If you are or were a writer, have you ever had plans to write a story that hasn't got off the ground?
Have you planned many things for it and wrote those ideas down, such as the setting, characters, magical/technological macguffins & plot devices that are needed for the plot to move forward?
Have you ever have gotten to a point where you look at one or more of your ideas and go, "This won't work" and decided to scrap it?
Or have you ever just looked at the whole project after so much time and decided to scrap it entirely?
Well, I think I have something that writers could use, if only so that their old ideas don't go to waste.
Picture if you will: A continent made from a hodgepodge of vastly different locations from all across time, space and the entirety of the Multiverse, like someone used hundreds of vastly different model location sets and put them all together into a massive collage.
And imagine this continent ontop an almost infinite sea of junk, bits and bobs from different points of totality, from that missing sock from your washer to military vehicles to even abandoned city blocks.
This sea is the Super Sargasso Sea. A dimension into which lost things go, whose existence was proposed by Charles Fort, writer and researcher into anomalous phenomena. And in this context, "Lost Things" can also be entire locations from across the Multiverse.
And in this ever growing continent of Decemillia (Latin for "Myriad Lands") lies a city, made up from other cities that were effectively removed from their realities, like someone moved a location to another spot far from the initial plot. Each district of this ever growing city are from different eras of history. Each district is a physical conglomeration of 10 years in a point of history, so you can have one district that represents the Prohibition Era where the Vampire Mafia rules; A district from parts of the 1940s when WWII was in full swing and gangs made of both Allied and Axis forces battle for dominance with unusual superweapons, both Alien and Supernatural; A district that was taken from The Roman Empire, who's leader wants to expand into the other districts with the help of their local deities and demigods. And two districts based on the 80s & 90s where Punk and Grunge intermingle with one another in a 90s Beat-Em Up fashion.
Outside of the city itself are suburbs made from small villages of time periods such as the Middle Ages, the time of the Puritans, The Wild West and The Golden Age of Piracy. The wilderness that surround the civilized portions are from time periods like the Cambrian Era, The Age of the Dinosaurs, The Ice Age, and even from a reality where beings that evolved from reptiles into humanoids, ruled the Earth from ancient but highly advanced civilizations.
All that is just the basic template for you to work with, as whatever force removed those locations from their worlds and onto the Super Sargasso Sea may have also transported the setting & characters of your scrapped story to this continent while the unused weapons and macguffins you created could become a part of the Sea, where someone may find and have a use for them.
I declare this location to be Open Source, though I would like to have some credit if you ever use it.
In legal terms, This location & characters marked "Open Source" in their title are under the license CC-BY 4.0.
Edit (3/16/2021)Today is the 4 year anniversary of this project's creation!
(---Sargasso Supplements---)These Supplements are under the license CC-BY 4.0.
The Offal Gods
The 13 Dark Gods of Sargasso
Items Part 1
Items Part 2
Items Part 3
Imhullu, The Killing Wind
The Filthy Flame Shards
Chaos Contraptions P1
The Pendant of Coronation
What They Eat
The Warriors of Freyja
The Cyberpunk District
The Warehouse Nexus
The Big Boxes
The Floridian Glades
The Chop Shop Hospital
The Pyramid (by BassoeG)
The Nappa Islands
The Forest of the Austro
The Broken Wastes
Superior City a.k.a. Villain's Paradise
The Ungulate Isles
Ectolian Ghost Eaters
The Vermin of Sargasso
Hoarding Sewer Skuds
Sonargulls & The Sonic Terror (By BassoeG)
Topiary Crabs (By BassoeG)
Giant Gila Monsters
Yales, The Whip-Horned
Manodactyls, The Hand Familiars
The Black Door
The Sargassian Expulsions
(---Races---)These Races are under the license CC-BY 4.0.
(-Ungulate Isles Races-)
(---Recurring Inhabitants---)These Characters are under the license CC-BY 4.0.
