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Making banknotes may be a logical next step for some of you who are thinking about your conworld, especially a more modern conworld or one perhaps set from the 19th century onwards. And, apparently since I can make somewhat passable notes, I thought I could do a tutorial of sorts.

The issue is that, when I design notes, I work perhaps in a bit of a haphazard way: I don’t always work linearly. So I’ll try to make this a bit more linear and, rather than a how-to guide that’s a “you must do it like this”, more of showing what your options are and how to do what. First, I’ll start by marking out some of the prepwork you should do before getting started with making the notes, then how I go about design followed up by common features of notes that are sometimes good to do.

This tutorial is also perhaps more relevant for more modern notes. Older-style notes, like the pre-1950’s British notes, are not my main interest, but some of the techniques and features here might be of use.

Preliminary Work

First of all, if you’re doing this on the computer, you need a graphics program, preferably one able to work in layers. (Granted, when I was a teenager, I used colored pencils and paper, but that’s less easy to work with in some respects.) Being able to make layers will make your life a LOT easier, especially since it’s easier to edit just one layer rather than having to go through the whole design. This means I emphatically advise against using MSPaint.

Photoshop and/or Adobe Illustrator probably are the best programs, but they are (a) expensive and (b) from my limited experience with them, a bit unwieldy for first-time users.

The program I use is called paint.NET; it’s a raster graphics program that works a lot like MSPaint, but with layers and a lot of customizability (lots of plug-ins and extra features). Inkscape is a free vector graphics program that also can do the job, and it’s a bit easier to edit some things and rescale designs to larger sizes, but I find Inkscape to also be a bit odd to work with in some respects. Ultimately, you should choose whatever makes you comfortable and you feel comfortable working in.

Once you’ve identified your program, the next step requires a bit of planning: you should have in mind the issuing authority of the banknotes (often a central bank or treasury, but not always; see Macao, Hong Kong, and Scotland), the name of the currency, and the denominations. A lot of notes also indicate some sort of promise to pay statement, so preparing a lot of the texts, especially if in a conlang, can be beneficial.

The denomination structure is also important. A rule of thumb I’ve heard is that an efficient currency structure has its lowest banknote denomination at no less than around 5% of the average daily wage of a worker (and the highest coin at 2% of the average daily wage). Also, think about how much people will be using cash and what typical amounts are: banknotes are generally less durable than coins, so they’ll need replacement faster if they make up lower denominations (like in India, the US, Serbia, and Romania). If you’re working on an Asian-inspired country, keep in mind that most denominations start with 1 and 5 (ex. 10, 50, 100, 500…); in European and European-inspired countries, more use of 2- and 25-based denominations is made.

Color is also a good thing to think about. While some countries use the same color for all the banknotes (ex. the US, before around 2004), this isn’t particularly effective. I’ve found the best systems are where the colors are bold and contrasting between denominations: for example, the euro banknotes were designed to alternate between “warm” and “cool” colors; a similar principle can be found in the most recent series of South Korean notes. Whatever you choose, having strongly contrasting colors between adjacent denominations is a good thing, especially if your notes are all the same size.

Speaking of sizes, practically all notes are rectangular. In older times, notes were very large in both length and width; nowadays, though, they’re considerably more compact, with aspect ratios of length to width ranging from 1.6 to 2.25 to 1. It seems like around either 1.7 or 2 are very popular. Where banknote sizes differ between denominations, each country takes a slightly different approach: some preserve the aspect ratio, while others may increase both dimensions by a fixed amount and others still just change one dimension (length, usually). It’s quite unusual for normally-used notes, at least in common use nowadays, to exceed 8 cm in width.

So, once you’ve settled on colors, sizes, and denominations…


In most cases, banknotes say something about the country they represent whether it be its history, its people, its culture, or something else. The use of famous or otherwise important people is quite common; if a monarch rules your country, he/she would be a fairly logical choice, at least for the front. Monuments and landmarks are very common for reverse sides, as are landscapes, flowers, and sometimes handicrafts and paintings.

Motifs should be fairly distinct for each note; if a person is featured, tying the motif into that person helps create a unified concept. For example, on the old German mark notes, the fronts would feature a famous artist, writer, or scientist and the reverse would feature a motif related to their work (ex. the 100-mark note, with pianist Clara Schumann on the front, had a piano on the reverse).

Paper or Plastic?

Ever since Australia introduced their first polymer note in the late 80's, polymer banknotes have become increasingly popular, with seven countries having completely switched their notes to polymer (Australia, New Zealand, Romania, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Brunei, and Canada) and several others having converted some part of their note structure to plastic, in particular a lot of the smaller denominations (ex. Singapore, Mexico, and Malaysia, with the smaller denominations in polymer). Polymer notes are more expensive to manufacture, but they tend to last longer and are a bit more durable; additionally, they're quite a bit harder to counterfeit, but the security features that can be incorporated into polymer notes are different compared to those that paper notes can have.

In mentioning the security features, I'll mention the ones that go well with only polymer notes versus the ones that only paper notes can have.

