Monthly Archives: September 2014

2nd Anniversary of the Blog

Today marks 2 years since I started this blog.

Wasn’t able to write up a proper post to mark the occasion.

I have gotten much busier since starting school to learn to be a Sterilization Tech.

I will hopefully have some more posts on “Island in the Hidden Sea of Fire” coming soon.

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Places on The Island in the Hidden Sea of Fire

Here is my initial “brainstorm list” I made up a month ago, before I had watched any movies for inspiration (although I had read some reviews of some to get an idea what to watch).

My general idea is that the Island has some kind of “zone” structure, maybe in concentric “rings” that get smaller the closer to the center of the Island you get.

These would be in the outermost zone, maybe getting to the border with the second zone.

“Jungle of the Savages” – here live several bands of primitive human hunter-gatherers that endlessly raid each other in a struggle for territory; some may be cannibals!

“Valley of the Gargantuas” – here two enormous semi-humanoid creatures eternally fight and wrestle with each other; they ignore puny visitors, but their struggles make the area very hazardous (ground shakes, boulders dislodged, etc.).

“Cliff of the Cave-Women” – here are several cave entrances that lead into the cliffside; this is the home of an all-female clan of primitive humans (female children are raised by the Cave-Women, while male children are brought to “The Tower of the Jeweled Ones” shortly after birth).

“Lair of the Reptile-Men” – cave entrances that lead to a network of caves and tunnels beneath the ground; the Reptile- Men (troglodytes?) are the traditional foes of the Cave-Women.

“River of Fire” – this is a shallow channel filled with molten lava that separates the outermost zone from the second zone of the island.

“Tower of the Jeweled Ones” – this is a perfectly symmetrical hexagon-shaped tower of some strange stone; the “Jeweled Ones” are mysterious beings that rarely leave their tower. The Cave-Women leave male offspring in the vicinity, which are then collected by the Jeweled Ones and brought into the tower. The Tower is near the edge of the River of Fire.

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Inspirations: Island in the Hidden Sea of Fire

So I have watched some movies of the “lost world” style:

TheLandthatTimeForgotThe Land That Time Forgot

ThePeopleThatTimeForgotThe People That Time Forgot

TheLostWorldThe Lost World

JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarthJourney to the Center of the Earth

I’ve got some more movies to watch still, but I feel this is a good start.

I’ve also watched “Yor the Hunter From the Future” and “John Carter” recently, and they are also of some help, particularly with the idea of some advanced group or culture working “behind the scenes” of the “lost world.”

I’ve found I’m actually sadly deficient in my Edgar Rice Burroughs reading except for the John Carter / Barsoom books, so I have ordered a few to get more details that may not have made it into movies adapted or inspired by the originals.

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