo maps to terrain.
In my continued quest to understand #Zeonism, I've at last finished watching #Gundam ZZ.
For a break, I watched Gundam F91, which focuses on the scheme to establish Cosmo Babylonia. It feels thematically related to Zeon, but there's no explicit Zeonism. Yet I wonder if I should include it in this review of Zeonism.
Writing little history-blurbs for cities on the seashore, towns on the river, metropoles by the bay.
The chapter is FINISHED! Kuiper meets a new friend and gains some new perspective.
I'll be doing a reading of the full chapter on Discord at 9:30 EST (about an hour and a half from posting this) https://discord.gg/rkFxnG
This is the in-progress physical model of the convention center, which I'll use as an art reference for the three-ish outside shots of the convention center.
Worldbuilding post updated with my notes on the final dimensions of the pyramid, an aside on geometry, and musings on how to model the thing: https://irradiate.space/worldbuilding/convention-center-for-acrobatics/#final-dimensions
The musings haven't changed; I'm just writing them down outside Mastodon.
Chunk 3 out of (probably) 4 is here! Kuiper's bad decisions finally culminate, and we get a firsthand look at Martian dysfunction.
Okay, 1:3 width:height right triangle ratio makes most sense for the central atrium. Something closer to 1:sqrt(3) for the outside, I think.
With the dimensions decided, now I can put a model in situ somewhere in a Minecraft world, or a physical model in a blanket-fort land of my own construction.
In a landmark decision the German Constitutional Court has ruled that mass surveillance of telecommunications outside of Germany conducted on foreign nationals is unconstitutional.
Artblock status: "I wonder if it's because the arting computer is in the wrong room in the house."
Superficial hypothesis about the Nature of the Internet
The best part of the internet it was formatively based on American free speech jurisprudence, and the worst part is that it was formatively built on American business practices
(even if the Supreme Court is still stuck on "is it more like a radio or a newspaper?")
Thanks to once-upon-a-time suggestion by @cryptovexillologist I'm now reading Italo Calvino's "Invisible Cities", which is a real trip. So many different ways of looking at cities, not as built environments, but as the stories they tell.
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