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by Micamo
Thu 13 Sep 2018, 06:40
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: how can offspring affect the hierarchical power structure among witches?
Replies: 11
Views: 4517

Re: how can offspring affect the hierarchical power structure among witches?

It is highly unimaginative and lazy at best to copy/paste the cissexist assumptions of our own society without examination, and assert them as literally true in your own world. At worst, it is complicity in something evil. It may be tempting to say "Ah, but those assumptions really are true in this ...
by Micamo
Thu 13 Sep 2018, 03:12
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: how can offspring affect the hierarchical power structure among witches?
Replies: 11
Views: 4517

Re: how can offspring affect the hierarchical power structure among witches?

If they reproduce sexually, then intersex individuals exist. Sexual characteristics and endocrinal development are extremely complex and multi-modal and it's simply not possible for a species to exist where all of its members fit cleanly and naturally into strict male/female categories. If they have...
by Micamo
Wed 12 Sep 2018, 07:24
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: how can offspring affect the hierarchical power structure among witches?
Replies: 11
Views: 4517

Re: how can offspring affect the hierarchical power structure among witches?

I personally would stay far the fuck away from any story that tried to sell me on its world working this way, because it unthinkingly replicates a lot of really ugly ideas about gender that our society unfortunately subscribes to. Some questions: - What about trans men? - What about trans women? - W...
by Micamo
Mon 03 Sep 2018, 22:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11206
Views: 829741

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Feels very iroquoian... not that that's a problem.
by Micamo
Tue 21 Aug 2018, 04:05
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1536
Views: 195262

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

please delete this account and all of my posts and topics I don't want to be here anymore and I don't want the temptation to come back

goodbye
by Micamo
Fri 17 Aug 2018, 17:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Micalangs Scratchpad
Replies: 28
Views: 1910

Re: Micalangs Scratchpad

It's vaguely Khoisan-esque, yes. If there's one skill I have it's crafting aesthetics to match certain natlangs or natlang families. Too bad it's worthless for what I want to do.
by Micamo
Fri 17 Aug 2018, 15:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Micalangs Scratchpad
Replies: 28
Views: 1910

Re: Micalangs Scratchpad

No, what makes you think it might be? (I only do a priori conlanging)
by Micamo
Thu 16 Aug 2018, 20:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Micalangs Scratchpad
Replies: 28
Views: 1910

Re: Micalangs Scratchpad

Why do I do this

ǀóũ ta̋e ᶢǃǎeˤ nâoˤ dzáaˤ ᶢǂx̌őũ
ŋào ǃʼgǔũ ʘʰmâã ǂìĩ tāoˤ ǀʰŋmāuˤ
ǀʰdőaˤ ᶢǀgbôĩ dzǎa ᵑǁgbǒũ ŋǔi pàĩ
gōeˤ ǂʰóe ǁʰōuˤ ʘʰúĩ ǁʰkóã ʘʰǎaˤ
fǒẽ ʘáe ǀtói ǀʰdóiˤ ǀʼgběẽ x̌űi bȉiˤ
gbőiˤ dzâoˤ ᶢǁmèe ᵑʘǒuˤ ᶢǃmőũ ǂx̌a̋e
by Micamo
Thu 16 Aug 2018, 18:02
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Plains of Áánene
Replies: 25
Views: 9542

Re: The Plains of Áánene

Sufficiently emo: I approve.
by Micamo
Thu 16 Aug 2018, 10:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Micalangs Scratchpad
Replies: 28
Views: 1910

Re: Micalangs Scratchpad

Getting better wihrúʔweʔnoʔlúʔ lenúer̊oʔyah m̊uim̊aeni n̊ilówur̊eh nuneumúɲ̊ióẘa yuhloríh ménoinaléʔ wóméaliʔ yíaɲimoʔloʔneh m̊aúm̊oiyúʔʎi miyemuʔɲul̥é nímeʔʎeiwe riʔɲeʎ̥áhʎ̥óh moiɲ̊u ʎ̥oʔʎuhʎúnuʔniu n̊éhɲeowiwo ɲuáleʎeí (I just can't resist glottal codas, even if it makes the language not obstruent...
by Micamo
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 10:32
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1630
Views: 271835

