look at the size of the nexus

anonymous asked:

What do you think the Cluster would have looked like if it had taken form?

I’m so glad you asked!!!

I’ve seen a couple of models on it that give it a roughly humanoid form, which I’ve always thought was kinda cheap. There was something really otherworldly and awe-inspiring about the Cluster when we saw just its gem.

I do like the idea that we could very well get to see it just by teleporting the bubble outside of the Earth.

My mental image is that it would make a form that’s shaped kind of like a spiral galaxy? There’s a rough “nexus” where the gem is, and the gem sticks out both top and bottom because of its size, but what branches out from the rest of the core are these huge tendrils that at a closer look are composed entirely of a massive number of normal-sized hands. It also has a huge number of eyes that it can open on any viable surface on its body. So getting the Cluster’s attention it’d just bring over a bunch of hands and a bunch of eyes to point at you, since it doesn’t have a face. 

Its form has a consistent color that’s this kind of shimmery, opalescent purple-white-blue-gold depending on angle and lighting because of how Steven helped it intercommunicate. I don’t think it’d have any particular gem powers, but it’s just incredibly strong. And huge. Like, if it’s out in Earth’s orbit it could just pull an arm out and poke the surface of the planet.

Also @birdbrainweird had the single best idea that since it’d be big enough, it would have its own gravity and accumulate like… an asteroid belt. That it can throw at people who upset it.

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My second mod is now up at Nexus: Trailer Park Red Rocket! Next up is Abernathy Farm!

My goal is to create the illusion of a viable community with its own unique culture and look for every settlement. Red Rocket is the second settlement that I’ve done for this series. Because of its small size and how much the Red Rocket station takes up, there wasn’t too much room left to make an actual town, and since the gas station is so unique I didn’t want to lose that by scrapping it. So, I made Red Rocket into a trading post. The way I envisioned it is that very few people actually live at Red Rocket (though you can still fit 10 settlers there comfortably), preferring to commute to trade in scrap, armor, weapons, and get their Power Armor serviced and repaired. It also serves as a front line of defense against anyone who might invade Sanctuary. There is a bank, clothier, armorer, weaponsmith, general store, pharmacy, bar, public baths, and greenhouse. I wanted to keep a “car” theme for Red Rocket so I turned it into a trailer park. There are several buses and trailers that have been outfitted to house settlers. However, there is no navmeshing, it’s strictly just for looks, but the beds do still count towards the settlement. The settlers just don’t go to sleep on them, and wander around at night instead.

This mod uses the transfer settlements mod.