Rachel Morris

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D&D Draconic (Glav) Language

Based off information here: https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Draconic_language Attributes: Hard consonants, hissing sounds, and throat sounds.Stress on the first syllable; stress on first and last syllables for important ideas.Modifier words (adjectives, adverbs) get placed before the modified word in descending order of importance. Modifier word may be repeated after the modified word as well for emphasis.Iokharic writing system. …

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D&D Language Construction?

I’m playing D&D for the first time this year. We just did our second session tonight, and I’m a complete newbie. However, I was able to make my character a LINGUIST which was really exciting for me. However, I’m not finding much information about D&D languages. Part of me figured there’d be some more stuff …

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Why are we still doing this?

Software development is still a slog. “I need three monitors.” I think to myself, as I work on a feature that requires several microservices to be updated, which means I also need the database admin open, Postman open, I need to open Docker to run Kafka or Elastic Search or whatever, plus my notes. If …

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Haven’t done any work / depression

I don’t know if it’s just be, but I DON’T think it’s just me, but I have no idea how to cope with working a stressful full-time job and coming home in the afternoon and being too tired to do ANYTHING creative. I could be working on my language zine, I could work on a …

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Climate Change and Daily Life (survey / video project)

I’m thinking of making a video collecting peoples’ thoughts, experiences, and coping mechanisms with regards to Climate Change. If you feel like rambling about Climate Change for ten minutes, please consider taking my survey.https://forms.gle/yYijV11nVEraL5J48

Trying to find hope in the face of climate grief

The future is so unknowable. I’m sure in the cold war age there was a similar sense of dread as now, but the difference with climate change is that our fates aren’t determined by another government – it’s determined by an inter-tangled web of capitalists and government policies, and the degradation of our natural environment …

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Plans and time

[A post-it note with a drawing of an old person with a walker and a laptop on the walker. The text reads: Don’t worry, you can do your gamedev when you’re retired*! * Retirement not guaranteed for millennials, gen Z, and later.] I’ve been thinking a lot about goals lately, and just in general not …

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Game mockup

First attempt at a mockup of what I’d like Undead Debt to look like. The environment is the hardest part, since it will basically just be one big map with a few cities, and you have to fight zombies between towns as you make money through the gig economy to make loan payments. I want …

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Total student loans: $15,875.39

Hi, I’m Rachel. I’m 31 years old now, and I have a full time developer job, and I’m currently working on paying off my student loans by throwing over half my monthly income into payments each month. It’s now August of 2019, and I last worked on this in December of last year. As I’ve …

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Lightning talk: Conlangs

Linkin’ it here so I don’t lose it. http://rejcx.moosader.com/dl/conlangs.pdf