Security Features

Making security features is important with any banknote. Granted, a lot of times, in the actual design prototypes, the features/elements aren't defined and are provided at a later stage; however, since it is unlikely that my banknotes will ever be printed (however much I may want them to be), I like to incorporate elements into the designs I make.

Within the design

Latent Text/Image: This is a kind of feature where there is writing or some other feature that isn't obvious when looking directly at the note, but becomes more visible when you look at the note from an angle. This appears in a lot of other applications such as visas, passports, and the like, so this technique is for more than just money.
How to make it: For latent images, I normally use four steps.
(a) Lay down the first layer, which should be the base pattern. I normally use continuous stripes in one direction: they should be fairly close together without being too sparse. (For those using Paint.NET, I normally use either the "narrow stripes" or the "dark stripes" feature.)
(b) On top of the first layer, write/draw/paint (in solid colored) what you want to have as the latent image. Oftentimes, it's a phrase or number; it can also be an image. (I'll call this layer B.)
(c) Beneath this top layer, lay a second layer with the stripes running in a different direction (I'll call this layer C).
(d) Erase the bits of layer C that aren't covered by layer B, then delete layer B. This should give you a nice, contrasting image. (See below for an example of this at work.)

Perfect registration device: Two halves of an image that, when the banknote is held up to the light, come together to form a single, coherent image.
How to make it: This is a fairly easy thing to do: take an object and divide it into half (making sure they line up!). One half will go on the back while the other goes on front.

Microprint: Super-tiny text, normally in places where you wouldn’t expect text to be. Often incorporated into designs as lines so that, when viewed with the naked eye, it appears as a line, but, when seen up close, it’s actually text. Use as small a font as possible while having it still be readable; depending on the program, you can have the text also follow a path.

Guilloché/Spirograph: Intricate, woven designs with many loops and iterations. Often used in security printing; any changes in the background are easily detected.
How to make it: I actually use an online applet to design guilloché patterns. Make sure to set the background to either black or white, depending on how you’ll be using the patten; from there, with a white background, I normally set the layer containing the pattern to a multiplying or darkening layer and go with that.

Moiré/Bent Moiré Pattern: A Moiré pattern consists of two otherwise identical layers of repeating parallel vertical lines, one of which being tilted at a small angle (anywhere from 2-20º, in my experience, gives the best results). If your program permits such, you can then angle the upper layer to create more of a circular or bowed pattern. Great for backgrounds and underprint.
How to make:

Omron Rings/EURion Constellation: An anti-copying device consisting of five rings in a specific pattern. Also covered in detail on the magical Wikipedia.

On top of the design

(I call these "on top of the design" because these are normally incorporated into your upper layers in a layer-based graphics program, on top of other elements.)
Hologram/Holograph: A shiny, reflective device with an image that changes based on viewing angle. First appearing on the Austrian 5000-Schilling note in the late 80's, the presence of holographs has been diminishing, but it's a ubiquitous feature on many currencies' notes. Can take the form of patches, stripes, and sometimes interesting shapes. Does not often appear on polymer notes (though this has been changing as of late: see the Canadian dollar notes from 2011 onwards.
(to be continued)

Color-changing ink/OVI: As the name implies. If you tilt the note one way, the ink looks one color; tilt the note another way and it looks a different, often complementary color. Very common on most notes: Euro notes of €50 and up all have a pink-to-green OVI on the reverse, and US notes of $5 and up also all have an OVI on the front.
How to make it: To symbolize an OVI device, I normally have a large block of color with some noise. Since the extra colors aren't visible except at an angle, there is no need to incorporate the second color (except when, for example, showing the note at an angle in a poster).

Iridescent/Mother-of-Pearl Ink: An ink that’s exceptionally shiny; not normally visible except by tilting the banknote. Normally appear in blues, yellows, pinks, and sometimes greens.

Security thread (generally paper notes only): A woven metal thread that runs through the banknote; normally visible under transmitted light. These can be windowed, which means that they appear as regularly-distributed broken bits through the paper, or as a single dark stripe.

Putting Everything into Place

(to be continued)
bloodbath 2 years ago
I have been conlanging for two solid years and made around 10 conlangs at different levels of completion and have been working most recently on a language to teach my friends as well as languages for a worldbuilding project I've been working on.

Expect some interesting stuff.

Kan mak vallaski!
iancgil 2 years ago
After getting my Luxembourgish driver's license, I got inspired to redo the Telemor license. And I tried it in a new-ish program compared to what I normally use (Inkscape rather than Paint.NET).

I can say that using Inkscape worked here, though it definitely takes a LOT to get everything where you want it to be. Because it's a vector program, it's a lot easier to modify things once they're put in place (which is great for, for example, editing text); at the same time, though, it being a vector program makes it way too easy to screw things up because of the layers and how things are placed on layers. And, even with that, I still did a final touch-up in Paint.NET, but at least the major work was done with Inkscape. And I'm happy with how it turned out.


And, also because reasons, I also made a Telemor learner permit/provisional license. It's meant to be issued as a piece of paper rather than as a plastic card, so it's only one-sided.
bloodbath 2 years ago
Big badda boom.
Leeloo Dallas 2 years ago
Twabs is a dip.
Leeloo Dallas read more (1 comment) · 2 years ago
The etymology of Anthologica is a matter of occasional family discussion and barfights in the country which arises little to much controversy depending on the mob's mood.

