December 17, 2020 at 12:12 pm #122784
Salvete scriptores comites! (Hello fellow writers!)
You can call me Sparrow. I’m a proud nerd who reads and writes in languages living and dead. Like most writers, I’m an introvert; unlike most writers, I dislike coffee and tea. (Their taste does not live up to their scent.)
I’ll read most any genre (though I generally steer clear of romance), but I mainly write fantasy. I also have some contemporary ideas flitting about in my head. And, ya know, some dystopian, sci-fi, mystery…but could I pull those off? Probably not.
I’m an INTP (probably), a 5w6 (pretty sure), and a Ravenclaw (absolutely positive). I get a lot of inspiration from history and mythology and currently I’m interested in the Incas. Not exactly sure how that started, but I’m glad it did.
That it’s for now! I’ve been following SE for a while now and I’m excited to start exploring the forum and meet you all!
Valete! (Goodbye, or literally, be well!)
Semper ubi sub ubi.December 17, 2020 at 3:09 pm #122792Arindown (Gracie)@arindown
Hey *waves* Nice to meet another writer who doesn’t drink coffee.😄 I only like it if it’s iced.
I’m Arindown. Teenage girl that loves cats, fantasy, and farming. At the moment, I’m trudging through the first draft of my first novel.
Would you mind sharing what one of your “main” work-in-progresses is about?😉
Not all who wander are lost.December 17, 2020 at 3:43 pm #122797Rose@rose-colored-fancy
I wish I could also greet you in Latin, but my knowledge is sorely lacking in everyday Latin, although I know at least ten different ways to say “Troy” or “Trojan”. I’m also a language nerd and wholeheartedly agree with your opinion that Virgilius was a fanfic writer.
Do you speak/write any languages besides Latin and English?
I haven’t been writing very long and am busily editing the first draft of my first novel while writing the first draft of my second novel. It’s actually one project since it’s (hopefully) going to be a trilogy. It’s a fantasy (loosely) inspired by late medieval/early renaissance North-Africa/Middle-east. I’m having a lot of fun with the setting and time period!
I see you also like Marissa Meyer’s books? Which have you read? I’ve read all of the Lunar Chronicles except for “Stars Above” and “Fairest”. I intend to read these fairly soon though😉 Which have you read?
Are you working on a WIP now or are you in between projects?
So nice to meet you!
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"Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark." The Tale of DespereauxDecember 17, 2020 at 4:49 pm #122801
Nice to meet you both!
Since you both asked about a WIP…
Currently I’m trying to solidify parts of my storyworld so I can start writing my first novel. The world has eight races in addition to humans and has an elemental magic system that I like to think is unique. I want to make the world very large so I can set a ton of different stories in it. The one I plan to work on next year is inspired by the Incan conquest (both their own conquests and the Spanish conquest of the Incas) but it also has monsters and magic minerals.
And, just for fun, what are you guy’s least favorite books? I prefer to ask this over favorite because it seems easier to answer and IMO, it tells you more about the person. Mine is A Wrinkle in Time (don’t hurt me lol). I found it cheesy and I didn’t like Meg. But for a least favorite book it’s not that bad. Most of the time I’m pretty good at picking books I like.
And specifically @rose-colored-fancy
I am glad to meet someone else who agrees about Virgil XD I like to joke that I’ve had to read fanfic for school.
Besides English and Latin, I know a little Koine Greek. I ended up liking Latin way more so my Greek knowledge has faded. Someday, I want to learn Spanish.
Your WIP sounds really neat! I’m always excited to hear about fantasy stories set in some other time and place than medieval Europe.
I have read Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress so far. I was going to start Winter, but then my library closed again so I’ll have to wait 🙁 Who is your favorite character from the series? I relate to Cinder the most, but I really like Cress, Iko, and Thorne as well.
Semper ubi sub ubi.December 17, 2020 at 8:38 pm #122812Naiya Dyani@naiya-dyani
@sparrowhawke *flicks two fingers off forehead* Konnichiwa! (Japanese and ASL nerd here)
YES ANOTHER WRITER WHO’S NOT A COFFEE/TEA PERSON!! I just like hot cocoa XD
I’m an INFP, type 9, and proud Hufflepuff. All three of those point to a pure cinnamon roll, but in addition to that I’m a firecracker lol.
Welcome to the forums! I’m only here off and on these days, but it’s an awesome place. Hope you enjoy it!
Hearts are like matter--they can be beaten down, torn, and burned, but they cannot be destroyed.December 17, 2020 at 9:54 pm #122817
Hi @naiya-dyani ! I have a friend who studies Japanese so I’m rather acquainted with konnichiwa 😉 ASL is something else I’d like to learn, as well as Braille (I have pretty awful vision so it could be useful someday).