From Oldest to Newest
The Letter Legion
Professor Allen Cal
Doctor Marceline Magdalene
Token, The Red Cent
The Mechanical Storm
The Weird Boys & The Aberrant Men
Leon of the Bu Lei
The Primeval Torrent
Scribble City Sentries
Dubya, The Hungry God
Nitrox, The Plasma Edge
Pow Wow Percy
Benjamin, The Banner Bandit
Weathervane, The Storm Sorcerer
Andra, The Sassy Cyborg
Mik'Eal, The Bee Dragon
Methlab, The Sultan of Substances
Jotunn, The Moon Mistress
Leadfoot, The Speeding Scoundrel
Duper Kan, The Basurian Super Bin
Ferro Kan, The Iron Engineer
The Bone Knives
Amy, The She Lion
Tramp, The Roadster
Edith, The Wife of Lot
Rose Web, The Scarlet Spinner
Truhkkin, The Angel of Vehicular Death
Femchinell, The Forest Nymph of Death
Remix (by Sparrow9612)
Parcel Knight, The Recycled Retainer
Power Sword, The Mighty Force Super-Tron
The Universal Challenger
Officer Richard Powretti
Naranga, The Citrus Lich
Princess Kong of Skull Mountain
Arrthree, The Living Rocket
Deathmates Orange & Black
The Cultist of Tehff-Jha
The Dead Head Club
Walnut, The Nutcracker
The Signalizer & Beetle Man
Mastermind & The Death Patrol
Squink, The Sewer Shrieker
Big Bling, The Prismatic Man
T.H.O. The Id of God
Atmos Fear, The Demon of Flame and Frost
V.C. Ranger (formerly Video Ranger)
NewsFlash, The Libel Lightning
The Brainless Cyclops
The Cash, Quickest Buck Alive
Green Trashcan, The Emerald Asphyxiator
Omphalos, The Stone of Rage
Razbestos, The Salamander
The Devil Dragon
Ku-Shu Fieldtender, The Herald of the Harvest
Streetwise, The Citymancer
The Flaming Hands of Angel Eyes
The Urban Diviner
Rotayta, The Spinning Spud
Vis, The Green Psycho
Goetia, King Solomon's Protege
Doctor Mayhem, The Master of Electricity
Jailbird, The She-Hunk
Glen, The Gravedigger
Dr. XXX, The Mad Doctor
Terri Thunder, The Girl Dynamo
Manowar Zeta aka Zee
Wiggles, The Wonderworm
Torgo, The Man Goat
The Terrible Shroud
Overmind, The Evolved
The Miracle Kids
Slora's War Maiden
Freako-Rex & Botty
Miss Mallet, The Queen of Hammer Time
Benny, The Street Breaker
Radia, The Crusader Girl & The Sign Saw of the A'Punk'alypse
Thomas Murnov, The Reluctant Bone Lord
Big Dix, The Venomous Dapper
Ricky, The Black Streak
Kid Terror, The Junior Reaper
Wonder Boy, The Comet Kid
Roadie, The Combating Car
Ticlock, The Blade Ghost
Roquefort Students Set 1
Great-Big Huge Mam
Ro-Gar, The Conqueror
Olga Mesmer, The Girl with X-Ray Eyes
Max Speed & The Gonzo Gang
The Phantom Beetle
The Fallen Virtue
Miss Aggie, The Smiling Sadist
Detective Ginger, The Sleuthing Seal
Black Atom, The One-Woman Rogues Gallery
Aran Mickey, The Irish Tiger
Orumcek, The Spider Boss
Full Metal Ninja
The Ninja Killer
Orapheal, The Scapegoat
Carthena, The Red-Haired Giantess
Irene Iddesleigh, The Warrior Versifier
Howard Carter, The Reluctant Monster Hunter
Red Moth, The Rent-A-Hero
Top Notch, The Girl Flash
Major Victoress, The Spirit of Old Glory
Atoma'am, The Atomic Ghoul
Atoma'am, The Nuclear Maiden
The Diamond Gang
Gangway, The Linebreaker
Sarah Gyger, The Dynamo Damsel
Vicki McAllister, The Red Wolf
Hercules, The Mighty Champion
Rokkon, The Flying Geode
Spotty, The Iron Dog
Gort, The Republic Robot
Black Fury, The Silver Gulch Slugger
Dionysus, The Greek God of Madness
Azkabore, The Skull of Magic
Tanya Torbellino, The Archer of the Wind
Xindis, The Discarded Shell
Danny Mixton n' His Fantastic Beasts
Nightclock, The Clockwork Nightmare
Shigaraki, The Metal Tanuki
Reaper, The Angel of Death
Adrian, The Angel of Guidance
Nightingale, The Winged War Nurse
Babylona, The Hellfire Angel
Jericho, The SHIELD Bearer
The Spinning Death
Thirty-One, The Aerial Courier
Battalia, The Violet Mistress
Dynamic Boy, The Magnetic Wonder
King, The Mercenary
Gots of the Violet Hand
Sparta, The War Hound
Titan City's Mighty Legion
Solomon Bael, The Secret Boss
Big Sis & Gerty
Titan City's Seven Star Squadron
Black Terror, The Mighty Myrmidon
Dr. Neo, The Arithmagician
Empire City's New Men
Bemmy, The Head Swapper
Fatman, The Human Flying Saucer
Kay of the Letter Legion
The Puppeteer, Lord of 100 Knights
The Clashing Creeps
The Salem Crusader
Dr. Fear, The Phobia Fanatic
(---Other Info---)Sargasso-Based Games
Possible Inspiration: /r/Bossfight
Possible Inspiration: Destroyed and Abandoned
Possible Inspiration: Crappy Taxidermy
Possible Inspiration: The Free Universe
Possible Inspiration: Obsolete Scientific Theories
New Offal Goddess
All Hallows Eve n' The Pumpkin Pack #1 Released
Signal Boos for a Friend
Sounds like a cool project. If anyone can contribute, I've got an idea for a fictional technology that may have found it's way there:
Developed in an alternate version of the 21st century, Constructors are machines that can build nearly anything as long as they're provided with the necessary raw materials and an Electronic Blueprint File (EBF). They come in sizes ranging from the desktop models common in households to gigantic industrial machines big enough to build vehicles, houses, and even entire skyscrapers. Communities of people who called themselves Blueprinters specialized in creating EBFs using a piece of software known as Crafting Bench.
