WorldEmber 2022 Pledge

I, Mochi, pledge to write 10,000+ words in December.

Week 1 Prep

If you have more than one world setting, which one is the most important to you right now? Why?

I will be focusing in the Yonderverse, as that is my only setting as of now. However, I will be limiting myself to writing about the species found in the Yonderverse, as I have over 400 named species as of writing this and less than 200 have articles.

Which area of that world setting will allow you to achieve your goals (Continuing your novel/campaign, or starting a new one?).

I will be focusing on the entirety of my setting, and it doesn't need to be said that I have a large setting. While writing about my species I will also be expanding other parts of my world, by making references to new locations, peoples, etc., that will all get articles after December.

How will it help you achieve those goals?

If I limited my writing to a smaller portion of my world then I'd be limiting how many species I can write. As well, having the entire Yonderverse to write in means I expand on the entire world, which is always nice.
Fun fact: If you think the list of species that need articles is long, wait until you find out I have over a hundred more species with articles! I have 400 named species in the Yonderverse, 233 of which in need of an article. It's safe to say I enjoy writing species!
(I am aiming for a thousand species in the Yonderverse, which might take a while)

Week 2 Prep: Mini-Meta

Scope

Since I'm writing about the various species, the scope of my writing for WorldEmber is simply my entire setting. I probably will be focusing on different locations for a few days, trying to write about a bunch of species found there and then move on, because writing in a smaller area for a bit keeps me motivated, and is how I'm writing species in the COTY.  
Creatures Of The Yonderverse

Theme/Mood

The themes will also change throughout the different articles I'll write. Different planets have very different themes: Osao and Cilvarth are two planets with a brighter and bubblier theme, while I have other planets like Nalmaria and Exio with a more horror theme. The species that live on these planets correspond to these themes, and if I'm writing about species from all of these planets (which I hopefully will), there will be no set theme.

My world is quite bright and colourful, with some areas that are a darker, more grim mood. I hope to write articles fitting all different moods during WorldEmber.

Inspiration

I am always inspired by everything around me to create species! I work with animals irl and animals have always been a big part of my life, so it's no surprise that I take a lot of my inspiration from real creatures. I also take a lot of inspiration from creatures in film, games, anything really. Two of my favourite game series are Slime Rancher and Subnautica - two completely different games, but both are set on an alien planet with a whole host of unique species.

Sometimes not even species inspire me to create species. Different colourful patterns I see, or cool plants and sceneries, all inspire me to design new species. I especially love looking at landscapes, as I like to imagine what kind of creatures might live there.

Dreams inspire me too. If I close my eyes, I can picture new species and then I'll scribble them down as fast as possible before I forget them. If I wake up in the morning after dreaming about animals, I'll make a note of them and then develop them later. A slight issue with that, I have tons of random species drawings scattered around my house and I don't know where they came from.

Week 3 Prep

ORGANISATION!!!!

Categories

I love categories. The Yonderverse is very organised, categories galore. In fact, I have over 450 categories in the world. Each solar system has its own category, with each planet having its own category, which included an atlas and encyclopedia category. Inside these are every article you'd expect, that takes place on said planet. Things get a bit trickier when articles relate to several planets, but somehow I always find a way.

The only articles outside of any categories are the A - Z of Creatures and Plants, the Yonderverse article, and the Yonderverse Glossary.

Tags

I'm not too fond of tags, as I find them to be a pain when I'm searching for an article. I am warming up to them though, and a few days prior to the Week 3 Prep being released, I did actually start adding tags to some of my articles. I plan on having at least 2 tags on each article - the template I used, and what planet the article is based on. I'm hoping to add tags to all of my articles before the Week 4 Prep is released, but considering I have over 600 articles that might take a while.

Week 4 Prep

I've been making several tweaks over the past few months to my world, which aren't too noticeable but remind me that CSS isn't as scary as I think it is. I don't plan on making major changes to the CSS of the Yonderverse, especially not before WorldEmber, however I am currently in the slow process of reworking all of my articles and updating them to the new layout I have designed. This new layout uses the scrollable sidebar, with a "related articles" section at the bottom of the sidebar, and the vignette is the only other place where my writing goes, inside special containers I have made.

Here is an example of an article with this new layout >

Aricos
Settlement | Dec 18, 2022

The second largest city on Cilvarth.

And here is an example of an article before the layout >

Hell
Geographic Location | Nov 27, 2022

A planet in the Kurhira Solar System. A harvesting planet, it is shared between other planets such as Karkhala.

