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teyla ([personal profile] teyla) wrote2011-11-15 12:39 pm

Gallifreyan Script, Thanksgiving, Yuletide

Long time no update. I'm still around. I've been playing with tumblr a lot--I know, I know. I'm joining the legions abandoning LJ for more hipster-y pastures. I should try to update LJ more, but I don't really have a specific fandom at the moment, so I'm sort of disconnected from LJ, since I don't have anything to write fic for. I would vid, but I don't have my desktop PC with me at the moment. Also, that PC needs upgrading so badly. Anyway, this is why I'm playing with tumblr, not LJ. I have little fannish content to offer at the moment.

That said, I did make some Gallifreyan script images. Greencrook on tumblr came up with a Gallifreyan dictionary, and it's a lot of fun to take the basics that she's developed and fill in the blanks to create images of quotes.

Wilf: Sweetheart, come on. You're not going to make the world any better by shouting at it.

Donna: I can try.
I love this quote. Quick symbol overview:

Teeny little top-left circle: opening speech quotes.
Slightly bigger top-left circle: "you".
Stuff on connecting line between "you" circle and next circle: "can't".
Big top-left circle: "change". That symbol I made up myself out of greencrook's symbols for "death", "birth", "growth" and "foresee".
Big top-center circle: "the world"--or rather, "the universe".
Stuff on connecting line between top-center and top-right circle: "by".
Big top-right circle: "shout(ing)". I created that symbol out of the symbols for "speak", "disappointed", "anger", and a negated version of "understand".
Teeny little top-right circle: closing speech quotes.

The bottom part of the quote has, again, opening and closing speech quotes. The smaller circle is "I", the stuff on the connecting line between the circle is "can", and the big circle is "try", a symbol I made up out of the symbol for agency, the symbol for want with a temporal progression towards the symbol for dare pointing towards the symbol for out/change.

There's only what a man can do, and what he can't do.
-- Jack Sparrow
On [personal profile] earlwyn's request.

Top symbol: "Exist", made up of the sign for "person" or "subject", the sign for "space", the sign for "now" and the sign for "time" or "progression of time".
Bottom left symbol: "One can do", made up of the third person pronoun sign, the sign for "do" (which is the sign for "agency/power" in a word circle), and a connecting line with the symbol for "can".
Bottom right symbol: "One can’t do", same as bottom left, except it’s got the symbol for "can’t" on the connecting line.
Stuff in the middle: "Only", prominent and not on a connecting line as it’s central to the quote. Made up of the symbol element of the sign for "absolute", and the sign for "out".
Line and sign at the bottom: Connecting line between the two "can do" and "can’t do" circles, with the symbol for "and" indicating their relation.

You are not alone.
On [livejournal.com profile] mind_the_tardis's request.

Tiny circle on the left: Sentence opener.
Smaller circle on the left: "you".
Bigger circle at the top: "are not".
Bigger circle at the bottom: "alone". Made up out of the symbols for "together", "before", "they" + first person pronoun, "space", all temporally pointing to a "now" and "out" symbol, indicating exclusion of the subject.
Tiny circle on the bottom right: Sentence closer/period.

Other than that, I'm still trying to find a job. Nothing new on that front. I don't know if I'm going to do Christmas cards this year. If anyone wants to send me a card, don't send it to the Southampton address; I don't live there anymore. Send it to my old address in Germany--if you don't know it, ping me and I'll let you know.

Yuletide! Anyone doing Yuletide on the reading list? I'm torn. I did it last year, and had a lot of fun writing for it, but the fic I received was not really what I'd been hoping for. And I don't really have any fandoms I'd want to request for or am desperate to read fic in, this year. The fic I wrote last year was based on something that I had sitting on my hard-drive, half-written--I don't have anything like that this year, so I'd have to start from scratch. But it's only 1,000 words. I could probably do 1,000 words? And I'd love to be forced to write something. Torn! I will decide eventually.

I will have a Jasper on Thanksgiving. :3 We found a cheap flight, so she's coming over from the morning of the 24th until the afternoon of the 27th. It'll be her, [personal profile] earlwyn, [livejournal.com profile] hobbits_feet and myself. There won't be turkey, but there will be chicken. And a fuck-ton of other food. And probably midori, because we're sad, sad fangirls. I'm looking forward to it.

So. How is everyone?
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[personal profile] zulu 2011-11-15 03:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Those are terrific!

I haven't written fic in so long; I'd hate to dump myself on some poor recipient. Also, three term papers, so.

[personal profile] alex51324 2011-11-15 08:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Wow, those Gallifreyan script quotes are so intricate! I am wondering, in a nitpicky sort of way, if Gallifreyan syntax is the same as ours. (The grammar *has* to be different; I mean, the verb tenses alone...)

You're hosting a Thanksgiving dinner on your first one as an American-by-marriage? Very ambitious! Since you're sensibly starting out with a chicken rather than a turkey, I don't have to give you the most important piece of advice, which is that turkeys take for-fucking-ever to thaw out; you have to start days in advance. My only other tip is that if you're making pumpkin pie, there is a big difference between evaporated milk and condensed milk, and if you buy the wrong one for your recipe, you have to either go back to the store and get the other one, or find another recipe.
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[personal profile] topaz_eyes 2011-11-15 09:07 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm still mulling over Yuletide. I'm not feeling very fannish at the moment, either writing or reading. I suppose I have until Saturday to decide. Or, there's the pinch-hitting list. I just don't know.
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[personal profile] zulu 2011-11-16 05:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Roleplaying totally counts! It keeps your hand in and your skills fresh.
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[personal profile] hibernia1 2011-11-17 05:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay for a Jasper-Thanksgiving! Also, yes, please gimme your German address, I lost that one. Thanks!