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/lit/ Makes a Mythopoeia
2014-12-07 18:25:30 Post No. 5829827
/lit/ Makes a Mythopoeia
Post No. 5829827
So a couple days ago I made a post in a thread about Middle Earth about /lit/ making a mythopoeia. If you don’t know what a mythopoeia is, it’s basically a made up fantastical land typically used in the fantasy genre, like Middle-Earth. Basically the goal is to create the most in-depth world as we can. Use our creativity to write out a fantastical world that we could all find interesting. There isn’t a goal to get anything published, this would all just be for fun. We would decide things democratically by voting for things that we create via something like Survey Monkey. Basically, in a similar method to /vp/ makes a pokemon game.
This first thread is to see if there are people actually interested. If not, I’ll leave it at that and won’t make another thread. Anyway, here are people we need:
In order to write up fictional history, short stories that take place within the fantastical realm, creation of the fictional mythos, descriptions of prominent figures or creatures, etc. This /lit/ so of course writing will be a big factor.
Art for the world we build will kind of have to be needed. I’m sure this place isn’t completely devoid of drawfags.
>General Idea makers and Surveyors
Everything that is put into our fictional world will be what we discuss in the threads and are finalized by taking surveys.
I will end up building a wiki if we’re interested, and/or a forum, if people are interested in this. I’ll try to stay on it and organize everything we do, but I’ll need help with that. We need a place to keep track of images and ideas, and threads should be archived.
Here are things we would need to work on in order to build it. If there are things I’m missing please say so:
We need to decide what kind of geological features we have. An island? A continent? An entire planet? We need maps made and towns created.
We need to figure out the culture, society, and government. Are they all European-like or could they be something like oriental?
We need a detailed mythos, a fictional religion that could be real or myth in-world, depending on our choice.
A detailed history would be needed for historical events and prominent figures like Kings and Queens.
Are there fantastical beings in this world like trolls or Kangaroo-turtles? We could go conventional or make up our own species. We can do our own spin on conventional fantasy creatures or keep them the same. Do we have normal animals?
So, anyone in?