Welcome to Fillimet

Andur surveyed the fields ahead of him, relaxing his defenses slightly until he could feel the magic rippling through the landscape. He had viewed this same scene many times while under the tutelage of his Great Uncle Regis, but today it felt different, more alive, more exciting.   He had spent his childhood studying magic, casting illusions in failed efforts to avoid cleaning his bedroom before graduating to an apprenticeship assisting in various experiments for his Great Uncle. But now, after years of study, he had finally been declared ready to seek his own fortunes. Today, all of Fillimet and its magical secrets were his to discover and explore.   Today was the day he would truly begin to discover himself.
 

What is Fillimet?

Fillimet is a bright fantasy, upbeat world full of hope and wonder. It has been known to find its own dark or somber undertones from time to time but even in these stories there is a hint of something better, and belief in the possibility of overcoming the darkness.   The world itself is vast, with layers of known and unknown histories and the motivations of its former and current inhabitants coloring the cultures of each region and plane. Curiosity drives scientists to investigate in the hopes of uncovering secrets from the past and revelations from the future in the hope of applying those discoveries to further improve life in the present day.  

Magic of Fillimet

Magic has become the foundation of Fillimet, its influence permeating into every facet of life from the most grandiose of achievements to the smallest technological conveniences of everyday life. The people of Fillimet and its affiliated planes of existence have learned to adopt and adapt these magical skills to meet their needs and achieve their desires, such that magic and technology are inseperably intertwined.  

People of Fillimet

While Fillimet is home to a large variety of species each individual remains their own self with their own personal motivations and desires, their own obligations and burdens, irrespective of their own species or the species of those around them. Metalsmiths craft nails and horseshoes, families travel on holidays aboard Airships or through the Portal Exchange, while the Society of Scientific Exploration and Discovery uses every method at their disposal to answer the burning scientific questions of the day. People rally around those with similar ideals, aspirations, and cultures to their own, rather than simply who outwardly appears the most like themselves. Life in the cities and wilds of Fillimet remains kaleidoscope of diversity, maintaining the everyday rhythms of life.  

Themes of Fillimet

I intend to write Fillimet as an exploration into individual and societal behavior. How would people act and react if I take the same inclinations of today but on the framework of a bright, high fantasy world?  
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Hope and Joy

Joy in the everyday remains a central theme, and sharing those joys with others. Hope is woven throughout, as well, as it is that hope that good will triumph and everything will work out in the end that allows people to find their joy in the here and now. Fillimet remains a land where ordinary people can follow extraordinary dreams, with a genuine hope of success.  
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by A. Biscup (SolarCat02)

Personal and Organizational Motovations

I will be exploring the motivations of individuals, and how these core motivations and beliefs can change and be changed by a person and their experiences over time. Hubris, redemption, corruption, curiosity, and the relentless pursuit of... something are just a sampling of the motivations that will come into play. In this way I intent to write Fillimet as a land of adventure and revelation, full of tales of unlikely friendships, perseverance in the face of adversity, and journeys of self-discovery, where all participants on all sides of the story possess believable interests and motivations.  
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by A. Biscup (SolarCat02)
 

Magic as Technology

Finally, due to my background in engineering I have a deep interest in how and why things work the way they work, and my writings for Fillimet are no different. I intend to focus some efforts into the exploration of the impacts of magic on everyday life, and the impact that has on technological development as well as the people who rely upon the presence of magic for their daily lives.  

Who Knows?

These are of course only the main themes I intend to explore over time. Different regions will also have their own themes and concerns, where I will examine the impacts of those themes in the region as well as upon the region's interaction with the rest of the world.
 

Further Reading

These articles are still in-work...

Fillimet represents my return to writing after a long hiatus. I had allowed the stresses and concerns of life to turn me away from the things I truly enjoyed, and so in many ways the journeys of discovery I pursue in writing Fillimet mirror my own self-discovery. This world of fantasy and optimism is built upon my own heart as I work to truly discover myself for the first time and to overcome the discouragement I have faced in life that prevented me from pursuing my own passions and following my own soul.   After more than a decade without writing due I have finally broken free, picked up my pen, and set forth to find my own voice and my own place in the real world. And from this resolve, the world of Fillimet was born.  
Angela Biscup
Character | Jul 20, 2020

About the Author: Angela has a difficult time talking about herself, but in case you are curious as to the author of this particular world she has written herself to her best abilities.


Comments

Author's Notes

I am still not happy with this article, so if there is anything you feel that would make this article more useful to you as a reader please let me know! (I do intend to add some "Start Here" articles to the bottom, as well, once I am happy with my editing process on them.)


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Grandmaster Serukis
Emily Vair-Turnbull
20 Jul, 2020 14:17

I'm looking forward to seeing how Fillimet grows and develops! :) <3

Emy x
20 Jul, 2020 16:56

Thank you! I hope you do enjoy it.   If you have any comments on the specifics of this article, too, please let me know. I am... Not very happy with it right now.

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Grandmaster Serukis
Emily Vair-Turnbull
20 Jul, 2020 16:59

I think it might help to have some of the text broken up a bit more by headers or images. The text itself seems fine. :)

Emy x
20 Jul, 2020 17:03

Really? Is the text interesting and clear?   Was trying to finish that before doing images, so... Yay! Will have to find pictures now (as Summer Camp allows).   Thank you! <3

Author of Fillimet, bright fantasy land of possibilities
Grandmaster Serukis
Emily Vair-Turnbull
20 Jul, 2020 17:05

Yeah, I found it both interesting and clear! :) Definitely makes me want to know more!

Emy x
20 Jul, 2020 17:13

I'll read through your other articles and think about this some more, but my initial view is that this article gives a clear picture of the type of world we can expect to see develop and the 'high concepts' that you have put in place. I can also see some of the core components (e.g. magic, science) and how they are bound - maybe a mention of a few other key organizations with pop-ups to add more context would be useful too. The additions of the popups on certain items gave some nice details that add good visual imagery to my mind. So, overall I think this actually works very well and is a great basis for you to review/adjust as you write more. As a side note, I found it quite uplifting to read it combined with your bio article. I hope this is of some use, and I'll come back with more thoughts. I can see I'm going to enjoy reading your world :)

20 Jul, 2020 17:52

Thank you so much for your kind words and thoughtful input! I will keep these things in mind as I tweak it. This is all very useful to know! <3

Author of Fillimet, bright fantasy land of possibilities
vivimorena
Ivy Rainfly
22 Jul, 2020 07:10

I like the "motovations. " Is this what they mean when they say "write your meta as article"?

22 Jul, 2020 12:31

This one is more of a world introduction, with a focus on the reader and providing them the foundation of your world.   The Meta, on the other hand, is a focus for you as the author, to keep your world consistent. This one is my meta at the moment:

The Foundation of Fillimet
Generic article | Jul 23, 2020
  They will include some of the same information, but Introduction articles are more of a "Where should you start?" answer to the reader, while Meta articles are a "Where am I going with this?" answer for the author(s).   I hope this helps! :)

Author of Fillimet, bright fantasy land of possibilities
vivimorena
Ivy Rainfly
22 Jul, 2020 13:04

Sure helps! So I wasn't wrong to make the article about myself "About author and some meta" :D Check it out if you want: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/artterra-vivimorena/a/about-author-26-some-meta-article

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