Re: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

I want to present a magic system I'm working on for a critique, but I'm concerned about people stealing my ideas. A few points to consider: 1. No one cares. This is not meant to be an insult, but to say that folks are generally too wrapped up in their own projects and ideas to pay much attention to...
by Micamo
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 20:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Micalangs Scratchpad
Replies: 28
Views: 1910

Re: Micalangs Scratchpad

I've been wanting to mess with a no-obstruent language for a while now

ʋéraɲúʎaonúɲiria ɲuohoríniʎuo rúmoraiʎáleʋanoi luʎíɲori
ɲúwuohaoð̞i ruʎouʋeʎewuɲao rowieméʋoað̞inuaʋeð̞a

it sucks
by Micamo
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 07:55
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Syrrth Cycle scratchpad
Replies: 14
Views: 4949

Re: Micaworld scratchpad

Xarau Xarau are a species of sapient born with no skeleton, internal or external. Eusocial in structure, they shape their young into whatever structure they desire by laquering on an exoskeleton made of a semi-transparent green substance called Zu'keem, which must be replaced as the larvae grows, m...
by Micamo
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 21:49
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Syrrth Cycle scratchpad
Replies: 14
Views: 4949

Re: Micaworld scratchpad

It's basically a clone of Kwa'kwa'c'qaay in terms of how it works, though its role in the world is vastly different.
by Micamo
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 19:34
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Syrrth Cycle scratchpad
Replies: 14
Views: 4949

Re: Micaworld scratchpad

It's supposed to be me. And I'm sad. -------- Kataan Dairen rises from the still-warm cinders of the Ashkanaan Wastes like a grey wart on mottled, rotten skin. Skycrawlers zip over the black dunes, carrying passengers and freight to and fro the strange construction. Though some of the other 18 Daire...
by Micamo
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 12:49
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Syrrth Cycle scratchpad
Replies: 14
Views: 4949

Re: Micaworld scratchpad

*shrugs*
by Micamo
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 12:11
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Syrrth Cycle scratchpad
Replies: 14
Views: 4949

Re: Micaworld scratchpad

It's something completely different, though I'm not afraid to take ideas from old scrapped conworlds and recycle them so you'll probably recognize a lot of stuff.
by Micamo
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 12:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Micalangs Scratchpad
Replies: 28
Views: 1910

Re: Micalangs Scratchpad

hmmmm spʼɨ́hkʰǫhsʰóšʰiyɨ̨́hštʼɨ́ cʼǫ́scą́scʼǫšwįmį́hsnɨ̨́ syǫščą́hscíʔškʼočo kʰǫspʼǫ́ʔšlɨhšmą́hmɨ̨ wɨ̨́hsyósɨ̨́tʰɨ̨cɨ̨́ cɨyįkǫʔsʰah swóstą́šyą́mɨ́ scʰihšʰį́snítoh skʰɨ́šwǫ́mohspʰɨh pʼásmíʔyǫ́hpąpą́hyįh pʰiswą́cįʔkʰɨ mɨ́škʰóʔnɨtʼą́h spʰɨ́ʔspʼɨ̨smǫlohsya pʰį́hšpʼotʰɨ̨́spʰįssą́šsʰą́ tʼóʔwǫʔspʰóštʼįʔšpʰ...
by Micamo
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 02:34
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1536
Views: 195262

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Yes, "cripple" is a slur and has been for many many years.
by Micamo
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 20:10
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1536
Views: 195262

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I just assumed “breaking the dyke” all had something to do with a lesbian running out of money. I had no idea “dyke” was derogatory. I thought it was just shorthand slang, like “guy” or “dude”. Amy Bechdel’s comix may have influenced me. It's a reclaimed slur: One of those words that's okay to use ...