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WorldCreationGuide p.5c by Charanty WorldCreationGuide p.5c by Charanty
Part 5 - Flora and Fauna + Fungi (C)

This thing is getting more and more interesting.

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Little Introduction:


I need to say that creation of a believable world is a hard thing. It took me several years and a lot of research to understand how it should be done. But fear not! I'm going to share what i've learned with you.
So why world creation is so important? Let's start from a fact that your characters doesn't just sit/run/do something else in the middle of nowhere. BAD or POORLY WRITTEN setting will kill your story even if the plot is good. Also remember that sooner or later your readers would like to learn about world of your character(s) so you must be prepared to answer their questions.
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If you have some question - feel free to ask.

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World creation guide will include next parts:
1. genre - [link]
2. world type - [link]
3. physics - part A: [link] , part B: [link]
4. climate/terrain - [link]
5. flora/fauna - [link] (part A); [link] (Part B); You are here - Part C; [link] (Part D)
6. race(s) (including relationships with other races and inside one race) - Part A: [link] ; Part B: [link] ; Part C: [link]
7. culture (including relationship with an environment, daily life, language, gesture and etc) Part A: [link] Part B: [link] ; Part C: [link] ; Part D: [link] ; Part E: [link] ; Part F: [link] ; Part G - [link] Part H: [link]
8. education
9. architecture
10. religion (or lack of it)
11. technology (science and etc.)
12. a bit of economics (money and etc)
13. political structure (government and etc)
14. jurisprudence (system of laws since they aren't always related to culture).
+ Common mistakes and bad ideas from all parts will also be included.


World Creation Guide (C) Me, :iconcharanty:
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:iconninjakirby14:
One question, how do I create a scientific name?
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The name for a species is a two-part name (a binomial name), treated as Latin, although roots from any language can be used as well as names of locales or individuals. The generic name is listed first (with its leading letter capitalized), followed by a second term. When a species is named, it is placed within a genus. From a scientific point of view this can be regarded as a hypothesis that the species is more closely related to other species within its genus (if any) than to species of other genera. Species and genus are usually defined as part of a larger taxonomic hierarchy. The best-known taxonomic ranks are, in order: life, domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species. This assignment to a genus is not immutable; later a different (or the same) taxonomist may assign it to a different genus, in which case the name will also change.

In zoological nomenclature, the second part of the name can be called the specific name or the specific epithet. For example, gray wolves belong to the species Canis lupus, coyotes to Canis latrans, golden jackals to Canis aureus, etc., and all of those belong to the genus Canis (which also contains many other species). For the gray wolf, the genus name is Canis, the specific name or specific epithet is lupus, and the binomen, the name of the species, is Canis lupus.
In botanical nomenclature, the second part of the name can only be called the specific epithet. The 'specific name' in botany is always the combination of genus name and specific epithet. For example, the species commonly known as the longleaf pine is Pinus palustris; the genus name is Pinus, the specific epithet is palustris, the specific name is Pinus palustris.
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Buuya Jun 15, 2011   Digital Artist
WOW, really interesting read! Very thorough and thought-thorugh :)
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Glad that you like it)
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