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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Thanks guys. I wouldn't say I'm back-back. My recent visit to the Louvre has rekindled my interest in conculturing, though. Will probably end in another unfinished and unpublished sketch...
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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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