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by prettydragoon
Mon 28 Mar 2016, 17:52
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you studying? / What is your job?
Replies: 37
Views: 4009

Re: What are you studying? / What is your job?

I'm an accountant. This is what I do for fun.
by prettydragoon
Fri 15 Jan 2016, 22:28
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Writing
Replies: 10
Views: 1003

Re: Writing

I know a lot of people here write. Do you have any tips for writing? Write. Keep writing. Keep what you've written, it will be useful later. Write what you'd like to read. When you're not writing, read. Both fiction and nonfiction. What kinds of things do you like to read and write? I prefer SFF, f...
by prettydragoon
Thu 14 Jan 2016, 19:20
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introduction thread(s)
Replies: 595
Views: 114168

Re: Introduction thread(s)

Oh no, there goes the neighbourhood!

But seriously, welcome Jute! They are good people here.
by prettydragoon
Mon 11 Jan 2016, 19:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Forming personal pronouns
Replies: 16
Views: 2385

Re: Forming personal pronouns

In Rireinutire, personal pronouns have a special form for use when they refer to more than one being/object at a time. This form is called 'plural'. Other than that, pronouns decline in all the same cases as nouns, with the same endings. There are three persons, unimaginatively labelled first, secon...
by prettydragoon
Mon 11 Jan 2016, 19:16
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Vaccinations
Replies: 100
Views: 11191

Re: Vaccinations

Dying of easily preventable diseases never hurt nobody.
by prettydragoon
Sun 10 Jan 2016, 16:42
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu
Replies: 36
Views: 5943

Re: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu

Sari's cool adventure Guys! Hey, guys! You'll never believe where I've been! My comother took the whole family to the Rayañina Hills! We spent four whole days hiking the Kuroneko Taroneme National Park, and let me tell you, it's all true! The trees there, they turn the most awesome colours! It's no...
by prettydragoon
Sun 01 Nov 2015, 16:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Does your conlang satisfy you?
Replies: 38
Views: 3544

Re: Does your conlang satisfy you?

There are times Rireinutire makes me scream incoherently. So there's that.
by prettydragoon
Tue 04 Aug 2015, 21:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Which conlangs have >=500 words and >=100 sentences?
Replies: 56
Views: 6030

Re: Which conlangs have >=500 words and >=100 sentences?

Rireinutire has something between four and eight thousand words, depending on how you define 'word', and at least one hundred sentences. I stopped counting at 107, which also reminds me I should update my master file of the Rireinutire corpus.
by prettydragoon
Sun 21 Jun 2015, 17:27
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu
Replies: 36
Views: 5943

Re: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu

Make and Misa's wedding But however it happened, the next morning the two of us woke up in our own bed in a silent apartment. A lot of the red ochre had smudged our sheets, but quite a bit was also spread all over our skin. "Good morning, wife", Misa said, smiling that special smile of hers that al...
by prettydragoon
Wed 17 Jun 2015, 20:07
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu
Replies: 36
Views: 5943

Re: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu

Make and Misa's wedding There they were. All our friends and relatives. Sitting at tables, looking at us and smiling. And at the head of the hall stood the Deputy District Registrar, very solemn and magisterial in her official Registrar's hat. The walk up to her felt like it took for ever, but fina...
by prettydragoon
Tue 16 Jun 2015, 20:13
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu
Replies: 36
Views: 5943

Re: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu

Typical high school punk! Rebels without a pause! But I guess, really, when all you have is the hair on your body to rebel with, well, that's what you rebel with! Frankly, I don't blame her one bit for despising such a lame school hairstyle! I mean, really! A big blue X on your head!? [o.O] A big b...
by prettydragoon
Mon 15 Jun 2015, 21:32
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu
Replies: 36
Views: 5943

Re: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu

Timo, a nonconformist My head is shaved except for a narrow transverse strip from ear to ear and another strip at right angles to it running to my forehead, like the letter "po". My hair is dyed a vivid shade of turquoise. I hate having to be so conformist. I think high school students are old enou...
by prettydragoon
Mon 15 Jun 2015, 21:28
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu
Replies: 36
Views: 5943

Re: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu

And unless one is a high school teacher, one usually keeps one's natural hair colour. Sorry if I'm missing/forgetting something, but why is this the case? You haven't missed anything. The question of school uniforms hasn't come up yet. Both teachers and students are expected to wear otiyeya , or sc...
by prettydragoon
Sun 14 Jun 2015, 21:48
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu
Replies: 36
Views: 5943

Re: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu

So, symbolically anyway, Rireinukave engage in "child" marriage!? [:D] [:D] In a way, yes, I guess. But at least the brides are evenly matched, which makes it all right. What, if any, kind of clothing do folks wear? Anything special for the wedding, apart from garlands and body paint? If they wear ...
by prettydragoon
Sat 13 Jun 2015, 22:41
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu
Replies: 36
Views: 5943

Re: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu

Make and Misa's wedding In the morning our apartment was knee deep in people. Well, not quite literally, but there was very little open floor left. So then we made coffee and last night's leftovers for breakfast, and then we all went to the bathhouse across the street to get presentable for the wed...
by prettydragoon
Fri 12 Jun 2015, 21:15
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu
Replies: 36
Views: 5943

Re: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu

Question: is it required to be married before seeking the services of a stud in order to become pregnant? Or can single girls become single moms? Though I suspect that it might be economically less feasible... No, it isn't required. It is perfectly possible to have a baby all by yourself. Such a th...
by prettydragoon
Wed 10 Jun 2015, 21:32
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu
Replies: 36
Views: 5943

Re: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu

Make and Misa's wedding Two wives. That's the number recognised by law. The minimum because obviously you can't marry yourself, now can you? And the maximum because... well, tradition I guess. Also, how would it work with divorce? Like, if you marry Kane and it doesn't work, you get a divorce and t...
by prettydragoon
Mon 08 Jun 2015, 18:47
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu
Replies: 36
Views: 5943

Re: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu

Riso, machinist I'm a machinist. And a cramping good one, if I say so myself. I love my job because I get to see concrete results of my work. A big pile of precision parts at the end of my shift. Not an actual pile, of course, not a heap on the floor. That would be silly. Also, there's always somet...
by prettydragoon
Sun 07 Jun 2015, 18:18
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 377
Views: 69006

Re: Jokes

A major contributing factor to why China never established a maritime empire was the problem of nutrition on longer voyages. Chinese sailors had nothing to eat but junk food.
by prettydragoon
Sat 06 Jun 2015, 19:50
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu
Replies: 36
Views: 5943

Re: Flowering Fields - Snapshots from Rireinu

Urban colours It's an average street in an average city on Rireinu, sweltering under the midday sun. I'm watching the street from a third floor window, so the noise is only a background murmur to me. The buildings on both sides of the street are a pale cream colour, of the local stone. They are mos...