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by elemtilas
Sat 21 Apr 2018, 01:01
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1150
Views: 56598

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Weighed them too, and they're so, so tiny. Rhaegal is 8 grams, and Viserion is 9 grams. Even combined, His Holiness, my other bearded dragon, weighs 25 times that! [:P] They are only 6 weeks old though. Do all the dragons live in the same tank? What are His Holiness's opinions of the new little tyk...
by elemtilas
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 01:07
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1150
Views: 56598

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Sometimes it does seem that some conlangers never really get past their complex and unusual phoneme inventory. I think a lot of conlangers are also the type of people who like to label and categorize things, not just within conlangs, but the world at large. I know I'm like that. But that only gets ...
by elemtilas
Fri 13 Apr 2018, 22:13
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Chimud: An Introduction
Replies: 22
Views: 316

Re: Chimud: An Introduction

I can share more of that stuff later if there is interest, but I figured first I’d ask what people thought of the larger picture, of the world as a setting. My hope would be that I don’t ever really expose the readers to the reality of the world, but by knowing it I could create complicated and mys...
by elemtilas
Fri 13 Apr 2018, 00:52
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1150
Views: 56598

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Parlox wrote:
Thu 12 Apr 2018, 02:29
Are there any active collaborative world building projects?
Ill Bethisad is now going on 20 years of active collaborative worldbuilding.
by elemtilas
Fri 13 Apr 2018, 00:46
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?
Replies: 16
Views: 946

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

k1234567890y wrote:
Tue 10 Apr 2018, 20:47
Also I kinda wanna make a novel completely written in conlangs with no human characters.
Well, get started!

I would suggest an English translation so other people can read and appreciate.
by elemtilas
Sun 08 Apr 2018, 17:54
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Naming Practices
Replies: 28
Views: 2042

Re: Naming Practices

I have been reading “The Namesake ” by some famous young Bengali authoress. Apparently Bengali children are given a “pet name“ while still pretty young. This name may be lighthearted or meaningless. This is the name that the child is called en famille and by any intimate acquaintance in private for...
by elemtilas
Sun 08 Apr 2018, 17:52
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 86
Views: 8621

Re: Mto

* Tyangu, the Trickster (F) That said, I'd love to have a better excuse to flesh out some of these deities. Anyone have questions, or are curious about something, or...? Well, thanks for making the trickster deity a girl! Most trickster deities are boys, though some can be particularly lokisome in ...
by elemtilas
Thu 29 Mar 2018, 01:23
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread
Replies: 485
Views: 55566

Re: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread

I had a bit of a look there: some interesting concepts! Of course, I'd like to hear more the idea of "lack of sin". But I do wonder how this is squared with the concept of blasphemy and its really rather terrible sounding punishments! Thanks. Blasphemy does not harm anyone, but it is proof of a spi...
by elemtilas
Thu 29 Mar 2018, 01:20
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Inner Bruise -- a science-fiction collabfic
Replies: 21
Views: 1696

Re: Inner Bruise -- a science-fiction collabfic

Elemtilas, are you an INFP, by any chance? Your rhetoric about the war between good and evil and the need to be vigilant against evil (as I understand it), and your rich fantasy world, would certainly suggest it. If you are, cool. I'm an E NFP. That obvious? Right! INFP-A. Looks like both of us are...
by elemtilas
Thu 29 Mar 2018, 01:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6497
Views: 428882

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

Nonetheless, looks like tremendosity has a life of its own on the 'Net, tho. :wat: :wat: Ya. Alyssa Milano says that it (tremendosity) "needs to be invented". Sorry girl, Henry James beat you to it! "But that is just what does not happen in the case of Mr. James's people. They are merged in the bac...
by elemtilas
Wed 14 Mar 2018, 18:12
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1150
Views: 56598

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I came to know this via Facebook, and I immediately checked Wikipedia. This man exceeded well beyond any expectation. He was born on the day Galileo Galilei died 300 years before him, and he died 139 years after Albert Einstein's birth. Aren't those strange coincidences? I would say these things ar...
by elemtilas
Fri 09 Mar 2018, 22:30
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1150
Views: 56598

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

How do the rest of us feel about the BabyBel product that teaches customers a "new" language? Also, how diverse can a company get? These are phone companies that resulted from the break-up of AT&T , right? And then for some reason they diversified into making cheese!? !!?? And now they're making la...
by elemtilas
Thu 08 Mar 2018, 00:22
Forum: Translations
Topic: 1½ (One and a Half)
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: 1½ (One and a Half)

Trying to figure out an Old English equivalent to :lat: sesqui- [:S] Found some interesting divagations. If your conlang has a special stand-alone word and/or combining infix for 'one-and-a-half', post it here. Be sure to mention any special usage notes (E.G. odd (relictual) declensional pattern, d...
by elemtilas
Thu 01 Mar 2018, 03:48
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1150
Views: 56598

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Interest check: Is anyone interested in a conlang magazine collab? All articles will be written in a conlang from each participant, then they are combined together into a single pdf in a tabloid-like style of TIME/National Geographic/Vogue. Surely Esperanto/other auxlangs can't be the only ones wit...
by elemtilas
Sun 25 Feb 2018, 02:30
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread
Replies: 485
Views: 55566

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: 15
Views: 1051

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: 21
Views: 1696

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: 23
Views: 2455

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: 15
Views: 1051

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: 21
Views: 1696

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...