OpenGeofiction

Space in OGF

Posted by theruler on 14 March 2019 in English (English)

I thought about space and OGF and the moon, and i made a handcrafted OGF-Earth with the Moon and the Sun, and i have some proposals for planet names:

  1. Carmentis (Mercury IRL)
  2. Hephaesdus (Venus IRL)
  3. Earth - or the Terra
  4. Nemesis (Mars IRL)
  5. Iris (Jupiter IRL)
  6. Minerva (Saturn IRL)
  7. Augustus (Uran-us IRL)
  8. Poseidon (Neptune IRL)
  9. Bonus (Pluto IRL)

SPACIAL MAP

Comment from mstr on 14 March 2019 at 20:27

Do we really need this for ... mapping?

Btw: where are the big letters on the earth are coming from?

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Comment from histor on 14 March 2019 at 22:00

@ mstr: histor-style

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Comment from Ūdilugbulgidħū on 14 March 2019 at 22:08

No space in OGF - its geofiction, not spacefiction

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Comment from Luciano on 14 March 2019 at 22:14

My recollection, anyway, is that when this question came up several years ago, it was decided after extensive discussion that the planets and constellations in the OGF universe bore the same names as our own "real-world" universe.

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Comment from mstr on 14 March 2019 at 22:17

Sometimes I wish there was the backside of the moon as the only blue territory! Can we do that?

@histor I haven't realized that when I look from the space to the earth there is automatically a histor style on its surface... crazy!

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Comment from TheIlluminix on 14 March 2019 at 23:14

Wow, nice. This would be very cool and useful to the Spaceport of Commonia, which is what i am building

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Comment from TheIlluminix on 14 March 2019 at 23:16

Btw, what about the moon's name? (See my latest diary entry)

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Comment from zhenkang on 15 March 2019 at 00:34

This diary entry touches on two issues - where is actually the OGF world (is it a replacement of earth of the solar system or in a separate system) and what is the name of the OGF world, which has not been decided yet.

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Comment from Luziyca on 15 March 2019 at 00:42

I feel like we should just keep it as Earth-like as possible: we shouldn't be wikifying moons, stars, etc, especially since unless OGF gets a new update that allows us to edit other parts of the OGF system, it'll just be stuck on the wiki with no direct connection to the map.

Does space exist? Yes. Should we be writing articles about what is in space? No.

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Comment from Ūdilugbulgidħū on 15 March 2019 at 00:54

@ zhenkang. My understanding was that this is a map of the world. It doesn't matter where the world is. In English it's called 'the world' - its just strange that people don't know how to spell 'Ingerish'.

@ Luziyca. Yes. No space for space. For Moony MacMoonface Spacebase, maybe.

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Comment from zhenkang on 15 March 2019 at 01:01

@Udi yeah I know. But I am just bringing it up for the people who are interested here. Anyway, regardless we still are in a nice distance from any sun, which explains our climate being similar to the real Earth, and not in danger from being pulled towards a radioactive planet.

At the moment, it is best we just map space centres for any space missions. I heard Telkhug Ekdun on Udzdanart has, as well as Gardensa and Vodeo. Antigo is probably going for a joint space programme with Suria, which I believe is Antigo's principle ally.

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Comment from Ūdilugbulgidħū on 15 March 2019 at 01:21

Old news, zk, old news. But - for Antigo - I guess there are no words to express the abyss between isolation and having one ally.

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Comment from Alessa on 15 March 2019 at 01:30

I suppose if someone wanted to know about the moon and planets as an inspiration for naming things, it may have some relevance. But, this does not need to be community-decided. If there are planets, then each culture can set a few names as it sees fit, since so many of our celestial bodies are named for mythological/pagan entities. What should be discouraged is setting in stone the number of planets, the types of planets, etc.

For example, maybe the ancient Mauroi pagans thought a planet that sped across the sky should be named for their goddess Paravea (goddess of time). Then, the name or derivations of the name could be used for city streets, organizations, maybe even shipping companies or the high-speed rail. Then, yes, it is named in a way after a planet; but it is really named after the goddess.

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Comment from zhenkang on 15 March 2019 at 01:36

@Udi ahem North Korea relies on allies like China and Russia, I mean the former Soviet Union, so why can't Antigo have any. Without Suria, Antigo would have ceased to exist.

About links to mythology, Antigoans in the past were also great astronomers like the Mayans, which in turn influence the Antigoan calender (basically based on the Chinese lunar one), and eventually its culture. It can also said the Antigoan duchies is influenced by the positions of the planets. (By the way child sacrifices is also known to be associated with the planets as well)

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Comment from Ūdilugbulgidħū on 15 March 2019 at 01:48

@Alessa - only, this doesn't really work if the people in the country speak english (i.e. - the names of the planets aren't culturally determined, but historically).

@zk - sorry, I had no meaning, though someone else did

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Comment from Alessa on 15 March 2019 at 13:28

@Udi: You are right, this doesn't work too well for English-speaking places. At the same time, these could potentially be aboriginal-influenced terms that made their way into the local dialect. :)

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Comment from Ūdilugbulgidħū on 15 March 2019 at 13:55

@ Alessa: no doubt. But its not what happens in the real world is it? If it has happened somewhere, it would be interesting, and I'd be interested to hear it. In any case, on the map how do we know that the dialect word for 'Mars Street' : 'Nemesis Street' or (off the top of my head): 'Harakula Street' relates to the fourth planet from the sun? If we tag name:en = we have to give the name of the real planet.

The only plausible alternative is to not give the planets (English) names at all: e.g. 'Fourth Rock from the Sun Street'? (and I guess you could conlang/condialect that): "Fortyrocadasun Strat".

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