Elegant assonance is great and all, but sometimes you just gotta write "sporadically-burbling geysers"

Making terrain progress for this city illustration. But I have no real idea how to get color or shading in , especially if the setting sun's light will be coming from down-valley, to the bottom-right of this image.

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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.

archiveofourown.org/works/2334

Read from the beginning here! archiveofourown.org/works/2334

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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.

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@NylaWoethief You could put WordPress on a NearlyFreeSpeech.net instance. For money-making sites iirc they start at $5/mo

@stolas Zeta only sort of makes sense without the context of where the Titans came from. I'd recommend Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory before Zeta.

@basicbaka Makes sense. It's both possible and okay to appreciate a thing without adopting it for yourself.

i don't know who needs to hear this but [HIGH PITCHED INTERMITTENT KEENING FOLLOWED BY MODEM HANDSHAKE NOISES]

@SuricrasiaOnline no way! Your brand is solid enough that it feels like it's been around for five or eight years at least.

@SuricrasiaOnline I do the same! It's useful. And it also gives me a log of how long I've been working on that project, if it's threaded or hashtagged.

In my continued quest to understand , I've at last finished watching 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.

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One of my favorite parts of writing a holographic AI character is using frame rate drops as an emotive detail, like how Cornel MASON's limp acts up whenever he's stressed

Of course, if you give a worldbuilder a building, he'll want to make a city. Which is why I'm now dinking about with again, to make a slippy map showing all the different approximate sites I'm considering for placing the city that holds this convention center.

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The chapter is FINISHED! Kuiper meets a new friend and gains some new perspective.

archiveofourown.org/works/2334

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) discord.gg/rkFxnG

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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.

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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: irradiate.space/worldbuilding/

The musings haven't changed; I'm just writing them down outside Mastodon.

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Chunk 3 out of (probably) 4 is here! Kuiper's bad decisions finally culminate, and we get a firsthand look at Martian dysfunction.

archiveofourown.org/works/2334

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