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Long time, no update. Ah well. I'm here now.

I'm out of school for the summer, which means I'll be able to get to conlanging, conworlding, and writing more often. I've been working on Réziko a lot lately (check Zarahemla, my website, for more info on the language). I've changed the orthography a bit so that it is more suiting to my likings. I hope to complete the syntax by the end of the week.

I'll fly off to Washington, D.C. this weekend to participate in the National Spelling Bee. It'll be on TV, but don't hope to see me there. Only the last rounds are broadcast, and I probably won't make it that far. You may think I'm just being negative, but seriously, I haven't stuided nearly enough. The other contestants have been working for this for years, and I got in by a fluke.

I've been reading the Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien and the Silmarillion for the first time -- reading S. as a novel and reading passages from Letters every so often. Very interesting.

I've begun a new conmythology that is based lightly on certain North American Indian beliefs combined with Inuit and other sources. Most of the deities have traces in Iroquois or Uto-Aztec tribal beliefs. There is a 'supreme god', Hisgîtem (the name is temporary, based on Hisagita-imisi, the Solar Deity from Creek mythology, but will probably be changed to have a Réziko meaning). Hisgîtem, however, splits into two forms, becoming the body and the spirit, and thus physically does not exist anymore as his body and spirit take seperate characters. However, the 'memory' of Hisgîtem is considered to be presently real, and it is what holds the sky and the Earth togethor.

Oéha câpa!
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so_haleza_grise
Subject:There was Eru, the One.
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Time:2004-05-26 02:56 pm (UTC)
Good work! Even if the narrative in the Silmarillion doesn't engage you, it's a very useful thing as an explanation of Tolkienian metaphysics and morality. Personally, though, I find the stories absolute corkers. It's like an editing process where he extracted all the parts of myth that are likely to be most appealing to modern-day readers, and then distilled them.
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wildmynar
Subject:Re: There was Eru, the One.
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Time:2004-05-27 08:54 am (UTC)
Indeed, I find Tolkien's writing style in the Silmarillion amazingly simple yet complex at the same time. I enjoy reading about the wars, and the history of Morgoth, but other than that, it's a real bore. The Letters are more engaging a lot of the time, mainly because of the irony and subtle humour of many of them. However, I still plan on completing both books, just so I will know something of Tolkien's mythology and world prior to the Third Age.
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