Featured Articles (Nominations, etc.)
Anthologica Universe Atlas / Academia / Department of Creativity / Featured Articles (Nominations, etc.)

? Hālian posts: 114
, Atetía, Florida
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Second Bloodbath's Moneys

Also bloodbath how do I make awesome moneys like that
? Hallow XIII Primordial Crab
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, 巴塞尔之子
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concurred
? Izambri Left of the middle
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, Duke, the Findible League
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"This thread is belong to the Entmoot".
? Rhetorica Sleepless Scribe
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, Kelatetía: Dis, Major Belt 1
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Yes. Possibly Bloodbath is not privy to the subtle, secret arts of the forums. Izo, you got anythin' we could use?
? Izambri Left of the middle
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, Duke, the Findible League
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I have nothing interesting here in Anthologica, but since David Peterson's The Art of Language Invention features gipí's Tahano Hikamu, I think it would be nice to consider it as the next featured article.

If we can feature outer material, of coure.
? Hallow XIII Primordial Crab
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, 巴塞尔之子
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There is precedent for featuring outer material. I also think that in general the criterion for featurability should be the measure of "is the author a community member", not location of the material. It would be at least counterproductive to exclude known instances of good work from featuring because the author has had it stored elsewhere for a long time, especially since the point of featuring is partially to expose newcomers to, as it were, shining exemplars of the craft.

tl;dr I second this suggestion

(Ang's script is still under nomination from my side if ever she should resurface from her CS degree with enough free time to write a front-page blurb)
? Rhetorica Sleepless Scribe
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Okay! Now we threaten Jipi until he writes a blurb.
? bloodbath Physics Student/Amateur Artist
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I'm physically here from time to time; sorry for not seeing this. This is partly because my computer(s) don't really like the forum from time to time and also because I'm finally just now settling down in my new degree program.

Maybe I can have a currency thing sometime in March or so?
? Rhetorica Sleepless Scribe
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You're welcome to it right now; just write a blurb and give us something to link to.
? bloodbath Physics Student/Amateur Artist
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, Boson, Esch-sur-Alzette (LUX)
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The issue is that I don't really have a blurb to provide (or things to link to, aside from my deviantART page), which is part of why I said March-ish. But I might be able to have something sooner: I'm working on a project right now that I might be able to turn into a tutorial-esque thing, among others.
? Jipí der saz ûf eime steine
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, Transition Metal, Marburg, Germany
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And I'm working more or less full-time on my MA thesis right now, at least during the week. I know, excuses, exucuses, but meh. Other than that, I guess for a blurb I could just take the introductory paragraphs of what I have on my site, maybe slightly modify them to throw out the little bit of hot-steam in-world blah blah I've never cared to flesh out much, and throw together an image displaying the different styles I've come up with or something. That'd be like half a page of text if that's enough.
? Rhetorica Sleepless Scribe
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, Kelatetía: Dis, Major Belt 1
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It really only has to be like 100-200 words, guys. Super minimal effort here.
? Hallow XIII Primordial Crab
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, 巴塞尔之子
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does anybody even look at the front page

when we say "blurb" we mean that thing before the "read more" link
? Jipí der saz ûf eime steine
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, Transition Metal, Marburg, Germany
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OK, I couldn't figure out how to make a post in my on-site blog because the blog function is hard-linked to my website. Here's a blurby text, though (~200 words):

Tahano Hikamu, literally the 'round script', is the script with which the Ayeri language is habitually written. Several stylistic variants have developed, sometimes drastically changing the overall appearance of the script. Tahano Hikamu works in a way similar to scripts found in India and elsewhere in Southern and Southeastern Asia – it is a syllabic alphabet, or abugida. This means that consonants serve as bases or matrices for the vowels, which in turn are written as diacritics. Writing out vowels is obligatory here, except for the vowel /a/, which isn't usually written if it's not a syllable onset, as it is the otherwise inherent vowel. The script is commonly written in horizontal lines from left to right, top to bottom, like the Latin alphabet. Its specialty is the fact that diacritics can appear above, below and even in front of consonant characters depending on whether other diacritics are already present in the respective positions. Depending on the position of the diacritic, its shape may significantly differ.

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(You may have to resize that and maybe also recolor it to fit the needs of the front page)
? Izambri Left of the middle
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, Duke, the Findible League
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With the dark background the black letters are still visible but the whole thing is too dark, so it would be advisable to colour them differently, perhaps?
? Hallow XIII Primordial Crab
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, 巴塞尔之子
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It is done. I opted for the sledgehammer method and simply set the background color to white, so it shouldn't clash with the normal theme either.
? Jipí der saz ûf eime steine
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, Transition Metal, Marburg, Germany
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quoting Rhetorica, Kelatetía: Dis, Major Belt 1:
Okay. Definitely time for more featured content. I must admit bloodbath's moneys are looking pretty fetch. Any other nominations?

Time to write a short blurb to feature something new in, say, September? The teaser on my conscript has been there for a while now, even if we're not counting the time Annie was comatose.
? Rhetorica Sleepless Scribe
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Definitely. Personally I'm in favour of pressuring Emily into polishing up this sexy thing sooner or later. Any other candidates?
? twabs fair maiden
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I, uh, wrote an short althist and posted it on the ZBB because Annie was down and anyway I don't know if it's any good but it's here
? Hallow XIII Primordial Crab
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, 巴塞尔之子
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by my status as clown royal i decree that twabs gets to be featured
twabs write us a blurb pl0x