Wednesday, June 29, 2016

T5W: Settings You Want to See More Of

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T5W is a Goodreads group with over 5,000 members.  They create topical blog prompts for each Wednesday of the month.  I have just joined this month, and you can too!   https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/118368-top-5-wednesday

June 22nd Topic Description:
These can be time periods (historical or futuristic) or places (real or fictious)!


Number 5

Magical Schools


Pictured: Anime Mahoutsukai Precure! (2016)
http://www.zerochan.net/School+Uniform

Magic schools are always full of mystery and adventure.  They are the perfect setting for curious characters who will learn as much about themselves as they do about their magical world. 


Number 4

Whimsical Woods 


Pictured: Tera Online Concept Art

Give me a beautifully descriptive RPG forest and I'm a happy camper.  You never know what creatures, artifacts, or magic power my lay hidden among the glowing scenery.


Number 3

Archaeological Excavations or Investigations


Pictured: Gobeklitepe Photographed by National Geographic
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/06/gobekli-tepe/mann-text

Give me adventurers and science-y types out in the world with a purpose.  Any setting where characters venture into the unknown is a plus.  Even better if they are at odds with a rigorous academic world.  This is a favorite setting for both fiction and nonfiction.


Number 2

Cool Modes of Transportation 


Airship City by Min-Nguen
http://www.deviantart.com/art/airship-city-399187918

Airships, Spaceships, Ship-ships, Robotic House Mechs, Floating Castles...I have always been a sucker for a good crew on a good ship.


Number 1

Past Golden Age or Lost City


Pictured: Disney's Atlantis
http://www.sky.com/tv/movie/atlantis-the-lost-empire-2001

Whether the story starts out in this setting, travels back in time, or jumps parallel universes makes no difference to me.  I love a setting so full of wonder, with clean energy and beautiful living space, that it has the power to change people.  Usually in stories such as these it is the setting, and the way of life, which must be fought for.  



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Thanks for reading!
Manda