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by alynnidalar
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 16:00
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 86
Views: 10285

Re: Mto

I suppose such a world might simply not develop long-term, long-lasting art (or any other thing), if they can be so easily destroyed. They'd likely be more about art through experiences (e.g. theater or the experience of watching a sculptor create a sculpture) than the finished product.
by alynnidalar
Thu 01 Feb 2018, 21:30
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: My alternate world, and a calculation to find which latitude you'd be in
Replies: 28
Views: 3160

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

I think this is the link you mean:

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Any particular reason for choosing that area?
by alynnidalar
Fri 26 Jan 2018, 15:18
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Dalar: Culture, Biology, and Other Things I Think Of
Replies: 35
Views: 6798

Re: The Dalar: Culture, Biology, and Other Things I Think Of

How about a new post? Let's talk about Elten. Elten is the capital of Sanmra. It's located in the largest enclave in the world, at almost 25 square miles; about a third of that is the city itself, and the remaining two-thirds are rural, primarily woods. (some farming is done in the enclave, but most...
by alynnidalar
Mon 22 Jan 2018, 18:10
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Star Wars Universe Discussion [Split Topic]
Replies: 102
Views: 12138

Re: Star Wars Universe Discussion [Split Topic]

The sidequest to the casino planet does seem a bit... or a lot... random. But I do think it's important thematically, and if it or something like it hadn't been in the movie, it would've been missing something. It's the only part of the movie that shows something beyond either the Resistance/First O...
by alynnidalar
Sat 20 Jan 2018, 00:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammuary 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 3976

Re: Grammuary 2018

It's also a bit rude to act like others should just know everything about your language, when you don't even have a link to your grammar in your post. Do you even have a thread on your conlang? We're not going to learn anything about it if you don't tell us about it.
by alynnidalar
Wed 17 Jan 2018, 18:59
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1207
Views: 67602

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Y'know, I hadn't even thought of dehydration. I've had problems with headaches from not drinking enough in the past, but it didn't even occur to me that it might be a factor this time, too. I should watch how much I drink and see if it helps.
by alynnidalar
Wed 17 Jan 2018, 15:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11032
Views: 629142

Re: What did you accomplish today?

After a bit of a vacation from conlanging, I started working on my new Tirina grammar again yesterday. I've got some phonology, morphology, and a good chunk of a chapter on nouns together; when I finish the chapter on nouns ("finish", I say, as if one could ever finish such a thing) I might post it ...
by alynnidalar
Wed 17 Jan 2018, 15:43
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1207
Views: 67602

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Been getting headaches at work lately. Not sure why. I've been drinking a lot more tea at work, so I'm wondering if that's somehow causing them?? (but I like this kind of tea, and would rather not give it up...) My only other thought is allergies, but it's the middle of winter and the temperature is...
by alynnidalar
Mon 15 Jan 2018, 17:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Formatting
Replies: 7
Views: 672

Re: Formatting

Resurrecting this a bit for my personal view on the topic... I use ConWorkShop for my lexicon storage. CWS is ultimately just a fancy interface for a database, so as with Iyionaku, it's not inherently ordered either English -> conlang or conlang -> English. When I search the database, I don't consis...
by alynnidalar
Fri 12 Jan 2018, 04:11
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1207
Views: 67602

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

This probably isn't what you're looking for, but when you say "manga" and "fantasy-adventure" and "mythology" and implied "easy to find", I have to think of Dragonball. I know the later parts of the manga and the DBZ anime get sci-fi/actiony, but the early manga is vaguely based off Journey to the W...
by alynnidalar
Fri 12 Jan 2018, 03:52
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Calendars (for Earth and for conworlds)
Replies: 23
Views: 2403

Re: Calendars (for Earth and for conworlds)

Here's an article on the Sanmran calendar . In short, it's a 365-day calendar consisting of 12 months of 31 or 30 days each (the first month has 30 days, the second has 31, and so on back and forth until the last month, which breaks the pattern by also having 30 days). The year begins in mid-April,...
by alynnidalar
Wed 10 Jan 2018, 21:51
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: One third of the way through the decade
Replies: 74
Views: 8529

Re: One third of the way through the decade

I wouldn't say it was a "minor, occasional" genre for the whole naughties. Summer of 2008 was called "Superhero Summer". At the time, it certainly felt that way. But in retrospect it's clear the superhero genre was only gearing up. 2008 may have had a lot of popular superhero movies by the standard...
by alynnidalar
Wed 10 Jan 2018, 18:52
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1207
Views: 67602

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Hello everybody! I've been out of the loop for awhile (not really sure why--got busy at work, I guess), but trying to get more active again. I've been more visibly lurking around the ZBB lately so here I am over here as well. As an update on my personal status, I have switched to a new project at wo...
by alynnidalar
Tue 12 Sep 2017, 16:52
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1207
Views: 67602

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Onodera Itsunori may be the nicest sounding name I've ever heard in any language. Japanese is soooooo euphonic! This is my cellar door . I've no opinions whatsoever about the politician; just came across his name in a news article. I agree completely about Japanese's euphony, and that's an amazing-...
by alynnidalar
Fri 08 Sep 2017, 15:05
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 86
Views: 10285

Re: Mto

I'm reminded a bit of the Daedra in the Elder Scrolls--if you dedicate yourself to a particular Daedra (even if you don't intend to, e.g. if you're a werewolf), they get a claim on your soul after death. It's a matter of some speculation in the fandom of what happens if you end up doing this with mu...
by alynnidalar
Wed 30 Aug 2017, 16:53
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Portraits of Four Weddings.
Replies: 16
Views: 1850

Re: Portraits of Four Weddings.

This is a great idea and I'm really enjoying it! The two are strikingly different, in good ways.

I'm curious if the relationship between these different locations will come out in any of these vignettes, or if they take place too far apart for that.
by alynnidalar
Fri 25 Aug 2017, 21:09
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1207
Views: 67602

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I've never heard that advice before, and I've never had a problem... but I guess I generally wash bulky stuff on its own, because otherwise I worry it won't have enough room to move around and wash properly. Honestly, I don't even divide stuff up by color; I wash my sheets, towels, underwear, and so...
by alynnidalar
Fri 25 Aug 2017, 15:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 538
Views: 38498

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Inkcube, I like your theories a lot. In particular, I find your explanation for the origin of /f/ very satisfying! (I don't actually participate in these things, as my theories would be hilariously incorrect due to my inexperience, but I really enjoy reading what everyone else has to say and seeing ...
by alynnidalar
Fri 25 Aug 2017, 15:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2789
Views: 179814

Re: Yay or Nay?

Could always throw in some sort of metathesis, if you didn't want to just use the original fortition rule?
by alynnidalar
Thu 24 Aug 2017, 20:36
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2341
Views: 138528

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Watched Sailor Moon Crystal. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ If anyone's actually interested, I think it's generally a pretty decent show. The original anime suffered pretty seriously from pacing problems; it took soooo looooong to do anything and all the filler led to weird plotholes and pacing. And of course the infamo...