My name is Karin, though most of you will probably know me as Gaya. This site is a place for me to discuss my world building efforts. I know that it likely won't interest too many, but seeing as I find it very interesting, I am putting it here for reference.

Why am I making this world? Well, I hope to some day write one or several stories set in it. I have yet to actually come up with these stories, but the world is growing all the time, so I'm pretty confident that I will find a story to tell sooner or later.

Usually, I'm a character- or plot-driven writer. That means I either get a really cool idea for a character or two, and then decide what I can do with them, or I come up with a really cool plot idea and then make up characters to fit it. World building sort of happens as I go along. This time, though, the world came first. In fact, this world has been hanging around in the back of my head for over a year now.

How did I come up with it? Well, basically, I was trying to figure how to semi-scientifically explain a world with elves and other humanoid beings. After a while, I realised it was all set in a post-apocalyptic Earth, and the rest - well, that is what this site is all about!

Go on ahead, explore my world!