This group is devoted to a series of stories I've written, which are collectively known as The Petriculture Cycle, mostly because anything more descriptive than that would likely be a spoiler. The main cycle features five stories; they are (in reading order): Petriculture, Inscape, Avocation, π, and Pandelirium, and they can be found in the "Petriculture Cycle" folder.
I created this group for two reasons: first, I've found the need for a hub page that I can link to whenever I talk about the cycle as a whole, since linking to the first story has been getting awkward. Second, and in my opinion more importantly, there are a few people who have expressed interest in playing around with the ideas I've come up with, and this group will (hopefully) provide an audience for their stories, should they be written. These will be divided into two categories, "Spinoffs" (for works set within the Cycle's universe, or slight variations thereof), and "Inspired Works" (for stories not set in the Cycle's universe which nonetheless incorporate some of its ideas).
If you have any questions about the Petriverse, whether because you're working on a story of your own, or you're just curious, you can either PM me or ask a question in the forums, and I'll try to help you as best I can. At the moment, only the Admin (i.e., me) is allowed to add stories to the group, so be sure to let me know if there's a story that should be in here.
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P.P.S. Thanks to Page Turner for the banner image and group icon!