So I actually just had a kind of brilliant idea for Kate
I was taking a shower today and kind of idly thinking about what I would do later, and I remembered the little “game” I made up one day of writing 200 word short stories about random drawings.
That made me think of another post I made about a similar “game” that never got acted on:
Art chain game where everyone assumes the previous picture is the cartoon stylised version of the character/creature and tries to create a “realistic” version (with a limited amount of time/detail so all the pictures stay at about the same level of stylisation and none of them goes way out of hand)
So today I was just kind of idly thinking about Arkturuse and their song for some reason, sort of singing it while slightly thinking about how I’d improve it when the time came to redo it from lazily putting music to too many words into being an actual song more suiting of my prog rock type sensibilities
And that kinda made me briefly think about Stolen Heart and Aiyalam’s songs (which were incidentally in a similar state)
And then I just kinda on the spot started making up a NEW song for Aiyalam.
That kinda got me thinking about how my thoughts on the Synthesis attribute have changed very recently and how perhaps,
What’s already established about Kate is this: she’s academically excellent, having joined the “Sophius Academy for Sharps” two years earlier than most people enter. She’s kind of a jerk. Though she doesn’t have excessive confidence in her own abilities all the time, she looks down on other people who she sees as ‘not serious enough’ or ‘not cool/smart/capable enough’, and acts toward them with haughty superiority, giving herself more leeway for error than anyone else. She scoffs at the fantastical, preferring the realistic, though in this universe where so many crazy things happen, even she has a little more slack for what’s “realistic”
A change in alleles over a geographical range is called a cline
What if Cline bottle
Just this weird loop of evolution intersecting with the Garden of Genesis the way a 3-dimensional representation of a klein bottle intersects with its own neck
Actually multiple pasts being unified into one could explain some stuff
Like, where “The War” came from
It could be that several timelines where innocuous things happened were unified into one timeline where their combination created a nasty war
Timeline A: hexestrians fight the monster
Timeline B: queen fights the monster
Timeline new: hexestrians fight the queen, queen fights the monstrous dragon knights
And the places where the splinter pasts are preserved, like the Garden of Genesis, Alucina, and Saut d’Eau, are just where nothing overlapped with them so they couldn’t be merged in. Mama phoenix actually did not do that wonderful a job merging the timelines, even as she quieted a lot of problems resulting from them intermingling and their main figures fighting for their timeline to be “the true one”…
Wow ok I just kinda stumbled onto a kind of shocking idea for Stablehand
That at some time in the past, every single Directed attribute had some people who effectively decided to try to change reality and create that attribute’s own version of the truth, so there was kind of a tension between each attribute’s differing intentions on what “to do with” the universe so to speak; each of these has a forgotten, hidden place of some sort associated with that former time of conflict with a shocking alternate history associated with it
For example I’d had this idea for a while that there was place of Fantasy called Alucina which was like this magical lost paradise of cloud and other grand,
Alucina is such a beautiful name. I can’t decide what attribute to make it though, haha. Sounds like Fantasy but also kinda undirected????
(I’m working on redoing and polishing the world map so it makes sense and I won’t be at a loss as to where things are)
Heh, Bad Translator managed to get “Eden” out of “one” thanks to Slovenian.
It would actually be kind of funny if Kate was looking for this “garden of Eden” that had, like, completely zero to do with the Biblical one (it just inexplicably had the same name, if that) and it was like this weird fantastic thing that was halfway between a botanical garden and a rainforest and it was full of dinosaurs