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by elemtilas
14 Apr 2015 16:51
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World
Replies: 360
Views: 156374

Re: Some Snippets from The World

[tick] Here's how I deal with this problem: Biology on my conworld doesn't repeat Earth's. However, it does rhyme quite a bit. Evolution likes to invent the same basic blueprints for the same problems, over and over again. This is what biologists like to call "convergent evolution" but I don't like ...
by elemtilas
14 Apr 2015 16:35
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Multiverse Inn
Replies: 575
Views: 64145

Re: The Multiverse Inn

And this (taps on the screen of his laptop) isn't painted at all. It is recorded by this little hole (points at the small camera above the screen) - an artificial eye. That isn't a soul trap - what your eyes see isn't trapped either. Canash edges over towards the strange picture in the window of th...
by elemtilas
14 Apr 2015 16:19
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Multiverse Inn
Replies: 575
Views: 64145

Re: The Multiverse Inn

Ruvilau, who has been sitting silently for a while, flabbergasted by the strange array of monsters that came in (talking giant centipede?!) seems to find some kind of solace in Canash’s words. - What your spirits are saying makes sense to me. I still don’t quite understand how it is possible for wo...
by elemtilas
14 Apr 2015 15:56
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Multiverse Inn
Replies: 575
Views: 64145

Re: The Multiverse Inn

(Holds up a small hemispherical device with a dim purple light in the center) I don't know of any devices that can so truly negate a force like dwimmery -- the philosophers say they are fundamental. I have heard of people who are able to eat dwimmery and thus defy its effects; but they can not dest...
by elemtilas
14 Apr 2015 03:01
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World
Replies: 360
Views: 156374

Re: Some Snippets from The World

[tick] Last night was dreary! I could hear the rain pelting against the slats of our wain's wooden shutters. Last night I was glad we don't have windows of real glass because then I'd just be startled by all the lightning. I was also glad for the pelting rain for another reason...it masked the shame...
by elemtilas
13 Apr 2015 19:53
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: You
Replies: 850
Views: 121083

Re: You

Not sure what thread this should go in; I decided on this one, perhaps incorrectly. I had baryiatric (I know I'm misspelling it; I think my spelling ought to be the correct one) surgery a week ago yesterday morning. I'm doing just fine now. Didn't see this earlier, but I also wish you a speedy reco...
by elemtilas
13 Apr 2015 18:35
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Hobbies/interests
Replies: 101
Views: 14585

Re: Hobbies/interests

Tincture of time and pills of practice: that's what the doctor orders! Thanks a lot for your encouraging words. Maybe that was exactly what I needed. So I guess I should "annoy" you all with my creative stuff, even if it's not as good as other conlanger's/conworlder's work, until I improve. [:D] Su...
by elemtilas
13 Apr 2015 18:27
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Multiverse Inn
Replies: 575
Views: 64145

Re: The Multiverse Inn

Spacecabdriver is starting to feel lost. He wonders whether "dwimmery" has anything to do with the "do what I mean" macro-instruction. He decides to quit trying to keep up. Spacecabdriver: Canash, are you usually telepathic, or just while in this Inn? Hello again! Usually? No, actually. It's kind o...
by elemtilas
12 Apr 2015 16:08
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Hobbies/interests
Replies: 101
Views: 14585

Re: Hobbies/interests

I guess I like nearly everything that has to do with creativity: drawing, writing, and of course conlanging and conworlding. Unfurtunately, I'm not very good in one of my hobbies, but "average". However, I have that quite unrealistic dream that I could write a novel about my conworlds, including co...
by elemtilas
11 Apr 2015 23:05
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: [WOTS] World of Twin Suns - Primordial Goo
Replies: 44
Views: 4959

Re: [WOTS] World of Twin Suns - Primordial Goo

Thanks elemtilas. After I wrote the first post I realized I was trying to copy Micamo’s stories in a way and that this kind of narrative isn’t really in line with how I think about the World of the Twin Suns. I am going to continue the stories if anybody’s interested, but otherwise I would like to ...
by elemtilas
11 Apr 2015 21:49
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: [WOTS] World of Twin Suns - Primordial Goo
Replies: 44
Views: 4959

Re: [WOTS] World of Twin Suns - Primordial Goo

As some of you know from other threads, I am working on a conworld called the World of Twin Suns. It is still pretty much in a state of flux and nothing is really set in stone, but I feel encouraged by Micamo’s and elemtilas’ threads to share my results so far. Maybe someone will find them interest...
by elemtilas
11 Apr 2015 21:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: How many conlangs have you made?
Replies: 34
Views: 5082

Re: How many conlangs have you made?