Some scholars have suggested that it comes from ant (eusocial insects of the family Formicidae) + hology "science of holes" + –ica "collection of things (related to the combining root)", so the name would mean "collective scientific study of ant holes". Others suggest that ant– is in fact a short version of anti– "against" used before vowel or h, the toponym thus meaning "collection of (people) against the scientific study of holes".

However other scholars disagree with the aforementioned etymologies and suggest different origins and meanings.
    Professor Twabs suggests that it comes from an– (not) + tho (though) + logic "of logs" + –a (femenine), thus "not female-log-related, though".
Izambri read more (1 comment) · 3 years ago
For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Anthologica

Two years of public access. Two years of conartistry. Two years of survival. For a hundred more years of glory!
News read more (4 comments) · 3 years ago
Unsurprisingly, I don't like really leaving things as they are, which is both good and bad: good because it means I'm constantly working at improving things and making them better, but not as good in that I keep seeing faults. That said, though, one of the recent things I redesigned are some passport stamps for some of my concountries.

I've found, in general, good passport stamps are
1.) Clear and unambiguous
2.) Descriptive
If they look distinctive too, that's a big plus.

Anyways, here are the designs of the  new Pearl Islands stamps:

And why not also an image of them in "use", too:
bloodbath 3 years ago

Faneuil- Fann(y)el
Farcet- Facet
Faucheux- Foashay
Favre- Farv
Fe(a)therstonhaugh- Fanshaw; also Festonhaw, Feersonhay, Feerstonhaw, and regular.
Fedkiw- Fedko
Fiennes- Fines
Foege- Faygey
Foleshill- Foesill, Fozill
Folkingham- Fockingum
Forster- Farster
Fothergill- Futhergill
Fotheringay- Fungey
Froude- Frude
Fowey- Foy
Frithsden- Frizden
Frome- Frume
Fuchs- Fewsh
Fulghum- Fuljum

Gateacre- Gattacker
Gaultois- Gaultus
Geelong- Jillong
Geertz- Gertz
Geoffrey- Jeffrey
Geog(h)ehan- Gaygen
Gieves- Geeves
Gilingham (Dorset)- Ghillingum
Gilingham (Kent)- Jillingum
Gisborne- Gizbern
Gladstone- Gladsten
Gloucester- Gloster
Glut- Gluet
Godie- Goday
Godmanchester- Gumster
Goethe- Gerta
Goodenough- Goodaknow
Goondiwindi- Gundawindey
Gotham- Goatum
Goudge- Guezh
Greenhalgh- Greenhalj
Greenwich- Grennich
Greysouthen- Graysoon
Groby- Grooby
Groening- Grayning
Grosvenor- Grov(a)nner
Guild- Guiled
Guildford- Gillford
Guisborough- Ghizbra
Gullane- Gillan
Gumeracha- Gummeracka

Happisburgh- Hayzbra
Hardres- Hardz
Harewood- Harwood
Haverholme- Havrum
Hautbois- Hobbis
Haverhill- Havrill
Heather- Heether
Hermione- Hermionee
Herstmonceux- Hersmonzoo, Hersmonsoo
Hessle- Hezzel
Holborn- Hobern (also regular)
Holnicote- Honeycot
Holywell- Hollywell
Home- Hewm
Huger- Uezhay, Uezhey
Hough- Huff
Hougham- Huffum
Houghton- Hoton
Hugh- Hew
Hulme- Hewm
Hunstanton- Hunston (also regular)

Icke- Ike
Ide- Eed
Iosue- Ozway
Isaac- Izeck
Isla- Ila
Isleworth- Izelworth
Isley- Eyesley
Islip- Eyeslip
Issa- Iza
Iwerne- Yewern

Jacques- Jakes
Job- Joab
Jordan (sometimes)- Jerdan

Keadby- Kidby
Kearney- Carney
Keble- Keebel
Kehoe- Kyo
Keighley- Keithley
Keogh- Kyo
Keremeos- Keremeus
Kerr (sometimes)- Car
Keynes- Canes
Keynsham- Kainshum
Kiki (Cuyler)- Kykye
Kiraly- Kirye
Kirkby- Kirby
Kleene- Klainey
Kurow- Kurao

Lalor- Loler, Lawler
Landrieu- Landru
Lange- Lang, Longey (David)
L'Ardoise- Lordways
Lascelles- Lassels
Laughton- Louton
Launceston- Lawnson
Leamington- Lemmington
Leasingham- Lezzingum
LeBeauf- LeBuff, LeBeef
Legare- Luhgree
Leicester- Lester
Leigh- Lye
Leominster- Lemminster
Levin- Luhvin
Lescroart- Leskwar
Leveson- Lewson
Lewes- Lewis
Liskeard- Liskard
Liza (Minelli)- Lyza
Loose- Looz
Loughburough- Lufbra
Lostwithiel- Loswitthial
Ludgvan- Ludjen
Luxulyan- Luxillion (also regular)
Lympne- Lim
Zontas 3 years ago
Because I moved to a new institution, getting set up is taking a lot of time, especially when you need a specific chemical and it takes three weeks for it to arrive. Fun stuff. So I spent some time updating and upgrading one of my older projects, banknotes (and coins) for the Pearl Islands. However, the topic here are the banknotes.

