So this is essentially the standard north-facing view of the Temple (I think it’s North-facing lol) since the Main Entrance is due West.
I’m working on some doodles for the Room of a Thousand Fountains for my Kenobi Twins AU (basically, semi-important sites to Obi-Wan and Adara) and will likely work on others like the Archives and even their rooms with their respective Masters.
And just so you know, I did some math for the size of the Temple on Coruscant - it’s approximately 640 thousand meters squared. That is almost as big as the size of the Forbidden City in China if any of your are curious. It’s bigger than Vatican City.
The actual standard design of the Temple that we get is actually pretty simple, it doesn’t go below the ground level entrance for the Temple which are basically on the new surface of Coruscant. Coruscant’s natural surface however is a long way down from where most of its buildings and such start at. So I decided to add some stuff heh.
This is actually due to @deadcatwithaflamethrower and her Re-Entry behemoth tbh. I figured that there would be sections of the Original Temple below the new entrances built after the Temple got razed and rebuilt, hence why the chamber with the Well Spring in it (which is connected to the giant funnel of mountain rock basically sitting in the middle of the Temple) is located so far down. Also, I figure that accommodations and classrooms would have been relatively close together in this Old Temple which was probably larger than the current Temple, but not as high (basically they went for distance over height which makes sense in a way).
Also, if that Force Nexus is literally rock (which I think it is btw), then it stands to reason that the Temple would be built around it, spiralling out around it, like an organically growing city. Then, with the Old Temple destroyed by the Sith, the new Temple essentially concentrated itself in around the same area but built upwards like the rest of Coruscant was.
Well, since I keep misconveying my opinions on copyright, to the point where I keep coming off as sounding like I don’t want copyright at all (Which is not actually my opinion), I might as well make a post detailing my opinions on what changes I’d want to copyright in plain and simple form.
Copyright duration in the US should go back to its pre-1976 duration of 56 years.
For clarification’s sake, that would mean that everything up to 1959 as of now would be Public Domain, which I think is pretty fair.
An exemption would be made for characters who are major “Mascots” and “Logos” of their companies, to throw a bone corporate entities to keep them from whining, but it would need to be super carefully designed without allowing for loopholes for corporate abuse to take huge swaths of characters out of the public domain because “They’re logos now!” with a key target of we-do-not-want-to-let this-happen being the hoarders of Conan’s trademark despite all the original Howard stories being Public Domain
Our orphan works laws should be changed, but mainly against large corporate entities who either hoard works without re-releasing them or cannot use them due to rights tanglery, not via forcing smaller creators to have to register everything like some bad proposals have said.
My idea for a nonprofit to buy up such works & cult classics would be a stopgap in the meantime, but I would stress that it would be from corporate rightsholders, not vulture-ing off smaller creators
Also, more protection for authors who archive and circulate works that are under copyright but would almost certainly disappear if not for that such archival, such as wildly out of print books or ROMs of games left to rot (Like, as Superbunnyhop mentioned as an example; old Pong roms), or even fan translations of works never brought over to a certain country, though there needs to be a “transition process” when that work gets re-distributed by their rightsholders, or (again) a way for it to go into the Public Domain if that redistribution will never come.
More protections for non-profit fanworks, or even money-making works like Let’s Plays that don’t do much in effect to harm the actual licensing of the original work, to avoid stuff like NIntendo’s persecution of all those fangames.
Less “law” and more ‘ideology,” but I do wish creators felt freer to release certain elements of their work into the Public Domain. and by elements I mean more akin to beasts or materials or artifacts or multiversal entities or versatile characters rather than works as a whole
Not under obligation to mind you, lord knows a lot of creators have very good reasons for the keeping of their stuff closed (The cases of Candle Cover, Slender Man, and Pepe the Frog being key examples), I just wish more would consider that as a viable way to let people play in their sandbox.
My examples for this going well would be the way nerd culture has inadvertently done this with Frank Herber’ts Sandworms and Spice or everything in the Cthulhu Mythos.
So yea, not so much “Down with copyright entirely” as “An expansion of the creative and archival commons, keeping copyright more to protect small creators rather than huge corporate behemoths”
Just clarifying, and god do I hope I didn’t say anything stupid…
Obscure Tokusatsu Costume Ideas for Halloween: Kamen Rider
Kamen Rider has plenty of costume ideas from the void of obscurity that not many fans have thought of yet:
Black 07 (Kamen Rider Black Manga)
Back when I did the Shin file, I mentioned that Ishinomori was toying with the idea of a more urban street look for Kamen Rider. Black 07 is one such experiment that did emerge from this.
He is like the real Kamen Rider Black (or at least the manga version) but he has a blue leather jacket (although fans like drawing the jacket in a basic black), a grey scarf, black biker boots, pants and leather gloves covering his cyborg form.
Kamen Rider 3 (Original 1972 version)
During the planning of a third Kamen Rider, one proposed idea was to make FBI agent and ally Kazuya Taki into a Rider. This plan led to a one shot manga story, which led to a cash-grab knockoff character years later.
A basic Ichigo costume but with a few minor tweaks. First and foremost is the fact that there are 3 stripes on the costume with the middle one being red. Said red stripe seems to go down all the way to the boots and on the gloves like with Stronger. Another is the helmet is black in color, something that would later be used for Kamen Rider 2.
In the 80s, Ishinomori toiled endlessly with the design for ZX, one of which actually looks better than the final costume. This red ZX is very simple in terms of detail, with the only intricate part being the belt design.
Dark Wizard is one of the few Stageshow Riders who actually looks pretty cool, as he is an evil copy of the real deal with an amethyst gem motif.
Franken Bat (Kamen Rider X)
Can’t decide whether to go as Dracula or Frankenstein’s monster? Why not do both and be a powerful Kamen Rider villain too!
Kamen Rider Rebirth (SIC)
An upgraded Birth System piloted by Date-san!.
Kamen Rider G5
There is no design for this…only mentioned by its creator
Sumiko Ozawa as being in development at the end of Agito.
There has been a lot of fan sculpts of what it might look like so feel free to google search.