The pieces are coming together for a universe-spanning space opera setting I'm working on, from fantastically exotic planets and galaxies to a Cambrian explosion of human cultures.
Read more at my blog: https://www.adamasnemesis.com/2020/07/11/worldbuilding-a-space-opera-setting-of-my-own/
This post's featured image is "Spring Scattering Stars" by Edwin Blashfield (1927).
George Romney's "Portrait of a lady, bust-length" shows us a lovely girl with a fair supple figure, doe eyes, a lusciously soft face, and tumbling cascades of brunette hair, making for a lush, vivid, passionate, and romantic vision of feminine beauty.
While it might suit some, writing for computers, algorithms, machines, or some idea of "the market" strikes me as a tedious bore. When I write I'm only interested in writing for myself and fellow readers with tastes like my own.
The image is "Straying Thoughts" by Edmund Blair Leighton (1913).
We must not lock down our society again out of fear of this virus and consign ourselves to a life not worth living. Rather we must summon the courage to stand tall together and face the risks life sends our way.
The image is "A Little Prince, likely in Time to bless a Royal Throne" by Edmund Blair Leighton (1904).
Victor Gabriel Gilbert's "The ball or an elegant evening" is a superb vision of the beauty and sensuality of dance and how it highlights the girls in their vividly-colored and gorgeously feminine dresses.
The real exoplanet Proxima Centauri b has in my science fiction worldbuilding project become Thalassa, an aurora-lit ocean planet drenched in an oxygen atmosphere, home to floating reefs, giant sapient birds, and even dragons.
This post's featured image is "Aurora Borealis" by Frederic Edwin Church (1865).
Today, on the 244th anniversary of the United States Declaration of Independence, let us keep the flame of the Spirit of 1776 burning brightly in our hearts as we continue the struggle for freedom.
Édouard Bisson's painting "The Three Graces" gives us the lovely sight of three pretty girls in dresses wrapped around their full and fair bodies, their shiny hair adorned by flowers, ribbons, and bows.
Edmund Blair Leighton's 1887 painting "Olivia" depicts Shakespeare's character as a lovely maiden with skin so fair it almost glows, her veil being pulled sensually over her head. Her doe eyes are particularly beautiful.
This is my new oil-on-canvas painting, "Spaceplane approaching Neptune orbital Sphere", showing a gorgeous deep-blue stormy vista greeting our voyagers.
Read more at my blog: https://www.adamasnemesis.com/2020/06/28/spaceplane-approaching-neptune-orbital-sphere/
Faster than light travel comes in different flavors; from wormholes to warp drives to hyperdrives, see which one will best complete your space opera setting.
Read more at my blog: https://www.adamasnemesis.com/2020/06/27/worldbuilding-faster-than-light-travel/
This post's featured image is a 1998 depiction of wormhole travel by Les Bossinas for NASA.
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