I'm putting this here not as a piece of work because, self evidently, it isn't. It's a worldbuilding picking list. If I was a more visual person, I'd make a Pinterest board.
I don't know what I'm making yet. It might be a collection of short stories. It might be a tabletop RPG. It might be a Twine game. Or maybe it's a pile of flavour text around a capital-W-Work I'll never make. I figure putting it here, in the world in this small way, is a way of holding myself to it, keeping my head in this game.
Whatever. Here it is. A list of ideas/mashups/thought experiments that might grow into a thing:
Post scarcity/post capitalist feudalism
How do power structures work without money (or the threat of violence)?
What if Shadowrun, but after the fall of capitalism?
What if solarpunk but aliens?
Post post apocalypse
What if War Of The Worlds but the aliens won a pyrrhic victory?
What if Embassytown but embedded/not othered
"Time & space died yesterday. We are living in the absolute, since we have already created the eternal, omnipresent speed" - Marinetti
Where is the alienness/body horror?
What would John Carpenter do?
What stops magical hegemony becoming mage-rule?
What if the Uplift series but magic?
How do we feel where ? How do I communicate a sense of place?
Snow fields seen from the air
"Draw maps, leave blank spaces" - Adam Koebel/Sage LaTorra, Dungeon World
Industrial revolution factory villages
Personhood in robots/constructs
John Murray Spear & 'New Motive Power'
"My alignment is reddit atheist" - Nick Scratch, Friends At The Table
The Mingling (Proper Nouns)
What if Vurt but not virtual
“Machine with the strength of a hundred men can’t feed and clothe my children, can’t greet a sailor coming in, or know of desperation” - Lisa O'Neill, Rock The Machine
What are the verbs?
What are your pronouns? Ke/Kin/Ken