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Offline General Battuta

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My FreeSpace homage is up in science fiction's finest* magazine
Here it is. I've been in touch with Jason Scott about it as well.

*there are a lot of other equally fine magazines!

 

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Re: My FreeSpace homage is up in science fiction's finest* magazine
I've been looking forward to reading this ever since it was announced, and wow was it a good read.  Fantastic job, Battuta.
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Seems Luis Dias beat you to it, Slowtutta.
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Not-Bad-Tutta. Not bad. :yes:

 

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Super fine work as always, Battuta!

 
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Great work, Battuta, one heck of a way to bring attention to Freespace and Blue Planet, as well. =)
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Re: My FreeSpace homage is up in science fiction's finest* magazine
Awesome read
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Just listened to the audio version, Fantastic work Battuta  :yes:
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Awesomeeeeeeee
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Fun read, thanks for sharin'  :yes:
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Half way though it and I'm liking it very much.
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Silly ass side note:

Out of curiosity how much linguistic drift exists now that there is recorded voice?
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Offline General Battuta

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Like, between people within the setting?

 

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Just in general, whether linguistic drift would be very prevalent in a society that maintains recorded audio visual.  I wonder if much of our language is locked from too much change, even a hundred years in the future and a star system away.

I suppose this is terribly silly side discussion, sorry for the derail.
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No, it's pretty interesting. I think that the lesson of globalization has been - well, I'm not a linguist, but I'd hazard an opinion that drift never stops. There would be more common touchstones pulling people together, but there's also a larger raw number of people living in more diverse environments. You also get more dynamic interaction between different linguistic groups, leading to more slang and patois.

 

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Yes I can see how the merging and overlap of languages especially will be a strong force for change.  I wonder if "traditional" versions of the languages, or at least the understanding of, will continue to exist?  Granted something like Beowulf is barely recognizable English, on the other hand the availability and understanding of the written word was not particularly high in those times and probably not strong enough to cement the drift.   
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Just a fantastic read.  And I think the most mind-blowing part is, "Hey, I played this!"

 

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ahaha yeah

 

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Really enjoyed reading this. Thanks for sharing. Any intentions of transforming these vignettes into a fully-fledged bp novel? It definitely has potential. Just one small thing: »She opens a glove in invitation. “I’m with Federation wetwork.«. Shouldn't this be network? Sorry, I just couldn't resist pointing this out.

 

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I think wetwork in this context means assassination.
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