Does anybody else get bored of conworlds easily?

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Re: Does anybody else get bored of conworlds easily?

Post by qwed117 » Thu 05 Oct 2017, 23:23

elemtilas wrote:
gestaltist wrote:Yes! I get bored or dissatisfied way too easily. I often get discouraged to the point of not doing any creative work for months but I always come back to the "secret vice".
Good to see you back from your long wanderings, gestaltist!
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Re: Does anybody else get bored of conworlds easily?

Post by gestaltist » Fri 06 Oct 2017, 09:58

qwed117 wrote:
elemtilas wrote:
gestaltist wrote:Yes! I get bored or dissatisfied way too easily. I often get discouraged to the point of not doing any creative work for months but I always come back to the "secret vice".
Good to see you back from your long wanderings, gestaltist!
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Re: Does anybody else get bored of conworlds easily?

Post by Egerius » Fri 06 Oct 2017, 11:15

Now we know how it works: Say conworlding is bunk, gestaltist appears.
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Re: Does anybody else get bored of conworlds easily?

Post by DesEsseintes » Fri 06 Oct 2017, 11:38

Egerius wrote:Now we know how it works: Say conworlding is bunk, gestaltist appears.
Conworlding is bunk
Conworlding is bunk
Conworlding is bunk
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Re: Does anybody else get bored of conworlds easily?

Post by gestaltist » Fri 06 Oct 2017, 12:50

DesEsseintes wrote:
Egerius wrote:Now we know how it works: Say conworlding is bunk, gestaltist appears.
Conworlding is bunk
Conworlding is bunk
Conworlding is bunk
...
It's not true at al... wait...
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Re: Does anybody else get bored of conworlds easily?

Post by eldin raigmore » Fri 06 Oct 2017, 23:12

gestaltist wrote:
DesEsseintes wrote:
Egerius wrote:Now we know how it works: Say conworlding is bunk, gestaltist appears.
Conworlding is bunk
Conworlding is bunk
Conworlding is bunk
...
It's not true at al... wait...
Don't you have to look in a mirror in a darkish room while saying it?
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Re: Does anybody else get bored of conworlds easily?

Post by Pabappa » Mon 20 Nov 2017, 20:15

Everything I've ever written is canon, at least metaphorically. From when I was 3 yrs old to my early twenties, I mostly wrote about space. So e.g. the spaceships have become boats, the aliens have become animals, (I still have sentient/sapient animals) and cities of millions have become towns of thousands.

Some individual characters have become deities, others remain as people, and others do not appear at all (everything is canon but not everything is interesting enough to be worth mentioning).

My childhood conworld is still alive privately, but I never post about it here or elsewhere on in the internet, and have removed mentions even from frathwiki. It uses the same conlangs as my newer, smaller conworld, even though this is a logical paradox... My standards were much lower when I was younger.
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Re: Does anybody else get bored of conworlds easily?

Post by elemtilas » Tue 21 Nov 2017, 00:15

Pabappa wrote:
Mon 20 Nov 2017, 20:15
Everything I've ever written is canon, at least metaphorically. From when I was 3 yrs old to my early twenties, I mostly wrote about space. So e.g. the spaceships have become boats, the aliens have become animals, (I still have sentient/sapient animals) and cities of millions have become towns of thousands.

Some individual characters have become deities, others remain as people, and others do not appear at all (everything is canon but not everything is interesting enough to be worth mentioning).

My childhood conworld is still alive privately, but I never post about it here or elsewhere on in the internet, and have removed mentions even from frathwiki. It uses the same conlangs as my newer, smaller conworld, even though this is a logical paradox... My standards were much lower when I was younger.
Oo, someone with who I share the same yacht of extreme longevity of canon! Though for me it's probably about 7 or 8 and into the forseeable future. I've only rarely written anything set in Space; but I fully commiserate as regards old things becoming other things and ancient factoids remaining in place and the whole ancient inner world still being alive and active thing!!

I don't know if Lambuzhao or Lao Kou or some of the other, er, more seasoned geopoets have been working on one world the whole time or not. I think Sally Caves is probably the only other person I know who's been working within a single world for a span of decades.
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Re: Does anybody else get bored of conworlds easily?

Post by sangi39 » Tue 21 Nov 2017, 01:09

I don't get bored, strictly speaking, but I do get bogged down a lot in stuff that I just don't understand, or have a limited ability to use certain tools to anywhere near a decent enough level to create anything that looks good and detailed (like rivers or altitude maps). I opted for creating a conworld from the ground up, so I started with tectonics, then moved on to atmospheric and oceanic currents, then on to climate, and that took a fair bit of reading because I actually don't have much experience dealing with those topics.

