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General Misc. / Re: SA Chess Club
« on: November 08, 2014, 02:10:44 pm »
The 2014 world championship has started! Follow along:

General Misc. / Re: Neat language things
« on: November 05, 2014, 12:31:27 pm »
Single word grammatically correct sentences:

Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.

(to help you parse: The buffalo from Buffalo who are buffaloed by buffalo from Buffalo, buffalo (verb) other buffalo from Buffalo.)

Some good links at the bottom of that wiki page.

The semantic satiation link is especially apt:

Introduce Yourself / Re: Hello there!
« on: October 30, 2014, 11:05:55 pm »
Welcome! Have fun with your first reading. I enjoyed Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon and Baroque Cycle, and I hope to read some of his standalone novels in the near future.

Introduce Yourself / Re: Comrades.
« on: October 27, 2014, 11:45:33 am »
Hello and welcome!

General Misc. / Re: Neat language things
« on: October 22, 2014, 12:51:58 pm »
i'm not sure if i get it!  do you have an example?

The examples used in the article are "set in" and "cause" which, by themselves, are neutral words and can be used to present anything positive or negative that is set in or caused. However, they generally are associated with negative things for some reason, e.g., rot setting in or an accident being caused.

General Misc. / Re: Neat language things
« on: October 15, 2014, 11:52:03 am »

Complete with paradox!

Wonderful!  Reminds me of that joke "shouldn't monosyllabic be a smaller word?"


Here's an effect that describes the change in connotation of words that happens over time as language evolves; a principle that is very important to would-be movers of the thousandfold thought:

General Misc. / Re: Neat language things
« on: October 12, 2014, 02:41:32 pm »

General Misc. / Re: Bakker Cover Art
« on: September 25, 2014, 12:29:35 pm »
I don't have my books with me, so I can't take nice pictures of the covers that I have. However, as far as the original trilogy goes, I have hardcover editions, and the art on the jackets looks something like:

General Misc. / Re: PoN and custom leather book bindings (a dream)
« on: August 25, 2014, 05:59:06 pm »
Are there any copyright issues with selling bound books? Does the artistic nature of bookbinding make it a derivative product and thus fair use?

General Earwa / Re: T-Shirt Ideas!!
« on: July 26, 2014, 01:14:19 pm »
That made me laugh, Ozark.  Here you go!

 Very nice ;D

General Earwa / Re: Favorite tSA Book
« on: July 26, 2014, 01:13:16 pm »
Probably tDtCB due to the chapters with Kellhus and Cnaiur on their way to the holy war.

General Misc. / Re: PoN and custom leather book bindings (a dream)
« on: June 29, 2014, 01:36:49 pm »
I dream of something similar: to have each of my favorite series in an imposing bound, omnibus format. The pages would have to be quite large for longer series, of course. I was very excited when I heard that this was being produced: but, alas, it's e-book only :(

Surely some custom book binders could do this, but, yes, it would be quite expensive. Book binding as a hobby is certainly someone that is done, which would bring the price to a more manageable level, but it's a tough skill to master.

General Earwa / Re: TSA related art and stuff. (III)
« on: June 19, 2014, 12:07:45 pm »
I finally figured out that the descriptions and depictions here of the Inchoroi remind me of ancient Egyptian head ornamentation, including the Atef, Deshret, Hedjet, and Pschent. Examples:

They were worn to identify with various gods. I don't recall any groups or individuals in TSA that wear anything like that which might identify a past or present association with the Inchoroi, but keep an eye out!

General Misc. / Re: What else are you into?
« on: May 21, 2014, 12:18:49 pm »
Meyna gratz on the solo. I used to play WoW before I had my kids but mainly played 2s, 3s and 5s arena. I was actually ranked in a couple of seasons. Stopped playing hardcore after defeating LK Heroic difficulty as Druid raid healer/leader when ICC was current content. Got the "Of the Alliance" title for killing over 100,000 horde bastards.

Thank you!! I've been playing on the same toaster of a computer since Vanilla, so I could never keep up with PvP (not that I'd be proficient otherwise). Congrats on 100k HKs! I think I had around 25k on my old main on a PvP server before I switched to PvE. Now I only do battlegrounds when I need to farm the various currencies. Luckily, Alliance winning AV is still always a sure bet!

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