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26 March 2006 @ 04:38 pm
When Atlas is first opened by Arthur:

- picture of the House
- Detailed enough that it was “almost like a photograph”
- Next to the picture: “The House: An Exterior Aspect as Manifested in Many Secondary Realms”
- House as described:

o “Occupying a whole block”
o “enormous, ancient-looking house”
o “huge building made of stone, odd-shaped bricks of different sizes, and ancient timbers of many kinds and colors”
o “looked as if it had been extended and added to without thought or care, using many different styles of architecture”
o “had arches, aqueducts, and apses; bartizans, belfries, and buttresses; chimneys, crenellations, and cupolas; galleries and gargoyles; pillars and portcullises; terraces and turrets”
o “totally out of place” in a modern suburb
o “huge, crazy-looking house”
o “wall around it” – “slick, marble-faced wall about ten feet high, that looked smooth and very difficult to climb. There was no visible gate”
o “bizarre castle-like monstrosity that had replaced several city blocks”
o “too cluttered, complex and strange to reveal its many details”
o “too many different styles of architecture, too many odd additions:
o Onlooker “got dizzy trying to follow individual pieces of the House and work out how they all fitted together”
o “would start on a tower and follow it up, only to be distracted by a covered walkway, or a lunette that thrust out of a nearby wall, or some other strange feature”
o “very difficult to look at exactly the same place twice”
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- “written much smaller… writing appeared, with an arrow that pointed to an inked-in square on the outer wall” – “Monday Postern” = “Monday’s gate in the otherwise seamless wall”
 
 
24 March 2006 @ 02:13 pm
Welcome to Project Keys!

Project Keys is the brainchild of NotThePrincess and Lady_Amaunet, the result of an obsession with Garth Nix’s Keys to the Kingdom series for young adults.

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24 March 2006 @ 09:38 am
Welcome to Project Keys!

Fandom: Keys to the Kingdom by Garth Nix

Project description: We are going to be making maps of the House. And perhaps a worldlet or two, if there is enough description for it. If we finish all the maps and still adore our project, we may sketch out the Keys, or create our own (incomplete, naturally) version of the Atlas.

Project officially started: Thursday, March 23rd, 2006.

Notes: Look for extra large sheets of paper. Would butcher's paper suffice?