Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Siberia series: new research

I did not realize how huge Siberia really was or that it ranks more as a concept title rather than an actual 'country' or 'place' exactly. People call it Siberia, it's a name that has been tacked on, but revolves around an idea rather than a place.

Okay I don't mean to lose you- but think of it this way Siberia is more mental a state of mind so to speak.

Back in 2011 Mental Floss did a little piece about Siberia, which is where I got started on my idea for my next series...Siberian Paradox. Of course some thing s have changed since 2011, some things are further explained as scientists and researchers began to understand the unexplained...however this is my inspiration. 
And I'm running with it.

Be sure to check out the article linked above it's a super short read and very thought provoking...below is my favorite sentence from the article. Tell me in the comments what your thoughts are on Siberia...I'd love to know. 

"It appears on atlases as a region but is unconnected to any specific placename; it's more a state of mind. The word itself in Russian -- Sibir -- seems to connote, with its sibilant ess and a rolled-r brr at the end, a shiver."  ~2011 Siberia: What's in a name?

6 comments:

  1. How interesting you're doing a series in Siberia! I do love the cold out-of-the-way places. I've seen a bunch of shows on the Science and Travel channels. What tough people to live in the coldest towns on the planet!

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    1. I'm just breaking in- there is so much mystery surrounding it and superstition that it is prime for book material...at least for me.

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  2. Siberia is a tough place to live, either physically or mentally.
    There are also Siberian tigers. Not many, but they are still out there.

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    1. Excited claps- It's going to be awesome to learn more.

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  3. I have always loved Siberia, but I had no idea what the name meant. Your worldbuilding for your new series is going to be amazing :)

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    1. I really hope so <3 Thank you for taking the time to comment.

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