As you can see, the older articles look more lacking. And yes, I purposely chose one of my largest articles in the new layout to make you think I write lots, because I don't. :)

Fancy Art

I don't have many animals with art that need writing, because I lost my pen just a few months after getting it, and most of the art I made already have articles to accompany them. Here are some species that I'll be writing about during WorldEmber!
Crabble by Mochi
Mountry by Mochi
Sirenfish by Andrew using Midjourney
Fire Ferret by Andrew using Midjourney

Species That Need Writing

Alleque
Alu-fiku
Andrioan
Anglertooth
Aquasoar
Aquiloid
Archangel
Arganser
Armyfish
Astavi
Atigean Clam
Auphwei
Autumn Crab
Axebat
Bagaute
Banoomoo
Belly Fish
Birdlizard
Blissbug
Blood Horse
Blood Worm
Blosdu
Boahr
Boltfrill
Bouldersmash
Brinebelly
Cattala
Cavernous Creeper
Chaosling
Chaos Queen
Charman
Chocquito
Cilvarthian
Clam-Eyed Fish
Clawing
Coalbead Snail
Cosmeteor
Crabble
Craflabbergaster
Crested Rubyscale
Crystalbead Snail
Cuppa Cat
Curtain Sweeper
Dancing Snake
Death Pig
Death's Head
Demon
Desert Hawk Beetle
Dophian
Dravateran
Dwitch
Egg-Eater
Eldrych
Eleraea
Erebeetle
Eriuk
Fangtooth
Fangtooth
Feathered Fangmaster
Finbeak
Finling
Fire Ferret
Fire Serpent
Fire Squid
Floradrake
Frost Goblin
Geosaur
Getera
Gilded Burrower
Glimmerwing
Glitch Whale
Gnaander
Gnal
Gold Gobbler
Gorlin
Gravity Whale
Grazer
Greyscale
Hole-Mole
Horned Firefly
Hornshredder
Hostilin
Humpbackfish
Ice Prowler
Iciqueen
Idillis
Ilphine
Iridescent Diamondback
Iteri
Jelly Eel
Johlvii
Jolthorn
Jovian
Kaijuray
Kavaari
Kelp Oceanfish
Khilope
Kingcicle
Koryk
Labyrinthia
Leafhopper
Leaftop
Lemen
Lephine
Lightrifying
Lightweaver
Llovemoth
Loom
Lumberjack
Magril Hog
Malaui
Mallonian
Mammoth Whale
Manglefang
Mangrove Rottler
Maquake
Martian
Matokale
Mayhem Fish
Maze Hawk
Meandivon
Mercurian
Metalclaw
Micrab
Microbat
Mint Moomoo
Moonfrog
Moon Mouse
Moth Hawk
Mothwing
Mountry
Neavine
Needlefish
Nemmen
Night Howler
Night Owl
Nimbus Pigeon
Nimnian
Noander
Oanie
Onara
Opieia
Ornament Fish
Ossaino
Ourin
Pekoe Pony
Penguin Paddletail
Pequunian
Phozegers
Pirate
Pirate Panda
Polarigyce
Purhold
Purler
Pygmy Shufflefin
Qoatzil
Quaker
Ratfish
Reefsnapper
Regal
Ridge Runner
River Ridgeback
Roc
Rock Horse
Rock Slug
Roosterbill
Rundelhorn
Rune Deer
Runner
Runo
Salan
Salt Lake Fish
Sandlion
Sapsipper
Sawshark
Sawtooth
Scentinettle
Scissor-Claw
Scuttlebug
Seal
Serneline
Shellbug
Shimmerwing
Shockingly Shocker
Shovelnose
Signalin
Sirenfish
Skyshifter
Slime
Slow-Whale
Soleon
Spice Beetle
Spider Horse
Spitfire
Squidface Ray
Squirtling
Squishy
Sqwirm
Sternet
Stilughithian
Stormdarter
Stormgazer
Sunfin
Sunspitter
Suterran
Tatzelworm
Teacup Crab
Terani
Terivore
Terrafin
Terramaw
Thorpedo
Thundertail
Tiggle
Toxnail
Turt
Tusklin
Ultra Squid
Undead Swiftskull
Uritian
Urk
Uuyarian
Venomous Fireskull
Vestirious
Wale
Waverider
White Tiger
Wiggler
Windmane
Wind Whistle
Wingling
Yellow Viper
Yunite
Zapdragon
Zapper
Zarjg
PLANT & FUNGI SPECIES
Maze Pine
Ereberry

Comments

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Sage nnie
Annie Stein
18 Nov, 2022 11:49

SO MANY SPECIES! Best of luck, Mochi, I hope you have a great time writing them!

Creator of Solaris & The Morning Realm -— Worldember 2022
18 Nov, 2022 11:52

Thank you so much! I am really looking forward to it and I'll make sure not to burn out xD

I hope you have a great day!   My most recent article!
  The New Year is here!
19 Nov, 2022 04:50

I want your axebat to be like swordsparrows in my world.

As always, it would be appreciated if you would stop by my challenge article The Storm Giant Empire and leave some feedback.   If you are looking for things to read from summer camp there is also my Summer Camp 2022 Reading Challenge.. Happy worldbuilding.
19 Nov, 2022 21:40

Are they giant flying mammals with axe-shaped heads? Because that's basically an axebat xD but also I need to know more about swordsparrows!

I hope you have a great day!   My most recent article!
  The New Year is here!
26 Dec, 2022 09:20

How's the checklist going Mochi? :D


Creator of the dark fantasy world of Melior
Latest Work:
Gauntlet - my shiniest article this year!
26 Dec, 2022 09:26

.....I ended up writing about things other than species about 5 days in xD as well, I wrote a lot of species I designed on the spot, rather than ticking them off the list D:

I hope you have a great day!   My most recent article!
  The New Year is here!
27 Dec, 2022 10:29

That's okay if plans change, sounds like you've had lots of fun!


Creator of the dark fantasy world of Melior
Latest Work:
Gauntlet - my shiniest article this year!