A New Year . . .

So . . . it is Twenty Seventeen. A new year, a new set of adventures. One which hopefully includes updating this blog a bit more frequently. Since I have quite a few fodder, I shouldn’t have an excuse not to make active use of this place. Must figure out how to make room in my bullet journal for keeping track of blog fodder and schedule . . .

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The Art of Language Invention: From Horse-Lords to Dark Elves, the Words Behind World-Building

An insider’s tour through the construction of invented languages from the bestselling author and creator of languages for the HBO series Game of Thrones and the Syfy series Defiance

From master language creator David J. Peterson comes a creative guide to language construction for sci-fi and fantasy fans, writers, game creators, and language lovers. Peterson offers a captivating overview of language creation, covering its history from Tolkien’s creations and Klingon to today’s thriving global community of conlangers. He provides the essential tools necessary for inventing and evolving new languages, using examples from a variety of languages including his own creations, punctuated with references to everything from Star Wars to Michael Jackson. Along the way, behind-the-scenes stories lift the curtain on how he built languages like Dothraki for HBO’s Game of Thrones and Shiväisith for Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World, and an included phrasebook will start fans speaking Peterson’s constructed languages. The Art of Language Invention is an inside look at a fascinating culture and an engaging entry into a flourishing art form—and it might be the most fun you’ll ever have with linguistics.

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Fall is Coming!

Now it is starting to get cool, especially in the morning. Which means it will soon be time to air out my knitwear, and do something about the holes in my socks. Why does darning intimidate me?

And yes, that means, I MUST finish the FI cardigan. I doubt that I will have enough time to finish it before my trip, but try I must.


Resurrecting the Blog – Sort Of

When I decided to try to get back to blogging, I tried to upgrade the original blog to an open source version of MovableType (Melody), but, well, I somehow seem to have screwed it up. And the OSS project seems to be dead in the water – the development email list seems to have petered out, and my last question at GetSatisfaction unanswered (one month and still waiting).

So, reluctantly, I decided it was time to move on to WordPress. And here I am!  I’ll still leave my old blog up for good time’s sake, and maybe someday it’ll get fixed. But, in the meantime, I’ve been getting familiar with how WP works and wow, I can see why this is such a popular blogging platform.

While going through the blogs in my Google Reader, I’ve been seeing reference as to this month being the month to blog every single day. No, I’m not going to do that because I’m busy with stuff. However, I’ll try to blog more often now.

So . . . make yourself comfortable here!