First of all, the currency was one I imagined a bit to be like the old French franc and current Danish and  Swedish crowns: about 7 or so to a dollar (well, that was the rate of the franc back when I travelled to  France in the early 2000's), similar currency structure, and some of the banknote design elements taken from the Danish krone.

In thinking about redesigning, though, a question of practicality came up: these are islands, and transportation costs to and from said islands are really high; similar to the situation in Hawaii, most food needs  to be imported, so the prices will correspondingly be pretty high. And that creates a bit of a need for higher-valued banknotes, especially if electronic payment penetration isn't very high (and sometimes even if it is... see the case of South Korea). Hence, a 500-shilling note got added.

Also, most countries use coins for denominations around $2 to $3 due to cost efficiency, meaning the 20-shilling note seems not very efficient. So that got replaced by a coin.

Anyways, without further ado...
50 shillings (USD 7 / EUR 6.50 / GBP 4.50)

100 shillings

200 shillings

500 shillings

Most commonly used notes are actually the 100 and 200, as ATMs are most likely to dispense these. The 500's are becoming increasingly used, but are far from being common.

Also, coins. Because I like coins, too.
The 5- and 10-cent coins are rather rare and only are used at some supermarkets and gas stations; in practice, the 25-cent coin is the smallest used coin. The 20-shilling is slowly becoming more and more common due to the discontinuation of the 20-franc note, though the ½ shilling coin isn't particularly common due to most rounding tending to disfavor its use.
bloodbath read more (2 comments) · 3 years ago
Depending on the country, ID cards are important. My concountries are no exception to this, with Ilia having a mandatory ID card policy.

However, there are two different ID cards: one for Ilians...

...and one for foreigners.
bloodbath read more (1 comment) · 3 years ago

(Duke) Abercorn- Avverkorn
(David) Acer- Acker
Agassiz- Agghessey
Aigburth- Egburth
(Peter) Agre- Ahgray
Aldeburgh- Awlbruh
Alnwick- Annick
Alnmouth- Allenmuth
Althorp- Awltrop
Altrincham- Awltringum
Alresford- Allzford
Alverdiscott- Allscott
Ameche- Ameechee
Anthony- Antony (rare in North America)
Ardingly- Ardinglye
Aslackby- Azelbee
Aucoin- O'Quann (Kevyn), O'Quinn, O'Coin (Bill), Awkoin
Averham- Errum
Averton Gifford- Awton Jifford
Ayscough- Askew
Ayscoughee- Askafee

Bagehot- Badjet
Baie d'Espoir- Bay Despair
Bakker- Baker
Ballan- Buhlann
Barcaldine- Barkawldin
Barham- Barrum
Barholm- Barrum
Barnoldswick- Barlick
Barugh- Bark
Great Barugh- Great Barf
Little Barugh- Little Barf
Basford- Baysford
Beaconsfield- Beckonsfield
Beauchamp- Beachum
Beauchief- Beechif
Beauclerk- Boakler
Beaudesert- Belzer
Beaulieu- Bewley
Beaminster- Bemminster
Bellingham- Bellinjum
Belvoir- Beaver
Berkeley- Barkley (Commonwealth), Berkley (Elsewhere)
Berkshire- Barkshire
Berwick- Berrick
Bicester- Bister
Bideford- Biddifford
Billericay- Billarickey
Blackley- Blakely
Blenheim- Blennum
Blidworth- Bliderth
Blount- Blunt
Boehner- Bayner
Bohun- Boon
Boisjoly- Boazhalee
Boozman- Boazman
Boroondara- Boorendarra, Borrendarra
Bosham- Bozzum
Boulware- Bowler or expected
(K. C.) Boutiette- Buteeyay
Bowie- Buwee (dialectal)
Bozeat- Boazhet
Bradley- Braydley
Brant Broughton- Brant Bruten
Brewood- Brood
Bridestow- Briddistow
Brisbane- Brizben
(Eli) Broad- Brode
Brougham- Broom
Brough- Bruff
Bryndwr- Brindwer
(Duke) Buccleurch- Buhclue
Bungay- Bunghee
Burgh- Bruff
Buyer- Booyer or expecter
Bylaugh- Beela

Cairns- Karnz
(John) Caius- Keez
Caldmore- Kommer
Cambois- Kammus
Cambridge- Kaymbridge
Canberra- Kanbra, Kanbuhra
Capalaba- Kappallabba
Charleston- Charlaston
Cherwell- Charwell
Cheshunt- Chezzent
Cheylesmore- Charlesmore
Chideok- Chiddock
Cholmondeley- Chumley
Cholmondeston- Chumston
Chop Gate- Chop Yat
Cirencester- Sissitter (rare)
Claughton- Klafton
Claughton On Brock- Klayton
Cleobury- Klibbury
Cley Next The Sea- Klye (also Klay)
Cockburn- Coburn
Cogenhoe- Kuckno
Coleshill- Kozill
Colney- Koney
Congresbury- Kongzbrey
Costessey- Kossey
Cowbit- Kubbit
Cowden- Kowdenn
Cowpen- Kupen
Croxton Kerial- Kroson Kerril
Cruwys- Cruise
Cuckfield- Kookfield
Cudworth- Kooderth

