Hi, all! I'm a human, like probably most of you, but looking forward to the day when I can be whatever I want to be. To pass the time, I'm worldbuilding some far-future kitchen sink with ancient, clarketech megastructures and transapient-engineered life as a focus, and I'm always on the lookout for new ways to think of such things, and contemplate what life might look like there. I've been especially interested in how those environments would be maintained, and so I'm extra excited to see Isaac Arthur's next week's video on Megastructure Maintenance. It's hard to remember when or how, but if I were to guess, I'd imagine I found his channel through the Atomic Rockets website. To realize this project, I am kind-of putting together a comic book, kind-of writing some gibberish on scraps of paper, totally conlanging some several somethings, sometimes studying how to make interactive software, often designing characters, cool outfits, and powers and places like some sort of Game Master fashionista, and always cataloguing and developing vague concepts and rhythms in my head, as I strive to come to some sort of auctorial nirvana where creation and perception merge to form something that always existed, but never was--breath
But it's been a rough last year and I've had a writers' block that would make an old geezer's piss look like the biblical flood, despite having the greatest cohesion and versimilitude that I've ever yet had in this world. Honestly, it was a long winter and a late frost, and I think the tree just didn't bloom this year.
Outside of the purely worldbuilding, but as kind of a supplement, I spend most of my time studying--lately I've been focusing on mandarin chinese and japanese to broaden my ability to communicate and think outside the box, with some basic arithmetic in dozenal. I'm just an obsessed eccentric with little to speak of in terms of personal life beyond my educational and auctorial pursuits.
Está un placer de conocer ustedes.
P.S., My aesthetic and thematic inspirations revolve around that brief period of 90's videogames that look like Jedi Knight Dark Forces II, Katsuhiro Otomo's AKIRA, the first two Alien movies, Peter Hyams' 1981 Outland, Ghost in the Shell (Shirow's manga and the anime adaptations--I found enjoyment of Scarlett Johannson's performance of The Major impossible, and Batou's performance--who was my favorite character from SAC--downright cringeworthy), and pretty much everything by Nihei Tsutomu, and I'd be really glad to talk about that niche and media of it, or whatever gives you that sense of otherworldly nostalgia, personally.