I hate the red link at the top caused by this being non-existent and sooo, any comments, requests, feedback etc.. are welcome here, or you want to message me.
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Re:A little thing
Honey no, you have no reason to be mad at yourself. Sure it's obvious you got a lot of inspiration for your recent work in Drabantia's southeast, and surely it was a stupid idea to place Lážnica so close to your country border especially when I said I want it to be a highland, and it was an even worse idea to have meanders with 2 km in diameter on that river, but no. You'll get through it. Go offline for a while, look at real life maps, sketch things on paper, figure out the terrain first as it's the most important, etc.
Also another great thing about mapping is that it gets better as you age and gain experience, so maybe your mapping isn't astonishing at the moment, but you'll be serving quite the realness in a few years. (Oh btw, season 9 of the drag race is premiering tomorrow, are you excited?) --Eklas (talk) 19:00, 24 March 2017 (CET)
Insecurity over Litvania?
Hi. Just saw some changes to your profile. Wondering what is quite insecure about Litvania? Is it the importance of it or maybe you may not have time for it?--Happy mapping and God bless, ZK (talk) 13:25, 5 January 2018 (CET)
You are joking?
- 😂💯💯 --Eklas (talk) 22:25, 26 February 2018 (CET)
A flight from Lorava to Erilyn City?
Your geofiction history is slightly similar to mine
I was reading your profile again, and I just want to say mine was also similar. I started drawing like an alternate-Singapore, with towns named 'Ti', 'Jo' and other monosyllabic names in my childhood. Much of these maps were thrown away, so I don't have any samples. Then sometime later I drew a country called 'Shortcut Island', which is actually two islands located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. At this time, however, I still did not really have a concept of what a country should look like, how does politics function and did not have knowledge of creating fictional historical events. The capital was 'Rich City' and the names of the other smaller towns were quite inspired by my visit to China at the time in 2010 or so. I remember my larger towns were named like 'North City', 'Big City' and so on. I remember drawing some of the cities, but most were just roads without buildings. I also did not know about scaling yet.
For a brief period, I think I gave up on drawing fictional maps, and there was little progress, likely because I thought doing such things is a 'childish thing'. Many of these maps met the same fate with the alt-Singapore. However, I still made a comeback during a trip to Seoul, South Korea in 2014, when I created three new countries (Kanglapo, Biangsinglia (originally Biangsinglabian) and Kinglavia) on an island 'Pointochinikia', named after a fictional Russian explorer (Yasha Pointochivich) who happened to arrive at the island. The island was on the Pacific Ocean somewhere off the coast of Japan. I planned to bring the island into OGF one day, but some of the things (like the history, language origins, etc.) will be altered to fit into the OGF world.
The comeback was probably due to my idea of creating a fictional language after a visit to King Sejong's Museum. Then the idea expanded to a country, and later 3 countries on one island. I focussed on the country of Kanglapo, which is the 'good guy' while its enemy was its west neighbour Biangsinglia. The Kinglavian Kingdom have to act as the mediator for conflicts between the two (I think this idea came from the crisis between the two Koreas). I remembered drawing the highway network and the provinces of Kanglapo, then later moving onto the capital Nandacheongfu (originally Nandachengfu) (meaning Rich, Big City- a reference to my past fictional island).
In 2016, I was finding a mapping software to draw digital fictional maps about kanglapo on a computer, so I can print out and appreciate, but there was no such software. Instead, I chanced upon OGF during my search on Google. I signed up actually on impulse, then realising I will not map my planned island soon, I thought of leaving, but I still stayed on, and here I am mapping Singkangia.
The only difference is that my geofiction hobby is rather individualistic. In fact, I don't think I have shared any of my maps with anyone, including my family. I have never rallied anyone to take up my hobby or draw maps with me, and the other sadder thing is that I don't have many friends. I also don't talk much with others. But OGF changed all that. It actually assured me that there are also such people out there who also share the same interest as me (well, not all). I quite enjoyed the OGF community and I doubt that I will leave OGF.--Happy mapping and happy easter to all! ZK (talk) 06:01, 1 April 2018 (CEST)
- This is great! I wanted to say you should put it on your profile by then I realised you did. Ah well. This should be a thing that many users should write. Good job you’ve come so far!~~Michal (talk) 08:59, 1 April 2018 (CEST)