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by elemtilas
Fri 15 Dec 2017, 02:25
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 822
Views: 25069

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

shimobaatar wrote:
Fri 15 Dec 2017, 00:14
Whew, I'm officially done for the semester! I'll be flying home tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully I'll be able to be more active on here over the next few weeks.
Yay!

Hope all went well this semester!
by elemtilas
Thu 14 Dec 2017, 19:24
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 822
Views: 25069

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

On a brighter note, I'm having something made that I'm rather excited about. [A] year or so ago, I was really obsessed with the idea of the cloak. Yes! Another advocate of good retro-fashion. [:D] If I had the money, I'd be wearing something like this all the time (well, I already do, but there are...
by elemtilas
Wed 13 Dec 2017, 19:36
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 822
Views: 25069

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

On a brighter note, I'm having something made that I'm rather excited about. I year or so ago, I was really obsessed with the idea of the cloak. I didn't have one, so I just wore a blanket around the house. I've always wanted one, but because they're very rarely seen outside of costume shops, I nev...
by elemtilas
Wed 13 Dec 2017, 03:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 822
Views: 25069

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Of course, today we got some fairly heavy snowfall, then. However, it did start melting immediately afterwards, so now everything is pitch black, soaking wet and covered in slush. #visithelsinki Sounds lovely. Fingers crossed for Christmas when I'm coming over. Before that I'm going to spend one an...
by elemtilas
Tue 12 Dec 2017, 12:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 822
Views: 25069

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

On another note, this book looks like a lot of fun: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/feb/27/robert-macfarlane-word-hoard-rewilding-landscape A curious zoology of Obscure Geographical terms - W00T, I say! Why, thank you most kindly good sir for this! Ammil. Always wondered what to call that. W...
by elemtilas
Tue 12 Dec 2017, 12:26
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Calendars (for Earth and for conworlds)
Replies: 19
Views: 335

Re: Calendars (for Earth and for conworlds)

In terms of use on Earth, I think it's clear to all of us what the most sensible calendar to use would be. The year is divided into 10 calendrical months of 29 days, 5 sidereal months, 1 tropical month, 2 paschal months, and potentially two intercalendrical months. The year begins on the 5th April,...
by elemtilas
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 12:31
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Calendars (for Earth and for conworlds)
Replies: 19
Views: 335

Re: Calendars (for Earth and for conworlds)

I have a problem with how calendar and astrology/astronomy should work on Nakar. For the most part, the orbit of Nakar and its moon is stable and predictable (I still haven't decided on actual numbers but I think the year will be a bit shorter than on Earth, but the day length will be a bit longer....
by elemtilas
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 15:03
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: My alternate world, and a calculation to find which latitude you'd be in
Replies: 17
Views: 486

Re: My alternate world, and a calculation to find which latitude you'd be in

teengirlsquad wrote:
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 11:20
I was inspired by this: http://www.worlddreambank.org/P/PLANETS.HTM
Nice find! So, what have you come up with for your world?
by elemtilas
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 14:59
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: My alternate world, and a calculation to find which latitude you'd be in
Replies: 17
Views: 486

Re: My alternate world, and a calculation to find which latitude you'd be in

Kehgrehdid wrote:
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 02:11
Best coverage you're going to find for this type of question, even though the earth is 90 degrees from your rotation, with tongue in cheek humor to boot: https://what-if.xkcd.com/10/
Wow! Now that's a cool resource! I'll have to look at that more closely.
by elemtilas
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 21:17
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: My alternate world, and a calculation to find which latitude you'd be in
Replies: 17
Views: 486

Re: My alternate world, and a calculation to find which latitude you'd be in

bump Bump what? Perhaps this ? This thread, jeez. Oh. Really? Why? I mean, it's a picture of Earth. I don't mean to be rude or anything, but I will be blunt: I really don't understand the point of the image or what you're getting at with it! Lat/Lon won't be any different. Just looking at the distr...
by elemtilas
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 15:51
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: My alternate world, and a calculation to find which latitude you'd be in
Replies: 17
Views: 486

