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    This is a revival of an old thread I made on here years ago that itself was a copy of something I'd seen on an older forum I'd been on. Basic idea is that we're going to create a world using creative writing by adding onto one another's posts. Anything posted is canon to the world, so you can't outright contradict another user's post but you don't have to exactly continue where thye left off either. Stories, journals, poetry, etc. are all valid. I'll link to each individual piece in the OP if we make thing big enough (unlikely on this dead forum, I know). With that said, I'd like to start us off.

    Edit: Old threads https://www.twcenter.net/forums/show...t-All-Welcome)

    http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?656761

    Just so we have an idea of what I'm talking about
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    An ancient king sits upon a hollow throne,
    covered in twisted vines and bleeding mold
    Of shattered steel and crumbling stone,
    lost in a fog, unaware how old

    Trapped in his chair high above,
    his withered body gasps a command
    He never feels neither hate nor love,
    His endless forces make a stand

    He is to reign even as a curse,
    His promise, his burden to the last
    Both the last king and the first,
    as the fog grows he remembers the past

    He recalls with a tear in his eye,
    once a creator of beauty so ornate
    He begs to be released and die
    but it seems servitude is his fate

    Crafting and building he spent his youth,
    a shining jewel was his city
    Tirelessly he labored seeking his truth,
    never was a land so pretty

    But now the silver spirals fall,
    replaced with towers twisted and black
    His eyes cry at the towers tall
    he begs for a chance to turn back

    But the king's commands fall on deaf ears,
    for his skeletal mouth no longer speaks
    His golden palace collapsed over many years,
    replaced with the jagged black peaks

    Trapped, imprisoned on that hollow throne,
    He yearns to return to the old
    But his allies withered, he is alone,
    to none will his commands be told

    The screams in his mind grow loud,
    as the city's evil desires cannot be sated
    Once a powerful servant proud,
    he suffers, a slave to the machine he created
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    We were investigating Sector 7 when it happened. It was supposed to just be a routine patrol, same as any other day on this Godforsaken rock. Surveying is supposed to be a boring job, on a boring world, for a boring salary. That's all its ever been. It was with that in mind that we thought we were safe. We were wrong.

    First it got Etts. We lost contact with him early in the night, so Myles got sent out after clearing 7-B. We weren't scared yet, Etts' comms just died, he needed a spec-jump, or he was just playing a joke on us. Something that made sense; anything else was beyond our imagination. Then Myles went dark too, and that's when we started getting scared.

    Commander Erdo blinked, she sent in the whole squad to their last location. I found what was left of Etts, and it was something that will never leave my mind as long as I live. It was a black, tarry liquid covering his armor. It was still smoking, and the air tasted of the most foul taste. It reeked of death.

    Erdo said to not touch a thing and wait for the rest to meet up with me. That's when the screaming started. The jungle began to grow darker as I heard the monsters..... do whatever it was they'd already done to Etts and Myles... again and again and again. I ran, I ran so damn far just to get back to the machine. Two kilos, maybe more, and I knew I wouldn't make it. I saw black tendrils slithering across the ground....they wouldn't stop making that terrible noise. It wouldn't stop.

    How'd you get out? How'd you make it back here?

    That's the thing. I didn't.
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    Default Re: Creating a World Group Writing Project

    This looks like a great project! I like the different styles of writing you're using and twist at the end of the poem - having conjured up images of an ancient king which makes this sound like a fantasy or medieval setting, there's a reference to a machine (of course, some of the phrasing in between, such as the 'silver spirals' and twisted towers, could be referring to an advanced civilisation which fell into ruin.)

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    That's the thing. I didn't.
    Now I have to wait with bated breath...I love this!

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    Default Re: Creating a World Group Writing Project

    I agree with Alwyn, a wonderful idea for a project. Interested to see where this will go!

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    Silently, the ancient king observes
    His golden palace turn dark
    Trapped in time, punishment he deserves
    The difference in era so stark

    He nurtured, he loved, he protected
    As his chosen people evolved
    Statues, marvels in his name erected
    But with time, his creations devolved

    He's tried to fight the coming tide
    To attain immortality was key
    But unfortunately he couldn't hide,
    He was to suffer for eternity

    The glorious creations were interrupted
    Warfare had taken its place
    Good intentions had become corrupted
    As evil reared its ugly face

    The beautiful crown he had created
    The machine melted to sword and shield
    Against the commands the architect stated
    The machine refused to yield

    His race of man created individually
    Each imperfection better than the last
    Now were parasites made artificially
    Forget, the machine said, the past

    High upon his crumbling throne
    His poor creatures still think he controls,
    But for the husks he is alone
    And of his failure, only the machine knows

    Edit: If anyone is interested in contributing I'd love to have some people to bounce off of like the old threats listed in post #1.
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    Default Re: Creating a World Group Writing Project

    An intriguing poem, apparently a continuation (or a re-telling?) of the previous one. It's interesting that the king deserves punishment despite the nurture, love and protection which he demonstrated. The mysterious melting, unyielding machine got me wondering about its role in the story and its relationship to the king.

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