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I’ve been thinking about this for a long time. It’s something that really bugs me, really bothers me. People never talk about jobs and occupations in alien cultures or worlds, or any fictional worlds, when they talk worldbuilding, when it, at least to me, is one of the most important aspects of a world. An alien species will have it different in their world, and so they will have different jobs than us, at least to some degree maybe. Like, if they have catterpillars that leave red residue, maybe they use that residude to create some kind of dye. Or maybe it’s something even more bizzare, or creative, imaginative. People just never talk about the jobs and occupations. Or would it fall under social activity? It really baffles me that it’s never really come up in any worldbuilding discussions… Some people talk about how your social status in an alien world depends on your job or something, but that’s not helpful haha. We all know it does,. It does in our world. Why wouldn’t it in other worlds? It’s more interesting to explore what kind of jobs aliens or fictional species of any genre. WIth different tech, environments, with different flora and fauna that has characteristics not seen in Earth fauna and flora, jobs and occupations, and the things you need to do to live, or be comfortable, or earn money or respect or whatever, is different. This applies to both alien species in science fiction or races in fantasy. I’ve been wishing that they would discuss this on the Writing Excuses podcast, which I follow religiously (writingexcuses.com/ it’s great, you need to listen to it, like, now). My friend, and science fiction writer Joe Kawano said I could write a guest blog post about this on his site, but I don’t know if I’m really qualified to do it, since I’ve written a lot less than probably most of the people in the group. I practically haven’t written anything since I was 17, though, except a few opening texts in a writing course at the school I just graduated from. But I hope I made the gears in all of your heads spin.

I can think of a few instances of jobs/occupations in fictional worlds, one being in The Legend of Korra where the firebenders use their lightning sub ability to shoot electricity into some kind of generators, presumably using them to power something, or maybe the entirety of Republic City. Another one is the many occupations of Matoran in Bionicle, like mask making, carving stone into sculpture or signs etc., but most of their jobs are inspired by human work.


I have found more news about STAR OF DELTORA, specifically about the first book in the series, SHADOWS OF THE MASTER. The book is set to be released in August of 2015. Yes, this year! :D I found this page scholastic.co.nz/trade/pdf/qui… which includes an official blurb for the book, which goes:

Britta of Del wants nothing less than to be the new Apprentice Trader of the Rosalyn fleet. Family and friends and even the terrible secret of her parentage will not stop her. But how can she succeed when her true identity must surely be guessed by Trader Mab, who knew her father, and the crew of the Star of Deltora? Relying on no more than her wits and the kind acts of friends she makes along the way, Britta is drawn closer and closer to her terrible destiny.

The book will cost $12.00 as an introductory price.



We at Deltora Quest Wiki has some great news! We have found out that Emily Rodda and veteran 
Deltora illustrator Marc McBride will be at a writers festival, showcasing their new book seires, STAR OF DELTORA. The first book is called Shadows of the Master.

Here’s the blurb: Britta has always wanted to be a trader like her father, sailing the nine seas and bringing precious cargo home to Del harbour. Her dreams seemed safe until her fathers quest to find the fabled Staff of Tier ended in blood and horror. Now his shamed family is in hiding, and his ship, the Star of Deltora, belongs to the powerful Rosalyn fleet. But Britta’s ambition burns as fiercely as ever.When she suddenly gets the chance to win back her future she knows she has to take it whatever the cost. She has no idea that shadows from a distant, haunted isle are watching her every move.

Interesting about Rosalyn, and the shadows of an isle… We checked a book catalog, turns out the second book might possibly be called Two Moons. And a possible name for the first was City of Shadows. Now, let's get our sources down.

Exhibit A: www.scholastic.com.au/schools/…

It is pretty much an announcement of the new books, as well as a contest for schools in Australia and a chance to win the class copies of the first book of Star of Deltora, as well as the chance to get Emily Rodda and Marc McBride to visit your school. Marc McBride will also create an exclusive piece of artwork for the students to keep.

Exhibit B, a mini review it looks like: www.scholastic.com.au/schools/…

Other information that we have is that Marc McBride painted all the illustrations this time digitally. While it is not exactly the same as acryllic paint, which works really well for Deltora due to its atmosphere and its fantastic look for creatures and monsters, it is much easier for him to make changes and not have to start over on a new canvas if something goes wrong. The cover displays a bit of a different, more realistic style as well, but still have McBride's finger prints all over it :)

One of our admins, Belt-of-Detora, found out all this information for us by the way. We all owe him one :D Now, everyone, aboard the hype train!

 Edit:

I have found more news of STAR OF DELTORA, specifically about the first book in the series, SHADOWS OF THE MASTER. The book is set to be released in August of 2015. Yes, this year! :D I found this page scholastic.co.nz/trade/pdf/qui… which includes an official blurb for the book, which goes:

Britta of Del wants nothing less than to be the new Apprentice Trader of the Rosalyn fleet. Family and friends and even the terrible secret of her parentage will not stop her. But how can she succeed when her true identity must surely be guessed by Trader Mab, who knew her father, and the crew of the Star of Deltora? Relying on no more than her wits and the kind acts of friends she makes along the way, Britta is drawn closer and closer to her terrible destiny.

