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2nd Jun '16 12:46:12 PM Theriocephalus
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJvbO_rR07g It's theoretically possible]] for a planet to be ''doughnut''-shaped, if the original protoplanetary lump is spinning fast enough during its solar system's formation. Such a planet's moon might, in addition to oribiting around it like ours does, move in a figure-eight pattern ''through'' the planet's hole, or move up and down through it like a ping-pong ball. Said hole, in addition to presumably experiencing rather powerful tides, would also be very dark and cold due to most sunlight being blocked by the rest of the world, although sufficient planetary tilt would allow for seasons.
8th Apr '16 2:07:44 AM PaulA
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TinyPlanets'', the Tiny Planet of Stuff is a Möbius strip.
1st Jan '16 6:01:26 AM Hertzyscowicz
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* In ''VideoGame/TamingDreams'', Alora Fane is usually depicted as a flower with six petals (although this is implied to be an abstraction), with each petal constituting it's own separate world, with the implication that something more than a GlobalAirship is required to get from one world to the next. That said, Mardek's father Enki managed to travel from Mji Mkuu to the Bronze Archipelago somehow, and the Meek race is spread to each of the six petals.
10th Nov '15 6:36:12 PM Iwishtologin
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* After reading the [[AlienGeometries description]] of the [[BizarreWorldShapes world]] Katrin created in the ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' novel many geophysicists need to go have a little lie down.

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* After reading the [[AlienGeometries description]] of the [[BizarreWorldShapes world]] world Katrin created in the ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' novel many geophysicists need to go have a little lie down.
10th Nov '15 6:33:11 PM Iwishtologin
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Interestingly, when "Planet" was given a formal definition (thus demoting Pluto for several years before more discoveries about the planet got it re-promoted), "big enough to be spherical from its own gravity" became one of the requirements, so any non-sphere planet is not a planet (of course, any such body being discovered in the real universe has a solid chance of leading to a change in definition)

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Interestingly, when "Planet" was given a formal definition (thus demoting Pluto for several years before more discoveries about the planet got it re-promoted), Pluto), "big enough to be spherical from its own gravity" became one of the requirements, so any non-sphere planet is not a planet (of course, any such body being discovered in the real universe has a solid chance of leading to a change in definition)
30th Oct '15 9:28:20 AM DavidCowie
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* ''Literature/TheBible:'' "After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth " (Revelation 7:1). This is consistent with the Earth being a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetrahedron tetrahedron.]]
22nd Oct '15 10:44:12 PM MasterNecromancer
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** Ysgard (Chaotic-Chaotic Good) is composed of three layers: Ysgard proper (hovering mountains foth fire on one side), below that is Muspelheim (mountains further apart and fire-side up) and Nidavellir (underground tunnels full of geothermal activity).
** Limbo (Chaotic) is an infinite shifting storm of the four elements.
** Pandemonium (Chaotic-Chaotic Evil)is an endless series of caves that acts as a world-sized out-of-tune woodwind instrument that will drive you insane if you stay there for too long.

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** Ysgard (Chaotic-Chaotic (Chaotic Neutral-Chaotic Good) is composed of three layers: Ysgard proper (hovering mountains foth fire on one side), below that is Muspelheim (mountains further apart and fire-side up) and Nidavellir (underground tunnels full of geothermal activity).
** Limbo (Chaotic) (Chaotic Neutral) is an infinite shifting storm of the four elements.
** Pandemonium (Chaotic-Chaotic (Chaotic Neutral-Chaotic Evil)is an endless series of caves that acts as a world-sized out-of-tune woodwind instrument that will drive you insane if you stay there for too long.



** Carceri (Chaotic Evil-Evil) is an infinite series of concentric spheres, each of limited size. In First Edition, each plane of Carceri was occupied by an infinite number of planets arranged like strings of pearls, and descending to the next layer took you to a smaller version of the planet you started on (on the first layer the planets were physically connected; each subsequent layer increased the distance between surfaces).
** Hades (Evil) is [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/sfery/images/6/69/Szare_pustkowia-big-.jpg three flat, blasted wastelands that meet in the City In The Center]]
** Gehenna (Lawful Evil-Evil) is a trio of volcanoes of limited size. In First Edition, it was three infinite flat plains... on which gravity functioned at 45 degrees to horizontal.

