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September 9, 2012 8:53 AM   Subscribe

Let's take another look at Chris Wayan's PLANETOCOPIA (previously): A series of detailed conceptions and paintings of vastly different Earths based on differing climates and land mass position. A planet designed to speed up East-West cvilization development! A life-bearing super hot world! An Earth with most of the seas missing! Forever Ice Age Earth!

Related XKCD What-If: What if The Earth's surface as rotated 90 degrees?
posted by The Whelk (11 comments total) 39 users marked this as a favorite

Food for thought! Great post. I wish they could incorporate these maps into Sid Meier's Civilization.
posted by Renoroc at 9:39 AM on September 9, 2012

Cool. Those Wayans brothers are into everything.
posted by pencroft at 9:46 AM on September 9, 2012 [2 favorites]

posted by curious nu at 10:03 AM on September 9, 2012 [2 favorites]

Well. I think that ate a good hour or two. Neat!
posted by egypturnash at 10:19 AM on September 9, 2012

Really cool stuff. Love that there are people out there doing this kind of thing. Extra points for the I-don't-give-a-fuck late-90s-style web design.
posted by threeants at 10:25 AM on September 9, 2012 [1 favorite]

What's with the furries?
posted by Behemoth at 11:23 AM on September 9, 2012

What's with the furries?

well, they're a "subculture interested in fictional anthropomorphic animal characters with human personalities and characteristics".

My guess is too many Disney movies at a young age, but who knows?
posted by dubold at 12:01 PM on September 9, 2012

He gets a little whoo at the end with the bare breasted centaurs, but 99% of these essays are fascinating. As in "I think I'll just read a couple of sections, holy crap the afternoon disappeared!" fascinating. There's endless room for speculation and imagination in those maps...
posted by Kevin Street at 4:18 PM on September 9, 2012

Metafilter: little whoo at the end with the bare breasted centaurs
posted by The Whelk at 4:30 PM on September 9, 2012

Does anyone have a link to the really odd hand-drawn Warlord of Mars comic (I am sure I read about it here, but cannot find it). This thread could really do with more big-breasted hermaphrodite centaurs.
posted by Mezentian at 4:43 PM on September 9, 2012

Darn it, now I want to hear the song about fat, stupid otters of the Ganges Plateau.
posted by homunculus at 5:31 PM on September 9, 2012

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