One of the most notable impacts Constructors had on the world back in their home timeline was rendering laws restricting or prohibiting the ownership of weapons pointless as anyone could have their Constructor make them any weapon they wanted as long as they had the EBF for it. China was the last hold out when it came to such laws, right up until the CCP was overthrown by a rebel faction. EBFs for weapons such as firearms were widely available on the Shadow Net and usually came with companion files that told the Constructors how to make the ammunition and magazines needed for them.
That does sound very interesting!
Like I can imagine that a Constructor the size of a shipping crate ends up in The Ever-Changing City where both Catalyst and The Unicorn Foundation in The Cyberpunk District want to get their hands on it. Like when they're finally allowed access to The Hive and they fully understand the mechanics of The Constructor, they can upgrade the Hive and turn it into their own version of a Constructor to more easily manufacture their products.
Yeah I was kinda sick of the kind of content that Hollywood, Mainstream Comics and the rest of the entertainment industry are shoveling out in recent years. So I went "Screw it! I'll do it myself!" and made Sargasso and 99% of the material in it, my setting that people of all stripes can use and contribute to. Kinda like how the SCP Foundation works. And I've been making all sorts of content for others to use.
Like if someone wanted to make their own Spiderman story where the main character hasn't sold their marriage to the devil and is in a happy relationship? There's a character for that. They want to make their own Superman story that isn't dark and edgy because "It's more mature"? There's a couple characters they can use for that. If they want to make a Captain America story that doesn't have the horrible retcons that current year Steve Rogers has thanks to how poorly he was handled by current day Marvel aka Hydra Cap, there's a character for that too.
Technically there isn't like an official submission process or anything like that.
I mean if you do want it added to Sargasso, just leave a link to it and I'll add it to the list.
If you want to make it open source for other people to use, you could either use a creative commons license like this: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Or you could add a paragraph in the description that says something like:
"(Character/Concept) is an open source (Character/Concept) created specifically for use by anyone. Feel free to use it any way you wish. You must also give creator credit."
"The character of (Character Name) is available for use by anyone, with only one condition. This paragraph must be included in any publication involving (Character Name), in order that others may use this property as they wish. All rights reversed."
"(Character Name) is an open source character free for anyone to use with no copyright restrictions. Creator citation is not required, but would be appreciated."
This is mostly so that people can understand that they can use it.
And you can use any of it's pieces for your own creations if you'd like to.
I even have characters that are elastic in their powerset that could interest you.
Like Tsunade here:
And Sockette Launcher:
Every info you gave here is so detailed and perfectly explained! The places, realities, weapons, items. Perfection <3
Sargasso Supplement - MiscellaneousMain Article: Sargasso, The Ever-Changing City
This is for info that is too small to be made into a full entry. If I write more info on each of these, I'll separate them from here and make them into a separate entry.
Edit (2/15/2019): Added The Lakes of Tehff-Jha to the list.
(---The Lakes of Tehff-Jha
If one were to sail among the sea of junk in The Super-Sargasso Sea, and find a spot free of clutter but replaced with a massive lake of rainbow-colored liquid, then you have found one of The Lakes of Tehff-Jha, The Offal God of Alteration. Each being the size of one of America's great lakes, these "lakes" are in fact full of liquid Elohim, meaning that anyone who even puts a single finger in the liquid will be mutated. And in these specific waters are li
Though with that the colony is a part of a separate continent called The Free Republic of America, where the original 13 colonies along with states that didn't materialize in our actual history were dropped in The Sea. And during the time when this land ended up in the Sea, this free republic had just finished gaining it's independence from Britain. And since it was dropped during the time of The Great Basurian Empire, life in the Free Republic would probably be different that how things developed in our time.
The Cyclops and Flight 19 I'm familiar with but not the Legion. Though since The Roman District is a part of The Ever-Changing City, The Lost Legion could end up there. So yeah I would like to add these to Sargasso.
You got your own ideas for these?