Re: My alternate world, and a calculation to find which latitude you'd be in

gestaltist wrote:
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 14:24
teengirlsquad wrote:
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 13:04
bump
Bump what?
Perhaps this?
by elemtilas
Mon 04 Dec 2017, 12:48
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Calendars (for Earth and for conworlds)
Replies: 19
Views: 335

Re: Calendars (for Earth and for conworlds)

That said, I think trying to reform the Gregorian calendar is a fool's errand, far more than changing pretty much any other method of measurement. And are we not a band of merry fools? Anyroad, the civil calendar in use throughout much of the Eastlands is one of a year divided into 12 months each h...
by elemtilas
Mon 04 Dec 2017, 03:46
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Calendars (for Earth and for conworlds)
Replies: 19
Views: 335

Re: Calendars (for Earth and for conworlds)

So, every so often I get to thinking about calendars, either for the Earth or for Yantas, and I was wondering how everybody else divides the year on their conworld(s) or would divide the year up on Earth given the chance to implement a new calendar. Ah, the Auspicious 星天空 Reformation of the Duodeci...
by elemtilas
Sun 03 Dec 2017, 01:07
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Does anybody else get bored of conworlds easily?
Replies: 33
Views: 1953

Re: Does anybody else get bored of conworlds easily?

I don't know if Lambuzhao or Lao Kou or some of the other, er, more seasoned geopoets have been working on one world the whole time or not. I think Sally Caves is probably the only other person I know who's been working within a single world for a span of decades. Depending on how exactly you count...
by elemtilas
Sun 03 Dec 2017, 01:05
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1555
Views: 115966

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

I have the idea of creating a writing system that originated from writing on whale or sea bones, but I do not know how the medium would affect the shape of the letters, if at all, nor do I know what implement would be involved. like scrimshaw? Scrimshaw can be incredibly detailed and not limited to...
by elemtilas
Fri 01 Dec 2017, 03:47
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 822
Views: 25069

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I was in my teens That would explain the hate, yes. [:P] Seriously, though, the films, from what I've seen, seem to be mainly visualizations of selected scenes from the books; the idea that the movie might need to present the plot in a way that someone previously unfamiliar with it can understand s...
by elemtilas
Thu 30 Nov 2017, 03:50
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1555
Views: 115966

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

It also means that in the phrase "red apple" the head word is "red". .... when using "head word" that way, they'd say "apple" is the head-word of "red apple". [/size] Hmm. Were ifs and buts was candy and nuts. To me this sounds like a rather less than useful scheme! To you, for all I know, this mig...
by elemtilas
Thu 30 Nov 2017, 03:38
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 822
Views: 25069

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

DesEsseintes wrote:
Thu 30 Nov 2017, 03:16
So everyone’s comparing wand sizes now? :roll:

Egerius, what was I again? You made me take the test once over on the IRC.

I've seen one Harry Potter film. Hated it.

*runs away before being lynched*
Nah, no lynchings here!

You might, however, be turned into a newt.

Sorry, wrong movie!
by elemtilas
Thu 30 Nov 2017, 01:33
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 822
Views: 25069

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

So I finally got round to signing onto Pottermore and completing the sorting hat quiz to determine my house and I was surprised to find I was sorted into Gryffindor and not as I had predicted Ravenclaw. Well, I am a Ravenclaw. [:D] The wand is made out of Elder wood with a Unicorn hair core, 10" in...
by elemtilas
Wed 29 Nov 2017, 21:12
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1555
Views: 115966

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

It also means that in the phrase "red apple" the head word is "red". when using "head word" that way, they'd say "apple" is the head-word of "red apple". Hmm. Were ifs and buts was candy and nuts. To me this sounds like a rather less than useful scheme! I think I'll crawl back under the Rock of Bli...