On Thursday 27 March 2003 12:10 pm, you wrote: > From: "Wesley Parish" <[log in to unmask]> > > > Just a question: have you ever come across a book by John Calvin > > Batchelor > > > called "The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica"? > > Nope, never have. West Antarctica in my story is actually the prison colony > of the USA (which now includes South America, the Caribbean and the Pacific > along with North America, a fulfillment of an extreme form of Manifest > Destiny). Or keeping in mind a particular person currently being placeholder for various vested interests, "Manifest Density". He's the sort of person who'd save his life by dying. I haven't done anything with East Antarctica in my story, as it's > the less inhabitable half of the continent. > > > Your words on the "Trolls" settling in Peninsular Antarctica triggered > that. > > He sets his "People's Republic of Antarctica" in the peninsular next to > Cape > > Horn. But it is a harrowing book to read. Not for the faint of heart. > > That's where I put the Trolls (and the human convicts), and also further > south, mostly on the islands. I made some significant changes to Trollish > phonology today; I added voiced stops, but many Trolls don't notice any > difference. > > Harrowing? I like that... my work is pretty seedy myself. A big part of the > story is how a failing college student and peeping tom starts a religious > cult in Texas and wins some powerful friends (and horny women), adopts a > theocratic-fascist agenda and takes over the Western Hemisphere. Only in Texas ... ;) Wesley Parish > > I've done much more work on the "Elves" than the "Trolls", and I have no > name for the Trolls. Neo-Neanderthals perhaps? Bigfeet? -- Mau e ki, "He aha te mea nui?" You ask, "What is the most important thing?" Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata." I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people."