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Vidders and Viddees, Partiers and Partees, Enthusiasts of SF/F and Remix! We merrily present:

"The Party Of Our Lives"
a filk, sung to the tune of "The Story of Tonight"...

I may not fly to see the party!*
You may not drive to see the party!

But I will gladly vid the night!
But you should gladly vid the night!

And when the fangirls link our premieres…
And when the fangirls fave our premieres…

They’ll squee for shiny new delight!

Let’s have another vid tonight!
Let’s have another vid tonight!
Let’s have another vid tonight!

Raise a Vid to WisCon!
A Party that will live on year to year
No matter how chaotic
Raise a vid to the sing-a-long

Even if we get the lyrics wrong!
Singing the story of our night

Please vid a story for this night

Raise a glass to WisCon!
I think the show gets longer every year

Our squee will fight exhaustion

Let’s have another vid tonight!

Raise a vid to the Vid Party!

Even if this filk is weak
We’ll Vid the Party of our lives

Let’s Vid the Party of our lives
Raise a vid to WisCon
Let’s Vid the Party of our lives
Raise a vid to WisCon
Let’s Vid the Party of our lives
Please vid a story for —

WISCON VID PARTY )

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January books

Feb. 1st, 2016 07:52 pm
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[personal profile] clare_dragonfly
I need to step it up if I'm going to read 100 books this year (per my Goodreads challenge)!

1. The Lady and the Locksmith by Cody Young - **
2. A Bride's Story, Vol. 4 by Kaoru Mori - **** 1/2
3. Connections by James Burke - ****
4. Middlemarch by George Eliot - **** 1/2
5. Windward Heights by Maryse Condé - ***
6. A Bride's Story, Vol. 5 by Kaoru Mori - ****

Languary - Day 31

Jan. 31st, 2016 04:43 pm
clare_dragonfly: woman with green feathery wings, text: stories last longer: but only by becoming only stories (Writing: stories last longer)
[personal profile] clare_dragonfly
Let's put it all together!

Here's the original sentence: Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress.

And in Gavath: Arladislen Vruik-ihe et rhadud efi 'ash lerislen vathanus ki idged jen.

I'm not entirely certain I've got the word order correct, since I have no idea how a VSO language should treat a phrase like "which seems." But hey! It's done!

January 2016 Patreon Story

Jan. 31st, 2016 03:44 pm
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The master was dead.

Alacenna studied her hands, which he had created. She looked at the tray full of clean and dried dishes, which he had created her to work with. She turned to look at her fellow androids, but none were in the kitchen; that did not change the fact that he had created them as well.

What were they to do now?

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This story was written to [personal profile] aldersprig's prompt, "Everyone else thought it was an ending. Even she did at first. Until..." and is a complete reworking of this story from the January 2012 Garden of Prose.

Languary - Day 30

Jan. 30th, 2016 07:44 pm
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[personal profile] clare_dragonfly
which: 'ash
by: ki

I can't decide whether to translate "poor" as "bad" or "inferior"--it definitely doesn't mean "lacking money" in this context. I'm going to go with "inferior," since Dorothea's clothing isn't actually bad, it's just that it's very simple.

inferior: jen

clothing: idged

Languary - Day 29

Jan. 30th, 2016 02:42 pm
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[personal profile] clare_dragonfly
to have (possess): arladis
to appear: leris
to flatten: thanus
opposite/negating prefix: va-
and thus, to throw into relief/un-flatten: vathanus

OK, next I need to figure out "which," "by," "poor," and "dress."

Languary - Day 28

Jan. 29th, 2016 09:28 pm
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[personal profile] clare_dragonfly
OK, following from yesterday...

this: eg
that: et

kind/sort/type: efi

beauty: rhadud
beautiful: rhadudd

So "that kind of beauty" is: et rhadud efi
(Literally, "that beauty type.")

Next, I'll figure out verbs for "have," "seem," and "throw [into relief]."

late January announcements

Jan. 28th, 2016 09:53 pm
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Hi, Dreamwidth friends! I bring to you today a bag of announcements.

