CHAT: sluttishness (was: RE: Bob's Introduction)
|From:||And Rosta <a.rosta@...>|
|Date:||Friday, March 3, 2000, 13:20|
I've been working on the same one conlang since I was 14, writing the same
poem since I was 14, and with the same woman since I was 19. There's been
no other poem since I was about 21, no other ab initio a priori conlang
ever, and no other s.o. since 19. I am, however, a despairingly enthusiastic
smoker (since 16). I am 33 now. I have tended to think of the long time spent
on the poem and conlang as evidencing a reprehensible inability to bring
things to completion, but it's nice to realize that it can be seen in a
more positive quasi-uxorious light.
> I myself am an incorrigible conlang slut. I love oral lex. Last night I
> put another notch on my bedpost, this one for Pitakosilano
I just got finished with a
> sketch of YASROE, Yet Another Spelling Reform of English. It's probably a
> one-night stand.
> Anyone got a cigarette?
> P.S. No doubt my unfortunate choice of analogy is to make up for the Real
> World, where I got married at 21 to the first girl I'd made it to second
> base with. The dangers of spending too much of high school in front of a
> computer langmaking instead of in the back of a car swinging!