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by alynnidalar
Sun 19 Aug 2018, 01:56
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 131
Views: 3987

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: 1384
Views: 108302

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: 1384
Views: 108302

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: 1384
Views: 108302

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: 1384
Views: 108302

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: 325
Views: 53916

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?)
by alynnidalar
Tue 31 Jul 2018, 21:08
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Are AIs alive? Do they have souls?
Replies: 15
Views: 614

Re: Are AIs alive? Do they have souls?

Hmm. For the dalar, I imagine their definition of "life" would certainly be tied to whether or not something has amati (that is, a magic force); dalar, humans, and animals all have notable amounts of it, even if only dalar are consciously aware of it. But certainly this can't be the only marker of l...
by alynnidalar
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 21:40
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1384
Views: 108302

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: 1384
Views: 108302

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: 2376
Views: 165195

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: 631
Views: 103923

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: 1384
Views: 108302

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: 35
Views: 6824

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: 1848

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: 1384
Views: 108302

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: 1384
Views: 108302

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: 671

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: 8393
Views: 647639

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: 4056

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 ...