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Despite all my rage… I am still a bacteriophage.

Re: General #1 by lavenderbloodstainslavenderbloodstains, 18 Apr 2019 19:56

a duel between wizards gets out of hand and irrevocably alters the fate of an entire world. but who were these wizards, and why did they fight? was theirs an isolated case, or were they merely the tip of an iceberg?

the world may never know.


Despite all my rage… I am still a bacteriophage.

by lavenderbloodstainslavenderbloodstains, 15 Mar 2019 19:48

a collection of the diaries of a dark elf named The Oracle, native to a world named Toril in a universe known as H-Delta-8 that as of writing, does not have a dissertation for its article, since it belongs to the DM of the DnD campaign The Oracle was made for.

i thought it would be fun to write an extensive body of work from the perspective of one of my DnD player characters, and so I did just that. I have no idea how many parts her diaries will have, because she is very old and has been to a lot of places.


Despite all my rage… I am still a bacteriophage.

by lavenderbloodstainslavenderbloodstains, 12 Mar 2019 17:17

the origin story of the compendium of knowledge, and the biggest exploration of the weird and fascinating things that go on in my head whilst thinking about this framework of existence.

i hope you enjoy reading this!


Despite all my rage… I am still a bacteriophage.

by lavenderbloodstainslavenderbloodstains, 12 Mar 2019 17:15

you ever write a piece of fiction that doesn't connect to anything else you've written? maybe it seems like it could be a good jumping off point for a whole world, but you just can't figure it out?

the nexus of imagination is here to collect your stories!

something i'm considering is perhaps other authors can start up whole universes around these sourceless stories, in which case they would no longer be sourceless and removed from this page. i guess that would be up to whether or not someone gets a good idea from one, and gets permission from its original author to work with it.

regardless, have fun!


Despite all my rage… I am still a bacteriophage.

by lavenderbloodstainslavenderbloodstains, 12 Mar 2019 17:14

this one's a little weird because it doesn't really have a continuous narrative. think of it as something similar to Sourceless Stories; its just a haphazard collection of texts about these alien cat people's mythology.


Despite all my rage… I am still a bacteriophage.

by lavenderbloodstainslavenderbloodstains, 12 Mar 2019 17:11

its np


Despite all my rage… I am still a bacteriophage.

Oops.
Should have announced it here.
Sorry.


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Re: Service Announcements by GlasspaperGlasspaper, 21 Dec 2018 07:19

Announcing the deletion of a LARGE swathe of my own works, which have been moved to my workshop for the time being. Many of these were incomplete or placeholder pages related to a vast number of the universes currently listed on the Articles page.

I recognized that as the owner of this site, I ought to set a precedent, and that precedent is not leaving unfinished and placeholder works everywhere. However, a small number of unfinished pages of mine still exist, due to being deemed "too far along" to delete. I will be correcting this error as soon as motivation is willing.


Despite all my rage… I am still a bacteriophage.

Please announce deleted articles below.

Provide the name of the article, any worlds it was associated with, and any short comment on the nature of the article.


Despite all my rage… I am still a bacteriophage.

announcing on behalf of Glasspaper the posting of the first complete work other than something I, the creator of this site, have written!

Auto-Translation, a service provided by The Compendium to allow all sentient beings to understand its contents.


Despite all my rage… I am still a bacteriophage.

nicely done!
i am proud to call this the first completed work on The Compendium of Knowledge written by someone other than me

+1


Despite all my rage… I am still a bacteriophage.

by lavenderbloodstainslavenderbloodstains, 14 Dec 2018 19:49

the edited draft is complete!

Service Summary:

Provider(s): The Compendium of Knowledge
Issued From Universal Designation: N/A
Issued From Multiversal Cluster: N/A
Issued From Other Medium, If Applicable: Non-space
Purpose of Service: To ensure the information within the Compendium of Knowledge is available to all sentient entities.

Description of Service:

One of the most basic and central services provided by the Compendium of Knowledge and all avatars of it, the Auto-Translation service allows all sufficiently intelligent beings to access the information kept within the Compendium.

Due to the nature of a Universe, the number of possible languages, codes and other methods of transferring information are vast, and there is rarely a unified linguistic family, let alone a single language. To ensure the Compendium and it's avatars can be used by all, upon being perceived by a mind desiring to learn it's contents, the contents will change in appearance to allow easy comprehension, matching the reader's1 language, dialect, and education.

In some cases, such as in the case of a reader having an inability to read, the Compendium and it's avatars may change their method of information transfer completely, allowing for the sensing of vibrations in air molecules, tactile sensations, parsing of electron streams, and many other methods in the place of typical reflected photon sight. A reader can, at any time, request a change of format.

If the optimal format for a reader is the auditory sensation of someone reading the information out loud, the avatar's Pagemaster may be utilized. If the Pagemaster is unavailable, the text will be delivered in a flat, monotone voice devoid of features.

In the case that more than one reader is present, and two or more readers require different formats, the Compendium will appear differently to each reader.

In addition to making the text legible (or otherwise capable of being understood), The Compendium also attempts to tailor it's information the learning capacities and preferences of the reader, to allow for easier understanding. The exceptions to this are the mandated prefaces of various services, as well as texts written by other authors, which will always be merely translated to the closest possible approximate a language can achieve.

Dangerous Information

In addition to these features, the Compendium will also attempt to hide information that it deems the reader incapable of reading without coming to harm as a direct cause of learning said information. Such amendments are always accompanied by the following preface:

The following information has been changed/removed for the safety of the reader. Reading this information may result in the following:

(Bulleted list of effects.)

