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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: 1630
Views: 294957

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: 1630
Views: 294957

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: 1630
Views: 294957

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: 56247

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 18:53
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6793
Views: 725656

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 03:57
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Terngatta or dragon's earth
Replies: 9
Views: 7698

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 14:34
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 737
Views: 184563

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

elemtilas wrote:
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
21 Aug 2018 20:59
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1542
Views: 212674

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
21 Aug 2018 14:57
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 737
Views: 184563

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 01:50
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 737
Views: 184563

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 19:46
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 737
Views: 184563

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 01:40
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 737
Views: 184563

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 01:41
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 90
Views: 56247

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 01:40
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread
Replies: 492
Views: 103901

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 22:07
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1630
Views: 294957

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 17:50
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Random Conworld idea thread
Replies: 399
Views: 71555

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 04:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 834
Views: 121113

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 21:38
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1542
Views: 212674

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
19 Jul 2018 21:34
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 834
Views: 121113

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 04:11
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 834
Views: 121113

Re: English Orthography Reform

Zé do Rock wrote:
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.