Mochi's SC23 Reading Challenge
Prompt 42: A myth or truth about the meaning of your universe.
The Ancient Religion
Amelie has written some amazing stuff this Summer Camp. This article is simple to digest and impactful, and Amelie's layout makes this a fun article to read.
The way magic is portrayed in this world feels unique, and I love it all the more for that.
The Sorrow of Souls
A very dark article, I love it! All of the small, horrific details in this article, such as the skinning of Phoenix to be turned into a robe, brings this article to life, and I can't wait to read it when it's not just a draft!
Surrender To Death
Yet another spooky article, which you can somewhat expect from this prompt. This article intrigues me, because it leaves me with many questions, and makes me desperately want to keep clicking those links sprinkled about to go to other articles.
Mochi's Promotional Break
Hello! This article won't reach 1000 words alone, so to keep that word count up I am going to talk about my Summer Camp progress this year. I made 37 articles out of 42 prompts! A very good ratio for me, and I didn't burn out in the slightest which is a huge improvement from the last two years. My favourite article I wrote has to be Sakara, which I loved so much it's under "Featured Articles" in the Yonderverse's Homepage!
Below are the three articles I am most proud of!
Prompt 34: An organization for which recruiting or proselytizing is important.
Militant Order of Descendants
There is something so funny about seeing that gigantic list of ranks. A superb article that genuinely makes me want to write about organisations, ranks and titles, which is very hard to achieve. I can always trust Morgan Biscup to make me want to write articles that I'd never normally want to write.
This article is a great example of how to write a religion. It goes into a perfect amount of detail about the origin myths and laws of the universe, and with all those links to click in the article, I think I'll be doing some extra reading. xD
Warlocks of the Holy Light
By Damion Otter
This article does a great job of answering the prompt as a short article, making me want to read more. The concept of this organisation is epic as well; just the fact that they want to re-ignite a sun is an amazing idea.
Mochi's Promotional Break Pt. 2Here is a little map I made showing off the connections between all of my Summer Camp articles! Five of my entries were completely disconnected from every other article, but most of them had some relevance to another, even if it was through another article.
Prompt 41: An organisation dedicated to keeping a major secret from the public.
Order of Librarians
Wasn't expecting a military organisation with the title 'Librarians', but I love this article. This article makes me want to dive headfirst into the history of Vazdimet, which I know would be a looooong dive, but totally worth it. Vazdimet is truly an amazingly detailed world, and if you haven't checked it out yet, you should.
The Core Pantheon
Han absolutely dominated Summer Camp last year, and for good reason. She truly wrote some incredible things, and this year she has done the same and produced an obscene number of high-quality articles in such a short space of time.
The Heartbeat Society
While I hate what this organisation believes in, just the fact that I hate them is why I love the article. In such a short amount of words Ademal is able to make me feel so strongly, and I desperately want to learn more.
END OF YEAR GOALSBefore the end of the year I would like to have finally established a storyline for both the Yonderverse and the A to Zoo. It's something I've only been interested in recently, but I'd like a solid idea on where i want my world to go. I know for sure I want to follow the story of the oanie and planet Karkhala as they dominate the galaxies, and how people cope with them. For the A to Zoo, I plan on following the lives of a handful of zookeepers, see what shenanigans they get up to, and keep things fun and lighthearted.
Y'all were just too amazing this Summer Camp, and I refuse to just show off 9 articles. Here are a ton more articles I read over the course of the month that I really enjoyed, organised by author!
Without a doubt, Nimsy produced some of my favourite articles to read in Summer Camp. It was love at first sight with Rosepetal, and the more I read the more I want to read more, and then I read more and then I want to read more and then I read even more, and I just keep spiralling.
I fell in love with this world recently, too. The writing is amazing, the CSS is stunning, and the name is so memorable.
Doll-like, child-like halflings that live life in gilded cages.
A town in Vagrigh that is the base of operations of the Gatherers of the Past
Legendary monolith compound with a perfect half-and-half spiral formation
A farewell from a sister to her brother as she made her final decision: to give her life, so that his might be spared.
When the volcano awoke and almost burned out its island.
Royal Dwarven Military
The Royal Dwarven Military is one of the most highly trained military forces in the world, utilizing both voluntary service and conscription to build a great standing military on the foundation of education first, and war afterward.
Comm Chains are networks of devices chained together with information being sent both ways.
Strange and powerful organs within certain Rendlings that appear intertwined and connected at any distance -- the heart of Simulrendology.
The Silver Spire is a monolithic structure that rests near the edges of the Eastern and Western Districts of the city, just south of the oldest tree in the Elven Forest. Serving as the home of the Elven King, this structure is considered beyond decadent.
Gondola 5 is the sole remaining functional gondola on the six car line connecting Dir'rh Aubhai to Dir'rh Nejethon. The line is unpowered.