If you wish to read the original text despite this, please agree in your preferred medium of communication.

Please note that agreeing to reading the text will not always allow you to see the original, but rather show you an amended version allowing some of the harmful effects, and repeating the preface with those harmful effects missing from it. A reader may have to agree several times to attain the completely unaltered version.

feel free to make any additional changes you would like, and once you're satisfied head on over to the services tab and post your first article!


Despite all my rage… I am still a bacteriophage.

thats fine, ill get right on it for you
it wasnt anything too major so it shouldnt take long


Despite all my rage… I am still a bacteriophage.

If you wouldn't mind, then of course.
Apologies for the poor grammar. I tend to get distracted.


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i like it!
just as a sidenote, i have created this wiki to make the storing and organization of drafts easier, but the wiki is still beginning so its not like theres anyone here to be bothered yet

i noticed a number of grammar errors and loss of flow in ur draft and if u would like i can go through the draft and fix those for u

but other than that, looks pretty good!


Despite all my rage… I am still a bacteriophage.

Service Summary:

Provider(s): The Compendium of Knowledge
Issued From Universal Designation: N/A
Issued From Multiversal Cluster: N/A
Issued From Other Medium, If Applicable: Non-space
Purpose of Service: To ensure the information within the Compendium of Knowledge is available to all sentient entities.

Description of Service:

One of the most basic and central services provided by the Compendium of Knowledge and all avatars of it, the Auto-Translation service allows all sufficiently intelligent beings to access the information kept within the Compendium.
Due to the nature of a Universe, the number of possible languages, codes and other methods of transfering information are vast, and there is rarely a unified linguistic family, let alone a single language. To ensure the Compendium can be used by all, the text within it, or it's avatars, is, upon being percieved by a mind desiring to learn it's contents, changes in appearance to allow easy reading, matching the readers language, dialect, and education. In some cases, such as an inability to read, the Compendium and it's avatars may change their method of information transfer completely, allowing for the sensing of vibrations, air molecules, textures, electron streams, and many other methods in place of traditional reflected photon sensing. A reader can, at any time, request a change of format.

(Note: if the optimal format for a reader is the auditory sensation of someone reading the information out loud, the avatars Pagemaster may be utilised. If the Pagemaster is unavailable, the text will be delivered in a flat, monotone voice devoid of features.)

In case more than one reader is present, and and two or more readers require different formats, the Compendium will appear differently to each reader.
(Note: Reader is used as a catch all term, despite the capacity for reading not being necessary for using the Compendium of Knowledge, or it's avatars.)

In addition to making the text legible (or otherwise capable of being understood), The Compendium also attempts to tailor it's information the learning capacities and preferences of the reader, to allow for easier understanding. The exceptions to this are the mandated prefaces of various services, as well as texts written by other authors, which will always be merely translated to the closest possible approximate a language can achieve.

Dangerous Information

In addition to these features, the Compendium will also attempt to hide information that it deems the reader incapable of reading without coming to harm as a direct cause of learning said information. Such amendments are always accompanied by the following preface:

The following information has been changed/removed for the safety of the reader. Reading this information may result in the following:
(list of effects)
If you wish to read the original text despite this, Audibly (this may be changed depending on the reader) agree.

Please note that agreeing to reading the text will not always allow you to see the original, but rather show you an amended version allowing some of the harmful effects, and repating the preface with those harmful effects missing from it. A reader may have to agree several times to attain the completely unaltered version.


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Service: Auto-Translation by GlasspaperGlasspaper, 12 Nov 2018 09:30

R-Iota-37 is the universe designation of the setting of a story me and a friend have been working on since about the time we met, in late 2014 - early 2015.

Synergy is planned to one day become a webcomic, a video game, or something, we don't know! When that time comes, the link to the official source of Synergy will be provided on this page, and the link to this page will be included somewhere on the official Synergy site.


Despite all my rage… I am still a bacteriophage.

by lavenderbloodstainslavenderbloodstains, 08 Nov 2018 22:22

The Compendium of Knowledge Wiki now has it's own Workshop site, on which you can create drafts that you will submit through the drafting process on the site.

The Compendium's Workshop can be found here.

We encourage you to use it and hope that it aids you in the writing and posting process!


Despite all my rage… I am still a bacteriophage.

the one thing the compendium cannot do is perfectly read the future , because those stories have not been written yet.

the compendium operates on the principle that everything in existence is a work of fiction and just as malleable meaning that likely if someone other than an Over being (who generally doesn't interfere in the affairs of their worlds) were to acquire an avatar / copy of The Compendium then yes, it could be used to read thoughts (both past and present as they are written but no future thoughts) the problem there being that the thoughtstream of most living things is generally incoherent and rambling so a reader would be hard pressed to scan for legible information.

additionally I don't believe that an avatar of the compendium could tell you anything about a foreigner in their universe from before the point they arrived because they are an intrusive element of the story and therefore not planned for.

whether the usage of the avatar to read minds is right is up to the moral compass of whoever is using it. the higher you get the further the lines blur and so to determine what is right the compendium cannot answer you — you must instead zone in on your own moral compass and decide for yourself

apologies for any grammar errors I'm on my phone

edit: to answer a question I skipped over: yes the compendium and it's avatars do have a search feature so scanning a thoughtstream might be easier but still more difficult than scanning through legible text.

additionally I agree that that search feature should be made into a service listed (ill probably write it myself) and I do really like your translation service ideas and look forward to seeing what u do with it


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