I have the side menu set up! I still need to make sure posts are categorized properly, but progress!
(weird spelling in the title to is how I write stuff when I don’t have the full character-set)
As requested from my girlfriend. I actually thought I had this word and didn’t, so here you go.
Our word of the day is ŋafnɯŋyɒ
Meaning: girl. Literally ‘female child’. Can refer to people or animals (people only would be ŋafnɯŋwyw, but that is almost never used).
It’s one-thirty in the morning and I don’t feel like figuring out the stress so I can figure out the alternation, so you don’t get the pronunciation. Maybe in the manana.
As always, requests accepted and you can see more Ŋyjichɯn by following the link on the sidebar to the tiddlywiki.
I’m working on Ŋyjichɯn again. I’d like to get it up to 500 words and get the tiddlywiki cleaned up enough that I could submit it to the Conlangery Podcast to be considered for the featured conlang. Since I’m currently obsessing about it, I’ve decided to do a Ŋyjichɯn word of the day for at least a while.
Our word of the day is Ŋyjichɯn.
Meaning: name of the language, to speak Ŋyjichɯn. From ‘people speech’
It’s pronounced /nʏ.dʒi.tʃɯŋ/, or for those who don’t speak IPA, Ni-jee-chung, where i is like in ‘bit’, ee is like in ‘meet’, and u is like the vowel in ‘hook’.1 (I’d like to do a recording, but can’t at the moment).
Any words or sentences you’d like to see?
1. It doesn’t exactly follow the spelling because of alternation, but all the sound changes are easily predictable.
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Here’s Nathan Burton, Delia Troy’s (aka the White Knight) husband. This replaces the previous design, although he doesn’t usually run around shirtless.
The pic came out a little darker than I wanted, but I don’t really feel like putting in more hours adjusting it, doing test renders, and then waiting an hour+ for the final render. His hair is dark brown, not black, as are his pants.
Me and my mom are going to Hawaii in August for the first time and I kind of wanted something Hawaiian inspired. I just made this for dinner and it’s tasty. I found it on food.com here, but their formatting is awful and they used too much ginger. They had you marinate the fish too which, after trying, I decided is unnecessary.
For use on pork, ham, salmon, or other fish.
Prep time: about 30 minutes
Cook time: about 10 minutes
- Olive oil, about 1 tablespoon
- 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
- 1 medium red or yellow bell pepper, diced
- 1 small red onion (about 1 cup), finely chopped
- 16-20 oz of crushed pineapple (1 20oz can or 2 8oz cans), drained
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Heat oil in a medium skillet
Add the onion and bell pepper and saute until soft, about 4 minutes
Add the pineapple, cayenne, ginger, and lemon juice. Saute until warm, about 4 minutes
Makes about 6 servings. Serve over fish or pork on a bed of rice or greens. Can be made up to 24 hours ahead. Bring to room temp before serving.
Shard City is a big place, so she’s not in charge of the whole police force. She’s the person Delia (as the White Knight) interacts with the most, and the boss of the three police officers I’ll be using the most.
She’s very tall, white, far-sighted, trans, bisexual, and disabled.
She generally doesn’t wear a prosthetic unless she’s going to be working in the field or doing target practice. She was born with about six inches to her right arm and while the prosthetic is really good, it feels weird to her.
Yes, I finished the second one before I finished this one. Their faces are more or less done, although I need to thicken up some lines. Any sketch lines missing are because I’m working on top of a Poser image (I need to redo the characters into Daz using Genesis 1 – I’ve done Wild Rush, but that’s it)
Input welcomed to make stuff more realistic or to point out stuff I missed, especially from people who are multiple. (I am not)
Delia’s admin assistant is multiple (in-universe there’s something called Multiple Consciousness Condition – it’s NOT a disorder or disease. Multiples who need help get something similar to family therapy to work together and communicate better). (I’m specifically working on getting a ‘normal’ multiple in there because I have a couple characters, Swordcat and Ostanes/Iosis that are artificially multiple.) (Er, spoilers?)
