My Summer Camp 2021 Worldbuilding Pledge Document

Fumbling around, you find an odd document. Though you are in pitch darkness, you find yourself able to understand what's on it.  
  As the summer comes, the WorldAnvil's annual Summercamp approaches. Though I failed to participate meaningfully last year, I am very much aiming to compete in this year's edition of the challenge! As such, here is my pledge for the year.  

1. Which project are your worldbuilding efforts tied to?

My exploration of the Cylinder World and its expansion are largely done for their own sake, and for the pleasure of learning to write and illustrate. Still, the more time passes, the more I want to share my findings about this world and deliver some more enjoyable projects.   During this summercamp, my efforts will be toward seeding some mysteries and preparing a form of “egg hunt” inside that setting. I will also use the products of the challenge in a few coming shortstories.  

2. What world are you working on?

This summercamp will be dedicated to the exploration of the Cylinder World (link to the world's introduction), as it remains my major and almost exclusive subject.  

3. Which area of the world(s) are you working on?

Specifically, three areas of the Cylinder will be at the center of most writings:   - The great city of Merinos, and the odd gigantic structure that is the Great Library.   - Exploration reports from the rural, farming areas of the Middish and Sheherp plains.   - Some documents written in the Rotbysh peninsula.   As always, the entries will be written from an inside perspective. In particular, three sources will constitute the bulk of the Summercamp:   - The Merinian Household, a private weekly magazine dedicated to fashion and culture in Merinos and the Library.   - Several dissertations written by Gretsor Barren and their students on the subjects of “ecology”, “myths” and “monsters”.   - Excerpts from Fyki Spirits’ expedition book dating from their exploration of Opart.  

4. How much are you aiming to complete?

I’d like to complete as much of the challenge as I can. If possible, that would be the Diamond level of completion. However, I also happen to be a PhD student with a very busy schedule. As such, and as the Cylinder should not overtake my work life, I am aware that I may not go as far as I wish. In order to be as effective as possible, I plan to stick to relatively short, simply illustrated documents throughout the challenge. I will adapt my drawing style to the different sources used in the challenge, and will make it somewhat simpler and faster to make.  

5. When will you write?

My plans are to write whenever I can, though more specifically in the evenings. My weekends typically are tightly packed, so I don’t plan on using weekends to catch up on delays.  

6. Who is your support network?

Though I’m not always active there, the WA’s discord server is my main support group. The chapter I am part of, Bowels of the Forge, are quite helping.

Cover image: by Pouaseuille


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13 Jun, 2021 18:17

PhDs are definitely a drain on your time! <3 Good luck with Summer Camp this year - I'm looking forward to learning more about the Cylinder! :D

13 Jun, 2021 19:25

They very much are, yes! And thanks, so do I ^^

With love,   Pouaseuille.   Here's my Bard entry, should anyone be interested in a mess of investigation reports!
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Sailing Ocelot
15 Jun, 2021 13:52

Whoa! Best of luck with this year's summer camp and your PhD! I hope the prompts are helpful and inspiring to you, and that you're able to plant many intriguing mysteries ^^

~~~~~~~~ SailingOcelot