Hope to see you around too!
Semper ubi sub ubi.December 17, 2020 at 11:39 pm #122826Naiya Dyani@naiya-dyani
@sparrowhawke Hey, if you need a place to learn ASL, lifeprint.com is an amazing site for that!! @hope-mcclellan and I both learned it there. The teacher’s both quality and hysterical, and you get a lot on Deaf culture too!
Hearts are like matter--they can be beaten down, torn, and burned, but they cannot be destroyed.December 18, 2020 at 10:34 am #122833Zee@zee
Welcome, @sparrowhawke! This is a great site (as I suppose you already know) and I’m sure you’ll enjoy yourself here. Am I correct in assuming that Wheelock’s features prominently in your past?December 18, 2020 at 11:50 am #122836Lona@lonathecat
Hey Sparrow! Welcome to Story Embers!
I like mythology too! Well, more so legends and traditional stories now, but I used to be super into mythology. Especially Greco-Roman ones for some reason. Have you read any of Rick Rioradan’s books? He does a lot of different mythology-based novels.
Also, if you don’t mind, where does your username come from? Do you just like sparrows and hawks?
Hope to see you around! 🙂December 18, 2020 at 12:18 pm #122838
Actually, I haven’t used Wheelock’s. I’ve used the Forms series and am currently in Henle translating Cicero, which, in my opinion, is much more interesting than Caesar. Are you familiar with Wheelock’s?
Greco-Roman mythology is my favorite too. I’ve only read the Percy Jackson books, but someday I hope to get to the rest of the series.
I came up with sparrowhawke because a) I love birds, especially owls and hummingbirds (and phoenixes ;)) b) “Sparrow” sounds pretty much like <I>spero</i>, which is Latin for “I hope” and c) “Hawke” is the name for one of my characters who I have yet to write.
Semper ubi sub ubi.December 18, 2020 at 2:32 pm #122842Kimmi@kimlikesart
I am Kimmi, but, you see that. (:
I agree that coffee doesn’t taste near as good as the smell, though I do enjoy a good cup of tea.
How many languages do you know? Why did you choose to learn them?
All to say:
Welcome to StoryEmbers!!!!!!
Passion = A Willingness To SufferDecember 18, 2020 at 4:33 pm #122848
Hi @kimlikesart !
I think I do prefer tea to coffee, but hot chocolate is my warm beverage of choice.
I know English, Latin, and a little Biblical Greek. Around six years ago my mom started getting interested in classical education, and I wanted to start Latin right then instead of starting in high school. Probably one of the best decisions in my life, no joke. I took a few years of Greek, but I didn’t enjoy it as much as Latin. It’s my favorite subject now, and when people say it’s a useless dead language–well let’s just say, I have a few choice useless dead words for them XD
What is “jominkreesa” in your signature? I think I saw someone else using that word in their signature.
What kind of art do you do? I mostly draw, but I’m not super great at it.
Nice to meet you!
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Semper ubi sub ubi.December 18, 2020 at 5:12 pm #122853claire@claire-h
Nice to meet you! 🙂 I’m actually studying Koine Greek right now. Lots of work, lol.
Also, your signature. XD The only other place I’ve seen that saying before is in a detective video game that I like to play, lol. That’s the only reason I know what it means.
Ooh, Incans …very cool. My futuristic WIP is actually set in the Peruvian Amazon.
a flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it.
it just blooms.December 18, 2020 at 6:03 pm #122855Kimmi@kimlikesart
Oooh, hot cocoa’s good. (:
Wow. Starting before high-school probably helped you a lot. Good decision indeed.
Ah, yes, the famous question. 😄 What is Jominkreesa? And what does it mean?
It is a secret that is not mine to tell. I’m sorry. 😕
The other person you saw with it was part of the secret, or…more of a pact.
My lips are sealed. 😐
I love to color, or sketch. Landscapes espeacially, but I’ve done a few animals, and people. (The people are like good cartoons.)
What do you like to draw?
So…. your existence rests on thought? Or…. Would you explain ‘Semper ubi sub ubi.’ for me? 😶
Passion = A Willingness To SufferDecember 18, 2020 at 8:22 pm #122861
Hi there! That’s neat you’re learning Koine too. And, I’m happy someone else recognizes the signature. I thought about doing a serious one but then I just went with this to see if anyone would get it.
Also, your WIP sounds very cool and unique.
Fine then, keep your secrets 😉
I draw people, mainly from my own imagination. Eyes and short hair are hard for me. I can do animals if I have instructions. I’m best at doodling lol.
Semper ubi sub ubi is a joke saying that translates as “Always where under where.” But it looks like some genuine Latin phrase like Semper fidelis.
Semper ubi sub ubi.
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