(I’m going to say right here, anybody who’s going to try to say that multiplicity isn’t real or that it can’t be healthy or that people are doing it for attention or any other garbage like that can just shut up right now. I don’t want to hear it, I won’t approve comments along those lines, and, also, you’re wrong.)
The person who fronts the most at work is Irina. The body is female, 30-ish, and white. Over time Irina has grown to resemble the body more, although she’s still blonde while the body has dark hair. She’s non-binary and her in-world body is genderless. She showed up with a dozen others when the original was about 11, for no especial reason. (The home life was chaotic with lots of moving and family members in and out, but nothing horribly abusive). They faded / left for other worlds / died along with the original leaving Irina scrambling alone for several months. Irina took the legal name (was just ‘the pink girl’ – they were mostly named after colors by the original). She has anxiety and depression. She’s got a bit of a short temper which she tries to control. She tries to polite and nice to everyone, but she’s stubborn and impulsive.
The next people to show up were the twins Kim and Viola Violet who showed up when the body was about 13.
Kim’s a little boy aged about seven. He’s got periwinkle-ish skin, violet eyes, and butterfly wings. He can’t walk, but floats. In meatspace he’s very clumsy and stumbles a lot. He likes boys and gets lots of crushes. He likes birds and dinosaurs and loves to birdwatch. He’s very forgetful and kind of selfish (like a little kid), but loyal to his friends.
Viola age slides between 12-ish and 25-ish. She’s got red eyes, red hair, and dark purple skin. She’s asexual, has depression, and light and noise sensitivities. Because of their chaotic life she overcompensates by trying to control everything. Kim helps her remember to lighten up. She’s got tons of survival skills, the most useful one lately being able to pick locks. She loves languages and is always learning new ones. She fronted for most of the body’s teenage years. She takes a long time to warm up to people.
They’ve had a large amount of headmates show up and then fade over the years. During their teenage years it was about one a month on average.
The last one to stick around is William Beck. He’s moody, a bit of a hoarder, and has anxiety and paranoia. He’s about ten years older than the body and ages with it. Walked in from another world about when the body was graduating high school, and their family was moving across country (they decided to run away not long after that). He likes opera and has a good voice. He’s very loyal and kind. He’s got an excellent memory in-world but loses time when not fronting or co-fronting so he makes lots of notes.
William can be co-present with anybody but when not co-fronting can’t talk it Kim or Viola. Viola can only be co-present with Kim or William and loses time when not fronting. Kim can co-front with anyone. Irina doesn’t lose time and can always talk to everybody. They’re all generally co-conscious but during times of stress the fronter will get locked in for up to months at a time, which everybody hates. Kim hardly ever fronts because he can’t fake being an adult well.
They’re estranged from their family because they couldn’t handle it. They’ve got overlapping groups of friends. Delia, their boss, knows they’re multiple as do all their friends (because it isn’t stigmatized except by very conservative people). It’s easier to let strangers and other random people think they’re a singlet.
Comments? Suggestions? Critique?
10) Can you define a turning point (or more than one) in your character’s life?
(TW: character death,
Delia – when she met Mick Adler (leading to the creation of Future-Tech), when her husband died (the final straw to becoming the White Knight)
Wild Rush – when he got the only birthday present he ever got from his parents (fourth grade, a book of magic tricks and a deck of cards), when during a break-in he got sprayed with chemicals (leading to the grey skin and ending the headaches he got from his powers), when he met Daisy.
Daisy – when her mom died (leading to her dad abusing to her), when she met Wild Rush (leading to her powers expressing themselves and her being happy).
Andre – moving out on his own (he was a spoiled kid and having to take care of himself was a huge shock), joining a gang as a kid (his family is rather straight-laced, but Andre was a rebel and stubborn).
Charles – getting into a fight in junior high (he was a big kid, but quiet. Got noticed by some people that ended up leading him into crime)
… trying to think of a character with some non-obvious ones…
Sergeant Kella Aurita – getting arrested for shoplifting as a kid (got chewed out by parents to no end, including a trip to tour the police station. Got talked to by an understanding officer who ended up mentoring her a little bit and is why she joined the police academy)