Depository for my fic brainstorming. Currently trying to convert the carapacians to a standard fantasy society, and it occurs to me they might be a constructed/artificial race. They basically are in the comic anyway, born in jars and whatnot. Potentially opens up discussion of whether they count as "alive", and could interact interestingly with my theory that MSPA Reader is a carapace/human ecto-hybrid. Main sticking point is who made them, and what about the king and queen carapaces? They could be the only non-artificial carapaces, the remnants of a nearly extinct species who can't reproduce normally anymore, or the carapaces themselves could have crafted the kings and queens as their first step to self-governance. I quite like the latter, wonder what I can do with it... Anyone's thoughts would be lovely.