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PostSubject: Hey Everyone   Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:14 pm

So i used to help with this project on the spore forums a few years ago as Dman873. But because of computer issues and school crap I ended up forgetting about the project. However, a few days ago I was looking around the spore forums and found the old thread. It seemed to be dead, and I came here and figured I should join the project and start helping out again. I may be able to design creatures depending on if my computer can run spore or not. However I can probably help out in most of the other areas involved
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PostSubject: Re: Hey Everyone   Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:37 am

Hi.

Well, by now the project has moved WAY past Spore. Also, most threads on this forum is quite outdated by now. The most prominent sign of outdatedness is the use of the word "Xen'vi" instead of its later replacement, "Zen'ji".

Also, trying to search the forum for non-outdated threads is kinda futile, as the most active, and therefor most up-to-date, threads are in the hidden "Writer's Guild" subforum, where the novels are discussed by a select few (by now, very few) in order to avoid spoilers or idea-theft for/by other users and guests.

And at this point the "everyone" in your topic heading is just myself and Xeno.

Now, feel free to ask a crapload of questions in order to get back up to date. ^^
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PostSubject: Re: Hey Everyone   Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:37 am

Ok, so does that mean I wasted 3 hours last night getting spore from Origins crappy download speed? Also why the name change from Xen'vi to Zen'ji?
Why aren't other area's pf the forum used? Have you guys finished those areas, and now only have to work on the story? And why is it only you and Xeno?

Thanks for welcoming me back,
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PostSubject: Re: Hey Everyone   Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:18 am

-Pretty much. I'm sorry for your loss.

-"Xen" in terms of anything related to aliens is way too cliched (plus it's also really close to the Greek word for "alien") and "vi" is way too close to the "Na'vi" of Avatar. Therefor the name was changed to "Zen'ji".

-The other areas would require a refocus on the world-building aspect, which it turns out happened automatically (the world-building, that is) during writing.

-There's a lot of flesh still to add, but it turned out to be easier adding said flesh while figuring out the story. We'll hopefully get back to it eventually, though, and expand upon the established setting.

-It's only Xeno and I because everyone else left. Probably had better things to do, what with real life and all that.

-Your welcome. Smile


By the way, maybe you can have a look at the wiki (there's a link near the top. The blue button). It's about 0.002% done, but the info on there at present should help you catch up a little. Heck, even ask questions based on what you read there. You can maybe help compile Wiki articles later. Please just don't change anything without consulting me first, though.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey Everyone   Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:36 am

Started reading the wiki and some of the stuff on there is pretty complex, good job on that. So what should I help out in? I could learn how to edit wikia and help you guys get the wiki up to date, and organize stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey Everyone   Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:03 pm

Hello there.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey Everyone   Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:05 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Hey Everyone   Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:06 pm

How's it going?
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PostSubject: Re: Hey Everyone   Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:07 pm

Good, how bout you
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PostSubject: Re: Hey Everyone   Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:09 pm

I'm fine, albeit very sunburnt.

Well then, erm, welcome. I have no idea as to what you should do, so I'll just sit here.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey Everyone   Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:11 pm

Im waiting to gain access to the Writing Group
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PostSubject: Re: Hey Everyone   Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:18 pm

Nothing I can do about that. I think. I don't even know.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey Everyone   Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:19 pm

i like taco gazelle's
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PostSubject: Re: Hey Everyone   Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:07 pm

Me too.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey Everyone   Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:18 pm

So how close to completion is the first story in the series?
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PostSubject: Re: Hey Everyone   Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:20 am

To answer the above inquiry, I've finished it twice (with the first uberedit in between) and am now rewriting it a third (and hopefully final) time. The other two in the trilogy probably don't need uberedits themselves as I wouldn't need to establish as much and whatnot.

I won't let you into the Writer's Guild immediately, as I need to be sure-ish that I can trust you not to steal my intellectual property (the content of the novels and such). For starters, I'd like you to get used to the world, so ask me questions about it, such as anything you read up on on the Wiki and would like to know more about.

Also, I wouldn't really want you to read the old versions of the novel, as I'd like to see whether the new version works. So I'll probably add you to the Writer's Guild when I'm a considerable way into the "final" draft of the novel and have started posting it in the Writer's Guild section.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey Everyone   Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:01 am

Ok, questions.

1. Hoew does the Trinary solar system work? It seems to me like there would be no habitable zone because of how eccentric the orbits must be.

2. Does each Zen'Ji nation have a different language, or just a different dialect of the same language?

3. How does Zen'Ji biology work? I seem to recall from my time of the Sporums that their mouths are on their hands. I don't know if that has changed or not.

That's all my questions for now, I'm sure I'll think of more of them later.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey Everyone   Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:52 am

1. After many hours of grueling gravity simulations courtesy of Aletrius, a sliver of habitable zone of discovered, the major side effects, though, are that Novusvita has an epic tidal cycle (30 + metre difference between high and low tides on average) and really weird seasons, depending on where the planet is in relation to the three stars. But it's sci-fi, so don't bust your skull about it. Wink

2. There are three main language families, one per clan, with many dialects in between. Due to the size of the nations, there may be multiple different dialects in the same nation, though it's same to assume that each nation has its own common tongue.

3. Mouths are still in on their hands and genitals are still in their wrists. The biology is massively complicated, so I'll explain in detail later. Though in general, it's still the same as then.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey Everyone   Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:01 am

I was asking just to make sure that nothing changed and so that I can stay on top of everything. I'll try and think of more questions later.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey Everyone   Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:48 am

Yeah, makes sense. Ask away whenever the questions arrive. ^^
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PostSubject: Re: Hey Everyone   Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:27 pm

So how far along have you guys gotten with making the Zen'Ji language(s)?
Also are you guys aiming to make it a complete language or just a few words and phrases?
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PostSubject: Re: Hey Everyone   Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:44 pm

The language isn't really going anywhere yet.
I attempted to make a dictionary, once. Didn't go so well. xD But yeah, eventually I'd like to have a full dictionary of all the major Zen'ji tongues.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey Everyone   Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:49 pm

I might be able to help with that. Ive always wanted to create a language, but never had any time to.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey Everyone   Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:29 am

I should later post what I have for the dictionary so far, then. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Hey Everyone   Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:07 am

Woohoo for dictionaries.
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