Category: Writing – Worldbuilding

Worldbuilding Wednesday 7/10/24: Narniaworld, Part 2 (Narnia LV)

What makes a theme park? RIDES! So far my musings have carried me to a basic outline of Narniaworld. It’s quite large, located by the inlet or bay of a coastal area, and surrounded by forest through which a river runs. There’s a campground for guests. The location is likely a temperate one, but like …

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Worldbuilding Wednesday 7/3/24: Narniaworld, Part 1 (Narnia LIV)

What if The Chronicles of Narnia inspired a theme park similar to Disneyworld in Florida? Of course, it’s not likely to happen anytime soon. Or ever perhaps. But think of the possibilities. That’s the theme I’m going to riff on for this July’s Worldbuilding Wednesday posts. What rides, events, eating places, and attractions would it …

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Worldbuilding Wednesday 6/19/24: What Do Dryads Eat? (Narnia LII)

When Lucy saw … the trees were going to eat earth it gave her rather a shudder. But when she saw the earths that were actually brought to them she felt quite different. They began with a rich brown loam that looked almost exactly like chocolate; so like chocolate, in fact, that Edmund tried a …

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Worldbuilding Wednesday 6/12/24: Narnian Cat Names (Narnia LI)

Cats get short shrift in The Chronicles of Narnia. Oh, sure, Aslan is a lion, and leopards and panthers are also mentioned. But domestic cats, unlike dogs, do not get to be heroes. In fact, a domestic cat is one of the notable villains of the series, the creatively named Ginger of The Last Battle. …

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Worldbuilding Wednesday 6/5/24: The Best of Twittersnips (Anime, Pokemon, Video Games)

What other media product has such high demand as these three nowadays? If you want to reference a completely imaginary one, here’s a list.   Anime, Pokemon, Video Games Anime Diversion: The First Sign Love and Hunting for Heroes Shogun Love Go-Go Pokemon Rhadaroon Simuroodle Spagglespark Video Games Dragon’s Maze: Fate Reforged Fighting Climax Ignition …

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Worldbuilding Wednesday 5/29/24: Garrulous Gs

What is G? Good things, that’s what. G is the most social letter of the alphabet. It’s garrulous,  giggly, generous, gregarious, and full of giddy genius. Hard or soft, it’s full of greatness, a grandiose gadabout of a glamorous guest, garbed in glittering garnets.  The letter G Is pure showbiz. With growing green leaves, it’s …

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Worldbuilding Wednesday 5/22/24: Led Zeppelin Magic

I had such a fun time doing Zeppedee-doo-dah May last year that I thought I’d revisit it. There were a number of items I had wanted to post back then but found the month ended way too soon. This pun-filled list of spells and magic items was one of them.   Led Zeppelin Spells and …

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Worldbuilding Wednesday 5/15/24: Let’s Talk About the Milky Way (Part 4)

There are interpretations of the Milky Way other than the arms of a distant galaxy. The Milky Way candy bar, invented in 1923 in Minneapolis, is still going strong domestically and globally. Its inventor was one Frank Mars, who gave his name to — you guessed it — the Mars Bar. You’d think he chose …

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Worldbuilding Wednesday 5/8/24: Let’s Talk About the Milky Way (Part 3)

The Greeks weren’t the only ones to create origin stories for the Milky Way. Centuries before them, the Babylonians had their own version: it was the tail of Tiamat, the dragon/serpent goddess of primordial chaos, placed there after her defeat by the god Marduk. Likely the first version of the chaos vs. order megamyth, not …

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Worldbuilding Wednesday 5/1/24: Let’s Talk About the Milky Way (Part 2)

The painting above, by Peter Paul Rubens, offers a different take on the Milky Way’s origins. I like it a lot better than Tintoretto’s which appeared last week. For one thing, it feels more real. There’s a story being told as your eye travels from element to element in the painting. But it’s not the …

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