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Re: CHAT: Coming out of the conlang closet

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Monday, June 3, 2002, 17:04
Cian Ross wrote:
>On Saturday 01 June 2002 07:59 am, Andreas Johansson wrote: > > To each his own, but for me, I experienced quite enough rejection as a >kid > > that I'm perfectly willing to bend a little in order to be accepted. I > > don't see it as "being someone I'm not" (how could I?), but as think of >it > > as thinking a bit about what aspects of myself I chose to display. > >I do that also...but I see it as self-protection rather than as a way of >getting accepted.
I see getting accepted as a form of self-protection. Being beaten up as a kid for being deviant brought at least me to that POV.
> This particularly applies to non-mainstream activities >like conlanging, programming just for fun (which I also have done), and >reading science books just for fun. (Part of my current light :) reading >list is Alan Guth, _The Inflationary Universe_, which is not heavily >mathematical but goes into some recent notions about the interfaces >between quantum theories and the origin of the universe.)
Popular physics, cosmology etc does seem to be popular on the list! To busy with Uni stuff to read much at the moment, but should perhaps look for that book when I get some time ... Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at


Joe <joe@...>