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? Hallow XIII Primordial Crab
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, 巴塞尔之侯
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I think it is again time to look for something else to put on the front page! Current strong contender is Comrade Twabs' entry into the Heterodoxy Series of conlanging advice, which gets my vote. However, since his work has graced the front page for several months already, alternatives are of course very solicited.
? twabs fair maiden
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, Conversational Speaker, [ˈaɪwə]
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It may at least worth be putting the Heterodoxy series in its entirety into the reference section (annie has a reference section? what?)
? Hallow XIII Primordial Crab
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, 巴塞尔之侯
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That might be a good idea. In the meantime, the Hikoomayii story happened, which, since we take ages here for anything anyway, could be moved to its own page somewhere and made the featured creation. I think we can all agree that it deserves to be that at some point.
? Rhetorica Your Writing System Sucks
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, Kelatetía: Dis, Major Belt 1
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Sooner the better.
? kodé man of few words
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, Deacon, this fucking hole we call LA
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i third hikoomayii
? Izambri Left of the middle
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, Duke, the Findible League
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Time for something new?
? Rhetorica Your Writing System Sucks
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, Kelatetía: Dis, Major Belt 1
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Well, yes.

If you can find something new, that is.

Someone! Produce something new!
? Izambri Left of the middle
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, Duke, the Findible League
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quoting Rhetorica, Kelatetía: Dis, Major Belt 1:
Well, yes.

If you can find something new, that is.

Someone! Produce something new!

It's plenty of new, unfeatured, things.
? Rhetorica Your Writing System Sucks
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, Kelatetía: Dis, Major Belt 1
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Such as, like, and for example?
? Izambri Left of the middle
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, Duke, the Findible League
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Matrix's stuff. You can swim in different pools and always find something interesting. We already featured "Shape and Makeup" from Ki Kuriku, as well as "Magic" from Maikros. In this universe, Maikros, we find more interesting stuff, like

The Order Necrotica and its ties and rivalries with the Black Cloak.
• As you said four years ago in this very thread, anything from Salenzis. Yeah, people, it's worth a reading. For example...
Religions of Salenzis. It could be longer, but it has some interesting stuff that could be developed into a more detailed article or even some short stories. *blink blink*
• Also, Ticondera, the dead kingdom.

Beyond Matrix:

• Afraid of Greek letters and mathematical explanations? Bullshit. Anguipes' Celestial Mathematics is a short yet beautiful article anyone should read at least once.
• I was going to put here Face-painting customs of the Venrafivía period buuuut... disaster! The images are gone or I can't see them because of some weird necromancy.

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Also, does anyone have anything on cartography? Or poetry? Or heraldry and vexillology? It would be nice to have some featured stuff on these areas of (con)artistry.

Also, stories, short or long, are benvingudes.

They don't need to exist in a universe. You can post them in a thread in Department of Creativity.
? Izambri Left of the middle
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, Duke, the Findible League
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↑↑↑ To all that I add Anguipes' 2L script and its beautiful glyphs.
? Hallow XIII Primordial Crab
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, 巴塞尔之侯
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fucked up that that hasn't been featured yet. i will endeavor to do so
? Hālian :(
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, Alípteza @ Central Florida
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quoting Izambri, Duke, the Findible League:
• I was going to put here Face-painting customs of the Venrafivía period buuuut... disaster! The images are gone or I can't see them because of some weird necromancy.

Replace celestialmechanics.net in each of the URLs with memory.rhetori.ca
? Hālian :(
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, Alípteza @ Central Florida
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Now that the image links have been fixed, I should like to join Izambri in nominating “Face-painting customs of the Venrafivía period”.
? Izambri Left of the middle
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, Duke, the Findible League
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Yeah, looks like is that one or Anguipes' Monumental script. Although Anguipes isn't here to write a short text about it (I prefer not to do it myself because I don't know in detail how it works).
? Rhetorica Your Writing System Sucks
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, Kelatetía: Dis, Major Belt 1
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I've been reading the very excellent Kill Six Billion Demons comic recently, which has an exhaustingly nuanced hagiography based on a fundamental divine order. Consequently, when I went back to look at 2L, its purpose and design was readily apparent even in the absence of a monograph describing its purpose. So, here is my attempt at deciphering the notes Anguipes has left us.

The monumental-style script of the Second Language is an elaborate logographic system built on the names of the sixteen aspects of the Supreme Being, or nvv̀n. Derived from a matrix of each of the divine names of the aspects, or gods, each of the 450 component glyphs is a crossing of two gods, and represents a plant or animal. The second language, 2L, is a philosophical language, where each piece of its vocabulary can constitute the basis for a further refined concept. By understanding the relationships between these concepts—such as how the verblike adjective ʔjj́x, "to be yellow," is understood to relate to ʔjj̄x, "flying snake"—a great deal of cultural nuance and perspective can be extracted from the composition of the language itself. That all being said, despite the abundance of absolutes in which Vana Gloria deals, it is also rife with mystery: dozens of glyphs, containing the words of the god Hypostasis (whose words are used only in Name syllables) and the goddess Hubris (whose words are entirely lost to us, and have possibly been stricken from history), remain mysteries.
? Izambri Left of the middle
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, Duke, the Findible League
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Looks good enough! If nobody objects we can have a new featured article by April.
? Hallow XIII Primordial Crab
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, 巴塞尔之侯
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After an eternity, I have finally updated the featured article! Still have to go find a better picture though.
? Izambri Left of the middle
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, Duke, the Findible League
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You can use this one, if you want:

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? Jipí der saz ûf eime steine
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, Transition Metal, Marburg, Germany
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quoting Hallow XIII, 巴塞尔之子:
After an eternity, I have finally updated the featured article! Still have to go find a better picture though.

FWIW, the headline still reads "Modern Greek by twabs". You may want to edit it.