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I needed a flag for my stories main political entity so I created one...

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That's an interesting flag.

How does the symbolism work?

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I wanted something I could envision children drawing in school art classes so I tried to keep things simple.

The blue stands for the "League," the pattern resembles the letter 'L,' something all people identify with.
 
The green and white circles stand for the planets which have Planetary League members.

The sun is for life, I used a PD image for the sun but will probably change that part out with a stylized star.

The circle around the sun/star is for the Leagues unity of purpose.

On the color choices:

Blue: For Strength, Truth, and Loyalty
White: For Wisdom, Peace, and Sincerity in purpose
Green: For Freedom, Hope, and Life
Yellow: For Understanding, Respect, and Virtuous Generosity



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Whoa! I didn't see that as a sun/star within a circle. I thought it was a jet engine:

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I like it. emoticon

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Got a newsletter today from Holly Lisle that mentioned using Minecraft for her stories:

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I've even heard that some authors use Sims to build their worlds. emoticon

Can't recall if either has been shared/mentioned before, so opted to post in case they hadn't.







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I had a cute idea but then realized that even when close to exhaustion a force screen has so much energy that my idea wouldn't work without some help...

Then out of the blue, I got the inspiration needed that makes the rescue work and it is much more satisfying than my original idea. emoticon

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It's interesting to see what others use.

I personally wouldn't want the learning curve of SIMS or Minecraft to create my worlds - it's bad enough learning Jutoh and GIMP right now... but if it works for them, awesome!

Rick: Wohooooo! That's how inspiration works at its best.

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I believe those writers/authors were already playing those games, so it was something they already knew. Though, I could be wrong. emoticon





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That makes sense. Use what you know and love to move ahead in another field you love. emoticon

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Yeah. But like you, it'd be a waste of time for me to try, as learning those programs/softwares would take time away from writing. Plus, those games don't interest me, otherwise I'd already be playing them.







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I putter about, not really working at any one thing today but thought about Firle's book cover for Pu'ukani's Song. So I looked at a few public domain pics then I created this:
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Maybe it will help or inspire something... That's what I was thinking about when I did it anyway. emoticon

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It certainly does.

Now, orcas are actually enemies in that story, and I really want a pic of a humpback whale with those amazing rays of sun on the cover.

Let me do a mockup or two. emoticon Maybe that's exactly the kind of challenge I need.

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Yesterday I had a wild thought pop into my mind. I was driving over to Greenville, Texas and I saw this truck hit one of those new, plastic barrel crash barriers. He had lost control because some idiot thought their plastic sheets would stay in the back of their pick-up truck while they drove down the highway at 70+ mph (112+ kph). The plastic had flown out of the first truck and covered the other trucks windshield.

Anyway, the scene inspired the method for how my characters in the "rescue scenes" survive their emergency landing back on the ship. emoticon

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Woah! Poor blinded truck driver! Glad that crash barrier caught him, though. I'm sure that prevented a lot more damage.

Funny that this mishap inspired a solution for you. emoticon

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Inspiration is EVERYWHERE! If you're in the right mindset.

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I found three "Solar System" creators online. I started all three with slight variants of what I imagine the star system in TABA will be like... To play it safe I set things at maximum time progression and am letting them run all night to see what happens.

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I found ]this list of coffee slang terms which I am going to use for names in the "Moka Star System." emoticon

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And the winner of the star system creation programs was....

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Very cool. Love the names.

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SNP DNA sequences. I think I have figured out an important clue for my "Circles" story.
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What do they do? It sounds intriguing. emoticon

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I created this image while thinking about Firle's new book and my Circles story!

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Nice!

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Update to the Moka Star System.
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Beyond the orbit of Brewtus and off the map is this small and very odd asteroid body which I named "Jo." emoticon



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Brewtus, huh?

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Firle: If you look carefully you will notice all the bodies in the "Moka Star System" are named after coffee terms... I couldn't resist! emoticon

Giant Mushrooms inspired me to look for similar types of life and have me started on the development of an alien eco-system to use in my story!

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Ha! I knew I couldn't be the only writer to use Minecraft to map my story! emoticon It isn't life-sized though, although my sister and I are working on a house together that is to scale. My laptop almost died when we put the second story on and it had to figure out all the lighting changes. emoticon

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Rick: I did notice - but why "Jo"?

Trying: Wow, that sounds impressive.

Reading so much about the economy is making me wonder about the economy of the aliens in my Joanna story. I suppose it is similar to our economies. Their human slaves are not used as workers, they are more a kind of exotic pet... (I'm editing the first book of the trilogy.)

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