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by alynnidalar
Mon 10 Sep 2018, 18:47
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: how can offspring affect the hierarchical power structure among witches?
Replies: 11
Views: 331

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

In the process of pregnancy, in the process of giving birth to a female child, or in the process of using the sex-changing magic? Additionally, does the mother have to cast the sex-changing spell, or can any witch cast it on a mother? If the mother has to cast the sex-changing spell and loses her ma...
by alynnidalar
Sat 08 Sep 2018, 03:03
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1456
Views: 120909

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Ooh! That's pretty cool.
by alynnidalar
Tue 04 Sep 2018, 19:26
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6666
Views: 541911

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

I would say <ayeng> as well, although I'm inclined to want to reduce the first syllable and stress the second. <ahyeng> might work to prevent that.
by alynnidalar
Fri 31 Aug 2018, 17:49
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1456
Views: 120909

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Yes, that's how I would interpret it as well. The phrase "just @ me next time" has a similar meaning. (in that case, you're jokingly implying that the other person is passive-aggressively referring to you specifically and are saying they should just specifically mention you--e.g. with Twitter's @use...
by alynnidalar
Fri 31 Aug 2018, 17:45
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlanger stereotype poll
Replies: 35
Views: 1292

Re: Conlanger stereotype poll

I fit very few of the stereotypes, unfortunately. 1. cis female 2. straight 3. right-handed 4. American; Michigan 5. white, or if you're feeling snarky, European mutt 6. broadly neurotypical? I flirt with seasonal depression in winter but it hasn't been bad for several years 7. mild seasonal allergi...
by alynnidalar
Thu 30 Aug 2018, 20:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1456
Views: 120909

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I'm dying of laughter. It's not just a stereotype! It's real!!!
by alynnidalar
Wed 29 Aug 2018, 21:24
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: What have you been reading lately?
Replies: 69
Views: 12928

Re: What have you been reading lately?

Hey, I just finished re-reading that last night! It's good. Like you say, it's extremely funny, and a lot of the humor is exactly my style--very sarcastic. Austen is a master of cloaking criticism in polite language. She's also really good at unreliable narrators and layers of unreliable narrators--...
by alynnidalar
Fri 24 Aug 2018, 14:55
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Metal Thread
Replies: 287
Views: 37877

Re: Metal Thread

Same. [:D]
by alynnidalar
Thu 23 Aug 2018, 20:44
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: (ACH) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 249
Views: 74655

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

That's exactly my dilemma when thinking about this--attacking travelers to get slaves just seems so impractical, especially if you're enslaving the neighbors twenty miles up the road. Taking people's stuff is significantly easier (and then you can either kill or release the travelers, without needin...
by alynnidalar
Thu 23 Aug 2018, 14:36
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: (ACH) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 249
Views: 74655

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

Bit of a weird ask, but I'm curious if anyone has resources or information on banditry/slavers/etc. posing a problem to overland travelers throughout the world and throughout history. I've found quite a lot of information on the risks of travel in medieval Europe, and I have a decent familiarity wit...
by alynnidalar
Tue 21 Aug 2018, 21:23
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1456
Views: 120909

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Whoa whoa whoa. Micamo can make xer own decisions. Xie does not need anybody else telling the admins what xie "really" does or doesn't need, unless xie asks them to do so. If Micamo reconsiders xer decision, xie is perfectly capable of expressing that. And furthermore, let's not sit around assigning...
by alynnidalar
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 16:20
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 701
Views: 112819

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

I was a high schooler in 2007-2008, and while I wasn't the drinking type, people generally drank what they could get their hands on--when you're reliant on what other people buy for themselves (or for you), you don't have a lot of choice in the matter. As far as I was aware people mostly drank cheap...
by alynnidalar
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 16:12
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 140
Views: 7259

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

The Bible doesn't say that; it's a belief of some Catholics (not sure if it's an "officially-held" doctrine or not) but isn't directly present in the text. Protestants don't accept this (not sure on Eastern Christianity). What about Mormons? Not sure on that either! When it comes to specific belief...
by alynnidalar
Sun 19 Aug 2018, 01:56
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 140
Views: 7259

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

I remember reading that John the Baptist's saint day is observed on his birthday instead of his heavenly birthday, for he was born free of original sin. I looked into it, and I sit corrected! This answer explains! Oh! So I see! The Bible says the original sin was taken away from him after his conce...
by alynnidalar
Fri 17 Aug 2018, 14:29
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1456
Views: 120909

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Not been sleeping well lately. Don't know why. For some reason light in my bedroom has been really bothering me lately, much moreso than earlier this year, which doesn't make any sense because if anything, there's less light when I'm sleeping now than last month. EDIT: in happier news, I'm stupidly ...
by alynnidalar
Tue 07 Aug 2018, 02:23
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1456
Views: 120909

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Ahhh but sprint should be on SHIFT! (however, in Doom 2016, you're always sprinting and SHIFT is actually the walk button...) You're not wrong about CTRL being harder to reach, but I played enough HL2 to have its controls permanently ingrained in my head and fingers as the One True Keyboard Layout. ...
by alynnidalar
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 20:33
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1456
Views: 120909

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I really cannot believe (sort of tickled) that Doom has enjoyed the longevity it has. The new one (it came out in 2016) is wonderfully old-school. While I'm too young to have played 90s shooters when they came out, I've played (and loved) a lot of the Half-Life series, which has a very similar feel...
by alynnidalar
Sun 05 Aug 2018, 04:03
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1456
Views: 120909

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

In keeping with my habit of playing games two years behind everybody else, I've been playing the new Doom. It is wonderful and I should've been playing it ages ago, because it is exactly the kind of shooter I like: it rewards aggressive gameplay (if you're dying, that's a sign you need to be MORE AG...
by alynnidalar
Sat 04 Aug 2018, 23:47
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World
Replies: 327
Views: 56675

Re: Some Snippets from The World

What are the divisions of the Southern Landrealm that is Afareia, or is it not divided, or is this considered unimportant to geagraphers? (or is it perhaps undiscovered as yet?)