welcome to the connection
the Connection is a
CULT bridging worlds together. the
world is full of unusual universes,
aliens that can crawl through time
and souls, and the slow and steady knot that is interconnected
lives coming in contact with each other.
it’s 1960s California, but wrong.
far away, on a distant planet, the important sentient species
resembles a praying mantis and has specialized body parts for
making music. and they want earth.
meet the cultists
context for how we engage with this world and how you will too.
this is the part where we get really emotional, poetic, and
why you'll like it here
the character dynamics are fun, fluid, and interesting.
there’s aliens, humans, men, women, family members,
spouses, lovers, supplicants, and gods. people are queer
there’s only four characters. that’s not too many to
remember, and there’s still room to be creative with how
there’s sexy stuff in here, especially if you think
incest, mind control, and drugs are hot.
because it’s a cult, your ocs can join in the story easily
as members. they’ll inherit this whole world for you to
explore for yourself.
it’s a secret. our secret. there’s fucked up stuff in here
that wouldn’t be here if we had to talk about it to other
people. unsupervised, we’re free to indulge. this is the
the goal of this website
we care SO FREAKIN MUCH about these four little guys and
everything that touches them. their science fantasy backdrop
also provides so much room for worldbuilding, which we love.
we can make up alien languages, design geography, plot
thousands of years of history, and… branch all that off into
more stuff. we want to share our characters with people. their
stories, their relationships, the interesting things they’ve
done. one day, someone else in the world will want to make
astral themed moodboard to post on tumblr.
erotic science fantasy meets cosmic horror.
the most powerful magicians are aliens, except for the ones
who aren't. the aliens are in control of the astral plane,
accessible by meditation, and orgiastic energy helps fuel
the bridges between worlds. something in the center of the
universe slowly chews at the edges of the stars.
- there is great power in disregarding humanity.
- the strong will protect the sweet.
- love and death are equally surprising.
please be dazzled by the breadth of our dedication and the
thought we've put into these worlds and characters.
we are so very pleased you are here.
our four cultists are always in love in varying ways. the
love can be darling and pure or full of violent intent or
somewhere poised on the edge of both.
magic & power
absolute magic corrupts magically, and we, the writers, get
to be the most corrupt. when there is magic literally
dripping in the air, the most powerful magicians can infect
everything they touch.>:)
humanity is optional. horrible aliens at the bottom of pits
and raccoon children and horses that transform into girls
all have different and unexpected feelings about the
humanity that doesn't quite fit them this time around.
the laws of the connection
by default, magic is a physical consequence of the
responsive molecules that respond to sound. it is still
magic even if it has a basis in physical reality that obeys
physical laws. the way that magicians manipulate the
molecules is inherently magical.
the more kinds of sounds and control over the inherent
musicality of daily life that someone has, the better
magician they are. speaking multiple languages, playing
instruments, and very good motor control are all tools for
another type of magic is terran magic. it is the way that
the cells of life give off electricity and heat as a result
of their DNA. terran life, regular life, is inherently
green. alien life is red. necromancers manipulate the life
force with magic and can kill and resurrect the dead. to
date, there is only one necromancer in the world.
first, there was a big bang. then, there was a little bang.
now, they all bang.
principal geography & features
thick forests and sandy deserts. drought and heavy rains.
pits in deserted islands. the devil's tongue, a canyon in a
california desert. the grassy plains and caves of the astral
plane. the craggy red rocks of jhi. the saline lake in rara.
everything and everything.
initial active setting
the connection engulfs the entire universe and the universes
around it. the active setting hovers around the west coast
from the 1960s to the 1990s on earth. bajisha and jhi are
experimental settings, but will be explored more thoroughly
in unkind fire and its sequel.
the history of the connection so far
two worlds before the connection, georgie and mac in their
first iterations were born. there were growing pains for
them both, and the story ended just as the world turned
the world before the connection, georgie and mac put on
their skeletons for the first time. teresa, meant to die,
lived twice over, but never joined them again.
on december 19th, 2018, the connection was born. georgie,
mac, and teresa were joined by a new character, astral, a
charistmatic cult leader. teresa became the future-mother of
an alien hybrid, georgie a midwife, and mac a magical
sponge. every other member of the connection started here as
well, and elsie took on her first iteration.
but the story never died, even when it did.
current species & cultures
the cultists are magicians and some of them are aliens. for
now, the aliens are known as Hachca and their planet is
the magicians are often human, but not always. sometimes it
is fun for them to be raccoons or dogs or horses.
the aliens are always praying mantis-esque, but sometimes it
is more important than others that they are especially
gross, powerful, or cool, and their designs shift
needs & relations
love and power are the only currencies in the world that we,
authors and audience, find especially interesting. the best
kept secrets only enhance or destroy these.