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by elemtilas
Fri 17 Aug 2018, 00:53
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Plains of Áánene
Replies: 25
Views: 3128

Re: The Plains of Áánene

DesEsseintes wrote:
Thu 16 Aug 2018, 18:00
A short snippet to see if I can get this started again...
Yay! Good to see you working on this again! It's been too long.
by elemtilas
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 12:56
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1601
Views: 174815

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

I want to present a magic system I'm working on for a critique, but I'm concerned about people stealing my ideas. Looks like you're in a bit of a pickle! You want a critique of something, but it seems you don't want the critique bad enough to post here on account of trade secrets being stolen. Your...
by elemtilas
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 22:27
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Syrrth Cycle scratchpad
Replies: 14
Views: 239

Re: Micaworld scratchpad

Micamo wrote:
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 19:34
It's supposed to be me. And I'm sad.
[:'(]

Anything we can do to help unsadden you?

A blitz of cute kitten vids?

Dancing hamsters?

Hugs from the whole gang?
by elemtilas
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 15:10
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Syrrth Cycle scratchpad
Replies: 14
Views: 239

Re: Micaworld scratchpad

Micamo wrote:
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 12:49
*shrugs*
**shrugs!**
by elemtilas
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 12:39
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Syrrth Cycle scratchpad
Replies: 14
Views: 239

Re: Micaworld scratchpad

Micamo wrote:
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 12:11
It's something completely different, though I'm not afraid to take ideas from old scrapped conworlds and recycle them so you'll probably recognize a lot of stuff.
Wait, are you saying you scrapped the Tazar world and all that wonder!?
by elemtilas
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 06:43
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1376
Views: 106512

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

For non-native English speakers who may not understand the playground retort, it's (as I learned it): Sticks and stones May break my bones But words shall never harm me Nice playground advice for playground bullying. But words do mean things and the words they engender harm and inform government po...
by elemtilas
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 06:28
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1376
Views: 106512

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Then again, as always, context. Some people might be perfectly fine being called "crippled" in general, because that term isn't offensive to them, which is likely to differ depending on where they came from and when they grew up, in the same way that "coloured" might or might not be offensive to so...
by elemtilas
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 05:31
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 126
Views: 3748

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

Or Lamarck, perhaps? The Christian concept of original sin is very Lamarckian. The account of the Garden of Eden says that Adam and Eve were made sin-free. Then they both ate of the forbidden fruit and became sinful, and as a result all of their descendants should be considered sinners. Adam's sin ...
by elemtilas
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 03:14
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Two Questions From A Beginner
Replies: 7
Views: 103

Re: Two Questions From A Beginner

So, one of these is very related to conlangs, and the other, not so much. Firstly, what unique/unusual languages would you recommend to take inspiration from? I've already made languages that are based off of Romance languages like Spanish, French etc, and the Gaelic languages like Gaeilge and Wels...
by elemtilas
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 02:56
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A Taxonomy of Conlanging (help me out)
Replies: 52
Views: 3798

Re: A Taxonomy of Conlanging (help me out)

You can interpret it however you like, but the official word from me is that it is not an artlang. That's fine. And as you said, it could very well be a heartlang, except that here, heartlangs are suddenly associated as a subset of artlangs, which is a stretch imo. Indeed not! A heartlang can be an...
by elemtilas
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 02:28
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1376
Views: 106512

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

??? When the hell was “cripple” ever a slur??? I guess I must have been living in a different world! :$: [:S] [:$] I think so. I know I have! Seriously, any word in the language can be a slur: but only if we let ourselves become its victim. There was a time in our culture when a) we as children wer...
by elemtilas
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 21:07
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mata People
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Mata People

There are no physically East Asian looking people in the 31st World. Please, don't be a racist, peoples of all ethnicity should be allowed to exist in all conworlds if human exists. Why? In what way is this "racist"? Unless you're trying to make a joke, this comes across as needlessly pc. It's her ...
by elemtilas
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 21:01
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1376
Views: 106512

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I just assumed “breaking the dyke” all had something to do with a lesbian running out of money. I had no idea “dyke” was derogatory. I thought it was just shorthand slang, like “guy” or “dude”. Amy Bechdel’s comix may have influenced me. The only dykes I've ever come across are the ones that hold b...
by elemtilas
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 17:02
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2376
Views: 164556

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Isao Tomita - Debussy Arabesque No. 1 ( Snowflakes are Dancing ) This particular version, quirky and just downright silly in parts, was used as the Intro and Outro theme for the PBS program Star Hustler . It was weekly program of about 15 minutes, hosted by Jack Horkheimer of the Miami Space Transi...
by elemtilas
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 16:57
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 126
Views: 3748

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

One that I am currently working on is monotheistic, but is loosely inspired by Aztec mythology. I also really like Islamic architecture and music, and I have been wanting to write a story with genies. Now that Aztec based system I'd like to see! And yes about Levantine architecture & music. Lots of...
by elemtilas
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 05:34
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A Taxonomy of Conlanging (help me out)
Replies: 52
Views: 3798

Re: A Taxonomy of Conlanging (help me out)

I don't know enough about griuskant or the processes that gave it form to say, but from I've seen and from your above description, "artlang" seems like a good starting point. It's not so much that it is unclassifiable, it's more about the classifications here having inter-contradicting definitions,...
by elemtilas
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 05:04
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 126
Views: 3748

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

I'm not fond of White supremacist genocidal American democracy myself. The only candidates in the 2016 election I liked were Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein. For several years now I have believed that democracy is a failure and should be replaced with a leftist oligarchy. Ugh. Didn't like either of t...
by elemtilas
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 05:01
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 126
Views: 3748

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

Or Lamarck, perhaps? The Christian concept of original sin is very Lamarckian. The account of the Garden of Eden says that Adam and Eve were made sin-free. Then they both ate of the forbidden fruit and became sinful, and as a result all of their descendants should be considered sinners. Adam's sin ...
by elemtilas
Sat 11 Aug 2018, 19:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Micalangs Scratchpad
Replies: 28
Views: 575

Re: Micalangs Scratchpad

Found a file on my hard drive titled "absoluteshit.txt" and found this inside. Don't remember writing any of it. I saw your face in the sky on that last day The gods had carved your smile in starlight You said "The saddest song is not the one that goes unheard, but unsung" Though I cried out your n...