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by elemtilas
24 Feb 2019 03:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11285
Views: 903346

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I finished “moving house”. Got new drivers’ license; renewed car registration; changed banks; hired a new elder-care service; Still waiting on AT&T to give me WiFi. So none of you have been hearing from me from my 67th birthday Feb 6th until now. Figured you were on vacation! Well, happy house warm...
by elemtilas
24 Feb 2019 03:16
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1616
Views: 245110

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I want to like Salmoneus' recent post on the ZBB so much for actually stating true facts while not following the false opinions of the majority of conlangers out there, but I'm not a member there, so I'll just support him from here. My conlang and its morphosyntactic alignment thanks you [+1] [<3] ...
by elemtilas
24 Feb 2019 03:09
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1668
Views: 325761

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

I know weight isn’t good for flying creatures, but that doesn’t seem to stop writers from using dragon riders, although dragons are admittedly larger than gryphons. Dragons, IIRC, also tend to be used with a fair bit of hand-waving, with their ability to fly they way they do despite their weight be...
by elemtilas
23 Feb 2019 23:14
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 708
Views: 165334

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

For whatever it's worth, I believe this has been brought up at least once before . And I even participated in the discussion which I completely forgot. Thanks for linking this. The mods didn't even deign that thread with a comment so I guess that's that. I'd forgotten about that too! I don't think ...
by elemtilas
15 Feb 2019 06:27
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What do I need to know?
Replies: 10
Views: 212

Re: What do I need to know?

Hello, I have a few questions about what I should learn concerning conlang creation. I am very new to this forum, as I decided to use it as a learning opportunity for conlangs (that's what everyone does, right? [:S] ), but I am still a little bit confused as to what I should familiarize myself with...
by elemtilas
15 Feb 2019 04:37
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What do I need to know?
Replies: 10
Views: 212

Re: What do I need to know?

Hello, I have a few questions about what I should learn concerning conlang creation. I am very new to this forum, as I decided to use it as a learning opportunity for conlangs (that's what everyone does, right? [:S] ), but I am still a little bit confused as to what I should familiarize myself with...
by elemtilas
14 Feb 2019 17:19
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Random Conworld idea thread
Replies: 424
Views: 80570

Re: Random Conworld idea thread

Yeah, sounds realistic enough. Why send mothers to be nuns though? Wouldn't they be more useful as grandmothers? There's a reason why in most cultures, monasticism is linked to celibacy, not parenthood. Perhaps monasticism isn't linked to celibacy in that culture or religion? Perhaps it is more a l...
by elemtilas
13 Feb 2019 20:56
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How NOT to Conworld.
Replies: 231
Views: 30214

Re: How NOT to Conworld.

First, something I forgot to mention. The cultural knowledge, vocabulary and grammar for each culture's speeder program is updated every few years to keep up with changes in history, changes in laws, technological innovations, and language change. First I'd like to say that your thoughtful reply is...
by elemtilas
12 Feb 2019 19:48
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2434
Views: 247772

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

I've just finished watching "Waiting For Godot" All I've got are radishes. Nothing to be done... ...make a salad! I am reasonably sure that a salad would, existentially, be quite absurd. A salad of just radishes would be the most absurd. https://cdn.drawception.com/images/panels/2017/5-6/gTbG5EPCK7...
by elemtilas
12 Feb 2019 12:50
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2434
Views: 247772

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Lao Kou wrote:
12 Feb 2019 06:58
sangi39 wrote:
12 Feb 2019 05:01
I've just finished watching "Waiting For Godot"
All I've got are radishes. Nothing to be done...
...make a salad!
by elemtilas
12 Feb 2019 05:44
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2434
Views: 247772

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

sangi39 wrote:
12 Feb 2019 05:01
I've just finished watching "Waiting For Godot" ...
Sounds dreadful and void to me.

Waiting for Godo is as close as I'd ever want to get!
by elemtilas
09 Feb 2019 05:39
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: underused settings in world building
Replies: 45
Views: 875

Re: underused settings in world building

This is funny since, in fanfiction, while not as common as high school aus or coffee shop aus, there are at least some university aus out there. How many are based on fantasy stories and how many actually have fantasy elements I wouldn't be able to tell you. But there's definitely at least some mar...
by elemtilas
09 Feb 2019 00:43
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: underused settings in world building
Replies: 45
Views: 875

Re: underused settings in world building

I have the impression that I am sailing into blue water with my two current fiction projects. I have never seen a setting in which Elves are just humans, and Atlantis was an ancient civilization (of the said Elves) in the British Isles. So I think the Elvenpath uses a setting which is previously un...
by elemtilas
08 Feb 2019 04:03
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: underused settings in world building
Replies: 45
Views: 875

Re: underused settings in world building

I have the impression that I am sailing into blue water with my two current fiction projects. I have never seen a setting in which Elves are just humans, and Atlantis was an ancient civilization (of the said Elves) in the British Isles. So I think the Elvenpath uses a setting which is previously un...
by elemtilas
07 Feb 2019 18:03
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: underused settings in world building
Replies: 45
Views: 875

Re: underused settings in world building

I never really understood assigning genres to worlds. Worlds are too big. This is an excellent point to bring up in this thread. Worlds are too big. But how many settings are really "worlds"? Most of the time, there is one or two focus cultures and an under-defined "here be dragons". I think many c...
by elemtilas
07 Feb 2019 03:04
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: underused settings in world building
Replies: 45
Views: 875

Re: underused settings in world building

Quick example: Most members here present low fantasy conworlds with bronze age analogues or get really technical with scifi, except 1 conlanger who does urban fantasy (you go girl! [:D]). I guess I am one of the few who use "typical mixed fantasy" for the conworld. The Lehola Galaxy is based on new...
by elemtilas
06 Feb 2019 06:30
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How NOT to Conworld.
Replies: 231
Views: 30214

Re: How NOT to Conworld.

Also, what would it mean for other areas of interaction if women (or the equivalent) traveled more than men? Or if adults and young were seen as the same socially? How young is young? In the Lehola Galaxy, they have developed a technology called lifespeeding for most sapient species. After a baby i...
by elemtilas
03 Feb 2019 20:35
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1616
Views: 245110

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I thought that flick was called "Day of the Rodent of Unusual Size". I love the part when Bill Murray sacrifices himself by jumping into the gaping jaws of the giant rat-monster, all strapped up with explosives. That varmint blewed up real good, I tell you what! And then , it happens all over again...