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Re: CHAT: Coming out of the conlang closet

From:Maarten van Beek <dungeonmaster@...>
Date:Friday, May 31, 2002, 5:41
> Van: Constructed Languages List > Onderwerp: Re: CHAT: Coming out of the conlang closet > > Well. I never thought of it as a secret, myself--although I did think > most people would find it weird, I didn't particularly care. > > This was until my father came in my room and asked me what I was doing > on the computer, and I told him, and he was ready to have me taken to a > psychiatrist.
I really don't understand this. Ok, conlanging is not something many people do, but I have seen stranger hobbies. My mum collects weird tea puts and unclothed teddy bears. She has over two hundred of the former, placed strategically all over the house, and several dozen of the latter, in the teddy bear corner which you can see directly as you enter the house. I have never hidden my conlang activities and although most people are only politely interested when I mention it (but that happens with all of your hobbies), it has never caused me to be not taken seriously. Actually, I have had more people calling me crazy for one of my other hobbies: skydiving. Maarten


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