Lady of the North Star
- Nov 14, 2008
Interesting start, I'll try to keep up when I can.
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Touché. :sleep:Syt: Cute. Real cute. Guess I left myself open to that one . However, tenure wise on these forums you are right up there with Estonianzulu, Coz1 and myself (actually, I never realized till now that you joined before me) So, who's the Great Old One now, eh?
That's bizarre to me, as I think of you as part of that previous wave of AAR heavyweights like Ariel, and I'm pretty sure your Papal AAR that spawned the Free Company was well underway when I first got here, so you must have established yourself fast. And I appreciate the compliment coming from you.Deaghaidh: Hey, you're not exactly a spring chicken tenure wise either. You joined a month after me. And your writing certainly is nothing to give a Great Old One sneeze at.
Generally translated as the Unspeakable Cults, it is one of the fictional books H.P. Lovecraft often mentioned in his stories.And for us non-germans who don't know, what does Unaussprechlichen Kulten mean? I presume from the setting Kulten roughly means Cult
Yeah, I was at least in on Who Killed Charles Cromwell, and also Ariel's later EU 2 (or was it 3?) War of the Roses era one (I wrote a couple of scenes from the PoV of Henry VI). I had a trio of Irish mercs in one of the Free Company ones, but wasn't able to keep up. Generally I'm not well suited to collaborative works in general, being both ADD and bipolar, I tend to work in frantic bursts, then leave things for months (in one case, nearly a year passed between updates in an AAR I wrote).crimson_king: It's a haunting tune.
Byzan: Thanks for commenting. I haven't played that far ahead yet, though I get your drift. The lack of marriage partners (beyond 8,000 Gydjas and a slew of newborns) is a little frustrating, but we'll manage.
Syt: Touché indeed. Why don't you translate the book name for Deaghaidh? Oh, never mind, I'll do it now...
Deaghaidh: I joined the forums with the intent of writing my first AAR, so in a sense I did get right to it. Ariel's classic was a major influence and a big reason I took the plunge. My Papacy AAR went through a lot of style changes, eventually spawning the FC, but that came later. I began the whole interactive thing when I wrote a post in response to an event in Ariel's English AAR, introducing medieval sleuth Father Petronius Falkenberg. That in turn spawned the Who Killed Charles Cromwell interactive AARs. You were involved with those, weren't you? As for Unaussprechlichen Kulten, the English translation is given by Madelyn in the next sentence. But, to save you going back, it translates roughly into Unspeakable Cults, or Nameless Cults. The book was a creation of Robert E. Howard. It was his contribution to the Lovecraft Mythos. Though they never met, they exchanged a crapload of letters. So many that they've been gathered into two hard to get volumes. As an aside, it's probably little known that both authors contributed and referenced each others worlds in their stories..
.Unaussprechlichen Kulten is wrong on two accounts. Unaussprechlichen means unpronouncable, not unspeakable (although given Lovecraftian names, this is forgivable), and the grammar is incorrect. It should be Unaussprechliche Kulte. And yes, I guess it was supposed to mean Unspeakable Cults.