Hello, I've just discovered these forums within the last hour or so. I am rather intrigued and I hope to learn something in making myself familiar with the concepts and theories that fly around here. However the reason I've stumbled across these forums is because I need a question answered. I'm not sure if this is the correct section to post it in, so if it's not then please redirect me. Earlier just watching television, an idea planted itself in my head and it's continuously grown. It's a fictional idea of a man who somehow escapes the confines of the universe (accidently of course) into absolute nothingness. Somehow (unknown how to him) he gains consciousness in this nothingness and realizes that he can create and destroy matter and energy. I haven't really thought of the progression, but eventually the "creator" creates a world with similar physics to the universe (which he can only break of course). The world created will be a utopian society based around appreciation for science and classical education, but the creator becomes depressed and wants to go back to the universe. However after many years in his self-made universe he gives up. Eventually after a few generations, a curious creation will come to him and ask him how he became a god. The creator will explain his story and the creation will spark new enthusiasm for getting back to the universe which they eventually do. It's a basic of shell of the story I wish to tell, but to get started, I need some basic knowledge about physics in the universe. I'm not sure but from what I understand, there is nothing outside the universe correct? I don't really understand though, what does the universe exactly expand into? If there is something "outside" of the universe, is there a name for it? I understand my story couldn't possibly happen but I think it really has the potential to evolve into a very unique work of fiction. Any help in these few questions is appreciated, and would the story be anything you personally would have any interest in? I plan to call it "A Man Called God"