Daventry- Daintry (rare)
De Beauvoir- Da Beaver
Delhi- Delhye
Derby- Darby
Devon (river)- Deeven
Didcot- Didket
Dodworth- Dodderth
Dunham- Dunnum
Durham- Durrum
Dunedin- Duhneden
Dunedoo- Dunnydoo
Dylan- Dillen

Edensor- Enzer
Edenham- Ednum
Elham- Elum
Elsekar- Elsickar
Ely- Eeley
Esher- Eesher
Etobicoke- Ittobeeko
Euxton- Exton
Ewell- Yule
Eyam- Eem
Eynsham- Enshum
Zontas 3 years ago
None of these people are bad voiceovers per se, but my are they in a lot of games with shitty acting, just check out their IMDb and/ or BehindTheVoiceActors pages. Apparently, all of them are based in Tokyo.

Bianca Allen
Dominic Allen
Robert Belgrade
Donna Burke
Tom Clark
Kurt Common
Rob Croker
Greg Dale
Monty DiPietro
Wayne Doster
Ryan Drees
Dennis Falt
Kimberly Forsythe
Michael G
Jeff Gedert
Barry Gjerde
Dennis Gunn
Mark Hagan
Lenne Hardt
Patrick Harlan
Dean Harrington
Lynn Harris
Ron Hirsh
Ruth Hollyman
Monica Horgan
Greg Irwin
Eric Jacobsen
Robert Jefferson
Cara Jones
Eric Kelso
Chris Koprowski
Avi Landau
Colleen Lanki
Paul Lucas
Jeff Manning
Corey Marshall
Brian Matt-Uhl
Scott McCulloch
Jack Merluzzi
Carolyn Miller
Michael Naishtut
Claire O'Connor
Terry Osada
Guy Perryman
Michael Rhys
Walter Roberts
Samuel Rose
Ruth Ann Morizumi
David Schaufele
Ann Slater
Xanthe Smith
Bill Sullivan
Dario Toda
Michael Tsonos
Rumiko Varnes
Peter Von Gomm
Rachel Walzer
Chris Wells
Lisle Wilkerson
Julia Yermakov
Zontas 3 years ago
4 Non Blondes- What's Up
B. B. & Q. Band- On The Beat
Beck- Cellphone's Dead
Beck- Loser
Beck- Movie Theme
Bruno Mars- Treasure
Chris Rea- On The Beach
Chromeo- Come Alive
Climax Blues Band- Couldn't Get It Right
Counting Crows- Accidentally In Love
Cracker- Low
Dan Fogelberg w/ Tim Weisberg- Power Of Gold
Darude- Sandstorm
Divinyls- I Touch Myself
Doors- Light My Fire
Doors- Touch Me
Duncan Sheik- Barely Breathing
Edgar Winter- Frankenstein
Edgar Winter- Free Ride
El Coco- Cocomotion
Federfunk- Cocomotion
Federfunk- Feeling
Federfunk- This Is Your Night
Firefall- You Are The Woman
Freda Payne- Band Of Gold
Gap Band- Early In The Morning
Gap Band- Outstanding
Gorillaz- Broken
Gorillaz- Dare
Gorillaz- Double Bass
Gorillaz- Feel Good Inc.
Gorillaz- Stylo
Gorillaz- Superfast Jellyfish
Guess Who- No Time
Guess Who- These Eyes
Harvey Danger- Flagpole Sitta
Jennifer Paige- Crush
Johnny Cash- Boy Named Sue
Johnny Cash- Ring Of Fire
Katrina And The Waves- Walking On Sunshine
DJ Kawasaki- Beautiful
DJ Kawasaki- King Of Dance
DJ Kawasaki- Searching For Love
DJ Kawasaki- Sunshine
DJ Kawasaki- You Can Make It
Kelis- Popular Thug
KMFDM- Ultra
Kruder & Dorfmeister- Sleazy Rider
Laszlo & Gary- Don't Touch That
Lily Allen- Never Gonna Happen
Lily Allen- Smile
Living Colour- Cult Of Personality
Luminous Orange- You Grow Up The Clouds In My Mind
Lupe Fiasco- Bitch Bad
Lupe Fiasco- Coolest
Lupe Fiasco- Kick, Push
Lupe Fiasco- Little Weapon
Lupe Fiasco- Streets On Fire
Lynch Mob (remix)- Fly
Marc Ronson- Uptown Funk
Mariah Carey- Fantasy
McFadden & Whitehead- Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
Modern English- I Melt With You
Modest Mouse- Dashboard
Modest Mouse- Float On
Maria Muldaur- Midnight On The Oasis
Manfred Mann- Blinded By The Light
Manfred Mann- Doo Wah Diddy
Manfred Mann- Mighty Quinn
Nick Lowe- Cruel To Be Kind
Nick Lowe- I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass
Nicolette Larson- Lotta Love
Paul Revere & The Raiders- (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone
Paul Weller- Science
Pearl Harbor- Luv Goon
Pharrell Williams- Frontin'
Pharrell Williams- Happy
Phoenix- Everything Is Everything
Phoenix- If I Ever Feel Better
Phoenix- Trying To Be Cool
Positive K- I Got A Man
Queen- Another One Bites The Dust
Queen- Bicycle
Queen- Don't Stop Me Now
Queen- We Are The Champions
R.E.M.- It's The End Of The World As We Know It
R.E.M.- Shiny Happy People
Red Electrons- Cinnamon
Semisonic- Closing Time
Shaggy- It Wasn't Me
Shinichi Osawa- Love Will Guide You
Shinichi Osawa- Main Street Electrical Parade
Shinichi Osawa- Our Song
Shinichi Osawa- Star Guitar
Shinichi Osawa- Sylkill
Smashing Pumpkins- 1979
Smiths- Bigmouth Strikes Again
Smiths- Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
Starbuck- Moonlight Feels Right
Strawberry Alarm Clock- Incense And Peppermints
Talking Heads- This Must Be The Place
Tom Tom Club- Genius Of Love
Temple Of The Dog- Hunger Strike
Vanessa Marquez- Good Girl
Vines- I'm Only Sleeping
Vines- Ride
Violent Femmes- Blister In The Sun
Violent Femmes- Gone Daddy Gone
Wilco- Dawned On Me
Wilco- I Might
XTC- Generals And Majors
XTC- Mayor Of Simpleton
XTC- Skylarking
Zontas 3 years ago
Here's my favorite songs in the whole wide world; all of them abridged, curtailed, and broadcast to fit in room. Note that songs are just put in the alphabetical order to make it easier to find them. I don't like all these songs the same, and many i'd avoid if i were in the wrong mood, like most people. I also may only like certain bands for a handful or less amount of songs they did. I also have included mediocre songs i support due to awesome videos, which'll be marked with an (MV). Remixes will be listed like covers, but with a (remix) after the remixer. The format is:

