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by elemtilas
Sun 25 Feb 2018, 02:30
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread
Replies: 477
Views: 48816

Re: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread

I'd say that magic is what the gods do, and thereefore all prayers are answered by magic. Those who are allowed to pray are therefore very powerful and can choose what will happen to other believers. More info at http://www.frathwiki.com/Religions_of_Teppala . I had a bit of a look there: some inte...
by elemtilas
Sat 24 Feb 2018, 17:11
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: taking over done ideas and making them interesting
Replies: 10
Views: 170

Re: taking over done ideas and making them interesting

Lambuzhao wrote:
Sat 24 Feb 2018, 12:43
One more
other word for necromancer
Real pot-shot here:

Corpse-caster?
Revenantor?? Revenanteur??
Quickener?
Enghaster?
Undeadwright????
I like the sound of quickener!

Revenanteur sounds a lot like a shady used lich-warrior huckster.
by elemtilas
Fri 23 Feb 2018, 23:12
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Inner Bruise -- a science-fiction collabfic
Replies: 18
Views: 819

Re: Inner Bruise -- a science-fiction collabfic

Ah, so you're saying that society has festered. I still regularly encounter adults like Mrs. Dahlgren from The Bittersweet Generation, as there were many of during my teen-age years in the nineties. I just can't see Western society as morally debaucherous. Well, no, not entirely debaucherous! I get...
by elemtilas
Wed 21 Feb 2018, 20:35
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The History of the Greater West
Replies: 20
Views: 1689

Re: The History of the Greater West

There are three Revelations in "Their" NT: The Revelation to St. John the Divine, which is missing the first three chapters, the "Number of the Beast" and has a very different view of the "Whore of Babylon", The Revelation to the Apostle Saul, which records what he supposedly saw and heard at the "...
by elemtilas
Tue 20 Feb 2018, 23:37
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: taking over done ideas and making them interesting
Replies: 10
Views: 170

Re: taking over done ideas and making them interesting

We have heard of elves, dwarves, orcs, gnomes, and dragons but has anyone heard of Dreydai? I'm concerned that my recent conworld may feel too run of the mill as it does have things similar to these creatures Well, nihil novum sub sole and all that. I gave up worrying too much about whether The Wor...
by elemtilas
Tue 20 Feb 2018, 15:09
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Inner Bruise -- a science-fiction collabfic
Replies: 18
Views: 819

Re: Inner Bruise -- a science-fiction collabfic

As a bit of a continuation of the last point, this project was started in 2003, about 12-13 years before this thread was started, and 14-15 years before now (if my math is correct). That's super intimidating. I know the Wiki says something about "being welcoming to newcomers", but that doesn't chan...
by elemtilas
Tue 20 Feb 2018, 12:50
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Inner Bruise -- a science-fiction collabfic
Replies: 18
Views: 819

Re: Inner Bruise -- a science-fiction collabfic

* Also, teen-fantasy SF really isn't my thing. The whole society revolves around "liberated" teens, free from the control of their monstrous & evil parents thing, yeah, that's pretty silly and unrealistic. Admittedly, I would have eaten that up when I was 16! For about twenty minutes, because, well...
by elemtilas
Mon 19 Feb 2018, 01:37
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1047
Views: 43702

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Greetings!

Wishing all neographers here a happy and fruitful St. Mesrop's day!
by elemtilas
Sun 18 Feb 2018, 16:10
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Inner Bruise -- a science-fiction collabfic
Replies: 18
Views: 819

Re: Inner Bruise -- a science-fiction collabfic

It's been over a year and no one from this site has joined this project. So I'd like to ask all of you why. Is there some reason you haven't been interested in, or have actively been turned off from, participating in the Inner Bruise collaboration wiki? I can't figure out what it is. * I'll echo sh...
by elemtilas
Thu 15 Feb 2018, 03:09
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1047
Views: 43702

