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PostSubject: Corrector and Guardian Thoughts   Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:16 am

I had a few thoughts about what we could make of the correctors. I've seen the entry; albeit it seems excellent and promising, I believe we could do better.

First of all, the description in its current form is too reminiscent of the Auditors from Discworld. I believe this might've been intentional, but I would at least present some alternatives to ease my conscience. If it's something outlandish and odd that we're aiming for, something ethereal in a way, something that has to be not really there, then I'd suggest that we do not describe the correctors until we've defined exactly what makes a corrector. But until then, correctors could also look like dense spirals that flow along solid surfaces (though I've got the feeling I've heard of those somewhere too. Come to think of it, I read somewhere about a manga by the name of Uzumaki where spirals went around being nasty to people... so it's not such a bright idea I guess), or like one of those classic creatures you can get anywhere, the ones that look like swarms of humanoid bodies fused together, some clothed, some not, and all of them connected by elements that are decidedly nonhuman like silver pipes or sewn together with skinless and bloodless animals (my favourite). Dunno what do we really want them to represent- I'm not a graphic designer. :l And anyway- what are the correctors? Are they a force, a species, a faction? A bit of everything?

I'd like to also suggest an alternative to the law against chaos thing. Maybe correctors don't mean to unmake unstability but to harness it, which makes it less dangerous from their perspective, but creates problems of its own in return: maybe they "volunteered" to fix Felarya, and the guardians "politely" refused, in particular Notys.

At the risk of going into superhero genre cliché, maybe this uncontrolled dimensional unstability is responsible for the powers of some of the guardians, which the correctors find as objectionable as those creatures "from beyond": to them, guardians and beyonders might be one and the same thing. After all, we don't know what species Quaz is, for all we know, that bug is a mutant (with superpowers! Razz ). In fact, it wouldn't be farfetched to believe the partial destruction of the guardians was one of their objectives as well. Leaving only a fraction might have been a satisfactory outcome for them: they could have intended to cull the guardians until there was but a handful left.

I wonder, is it possible some of the guardians had attacked other worlds, thus leading the Correctors to believe them an uncontrolled element on top of all the other issues they presented? After all, we never saw a thematic link between the guardians. We know they don't all belong to the same species, we don't know nothing about their goals, we don't know why is it they're all guardians. It's not unfeasible to think some of those guardians back then didn't spend their time on guard duty much, instead being just unstoppable superpowerful monsters that played Mortal Kombat XXXVI all day long on consoles they stole from the future, littered in other dimensions because they were too lazy to walk all the way to the trashcan, and borrowed the Correctors' microwave oven when they broke their own by putting the Vishmital homeworld in it.

I'd also suggest that the correctors' mystery came in part because they're good at wiping all tracks of their passing, like they seemingly failed to do with the Hyper-empire of Arshadas. Is it possible that this hyper-empire roused their attention because they were all up in their business, working with dimensional unstability? And who did the Arshadians talk to, in order to leave any records of the Obliterators brought to bear against them? Would it be possible that the Vishmitals are present in Felarya with the suspicion that the Correctors were involved in the destruction of their homeworld, and Felarya is the last place where the correctors were seen, given there's nothing left of Arshadas?

I mean, if we want something more concrete about the end of the Vishmitals or the nature of the correctors. Not saying we do, but you know, it's nice to imagine.

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PostSubject: Re: Corrector and Guardian Thoughts   Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:31 pm

The Spirals are reminiscent of Gurren Lagann. Second Season to be exact.

The Correctors are vastly powerful, and the name I get confused with Collectors from Mass Effect, so can we PLEASE change that name? I get tongue tied almost every time it's brought that up.

Secondly, They probably discovered Felarya on their own, and were able to learn about it by not even being there. They have to be strong enough to take on the Guardians, and so I imagined their craft would be made of dense materials, and when it shatters, the shards recollect themselves into whatever shape, remaking the vessel that was destroyed, and possibly making more. Though when shards are too small they wont be drawn back other shards. At least that's what I've imagined.

I don't have any idea as to what the correctors would look like, but I highly suggest making them a complete mystery. I doubt there's any good way to explain them.
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PostSubject: Re: Corrector and Guardian Thoughts   Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:44 pm

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Mhh you are raising some really interesting questions here Smile
Ok first, the auditor aspect similarity.. mhh it wasn't really made in purpose actually
It's more a mix of things I saw in games, books, manga, with those kind of very powerful foes looking mysterious, rarely seen but with abilities to erase reality, rearrange things and so.
The anime Noein and the Shangrila force comes to mind ^^ As well as the spirals in Gurenn Lagann, as Bael pointed.
In term of graphical design, I aim for an aspect with few features, vague but with an ominous feel to it.

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At the risk of going into superhero genre cliché, maybe this uncontrolled dimensional unstability is responsible for the powers of some of the guardians, which the correctors find as objectionable as those creatures "from beyond": to them, guardians and beyonders might be one and the same thing. After all, we don't know what species Quaz is, for all we know, that bug is a mutant (with superpowers! Razz ). In fact, it wouldn't be farfetched to believe the partial destruction of the guardians was one of their objectives as well. Leaving only a fraction might have been a satisfactory outcome for them: they could have intended to cull the guardians until there was but a handful left.
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Haha you are touching on something here Razz
Correctors were indeed well known by guardians, or at least some of them were aware. And there is plot reasons behind it. That idea of having some of the guardians having been engaged in attacking other worlds is very interesting. I didn't thought about it but there is thing to do with that mhh.
For the Hyper-empire.. ack you brought a good point here.. Normally nobody would be able to speak about the obliterators ^^;
Again I didn't thought about a link between Vishmitals and correctors but that's an interesting path to explore, with lot of possibilities Smile

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