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Offline Lukipela

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Community discussions of interest
« on: May 25, 2009, 08:01:17 pm »
No special news this time around I’m afraid. Instead, I thought Id turn your attention towards the SC community and highlight some of the interesting discussions going. This is a good time to be a SC fan, with several communities still going strong even after such a long time and plenty of discussion.

Let’s start with frungylovers shall we? Even though the conversation unsurprisingly has veered off course by the tiniest of smidgeons, they have a pretty interesting discussion on VUX language going. This time around the topic starter is Zarla, but the original idea seems to have come from eco_mono. There’s a lot of pictograms and theorizing on VUX languages and translation technology which is pretty interesting.

Then let’s smoothly move on over to UQMF. Two topics here in particular might catch your eye. One is about the mysteries of the Star Control universe, started by SuddenDeath. In part, it contains stuff we’ve all discussed before, but there’s an interesting shift about halfway through to what the Arilou would have done (and how others might have fared) if the Kohr-Ah had arrived before their cousins. Would there have been an Alliance? The second topic is all about the Mmrnmhrm, those underappreciated mechanical fellows. Good work by UAF there.

Oh, as usual StarController has an interesting thing up about something you probably didn’t know about and probably will enjoy.

Finally, even the SCDB General discussion is comparatively active nowadays. Besides the Hyperspace topics (seriously, how does that work?), you might be interested in finding out some unknown facts about the Ilwrath and Traddash. Thanks to Dragon and Bleeding_Star for thinking up those questions we eventually got answered.

Phew, that’s a lot of reading for you. Hopefully it’ll stimulate some further SC ponderings.

Lukipela

EDIT: Fixed the StarController link, thanks to fossaman for pointing that out.
« Last Edit: May 25, 2009, 10:18:22 pm by Lukipela »
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Re: Community discussions of interest
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2009, 09:54:23 pm »
That StarController link is broken.

I didn't get too far into the language geekery on the Vux stuff before coming back here to finish reading, but it looked like it was trending towards a Vux con-lang. Which would be awesome. And kind of frightening.
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