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by Axiem
Fri 21 Sep 2018, 18:53
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6714
Views: 563498

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

It's some American comedian's routine that is parroted as a meme by internet people, mostly by Americans, as gospel despite having forgotten its origin. When was this comedy routine you're referring to (that I've never heard of) done? Because I heard people (primarily women) expressing distaste wit...
by Axiem
Fri 14 Sep 2018, 03:57
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Terngatta or dragon's earth
Replies: 9
Views: 775

Re: Terngatta or dragon's earth

High concept: dragon riders in a post post-apocalyptic setting. Sounds interesting! Rogga Randomly, this word is used as a slur in N. K. Jemisin's Broken Earth trilogy. Depending on how much your audience overlaps with people who read Hugo-winning novels, this might cause weird associations for som...
by Axiem
Thu 30 Aug 2018, 14:34
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 706
Views: 119567

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

elemtilas wrote:
Thu 30 Aug 2018, 00:34
the deepest jungles of Brasil
It's worth noting that the original formulation of generational theory was explicitly to describe American generations.
by Axiem
Tue 21 Aug 2018, 20:59
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1480
Views: 131592

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Don't delete xer account. It's a validation of xer anger. Axiem accidentally ticked xer off on the discord channel by saying that he gets frustrated when xie vents. What I was trying to say—albeit poorly—was that it's frustrating that all I can offer to help is some words of advice. It was poorly p...
by Axiem
Tue 21 Aug 2018, 14:57
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 706
Views: 119567

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

Yes, but I think the general use of the term has shifted over time. I mean, the number of people (generally Boomers) who basically just use it to mean "kids these days"... (But I'm going with the definition that all the polling firms use, which is early-80's-to-mid-90's) Whereas I've found a major ...
by Axiem
Tue 21 Aug 2018, 01:50
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 706
Views: 119567

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

Personally, I think that, sociologically, it makes more sense to divide between 'Generation Y' or, say, 'X 2.0' or whatever and 'Millennials' proper. There are some people who are calling the early wave of the Millennials the Xennials, or Oregon Trail generation. That is, the people who had an anal...
by Axiem
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 19:46
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 706
Views: 119567

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

My 1979-born peers ... We were called Generation Y... By the end of the decade, even the oldest American Millennials were too young to legally purchase at a bar. ... in the 2007-2008 school year, when the oldest Millennials were 28-29, and the youngest were still preschoolers Based on Wikipedia : A...
by Axiem
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 01:40
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 706
Views: 119567

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

where can American teens go to get some artisanal alcohol that won't police/enforce America's 21 drinking age? I'm not actually sure if the "artisanal alcohol" scene was a thing in 2007, but that could also be my corner of America, and the fact that I don't really drink. I certainly didn't hear abo...
by Axiem
Sat 18 Aug 2018, 01:41
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 89
Views: 17916

Re: Mto

Next question: Inaccessible or hard-to-reach places in your conworld? There's an island in the middle of the Eastern Ocean (for which I still need a better name) that's a perfect square, with sheer stone sides that go straight up a good hundred or two hundred feet. The stone itself is enchanted eno...
by Axiem
Sat 18 Aug 2018, 01:40
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread
Replies: 490
Views: 77421

Re: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread

Next question: Inaccessible or hard-to-reach places in your conworld? There's an island in the middle of the Eastern Ocean (for which I still need a better name) that's a perfect square, with sheer stone sides that go straight up a good hundred or two hundred feet. The stone itself is enchanted eno...
by Axiem
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 22:07
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1604
Views: 192097

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

My personal experience is that ideas are a dime a dozen; what really matters is execution. And two people will often take the same core idea and run in two very different ways with it. I'd say posting your ideas for critique—especially of world aspects or magic systems—you have very little to worry ...
by Axiem
Tue 31 Jul 2018, 17:50
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Random Conworld idea thread
Replies: 396
Views: 48685

Re: Random Conworld idea thread

The "character" of Magic in El Goonish Shive does that sort of thing, changing how magic works every so often for reasons. (And, the people affected get the chance to influence how it changes). Also, the immortals are (at the time I'm writing this) potentially debating changing the rules that preven...
by Axiem
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 04:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 821
Views: 85531

Re: English Orthography Reform

I don't see that as an accurate description of the conversation. As well, not everyone on this forum is male; please don't assume that I am or that anyone else is.

That all said, I've no real interest in discussing the topic further. Have fun! 💁🏼‍♀️
by Axiem
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 21:38
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1480
Views: 131592

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

A roomba is a good way to keep the public parts of the floor relatively clean on a daily/couple-of-daysly basis. However, from my experience, it's not a good replacement for having an actual vacuum cleaner on hand. Even when I owned a roomba, I'd still want to vacuum for real every month or two, and...
by Axiem
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 21:34
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 821
Views: 85531

Re: English Orthography Reform

Or something. Fair, I could have just ignored it. But I also find the technique of "quote someone who clearly disagrees with me to argue with them and then say 'Let's just agree to disagree' when they continue to articulate their position" to also be annoying. If you want to engage someone based on...
by Axiem
Wed 18 Jul 2018, 04:11
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 821
Views: 85531

Re: English Orthography Reform

Zé do Rock wrote:
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 23:08
i dont see that we'r reech an agreement on this. Lets agree that we dont agree.
Then don't randomly quote me to drag me into a conversation to faun over your spelling/grammar reform.
by Axiem
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 18:10
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1604
Views: 192097

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

They're tidally locked, I'm talking about the time it takes for them to rotate around the earth, which really is dependent on mass. Yes, the (theoretical) orbital period is a function of the masses of the two bodies and the distance between them. The general nomenclature is still to refer to a body...
by Axiem
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 16:54
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1604
Views: 192097

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

Well maybe they are not all moon-sized exactly; the innermost could be about 15-20 arcminutes (Luna is about 30), the second could be 20-25, and the outermost could be 25-30. By "size", are you referring to the angular diameter from the planet's surface, then? I thought you were talking about the a...
by Axiem
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 16:51
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1604
Views: 192097

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

Well I put them in a gravity simulator but all the moons I put in it start flinging off the planet within less than a year, even if I give them stable orbital resonance frequencies. Which is why I'm wondering if what I'm proposing is too impossible. If the simulator throws them out, then yeah, you'...
by Axiem
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 16:43
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 821
Views: 85531

Re: English Orthography Reform

Doubled, it's /i/ Yes, that's fair. single, it's /ɛ/ when stressed and /ɪ/ or /ə/ (depending on dialect) when unstressed So, is stress marked? Or am I supposed to be familiar with the word already to know where the stress goes? Also, I thought the point of the exercise was to remove the "depending ...