Go Where Your Daydreams Take You
Today you got bored and did a little world-building, right?
What kind of world did you imagine? Sometimes the world you create is an acknowledgement of a more pleasant reality, like your boss being a terrible ogre that you only have to serve until you figure how to break into the armoury. Or perhaps a plan of how you would escape the church balcony should your teacher actually, as you have long suspected, turn out to be a vampire. Other times it’s a more drastic change, a call to arms, a world-changer. Such as that pile of lumber amongst the blackberries across the river turning out to be the acid-spitting bear dragon, Bjorndrake.
When some people build a world, the first thing they consider is the map. Others figure out what everyone is doing for employment, and work from there. You may say to yourself, “This would be cooler if the city was made out of cake”.
“…And if there were more dragons.”
Of course, your world may not be fantasy. But if you’re world-building, then the world you create, the world you want to live in, play in, stay in, will almost certainly have some elements of magic. Mainly because magic is simpler than science. But also it’s just plain fun to play with. You can get loose with magic. You can make a giant glass thunder-filled fist crash down from the clouds and fill the ground with electricity.
Or, if you really want, you can go to sea. You never know what you might find there!
Ack! You’d hope not to find such a thing… unless you have a sword, a follower, and a very, very sturdy water-going dragon for back-up.
Boat? Who needs a boat when you have a dragon?
But more than science, more than magic, the thing we dream up is other people. Friends, companions, lovers. The people you dream of might be based on someone you know. They might be totally different. Chances are they’re good-looking. Maybe you’ve dreamt about the same person your whole life. Maybe they change every week (mine sure do). Now’s your chance to let this unspoken companion see a little daylight and breathe a little of our air. Tell us about them in the comments; introduce them to your world.
Posted on November 13, 2013, in Art and tagged cake, daydream, daydreaming, dragon, escape, escapism, fantasy, fiction, imagination, magic, monster, thunder, world building. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.