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Hi, I'm Luciano (AKA "geofictician", AKA Jared Way IRL). I'm the owner of the rent-a-planet.com and geofictician.net domains, and I'm the designer and administrator for those websites. Both of these sites are dedicated to my geofiction activities, but rent-a-planet.com is more about the technical and hosting side of my projects, while geofictician.net is more about the creative aspect.

As my main project, I currently host opengeofiction.net (an imaginary planet) and serve as one of several volunteer administrators on that site.

On the rent-a-planet.com domain, I host several other imaginary planets modeled on the opengeofiction.net precedent (i.e. using the "OSM software stack"), which was pioneered by Thilo Stapf in 2012. I have written some details on the technical implementation, on this wiki, under the title HRATE.

On the geofictician.net domain, I host an irregular blog about my geofiction activities.

What is Geofiction?

"Geofiction" is explained in the Wikipedia under the article Worldbuilding. A better definition can be found on a site called Geopoeia.

Site Creator Bio

I am a US Citizen. For a long-time I was resident in South Korea, but I relocated to Southeast Alaska since 2018 to support an elderly family member.

My Korean home is in the Northwest suburbs of Seoul. Other places where I have called "home" for long periods of time include: Rural Northern California (where I was born), Mexico City, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. I also have roots in Northern Queensland, Australia (where my mother is from), so though I have never lived there I have visited quite often. Finally, I spent extended "study-abroad" times, in my younger years, in Paris, France, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, and Valdivia, Chile, and while in the US Military I was stationed in South Korea and South Carolina.

So I am a bit of a global citizen.

My true home is somewhere imaginary, not yet well-mapped.