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November 23, 2005 4:07 PM   Subscribe

"Tell me more of Elemenstoring, Dogus." From the tiny seed of a news post, a new world has taken form. Too bad it never existed.
posted by Loser (12 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Huh. You know, when I originally read the newspost over at PA I was in a hurry and only skimmed. I've been assuming that it WAS something real that I just hadn't heard of. I hadn't bothered to look into it any more so far.

Thanks for bringing this to my attention; apparently it went right over my head.
posted by Stunt at 4:19 PM on November 23, 2005

I was going to write "Some people have too much time on their hands" in a snarky and superior, then I remembered how often I visit MeFi on any given day.
posted by oddman at 4:30 PM on November 23, 2005

That is an amazing idea. I wish stuff like this had been around when I was a kid.
posted by fire&wings at 4:43 PM on November 23, 2005

I'm speechless; I mean, I'm certainly impressed, but like Stunt, above, I only skimmed the article when Tycho first posted it. That an army of writerly nerds would create a universe so quickly and so completely... it's just... stunning. Also, just cause it's fun to type: Nice post, Loser!
posted by jonson at 4:56 PM on November 23, 2005

Wired: Four days isn't a lot of time to weave an entire fantasy world of whole cloth. Yet in less than a week, scores of people from all across the world have crafted the Epic Legends of the Hierarchs: The Elemenstor Saga, a detailed history of the world of Battal, where powerful wizards seek adventure with ambulatory furniture at their side.
Ha!!! Up yours, Tolkein!

How odd, though- I read the same news article a few days ago, thinking he was just being cute, but apparently the PA legions banded together on short notice in a spirit of... whimsy.

Yeah... I wish they had the Internet like this when I was a kid! :(
posted by hincandenza at 4:58 PM on November 23, 2005

I'm also confused - where does Tycho link to the Wiki in the first place? I mean, he mentions seeding the piece with some of the plot outline, but he never actually reveals the location. I wonder if it's something people in the PA WoW guild were told and it spread from there, or what?
posted by jonson at 4:59 PM on November 23, 2005

Tycho links to the wiki in a later news post.
posted by DaShiv at 5:40 PM on November 23, 2005

[this is glorious]
posted by Slithy_Tove at 7:16 PM on November 23, 2005

*starts painting miniatures
posted by Hicksu at 9:07 PM on November 23, 2005

Hah... it never occurred to me that it wasn't real. When Gabe posted a Wizbits picture in one of his newsposts saying "Those characters look like something I would have drawn" I said to myself "Wow, he's right" without even making the now-obvious connection.
posted by antifuse at 2:51 AM on November 24, 2005

I was wondering who all those trick and treaters were dressed up as. Damn Wizbits.

(I, too, just glanced over it and assumed it was nothing. HOLY CRAP. This is awesome.)
posted by solistrato at 11:30 AM on November 25, 2005

(Also, Jorge Luis Borges heartily approves from his home dimension.)
posted by solistrato at 11:33 AM on November 25, 2005 [1 favorite]

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