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Dealing with Periods in Fiction
You know what I would like to see fanfic of? How the people of various science fiction/fantasy/comic book universes deal with periods.
writing  worldbuilding  periods  feminism  fanfic 
11 days ago by spaceninja
The 5 4 3 2 1 Writing Exercise
A technique I learned to stop panic attacks is helpful when writing a new setting: 5 things I see; 4 things I hear; 3 things I feel; 2 things I smell; 1 thing I taste.
panic  writing  worldbuilding 
11 days ago by spaceninja
Things Fantasy Worlds Should Have
sports. newspapers. famous non-royalty. fashion trends. music. memes. political factions. shared stories. gossip. pop culture. holidays. trendsetters.
fantasy  writing  worldbuilding  culture 
17 days ago by spaceninja
Bright: a Case Study in How Not to do World Building
You get to do social analogy with the orcs standing in for the racially downtrodden, the elves as the elites, this is classic genre stuff.. the problem: this is Modern America PLUS LOTR, not Modern America BECAUSE OF LOTR.. it feels like fantasy arrived an hour before the movie.
bright  movies  fantasy  worldbuilding  writing  magic 
18 days ago by spaceninja
The Great Clomping Foot: Worldbuilding and Art
M. John Harrison decried worldbuilding as "the great clomping foot of nerdism". He called on every science fiction story to represent "the triumph of writing over worldbuilding", calling it dull and technically unnecessary. "Worldbuilding literalises the urge to invent", he wrote. "Worldbuilding gives an unnecessary permission for acts of writing (indeed, for acts of reading). Worldbuilding numbs the reader's ability to fulfil their part of the bargain, because it believes that it has to do everything around here if anything is going to get done."... Harrison claims that once worldbuilding was a tool, a means, but now it has begun to function as an end in itself. In this trend, he sees a movement opposed to the anxieties and tensions central to literature and art itself. If fantasy is about alienating the reader from the current world, generating a kind of culture shock that will shake them up and leave them open to actually being affected - then this trend is diametrically opposed to that objective. This trend becomes an attempt to domesticate the fantasy world and the book and thus neutralize its transformative potential as art.
mJohnHarrison  scienceFiction  worldBuilding  art  fiction  fantasy  escapism 
25 days ago by jamesmnw
Tech Envisions the Ultimate Start-Up: An Entire City
Utopian city-building schemes have seldom succeeded. What we really need, they say, is to fix the cities we already have, not to set off in search of new ones.
Future  worldbuilding  dystopia  architecture  cities 
27 days ago by basemaly
Weird Astronomy - Atomic Rockets
Collection of intriguing astronomic events and anomalies from our actual universe.
science  astronomy  worldbuilding  universe  list 
27 days ago by dogrover
Random D&D Worldbuilding
Maybe democracies aren’t a thing in Faerûn because all you’d need is a few necromancers to literally have dead people voting
rpgs  dnd  worldbuilding  fantasy 
4 weeks ago by spaceninja

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