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by elemtilas
Thu 23 Nov 2017, 03:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 691
Views: 19896

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

DesEsseintes wrote:
Thu 23 Nov 2017, 03:32
To be fair to Ahzoh, he edited out the violence bit before you even posted your riposte. [:)]
Drat these time zones! :mrred:

Edited as appropriate.
by elemtilas
Thu 23 Nov 2017, 03:27
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 691
Views: 19896

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Okay, now the "SJW" discussion has started getting a tad heated, so I'd suggest dropping it for now. While the original discussion was actually surprisingly civil, discussing the term in context, bringing up its use as a pejorative term can only lead to arguments that I don't see going particularly...
by elemtilas
Thu 23 Nov 2017, 03:26
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 691
Views: 19896

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

They're gonna turn the internet into what cable is like. It could mean that they'll make it so you can't visit websites that make ISPs look bad or prevent you from having access to work around like VPNs set in countries with net neutrality. I do agree with you on the actual issue. Axing net neutral...
by elemtilas
Wed 22 Nov 2017, 17:57
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 691
Views: 19896

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Well, there's the problem. Using what is essentially a slur, and claiming to know people's motivations better than they do themselves, does, in my view, come across as rather disrespectful. It doesn't help that I recall seeing the same word used to insult other board members in the past, and having...
by elemtilas
Wed 22 Nov 2017, 03:33
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 691
Views: 19896

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Thoughts on the current situation in Zimbabwe, everyone? We can all be thankful the coup was bloodless. Dictators rarely give up so easily. I don't think any future transition in Cuba or North Korea will be anything like so easy. We can but hope and pray that Zimbabweans will peacefully assume cont...
by elemtilas
Tue 21 Nov 2017, 02:18
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 691
Views: 19896

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Right. While I agree about not telling people they can't use a slur in group, I think we (outsiders) are certainly justified in questioning the practice. Some slurs, I think, would be best left to the rubbish heap of history. We really need to rise above that kind of behaviour. Yet here we are casu...
by elemtilas
Tue 21 Nov 2017, 00:20
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: RIP cursive handwriting..
Replies: 88
Views: 1632

Re: RIP cursive handwriting..

Oh, Sangi's is definitely neater than mine! I freely admit that. As a matter of fact, a drunk chicken dragging a duck and two egrets behind it could scrawl neater than me! Don't say the note I received with your card last year isn't in your usual handwriting...? Lawks! I should hope not! If you wer...
by elemtilas
Tue 21 Nov 2017, 00:15
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Does anybody else get bored of conworlds easily?
Replies: 28
Views: 1617

Re: Does anybody else get bored of conworlds easily?

Everything I've ever written is canon, at least metaphorically. From when I was 3 yrs old to my early twenties, I mostly wrote about space. So e.g. the spaceships have become boats, the aliens have become animals, (I still have sentient/sapient animals) and cities of millions have become towns of t...
by elemtilas
Tue 21 Nov 2017, 00:03
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 691
Views: 19896

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

As for Christmastide, I love the Christmas season and in my family, it's a tradition to get out all the decorations on December 1st and then go cut down a tree the next weekend. I'm okay with Christmas stuff after Thanksgiving, but before that it gets annoying. Ya. Hereabouts, the shops all have Xm...
by elemtilas
Mon 20 Nov 2017, 19:37
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 691
Views: 19896

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Sorry to muck up this thread with this long discussion, but so far it's civil so I'll participate as long as it stays that way. No worries! I think that's what these threads are for. One reason, for me at least, why "SJW" is a pejorative term, apart from the "it's not really my issue, but whatever"...
by elemtilas
Mon 20 Nov 2017, 12:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 691
Views: 19896

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Yes, they often try to speak for others/minorities they aren't part of. I think in some cases that's okay, e.g. I - as a man - can definitely say that raping a woman is not okay, but then SJWs tend to take it too far. Your example concerning the word faggot is a good example. For me, it really depe...
by elemtilas
Mon 20 Nov 2017, 05:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: RIP cursive handwriting..
Replies: 88
Views: 1632

Re: RIP cursive handwriting..

We obviously have different ideas of what constitutes neat. I far prefer this to most, perhaps all, the ‘cursive’ styles posted in the thread so far. But then these things are a matter of taste. Oh, Sangi's is definitely neater than mine! I freely admit that. As a matter of fact, a drunk chicken dr...
by elemtilas
Mon 20 Nov 2017, 04:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Padmaran
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: Padmaran

Ok, guys, what I've got for you today is a prayer in my conlang called Padmaran. I've been working on it for a hell lotta time now and I can finally say I'm satisfied with the effects. http://i67.tinypic.com/s5g5yf.png And now let's break it down a little bit: http://i68.tinypic.com/11kw0i1.png " 1...
by elemtilas
Mon 20 Nov 2017, 04:48
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: RIP cursive handwriting..
Replies: 88
Views: 1632

Re: RIP cursive handwriting..

Even the unreadable forms? A god! We're all gonna die [:P] Yeah, I only find the second last line illegible. Everything else seems pretty normal to me. Apart from that line in the middle (which I'm guessing is some kind of shorthand?), I agree: it's fairly legible. Not neat by any stretch, but at l...
by elemtilas
Mon 20 Nov 2017, 04:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 691
Views: 19896

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I thought I'd weigh in on the SJW thing discussion (which I hope we can keep as civil as possible), but what I'd consider typical of "Social Justice Warriors" is that in most instances what they're trying to "fight against" isn't their issue, but the issue of some other person or group. Yes, this s...
by elemtilas
Mon 20 Nov 2017, 01:25
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: 2017 Conlang / Conculture Card Exchange!!
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: 2017 Conlang / Conculture Card Exchange!!

Egerius wrote:
Mon 20 Nov 2017, 00:02
Signed up, probably Buonavallese cards again.
Yay!
by elemtilas
Sun 19 Nov 2017, 05:44
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: 2017 Conlang / Conculture Card Exchange!!
Replies: 2
Views: 115

2017 Conlang / Conculture Card Exchange!!

Sign up now for the Quasi-Annual Conlang / Con-Cultural Card Exchange! Sign-up is open through December 1st; you’ll receive your matches on or around December 5th. All conlangers, con-scripters, and con-worlders welcome! For those who haven’t participated in the card exchange previously, this is jus...
by elemtilas
Sun 19 Nov 2017, 04:53
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 671
Views: 54434

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Not sure if this is the right thread to post this, but spoilers don't expand when clicking "show" anymore. Does anyone else have the same problem, or is it somehow only happening for me? This has already been pointed out and the mods are already working on it (or at least they said they were). Pers...
by elemtilas
Sat 18 Nov 2017, 14:48
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introduction thread(s)
Replies: 561
Views: 56884

Re: Introduction thread(s)

Hello, I'm Zekoslav. I've been interested in languages (both conlangs and natlangs - I actually study linguistics [;)] ) for a long time, but only recently I managed to come up with something worth sharing. Usually I make a posteriori languages, because I can't for the love of all that is holy ever...
by elemtilas
Sat 18 Nov 2017, 02:22
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 671
Views: 54434

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

.... the Lords of the Instrumentality .... Have you read Cordwainer Smith's work ? No, actually I haven't! I haven't heard this title being used here on CBB in reference to our most puissant and lordly Mods (bows genteely, with flourish) . It has long been used at Conlang, Conculture, the Ill Bethi...