..welp. Time to do a slappa then.
*Immediately realises what I planned to say is kinda inaccurate and stuff-*
I came up with the concept of Vasts once upon a time while watching the final few episodes of ATLA. There were these guys using simply insane pyrokinesis that I decided I wanted to be also kinda possible with Arth magic.
I was thinking of putting forth a similar sort of process where you watch something you want to watch and then take a second to think about certain interesting things you see there. Maybe watch YT videos on how to make magic systems too.
*Ok maybe this sucks but I tried-*
*Yes I remember that you've been watching Pokémon recently (?)*
and my equivalent admittedly tends to be that every time I focus on a new game, it's usually noticeable in my lore at that time. It's mostly visible with Floralis (and one area I have in RJITU, that being the crystal forest which is heavily inspired by Nibel from Ori and the Blind Forest, which was my newest game at that time), but can also be seen in some of my other worlds (*coughs* Relentia is literally one big dragon quest reference).