On Thu, Sep 23, 2004 at 03:00:30PM +0100, Jan van Steenbergen wrote:
>  --- H. S. Teoh skrzypszy:
> > I've decided to return to the list after several months of nomail,
> Welcome back! I've already been wondering where you had gone... We've
> just finished a relay, and you most certainly were missed. Although
> it is now officially proven that we don't need Ebisedian to
> thoroughly f... eh, mangle a relay text!

Darn, just when I thought EbisÚdian was the cause of all mischief. :-P

> > Anyway, to make this not-so-ontopic post short, I think the
> > Ferochromon, the world of the EbisÚdi, has just acquired a whole
> > new dimension... literally!! :-)
> Well, I'll anxiously wait to see that idea implemented!

Actually, I'm kinda changing my idea. I think I'll work on a new,
independent con-world instead. Some things in the EbisÚdian con-world
are just too hard to adapt to an Euclidean space, even if it's 4D!

> > and rebuild EbisÚdian from scratch to go with it. Or perhaps I
> > should discard the current conlang and start from scratch.
> Aaargh! Don't say that kind of things... it's impolite! ;)

Hehe, perhaps I shouldn't say "discard". The new conlang will just be
independent from EbisÚdian, that's what I meant. It's not like I'm
gonna delete the current EbisÚdian stuff or anything, y'know. :-)
Besides, I've already decided that the new con-world would be
completely independent of the Ferochromon. It would be (gasp) actually
Euclidean, for once! :-P

(Unless I feel particularly evil and decide to introduce Einsteinian
5D space-time to it... nah, I better not. There was this online guy
somewhere who once had this brilliant idea of writing a 1st person
shooter game that operated in 5D, with the 4th dimension indicated by
color and the 5th by time travel. Needless to say, the process of
trying to actually implement it twisted his brain into a 4D pretzel
and affected his mind in rather scary ways. I should not want to end
up like that![1])

([1] But having said that, I've to admit I *am* the kinda weirdo who
actually enjoys stuff like... this:

I highly suspect the process of creating EbisÚdian has already turned
my brain into a pretzel, although I still can't figure out if it's a
regular pretzel or a tetra-pretzel (i.e. a 4D pretzel). I haven't
tried tasting it yet, and something keeps telling me not to try. :-P)

> > There's light at the end of the tunnel. It's the oncoming train.
> :))

I told my roommate that that's one quote that really should go on ... Maybe I should send it in as a suggestion. :-P


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