Band- Song

I refuse to put Beatles songs on here, because while they are a superb band, they have too many songs i like to list but not enough to warrant a separate page. Featured artists will be mentioned.

311- Amber
8Barz (remix)- Please Don't Go
Ace- How Long
A-Ha- Take On Me
Armand Van Helden Ft. Common- Full Moon
Armand Van Helden- You Don't Know Me
B-52s- Party Out Of Bounds
Beastie Boys- Brass Monkey
Beastie Boys- Intergalactic
Beastie Boys- Sabotage
Bee Gees- More Than A Woman
Bee Gees- Stayin' Alive
Bleach Soundtrack- Phenomena
Blues Traveler- Hook
Blues Traveler- Run Around
Bootsy Collins- I'd Rather Be With You
Booty Luv- Shine
Boris Dlugosh (remix)- Funkin' For Jamaica
Boris Dlugosh (remix)- Sing It Back
Brainstorm- Lovin' Is Really My Game
Broken Bells- The High Road
Cardigans- Lovefool
DJ Casper- Cha Cha Slide*
Chaz Jankel- Ai No Corrida
Coolio- Fantastic Voyage
Coolio- Gangsta's Paradise
Crazy Town- Butterfly
Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young- Darkstar
Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young- Judy Suite Blue Eyes
Cubismo Grafico- Sequenced Time
Cymbals- Highway Star, Speed Star
Death Note Soundtrack- Action
Deeee-Lite- Groove Is In The Heart
Deeee-Lite- Picnic In The Summertime
Dent May- Born Too Late
Dent May- Best Friend
Dent May- Don't Wait Too Long
Dent May- Wedding Day
Devo- Whip It
Fantastic Plastic Machine- Allen Ginsburg
Fantastic Plastic Machine- Different Colors
Fantastic Plastic Machine- Tell Me
Fantastic Plastic Machine- (Welcome To The) Fantastic Plastic World
Fantastic Plastic Machine- Why Not
Flipper's Guitar- Goodbye Our Pastel Badges
FLOW- Colors
Grizzly Bear- Two Weeks
Hott 22- 8th Wonder
Hott 22- Make Up Your Mind
Huey Lewis & The News- Back In Time
ICE- Baby Maybe
Jamie Lewis Ft. Michelle Weeks- The Light
Jermaine Jackson- Let's Get Serious
Juice- Moon's Martini
Junior Senior- Can I Get Get Get
Junior Senior- Move Your Feet
Kano- I'm Ready
Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez- The Bomb!
Lakeside- Fantastic Voyage
Last Dinosaurs- Andy
Last Dinosaurs- Beaumont
Last Dinosaurs- Honolulu
Last Dinosaurs- Zoom
LaToya Jackson- Private Joy
Lemon Demon- Bad Idea (MV)
Lemon Demon- When Robots Attack (MV)
Lemon Demon- The Ultimate Showdown Of Ultimate Destiny
Lemon Demon- Word Disassociation
Li'l B**- Orange
"Little" Louie Vega- Ride On The Rhythm
Macross 82-89- Bad Girl
Macross 82-89- Horsey
Madison Avenue- Don't Call Me Baby
Masters At Work (remix)- Five Fathoms
Masters At Work (remix)- I Wonder Why
McFadden & Whitehead- Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
Mike Posner- Please Don't Go
Narada Michael Walden- I Shoulda Loved Ya
Narada Michael Walden- Tonight, I'm Alright
Nelly- Ride Wit Me
Nujabes Ft. Substantial- Home Sweet Home
NWA- Fuck Tha Police
Orange Lounge- Les Filles Balancent
Orange Lounge- Love Is Orange
Parov Stelar- Catgroove
Paul McCartney- Wonderful Christmastime
Pizzicato Five- Audrey Hepburn Complex
Pizzicato Five- The Night Is Still Young
