Hehehe... songs are where 99% of my inspiration comes from, and many of my subs here are based off of them. My best example would have to be Blind Mary, who practically wrote herself after listening to the Gnarls Barkley song of the same name. Music is a wonderful muse to those who pick up on it. Go to Comment
I would definitely suggest changing this to a codex, so that we can see the expanded descriptions of all the linked submissions in one place. Will definitely consider adding to this when the muse strikes me. Go to Comment
Chicken city. I find that those cities that have a single, well defined and memorable theme are my favorite. You can adventure around and see many places but you usually always remember them by one fact. This one will be the chickens and everytime you think of it you can't help but smile.
Inevitable and obvious. Equate no chickens to America's prohibition and you see what I immediately thought of. Imagine the underground network of illegal chicken trade and cooking. Speak-easies for eating chicken. Illegal trade routes to the sister city. Because you KNOW the rival city could charge premium for Powlgraff chicken. It would be an ultimate insult yet couldn't be proven. So Powlgraff now starts marking their chickens in some way so they know if it is their chickens that are being eaten and can punish those accordingly. But what the markings actually do is raise the blackmarket price even higher since now you can prove you are buying Powlgraff poultry. Go to Comment
Wow. Just... wow. I like this; the image of a city being overrun by poultry is just priceless. I'd imagine that the Duke and Duchess don't go to the capital much; this sort of thing probably makes them the laughingstock of the region. Particularly in Vandergraff.
... Additionally, now I'm having flashbacks to Legend of Zelda. Go to Comment
I like this submission better than its linked twin. While the other is more artistic in its delivery, this one shows more thought and more detail. I am not always fond of the travel diary type of story/ submission, but this one works for me.
The city is just odd enough to feel real. You could see some quirkly law being enforced in the real world, thus making this one seem more real. I like the cultural ramifications here. I like all the extra little details, plus the dramatic potential. In short, two paws and a tail up. Go to Comment