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Worldember 2023

It is QUICKLY approaching that time of the year, where the forge is warm and there are embers everywhere. WorldEmber is almost upon us and thus, it is time to prepare!

Ah, lovely November, where most people worry about NaNoWriMo but some of us worry more about the WorldEmber prep homework. 'Tis a lovely time of the year. And as always, I am more than ready for prep yet not at all ready for the proper WorldEmber xD

Pledge

As every year, my goal is to get to 10k words. But of course, the important part is not reaching 10k words but to enjoy what I'm doing and end the month without being burn out! So that's my full goal, reach 10k words and be happy.

I will also be doing an Unofficial event - Mixing symptoms 2, which I hope I can hype people to join me in. And as for extras, I'd love to read and comment as much as my silly lil brain allows me.

Area of focus

For this WorldEmber, I plan on mainly working on Shattered, specifically on its bases. I'd like to try to write as many articles about its bases as I can, while allowing myself some space to work on my other worlds because I know myself and I cannot work on just one world for too long.

The bases that I'd like to work in Shattered are: the main islands, the giants, the corpses, and lidust. I also have a bunch more stubs that I can work in listed in my Scattered notes article.

Other than Shattered, I wanna leave some space and oportunity to work on a new world of mine that I've been preparing. It will be a world that, hopefully, will make me write about things out of my comfort zone and that, i hope, will make me learn things and grow as worldbuilder.

Edit of 12/11/2023

Brain already did its thing of not being able to focus on one single thing and I've now decided that I will absolutely be working on Daeliha as well as of Shattered. What will I be working on? Dunno! Follow Daeliha to discover as I discover what I'll be doing! This suddent burst of inspiration comes from me doing a NaNoWriMo in a novel happening in Daeliha.

I've been this past week or two checking Daeliha's articles. They are now all privated because I was checking that all fits the lore (so not outdated lore). During this november month (I won't promise cuz then I overwork it and either hate the stuff or burn myself) I would like to make back public some of the articles of Daeliha (especially the introduction article).

And let's be honest. I feel much more comfortable dropping weird conditions on Daeliha, so expect conditions from Unofficial event - Mixing symptoms 2 in there.

Lastly but not least, here's a list of Shattered base articles I will probably try write.
Corpses Erak Faodore Gysol Jellyfish Lidust Lionfish Lulan Oriz Portals Sea slug Sea snake Tethea Turtle Whale

Mini-metas

Here we go again I guess. I don't like metas so I won't spend a lot of time in these.

Shattered

The scope will be its bases, which is limited to the giants (6 left), the main islands (6 left), and three specific articles (check spoiler under "Area of focus") to see a proper list of the articles.

The themes of it will be: the innerworks of Shattered, the places that compose Shattered, and the events that formed Shattered. Shattered itself (for mood) is a place that as a single person you probably wouldn't be able to change things and it's a world that is not harsh to live in unless you push things.

Daeliha

The scope? Wild card. I have no idea. Probably conditions of Daeliha and some magic stuff.

Daeliha is a dark fantasy world. You can find your common fantasy races (mostly) with a twist to them (so far, only Elves have been written down; hopefully I'll publish them once again before WE). Even if many of my articles are about conditions (that more usually than not are deadly or painfully), it's still a fantasy place where magic is common but mages themselves not much. People can use magic, but most aren't trained to do anything with it (at least at their own will).

Categories

Look. I'm not going to lie. I've cried and sweated making the actual categories in both Shattered and Daeliha. I love Shattered categories even tho they might not be the most user friendly; I'm not changing them cuz they fit perfectly aesthetically (at least for me) and it keeps the rule of 7 that I have been doing in Shattered (if you realized congrats! If not? No worries, it has nothing of importance other than I thought it was funny). Daeliha? I made her categories a year or two or three ago. They are indepth and a lot. Unless I get problems with them while doing some work this November or during WE, I'll probably won't change them.

TDLR: categories are painful and they are "good enough" in their state right now, so as a good programmer, I'm following the logic of "If it works, don't change it".

Update 30/11: I don't remember what day it was since I didn't really write it down, but I actually updated Daeliha's categories. Just made it so that there aren't so many at first sight as there where before.

Unofficial event - Mixing symptoms 2
Generic article | Jan 31, 2024

Using same symptoms, each shall write their own conditions... How much will they differ? (Part 2!) [OPEN]

Scattered notes
Generic article | Nov 1, 2023

A scroll with notes about Shattered that need proper writing.

Daeliha

Look! A thing!

Ember cottage
Generic article | Nov 3, 2023

A cottage for WorldEmber, to share hype and love around.

Catoblepon by Nnie

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Inspirational worlds

Special mention

is releasing a novel on the 17th November! I've read the first two chapters and a short prose (which you can read here for free) that she wrote to introduce you to the world and, so far, I'm LOVING IT! Find out more information here! Can't wait to read it! Biscup's worldbuilding is always inspiring, specially how technology and magic are considered and treated as one!

Vazdimet

Necromancy is a Wholesome Science

Vazdimet is a character-focused science fiction fantasy setting exploring the meaning of life, family, and belief in a spacefaring universe where death has become optional.