Pizzicato Five- Tout Va Bien
Pizzicato Five- Triste
Primus- Laquer Head
Primus- Mr. Krinkle
Primus- My Name Is Mud
Primus- Wynona's Big Brown Beaver
Prince- Private Joy
Reel Big Fish- I Don't Like You Anymore
Reel Big Fish- Sell Out
Reel Big Fish- Take On Me
Rod Stewart- Do Ya Think I'm Sexy
Rod Stewart- The Killing Of Georgie
Rod Stewart- Maggie May
Room 5- Make Luv
Room 5- U Got Me
Round Table Ft. Nino- Chappie
Round Table Ft. Nino- Dancin' All Night
Round Table Ft. Nino- Let Me Be With You
Saint Pepsi- Enjoy Yourself
Saint Pepsi- Mac Tonite
Saint Pepsi- Skylar Spence
Saint Pepsi- Strawberry Lemonade
Skylar Spence***- Fall Harder
Skylar Spence- Fiona Coyne
Seranji Poji- The Body Of Earthlings
Seranji Poji- Happy End Is Coming
Seranji Poji- Lovelabor
Seranji Poji- Sugar Boo
Seranji Poji- Tale Of Fish Man
Sister Hazel- All For You
Slipknot- Psychosocial
Spiritchaser- Visions
Supreme Beings Of Leisure- Mirror
Supreme Beings Of Leisure- Strangelove Addiction
Supreme Beings Of Leisure- Under The Gun
Supreme Beings Of Leisure- You're Always The Sun
Teri DeSario- Ain't Nothin' Gonna Keep Me From You
Tom Browne- Funkin' For Jamaica
Toro Y Moi- I Can Feel Love
Toro Y Moi- Never Matter
Toro Y Moi- New Beat
Towa Tei- Apple
Towa Tei- The Burning Plain
Towa Tei Ft. Les Nubians- Funkin' For Jamaica
Towa Tei- Happy
Towa Tei- Luv Connection
Van Halen- Jump
Van Halen- Hot For Teacher
Van Halen- Without You
Vanilla Beans- Nicola
Vanilla Beans- U <3 Me
Virt- Cool As A Cucumber
Virt- Staring At My Spaceship
Weezer- Island In The Sun
Weezer- Pork & Beans
Weezer- We Are All On Drugs
Weird Al- Bob (MV)
Weird Al- Close But No Cigar
Weird Al- Confessions Part III
Weird Al- Craigslist
Weird Al- Dare To Be Stupid
Weird Al- Eat It
Weird Al- Ebay
Weird Al- Fat
Weird Al- First World Problems
Weird Al- Germs
Weird Al- I'll Sue Ya
Weird Al- It's All About The Pentiums
Weird Al- Lame Claim To Fame
Weird Al- Living With A Hernia
Weird Al- Mission Statement
Weird Al- Ringtone
Weird Al- Tacky
Weird Al- Trapped In The Drive-Thru
Weird Al- UHF
Weird Al- Virus Alert
Weird Al- Word Crimes
Yellow Magic Orchestra- Tong Poo
YMCK- Magical 8bit Tour
Young MC- Bust A Move

*NOT the 'Electric Slide', which is something else.
**Li'l B is NOT to be confused with hyphy artist Lil B.
***A post-copyright name of Saint Pepsi.
Zontas 3 years ago
(to be finished)

Game Name: Semel Esh: Xeretz (Fire Emblem: Xeretz [portmanteau of Xerev and Eretz])

Character Names:

Alen: Alan
Wolt: Walt
Elen: Ellen
Dieck: Deke
Wade: Ward
Lott: Lot
Thani: Shani
Rutoga: Rutger
Zealot: Xe`lot
Trec: Torec
Astol/ Gurlois: Astor/ Gorlois
Bath: Barth
Oujay: Ogier
Sin: Xin
Gonzales: Gonzalez
Thite: Tate
Lalum: Lalum
Bartre: Bartle
Raigh: Lleu
Perceval: Percival
Igrene: Igraine
Eliwood: Elixod
Devias: DeBias
Orun: Olun
Leygance: LeGance
Roartz: Lortz
Alucard: Allcard
Robarts: Roberts
Windham: Windum
Zephiel: Zephyr
Murdoch: Murdock
Narcian: Nashen
Galle: Gale
Rude: Lud
Scouran: Scollan
Gelero: Guerrero
Iden: Idun

Class Names:

