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  • Whoops, posted this on the wrong page. Since I can't delete VMs, here is a bee instead
    Ahhh that's terribly embarrassing :x
    It's amazing. I studied it on the side all throughout high school, now i'm actually looking into telescopes and finding things and such. It's frustrating at times, though. Like the night a few weeks ago when we stayed an hour late to lab because we were looking for a star in the wrong section of the sky. And that's good to hear; I've been learning something called IDL in Astronomy and it's fairly confusing.

    Well, from that perspective sure. I'd love 90 degree heat, honestly. We've had about 100 or so inches in the past month or so. I even had 5 days off of school due to storms.

    Also, another thing I've meant to ask you - Played any good games lately? I got into a ton of great ones around 2013.
    I will transcend my human existence and become an all-powerful Man-Bear
    Maybe two bears share one big plate of food, one working the fork and the other working the knife and they alternate forkfuls
    Then I will go out into the wild and teach it to the bears. Perhaps in centuries to come I will be heralded as a god in their society.
    Of course they have
    I'm almost tempted to get back into conlanging so I can create the language of the bears. Almost.
    Why would they have their feet up on the table, they are gentlemen
    Plus I don't think their digits are all that manipulable so they probably can't make many simple handshapes either
    Yeah but even then they need something to spear the food with and hold it in place so it isn't just pushed around by the cutting motion
    Actually sign languages are made up without the use of pre-existing written or spoken language all the time
    Then how would they hold a knife
    Or maybe Bear Sign Language
    I dunno, attaching straps to forks without thumbs sounds like fiddly work
    I've been surprisingly good! Last we talked was... 2012? Since then I've gone off to Boston for college and am currently midway through the second semester of freshman year. What've you been up to?
    Roaring lacks a complex enough phonological and grammatical structure to facilitate the full nuance of intelligent discourse
    They will develop thumb-free Bear Forks
    Though to do that they need to develop language
    In retrospect there are a lot more barriers to bear civilisation than we anticipated when we first decided this was a thing we should be concerned about
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