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** Carceri (Chaotic Evil-Evil) Evil-Neutral Evil) is an infinite series of concentric spheres, each of limited size. In First Edition, each plane of Carceri was occupied by an infinite number of planets arranged like strings of pearls, and descending to the next layer took you to a smaller version of the planet you started on (on the first layer the planets were physically connected; each subsequent layer increased the distance between surfaces).
** Hades (Evil) (Neutral Evil) is [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/sfery/images/6/69/Szare_pustkowia-big-.jpg three flat, blasted wastelands that meet in the City In The Center]]
** Gehenna (Lawful Evil-Evil) Evil-Neutral Evil) is a trio of volcanoes of limited size. In First Edition, it was three infinite flat plains... on which gravity functioned at 45 degrees to horizontal.



** Acheron (Lawful-Lawful Evil) is four classic-style dense asteroid belts, each layer with unique asteroid shapes, the best-known of which is just cubes, as far as the eye can see.
** Mechanus (Lawful) is a continent-sized gear powering smaller gears going off in all directions.

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** Acheron (Lawful-Lawful (Lawful Neutral-Lawful Evil) is four classic-style dense asteroid belts, each layer with unique asteroid shapes, the best-known of which is just cubes, as far as the eye can see.
** Mechanus (Lawful) (Lawful Neutral) is a continent-sized gear powering smaller gears going off in all directions.



** Bytopia (Lawful Good-Good) is two layers arranged sandwich-style with a few mountains connecting the two. One layer is domesticated farmland, the other a somewhat harsh wilderness; natives can move from one to the other as they please.
** Elysium (Good) is the opposite number to Hades, but still flat.
** The Beastlands (Chaotic Good-Good) are three planes of wilderness: one of eternal day, one twilight, and the last night.

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** Bytopia (Lawful Good-Good) Good-Neutral Good) is two layers arranged sandwich-style with a few mountains connecting the two. One layer is domesticated farmland, the other a somewhat harsh wilderness; natives can move from one to the other as they please.
** Elysium (Good) (Neutral Good) is the opposite number to Hades, but still flat.
** The Beastlands (Chaotic Good-Good) Good-Neutral Good) are three planes of wilderness: one of eternal day, one twilight, and the last night.



** The Far Realms (???), which contains an infinite number of [[AlienGeometry not quite really parallel]] layers, each of which ranges from inches to miles thick. It's often possible to perceive multiple layers simultaneously. These layers can grow, spawn further layers, breathe and possibly die.

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** The Far Realms (???), ([[BlueAndOrangeMorality ???]]), which contains an infinite number of [[AlienGeometry not quite really parallel]] layers, each of which ranges from inches to miles thick. It's often possible to perceive multiple layers simultaneously. These layers can grow, spawn further layers, breathe and possibly die.
24th Sep '15 11:43:38 PM Adept
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* The ending song of the ''Manga//FightingFoodons'' anime series reveals the planet everyone is on to be ''shaped like a soup bowl''.

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* The ending song of the ''Manga//FightingFoodons'' ''Manga/FightingFoodons'' anime series reveals the planet everyone is on to be ''shaped like a soup bowl''.
24th Sep '15 11:42:58 PM Adept
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* The ''GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' encountered the [[http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/topograp.htm Topographical Man]], an inhabited planet-sized humanoid.

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* The ''GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' ''ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' encountered the [[http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/topograp.htm Topographical Man]], an inhabited planet-sized humanoid.
22nd Sep '15 5:03:16 AM Adept
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* The ending song of the ''Anime/FightingFoodons'' anime series reveals the planet everyone is on to be ''shaped like a soup bowl''.
* An episode of ''Anime/OutlawStar'' featured a planet with such a high rate of rotation that it was distorted into an oval spheroid.

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* The ending song of the ''Anime/FightingFoodons'' ''Manga//FightingFoodons'' anime series reveals the planet everyone is on to be ''shaped like a soup bowl''.
* An episode of ''Anime/OutlawStar'' ''Manga/OutlawStar'' featured a planet with such a high rate of rotation that it was distorted into an oval spheroid.
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