I wasn't particularly inspired by anyone's work when creating this. I've definitely seen some of Archangel Michael's stuff, but I didn't really draw much inspiration from it (though I'm now realizing me using Jeff Bridges as Odysseus I was because he used him as a monarch, though to be fair the guy does give me "royalty" vibes, if that makes sense). If anything, I was more inspired by Osk's Union of American Realms, but my stuff's still... pretty different. I've made three or four posts about this world that I still consider canon, one of which is a world map. I created an entire alternate religion. But... I guess the idea of a powerful monarchy in the modern day just taken by someone else?Not to, uh, put too fine a point on it, but did you get inspired by anything in particular there or are you just gonna not acknowledge how similar your stuff is to Archangel Michael's
Like, I would have just thought "oh, similar inspirations leading to similar endpoints" but then, that last photo there especially
I mean his stuff is excellent, it's great to be inspired by it, but, like, this is getting a bit much, you know?
Let me tell you what my two biggest inspirations were: Bioshock Infinite and time spent in Washington, D.C., and New York City. Bioshock Infinite formed the foundation of Albionism, though I expanded far beyond what Irrational Games ever did. I also routinely travel up to D.C. and NYC in the summer, and after spending enough time there, you start to really see what's known as "American civil religion" in full force. The architecture of the two cities, the monuments of the National Mall and the exhibits of the Smithsonian, and the entire personality of New York broadcast the idea of American exceptionalism. And I just like overbearing monarchies as an AH concept, which you can see if you look back at a bunch of my old maps and half-finished projects.
Long story short, I've seen Archangel Michael's work, but I've drawn little inspiration from it, outside of Jeff Bridges as king.