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by elemtilas
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 00:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?

EUROPAN Alo, mi createi uma lingua a ki mi ha da la nom 'europano'. Dat is a mix af al europano linguas, e la wordes is determinee matematicli. Somi pensa dat it is someding as esperanto, mas it is no - dat is multi minos metodico dan esperanto. Ma mas facil de comprend, auminos pro la spikis af eu...
by elemtilas
Wed 18 Jul 2018, 23:12
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 63
Views: 1437

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

I'd hazard more a guess of "Sharia": Canon Law doesn't touch on secular matters (at least in modern times) the way I'm guessing the Mantian system probably does. Also, Canon Law is based on Roman secular law, not on anything specific in the Bible. No comparison there. Yeah, Sharia is a closer paral...
by elemtilas
Wed 18 Jul 2018, 21:57
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 63
Views: 1437

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

What in particular do you find distasteful about Mantian religion? It's not so much the religion that I find distasteful as much as the Mantian application of it. The Mantians really don't have any recognition of other religions; if you live in Manter, you're assumed to follow their religion, and i...
by elemtilas
Wed 18 Jul 2018, 21:54
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 63
Views: 1437

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

Now this is interesting! What are some of the political islam-esque characteristics it shares? It shares mainly the concept of divine law. There are three primary holy texts in the Mantian religion: Paládines (Origins), Hármās (Laws), and Šeppúrnūs (Interpretations). The books are collections of va...
by elemtilas
Wed 18 Jul 2018, 03:40
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 63
Views: 1437

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

Tolkien is a strongly Catholic author, although overt signs of religion are very few - a few broad iconography choices, perhaps, like a creator god (who is almost never seen) and a fallen angel. . . . I don't think Tolkien set out to write Catholic dogma in narrative form, but it shaped how he saw ...
by elemtilas
Wed 18 Jul 2018, 00:05
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Music in my con world, how about yours?
Replies: 16
Views: 471

Re: Music in my con world, how about yours?

I got distracted into chronicling the minutiae of the evolution of a stringed instrument... ...but then I got distracted from that into the labyrinth of tuning systems. You can see why the Pythagoreans got so mystical. Which instrument? One from your world(s)?? (If so, please describe!) Tuning syst...
by elemtilas
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 19:12
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 63
Views: 1437

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

<QUOTE author="Khemehekis" post_id="279230" time="1531708192" user_id="95"><s> Thanks for posting in this thread, Elemtilas! Beyond the Reason of the senses and the thought of the mind, we also have experience in history to guide us. Beyond the mere acts of Design and Creation, we know from history ...
by elemtilas
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 18:12
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Kinds of Immortality [Split]
Replies: 16
Views: 1079

Re: Fractal Federation

An interesting puzzler, but I think you have the right of it. What would be of interest to consider is this: if there are humans on Earth and humans on Kankonia and Jesus comes among the humans of Earth, how will the humans of Kankonia know that humanity, which includes them, has been saved? It may...
by elemtilas
Thu 12 Jul 2018, 19:37
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introduction thread(s)
Replies: 592
Views: 94427

Re: It has been awhile

Never knew I'll be coming back to this forum. Hey, if you don't know who I am, I'm fruity loops, creator of Ookraia. The last time people saw me was on a thread about why humans are in the center of most fantasy settings. Afterward, I went inactive for months until now. Things have changed after I ...
by elemtilas
Thu 12 Jul 2018, 15:09
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1291
Views: 92799

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I got stung by a yellow-jacket this morning. It hurts so much [:'(] In general I don't hate or fear bugs, but these I loathe. We put up several traps, but there's just so many, there's only so much you can do. At least I'm not allergic. Damn contemnible, flower-pollinating hymenopterids! Be gratefu...
by elemtilas
Tue 10 Jul 2018, 14:16
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Music in my con world, how about yours?
Replies: 16
Views: 471

Re: Music in my con world, how about yours?

eldin raigmore wrote:
Mon 09 Jul 2018, 23:34
Brass cymbals date back at least as far as the Psalms. IIANM.

Certainly Paul mentioned them in 1st Corinthians 13.
But that’s too recent for Kai’s and Padraig’s latest conversational exchange.
Correct, and gongs & bells and so forth are also quite ancient.
by elemtilas
Tue 10 Jul 2018, 03:10
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Music in my con world, how about yours?
Replies: 16
Views: 471

Re: Music in my con world, how about yours?

Well cool, I didn't know that. [:D] I did recall seeing brass instruments in paintings, but wasn't sure if that predated the Renaissance (if my conworld could be placed on our timeline, they'd probably be in the year 1100 or so). Either way, I see no reason to exclude them then :) Yeah! "Brass" ins...
by elemtilas
Mon 09 Jul 2018, 17:37
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 63
Views: 1437

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

In Christianity, for instance, a traditional rationale for the all-male priesthood was that male priests could symbolically represent the male, creative and nurturing side of the deity, while females, having no experience of creation and no role in the reproductive process, could not do so. May I a...
by elemtilas
Mon 09 Jul 2018, 16:47
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Music in my con world, how about yours?
Replies: 16
Views: 471

Re: Music in my con world, how about yours?

Music is generally almost the same, even with the presence of magic in the conworld. Some of the more noticable slight differences are: * Drummers are more mobile. They can walk around the stage while their drums and cymbals "hover" around them. That's interesting! Do they use magic to "dance" with...
by elemtilas
Mon 09 Jul 2018, 16:40
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 63
Views: 1437

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

I have what might be described as a "universalist" approach to religion: I believe there is some truth to be found in all religions, that there is no "one true religion", but that all religions are an attempt at accessing the Creator. Because of this, I've long been interested in the world's religi...
by elemtilas
Mon 09 Jul 2018, 11:34
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 63
Views: 1437

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

@elemtilas: Isn’t it much more natural, if one is assigning a sex (or gender) to the Creator, to conceive of Her as a Mother, rather than as a Father? Particularly if She is the Originator of Life? I think that would be more consistent with the life-experience of every land-dwelling tetrapod; or at...
by elemtilas
Mon 09 Jul 2018, 02:23
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Music in my con world, how about yours?
Replies: 16
Views: 471

Re: Music in my con world, how about yours?

Music is generally almost the same, even with the presence of magic in the conworld. Some of the more noticable slight differences are: * The standard orchestra does not exist. Indeed, any combination of instrument is acceptable, even those that don't exist irl. If true, this is a truly massive dif...
by elemtilas
Mon 09 Jul 2018, 01:41
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 63
Views: 1437

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

- in Catholicism, the deity has no sex, and is considered to have both male and female characteristics Correct, though more to the point, God has divine characteristics, rather than "male" and "female" human characteristics. Otherwise, the association with male terminology is surely a matter of tra...
by elemtilas
Sun 08 Jul 2018, 22:59
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Music in my con world, how about yours?
Replies: 16
Views: 471

Re: Music in my con world, how about yours?

The Medieval-like time period of my conworld places some limits on the possible music or instruments, but music is definitely important to the Mantians. It serves religious functions: it's used in chanting and prayer as well as dancing, which can be both religious or secular. It's also used in vari...
by elemtilas
Sat 07 Jul 2018, 23:55
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 63
Views: 1437

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

@elemtilas: Isn’t it much more natural, if one is assigning a sex (or gender) to the Creator, to conceive of Her as a Mother, rather than as a Father? Particularly if She is the Originator of Life? Well, logically, you might think so! And I would tend to agree: after all, Daine are terribly matriar...