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by Axiem
05 Nov 2018 01:50
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1136
Views: 380338

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

The Riverworld books by Philip José Farmer have a similar sort-of premise to the worldbuilding, though it apparently goes in a different direction. I agree that it's an intriguing idea for a setting. Do people re-name? Do they go by their previous name? How do they prove they are who they say they a...
by Axiem
04 Nov 2018 22:00
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1136
Views: 380338

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

Do souls bop back and forth between two worlds only, or is this a more linear arrangement like 1 > 2 > 3 > 4? Linear arrangement, though in Second Earth there's a lot of debate over whether it stops there or just keeps going to e.g. Third Earth and so on. There's probably even some people who, down...
by Axiem
04 Nov 2018 04:24
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1136
Views: 380338

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

A random idea for a story/novel/whatever I've had is that after you die in this life, you're then born in the Next Earth, which is exactly like this Earth, except everyone is born with the memories of their previous life in the First Earth. Mind, you might not be born in the same place and most cert...
by Axiem
31 Oct 2018 02:47
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 90
Views: 67042

Re: Mto

I've been working—on-again-off-again—on actually doing Mto's world map. Ultimately my goal with this is to: - End up with a reasonably topographic map of the world - Figure out a climate map - Figure out the various nations and map their current political borders Which leads to a bunch of other thin...
by Axiem
21 Sep 2018 19:53
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4405
Views: 911317

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
14 Sep 2018 04:57
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Terngatta or dragon's earth
Replies: 9
Views: 10088

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
30 Aug 2018 15:34
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 321
Views: 245350

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

elemtilas wrote:
30 Aug 2018 01:34
the deepest jungles of Brasil
It's worth noting that the original formulation of generational theory was explicitly to describe American generations.
by Axiem
21 Aug 2018 15:57
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 321
Views: 245350

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
21 Aug 2018 02:50
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 321
Views: 245350

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
20 Aug 2018 20:46
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 321
Views: 245350

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
20 Aug 2018 02:40
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 321
Views: 245350

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
18 Aug 2018 02:41
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 90
Views: 67042

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
18 Aug 2018 02:40
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread
Replies: 147
Views: 134745

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
15 Aug 2018 23:07
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1136
Views: 380338

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
31 Jul 2018 18:50
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Random Conworld idea thread
Replies: 317
Views: 101830

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
20 Jul 2018 05:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 384
Views: 148525

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
19 Jul 2018 22:34
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 384
Views: 148525

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
18 Jul 2018 05:11
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 384
Views: 148525

Re: English Orthography Reform

Zé do Rock wrote:
18 Jul 2018 00:08
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
17 Jul 2018 19:10
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1136
Views: 380338

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
17 Jul 2018 17:54
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1136
Views: 380338

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...