Episode 20: Worldbuilding Trap Consistent = Fake

Today's Topic – Worldbuilding Trap: Consistent = Fake

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  • Thinking that Consistent means cultures always follow the same logic
    • languages will always have exceptions
    • Individuals will vary from the cultural idea
    • Cultures are made up of groups of individuals who are always changing.
  • Being consistent means that once you make a choice. You have to respect it.
    • If they people have to bow whenever they enter a room.  They have to do it.
  • Work around
    • Create an exception to a rule.
      • Mary did not bow when she entered the room because the owner failed to greet her properly
    • Punish the character who breaks the rule
      • Mary becomes known as “the Rude” and never invited to parties in the city.

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The Worldbuilding Task for the Day

Take your culture and create the two value graphs.  Then create common behaviors showing how a culture expresses those values. Check out DN Frost's Website

The Real World task for the day

When your loved one is feeling overwhelmed with work or home, do something extra to support them.

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