The previous blurb is still accurate, but this is more official, coming from Scholastic. The book will cost $12.00 as an introductory price.

For most things Deltora and all the latest news, visit deltoraquest.wikia.com/ Help our wiki and fan community grow.

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Hello, welcome to my user page on deviantART. I am an aspiring writer who focuses on a variety of genres, like science fiction, fantasy, mystical, mythical, science fantasy etc. I am not a great writer yet, but I will do my best to try and grow in experience. And who knows? Maybe one day I will be called the greatest. Though that is not really most important to me. That would be creating the stories that fill me people with emotions, and satisfy my own artistically needs. It does not have to be called the greatest literature to be the greatest. You know, it doesn't have to be spelled out. Jk. Of course I would want to be one of the greatest. I really hope I that I will be, it is my dream after all. Please do not label me as an arrogant person for saying so. In reality, I am kind-hearted person, not particularly obedient, but still kind-hearted and good in my opinion. Even though I do have a little bit of a temperament.

I would also love to work in multimedia one day, but I want to be a writer first of all.

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Please read the whole text below, so you don't assume what I'm talking about just from the title.
I’ve been thinking about this for a long time. It’s something that really bugs me, really bothers me. People never talk about jobs and occupations in alien cultures or worlds, or any fictional worlds, when they talk worldbuilding, when it, at least to me, is one of the most important aspects of a world. An alien species will have it different in their world, and so they will have different jobs than us, at least to some degree maybe. Like, if they have catterpillars that leave red residue, maybe they use that residude to create some kind of dye. Or maybe it’s something even more bizzare, or creative, imaginative. People just never talk about the jobs and occupations. Or would it fall under social activity? It really baffles me that it’s never really come up in any worldbuilding discussions… Some people talk about how your social status in an alien world depends on your job or something, but that’s not helpful haha. We all know it does,. It does in our world. Why wouldn’t it in other worlds? It’s more interesting to explore what kind of jobs aliens or fictional species of any genre. WIth different tech, environments, with different flora and fauna that has characteristics not seen in Earth fauna and flora, jobs and occupations, and the things you need to do to live, or be comfortable, or earn money or respect or whatever, is different. This applies to both alien species in science fiction or races in fantasy. I’ve been wishing that they would discuss this on the Writing Excuses podcast, which I follow religiously (writingexcuses.com/ it’s great, you need to listen to it, like, now). My friend, and science fiction writer Joe Kawano said I could write a guest blog post about this on his site, but I don’t know if I’m really qualified to do it, since I’ve written a lot less than probably most of the people in the group. I practically haven’t written anything since I was 17, though, except a few opening texts in a writing course at the school I just graduated from. But I hope I made the gears in all of your heads spin.

I can think of a few instances of jobs/occupations in fictional worlds, one being in The Legend of Korra where the firebenders use their lightning sub ability to shoot electricity into some kind of generators, presumably using them to power something, or maybe the entirety of Republic City. Another one is the many occupations of Matoran in Bionicle, like mask making, carving stone into sculpture or signs etc., but most of their jobs are inspired by human work.

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Thank you very much for taking to time to view my gallery and faving some of my artwork that caught you attention. Hug Love Airborne 
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Thanks so much for the support!!!! :D
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Thanks a lot for the favorites, and the watch! I was interested by the diversity of subjects there - and you're following all the right media. ;) I know it's been a while, but is there anything you'd like to add?
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luka1184 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
You mean the driversity of what I favorite is fascinating? And add? Like more of your stuff I could look at? :P
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Nah, I was just surprised that you were looking at different topics, rather than focusing on one as most of my viewers do. As for adding, I just wondered if you had anything to say about it, that's all. Sorry for the confusion.
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Thanks for the fav! :)
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Thank you for all the :+fav: :huggle:
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Thanks for the visit and faves. I have been on a bit of a hiatus with my gallery, but still working on stuff.
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whoooaaaaaa thanks for all the faves Lukas!
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heres your sketch! Thunderbrave Sketch by 9tailsfoxyfoxy
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luka1184 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
Oh my god he looks so buff! Those horns are sweet. Though the hands are a bit wrong, since he actually has two fingers, as you can see in the illustration that I have in my gallery, but everything else is really amazing. I love it, thank you so so so so much!! ^_^
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oh, it looked like he had a full hand to me xD but Im glad you like it!
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Thanks for the faves! :)
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Thanks for all the :iconfav3dplz::iconfav3dplz::iconfav3dplz::iconfav3dplz::iconfav3dplz:

If you like what you see, feel free to watch, too!
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Thank you for your interest in my artwork!
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