Bløjhvåtterskyll is my first and only conlang, with around 1300-1400 words (not counting numbers). How many conlangs have you made and how far are they developed? The official tally is 86. Thirty seven of them are related to the World; the other forty nine are, well, not. The vast majority are not ...
by elemtilas
11 Apr 2015 20:39
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlangs Monthly - A Call for Submissions
Replies: 4
Views: 1004

Re: Conlangs Monthly - A Call for Submissions

Conlangs Monthly is a magazine published on a monthly basis that is dedicated to publishing articles concerning linguistics, literature, and guidance on conlanging as well as conworlding. We welcome articles, poems, stories etc written by our readers and others, and are happy to include them in the...
by elemtilas
11 Apr 2015 20:34
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Multiverse Inn
Replies: 575
Views: 64145

Re: The Multiverse Inn

I think it is someone who is able to manipulate dwimmery with some ease...perhaps a little like how we can. At least that is how many Men seem to mean it. Others, though, seem to mean only a fellow Man who can heal with herbs. I should like to talk about these "witches" more with Rowan. They sound ...
by elemtilas
11 Apr 2015 20:17
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World
Replies: 360
Views: 156374

Re: Some Snippets from The World

[tick] Miserea+Pharaoh... Have you taken inspiration from the Hebrew Mitzrayim or is it a coincidence? Given all the other near-misses it's unlikely most of them are coincidences. Pretty sure elemtilas intends most of them. But he can say. Thank you for your confidence! It is, ultimately I think, a ...
by elemtilas
11 Apr 2015 14:28
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World
Replies: 360
Views: 156374

Re: Some Snippets from The World

[tick] Thanks for the geography primer. I was traveling the last few days but had it downloaded on my iPad to read. Is Gea smaller than our Earth or does it generally have bigger states? Or do you perhaps only paint it in broad strokes? Hope it was useful! I know only that a fellow called Eratosthan...
by elemtilas
11 Apr 2015 07:28
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Multiverse Inn
Replies: 575
Views: 64145

Re: The Multiverse Inn

In walks in a strange-looking being, half the size of a human and covered in indigo-colored fur (but still wearing clothes). His monochromatic red eyes look over the other, taller people with a faint glimpse of fear and excitement. "You all look friendly... hopefully. In case any of you care, my fi...
by elemtilas
11 Apr 2015 07:20
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Multiverse Inn
Replies: 575
Views: 64145

Re: The Multiverse Inn

Spacecabdriver thinks: this Canash person seems to be able to answer questions I only thought, and haven't yet asked out loud! interesting! Spacecabdriver: I stopped at the last big spaceport before exiting Reptigan volume, and went to the bar at the western edge of the duty-free zone. (In Reptigan...
by elemtilas
11 Apr 2015 04:40
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Multiverse Inn
Replies: 575
Views: 64145

Re: The Multiverse Inn

"I'm Rowan" she says, ignoring the man completely "and I'm from the coast. He isn't, but try telling his people that." [O.o] Canash stands up to full height, which, admittedly, is not very far: What is it with everyone thinking I'm a demon!? Anyway, you two should talk about dwimmery -- you just po...
by elemtilas
11 Apr 2015 00:35
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Multiverse Inn
Replies: 575
Views: 64145

Re: The Multiverse Inn

I'm sorry, but I can't make head or tail of the runes in your crystal. Can your box not speak? Because when you speak Buonavallese, the sound of it reminds me of the Rumeliards. Runes?! That's all Roman letters. Runes have been used by the Goths... my Gothic peoples a long time ago, until they conv...