Note -- panel submissions close January 29th, which is ... tomorrow or today, depending on where you are! Submissions close at 11:59pm (essentially midnight) Central.

And some posts about our Member Assistance Fund:


- Chris W.
SF3 Communications Chair

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Jan. 28th, 2016 11:30 pm
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i am in hell: there's a cold, hungry cat outside, and it's cold and windy, and i only have the one room so i really can't let it in. my cats would freak. they freaked about my even feeding it, the mama cat especially. she's like, i know you you soft touch, this is how i got to know you in the first place. shit shit shit. i had to hiss it away from my door, it was stressing her out too much, and i don't have any help to give it anyway. it's gone next door, and is having a yowl-off with the neighbors' cat. i hope someone else on the block can let it in, poor thing, it was awfully nice and friendly

Languary - Day 27

Jan. 28th, 2016 09:03 pm
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[personal profile] clare_dragonfly
Gah, forgot to post yesterday! I'll try to make up for it this weekend.

Anyway, I think it's time to get started on the sentence translation. I've chosen this one:
58. Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress.
—George Eliot, Middlemarch (1872)

(Because I recently read Middlemarch and it was great.)

And oh dear, I'm already running into trouble, because Gavath has neither a b sound nor an oo sound. How shall I transliterate this?

OK, v is closest to b, and I think ui is the closest to oo. I like it more than u because it's longer.

So Miss Brooke is Vruik-ihe, depending on the speaker, but I'm going to just go with "same age." She's relatively powerful in Middlemarch, and not particularly educated, though she'd like to be. (I think it would be a great compliment for her to be called Vruik-ija, but the narration wouldn't.)

I think it would actually be more appropriate to call her Darethia-ihe (the character's first name is Dorothea) in Gavat, but the sentence uses her surname.

I'm glad I've read the book so I know what is the proper honorific to use for her!

And that's enough for today. I'll try to figure out "that kind of beauty" tomorrow.

Languary - Day 26

Jan. 26th, 2016 09:35 pm
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[personal profile] clare_dragonfly
Just a snippet today: To put a conjugated verb in the subjunctive mood, add "-sen" to the end. If the verb ends with an "s", just add "-en."

Languary - Day 25

Jan. 25th, 2016 07:14 pm
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[personal profile] clare_dragonfly
(woo, now caught up!)

To create the historical/literary past tense, add these suffixes to the end of the infinitive.

2nd singular formal: -le
2nd plural formal: -la
3rd singular informal: -len
3rd singular formal: -len (these are different vowel sounds)
3rd plural informal: -lag
3rd plural formal: -lan

First person is not used in the historical/literary past, since any use of it means that the time being referenced is prior to the lifetime of the speaker. Second person is rarely used and usually means a generic "you."

Gal, the word for "to be," is of course irregular.

2sf: gle
2pf: glei
3si: geja
3sf: gela
3pi: gija
3pf: gila

Languary - Day 23

Jan. 25th, 2016 09:52 am
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Syntax test: "Let's go!"

I see two meanings in that phrase--"We should go [now]" and "Hey, you, get going."

"Should," as an auxiliary verb, doesn't get a whole word to itself in Gava†. Instead, it's a prefix: "re-".

We should go: "regejkisa leir" or "regejkish el." The first is informal, the second formal. The pronoun is not required.

For "hey, you, get going," I need an imperative mood. That's a suffix on top of the conjugated verb: "-ku".

Let's go!: gejkihesku rui! (Or you could use the masculine or feminine pronouns.) You wouldn't give an order like this to someone of higher rank than you, so only the informal conjugation is used. Again, the pronoun is not required.

Languary - Day 24

Jan. 25th, 2016 09:47 am
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I was going to start working on the writing system, but then I realized that I would have to take pictures with my phone and upload them, and I never get around to uploading phone pictures. So that might wait until after January.

Instead, have some number words!

zero: 'i
one: she
two: sheshi
three: sha
four: sa
five: se
six: sere
seven: sara
eight: zeri
nine: zele
ten: †an

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