The Original Ariadne Map
The year was 2000. I was a student at the University of Victoria studying physics and astronomy, and I had an idea for a story. The idea was the basis for what is now Ariadne. I drew a map of the world and it grew from there. Originally, it wasn’t called Ariadne. That name came about in 2012. I was still trying to decide on a name for all those years. It was one of the most difficult things to figure out. Since the original map, I’ve drawn several others, including a large map on 16 sheets of 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper. But I would like to present the map that started it all, even though it’s faded and stained from years of being packed in boxes, transported from place to place, and even stored away for a while. Here it is, Ariadne.