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February 14th, 2007, 02:33 AM
I want to make a planet that looks like a crystal ball. It's atmosphere is the crystal. The core of the world located in the bottom of the crystal, then there is the ocean and very big pillars of stone which holds the islands. The gravity of the planet comes from the core and there is thick atmosphere after some heigh, for preventing meteors and such.

The rotation of the planet is in upside-down condition while the revolution to sun is normal. I would like to make the planet had four seasons.

There is two moons that orbited the planet; Lunitari and Nuitari, they always near each others. While Lunitari is normal moon, Nuitari are very dark.. unseen by normal eyes. These moons had similar orbit, but not in same speed. Once a year in spring, these moons come into same position, causing the ocean to uplift and flooding all the continents, just a small flood... randomly around 3 days to 3 weeks.

And here the sketch about it: http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/6337/aenasanwn7.png

Can this idea considered realistic? If no, how could I make it realistic?


Davis Ashura
February 14th, 2007, 06:44 AM
First, this is fantasy so the "normal" rules of planet formation don't have to apply. In fact, normal rules in general don't have to apply. So, yes this world can exist. After all, I think Terry Pratchett's world is a flat disk on the back of a turtle. By comparison, yours is pretty straightforward.

February 14th, 2007, 07:05 AM
Well, as the previous poster pointed out, normal rules of planet formation needn't apply in Fantasy - just look at Pratchett.

I'm fairly sure you can't make this absolutely realistic, though - but I'd argue that you don't need to (the whole "fantasy had to be firmly rooted in reality to work" school would no doubt disagree). At the very most, you could make it plausible but even in then it would fall apart under an expert's scrutiny.

Which is the case with virtually all genre fiction, really. Realism is just a question of degree in the end.

February 14th, 2007, 08:48 AM
nahh I won't make it ssssooo realistic... cuz it's not even a SF, yes it's fantasy.

But sometimes, well many times, people don't like reading some books because it's too irrational. ^_^ Especially because my fantasy had many real life things like philosophies in it.

February 14th, 2007, 12:03 PM
Just make it clear with so few words as possible. If you do that then nobody will ask the wrong kind of questions. :)

February 14th, 2007, 04:28 PM
In my opinion, as long as you are consistent with the nature of your world, you'll be fine. The point being, that if you have a completely illogical setting (ie: Pratchett's DiscWorld) then you do an about-face and start shoving real-world science/physics down the readers throats ... then it'll lead to a plethora of pointed questions and confused/disgruntled readers.

The fact is that you're not going to make everyone happy ... I don't think there is an author alive/dead who hasn't been criticized at some point or another in their career.

Good luck.

February 15th, 2007, 02:24 AM
Rosedragon take a lok at the following links for some information, theories, and evidence which might help you create the same type of Fantasy reality.


I hope that helps :D