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I am SO frustrated right now!

I have several fantastic ideas, I’ve tried them all, and none of them are giving me anything like what I want. And it’s not for lack of trying, either. It’s just that when you do a “Sci fi” space, everybody and their brother immediately thinks LOTS of small round lights and white walls. I’m trying to stay the hell away from tat… and it’s not working.

(Now obviously, this is just a WIP so don’t judge TOO harshly.. but I’ve also already said it sucks so… Also, I didn’t know WordPress could display images like this ^^, in a circle, that’s neat!)

I ADORE that wall covering, it’s bright and fun. You can’t see it, but it’s also got a nice texture. Maybe it’s the flooring. It’s a metal floor, but it looks a fair amount like wood, which is absolutely NOT what I want. Or that rug. It’s gorgeous, and one if many good choices, but it’s not terribly, sci fi or futuristic the way we normally think about it. That was the point: I don’t want to do the obvious; I was imagining a future where life is bleak: everything green is now being grown underground because it’s Mad Max desert topside, you know? So in their living spaces, people are salvaging what’s left of old human civilization: comfy area rugs, old cameras, beautiful space prints, old cogs and pulleys… in short, I’m going for a cross between steampunk and sci fi without wanting to go too far in either.

Ugh. I know what I mean, but even explaining it is awkward. No wonder it’s not clicking!

Anyway, two days to go. Either I’ll turn something in or I might as well sit it out.