Re: THEORY: Storage Vs. Computation
|From:||Peter Morwood & Diane Duane <owlsprng@...>|
|Date:||Friday, June 18, 1999, 9:07|
>>... Since I now suddenly have two new Rihannsu books to write,
>> and I don't presently see it as likely that I'll be asked to do a
>> dictionary/grammar as such later on (especially since both the language and
>> the people are Noncanonical),
>A non-canonical dictionary/grammar will do! Complete with pronunciation
>guide and some hints to the etymology of OHV.
I think that's most likely to be forthcoming. I have to go back to the
canonical material and see exactly how much Vulcan material we do have
now...I haven't been paying very close attention to ST:Voyager, and there
may have been some additions while I wasn't looking.
> Rihannsu seem to have wider
>appeal than do Romulans. Maybe Romulans are non-canonical Rihannsu!
Ooh, don't say that...that's how I got in trouble in the first place.
People started writing to Gene Roddenberry and saying "We like Diane
Duane's Romulans better than yours..." Leaving aside my own feelings --
that I was (a) perfectly happy to be noncanonical and (b) very annoyed at
another creator being subjected to this kind of thing -- _I_ sure wouldn't
like it if someone wrote to me and said, for example, "We like Peter
Morwood's Nita and Kit better than yours" -- this is also (c) no way to
make very many friends in the Head Office. By the time I found out what
was going on, it was too late to do anything to try to stop it, the damage
had been done -- and as far as the Head Office was concerned, I had become
"persona au gratin", to be flung into a vat of melted cheese on sight.
(It's a good thing I _like_ fondue...)
There is no chance the Rihannsu will become canonical. That's OK with me.
I now have other questions to deal with, such as: is it smart for a people
and a language to have the same name? Why the heck didn't I construct even
a rudimentary grammar for this pile of words when I was working on
ENEMY/ALLY? And numerous others, which everybody will no doubt hear me
pissing&moaning about for the next couple of months. :)
Best! - Diane
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