The Metaspiracy

It's all connected. Everything is connected.  
— K-Wolfe, Conspirologist
  Inventing conspiracy theories has become a thriving cottage industry, fueled in equal parts by a desperate need to feel important, wild speculation, exaggerated extrapolation, and crazy. Some conspiracies stand the test of time and live to become part of the colorful tapestry of ideas that is the conspiracy theory world.  
And every now and then, one of them turns out to be true.
  The Metaspiracy started as an attempt to track and catalog the various conspiracies when the researchers started to see connections - how one lead into another. The more connections they found, the more they saw. With that, the Metaspiracy was born, an attempt at a grand unified theory for all conspiracy theories, one to explain every single conspiracy and how they relate.   Reactions have been... Mixed, to say the least.  






























































Conspiraspeak

To have even the faintest hope of understanding what the hell they're talking about, you have to learn Conspiraspeak - the language of conspiracy theories.   Conspiraspeak is a mix of coded phrases, confusing terms, and wild gesticulation. In written form, capitalizing random words or other crimes against formatting is common. I mean, COMMON.    

Who Believes This Stuff?

Almost everyone in the Megacorpolis buys into one conspiracy theory or another, ranging from benign to destructive. With so many secrets and so much power in the hands of a few, people try to make sense of the world - and for some, that means blaming aliens.   The Metaspiracy is a few layers deeper than chemtrails and chupacabras, though. Without knowing something about everything, the whole thing just looks like a kaleidoscope of madness... Which isn't really too far from the truth.

Well, What Have They Found?

Mostly, that people who disagree with them are probably plants, or misinformed, or sheeple. Besides that, it's hard to tell. The core of the Metaspiracy is that there's a logic (if you can call it that) to how every theory is connected to the other, that they're all real.   That makes for some pretty impressive mental acrobatics since many conspiracies directly contradict each other (as well as observable reality) in ways that would seem to make them mutually exclusive. So, the Metaspirists have to find an explanation for every one of 'em.
      In the Conspiracy community, there's considerable controversy about the Metaspiracy, usually about how their own pet theory is depicted in it. Though the original creators have abandoned the project, others have picked up the torch. There's dozens of Metaspiracy spin-offs, each one focusing more on one thing (aliens!) versus another (psychic powers!), with each of them spending most of their time arguing with one another.   The original Metaspiracy is still maintained, more out of sheer bloody-minded stubbornness than anything else. It's become a virtual warzone, where internet warriors proselytize for their theory or against another, where edits are done and undone, sources cited, and refuted. It's a real fun place to be.  
Of course, there's those who think the Metaspiracy itself is a conspiracy - a tool to turn the conspiracy community against itself. But let's be real, they didn't need any help there.

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Author's Notes

HUGE THANK YOU TO STORMBRIL, THE MOST AMAZING PERSON EVER, FOR DOING THAT AMAZING CONSPIRACY BOARD!   Please go check out his awesome work of Cathedris here: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/cathedris-stormbril and leave him nice comments because look at that amazing thing!


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20 Jul, 2020 16:25

Knew I recognized those arts! What a cool collab!! <3 ...ALSO OMG I JUST REALIZED IT'S INTERACTIVE WHAT...Out of this world, y'all. Out of this world. <3

22 Jul, 2020 10:23

:D   Might be my favorite Summer Camp article so far!

20 Jul, 2020 16:27

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22 Jul, 2020 10:24

WAKE UP SHEEPLE!     <3

20 Jul, 2020 16:42

That last quote box here is the best.   And that conspiracy board on my goodness.

Author of Fillimet, bright fantasy land of possibilities
22 Jul, 2020 10:23

Special thanks once again to Stormbril for that amazingness <3

Grandmaster Serukis
Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull
20 Jul, 2020 16:47

I love the hidden links to Cathedris and Araea in the conspiracy board. Great collab, you two! :D   Textual content is also amazing, as usual! :D I love that the Metaspiracy is sort of an ever-expanding web.

Emy x
22 Jul, 2020 10:22

Case in point, it might actually expand as Summer Camp goes on a nd more articles get finished, too! :D

CaseyJones
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20 Jul, 2020 16:57

First off. Awesome. I love conspiracies and this one satisfies! Secondly, I can't express how much I love that you added the image of Charlie!

22 Jul, 2020 10:22

It's such a good crazy conspiracy expression he has, I couldn't not use it :D

Journeyman Sloqush
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20 Jul, 2020 18:55

Wow just Wow I am absolutely blown away.   Stormbril's amazing art combined with Q's fantastic writing makes for a true masterpiece of an article :D Absolutely stellar work <3   P.S: How long until we get the Q cinematic universe? :D

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22 Jul, 2020 10:21

Aw, thank you so much :D I am glad you liked it!   Cinematic Universe, eh? Well... There might be some sort of portal-y world that could be made for that ;D

20 Jul, 2020 19:11

Great Java! It all makes *so much* sense now!
— K-Wolfe, Conspirologist
  (Yep, saw what you did there!)   LOL!   This. is. Brilliant!   Just, I mean .. brilliant! The board is amazing ... then I realized its INTERACTIVE! OMG WHAT?!?   Really. Connections back to Necro-Industrial, Araea, Cathedris ... just... I'm blown away.   Best. Ever!  
I think THIS calls for a cup of Java!

— The wolf of Tales of Justice, Creator of Legends of Elohey, Star Wars: Shards, Fiven Chronicles and more!
22 Jul, 2020 10:20

I had to find some way to give a shout-out to one of my most enthusiastic megacorpolis supporters ;)   Thank you <3

Grandmaster Rynn19
Wendy Vlemings (Rynn19)
21 Jul, 2020 05:59

I should have know that you would come up with the conspiracy of all conspiracies: the metaspiracy! Absolutely brilliant, and it fits your world so well. Also, Stormbril's art adds a ton of flavor to the article!

22 Jul, 2020 10:19

He really knocked it out of the park with the conspiracy board :D   And yeah - I had so many choices for different conspiracy theories that I've sprinkled throughout Megacorpolis.. That I just had to kind of try and reference them all :D   Thank you so much for reading and commenting <3

22 Jul, 2020 03:30

Love it! Hey it's not paranoia if they are out to he me!

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Graylion
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22 Jul, 2020 09:01

I'm not sure the two are mutually exclusive... :D   Thank you for reading and commenting <3

Grandmaster CoffeeQuills
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22 Jul, 2020 08:58

The amount of work put into this is amazing! *applauds a well-done conspiracy*

22 Jul, 2020 10:09

Special thanks to Stormbril for his amazing work on the art :D

22 Jul, 2020 23:56

This was a super fun article to work on, your ideas were fantastic and I was extremely happy to contribute <3   AND THE FINAL PRODUCT TURNED OUT AMAZINGLY!

Cathedris, the world of God-Husks and New Magic, welcomes you.
23 Jul, 2020 08:26

It really did <3 It's so amazing :D

3 Aug, 2020 07:28

All right, this is amazing. I concede the field.

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3 Aug, 2020 08:43

I'm glad you enjoyed it :) Thank you for reading and commenting!