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A journaling game about Making impossible futures possible · By TheGiftOfGabes

The Book of the Makers - Collective Journaling Sticky

A topic by TheGiftOfGabes created Jun 15, 2021 Views: 91 Replies: 3
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Journaling is an individual experience, yes, but that doesn't mean it has to be solitary. 

This is a place for you to post your Eons, your pages from your Book of the Maker. 

This is also a place for you to share your hopes for the future, what future you imagine and want to be Made.

Come back here to post as many pages as you feel like. Write an Eon with The Past, The Now and The Future. Or maybe just a part of a page, however it suits you.

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Eon 974, Stars

The Past

It was difficult to be healthy. The body gave in while you healed the mind, the mind gave in while you healed the spirit. The spirit gave in while you healed the body. It was painless to let it all crumble at once as one would be numbed by being ever-busy.

The Now

Nothing is better and everything is different. A different outlook or approach, a new way to make choices and different drives to make it right.

The Future

It is so common for people to find support that it's become a culture. You just find support for all you want and all you need, one way or another, as you don't need to struggle for, not only the most basic needs, but the basic levels of comfort.

It is Made.

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Eon L, The Shared Playgrounds

Eon L has been shared between me and my brother and sister, Void and Nihilism. We have decided to split the Eon in the most egalatirian and equally fair way : in three infinite parts. 

The Past

Nihilism got the first part. They like the calmness, the heavy nothingness and the silence. Once, I remember, I felt curious and stepped into the Past. Nihilism got a bit furious and their anger turned into the most powerful, beautiful yet terryfying spark. Like a geyser on a black painting, he made out of serendipity matter, then reactionslaws and physics. 

In the end, I'm glad we reconciliated. And they even agreed to let me play with their Toys in my Playground. 

The Now

And speaking of the Toys, I have been glad to see them grow. As the Maker, I felt like those autotelic Toys were not sufficient enough for this Eon. So I decided to play. 

And I created meaning. 

Toys had now inclinations, thoughts, movements, motivations. I felt immensibly whole in this Eon, and I knew that my Toys felt like it too. I am being part of the Now, and the Now belongs to me.

The Future

But sometimes, I can't help myself to wonder: what does Void do? Why have they not played with their Playground, the Future? I know they dislike it but I feel like... they're a bit lost. They sustain in this unspeakable form, they resent formality and are pleased with abstract. 

So I hope Void won't be angry at me because I'll start playing in their Playground with my Toys. 

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As silly as it may seem, I had not considered using this game as a tool for world building or talking past a more personal view. I'm inspired to include it in  my games as a collective world building device. Thanks for your post and I hope Void won't be mad.