the only place to sing is desert

hi, i'm Jess and this is my writerfall!

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nexus asked:

🧜‍♀️🏏

species - there's only humans in the city and or the desert. there is also, like, those, lampheads but they are most likely not sentient

common game or sport - oh no i have not designed any. i had this headcanon that... The City is essentialy a cylindric well-shaped building where all the windows go inside this well, so at the bottom there might have been a field for some sports games all citizens might watch, but the idea was discarded later. 


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Random World Building Asks!

cjadewyton -

🧜‍♀️How many sentient/sapient species are there?

⚔️What was the worst war in your world’s history?

🗺Which country(/continent/culture/faction) was your favourite to create?

⭐️What do people think the stars are made of?

🐉Explain a myth or legend that you’re proud of!

🐈Most common pet(s) of the world?

👑What sort of leadership is there? Are there kingdoms, empires, guilds, etc?

📚How does the education system work? (If there is one!)

🕷Are there any common phobias among the people that vary from our own?

🍽What might the average person’s diet look like?

🍼How are children treated?

🏏Name a common game or sport

🎭What do they do for entertainment, usually?

🎼What sort of music is there?

🚗What transport is available?

🌋Have there been any notable natural disasters in the history of your world?

🏩What is their healthcare/hospital system like?

⛪️How many religions are there?

💵Name a currency in your world

🚰Do they have indoor plumbing?

💎Are gemstones valuable?

🔪What sorts of weapons are there?

✉️Do they have a working postal system? How is it run?

🗞How do people learn about current events?

🔌Most common power source? (Electricity/coal/wind/magic/etc)

👓What kind of disability aids are commonly available?

💡Is there lighting in the streets, and what kind is it and how is it powered/maintained?

🎈Do they have balloons? (Or similar?)

👔Describe a common clothing style/fashion

🐓Is livestock common? Is it mostly on farms, or kept by regular households?

🍀What’s considered good luck?

🦠Describe a common illness found in your world


this was the right image


kinda pumped to start writing on Rave NOW but the amount of work it is and the amount of times i've already tried to start writing it and the not-quite-finished world building and plotline kinda scare me off


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rave -

I HAVE FINISHED MY STORY BASED ON TUMBLR PROMPT THAT STARTED AS A DRABBLE AND ENDED UP BEING 25 PAGES LONG

I DIDN'T TALK ABOUT IT ON THIS BLOG BUT AAAAA


rave -

this was the story about, you know, aliens who were ready to easily invade humans but weren't ready to meet the animals. this was supposed to be a short story, but now it's, like, one of my biggest finished works yet (considerng i'm planning like, 100 pages minimum for rave books, this is kinda sad but okay).

i re-read it an immediately thought it was a disaster but it's a fixable distaster


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animal -

Daylight End | 📷: Robert Murray


I HAVE FINISHED MY STORY BASED ON TUMBLR PROMPT THAT STARTED AS A DRABBLE AND ENDED UP BEING 25 PAGES LONG

I DIDN'T TALK ABOUT IT ON THIS BLOG BUT AAAAA


rave -

okay so the strawpoll results are starting to kick in and world building is in the leader. so... may i ask why? i know how reading about it can be fun, and a lot of writers seem to like worldbuilding, but for me it's the least enjoyable part of the creative process. thing i enjoy the most is generally writing, especially the scenes i like, and imagining those scenes. but i know that worldbuilding is essential to make the whole story "work" and for it to truly become alive, and it opens a lot of potential for interesting little details and imagination, so i can't start a big project without it.

however, i constantly feel like it takes a lot of time and effort from me compared to how little enjoyment it brings. i feel like creating a world is too big of a task for me, a simple writer, i don't know where the balance between unrealistic, unclear and overcomplicated is, and i am constantly anxious about making everything non-believable (because i don't like when authors go straight up against science and sociology in their books to make the plot happen). sorta same thing happens with me constructing characters like... no, i don't know their weight, is it critically important to make people root for them? well, i just don't know the answer, and this is why i am unsure about everything.

conclusion: i find worldbuilding hard, idk if it is because i pressure myself too much or because my mind generally works like "let's write first and figure stuff out later". so i would like to ask the writer fall community for their thoughts on this! 


babushka -

rebloggin on main for more onions


darkhorsedouglas -

I flipping love world building but that's probably because I'm studying to be a cultural anthropologist. Knowing how a fishing society would work with say mermaids being real and how the two groups would coexist and how things would change or stay the same. Is my bread in butter. It's also why I'm a DM for most of my dnd groups.

But that's just how my brain works. Worldbuilding can definitely be overwhelming. The balance between realistic and complete nonsense is hard. It's why so many books with magic societies or aliens have them hidden from the modern world. It allows the writer to focus on making their unique setting without having to constantly change modern-day to fit it. YA dystopian's get the most flack for bad worldbuilding usually because it's less worldbuilding and more social commentary on our society. They don't build a world to be interesting. They build a world to say "oh this is where things will end up if we don't change". 

Basically, the amount of worldbuilding you need depends on the story. Character vs self and Character vs Character stories don't need a lot of worldbuilding. Just enough to say if this world is unique and if that uniqueness affects the conflict between the characters. Worldbuilding is a bigger deal when you're writing Character vs Society. You have to explain the society your character is rebelling against really well or else the conflict falls flat. Dystopians fall in this category and that's why their worldbuilding matters so much. 

