Monthly Archives: December 2019

Star Trek Universal Translator Headcanon

I think that, for frequently encountered languages, the translation program of the universal translator is heavily curated with a lot of manual entry. Because many languages use a lot of idioms and metaphors which would need a manual translator to … Continue reading

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The Emperor Blew Up the Shield Wall!

During yesterday’s Dune session, there were several memorable moments, but perhaps most dramatic is when the Emperor suffered a harrowing loss to Atreides, and then decided to blow up the Shield Wall – causing the storm to immediately wipe out … Continue reading

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Telvanni Gift Culture

Based on how the Telvanni are presented in Morrowind, these are my speculations on Telvanni gift culture. More than the other Houses and factions, Telvanni famously gives the player the best rewards and the highest pay. On the surface this … Continue reading

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