Elves, Linguists and Homeless Klingons

The Register, a British website more commonly associated with computer industry news, published a great article on ‘conlangs’ including Klingon and Elvish. Our homeless Klingon makes a guest appearance in Caleb Cox’s article.

In her book The land of Invented Languages (highly recommended), Akira Okrent tracks down the conlangs that have, in most cases, faded into oblivion. With some pretty wacky ones out there from John Wilkins’ Analytical Language to James Cook Brown’s Loglan, it’s clear why few take off in the first place, even though most were created with respectable goals in mind.

Speak geek: The world of made-up language (The Register)

Sci-Fi Janitors: Vampires [DCTV 2010]

We got so distracted watching the new Sci-Fi Janitors YouTube Channel that we forgot we still have Bob & Carl videos from Dragon*ConTV 2010. Plus we’ve been playing a lot of Call of Latrine Duty: Black Mops. Anyway, here’s our yellow friends talking about vampires …

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WoW Replacement [DCTV 2010]

Back when we were ar Dragon*Con 2010, the latest World of Warcraft expansion (Cataclysm) was just a dream. Now it has a release date. How will we ever pass the time between now and the release date? (hint: it isn’t Spider Solitaire)

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Written by Stephen Granade
Music: ParagonX9 / Infiltration (creative commons)