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Through the Green Glass Door

Getting a bit controversial here
— The Auther

  Welcome to the Green Glass Door. A world not unlike your own. The planet stands at a great crossroads between life and death. The effects of unchecked climate change threaten to push the planet past every tipping point, while political strife blinds those with the power to create change. It is now that the human race begins to awaken. It is now that hope can be forged. Humanity has their final chance to save themselves and their world, they better not blow it.

Stepping Through

The Green Glass Door worldbuilding project focuses on the planet Trinan. Trinan is slightly larger than our Earth, though only by a few hundred square miles. It has two moons, Sana and Thia, and orbits around an average-size main-sequence star. The planet has seven continents; South Karnad, North Karnad, Middle Karnad, Subtrint, Arnaz, and Verie.
  Beyond the planet's atmosphere humanity has placed many a foothold. On the closest moon, Thia, the FSV (Federated States of Verie) has built a small base. In orbit around the planet are two space stations, used for experimentation and observation. Given the situation back home, space programs have become obsolete. Humans have set foot on almost every rocky planet in Trinan's solar system, a mission sent to one of Graryula's (a massive gas giant) largest moons is now on its 3-year journey home. They will be returning to a species and planet vastly different from when they left it 6 years ago.

Foundational Reading


 

Meta

The Green Glass Door is a worldbuilding project meant to inspire and encourage climate action and to foster home in these trying times. It is more of a political statement than anything else. Why this issue is even political, don't ask me. It is also a thought experiment, where I can explore different climate solutions.
  I call it the Green Glass Door for a couple of reasons. First green, for obvious reasons, then glass, because we can see through the "door" imagining a better future. If you remember the Green Glass Door from your summer camp days you will remember that it is a simple puzzle that seems to drive little children crazy. The solution to the climate crisis is clear, all we have to do is start doing things, yet for some reason, those with the power to foster change fail to do it (the confused 1st graders in this metaphor). (okay that was super cheesy)
 

Themes & Genres

The Glass Door straddles the edge between solarpunk sci-fi and modernism. It is meant to portray a near-future version of technology, only soaked in art-deco and bright steampunk aesthetics. Above all else, the Green Glass Door is a place of hope and ambition. The powers of our past mistakes are strong, but the might of action in the present is stronger!

Inspiration

The Glass Door draws the majority of its inspiration from the work of and internet artist and webcomic writer Yuumei, some of which can be found featured around the world. Beyond that is draws styles and vibes from the art deco movement and regressionist green futurism.

 

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Measurments

Most measurements of time and distance will be given using imperial measurements (because I'm an American and therefore weird). If you want a bit more authenticity here are the conversion tables for imperial to the measurements used on Tinan.   1 foot = 1.2 jalt   1 frajalt = 1200 jalts   1 tunjalt = 1/12 of a jalt   1 hour = 1 tanmit   1 minute = 1 mit   1 second = 1 tunmit

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Comments

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3 Jan, 2022 03:44

I am glad I found your world! I am going for something along the solarpunk theme as well, though mine is more, "they sort of figured it out." I am also on another planet. Most of the solarpunk stuff (just online general) that I have found was on earth, so it's nice to see another off planet world.   I like your intro, it's catching and I will be following. The art is gorgeous, I can see why you've found it inspiring. Looking forward to what you post next.

3 Jan, 2022 16:40

Thank you! I have been looking for fellow solarpunk fans too, I was hoping that this project would attract some! I'm planning on doing a lot of work on this world in the next month or so. In my life (mostly because I don't have one) every day in worldember!   I just checked out your world, it looks very cool.