Friday, January 25, 2008

Writing Exercise #3 - Luminiferous

Look at this cool, weird gun! I found this image on ffffound, and a dozen scenarios involving possible targets of this gun immediately sprang to mind.

Or perhaps it's not a gun, but an "exciter," which does something to the "aether"? I can't read the small print on this image. But in a way that makes it an even better stimulus for ideas.

This week's assignment is to write a scene featuring this device. It must be used at some point in the scene.

Extra points for using the word "luminiferous" in a way that makes the word's meaning clear without giving me a flat-out dictionary-type definition.

Update: Thanks to a perspicacious reader, I've identified this illustration as coming from Dr. Grordbort's Contrapulatonic Dingus Directory. You can find out more at the accompanying website Dr. Grordbort's Infallible Aether Oscillators and other Marvelous Contraptions, created by Greg Broadmore. Raygun lovers rejoice!


A said...

Very cool. I think that the image comes from the new book Doctor Grordbort's Contrapulatronic Dingus Directory. They have a small pdf preview available here.

Nina Berry said...

Sweet! Is that a published book out now? I'm off to Amazon to check it out...