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by Torco
Wed May 16, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Writing system, not sure which one to use.
Replies: 16
Views: 1684

Re: Writing system, not sure which one to use.

Torco: oh, are you not a fan of Rossini ? [for full extreme, try this Tchaikovsky arrangement for piccolo and contrabass clarinets...] [honorable mention, from closer to your part of the world, for this Piazzolla arrangement , although the violin mostly stays out of the piccolo ranges most of the t...
by Torco
Wed May 16, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Writing system, not sure which one to use.
Replies: 16
Views: 1684

Re: Writing system, not sure which one to use.

everyone knows the superior writing system is a syllabary-logogram mix, all else is shirking one's duty as conworlder Nonsense! Alphalogography all the way! Heresy! alphalogography is too much contrast! it is like playing a double bass over a piccolo solo without anything in between. I like this id...
by Torco
Thu May 03, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Writing system, not sure which one to use.
Replies: 16
Views: 1684

Re: Writing system, not sure which one to use.

everyone knows the superior writing system is a syllabary-logogram mix, all else is shirking one's duty as conworlder
by Torco
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 19396

Re: Venting thread

Sakir wrote:Trying to make an analytic conlang, but all roads lead to Chinese. It's like the Simpsons.
and remember, you could take a page or two from English, or from this grammar of yoruba.
by Torco
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lazarus, or on the determination of habitability
Replies: 16
Views: 1500

Re: Lazarus, or on the determination of habitability

Regarding the importance of max temperature rather than average, I found an interesting thing: if temperatures rise ten degrees or so, a lot of the US, such as Chicago, would be as physically uninhabitable as the Amazon or the Sahara. We don't think of such polar areas as hot, because on average th...
by Torco
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lazarus, or on the determination of habitability
Replies: 16
Views: 1500

Re: Lazarus, or on the determination of habitability

I think this overall is a really neat idea, and even though the new map has significantly more habitability, it's in really interesting shapes that I wouldn't have expected. The big north-south swipe on the eastern continent seems like an excellent place for some interesting cultural interactions b...
by Torco
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lazarus, or on the determination of habitability
Replies: 16
Views: 1500

Re: Lazarus, or on the determination of habitability

I like the idea of humans confined to compact little habitats, perpetually on the verge of natural disasters from which they cannot flee. I imagine some of these humans may not know that other humans even exist. Oh, absolutely, especially those guys living at the couple habitable mountain ranges ne...
by Torco
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lazarus, or on the determination of habitability
Replies: 16
Views: 1500

wet-bulb temperature

wet-bulb temperature(...) Yes! thank you, this is exactly what I need, though i'll have to do some work on climatology first (sadly the pics in the church of climatology thread are gone). But it's a solid way to expend the viable, habitable area of the planet. (...) wowzers! according to your link,...
by Torco
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: The Church of Climatology: App rumblings
Replies: 110
Views: 18874

Re: The Church of Climatology: App rumblings

oh noes! the hosting on the images has gone down.
by Torco
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Life in the Colonies in the 26th Century (SF setting)
Replies: 7
Views: 2339

Re: Life in the Colonies in the 26th Century (SF setting)

Well, I mean, unless you count the invention of FTL interstellar travel - that's quite a big thing. And instead of being powered by fossil fuels from under the ground, these societies are powered by hydrocarbons mined from outer-system ice planets... you know, the older I become the more I like thi...
by Torco
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Life in the Colonies in the 26th Century (SF setting)
Replies: 7
Views: 2339

Re: Life in the Colonies in the 26th Century (SF setting)

drat, and here i was thinking 'hey! another one of the cool scifi thingies'
by Torco
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: On Tetraploidy or Parasitism
Replies: 8
Views: 1258

Re: On Tetraploidy or Parasitism

Could the A generation be non sentient, but understood as the source of the B generation and the B generation takes care of the young produced by the A generation? They'd basically have an instinct to take in young even remotely similar to them, but this would also allow for a lot of genetic mixing...
by Torco
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lazarus, or on the determination of habitability
Replies: 16
Views: 1500

Re: Lazarus, or on the determination of habitability

I'm not sure how you go about calculating temperatures - from what I've seen of real climate simulation, this is an extremely complex and contentious area. well, i'm not calculating them: what I did is more like guesstimate them out of real-world mean temperature maps of earth, which go from -30 to...
by Torco
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lazarus, or on the determination of habitability
Replies: 16
Views: 1500

Re: Lazarus, or on the determination of habitability

The only image I can see is the one with the plates. Incidentally, on the plates, my understanding is that while there are fully oceanic plates, there are no fully continental plates; instead, just parts of various plates (sometimes large portions) are continental. I'm thinking of like, the North A...
by Torco
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lazarus, or on the determination of habitability
Replies: 16
Views: 1500

Re: Lazarus, or on the determination of habitability

oh, yeah, I was going to ask if the pictures are getting displayed for anyone else: they're showing up for me but i'm hosting them weirdly
by Torco
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lazarus, or on the determination of habitability
Replies: 16
Views: 1500

Lazarus, or on the determination of habitability

Phew! I just got a pretty satisfying burst of conworlding done and wanted to share: perhaps someone might find it useful, if anything else as an example of what questions to ask in this process, if not necessarily on how to answer them. Lazarus is the name of the conworld until i come up with a bett...
by Torco
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 19396

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy

quickest godwin ever
by Torco
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: purchasing power parity
Replies: 57
Views: 5894

Re: purchasing power parity

its not like i'm a big spender, but in my experience quality greatly increases with price when it comes to sextoys. in other news, a pack of cigs here now costs three and a half lucas, which is slightly below five euros or something like that, and real estate prices are nearly five times what they w...
by Torco
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: purchasing power parity
Replies: 57
Views: 5894

Re: purchasing power parity

consider that those numbers are almost a decade old
by Torco
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 19396

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy

I was about to mock the veredict o eddying, deeming it too laxly applied: but then I read more carefuly and I must agree with the call
by Torco
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Age, Leisure Work and Motivation
Replies: 24
Views: 1763

Re: Age, Leisure Work and Motivation

hmmm... I've always been an apriorist, but perhaps its a young man's game (?) Its good to know that kids afford, rather than obliterate, opportunities to do leisure work: it's ever been my impression, probably irrational, that people have kids and their entire lifes get totally subsumed under parent...
by Torco
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: A Very Brief Explanation of the British Election
Replies: 323
Views: 20617

Re: A Very Brief Explanation of the British Election

I thought farage and the brexiteers had gotten cold feet (?)
by Torco
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Age, Leisure Work and Motivation
Replies: 24
Views: 1763

Age, Leisure Work and Motivation

Well, I'm 31. I was like 17 when I started making conlangs, and back then life was simple and leisurely: I had three months free every year, plus basically no responsibilities outside school, and school is stupidly easy. University wasn't hard either. But, as it turns out, being as old as I am right...
by Torco
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Elections in various countries
Replies: 15
Views: 1615

Re: Elections in various countries

I was outraged that he was even allowed to participate in the elections, but I guess that's South Asia for you. :-/ Meanwhile, Kerala AFAIK has basically been trolling the BJP and its allies hard and generally pissing them off. As soon as they started this BS about a nationwide beef ban, Kerala sta...
by Torco
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: climate change
Replies: 60
Views: 3749

Re: Zizekian We

@rotting >Right, and where are the refugees from Brazil going to go? I dunno, brazil is quite big. and I'm sure they'd be welcome in argentina, chile, uruguay, paraguay if it came to that (which it won't, brazil is colossally empty) I'm not claiming it's going to be cheap or painless, but its not go...