Monday, January 23, 2006

Time to talk Time

Ok, I admit it, I've been a total slacker over the last few weeks. I'm bad like that (horrible cycle for a writer to go through). However it's never to late to pick up where we left off (assuming anyone still comes round these parts *waves at Camy*).

Anyway let's look at what we've gotten to so far in world creation through a quick summary.

We have the crustacian like race, the Krikicho, that live on the planet Och, a mostly temperate planet with two large ice caps. We know the Krikicho live in costal cities for the most part, with a few floaters and some under the ice.

To get more detail we're going to have to narrow our focus to a single time and place and develop the world for that area, from which the rest of the world will eventually bloom.

First we need to decide the timeframe that we want to develop, this will give large influence on the culture that you eventually come up with. Is it near the dawn of civilization? Or perhaps during a time-frame that is equivalent with the middle ages? Or perhaps the golden age of the Roman Empire? And when in the overall planet history does this timeframe take place.

Since Och is a planet that takes place within an already built mythos of worlds I have some framework it has to fit into. First, it must have 10,000 of it's years pass from creation to "modern" time (the equivalent of today in Earth time. This mythos runs on a young Earth creationist timeline). However those "years" don't have to equal 1 earth year.

Just to make things easier & more relevant in the long run, I’m going to develop the Krikicho culture for modern times, or 10,000 years post creation. Now this doesn't mean that their culture will have to equal the tech of Earth. It can surpass or be far behind. Or just be totally weird. It all depends on what happened in the previous 10,000 years in Krikicho culture, both on a micro and macro level.

So, tomorrow it will be time to put together the timeline of Och.

Make sense? If not I blame the late night :)


Blogger Camy Tang said...

ROFL!!! Now Tiff might take offense at that--I know she visits, too. Like at least once a millenia.

I like how you're so incredibly logical and methodical about this. I think I'd just throw some species into the story and make it up as I go. Do you really do all this before you write their story?


11:53 PM, January 23, 2006  

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