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by Torco
20 Jan 2021 03:23
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Lesson/Guide Requests
Replies: 316
Views: 188327

Re: Lesson/Guide Requests

I'd be down for that, sounds cool.

I don't think I know enough about modern nahuatl to ask any very interesting questions tho [xD]
by Torco
20 Jan 2021 03:15
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Torco's north pole of a moon
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Torco's north pole of a moon

A few maps (hopefully they now are visible) A polar view of the north pole continent. the red thing is the horizon past which you can't see the Jovian anymore. Adar is the bit I've done any work on. It's a pretty wet and mostly covered in a sort of perpetual spring in Oregon kind of thing. https://...
by Torco
13 Jan 2021 15:44
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Torco's north pole of a moon
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Torco's north pole of a moon

Sure, I'll do that. The fall of the pianar was more of a collapse of a system than anything else: a lot of Pianar culture and institutions kept existing, but even for a territory that was maybe as big as new south wales, an economic and political system based on oaths and promises can, I figure, be ...
by Torco
11 Jan 2021 01:41
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Torco's north pole of a moon
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Torco's north pole of a moon

Thanks, guys. I've a a fair bit of stuff I've already written, so there's likely going to be more on this. I too want to zoom in into the terraforming facilities and the various leftover infrastructure from the Probe, so there'll be a fair bit of that. Alas, about the people of the outside hemispher...
by Torco
09 Jan 2021 04:44
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to start making a conlang?
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: How to start making a conlang?

I think what Sal calls a commercial conlang is kind of the same thing as naturalistic artlangs: even if we say the intent is different, is it though? those little easter eggs in klingon, well, they sure seem like artistic licence to me within the framework of naturalism. It's in both cases a conlang...
by Torco
09 Jan 2021 04:03
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Torco's north pole of a moon
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Torco's north pole of a moon

Day and Night The moon is tidally locked around the planet and revolves once around it every 41 hours: thus it has a 20,5 hour day and a 20,5 hour night in the outside hemisphere. The inside hemisphere is, however, a bit more complicated: the planet in the sky looks very large and at any time in wh...
by Torco
04 Jan 2021 00:39
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Torco's north pole of a moon
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Torco's north pole of a moon

so during 2020 I had a lot more free time than usual. good thing is, a bunch of conworld ideas ended up congealing in my mind and taking shape. I'll put some of that on this thread. The Premise Inanna started its life as a body not unlike a runt mars: a small (for a planet) chunk of metal and rock w...
by Torco
29 Dec 2020 17:43
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The World of Einea
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: The World of Einea

seconded, it makes me feel my domestic wildebeest aren't that unusual.
by Torco
29 Dec 2020 07:08
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Yantas - Birth of a New World
Replies: 117
Views: 37656

Re: Yantas - Birth of a New World

I'm glad I took the time to read this thread (though I really should sleep). The maps are cool, and I like the process. The region the map is centered on reminds me of middle earth, but better: no silly mordor.
by Torco
29 Dec 2020 06:53
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The World of Einea
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: The World of Einea

Ah, you had. nice

I like the maps! no, for real. they're pragmatic, and I kinda do the same tbh. How's about something on the general way of life of these people? tech level, that kinda thing. preindustrial agriculturalists? star-wars like interstellar empire frontiersmen?
by Torco
29 Dec 2020 06:45
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introduction thread(s)
Replies: 653
Views: 237852

Re: Introduction thread(s)

same tbh xD

welcome to the board. I'm also more of a worldbuilder than a conlanger, even though I got into langing first. do make a post about einea if you haven't [:D]
by Torco
27 Dec 2020 02:17
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: A (Very Rough) Galactic Empire Population Model
Replies: 29
Views: 1854

Re: A (Very Rough) Galactic Empire Population Model

FTR, my main SF setting, where terraforming is expensive and there are hostile aliens, does indeed have a lot of small settlements like this, along with a small number of full colony worlds. yeah, I remember it was p cool. there was mining of tholins in the outer planets, which at the time i rememb...
by Torco
23 Dec 2020 01:32
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: A (Very Rough) Galactic Empire Population Model
Replies: 29
Views: 1854

Re: A (Very Rough) Galactic Empire Population Model

it's all good. tho, hey, man, we all go for unelegant solutions when elegance doesn't matter: did i tell you about the time I made a rudimentary time tracking system on google docs for my company? [:D] A lot of this will probably be human capital costs. When you create a colony, you're going to want...
by Torco
18 Dec 2020 17:32
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: A (Very Rough) Galactic Empire Population Model
Replies: 29
Views: 1854

Re: A (Very Rough) Galactic Empire Population Model

This is a cool model. I'm reminded of Battletech's inner sphere vs the outer periphery. what are you running the numbers on? would you want to maybe share the code? - similarly, I've assumed that pioneer worlds with a population under 100,000 (and rings where the average planet has a population unde...
by Torco
10 Nov 2020 17:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 372
Views: 36705

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

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by Torco
10 Nov 2020 00:53
Forum: Language Learning & Non-English
Topic: Tema de conversación español/castellano | Spanish Conversation Thread
Replies: 654
Views: 186726

Re: Tema de conversación español/castellano | Spanish Conversation Thread

oye si algun wn quiere aprender dialecto chileno lo apaño de pana mis wachos. [}:D] [}:D] [}:D]
by Torco
10 Nov 2020 00:28
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 372
Views: 36705

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

All this controversy about nanowrimo kinda makes me wanna do nanowrimo. EDIT: while outlining a plot for that project, i decided "well, i'm gonna go to https://thispersondoesnotexist.com for inspiration for characters". the pictures are quite vivid: you really get a feeling of this is a person, and ...
by Torco
09 Nov 2020 23:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Philosophy
Replies: 11
Views: 935

Re: Philosophy

s o l i p s i s u m u

also, hello. it's nice to feel remembered after all these years, tbh. =)
by Torco
09 Nov 2020 18:44
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Philosophy
Replies: 11
Views: 935

Re: Philosophy

I agree that there's probably more percapita interest in philosophy amongst conlangers than there is in the general population, but if pressed I'd just attribute that to the fact that conlangers are nerds, and nerds like nerdy things, and philo is nerdy: I don't imagine that there's more of it among...
by Torco
09 Nov 2020 18:04
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How necessary are noun cases?
Replies: 26
Views: 1785

Re: How necessary are noun cases?

all languages have all possible cases, in the sense that you _can_ use the equivalent noun "cat" as an agent/subject/whatever of a verb (nominative), or to indicate the place where the cat is (locative) or to mean that the cat was used for some purpose (instrumental]), etcetera. similarly, all langu...