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

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? 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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, Kelatetía: Dis, Major Belt 1
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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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, Conversational Speaker, [ˈaɪwə]
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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
? Hallow XIII Primordial Crab
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, 巴塞尔之子
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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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, 巴塞尔之子
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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 Sleepless Scribe
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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
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