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September 5, 2012

Lisa asks…

What do you think of my fantasy world?

I aspire to be a writer, I’m 15 years old and this fantasy world is in my head right now:)

I created this one from scratch and I want to call it something different but for now I call it eldwist after an imaginary city in a Terry Brooks book.
Basically it’s set out in a rectanglish fashion. To the south are small villages and to the far south are border mountains that are impassible but it’s speculated that lands could exist south of there. To the southeast there are plains that resemble the plans of Kansas called the Stehelm plains. To the southwest is grasslands leading to the beach of an ocean called the Azure divide and off the shore of these beaches which line the entire west coast are misty mysterious islands inhabited by an evil witch (cliche huh?). In the exact center of the land is a human city called Pao City which leads the collective Human Kingdom but is later overthrown and taken over by an evil imperialist political entity called the Federation. To the direct East is a small mountain range (unnamed) which is populated by dangerous Iceborne, savage, primitive beings that are hostile to any race but their own. To the northeast lies another range of mountains (unnamed again) and deep inside is a city of (you guessed it) Dwarves called Starkhaven that are allied with the Human Empire but stay out of affairs and are later hostile to the Federation. Surrounding the middle part of the land are vast grasslands. To the northwest is a city of (guess guess) Elves called Arlon and they are allied with both Dwarves and humans until the Federation comes, from then they are hostile to the Federation until the king surrenders to the Federation and they are occupied by Federation troops. To the North are lands of a rather hellish manner. There are four known lands up North. There is a desert land called Arak, a land of ice called Icerend, a land of spiders under the Spider Queen, and the land of Darkness ruled by the Lord of Shadow who is defeated before the coming of the Federation. To the West of all the lands are continents that remain unexplored until much later in the world’s history.

*phew* that’s the first time I’ve gotten all those facts down together, I already have several stories and recurring characters fleshed out but that’s the basic framework of my creation..
my original plan was to include somebody in this from our world but I’m starting to think that it would ruin the fantasy thing if I include someone from this world. The first story is about several individuals who are the main characters from the rest of the stories. Khyber an elf, Matthew Acherus just a human who is later revealed to be a descendant of old kings, and possibly that guy I was telling you about from our world. They are unwillingly pulled into a quest to go North and defeat the Lord of Shadow before he can amass enough armies to march on the unsuspecting world.
This story in my opinion still needs a few more details, which I’m working on right now.

Administrator answers:

Great! You have quite an imagination there…

But think you’d better tell us of your plot, too. A little summary?

Steven asks…

what do you think of my fantasy world? (fixed details):P?

sorry for reposting this but I missed more than half of the details that I wanted last time I asked today, so bear with me:P

I aspire to be a writer, I’m 15 years old and this fantasy world is in my head right now:)

I created this one from scratch and I want to call it something different but for now I call it eldwist after an imaginary city in a Terry Brooks book.
Basically it’s set out in a rectanglish fashion. To the south are small villages and to the far south are border mountains that are impassible but it’s speculated that lands could exist south of there. To the southeast there are plains that resemble the plans of Kansas called the Stehelm plains. To the southwest is grasslands leading to the beach of an ocean called the Azure divide and off the shore of these beaches which line the entire west coast are misty mysterious islands inhabited by an evil witch (cliche huh?). In the exact center of the land is a human city called Pao City which leads the collective Human Kingdom but is later overthrown and taken over by an evil imperialist political entity called the Federation. To the direct East is a small mountain range (unnamed) which is populated by dangerous Iceborne, savage, primitive beings that are hostile to any race but their own. To the northeast lies another range of mountains (unnamed again) and deep inside is a city of (you guessed it) Dwarves called Starkhaven that are allied with the Human Empire but stay out of affairs and are later hostile to the Federation. Surrounding the middle part of the land are vast grasslands. To the northwest is a city of (guess guess) Elves called Arlon and they are allied with both Dwarves and humans until the Federation comes, from then they are hostile to the Federation until the king surrenders to the Federation and they are occupied by Federation troops. To the North are lands of a rather hellish manner. There are four known lands up North. There is a desert land called Arak, a land of ice called Icerend, a land of spiders under the Spider Queen, and the land of Darkness ruled by the Lord of Shadow who is defeated before the coming of the Federation. To the West of all the lands are continents that remain unexplored until much later in the world’s history.

*phew* that’s the first time I’ve gotten all those facts down together, I already have several stories and recurring characters fleshed out but that’s the basic framework of my creation..

my original plan was to include somebody in this from our world but I’m starting to think that it would ruin the fantasy thing if I include someone from this world. The first story is about several individuals who are the main characters from the rest of the stories. Khyber an elf, Matthew Acherus just a human who is later revealed to be a descendant of old kings, and possibly that guy I was telling you about from our world. They are unwillingly pulled into a quest to go North and defeat the Lord of Shadow before he can amass enough armies to march on the unsuspecting world.
This story in my opinion still needs a few more details, which I’m working on right now.