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

And today is Ash Wednesday, and what's more the first time I have had an imposition of ashes on my forehead. Now to see if it'll stay there all day (probably). It's okay if they wear off, I'm sure! Anyway, it's what's going on inside that counts. There must be a story as to why this is your first t...
by elemtilas
Wed 14 Feb 2018, 01:21
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?
Replies: 7
Views: 278

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

but for any of you fantasy writers and world builders, why do humans exist in your setting? is it because their easier to write or is there so much that you could do with them? In The World, there are human analogues (Men), but they are not quite human. They are Yeola's equivalent race, and behavio...
by elemtilas
Sat 10 Feb 2018, 03:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10953
Views: 574461

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Reyzadren wrote:
Wed 07 Feb 2018, 00:04
elemtilas wrote:
Tue 06 Feb 2018, 04:03
Nice! Interesting choice of Jeckyll & Hyde - - a personal favorite, or was there some other connexion to that work?
I just assumed that it was one of the easier books to read/translate, so I chose it.
All the same, very impressive on your part!
by elemtilas
Sat 10 Feb 2018, 03:48
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2306
Views: 122196

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

^I ended up enjoying Season 2 more than the 1st. [:)] What I'm listening to: This Welsh song, "Dacw Nghariad". I don't think I realized just how beautiful Welsh was until now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nrkgdj0bVAo Welsh is lovely indeed! Tonight, other side of the world: :yout: https://www.yo...
by elemtilas
Tue 06 Feb 2018, 04:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10953
Views: 574461

Re: What did you accomplish today?

With a new book and the updated list on frathwiki , the griuskant conlang now has a total publication of 5 books: 1 textbook, 2 translated literature sources and 2 beginner storybooks. Nice! Interesting choice of Jeckyll & Hyde - - a personal favorite, or was there some other connexion to that work...
by elemtilas
Tue 06 Feb 2018, 03:27
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1047
Views: 43702

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I don't know where to put this. It's spoilery about Marvel Infinity War . I'm psyched b/c Thor may be getting a replacement weapon with deep deep PIE roots Seems Thor may be getting Jarnbjorn , an enchanted axe of Dwarven artifice. The PIE connexion comes from the doppelgänger of Thor in Slavic & B...
by elemtilas
Tue 06 Feb 2018, 01:05
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1047
Views: 43702

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Or at least Marmitine Sciamancy. . . https://static.standard.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2016/10/13/11/mamrite.jpg?w968h681 / Tastier, anyway! Is it? I haven't tried this brand of divine invocation. Well, I'll take Marmite spread over spread marmote any day of the week. Except Thursdays. Tha...
by elemtilas
Mon 05 Feb 2018, 19:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Interesting spectra and categories
Replies: 15
Views: 512

Re: Interesting spectra and categories

alynnidalar wrote:
Mon 05 Feb 2018, 16:53
Presumably OP is referring to the CONLANG-L mailing list, the largest and most notable mailing list associated with the English conlanging community.
Very likely. Since she mentioned Toki Pona so much, I didn't want to assume in case there was some T.P. mailing list being referred to.
by elemtilas
Mon 05 Feb 2018, 19:00
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1047
Views: 43702

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Ahzoh wrote:
Mon 05 Feb 2018, 15:47
I hath fallen in love with throat/overtone singing.
Wow!

Are you trying to do it, or are you in the amazed observer camp?
by elemtilas
Mon 05 Feb 2018, 14:53
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1047
Views: 43702

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Lambuzhao wrote:
Mon 05 Feb 2018, 06:53
Dormouse559 wrote:
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 17:34
All hail the Great Rodent Oracle of Umbral News Delineating Hiems' Oncoming Goodbye!
Let's hear it for Marmotine Sciamancy!
[:P]
Or at least Marmitine Sciamancy. . .
Spoiler:
Image
Tastier, anyway!
by elemtilas
Sun 04 Feb 2018, 18:07
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1047
Views: 43702

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

@ Lambu & Shimo : Wait... where are you two from? Also, after more than a week of Spring-like weather, the last few days or so have been frigid and today we got a bit of a blizzard going on. And, of course, my stupid car spun out a bit leaving my friends house and hit a curb. The good news is that ...