Homepages

Oh gods. Okay so, Daeliha won't have a homepage for this WE for two main reasons: I'm still unsure of the bases of the world, I'm exhausted and I don't have time (and it's overwhelming). Shattered, on the other side, it had already a homepage, so I asked some feedback and both Satrium and Tyrdal gave me amazing feedback! So Shattered's homepage has been updated to be a bit more friendly to new users.

Last minute prep!

Writing exercises! No time for them tbf, but I did 10k words for NaNo and I've edited the big amount of one articles for Daeliha. So I'm marking it as done.

Schedules? Tidy desk? Who got time for it? Not me T.T We go wild and hope for the best (specially after discovering I might not be able to write a lot on the first two weeks.

Snacks? I forgot about them and I'm writing this the day right before WE so ehh, next question!

Support!

I am more than grateful of having so many wonderful groups of amazing people that are supporting me (and also me giving them all the support!). These groups include the Cheems, the Cookie cottage chapter, and a recently new group of 5 worldbuilders where we'll be sharing articles and getting feedback!

WorldEmber articles!


Comments

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Nov 3, 2023 20:30 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

Yaaay, Cato! Good luck! :D

Emy x   Etrea | Vazdimet
Nov 3, 2023 20:31 by Catoblepon

Thank youuu <3

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My world Shattered won as the "Most ground-breaking premise new world"!
Nov 3, 2023 20:53 by Mochi

You can do the things!!! <333

I hope you have a great day!   Explore the endless planets brimming with life of the Yonderverse! Go after creatures, discover new places, and learn about the people you find along the way.   Check out my new world, Ava Admira!
Nov 3, 2023 21:03 by Catoblepon

Thank youuuu! I'm sure you'll do great too!

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My world Shattered won as the "Most ground-breaking premise new world"!
Nov 3, 2023 22:34 by Annie Stein

Best of luck this year Cato! It'll be cool to see what you come up with. I hope you give yourself some time to rest too!

Creator of Solaris -— Come Explore!
Nov 4, 2023 10:38 by Catoblepon

Best of look to you too!

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My world Shattered won as the "Most ground-breaking premise new world"!
Nov 3, 2023 22:50

Unofficial challenge o,o! Lets crush WE together Cato :)

Yours truly, Nino.
Its Worldember!I am building out a spooky world, which you can read about here! (psst, its a link)
To learn about my main world click on this link! (if you want to ;) )
Nov 4, 2023 10:39 by Catoblepon

Let's get down to defeat the goals!

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Love to code, but this one is driving me crazy!
My world Shattered won as the "Most ground-breaking premise new world"!
Nov 4, 2023 00:33

Another Condition Challenge! Yay!   Good Luck with Worldember, looking forward to more awesome things in Shattered. Keep being awesome Cato

Feel free to stop by some of my WorldEmber articles if you want. My favorites are The Book of the Unquiet Dead, Outpost of the Moons, and The Emerald Hills. Feedback is always appreciated.
Nov 4, 2023 10:39 by Catoblepon

Love to see people working on conditions so, why not a challenge :D

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My world Shattered won as the "Most ground-breaking premise new world"!
Nov 4, 2023 05:21

Whooo those are some awesome and realistic goals Cato! I cannot wait to read all the things ^^

What do you want to discover in Computer Adventures?
Nov 4, 2023 10:40 by Catoblepon

Thank you!

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Nov 9, 2023 10:27 by Fall

Good luck with WorldEmber this year!   I love your pledge, it aligns to my own philosophy too, #NoBurnoutSquad haha.

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Nov 9, 2023 17:22 by Catoblepon

Good luck you too! And yes! Absolutely #NoBurnoutSquad

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Love to code, but this one is driving me crazy!
My world Shattered won as the "Most ground-breaking premise new world"!
Nov 10, 2023 18:21 by Nimin N

I am so looking forward to read more from your Shattered. <3 Good luck reaching your pledge goal, and your mixing symptoms challenge sounds like a lot of fun. Sadly don't feel I have the energy for a challenge in a challenge this time around, but I hope you get lots of people to tag along!

Nov 11, 2023 11:13 by Catoblepon

Thank you! It's okay if you don't have energy for it, it's optional and it's important that you realize what you have energy for! Good luck with your WE! (Also feel free to throw some chaos by submitting a symptom even tho you won't participate)

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Love to code, but this one is driving me crazy!
My world Shattered won as the "Most ground-breaking premise new world"!
Nov 21, 2023 19:17 by Elspeth

Good luck working on both of your worlds. I hope you have a lot of fun this WorldEmber! You've got this! :)

Nov 21, 2023 20:59 by Catoblepon

Thank you! And good luck to you too! Hope you have fun too :D

Visit Daeliha, Iphars, Khulgran & Shattered
Love to code, but this one is driving me crazy!
My world Shattered won as the "Most ground-breaking premise new world"!
Nov 30, 2023 19:33 by TJ Trewin

Cato conditions let's goooooooooo! :D :D <3 Good luck towards your 10k this year!!


Journals of Yesteryear
You're invited to explore my new world!
Nov 30, 2023 19:40 by Catoblepon

Good luck to your goal as well! Can't wait to read JOY

Visit Daeliha, Iphars, Khulgran & Shattered
Love to code, but this one is driving me crazy!
My world Shattered won as the "Most ground-breaking premise new world"!