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by alynnidalar
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 21:40
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1288
Views: 92175

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

But I find it equally weird, and frankly rather naive, for people to reply with 'oh, they're everywhere, you don't have to come to the US!' - sure, there must be some native americans in London, but we'd be talking a number you could count on your hands (well no, but not far off it). The NA populat...
by alynnidalar
Tue 03 Jul 2018, 15:55
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1288
Views: 92175

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I sometimes feel like I've been deprived a bit by not having ever met any Native Americans, but then if I were to I would have to have grown up in the US, and I'm glad I haven't had to suffer that. Uh, we don't keep Native Americans locked up in cupboards. If you have such a burning desire to meet ...
by alynnidalar
Tue 03 Jul 2018, 02:12
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2371
Views: 155861

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

I have been watching frankly ludicrous amounts of Mystery Science Theater 3000 lately. Which wouldn't be such a problem if I didn't keep staying up until midnight doing it! The episodes are just so long... and sometimes the movies are so aggressively terrible I have to take longer breaks than the ho...
by alynnidalar
Thu 21 Jun 2018, 21:11
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 619
Views: 93836

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

Weird hair colors are pretty common in manga in general. I've always heard (and it seems plausible) that a major reason is simply to make characters look more distinct--after all, most Japanese people have similar hair color, so giving your characters a variety of hair colors immediately makes them ...
by alynnidalar
Mon 11 Jun 2018, 16:12
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1288
Views: 92175

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

So. Elder Scrolls VI . I thought I was jaded and done with Bethesda but apparently it takes exactly sixteen seconds of a new Elder Scrolls theme for me to get excited all over again. I don't know why I bother, I'm just going to be disappointed... (but you guys! YOU GUYS!!! MORE ELDER SCROLLS. will i...
by alynnidalar
Mon 11 Jun 2018, 15:44
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Language of Lortho and the World of Dhamashi
Replies: 34
Views: 5334

Re: The Language of Lortho and the World of Dhamashi

Very nice! I hope you'll share the version with all the stamps as well! I'm sure it will look very cool.
by alynnidalar
Sat 09 Jun 2018, 03:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What's your favorite word or phrase in your conlang (sound-wise)?
Replies: 11
Views: 1209

Re: What's your favorite word or phrase in your conlang (sound-wise)?

There's a lot of Tirina words I'm very fond of! The whole thing was designed to be enjoyable for me to say, and even if my aesthetics have changed over time, I still quite like speaking it. Here's a couple particularly special ones to me: nor'ahi /nor.ˈʔa.hi/ - fire. This has always been one of my f...
by alynnidalar
Sat 09 Jun 2018, 02:49
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1288
Views: 92175

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Thank you all! And best wishes to Ahzoh and your sister too. [:D]
by alynnidalar
Tue 05 Jun 2018, 20:37
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1288
Views: 92175

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I'm so excited! My sister just had her baby, and I am now a first-time aunt!

Now to spoil the boy rotten with presents...
by alynnidalar
Wed 23 May 2018, 19:21
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Kovur of Yantas
Replies: 4
Views: 441

Re: The Kovur of Yantas

You've mentioned the skeletal structure of their skulls, but I'm curious about the rest of their build. E.g. are they plantigrade or digitigrade? (I assume from the mention of "upper", "middle", and "lower" legs that they're digitigrade?) If you couldn't see their head and they were wearing conceali...
by alynnidalar
Wed 23 May 2018, 18:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8383
Views: 619945

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Ahu wunokekha.
1SG.FEM tired-FEM
I'm tired.
by alynnidalar
Tue 22 May 2018, 16:51
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Person and Tense of the Narrator in Fiction [split]
Replies: 33
Views: 1976

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

But it's also common to get 1st person narrators at the other end of the spectrum: self-conscious storytellers (often, journal-writers) who explicitly conceal from the reader, and even sometimes lie. They can be real manipulative bastards! Ah, yes. One of the recent Sanderson books uses this trope ...
by alynnidalar
Mon 21 May 2018, 20:41
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Person and Tense of the Narrator in Fiction [split]
Replies: 33
Views: 1976

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

@Sal - Ha, well, like I said, I was just making up those theories as I went along. Upon reflection, I agree that I was off-base. I'm not even certain I'm convinced about my theory that first person is more "modern" anymore; the more I think about it, the more 19th century novels I can think of in th...
by alynnidalar
Mon 21 May 2018, 03:57
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Person and Tense of the Narrator in Fiction [split]
Replies: 33
Views: 1976

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

ACTUALLY have a post on the subject of other tenses/persons to write in too: Truth be told, I don't have strong feelings on past vs. present tense. Past is certainly more traditional; you're a narrator talking about events that previously occurred. One downside is that if you have a first-person nar...
by alynnidalar
Mon 21 May 2018, 03:36
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Person and Tense of the Narrator in Fiction [split]
Replies: 33
Views: 1976

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

I've read a lot of fanfiction in my life, and one of the great benefits/curses of fanfiction is that most fanfic writers don't know anything about the "rules" of writing and thus break them all the time. Sometimes this works out really well. Sometimes this... does not. I say this because it explains...
by alynnidalar
Mon 21 May 2018, 03:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13717
Views: 816696

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

It'd depend on how the rest of a phonology is spelled, IMO. For example, if you didn't have /l/ then <l> would be a good way to write /ɭ/, but it wouldn't work if you had both.
by alynnidalar
Fri 18 May 2018, 21:18
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Dalar: Culture, Biology, and Other Things I Think Of
Replies: 35
Views: 7842

Re: The Dalar: Culture, Biology, and Other Things I Think Of

Started writing up more extensive details about the dawin system on the dalar wiki . Still got quite a bit I'd like to add (about the history especially). It also uncovered a rather serious issue in the voting system... I've always said that families vote as a bloc--that is, the family submits who t...
by alynnidalar
Fri 18 May 2018, 14:25
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 373
Views: 58512

Re: Jokes

eldin raigmore wrote:
Fri 18 May 2018, 04:27
I never finished learning the whole alphabet. I don’t know why.
:roll: [xD]
by alynnidalar
Fri 18 May 2018, 14:23
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1588
Views: 165486

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

Nope! Feel free to present it however you like. Sometimes people start with an overview of their world, sometimes they start with maps, sometimes they give us short stories or other bits of prose. Anything is perfectly fine!
by alynnidalar
Fri 18 May 2018, 01:04
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?
Replies: 58
Views: 4884

Re: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?

Have you no access to libraries? Many libraries these days also offer ebooks, so if you have a library card, you could look into getting ebooks if you don't have transportation to the library.