Administrator answers:

I like it!!!!!!!!!!!!! You got a great imagination and hey, you gotta have one cliche thing in every story, cuz its something everyone knows about rite?? I really really reallly like it

Helen asks…

what do you think of my new fantasy world idea?

created this one from scratch and I want to call it something different but for now the working title is Eldwist after an imaginary city in a Terry Brooks book.
Basically it’s set out in a rectanglish fashion. To the south are small villages and to the far south are border mountains that are impassible but it’s speculated that lands could exist south of there. To the southeast there are plains that resemble the plans of Kansas called the Stehelm plains. To the southwest is grasslands leading to the beach of an ocean called the Azure divide and off the shore of these beaches which line the entire west coast are misty mysterious islands inhabited by an evil witch (cliche huh?). In the exact center of the land is a human city called Pao City which leads the collective Human Kingdom but is later overthrown and taken over by an evil imperialist political entity called the Federation. To the direct East is a small mountain range (unnamed) which is populated by dangerous Iceborne, savage, primitive beings that are hostile to any race but their own. To the southeast lies another range of mountains (unnamed again) and deep inside is a city of (you guessed it) Dwarves called Starkhaven that are allied with the Human Empire but stay out of affairs and are later hostile to the Federation. Surrounding the middle part of the land are vast grasslands. To the northwest is a city of (guess guess) Elves called Arlon and they are allied with both Dwarves and humans until the Federation comes, from then they are hostile to the Federation until the king surrenders to the Federation and they are occupied by Federation troops. To the North are lands of a rather hellish manner. There are four known lands up North. There is a desert land called Arak, a land of ice called Icerend, a land of spiders under the Spider Queen, and the land of Darkness ruled by the Lord of Shadow who is defeated before the coming of the Federation. To the West of all the lands are continents that remain unexplored until much later in the world’s history.

my original plan was to include somebody in this from our world but I’m starting to think that it would ruin the fantasy thing if I include someone from this world. The first story is about several individuals who are the main characters from the rest of the stories. Khyber an elf, Matthew Acherus just a human who is later revealed to be a descendant of old kings, and possibly that guy I was telling you about from our world. They are unwillingly pulled into a quest to go North and defeat the Lord of Shadow before he can amass enough armies to march on the unsuspecting world.

Administrator answers:

So the massive city is surrounded by grasslands? I would make it have farmlands and settled areas around it.

You only have small bad areas and with a great city in the middle that means travel would be easy.

I’d move the city to an edge, along the ocean. Towns all along the sea so you have trade and someplace to go. The interior is difficult to travel – mountains, plains, desert. Along one corridor is a great trail but guarded by neutral forces – say elves?

Evil to the East – could be more or less powerful. Or just unknown.

I think I’m describing the David Eddings Belgariad and Mallorean now that I think about it. But I like the journeying, that is where character development takes place.

Have the army march – both good and bad. Khyber needs a guide, someone to teach him and gets him into the inner cities. Maybe an elf who has a blood debt to the family and is protecting the last from the Lord of Shadows?

Jenny asks…

THE AGE OF DISCOVERY TO THE AMERICAN EXPERIMENT Help?

1. Which of the following was John Rolfe’s chief contribution to Virginia’s economy?

A. His innovations in cultivating tobacco
B. His invention of a better way to grow short-staple cotton
C. His innovations in rice cultivation
D. His alliance with the Powhatan through his marriage to Pocahontas

2. Which of the following best describes the Columbian Exchange that occurred during the Age of Discovery?

A. It was a religious transformation.
B. It was a cultural transformation.
C. It was an exchange of trade foods.
D. It was a genetic shift due to population interbreeding.

3. In his Farewell Address, Washington warned against permanent foreign alliances and

A. the power of the moneyed interests.
B. lowering the tariff on imported goods.
C. the formation of political factions.
D. the unjust oppression of black slaves.

4. In which of the following colonial wars did the American colonists capture the fort at Louisbourg and begin to crave domination over the entire western region that included the Ohio Valley?

A. Queen Anne’s War
B. War of Spanish Secession
C. King William’s War
D. King George’s War

5. Jacques Cartier sailed to the New World in 1534 in search of

A. a northwest passage to China.
B. the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
C. Newfoundland.
D. Montreal.

6. In 1700, which of the following colonies had the largest slave population relative to its overall population?

A. Massachusetts
B. Virginia
C. South Carolina
D. Pennsylvania

7. Anti-Catholic sentiment erupted in Maryland when, in 1689, news arrived of the deposition of

A. James I.
B. James II.
C. Charles I.
D. Charles II.

8. At the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Madison drafted the plan presented by Virginia Governor Randolph, and William Patterson of _______ presented a plan that was similar to the Articles of Confederation.

