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by elemtilas
Tue 25 Sep 2018, 19:17
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 705
Views: 113164

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

Further cultural revelation will be required. It could be that Moth-girls lay enough eggs that sacrificing a few of them for the export silk trade is seen as an honourable gift. Maybe ever greater honours are heaped on those who sacrifice more and more of their children (if children they are seen a...
by elemtilas
Mon 24 Sep 2018, 01:57
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 705
Views: 113164

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

Well, Mothfolk in question apparently have no problem "... wear(ing) silk from other races than their own. they find it rude to wear your slik." Then you see my point. Either wearing the silk of your dead speciesmates only rises to the level of “rude” for the moths (possible, just probably an impor...
by elemtilas
Mon 24 Sep 2018, 01:51
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Music in my con world, how about yours?
Replies: 29
Views: 1427

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

eldin raigmore wrote:
Sun 23 Sep 2018, 21:49
elemtilas wrote:
Thu 20 Sep 2018, 17:02
Sting harmonics. Lovely!
Don’t The Police hold copyright on most of Sting’s harmonics?
Ah, my friend!

You return, as always, timely, and with that rarest elixir, the Correction Fluid of Gilead!
It shall be applied froth wiht!
by elemtilas
Sun 23 Sep 2018, 01:40
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 705
Views: 113164

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

True; but AFAIK the process of obtaining silk kills the larva in the cocoon, while human hair can be harvested without harming the person on whose head it grows. Also true, for real silk worms. But if that's also the case of fruityloops' arthropods, it seems their tolerance for killing is higher th...
by elemtilas
Sun 23 Sep 2018, 01:38
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 705
Views: 113164

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

WeepingElf wrote:
Sat 22 Sep 2018, 17:51
fruityloops wrote:
Tue 18 Sep 2018, 22:17
my moths prefer to wear silk from other races than their own. they find it rude to wear your slik.
Which makes perfect sense. Who wears shoes made of human leather?
Well, Dr. John Osborne, for one.
by elemtilas
Thu 20 Sep 2018, 17:02
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Music in my con world, how about yours?
Replies: 29
Views: 1427

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

- and I'm working with an instrument that uses string harmonics. Without harmonics, you can just put the burden on the player to slightly adjust the notes - to remember to not QUITE play a third above G to get the 'right' sort of B-flat, and so on. But harmonics only work with exact low-integer rat...
by elemtilas
Wed 19 Sep 2018, 18:25
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Music in my con world, how about yours?
Replies: 29
Views: 1427

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

fruityloops wrote:
Wed 19 Sep 2018, 13:59
all they do is rub their wings together to make music. they're bug people after all.
But unlike actual bugs, since they're people, they could also devise and play actual musical instruments. They could perhaps also sing to the accompaniment of their wing-drone.
by elemtilas
Tue 18 Sep 2018, 20:52
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 705
Views: 113164

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

I don't know if this belongs here but I wanna ask, in my world, the main races are mainly humanoid arthropods of different kinds and a few of them can produce silk. what impact would this have on society? Well, you mentioned the obvious in your world's thread: slavery. What the nature of this slave...
by elemtilas
Tue 18 Sep 2018, 20:43
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: world introduction: Ookraia
Replies: 31
Views: 4715

Re: world introduction: Ookraia

Silkworm slavery . . . interesting!

Q: can we see a good / finished image of the Butterfly people you showed us the sketch for? I think I like them best of all so far.
by elemtilas
Tue 18 Sep 2018, 03:24
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What would humanoid bugs use as mounts?
Replies: 21
Views: 256

Re: What would humanoid bugs use as mounts?

On the other hand, the wee bugfolk could simply breed and ride smaller tortoises. This would make a perfect war juggernaut for some wee small Antfolk battalion!...

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by elemtilas
Sat 15 Sep 2018, 02:45
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: naming languages: is it that freaking hard?
Replies: 11
Views: 278

Re: naming languages: is it that freaking hard?

