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Re: history of conlanging (aka Conlang influences,aka Lest darkness fall)

From:Paul Bennett <paul.bennett@...>
Date:Monday, November 22, 1999, 14:10
Christophe writes>>>>>>
FFlores wrote:
> > Oh, and I didn't collect dolls... except the He-Man ones, but I > was disappointed at their small versatility. I preferred ones > that were called PlayMobile (here), which came with many accesories. > Me and my brother made whole cities of them, with official currency > and all. :) >
I was fond of LEGO, which are by far the most versatile game of all time (what is more versatile than buying bricks and constructing whatever you want with them :) ). I had also all those Transformers and other changing robots :) . And I used my LEGO mostly to create my own sentai series (you know, those Japanese live action series we had in France and that Saban used to make his Power Rangers nonsense). I never had a brother (I have a sister, but she has never been interested in LEGO or such), nor a best friend, that may be why I never created entire societies with the bricks I had (and still have, they are in a closet at my parents' apartment). <<<<<< Lego made a very deep imprint on both my brother and me. He (at 21 years of age) still buys and builds the darned things with the same fanaticism that makes other grown adults build airfix kits. I consider myself on (very marginally) higher ground in that my remaining Lego obsession only consists of occasional tinkering with Lego Technic. Another thing that played a big part was (I think) called Robotix. It was something like Meccano and Lego Technic, more like the latter. You had figures that were basically compatible with Star Wars figures, and pieces of fairly robust plastic (with octagonal ends) that snap-fitted to make vehicles, structures and so on. The resultant constructions looked a little like Doozer buildings, (yay, Doozers!) but they worked. Oh, and Linkits were kinda groovy, as well. And Zoids. My word, I never realised quite how much of an INTP life I'd actually lived, until I began to reel off this list! <G> ObConlangingContent: Some of my earliest attempts at linguistics were realising how similar bits of the French and English were on Zoid instructions. ************************************************************* This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the sender. This footnote also confirms that this email message has been scanned for the presence of computer viruses. *************************************************************