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CuttleSquish's Summer Camp 2022 Extravaganza


Last summer camp, I was in a weird place. I was discovering I have ADHD, and for so long I had been hard on myself because I thought its symptoms in me were a personal failing. I've had almost a year of relearning how to approach things in a way that actually works for me, so this time I'm summer camping with a healthier attitude.


Pledge

Creative goal


I want to flesh out the art history of my world.

It's generally wise to begin at the beginning. So unless I'm struck with an idea of later art, I'll default to my world's prehistory.

Motivation


I love art history, and I want to figure out my world's so I can draw it consistently (and also for a fun challenge). Writing for these prompts is to get me excited about drawing these things when the challenge is over.

Challenge goal

GO FOR GOLD!!!


But y'know what? As long as I accomplish my creative goal, that's good enough for my needs. And good enough is perfect, after all.


Strategies

WRITING ROUTINE

This year I have easy access to study rooms and the campus library. I think the separation of space they provide will help me stay on track. I will also start right after my morning walk (around 9) so my blood's flowing and I'm at peak mental performance.

ADHD FRIENDLY STUFF

I'll bring along plenty of fidgets, gum to chew, and ambient music/sound to occupy the worms in my brain while I work so I can focus. I might body double too, if I can find someone.

WEEKEND PLANNING

I predict that my weekends will be unsuitable for actual article writing. Instead, I'll use that time to connect prompts and plan what order to write them in if I can't get around to it.

REWARD SYSTEM

Per article

Play a video games for an hour or so as a pat on the back!
4 articles
Great start! Go visit that cool ice cream place on center street.
COPPER
The new Monsters of the Multiverse 5e rule book might just help with one of the prompt themes, no?
12 articles

Woahhh we're halfway there~

Woahhh! Products for your hair!

SILVER
Nice work so far! Top off your brain by taking a trip to a museum for some inspiration.
20 articles
Almost there! Get those furniture pieces you've had your eye on to help organize your dorm.
GOLD
YOU REACHED YOUR GOAL LET'S GOOO!!! Get those wireless earbuds you've been wanting and have a dance party!
28 articles
Dang, you're still going for it? You're taking this so seriously, you should get a fancy new notebook to collect your ideas!
DIAMOND
Incredible!!!! If you went above and beyond your expectations for your worldbuilding like this, then I do believe an update to your World Anvil subscription is in order!


Progress


My pledge page also functions as a hub! As I write, all articles will go under their respective prompt numbers here.

Copper

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Silver

9

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Gold

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Diamond

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Retrospective


As I go, I plan to make notes on what's working for me and what's not so that next year can be even better than this one (and I get the feeling this one's gonna be pretty good!)

Prompt Themes

"Expanse" ~ "Leadership"

"Discovery" ~ "Monstrous"


The ways monsters and leaders are depicted play well into a culture's visual history. Discoveries can also be good subjects for in-universe art, but "expanse" is a little trickier. Maybe I can focus my writing on what places look like, or I can find some relevant way to misinterpret the word.


Inspiration


This gallery has a good variety of real-world art objects and architectural sites that have visually inspired the look of various cultures in Kyre.

This gallery is specific to the expanses theme. There are a lot of vast, arid climate regions on Kyre, so those are prominent here.

This is the playlist I've been using for all music that reminds me of Kyre, but there's much I want to refine about it.


Louie Zong is probably my favorite artist, and this dungeon synth album is atypical of his usual style but very immersive.



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Cover image: Kyre's Banner by CuttleSquish

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