Worldbuilding

Starting from scratch!

I am an amateur world builder, with everything that comes with it. (I wonder if there’s such a thing as a professional world builder?) Well, I just do it for fun. I love losing myself in maps and cultures. Coming up with history and mundane stories about the everyday life of my creations.

Worldbuilding, or conworlding , involves a lot of different things, which require some knowledge on a variety of subjects including, but not just, linguistics, geology,  geography, astronomy, physics, chemistry,  theology, mathematics, cuisine, religion, and all the cultural and social structures and the relations between any of the mentioned fields of study… Whatever exists already in the real world and is a subject of study, can be incorporated into your conworld. I started out back in 1987 (if I remember correctly) when I drew my first map on a regular piece of paper. A coastline and a bunch of islands, about 90 villages, a dozen monasteries, a couple of ruins.

At that time I had no notion of geology or geography, how the mountains were formed or the ways rivers should flow to the sea, how or why the populations get together or spread apart to form new cities, or so many other things that matter when you’re building your world. But, nevertheless, I had fun doing it! And that, my friends, is the most important part of the process. Having fun!

Have fun! 😉

Back

After some weeks away from the web (or at least the productive part of it) I believe it’s time to get back to action and start doing some constructive work. It’s not easy to conciliate family, work, university and conlangs, yet I believe I’m not the only one doing this. So, I need to stop complaining and face the fact that I do this because I enjoy it 🙂

First thing to do is compile everything (about 100 *words and a couple of rules) and put it online. I’ll have it on by 18th of October or my name isn’t… what’s my name, again? Well, at least I’ll try.

Second, I’ll see if I can convince my nephew to test the language with me (K: If you read this send me an email)

*I probably meant roots, but that is still undetermined…

Slippery time

Why do I spend so much time in front of the TV set?

It seems I have nothing better to do, which is not true, but somehow this weekend I spent more time watching crappy movies instead of improving on my other projects, like this blog or my site. Or even my 9 years old “project”. Oh well…

I have to start keeping a to-do list and really do the things I put there. I have so many projects that I want to complete (or even start in some cases) that if I want to see them finished I really need to change. Hopefully this blog will help me keep in mind what I want to do and give me strength to go forth with whatever project I set my mind to.