Featured Articles (Nominations, etc.)
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? 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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*edited*
? 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.
? Hallow XIII Primordial Crab
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, 蘇黎世之侯
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Hello friends! It's been, uh, a while. Shall we replace the featured article?
? Rhetorica Your Writing System Sucks
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, Kelatetía: Dis, Major Belt 1
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Sure! Any ideas?
? Hallow XIII Primordial Crab
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, 蘇黎世之侯
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We do have suggestions still outstanding from last time, but ideally I'd want to feature something from somebody who could be described as an active user. Which disqualifies a lot of suggestions! It does allow for featuring your article on face-painting, though, which was also floated last time.

Whimemsz' story is also still a possibility, as is some of bloodbath's money.
? Whimemsz posts: 60
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The Hikoomayii story really needs updating, by which I mean Hikoomayii really needs updating, there's a lot I'm not satisfied with. The face-painting article is very cool though, particularly since it deals with a topic that pretty much no conworlder addresses (that I've seen).
? Rhetorica Your Writing System Sucks
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The thing is—I've already been featured. It was back in April 2015, but still, I'd rather run the well dry of other people's stuff before repeating anyone (much less site staff.) It shouldn't be too hard to write up a paragraph on Bloodbath's banknotes. (Or... should we call it blood money?)

If you have other recent stuff, Whimemsz, then we could look at that, also. But I wouldn't go around using "it's old!" as an excuse if you're relatively inactive at conworlding and conlanging. (How's Lirar?)
? Whimemsz posts: 60
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Bloodbath's money is certainly quite worthy too.

[I sadly have not really done any conlanging in the last year or so, I've been busy with other things and the Muse has not hit me. So nothing recent, no.]
? bloodbath, Ph.D. Researcher/Graphic Designer
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, Boson, Luxembourg, LUX
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Now that I'm done with thesis doom (though prepping to move to the Netherlands), I can definitely contribute. What should it be on: the money I do, how to make money (coins and/or banknotes)...

And I'm still around! Just somewhat in permalurker mode, though mostly because doing my thesis last year ate up a lot of energy and time. Maybe now that that's done, I'll be able to be more active, especially if the post/activity count increases. (And I don't normally have it set to show me online, even if I do pop in from time to time.)
? Rhetorica Your Writing System Sucks
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, Kelatetía: Dis, Major Belt 1
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To be honest, a simple encyclopedia-style paragraph introducing the money would suffice; the traditional conworlding approach is, after all, to emulate Wikipedia as much as possible. But if you feel like putting together a bespoke piece, both a longer-form description of your design choices (probably again from an in-world perspective) or an article discussing your methods would both be valuable contributions to the community. Personally I'm more inclined to the former—you've described your methods before in a forum post, but worldbuilding is an endless font of material...
? bloodbath, Ph.D. Researcher/Graphic Designer
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, Boson, Luxembourg, LUX
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I think a bespoke piece is definitely doable. I could actually go a bit more on both: why did I make the choices I did for banknotes (especially, for example, for Ilia, which is one of the more recently-completed series I did) and on how I design banknotes. I know I've been meaning to do the latter, even though my process is a bit hard to really describe (it feels), but I'll try to go through at least the former. Because encyclopedic content for something like this doesn't seem the easiest...