I’m like 9 minutes from heading off to my evening class, but I just wanted to pop in and let you all know that you’re swell folks and I’m super glad I got into this community
Like, the difference between my old blog and this one is freaking tremendous the amount of support I get and how many people want to interact with me. I put art up on my personal, of a known, popular fandom and it maybe gets 10 notes over the course of a week. Maybe. Here I get that number within minutes and you all are so vocal on my stuff with encouraging words, it’s super refreshing.
So I just wanted to thank you all for being willing to talk with me and engage with me. I’m so used to crickets I didn’t expect to meet such awesome people here. Cheers
@littlestartopaz is awesome and wanted to know more about the URL change so I figured I’d do a little write up.
I am a senior in college getting my BA in Linguistics and Photography. My college has us thesis for the last year of our BA degrees. For my thesis, I am creating a naturalistic constructed language. My language is called Hæla, derived from the names of two of the universe’s deities (Hæli and Hæfel, the chaos goddess and the most worshiped of my twelve deity pantheon).
So the URL name: lathori. This is technically a transliteration of the actual word: læthori. This word means storyteller and derives from the name of the god of winter Læfernær. Læfernær is also the god of water, knowledge, sleep, dreams and stories. Storytellers are the blessed people of Læfernær, and stories are sacred in the culture I’ve created.
Læthori is technically a dual noun, as in ‘two storytellers’. However, the culture also uses the dual for formal titles as in ‘The Storyteller’. When choosing a URL, I decided the one thing my three primary interests (writing, photography and linguistics) have in common is that I tend to trend towards narratives. So, that’s what I aim to be: The Storyteller.
Hope I didn’t ramble too much. I’m going to start posting things about my thesis culture and language since I’m entrenched in thesis hell and the light at the end of the tunnel isn’t until May. Things will be tagged thesis and haloni (Hæloni is the name of the people of the fictional country and world the language is set in).
Let me know if anyone has anything specific they want to hear about things!