My ex was asked for directions to there by an Australian couple who read it as /lu:gəbəru:gə/, or something along those lines [:P] There's nothing sounding more like an Australian town than Loogabarooga though [:P] Well, I've learned there is a Loogabarooga Festival . In Loughborough, of course!
by elemtilas
Thu 13 Sep 2018, 23:04
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: naming languages: is it that freaking hard?
Replies: 11
Views: 278

Re: naming languages: is it that freaking hard?

coxswain gunwale forecastle Tricky words, cos they're not pronounced anything like how they're spelled. They're horrid even by English's standards! /kɑksən/ /ˈɡʌnəl/ /ˈfoʊkˌsəl/ Don't forget Loughborough [:P] Ha! I mangled that one entirely! [o.O] Who would have guessed part of it rhymes with gruff...
by elemtilas
Thu 13 Sep 2018, 07:05
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: how can offspring affect the hierarchical power structure among witches?
Replies: 11
Views: 336

Re: how can offspring affect the hierarchical power structure among witches?

It is highly unimaginative and lazy at best to copy/paste the cissexist assumptions of our own society without examination, and assert them as literally true in your own world. At worst, it is complicity in something evil. If that were the case, you may be right! Then again, lazily copying anything...
by elemtilas
Thu 13 Sep 2018, 04:49
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: naming languages: is it that freaking hard?
Replies: 11
Views: 278

Re: naming languages: is it that freaking hard?

i tried going for a pattern but i ended up with words that were hard to pronounce. for example. Sorve Dossa Loltu Dyklo Nizga Titmu Hihpa Lanzy a few were easy but some i didn't know what to do with. They all seem very straight-forward to me. What are the issues that you don't know what to do with?...
by elemtilas
Thu 13 Sep 2018, 04:42
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: how can offspring affect the hierarchical power structure among witches?
Replies: 11
Views: 336

Re: how can offspring affect the hierarchical power structure among witches?

If they reproduce sexually, then intersex individuals exist. Sexual characteristics and endocrinal development are extremely complex and multi-modal and it's simply not possible for a species to exist where all of its members fit cleanly and naturally into strict male/female categories. For the pri...
by elemtilas
Wed 12 Sep 2018, 23:11
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2382
Views: 172595

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

lsd wrote:
Wed 12 Sep 2018, 21:33
RIP Rachid Taha
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by elemtilas
Wed 12 Sep 2018, 18:04
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: how can offspring affect the hierarchical power structure among witches?
Replies: 11
Views: 336

Re: how can offspring affect the hierarchical power structure among witches?

I personally would stay far the fuck away from any story that tried to sell me on its world working this way, because it unthinkingly replicates a lot of really ugly ideas about gender that our society unfortunately subscribes to. Perhaps all the more reason to tackle it! To say that Sharad9 is "un...
by elemtilas
Tue 11 Sep 2018, 03:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14006
Views: 895857

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

Actually, from Egypt they went back to Scythia, before wandering in the wilderness for 440 years. They only became known as Milesians after acquiring (the top side of) Ireland - because Míls lead the invasion, because he was the brother of Íth, who had been killed in Ireland. 440 years! Undoubtedly...
by elemtilas
Tue 11 Sep 2018, 03:16
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1458
Views: 121670

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

So, after Michael from Vsauce/Dong's rendition of a super long list of Prime Numbers, I ebbed into higher dimensions, allowable geometric solids in various dimensions, and then into something sort of simpler: mathematical powers. Specifically, 1) Are there shorter (one-word) versions of "to the fou...
by elemtilas
Mon 10 Sep 2018, 13:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14006
Views: 895857

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

How do you say "starring Fred MacMurray" in Coptic? I don't know if enough vocab about actors/acting/theatre have survived. Might need to snicker-snack a :grc: loanword (which Copts did way too much anyway in the NT). Or calque something like they do in Spanish telenovelas con la participación de '...