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by elemtilas
Thu 24 May 2018, 17:57
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?
Replies: 58
Views: 2218

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

Yes; but I rarely seem to be in the right mood and properly inspired at the same time, these days... There's also an additional problem that the stories I DO manage to finish are weird/boring. I think I'm just not sufficiently enthused by conventional plots (and/or I lack the imagination required t...
by elemtilas
Wed 23 May 2018, 19:01
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World
Replies: 298
Views: 40466

Re: Some Snippets from The World

Thief of Giants Aynosaqam had come to the Wild Country prepared for this adventure. She had a map, for one thing. Well, it was kind of vague, but that is common enough when it comes to treasure maps! And she had a big leather satchel, just right for keeping safe anything valuable someone happened t...
by elemtilas
Mon 21 May 2018, 11:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What would the English equivalent be?
Replies: 67
Views: 6997

Re: What would the English equivalent be?

The adjective for grey matter is "cinereal". What is the adjective for white matter? Well, white matter is substantia alba (grey matter is substantia cinerea). I can't find a specific adjectival form for alba in the medical dictionaries I checked, but might suggest "albine" as a good contender (eve...
by elemtilas
Sun 20 May 2018, 20:24
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?
Replies: 58
Views: 2218

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

Speaking of my own project, The Elvenpath , the main reason why my Elves are humans, nothing more and nothing less, is: I want to express my views of the human condition and the meaning of life through the project. And that demands that the characters are human , because with non-human characters, ...
by elemtilas
Sun 20 May 2018, 13:31
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?
Replies: 58
Views: 2218

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

...snippets I enjoyed those four passages very much and am a great fan of your writings about your conworlding/langing, and therefore wondered if you’ve written any short stories or such that can be read online? If so, would you be willing to post some links? If not, just out of curiosity, are you ...
by elemtilas
Sun 20 May 2018, 05:07
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Tukiri: The Aggressively Optimistic Post-Apocalypse
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: Tukiri: The Aggressively Optimistic Post-Apocalypse

Axiem wrote:
Sun 20 May 2018, 04:37
elemtilas wrote:
Sat 19 May 2018, 23:14
There is one the USA that divides, one half flowing to the Pacific and one half flowing ultimately to the Atlantic via the Gulf of Mexico.
...which one is that, again?
Check out Two Ocean Pass in Wyoming.

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by elemtilas
Sat 19 May 2018, 23:14
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Tukiri: The Aggressively Optimistic Post-Apocalypse
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: Tukiri: The Aggressively Optimistic Post-Apocalypse

Then, there's the Great Banyan. At any rate, I think most of the river "issues" in your map can be pretty easily explained and you won't have to entirely rework the map or discombobulate your world. Rivers dó bifurcate, and there are plenty of examples here on Earth. There is one the USA that divide...
by elemtilas
Sat 19 May 2018, 00:49
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Tukiri: The Aggressively Optimistic Post-Apocalypse
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: Tukiri: The Aggressively Optimistic Post-Apocalypse

OK, first things first, and I'm going to put this in bold capitals not because I'm shouting at you but because it's something everything should remember at all times, so it's worth emphasising: RIVERS DO NOT WORK LIKE THAT. It's a FANTASY WORLD . Rivers can work however the geopoet wishes them to w...
by elemtilas
Fri 18 May 2018, 17:59
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Tukiri: The Aggressively Optimistic Post-Apocalypse
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: Tukiri: The Aggressively Optimistic Post-Apocalypse

Cool! New world!

Nice map style, by the way, and good orientation information. I think I speak for many who welcome you here and hope to hear more about the AOPA! For example, what makes it aggressively optimistic, what kind of Pockyclypse, etc?
by elemtilas
Fri 18 May 2018, 13:51
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?
Replies: 58
Views: 2218

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

note: we're getting a bit off topic sooo let's end it here and restart. anyone else want to share opinions on why humans are the focus in most stories? Ultimately I think all the answers given thus far boil down to "they're easy". Easy to write about (because they're us); easy to read about (becaus...
by elemtilas
Thu 17 May 2018, 18:24
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Laurel vs. Yanni
Replies: 15
Views: 363

Re: Laurel vs. Yanni

So, what about those of us that just heard the horrible conflation of irritating computer quasispeech? Except at the far ends of that slider thing, i just hear a kind of garmble, like there's two words overlapping. Anybody else hear "yaMMy" rather than "yaNNy"? Sweetie pie says she listened and had ...
by elemtilas
Thu 17 May 2018, 18:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11034
Views: 631487

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Sounds toe-tappingly good! I think so! I am very excited about how well all the images came out! This will be the fourth person who I've gotten World related artwork from thus far. I'm pleased thus far with all of them, but this is the first time I've actually done a proper commission with. Even ju...
by elemtilas
Thu 17 May 2018, 16:52
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?
Replies: 58
Views: 2218

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

hey i know this is like a really contrived reason for why I'm the way i am but....i had a brain injury way back in freshmen year, and take away my ability to visualize things as clearly now a days. it impacted my writing by a lot and i have trouble describing actions. even back then i struggle but ...
by elemtilas
Thu 17 May 2018, 11:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11034
Views: 631487

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Today I finished working with an artist who made a series of pictures of people from The World. Five queens of various countries in the Eastlands. Certainly blows my poor pen & pencil sketches out of the proverbial water! Will you be posting them? There's hoping! Oh, very cool! I hope we get to see...
by elemtilas
Wed 16 May 2018, 22:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11034
Views: 631487

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Today I finished working with an artist who made a series of pictures of people from The World. Five queens of various countries in the Eastlands.

Certainly blows my poor pen & pencil sketches out of the proverbial water!
by elemtilas
Tue 15 May 2018, 18:34
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?
Replies: 58
Views: 2218

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

now i know why most of my stories i plan on doing never get out of the woodwork. I'm afraid of what people might think of me and it has happened before. A person said my art was off on a meme site of all places and i went crazy and try to redo it yesterday. it's not that my stuff is bad, it's mostl...
by elemtilas
Tue 15 May 2018, 17:45
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?
Replies: 58
Views: 2218

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

[+1] to what Axiem said. in my experience both in graduate-school Mathematcs , and in artistic endeavors, Lots of good advice starts with “stop worrying so much”. Ah, the wisdom of the Been There Done That Ate The Cooky Got The T-Shirt club! It is good advice, but it is also wisdom that can not be ...
by elemtilas
Tue 15 May 2018, 01:53
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6540
Views: 451521

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

I think Lao Kou is joking/being hyperbolic. Thank you. I was going for exaggeration ad absurdum. That said, our Tanti seemed to be perennially in her 90s, from the time I was a toddler until my teenage years. Always clad in a black shroud. To hear my father tell it, many years later, she told him t...
by elemtilas
Mon 14 May 2018, 22:16
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Numerology and Numerical Superstitions
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Numerology and Numerical Superstitions

In many cultures around the world, there are some mysticisms and superstitions around number. Do your concultures have something similar? if so, what are they? Daine are not naturally superstitious, though it is often the case that their cultures find the numbers three and nine auspicious. Two is d...
by elemtilas
Sat 12 May 2018, 18:40
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 826
Views: 39424

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
Fri 11 May 2018, 00:52
Language: Modern Königsberg Northeast Germanic
Word: lídúhaists
IPA: /ˈjaɪ̯ðaʊ̯xɛːɪ̯sts/

As usual, this probably won't be too hard.
Lithuania(n)?