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    Hi all!

    Well, I've been quiet for a few months... but the university semester is ending soon, and classes are already finished. I spent 4 hours in the university library today, looking at map books and writing styles.

    The following image is an old journal I scanned in, then added a map, and some extra stuff. Half-way through I thought to myself, "umm... I could have saved time and just drawn this with a pen," then considered the editability and reuseability of the journal image.

    I have also attached the original, and the original cover. (I have no idea what it used to be - when I found it, it was filled with gardening research: composition of soil, watering, clippings, etc).

    Hint: go to an antique/second-hand book store. True leather-bound covers are awesome!


    EDIT: In future, I will be experimenting with styles inspired by various historical maps. The one shown here is a simple one; I will next create a portolan-style map with like 200 coastal towns, so I need to start naming!
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    Hahaha, yeah, I dunno what caused it, maybe rats or something o___O

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    Very nice Aeronox. The map is clear and understated and the journal and sourroundings lend it a huge amount of context and depth of story. Very cool.

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    An extremely nice work, I must admit. Far beyond what I can do!

    The picture has depth and story, as Torq said fittingly. *applauds*

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    Wait a Second, ARSENAL Commitee? Professer H.PAYNE?

    That's an absolute, bonefide, Joke Cover.

    The Journal is still awesome though.
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    Hahaha, I never thought of it that way Arkkeeper. I did a google search on the guy, only 1 (maybe 2) results about him.

    I will probably revisit this map, when my world is figured out more. The Orpheus Journal will be a foreigner's account of the world.

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    Yeah I'm for sure thats a joke cover, it's part of the stack that appears in The Evil Dead in the scene where ash cuts off his own hand, y'know along with Farewell To Arms
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    That's a great idea. I'd never considered that. Nice map as well by the way. What will this be used for, or is it just for fun?
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    It is for my latest story.

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