Received a test stamping of the clamshell design for Symbiosis. They’re just testing for detail retention, so this isn’t a correctly placed design. (It’s off-center, and it isn’t the final design, the final will have a different text treatment on the spine) 

These are photos from the printer, there’s color variation from their camera. I could use mine but these were good, so I didn’t see the point to taking new ones.

Excited to see this finally start to come together!

Deskshot/work in progress. Working on various “unusual fauna” in the Symbiosis world. 

Deskshot/work in progress. Working on various “unusual fauna” in the Symbiosis world. 

Genderfluid Apocralite fashion. 1940s colors. Tempted to deal with pronouns in this culture but will probably just leave it to the reader b/c whatever.

Genderfluid Apocralite fashion. 1940s colors. Tempted to deal with pronouns in this culture but will probably just leave it to the reader b/c whatever.

Apocralite monk. 

Apocralite monk. 

Order Hermetisk stone carving of wheel of correspondences that emanate from the Unum. (Oh hey look ancient astronauts holding it wonder what that means)

Order Hermetisk stone carving of wheel of correspondences that emanate from the Unum. (Oh hey look ancient astronauts holding it wonder what that means)

Work in progress painting of wrecked Bezrodnym cities that are converted into Tirhaelian trading centers on the northwestern Tirhaelian border.

Work in progress painting of wrecked Bezrodnym cities that are converted into Tirhaelian trading centers on the northwestern Tirhaelian border.

Multipurpose Apocralite rifle/railgun. The supercapacitor can either be used for a large number of “normal” shots, or you can have the capacitor dump everything into one shot, and assuming it’s a target that the slug won’t just punch through (IE no soft targets), it will propel it at high enough velocities that you get significant explosive kinetic energy out of it. (7040 meters per second. 15 gram slug. 3700 kilojoules. About equal to an average hand grenade. Uses supercavitating effect I mentioned in another rifle. Need to come up with some way to magic away the recoil. :D The velocity is kind of insane, at least 10x most rifle velocities, so I’m having to use near-magic stuff like the vacuum supercavitation and the yet to be figured out recoil thing, because I can only imagine what it would really be like explosively accelerating something to that velocity. ) 

Using the “all in one shot” mode causes the rifle to over-heat, shown in the second pic. Top case pops up, fully exposing heat sink fins until it cools down.   Figured it would also be a handy limitation for people who are using it in RPGs and similar settings. The magazine is a ‘tommy gun’ wind-up spring type.

Multipurpose Apocralite rifle/railgun. The supercapacitor can either be used for a large number of “normal” shots, or you can have the capacitor dump everything into one shot, and assuming it’s a target that the slug won’t just punch through (IE no soft targets), it will propel it at high enough velocities that you get significant explosive kinetic energy out of it. (7040 meters per second. 15 gram slug. 3700 kilojoules. About equal to an average hand grenade. Uses supercavitating effect I mentioned in another rifle. Need to come up with some way to magic away the recoil. :D The velocity is kind of insane, at least 10x most rifle velocities, so I’m having to use near-magic stuff like the vacuum supercavitation and the yet to be figured out recoil thing, because I can only imagine what it would really be like explosively accelerating something to that velocity. ) 

Using the “all in one shot” mode causes the rifle to over-heat, shown in the second pic. Top case pops up, fully exposing heat sink fins until it cools down.  Figured it would also be a handy limitation for people who are using it in RPGs and similar settings. The magazine is a ‘tommy gun’ wind-up spring type.

Dump of Bezrodnym death cult images. Ginger tea as high-altitude crystal meth.  Leader of the cult is in the first picture. (limbs are likely stumps, and they are probably insane/psychotic/brain damaged.)

DIY fencing, including making all gear. (From common things, this isn’t pro level or something) Popular Mechanics, Jan 1930.

I’m going through Nan Goldin’s book on the drag/trans scene(?) in the 70s 80s as part of research for Apocralite culture in Symbiosis, where you are born genderless, until a coming of age ceremony where you choose what gender you want to be (or if you wish to remain neutral). Trying to make “masculine” fashions for female bodies, and “feminine” fashions for male bodies. I’m not sure yet if reassignment surgeries/procedures will be part of the mix or not. I need to research more on what we know about the roots of body dysmorphia. (IE: Is a lot of it due to the fucked-up biases in our culture? Would it still happen in a culture that doesn’t have those biases? etc etc. Got some reading ahead of me.)

(If this whole thing comes across as my privilege showing or something, my apologies in advance. I’m just having fun with the idea of making a world/culture that isn’t as messed up and filled with controlling busybodies as ours is.)