stayed up too late reading my own sci-fi drafts, reaffirming my blood feud with exposition

you think this massive setting needs some setup? don’t even know what a Minot looks like? too bad! like i would reveal such secrets

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i need to find a happy medium between “er-ka rode the train to work, during which she happened to notice every cultural implication of every detail around her” and terse dialogue like “you fucko! fuck your ethics!”

it’s hard to know where to start with “communist space animals are good to each other for hundreds of thousands of years” so i started with the time a couple cows and a squid took up arms against a hivemind that keeps livestock

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the secret of this setting is that everything has an extremely low-effort name indicating its corresponding earth-creature. you think "auters? couldn't possibly just be otters" but they are just otters, with advanced space tech

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only the dabulans don't have a name indicating their squidhood. instead their name comes straight from a randomly-generated stellaris species. yes this entire project is a collaborative stellaris fic, why do you ask,,

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@garbados

this is a smart plan that cannot fail. you are the winner. you win

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