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The World of God; A Trilogy of Books

Using symbolism contained within the setting to tell a story about the mind that created it.

The concept: to form an interconnected nature between a mindset and the setting, and to use symbolism contained within the setting to tell a story about the mindset.

The specifics: God created the World, and through the psychology behind that creation he left fragments of his character in the form of symbolism inside the World he created. The lifeblood of the World and the lifeblood of God are also interdependently linked.

The purpose of the story: to tell a story about God through the symbolism contained within the setting that reflects his mindset.

A seemingly unrelated story about a group of characters, their relationships with one another, their mindsets, and the adversity they face from an antagonist of the story will flesh out the story set within the confines of the concept behind the story, but the emphasis will always be placed on the setting that frames the journey that the characters take itself rather than the journey itself, though at a certain point within the trilogy of books the protagonists' journey will itself be intrinsically tied to the nature of the setting. The emotions and the mindsets of the characters themselves will also be a prime emphasis.

The books will be titled as follows:

Book 1: The Slayer of God
Book 2: God is Dead
Book 3: You Shall be as Gods

Book 1 will detail a setting that reflects the mindset of the God who originally created it.

Book 2 will detail a setting where God is dead and will reflect his passing.

Book 3 will detail a setting that reflects the mindsets of the new Gods of the World.

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"God did not create the light because he wanted his children to see. God created the light because he was afraid of the dark. He used the light as a blanket to shield his eyes from that which he feared. Notice how the Sun, his most prized possession, flees at the mere sight of darkness's approach. Notice how the sky, his most colourful painting, is slowly engulfed by its presence. Notice how all plantlife cease their growth at the terrifying prospect of reaching its heights. You worship a being who would sooner flee at the sight his own shadow before giving a blind man the gift of his vision."

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Why have you assholes not commented?!?!


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This looks really cool. I'm curious, is this going to be an experiment in cosmology, or a more practical approach towards exploring the setting itself. A creation is just as much a reflection of the creator as it is of the creator's intentions, so there is a lot of exploring to be done without explicitly defining "god."

I guess my question is: "Will 'god' be a character here directly, or only through the proxy of the universe created?"


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Well, almost entirely through the proxy of the universe created (I say almost entirely because he will be involved directly in one (or possibly two) given scene/s, but even then it will be in a very vague manner; he won't be involved in any dialogue, and there won't be any real description of his person in any capacity; he'll just sort of serve a direct purpose in the given scene/s. Everything there is to really be known about his characters will be observed through the setting (and only there) however).

Basically I sort of envision there being three different layers of symbolism present; the first layer will be really subtle, and will be there to be found, but only upon close examination; the second layer will be more overt and will really drive the theme of the story forward; the third layer will basically be directly pointed out by the characters within the story themselves. The three different layers will collectively act as a device to basically tell the reader a story about God; the focus will be on the second and third layers as I want to make the story as clear and accessible as possible, but there will be a lot of substance to the first layer as well. A lot of it will also be open to interpretation, and the aim is for people to draw different conclusions and to find themselves disagreeing with the characters' own personal thoughts and feelings about God.


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