Obviously real-life has a way of coming in and ruining progress as well, so it just takes forever to get pretty minimal results.
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Re: Does anybody else get bored of conworlds easily?

Post by OliveAnne » Fri 01 Dec 2017, 13:30

I just started with one conworld and still very interested in and attached to it. I don't know if I ever get bored of it, but I think it could happen as you said. It really depends on your creativity to keep your conworld remain interesting.
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Re: Does anybody else get bored of conworlds easily?

Post by Axiem » Sat 02 Dec 2017, 18:37

elemtilas wrote:
Tue 21 Nov 2017, 00:15
I don't know if Lambuzhao or Lao Kou or some of the other, er, more seasoned geopoets have been working on one world the whole time or not. I think Sally Caves is probably the only other person I know who's been working within a single world for a span of decades.
Depending on how exactly you count it, I've potentially been working on Mto in some fashion for about two decades now. The nature of the universe itself has changed on multiple times during then, and places have changed names and been shifted around. Characters have changed names, but there are several who can directly trace themselves back to then.

It's kind of a ship of Theseus problem, though. If I present a universe/story/characters, and then over time change each thing little by little, until everything's been replaced with something new, is it still the same conworld?
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Re: Does anybody else get bored of conworlds easily?

Post by elemtilas » Sun 03 Dec 2017, 01:07

Axiem wrote:
Sat 02 Dec 2017, 18:37
elemtilas wrote:
Tue 21 Nov 2017, 00:15
I don't know if Lambuzhao or Lao Kou or some of the other, er, more seasoned geopoets have been working on one world the whole time or not. I think Sally Caves is probably the only other person I know who's been working within a single world for a span of decades.
Depending on how exactly you count it, I've potentially been working on Mto in some fashion for about two decades now. The nature of the universe itself has changed on multiple times during then, and places have changed names and been shifted around. Characters have changed names, but there are several who can directly trace themselves back to then.

It's kind of a ship of Theseus problem, though. If I present a universe/story/characters, and then over time change each thing little by little, until everything's been replaced with something new, is it still the same conworld?
Yes it is! As I recall, Sally's world has evolved in nature, as has mine. Tolkien's as well. For that matter, the same is true of the cultures & histories of the primary world!
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Re: Does anybody else get bored of conworlds easily?

Post by Curlyjimsam » Wed 06 Dec 2017, 23:51

elemtilas wrote:
Tue 21 Nov 2017, 00:15
I don't know if Lambuzhao or Lao Kou or some of the other, er, more seasoned geopoets have been working on one world the whole time or not. I think Sally Caves is probably the only other person I know who's been working within a single world for a span of decades.
It's changed very considerably since I started it, but I've been working on my current world in some form or other for around twenty years now, and I don't envisage myself stopping anytime soon. There are still a handful of elements maintained pretty much unchanged from very early on, and others which have altered quite a bit but whose lineage can nevertheless be traced back to the very early days. The most recent form, which retains quite a bit from the version immediately previous, is now 11 years old. I dabble in other projects occasionally, but this one world is very definitely the major one for me: it's many times detailed than any others.
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Re: Does anybody else get bored of conworlds easily?

Post by Lao Kou » Thu 07 Dec 2017, 07:03

elemtilas wrote:
Tue 21 Nov 2017, 00:15
I don't know if Lambuzhao or Lao Kou or some of the other, er, more seasoned geopoets have been working on one world the whole time or not. I think Sally Caves is probably the only other person I know who's been working within a single world for a span of decades.

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Who you talkin' about "seasoned", elmtilas?

Géarthtörs has always been a rather vague place (albeit whether or here)*, with neat streetcar designs and pubs under spanning welcoming trees. In that sense, it spans decades. However, the lang has always trumped my being able to speak it over setting. Some places have since gained placenames, but the general cultural outline remains an Oriental-Occidental smish-smash (and it wouldn't involve Hello Kitty). I'd rather try to speak it and see where it takes me. And it that sense, it has spanned.

*I believe Sally Caves' world has the luxury of fazing in and out of the Black Sea at will. Géarthtörs also exists here (in this kind of dimension), staked out in the Sea of Japan, but has a Zelig-ish presence on twentieth-century history.
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