A. New Jersey
B. Massachusetts
C. South Carolina
D. Pennsylvania

9. The Articles of Confederation called for which of the following?

A. The right of the legislature to assess taxes
B. A chief executive
C. The Northwest Ordinance
D. A single legislative body

10. With respect to the eighteenth century, the concept of the “middle ground” is helpful in

A. explaining the relationship between German and Scots-Irish settlers in the backcountry.
B. explaining the attitudes and preferences of the Scots-Irish.
C. understanding the role of Catholic priests in California and the Spanish Southwest.
D. understanding the attitudes of Indians living between the Appalachians and the Mississippi.

11. Under the _______ system, Spanish conquistadores were rewarded with local villages and control over the local labor force.

A. land reform
B. encomienda
C. impresario
D. plantation

12. “All powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution . . . are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” This language, drafted by _______ and incorporated into the _______ Amendment of the Bill of Rights was intended to address the concerns of the Antifederalists.

A. Hamilton; Fourth
B. Hamilton; Tenth
C. Madison: Fourth
D. Madison; Tenth

13. As a direct result of the XYZ affair,

A. Congress passed the Alien and Sedition Acts.
B. Napoleon was persuaded to sell the Louisiana Territory.
C. relations between France and America deteriorated.
D. Jay’s Treaty was repudiated by President John Adams.

14. The Puritan _______ became the governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

A. William Bradford
B. Arnold Hutchinson
C. John Winthrop
D. Roger Williams

15. The first stirrings of the first Great Awakening took place in

A. the backcountry.
B. New England.
C. the Carolinas.
D. Virginia.

16. Which of the following statements is true of life in the New England colonies?

A. Many New England women were prosperous entrepreneurs.
B. Only married women could exercise control of their property.
C. Those who aspired to the social elite had to be members of a Congregational church.
D. Literacy wasn’t considered important.

17. In 1777, who commanded the American soldiers who captured 5,800 British soldiers under General Burgoyne at Saratoga?

A. Horatio Gates
B. Benedict Arnold
C. William Howe
D. George Washington

18. Which of the following was the primary interest of the British government in approving James Oglethorpe’s Georgia colony?

A. Increasing immigration to the southern colonies
B. Thwarting Spanish claims in the area south of Carolina
C. Developing new lands for rice production
D. Providing an asylum for British debtors

19. Before departing for what would become the Plymouth Colony, the Scrooby Separatists first lived for a time in

A. Scotland.
B. the Chesapeake.
C. the Netherlands.
D. Belgium.

Administrator answers:

You must have a trick test. Every answer is D.

Charles asks…

Opinions on the story I wrote?

I wrote this in mid-February for history class. We had to write a creative story on Europe, with certain terms and definitions used, and this is what came to my mind within a minute or two. I know this is short, and I didn’t put that much effort into it, but I’d still like critiques, please. I’m a 12 year old 7th grader, by the way.
And sorry if I didn’t put this in the correct section of Y!A
Here it is:
I’m a large tree, blooming over only a small corner of Europe. I’ve watched this continent be destroyed, and grow again. Some think the men with the power are most knowledgeable, but no my friends, it’s me, the tree. I’m really pretty smart, I know all about economics and fine arts, and in fact, I probably could have fixed this havoc of Europe… Oh the Dark Ages; frightening times really. Rome fell and the barbarians sent tons of people scrambling hopelessly into their homes for protection. The stupid little barbarians even hit me with an arrow a few times, but oh well, guess they have poor aim. A little arrow can’t really faze me.
There was a need for order and protection as soon as possible. The government ended up resorting to feudalism. It’s a fine idea I guess, it kept people safe, but it didn’t keep them truly free. And I, a tree, am all about freedom. The deal with feudalism was that Vikings would protect peasants from barbarians, but in return the peasants had to work on the nobles or duke’s lands… Well, this wasn’t a very pleasant job at all, and they could not get out of it.
Feudalism was also supported by Duke William, who held rule during the High Middle Ages. Him supporting feudalism brought order to England, as well as stability to much of Europe. So, for the European government, feudalism wasn’t all that bad, but still, I wasn’t impressed.
Christianity also came to a rise in Europe. Much of European life revolved around the church, and the pope was thought highly of.
Then, once again, back to lands and kingdoms. In theory, all of the land in a kingdom belonged to a monarch (usually a king, but sometimes a queen), but a great deal of land was also owned by the church, as well as the king gave some fiefs, or grants of land. Most lords and wealthier knights lived on manors, or large estates. Oh man, I lived on one of those, and I love it; they’re beautiful. A manor included a castle, one or more villages, and the surrounding farmland. Best of all, they were in the country, far from towns… Just the way I like it!
Thank you for any opinions. No need to fix any typos and all though, I was lazy with the proof reading, so the spelling and grammar may not be -perfect-.

Administrator answers:

I really like the fact that you’re talking as if you’re the tree =] It’s actually really good! :D

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