Lord: Gibbur (Hero)
Mercenary: Chayal (Soldier)
Fighter: Lochem (Fighter)
Myrmidon: Sayfan (Swordbloke)
Thief: Gazlan (Thief)
Knight: Shomer (Guard)
Cavalier: Abbir (Knight)
Brigand: Harrai (Mountainer)
Pirate:  Yammai (Oceaneer)
Archer: Qasshath (Archer)
Ranger: Parrash (Horsebloke)
Mage: Kosem (Wizard)
Shaman: Mkasshef (Sorceror)
Troubadour: Xezran (Aide)
Priest/ Cleric: Rofe' (Doctor)
Pegasus Rider: Tosan (Flier)
Dragon Rider: Dragun (Dragoon) 
Soldier: Ragli (Pawn)
Bard/ Dancer: Shayar (Songster)
Transporter: Xeghlan (Wainer)
Monk: Komer (Reverend)
Masterlord: Baxal (Master)
Assassin: Mithnaqqesh (Assassin)
Zontas 3 years ago
Janko, jizz time. Here are numbers in some of my conlangs (I'll be updating the list as long as I create or change things):

Sate (protolanguage, reconstructed)
1 mi-na, romanized mina
2 nu-wa, romanized nuwa
3 re-te, romanized rete
4 sa-ra-ta, romanized sarata
5 pa-ra-te-na, romanized paratena
6 gi-sa, romanized gisa
7 ru-u-ma, romanized rūma
8 nu-pu-ja, romanized nupuia
9 ga-du-ra, romanized gadura
10 ne-te, romanized nete

Peran (Middle Peran)
1 minas
2 neuas
3 retas
4 sarta
5 brēnas
6 gisas
7 romas
8 nubeas
9 gaulas
10 netse

1 There are four forms for masculine and femenine, both singular and plural: min, mine, mins, mines (definite) and ont, onde, onts, ondes (indefinite).
2 Two forms, one for the masculine and the other for the femenine: neu, noves
3 Two forms, one for the masculine and the other for the femenine: reu, redes
4 Two forms, one for the masculine and the other for the femenine: sarta, sartes
5 Two forms, one for the masculine and the other for the femenine: brè, brenes
6 gis
7 rom
8 noig
9 gol
10 nez

1 yen
2 senet
3 mirat
4 quedda
5 simzat
6 semest
7 tesseragh
8 awaket-maryegh
9 aket-maryegh
10 maryegh
Izambri 3 years ago
Hebsehbahn living on the edge of large bodies of water have adapted a sort of hang glider designed for cross country travel. More news is to come as I develop the Sehbahn planet and whatnot.
Sehbahn Shenanigans 3 years ago
2SAbìì 0bìʔbʐìì0dʑààʔ
Many Waters 3 years ago
mbre   nʊɗiː    nà     *nwaɗé
tʃʰem  naːpiːɓə ɣdzɔ̂ʔm *xɲapéɓə
bʒeqa  nəgaː    dzûg   *mjəgá  
bgul   vuːgʊn   vôŋ    *vogún
mneʎa  nəɗaː    vùɲ    *mləɗá
ʒa     iː       é      *eʁ
dʒdul  ʒʊdʊl    dzúʔl  *dʒudúl
kʰar   gaːpaːr  kâfa   *kapár
bʒaʃ   bjaːʃ    bás    *bjaʃ
aʒ     aːjaː    ɛ̂      *ája
obʒ    uːvɪ     óbus   *óbəʒ
Nortaneous 3 years ago
I bored. So I made some money recently as part of my semi-continuous revamping of projects.
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bloodbath read more (13 comments) · 3 years ago
Many Waters 3 years ago
Because of the recent move away from our primary webhost (motivated by stability issues), Annie now has a dynamic IP. This is rather undesirable, because Annie's DNS provider doesn't have a nice, clean way of supporting dynamic IPs for whole domains—but it does do redirects for subdomains! For the time being, if Annie appears to not be responding to connection attempts whatsoever, try instead. That should do the trick.

News 3 years ago
For better or worse, Annie has been moved from its previous colo server to my home connection. Hopefully, this will take us from the current 80-90% uptime situation to a more reasonable 99.5% uptime—albeit at the cost of bandwidth.
News 4 years ago
galawlug šiyrərbag sɨsɨr gɨštarɨn mgai mədglaya hiryəre
rbag duškar suyursə gɨšwəlog gahtrɨn tərkar dal mɨštran
rbag mgarkar šyad duškarɨn gɨšwəlog saybu gahtrɨn ahdəkar dal mɨštran
rbag wešdurun šyad mgarkarɨn gɨšwəlog midu əsdukar yurgrɨn tərəm dal mid dal mɨštran
mədgal hašɨn gɨšyədir yəhyura mgai tugšuglaya hiryəre
rbag kabdɨr dahbuntar səryal tugšugalɨn ulgul gɨšwəlog midgar yurgər dal mɨštran
mɨrgad tugšugalla bakɨrsəgɨn gɨšyədir ba kataiglaya galawlug hiryəre
dušmagɨndə karkay kataigal... məgɨš ...
The World Ash 4 years ago
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