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by elemtilas
Thu 12 Jul 2018, 19:37
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introduction thread(s)
Replies: 590
Views: 92874

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: 1280
Views: 90456

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: 14
Views: 380

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: 14
Views: 380

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: 37
Views: 988

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: 14
Views: 380

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: 37
Views: 988

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: 37
Views: 988

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: 14
Views: 380

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: 37
Views: 988

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: 14
Views: 380

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: 37
Views: 988

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...
by elemtilas
Sat 07 Jul 2018, 23:37
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Music in my con world, how about yours?
Replies: 14
Views: 380

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

In The World, I've most experience with musics in the Eastlands. Generally speaking, Daine music is monophonic, much like Western plainchant. They use various modes and scales and time metres for different effects. There are many kinds of song that are more akin to polyphony. Daine voices are basica...
by elemtilas
Fri 06 Jul 2018, 01:27
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 37
Views: 988

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

On the Influence of Religion on Geopoesy This article primarily reflects my understanding of Truth at the time of writing, as transcending the particulars of religion. Much of this understanding is further reflected by the various peoples of The World, their religions, philosophical and ethical sys...
by elemtilas
Tue 03 Jul 2018, 02:46
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World
Replies: 309
Views: 49143

Re: Some Snippets from The World

The Curious Rights of Man Citizens of Auntimoany, living in a house in a town or city, have the free right to lavanderment , the right to attach a clothesline to their neighbour's house or building, usually across a street or lane. Within reason, such folk are also free from the tax or fee of lavan...
by elemtilas
Mon 02 Jul 2018, 11:30
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 37
Views: 988

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

Shemtov wrote:
Mon 02 Jul 2018, 07:53
The main religious details in the world of Fuhe is in the Conlangs: all of them contain a word that resembles a Hebrew word of the same meaning, as Judaism teaches that all natlangs do, and can only survive if they do.
Curious: what Hebrew word is that? Can you give a reference to this teaching?
by elemtilas
Fri 29 Jun 2018, 01:54
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The religion of Baphomet
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: The religion of Baphomet

i actually did come up with the daemon-children idea so thanks. the daemons are basically part of the witch's soul, so they are loyal and obedient. however, they have their various personalities and some will be more difficult than others. some are talkative like donkey from shrek, others barely sp...
by elemtilas
Fri 29 Jun 2018, 00:43
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The religion of Baphomet
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: The religion of Baphomet

I tried to keep some of the dark and unsettling tones from the show. I'd like some feedback on this concept. What works and what doesn't. Any opinions would be appreciated. I've never seen the series in question, so comment on it, or your take on it but on first sight, I'd say this is an interestin...
by elemtilas
Mon 25 Jun 2018, 23:35
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Kinds of Immortality [Split]
Replies: 14
Views: 865

Re: Fractal Federation

I wouldn't expect Jesus to appear among the Leholans. Especially if they are not human. Different strokes for different folks. Even in Gea, he did not come to save everyone. Daine do not need the salvation Men do. They are unfallen. Others, like Dwarrows and Yttuun are not Men and while similarly f...
by elemtilas
Mon 25 Jun 2018, 17:36
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Kinds of Immortality [Split]
Replies: 14
Views: 865

Re: Fractal Federation

No. Nor do they "believe" in God or angels or anything of that sort. They expect and look forward to the life after their existence in Gea. Perhaps even more longingly than they do the past that is gone. In the vernacular understanding, yes they "believe"; but from their perspective, they would fin...