Don't know if this has been suggested before, but I think it would be great to let people get inspired by a musical piece and find out what they create from it. Of course it doesn't need to be classical music but I think that would lend itself the best.
- FUTURE ART STUDIO! (what we will be drawing with in the future)
- Re-design a scene from Alice in Wonderland, surreal enviroments.
- Steam Punk; train station; police station, fire Station etc.
- Cat epic jungle gym!
- Jungle refuge Village in trees due to zombie apocalypse swarming below.
I had an idea today for this that I really wanted to see, stemming from this quote:
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." Arthur C. Clarke
I want to see an interpretation of a civilization, human or not, where this has become the case, where the technology is so advanced that it looks like magic by our standards of understanding of technology. This is a topic approachable from both a sci-fi and high-fantasy perspective.
Greebles are leftovers of technology. The forgotten bits that fall out of your stereo when you play it to loud. Make a town, mini city under the bed, planet or whatever location, just make it out of leftover tech.
I've been reading Gene Wolfe's 'Shadow of the Torturer', It has a very unique setting.
It starts out seemingly a typical medieval fantasy story, but it becomes apparent that it is actually set hundreds of thousands of years into the future, the vast majority of the inhabitants of this world no longer understand the technology that surrounds them, so they carve out their wretched existence in a massive and radically advanced city that barely manages to sustain itself, and is destined to one day grind to a halt. They fight with swords (guns are present but rare), they ride horses, and they wonder about the bizarre machinations that go about their business around them. The main character begins his tale as a torturers apprentice in the citadel, an enormous structure that he believes is a massive steel tower, in truth, it is a giant space ship. I'm sure you get the vibe by now, super futuristic structures towering into the sky with drones flying around performing maintenance tasks, while the streets below are muddied tracks filled with beggars, horses pulling carts and blade wielding soldiers.
In short, medieval sci-fi mish mash.
Formerly great capital city
The cursed highlands
The black church
The purgatory's bridge
Military secret base
Acid lake race
The house of black and white (Game of thrones book)
Now that I've been here to see the patterns in what actually becomes an environment:
The Crimson Grove (For some reason, I REALLY want to see what people do with this one, getting goosebumps thinking about it)
The Frozen Pass
Temple of the Elements/[or a specific element] (and this one)
City atop the Great Tree
City in the Stratosphere (sci-fi near future with helium balloons, maybe it's fantasy)
Since it's halloween time:
The Plagued Lands
Wisps in the Woods (could be called Feux Follets, Will O' the Wisp)
Last edited by Alkan; October 23rd, 2013 at 01:25 PM.
What happens next!!! Choose your favourite film, or any film. Find a scene you like, then imagine what happens next in that scene after the movie has moved on. How would the characters, story or environment change when nobody is looking?