Worldbuilding can be hard especially when you can't figure out how much is too much. My advice is if you struggle with worldbuilding to not do it at the beginning. If you write better figuring out as you go, world build like that. Don't name the king if you're not entering the castle basically. It saves you from the risk of info-dumping useless info. The dragon likes to attack a certain village during a full moon and eat this type of livestock. Useful. The dragon if from this class of dragon, related to this class of dragon, meaning it looks similar to this kind of dragon that will never show up in the story. Less Useful. If you need more examples I'd be happy to help. But the easiest thing is to not fight the way your writing process works. 


rave -

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The Waterfall Community in a Nutshell

Page from "you're weird" a journal by Kate Peterson. Put into a diskbound system by me, to be colored at a later date ^_^


okay so the strawpoll results are starting to kick in and world building is in the leader. so... may i ask why? i know how reading about it can be fun, and a lot of writers seem to like worldbuilding, but for me it's the least enjoyable part of the creative process. thing i enjoy the most is generally writing, especially the scenes i like, and imagining those scenes. but i know that worldbuilding is essential to make the whole story "work" and for it to truly become alive, and it opens a lot of potential for interesting little details and imagination, so i can't start a big project without it.

however, i constantly feel like it takes a lot of time and effort from me compared to how little enjoyment it brings. i feel like creating a world is too big of a task for me, a simple writer, i don't know where the balance between unrealistic, unclear and overcomplicated is, and i am constantly anxious about making everything non-believable (because i don't like when authors go straight up against science and sociology in their books to make the plot happen). sorta same thing happens with me constructing characters like... no, i don't know their weight, is it critically important to make people root for them? well, i just don't know the answer, and this is why i am unsure about everything.

conclusion: i find worldbuilding hard, idk if it is because i pressure myself too much or because my mind generally works like "let's write first and figure stuff out later". so i would like to ask the writer fall community for their thoughts on this! 


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babushka -

as y'all know i have two writing/creative blogs i don't post much on, so i want to know what content people would like to see on them!

would appreciate you taking your time to vote here


rave -

please vote or message me if you have something to say! 


just found a story i wrote exactly ten years ago

and

it's actually good, it has obvious flaws i can see and maybe even fix but i like a lot of its parts


actual footage of Green River's behaviour around dangerous anomalies he knows very well


nexus asked:

🖊 Green?

SooOOOOOOO UHHHH let's see. 

- He is a scientist and is kind of agnostic but, on the other hand, agrees that some things in the Desert are what they are and no one really knows them

- ended up in the Desert by going there with a scientific expedition

- knows the Desert really well because he spent a lot of time trying to survive there alone while traveling from place to place to escape the enemy that killed the rest of his crew, and documented the process. Actually spent time to figure out how the most common anomalies work, and had actual tech to do so. Can walk his way around the most dangerous anomalies and likes to chill inside them because he's safe there. No one else knows how he got past the electric field and no one can get to him, but here he is, napping in the middle of it under the hot sun

- wears a whole CD on a thread around his neck, because he found it in the desert and has no idea what it is. uses it as Light reflector

- and im out of time

 


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Want me to gush about my OCs?

nexus -

Send me a “🖊+an OC“ and I will talk about that OC! It can be a headcanon, a fun fact, a small paragraph of backstory- anything!

Alternatively, send in just a “🖊“ and I will talk about any one of my OCs at random!


haven't started the goddamn book but i am tempted to write a drabble about how darkness is comforting and white light feels evil to my main characters. The antagonists wear white, their main goal is to clean, to wipe all the colors from the face of the earth, to make everything they see bright and sterile. They shoot white rays with white guns and paralyze people. Light is blinding, shocking. Darkness is comforting, soft, surrounding. It has room for your thoughts and sounds, you can hide in it, you can give it form via shadows, all of the colors can blend into a dark one. I just love the idea of white=bad and black=good for so many reasons


Difference

voidarcana-writes -

Humans, without knowledge of it, have always pushed me to the limits of my job. I do not have holidays, I do not get breaks, I can not even stop moving for more then a few seconds. On a normal day, I travel around the world several times in a second. Perhaps more. Humans however, do not appreciate what I do for them. I see humans at their best and at their worst, and then I see them at their death. 

 The first reaction, every time, is blame. They blame God. They blame fate. They blame destiny. They blame me. 

 "You killed me.“ They cry, but I never reply. Humans are blind to the truth, and indeed do not want it. They want to blame, and I let them, and then I do the job I have done since the beginning of time.

It is a short journey for me, since I am never able to finish it. The last part of death may be travelled by humans alone, and when they discover this they weep. I don’t know why. To me, the pleasure of dying is denied, and I can never take the final journey. I was born at the start of time, and I shall die at the end, when my existence is no longer needed. 

Humans however, do not know what an honor, what a gift dying is. They wail and shout, plead and bargain. They try everything they can to escape death, when there is nothing they can do. It insults me, the way they carry on like children when they die, the way they do not appreciate what they have been given. The way they blame me. The accusations are most unfair. Humans are killed in many ways, but I am the aftermath, not the cause. I am not a murderer. 

 I do not kill. I am Death. There is a difference.


which pride flag is that


katiebirdie -

the procrastinating writer's


timeskip -

is that a gender or a sexuality?


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insides, bookstores, books, chairs,


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dudes with cats???

face shape variety+lots of other cool unique options! @personahub


Now this you see.

This is perfect for Green River. Also he's not much older, he's just. Tired


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rave -

new trend describe your characters as vines or ask ppl to describe your ocs through vines go


rave -

Sound: 

Rad: Mother trucker dude, that hurt like a buttcheek on a stick

Valerie:

Green: My main goal is to blow up and then act like i don't know nobody


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