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And since I'm crossposting Tumblr stuff here, have a post about a #headcanon for a shared architecture of the Imperial #Radch spaceship fleet and space station construction, as depicted in Ann Leckie's Ancillary trilogy:
A quick #worldbuilding post about interstellar tradertongues, or the sort of conlangs that are built to facilitate communication when the only things agreed upon are fundamental constants, physical reality, and math: https://irradiate-space.tumblr.com/post/635095746957492224/interstellar-trade-tongues
Imagine a modern pyramid, glass-sided, in the middle of a major city, on the waterfront.
How steep are its sides?
This is my present #worldbuilding/#writing dilemma. If it's too steep it looks weird; if it's too big the lower floors' interior volume is unwieldy and outside window-walls are unusably shallow.
Please comment; this is too free-form for a poll.
Worldbuilding idea, free for the taking
A heist in which the victims's shredder blades are replaced with rollers, so that papers fed into the shredder are passed, unmutiliated. #worldbuilding
Random #worldbuilding detail free for the taking: A city where all buildings have doors painted solid colors to reflect their public usage. Homes and private spaces have doors of unpainted wood or other materials.
I'm going to regret this, but I'm now seriously considering writing up a Bionicle-based neoreligion as procrastination from all my other work. https://irradiate-space.tumblr.com/post/189302661988/bionicle-as-a-neoreligion #worldbuilding #bionicle #religion
An exhaustively-plotted, poorly-researched, somewhat-thought-out delve into cultures and memes forming the Hives in #TerraIgnota, with a particular focus on the SF Bay Area memespace: https://irradiate.space/worldbuilding/towards-utopia-terra-ignota/
blood, free ideas for a story
In a village where the previous toot's approach to blood oaths is the standard, a child is born missing a limb. What does this effect have on their perception of the child? Is the child perpetually forsworn, or is the child held as incapable of swearing oaths? #worldbuilding
A #worldbuilding document for a syncretist religion focused on #Angels as fragments of a diminished God: https://irradiate.space/worldbuilding/an-angelic-religion/
blood, free idea for a story
a setting with blood oaths, where if you break the oath your forsworn may take from you the limb from which the blood was drawn: prick your finger and they take the first joint of the finger, cut your palm and they take your hand, slash your breast and they take your torso.
#WritingPrompts #writing #worldbuilding
Charlie Stross, again with the tropes, this time as a taxonomy of cliches. http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2016/03/towards-a-taxonomy-of-cliches-.html
If you liked things in the "Falsehoods about names" genre, collected at https://github.com/kdeldycke/awesome-falsehood, then the antipope link above is for you. #worldbuilding
Map editing question: Is there a tool that will let me draw lines across multiple separate images, as seen in this screenshot? The images are separate tiles of a #leaflet.js #map, and I'd like continuity of linework between them without having to count pixels. Preferably without having to manually place images. #DND #worldbuilding
Idea inspired by https://twitter.com/Orbitaldropkick/status/1083146823852875776 : A human character who had their head removed; their system rearranged to place the brain and other important bits elsewhere in their body; their "face" presented via hologram and the usual senses replaced with something akin to DND's blindsight https://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/SRD:Blindsight_and_Blindsense via other sensors. #worldbuilding
Got some of that #worldbuilding about a magical-mecha-based replacement for Quidditch written up: https://www.reddit.com/r/rational/comments/atwc86/d_saturday_munchkinry_thread/eh6zyyi/
What if that one "Youkoso Jyapariparke" fan-dubbed Destiny 2 trailer described a race of mechanocytic beings that must maintain coordination in order to not fall apart? In this #worldbuilding post, I elaborate upon the ideas, and suggest some video game mechanics. https://irradiate.space/worldbuilding/dancing-robot-warriors/ #CreativeCommons
#worldbuilding idea: a religion whose holy text comes as a box set, where the box has room for two books but only one book is in it.
Consider: Thor, God of Thunder, but his damage type changes. Instead of starting with Mjolnir, upgrading to raw lightning, and finally getting the Stormbreaker axe-hammer, Thor starts with the Gjallarhorn https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gjallarhorn, upgrades to claps and yells, and finally wields Sexy Sax Man's Saxophone #worldbuilding #marvel
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