I understand what you're saying. I remember there was some guy (I think college-age) who joined FrathWiki awhile back, and he listed his interests as conlanging, making music, video games, and "not going to parties". I thought, I'm down with the conlanging and music, but I can't get with the video games part nor the 'not going to parties' part.KaiTheHomoSapien wrote: ↑05 Aug 2021 18:41 I have always described myself as an introvert, but I realize that I'm not quite as "hardcore" as many introverts online. For example, most introverts I know hate parties. I actually love parties, especially if I'm with a group of friends. It's true that I may start out quiet but I become more social and talkative as the party goes on to the point where I eventually feel I can talk to anybody there (alcohol often plays a role, but I don't need to be drunk to enjoy a decent-sized social gathering). I also love going to restaurants, even crowded ones, and do not shy away from bustling cxties, concerts, or other events. But I know I'm an introvert because I can only do things like this infrequently. Too much socializing and I need a break, I need some alone time, I need to sit down with a book for a while or get back to conlanging/conworlding.
Cool! So you get it too. IIRC, you mostly make a posteriori langs, right? Since Lehola is another galaxy, all of my Leholangs have to be a priori (except LIE, of course). If I were working on an a posteriori conlang, I'd probably be tearing out my long Kurt Cobain hair and beard trying to get it right!I absolutely understand the "rush" you describe. I guess I just achieve it with more difficulty. Conlanging for me can be quite laborious and it often causes me to become frustrated and dissatisfied with what I've produced. That said, when I do accomplish something worthwhile and something I'm very satisfied with (the same thing applies to my novel-writing), I become almost ecstatic. Even better is when I get to share it with others and have them appreciate it as well (granted that happens more often with my creative writing than with my conlanging/conworlding, but still).
Christian, someone with whom I work, just called me this morning and asked, "What's up?" I told him that Kankonian, a language spoken in the Lehola Galaxy that I was creating, had reached its twenty-fifth birthday. Christian said, "This I have GOT to see!", and he asked me why it wasn't in the news everywhere that a fictional language was turning 25.