Sally Caves wrote:
> It is an amazing thing. As I've said before, one of the things that most
> impresses me about this listserv has been its capacity to unite people
> who have been absorbed in an extraordinarily "solipsistic" or "solitary"
> artform. Only through electronic means have we been able to communicate
> with each other. I'd love to hear stories from conlangers who have had
> some kind of meeting of minds before "conlang." Anybody form their own
> small clatch of "inklings" prior to electronic communication?
I've mentioned that my conlanging efforts began as an outgrowth of
running a role-playing game campaign. One of my friends, Susan, who was
in that game group, took a fair interest in my conlang work. She also
read Tolkein, and found the idea interesting, but never quite got around
to picking up the pen herself. And she was also a RPG referee, so
understood the fascination of world-building. I still keep her up to
date on my current conlang work, even though neither of us game much
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