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EDIT: 31 August 2014
I edited something for Heliosphere since I forgot to mention their names and nicknames! As well as a few more things about stellar meetings and galactic meetings. Please check it out if you wanna see it!
Hi! I guess for this journal I'm just gonna list down a few basics for story ideas. No, nothing like spoilers, but things like basic environment/setting, or maybe a few reconsiderations I'll be making.
For one, in Heliosphere I'd like to write the basic system they have.
So far, I had worked through the star systems and galaxies. Stars like the sun have planets revolving around them. I heard there are hardly any stars with no planets, so you can say we have other Helioses out there! Helios is probably one of the brightest stars out in the Milky Way, albeit small compared to stars like Antares.
So for star systems like the whole Solar System, think of it like a small kingdom or a house (depending on how many inhabitants live in there; Helios has quite a lot from planets to asteroids)
For galaxies, they work a lot like countries in human terms. In a galaxy, there are up to trillions of stars! So imagine that one galaxy is a country of stars; and there are a lot of galaxies in the universe as it is continually expanding!
I have yet to work out if there is a ruling leader in one galaxy, but probably there will be. I haven't researched a lot about stars or black holes just yet, but I'll get there! I'm just focusing on the Heliosphere itself for now. In the solar system alone, there's a lot to research! Planets, moons and moonlets, comets, meteors, Asteroid/Kuiper Belt, Oort Cloud... so many!
Also speaking of space, I thought I'd just leave this here:
GUYS. IT'S PLUTO AND CHARON. THEY CAN FINALLY SEE THOSE
But here we have the New Horizons space craft on its way to Pluto, and is probably on its way to pass by Neptune's orbit at this rate! On July 2015, prepare to see Pluto, Charon, and the Plutonian moons for the very first time in decades since its discovery!
AS FOR THEIR NAMES AND NICKNAMES
I thought I'd also put this here regarding Heliosphere! I'm pretty sure all of you noticed by now that I don't call planets by their real names. Like, Pluto = Meiosei. Only Venus is an exception.
That's because back in the day I was thinking that their planet names don't suit the personalities I was giving them. Like, Mars sounds like marshmallow and there is no way Ares feels like a marshmallow! Or Pluto makes Meimei sound like a puppy!
So here are the nicknames in case it's still too confusing:
Sun = Helios
Mercury = Hermesio
Venus = Venus (lol but maybe some try to call her Aphrodite or something)
Earth = Terrius
The Moon = Luna
Mars = Ares
Jupiter = Jove
Saturn = Cronus
Uranus = Yuri
Neptune = Kaiosei
Pluto = Meiosei
But I didn't want to leave it as "oh I'm gonna name them this because it's snazzy" though that's probably my main reason. HAHA! The other is that it helps me understand the Greek counterparts more.
Anyways in-universe, those names they have (Terrius, Ares, etc.) are actually nicknames and the planet names (Earth, Mars, etc.) are their real names. The nicknames are what they use to be more casual in their own Solar System, but they use their real names for actual stellar meetings outside of their Solar System.
The nicknames are mostly based on their Greek counterparts; if not, then it resembles their planet one way or another. Terrius is a name that is somewhat related to Terra, and we all know that it's used for land like terrain. Kaiosei and Meiosei are Japanese names for the planets! But they use Kai and Mei in my universe to make them shorter haha.
Hermesio just sounds better than Hermes instead; but it is really based on Hermes, the Greek counterpart of Mercury! Luna is an alternate name for moon, of course!
Now for those meetings,
Stellar meetings are when stars like Helios go meet each other for a formal gathering and talk about the current status of their galaxy (Milky Way). They also get updated with each star; like planetary problems, dying stars, etc. That is, when they raise their problems like that.
Galactic meetings are way more formal. This is when leaders of each galaxy (still have yet to determine who the leader of each galaxy is and what criteria needs to be followed) meet together and talk about the universe and its state. Sometimes some lower-rank stars like Helios are included in this if needed only, like if they can help the galaxy's head.
Like I said earlier, think of star systems and galaxies like this:
Star system (like solar system) = house or kingdom (depending on how big it is and how many reside in it)
Galaxy = country
So I guess the Universe is the whole world for them! Well that's not such a small world now, is it?
Remember, there are very many galaxies... and each galaxy has trillions of stars in them! And with each star, there's bound to be a planetary system! (I hear it's rare for a star not to have any planets)
Can you imagine; we're not even a blue dot when faced with the vast universe!
I figured I'd throw this little bit in too! Lately I've been thinking about my fics in Zelda and I've written about them since... five years ago, I think? So back then I was actually a beginner. Aftermath was my first serious fanfic so I was surprised that it actually caught attention! Because of that, it pushed me to write a two-part fic which turned out to be the forty-chapter Memories and Moments because the full original story was supposed to be JUST chapters 2 and 3. The rest of the story sort of wrote itself on its own.
Anyway, what I've been reconsidering is their AGES.
It's probably just the age adjustment I'll be considering here; I've been taking a look at it and I'm conflicted if they actually act their age or not.
For one, I'd know that I wasn't that fabulous during Gufuu's age, nor do I actually know a thing about makeup (but now I've been looking at the simplest but most effective makeup and beauty techniques in my spare time)
Another is how mature they feel for me. In Aftermath, they were only 13; that means in Memories and Moments they're already 14. And in flashbacks, they were only as young as 10 or 12.
Granted in the Minish Cap manga, Link DOES look 10. But it felt awkward for Vaati that he's gone so evil and he has so much knowledge. Yes, he was immature but it didn't feel like he had the psychology of a ten-year-old; he felt a bit older.
All in all I had just been thinking about this because I'm not sure if they're psychologically accurate. Of course I've had different experiences as a teenager (HAW HAW IGNORANCE IS BLISS) but I've been trying to look at other people for me to better understand it.
Bottom line; I may consider to move their ages by a year or two in all my fics; in classic Minish Cap Link could be 11 instead of 10; that means he's 13 in Four Swords. Probably 14 in Aftermath, then 15 in Memories and Moments! If ever, I could add another extra year if I'll need to.
What do you think? Would it be more psychologically accurate to add years in the fics or was the initial idea fine on its own?
PvZ: Dreams of the Distance
Now this is also one of the projects I've been working on recently. I started this around two years ago and hadn't progressed much in it, so I think I'll try to work more on it.
Nothing much to say about this lest there be spoilers! What I can say is that probably most, if not ALL characters, will have their backstories (I'm aiming for all).
I'm planning to feature all the original plants and zombies here and to make sense of it, there will be stories behind each individual as well as relationships. Family, ships, yep they're here!
Now I'm basing their personality mostly on their Suburban Almanac; if it doesn't provide much idea for me, then I go off to look for stuff. For one, Sunflower has braided pigtails because I saw Ms. Laura Shigihara wear what look like braided pigtails while she sang Zombies on Your Lawn while playing the piano with Mr. George Fan!
However, some plants and zombies will definitely be more "major" than the others. All will play a part in the story one way or another, though!
Please stay tuned for any updates! And thank you for reading. Have a nice day! (◍•ᴗ•◍)❤