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The Coast of Lake Chad by Jdailey1991
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Plate Tectonics, Great Lakes Earth by Jdailey1991
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The Arctic Plate by Jdailey1991
Iceland, Great Lakes Earth by Jdailey1991
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Underwater Cities, GLE (Diamond) by Jdailey1991
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Let us say that, in the future, some scientists have created satellites capable of something that seems science fiction for now — punching the walls of the universe to study an alternate reality. By that scenario, some hundreds of “alternate Earths” from hundreds of alternate universes would already have been discovered and meticulously studied. As much as half of them would still be ruled by humans, unfolded by events that turned out differently. One universe, for example, had an Earth where 9/11 never happened, or where the outcome of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars ended up differently.

One of the most interesting to note was a planet that scientists call “Alternate Earth 111”, known to the public as “Great Lakes Earth”.


Because at first glance, it seemed that almost every continent is dominated by lakes, even those larger than the Great Lakes that we have in North America. What is its history? What points of divergence would we expect to see in this particular variation?

This proved to be a long, backbreaking investigation because when our alt-satellites picked up Great Lakes Earth, it has discovered traces of civilization — traces roughly 100,000 years old. However, after years of picking up the pieces and speculating on the rest, we believe that we have mapped the entire geography and the best of the history of Great Lakes Earth.

If you have any artwork or discussion questions on Great Lakes Earth, its geography or its wildlife, discuss them with me.
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Inspired by :iconinkgink:'s monthly contests on :iconspec-evo-club: and :iconwsnyder:'s monthly contests on :iconpalaeolithikum:.

This is actually my first contest feature, so let's make this easy and tell me a little bit about yourself.  Write me an essay on what your strengths are in regards to worldbuilding or speculative evolution (which is a part of worldbuilding, but splitting it for clarity's sake) and how, therefore, you can contribute to the creation of Great Lakes Earth.

James Gurney, the creator of Dinotopia, had this to say:  "A sandbox is much more fun if you share it with others."  Great Lakes Earth is my creation, BUT it is a huge world, and one person may not have all the bases covered.  In the event that I make Great Lakes Earth a joint effort 100%, I need to know your strengths and weaknesses (if you're not willing to expand on the Great Lakes Earth world, then I won't stop you.)

Your essays are due on February 25th.  Once there, I will create a poll to see which essay has the most votes.  The winner will be announced on March 1st.  All will be posted on Great-Lakes-Earth's Featured folder.

Have fun, and good luck!
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AvatarVyakara Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Cool! Is one allowed to contribute, and if so, how would one begin?
Jdailey1991 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017
You may want to ask that to :iconsalpfish1:
AvatarVyakara Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Well, so I have...
salpfish1 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 25, 2017   Traditional Artist
Go to the admin area, then manage members, then member's settings, and change it so that join requests are automatically approved.
Then, anyone can join.