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From the heart of a Huntress
On the Making of Maps...
Random little snippits of conversation between me, myself, and I... (Except there's really only two voices involved... Me, the person drawing the map, and the annoying little commentator in the back of my head.)

Part 1:
- "Let us begin with dirt." (Makes a few clicks.) "We have dirt."
- "Well, actually we have desert, but..."
- "For now, we shall say it is dirt."
- "The map key says otherwise, but whatever."

Part 2:
- "Now then... for the majestic mountains..." (Makes some lines.)
- "It looks like a leaf... A very brown leaf..."
- "I'm not done yet!" (Begins coloring around the lines.)
- "Now it looks kinda like a cookie..."
- "It's a very mountainous continent."
- "...It looks like a cookie."

Part 3:
- "Watcha doin' now?"
- "Volcanoes." (Starts making dots.)
- "So why are the chocolate chips only on that corner of the cookie?"
- "Because this is the Valley of Fire." (Fills in around dots.)
- "...I don't see any fire."
- "That's kinda the point of putting the volcanoes around that valley!"
- "But... I thought they were chocolate chips..."
- "This is not a cookie!"

Part 4:
- (Drawing blobs of light blue with lines coming off.)
- "It looks like an alien."
- "How?!"
- (Points to the largest blob.) "This is its eye..." (Points to a smaller blob.) "This is its mouth..." (Gesturing to the lines.) "And these are the veins you can see through its skin."
- (Tilts head to the side.) "...Nope. I still don't see it."

Part 5: (Some time later...)
- "...Hmm... I think that's it."
- "Huh? What? You're finished? But where are all the cities and stuff?"
- "Give me a minute, I'm still working on that. I need to make sure I got the layout of the land right first."
- (Looks over the map.) "Wow. The big one looks like it could pass for a continent now."
- "That's kinda the point."
- "But what about the little ones?"
- "I'll deal with them after the main continent is done."

Part 6:
- (Putting down colored dots.)
- "So, what's that for?"
- "Capital and Temple references."
- "But I thought you were gonna use fancy symbols..."
- "I'm just making sure I know where everything is!"

Part 7:
- "Wow... Looks like the big continent's done."
- "Yep. Just need to name everything and it'll be complete."
- "What about the other three continents?"
- "I'll work on those later... same with the names, for now."
- "But the three little continents look sad and lonely!"
- "Do I look like I care?"
- "...You're cruel."

Number XV - Xikira
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