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  1. Six Ages has a goddess of foraging, Inilla. She's a daughter of Ernalda ("Nyalda"). https://sixages.fandom.com/wiki/Inilla
  2. i literally just had this argument with my male roommate: he is a kind, gentle, caring, capable man who is risking his entire life for an alien child he doesn't even know, do you have any idea what that's worth on the market? men have no idea. no. idea. that man is worth one thousand handsome dickbags. you should see the men my female friends date, they'd murder for a shot at the mandalorian.
  3. that's always been a plot point in the cleverer zombie series. i vote yes.
  4. that would defeat the narrative decision! they made a real conscious decision to underline his inhumanity and also not to make it a bog standard fantasy by using those kinds of signals.
  5. it's very, uh, gore-y? gooey? it's very much this kind of deeply creepy, sinewy, ugly (not bad ugly), raw feeling. I don't dislike it, but it's really different. My favorite so far is Dayzatar. His sculpt really puts the Dark Souls/Bloodborne eerieness of the divine into Dayzatar, which is basically what I think of when I think of Dayzatar. (And Solars in general.)
  6. A lot of people are commenting about the timey-wimey play and honestly I didn't notice it as a stretch. It seemed such a natural and fun play of narrative - I mean, what an opportunity with immortal, unaging characters! Especially when you meet a mature character who seems to be important and then you start to unravel their past, and so often that past is really unexpected. I would never have predicted the series finale from the first episode, but it was so natural an evolution. But a lot of people have reported it as confusing so I guess they're gonna not do that in the future. A shame, I really found it stimulating.
  7. the genes of Britain essentially remained stable since the agricultural revolution, dominated by a Y gene associated with Doggerland (now the area underwater north of the Channel) as a subgroup of the Linearbandkeramik agricultural grouping that entered Europe from Turkey. The greatest premodern diversity was in Scotland, where people from all over the Western world, including Africa, apparently travelled and settled. The least diversity is Ireland, the most inbred part of Europe. Both regions have Gaeltachd/ts. And the closest cultural and linguistic match for Celtic is Tocharian, which was spoken in ... what is now Eastern China. There's no Celtic gene. And before modernity, there was no Celtic culture. Britons and the Goidels did not understand or see any similarities between themselves.
  8. Medieval Europe didn't know anything about Muslims and thought they worshipped a trinity of gods: Baphomet, Termagant, and Apollyon. Baphomet is Muhammad with the m muddled to a b and f replacing h. This was a representation of Muslims. Europeans were just extremely ignorant.
  9. Xiola Umbar going full Artemis of Ephesus
  10. indeed, that may be how we ended up with muri, who apparently didn't suffer the womb-curse...
  11. does arthur know there are no saracens yet? muhammad didn't preach till 610, and the initial expansion of the Umayyads over the Visigoths in Hispania started in 711 and the Battle of the Highway/Battle of Tours was in 732 - a saracen
  12. uhhhh no there's Goidelic and Brittonic languages attested long, long before that. Irish is written in Ogham as early as the 1st century and Brittonic is attested in Roman-era inscriptions and in Ptolemy's Geography and in Tacitus' Agricola. The archaeological evidence not only corroborates an unbroken cultural residence but shows it reaching into earlier eras. The period of the arrival of the Insular Celtic languages to the British Isles is not clear, but it wasn't after the seventh century CE. For heaven's sake! The Britons were Romanised but never replaced Common Brittonic with Latin, just took a boatload of loanwords.
  13. In the real world people still used Latin for writing but they didn't speak it. The first attested written Gallo-Romance is the Oaths of Strassbourg, dated to 842, but Vulgar Latin had turned into Romance some time after the fourth century - basically when the Roman Empire really disintegrated, local varieties really flourished rather than still straining after a single standard. And Vulgar Latin was already different by the time of the Republic, showing distinct grammar and vocabulary changes that preceded Romance: people wrote "in ore" but lewd graffiti says "im bucco". Pompeii's graffiti is startling because it shows sound changes much, much earlier than anyone had expected: Ismurna for Smyrna ("Esmyrna", no initial -sC- cluster), coliclo "cabbage" for *cauliculum "little cabbage", showing 1. au > o, epenthesis of u, loss of case ending, possible shift of short vowels.
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