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Wordbuilding Course Materials I just bought The Gazeteer Writer's Manual to go along with Holly's material. It will help me write the companion book. Thanks Peter for sending this site. I'm
Nicole Valicia Thompson-Andrews
3:49 AM
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Re: World building academy: Dangerous advice worldbuilding only enou I've started keeping plot idea notes. My mom's idea. I also have a couple of plot idea books. One of them is a book of character ideas and the other is a book
Nicole Valicia Thompson-Andrews
3:49 AM
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Re: World building academy: Dangerous advice worldbuilding only enou ... I think perhaps you've left out a word. The article of course ISN'T advocating  worldbuilding only what you need to write the story. And that's not really
Padraic Brown
Apr 16
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Re: World building academy: Dangerous advice worldbuilding only enou Thanks for the link, I've signed up for the mailing list. Holly Lisle has the same adiice to only worldbuild what you neeed. I've saved the pdf file. I feel
Nicole Valicia Thompson-Andrews
Apr 16
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World building academy: Dangerous advice worldbuilding only enough http://world-building.com/free/enough-worldbuilding-to-support-the-story/ excerpt, read the whole thing: The advice to worldbuild only enough to support the
Peter G
Apr 15
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Re: The Incest Concept No, it's not that telepathy or pheromones won't work. You are setting it up so that telepathy and pheromones aren't being used in a way that turns off the
Peter G
Apr 15
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Re: Adultery vs Affair was re: RE: [conculture] Tripple Vission I'm confused because you have failed to quote any of the previous message. It sounds like you need to use a real dictionary and look up what an affair and what
Peter G
Apr 15
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Re: The Incest Concept Ok. Telepathy and pharramones won't work. If I keep the test, then that makes it socially unacceptable. Something else has to turn off the attraction.
Nicole Valicia Thompson-Andrews
Apr 15
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Re: The Incest Concept Yes, a third party would do the test. It would be done when the couple and couple's families' approve the match, and the match has been reapproved by the
Nicole Valicia Thompson-Andrews
Apr 15
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Adultery vs Affair was re: RE: [conculture] Tripple Vission I'm confused. He's spending more time with another woman. He's just claiming he's going on business trips. There are some normal trips he goes on, but these
Nicole Valicia Thompson-Andrews
Apr 15
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Re: The Incest Concept Well, except that rather than solve the issue of making it impossible for them to commit incest you have just ignored the problem.  If the idea was important
Peter G
Apr 15
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Re: The Incest Concept Good point. The virguins don't rule the Yemorans, though Ymorans think that. The virguins just have advanced technology. Making it a social and illegal taboo
Nicole Valicia Thompson-Andrews
Apr 15
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Re: The Incest Concept Nicole, The problems with your ideas on Yemoran's not being able to commit incest is not showing it vs telling it.  It's the mechanics of the idea.  You
Peter G
Apr 15
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Re: Tripple Vission No, right list, luckily. I was replying to the message about adultery. I should have changed the subject line.
Nicole Valicia Thompson-Andrews
Apr 15
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Re: The Incest Concept Maybe since Yemorans are telepaths, they could uncontrollably lose interest in the person if they're related. That could be shown, then someone could suggest
Nicole Valicia Thompson-Andrews
Apr 15
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Re: The Incest Concept "chronic logopaucionullism"? You made that up. Does that count as conlang if you use Greek or Latin roots? ... From: conculture@yahoogroups.com
Christine Malec
Apr 15
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Re: The Incest Concept ...   Makes sense.     ... I think she said twas a third party that would do this kind of test.   ...   Absolutely. Though I would argue that this isn't
Padraic Brown
Apr 15
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Re: Tripple Vission OK, although I think you just blew up your plot line again.  There is no adultery or an affair with what you've written.  Peter ... business trips etc. ...
Peter G
Apr 15
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Re: Tripple Vission Um. Are you sure that was intended for this group and not another group? See, this is what Peter was getting at: when you don't quote ánything from the
Padraic Brown
Apr 15
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Re: Tripple Vission He spends mor time with her than his wife, just claiming business trips etc. Thanks for clearing that up. Pen name: Mellissa Green Blog
Nicole Valicia Thompson-Andrews
Apr 15
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Re: Birds and insects Alright, that does it! I'm going to have to add that to my entry on this particular conlang... Now just to sort out where this púnitively punny conlang is
Padraic Brown
Apr 14
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Re: Birds and insects And of course when you call out "Marrko, marrko!!" (O monk, monk!) the expected reply will be "polo!" which will mean "I'm coming!". Just my contribution for
Roger Mills
Apr 14
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Re: The Incest Concept I assume the pheromone test is one in which pheromones are analyzed to determine information about the one who produced them. I think it’s speculated that
    Christine Malec
    Apr 14
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    Re: The Incest Concept What is a pheromone test? In other words, what are you testing? Whether someone is producing them, or sensing them, or their functionality, or something else
    Padraic Brown
    Apr 14
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    Re: The Incest Concept You are supposed to be a writer. How about writing more than a sentence, especially when you don't quote stuff.  So, what part of it don't you understand?
    Peter G
    Apr 14
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    Re: The Incest Concept I'm not sure how the pharamone test would wok either. Pen name: Mellissa Green Blog www.theworldofyemora.wordpress.com Twitter @GreenNovelsLive ... This email
    Nicole Valicia Thompson-Andrews
    Apr 14
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    Re: birds and insects ... While Lewis didn't get anywhere near as much into conlanging as Tolkien, he certainly did invent at least one language (or some part(s) thereof -- Old
    Padraic Brown
    Apr 13
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    Re: birds and insects Tolkien and C. S. Louis were not inventing languages, but I've always been a fan of their name inventions. The names always evoke the right things. I've tried
    Christine Malec
    Apr 13
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    Re: birds and insects ... Great! You're half-way there, then... Many conlangers started out, quite naturally, by making what we call naming languages. Others start out with relexes
    Padraic Brown
    Apr 12
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    Re: birds and insects A naming language is something I can get my head around a little more easily. Those are great suggestions. I'm already doing that to a certain extent. I have
    Christine Malec
    Apr 12
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