At birth, kids are randomly assigned comprehension of a language. Sometimes this language is their native one, and these kids generally turn out to be novelists or other sorts of writers. Sometimes this language is another major one, and these kids make great translators. But sometimes, they learn a random language that no one really knows about — it could be a really old language that no one has spoken for years, or it could be a language used by a specific country way off in the corner of the world.
Your protagonist has one of these rare languages that she has no clue what to do with.
“Hero,” “villain,” and “captured princess” are all day jobs for a world that appears to be a generic fantasy on the outside, but has an entirely different set of problems once the heroes, villains, and princesses all go home.
A modular species that can repair or change itself using random junk it finds lying around the world.
A semi-sentient species that simply mimics the behavior of whatever it grows up around, and is capable of absurd intelligence on par with top-tier scholars — however, as top-tier scholars are rare, these mimicking creatures are more frequently complete idiots.
A world that gradually increases in size as its population increases.
A world in which the color of your skin determines whether you can create massive firestorms from the sky or make yourself smell like several different types of flowers.
Oh yeah, and feel free to add in a whole bunch of skin tones that don’t actually exist.
Explorers colonize an Earth-like planet with water, trees, and very small life forms, but not even a single insect or anything larger. They find evidence that there were larger, even sentient creatures there once. What happened?
I switched to WordPress’s Twenty Fifteen theme.
Everything is up and ready. Enjoy the new site.
- Added social media links; I rarely use on any of these, however.
- Moved the navigation bar over to the left; if you’re on mobile or have a small screen, you can find these in a drop-down menu at the top-right of the viewport.
- New theme has responsive web design. This means the site will rearrange itself for optimal accessibility depending on the size and orientation of your screen.
If you run into any issues or have any suggestions, let me know. (I can’t customize the site’s HTML unless I pay WordPress half my paycheck, unfortunately, but I can always add or remove pages, fix links, and other little things like that.)
A curse settles upon your protagonist’s village, causing everyone to speak strange languages that don’t actually exist. No one is immune. Your protagonist must figure out a way to restore order and prevent everyone from killing each other over misunderstandings and such.
Random hypotheses from your world’s equivalent of scientific journals become true once a year, no matter how outlandish these hypotheses are.