Cosmic Voyage: reality-drive and world building
I read three stories this morning - I wanted to get to the second Melchizedek update.
The "reality-drive" monstrosity caught my eye: Melchizedek updates laying out some narrative foundations for diversity of stories cohabiting the same universe.
Dialogue with Starbloom: I like the co-creation, the "yes, and", the fact that this can be a dialogue instead of the monologue of more classical story writing. 🙂 Inspiring!
Read four to get to the third Melchizedek update. Still the richest story. Tomorrow I get to start with Voortrekker! :)
I'm curious about the authors. Maybe I should visit the #CosmicVoyage IRC channel. 😊 (And what's the best hashtag?)
Cosmic Voyage: why do people write?
In #CosmicVoyage, I not only like the co-creative interaction of stories, I love the participation of "less serious writers". Creative endeavours are worthwhile even when not in the running to win a Hugo.
We loose our humanity, our soul, our whole sense of *meaning*, when we allow our "competitive" mindset to continue to dictate our valuation of things. It's permeated our ways of relating to the world to the point where we don't even realise it's there.
[Completionist thread toot links, ignore this toot]
A touch of OCB (behaviour, not disorder 😜), I'm now keeping my Cosmic Voyage toots in a thread. My first two toots on the topic aren't connected though, so I'm linking back to them:
Starting out - "toot 0":
Toot 1, after Melchizedek 001:
Cosmic Voyage: Hello Voortrekker!
Oh yes! I finally got started with Voortrekker, and just couldn't help myself: with sweet, sweet twists in the tale in the first update, I had to jump ahead and immediately read the second/third update too. 😄
Next time I read (tomorrow I expect) I'll get back to reading the two entries I skipped: which means I'll also get started with Hoffnung.
( The "second" update is a one-liner quoting the original "email" in base64 encoding.)
@hugovdm The one you’re using, I believe. (I hope! It’s the same one I’ve used for a while.)
@hugovdm you're certainly welcome in IRC! A lot of the writers hang out there. Melchizedek is mine, so you've found me already. :)