For this year’s A to Z Blog Challenge, Richard and Jayden are worldbuilding! Using Rebekah Loper‘s book The A-Zs of Worldbuilding as a guide, we have teamed up to give descriptions of the world we’re creating, along with snippets of what it’s like to exist in the world. Enjoy!
Background by Jayden for P is for Plants:
We mentioned a little bit about the plants that Adirlachson has before (let’s see if we can keep our details straight, haha!). They have some underground areas where they grow some crops using artificial light and water-based plants. For the plants that they can’t grow that way, they built up some fields with high walls to keep most of the dinosaurs and other animals out, though, of course, the flying ones can still get in. Richard shared with us about the “scarecrows” in F is for Food not too long ago.
Story by Richard:
“Are you kidding me!” Jack shouted as he watched the security footage.
“What is it?” asked Mark.
“The wall is over fifty feet tall, ten feet thick, and somehow one of those long necked assholes managed to reach in and eat our broccoli.”
“You sure it wasn’t one of the flying ones?”
“No, look, it’s right here.”
He pointed to the video on the screen. A brontosaurus reared back on its hind legs, planted the front ones on the wall, and then arched its neck into the garden.
“You know, if the wall wasn’t so thick, it probably couldn’t stand on it like that,” said Jack.
“If the wall wasn’t so thick, it’d just trample through it.”
“What if we got a moat instead? Didn’t dinosaurs used to get trapped in tar pits before the first time they went extinct?”
“Would you want to eat vegetables surrounded by a tar moat, smart guy?”
(I wanted P to be for Potatoes, but I didn’t write about them any, even though potatoes are plants. Do you think dinosaurs would eat potatoes? Apparently they only evolved relatively recently, tens of millions of years post dinosaur.)
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