APPLYING INSPIRATIONS TO MY FICTIONAL WORLD
-The Central Location
- the Strip: Soleil and Raindrop predominantly live on the worst strip of the entire Auckland city – ‘Jay Road’ or ‘the Strip’ an almost bohemian like street home to strip clubs, bars, the homeless, thrift stores, addicts and sex workers. Not a child friendly place. They live in a run down apartment above a dairy across from ‘The Castle’, the strip club where Raindrop works.
- Kodomi -a fictional world:Whenever Soleil puts her Kodomi Specs on she is transported to the land of Kodomi. Here the land is far more unique and different to the one she lives in.
-Buildings or other physical Features
The people – muffies – live in mural decorated silos the city is built like a carnival with the slides and roller coasters serving as transport, rides and attractions serving as places to hangout, socialise, eat and play.
-The Flora and Fauna
- The city is surrounded by a literal sea of stars known as ‘starsea’ home to rainbow, gold and silver fish with large white or black seahorses that serve as transport over its waters. There are flies (Hehes: flying giggling bugs resembling fireflies that release a tickling sensation when they bite, and Pauafly – paua shell coloured butterflies) and hoppers. Indigo, violet and Magenta crawlies and hoppers. The only flora we see is in the Green House attraction where the entire house is made of green vines and bush, flowers of all colours and most of the insects reside. Muffies go here to swing from the vines for fun, their falls cushioned by the extensive flowerbeds below .
-The Main Intelligent Inhabitants
- Muffies: part stuffed animals and part child. Every muffy has the face of a stuffed animal some having either the hands and feet and tails associated with that animal while others don’t. They refer to their human features, and Soleil as a Chummy. They are friendly, happy and loving animals but still have their own unique characteristics and personalities at the end of the day. They are unaware of the terrible truths behind the history of their world and only know that the big beasts called Emogens sleep in the deepest darkest part of the starsea and have never been allowed to surface, as the Wizelle (an owl looking muffy, the keeper of all unhappy things) the world of Kodomi would cease to exist should they awake because the knowledge they have would shatter the world of Kodomi as the Muffies know it and leave them in complete darkness and emotional chaos. Muffies turn into Emogs if they become sad or depressed and encountering any unhappy news for too long without healing fudge will result in their transformation.
- Emogs: They are adult sized hunched beasts with sagging grey hair that walk like they are dragging their feet behind them. Their mouths are turned down as though they are sad or upset and they seek to capture Muffies and whisper upsetting things in their ears in order to bring back the former world of complete darkness that existed before Kodomi. They only harbour anger, sorrow and sadness.
-Government System, rules/laws
- Only the innocent minded and hearted people are allowed here so mostly only children are able to visit the world of Kodomi
- Joy is the common goal of everyday for Muffies and any pain and hurt is tended to immediately with healing fudge and candy
-History, Customs, Culture
Before muffies and Kodomis there only lived Emogens and evil creatures who lived in darkness. (to be developed)
There is no Heirarchy aside from the fact that those who hold more knowledge has power. In this case Wizelle is them most powerful one that all the Muffies look to as a sort of leader although he like every other Muffy spends his days playing and having fun.
- The entire city runs on the joy of the Muffies. Should they all lose their joy their entire world would cease to exist.
- Kodomi Specs is the only form of transport into the world of Kodomi. Any item of clothing from Kodomi or accessory from the world of Kodomi works as a portal in the real world when worn.
- This magic does not work on adults or those who are not innocent in mind or heart.
- Healing fudge and candy takes away any sadness, anger or pain a Muffy might have. They come from the House of Yum that generates a never ending supply of food and candy for Muffies.