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  1. LostInNewDelhi

    Medieval America Mark III

    A rough approximation of a Tamil phrase referring to the idea, popular throughout India, that dying in Varanasi (or Kashi) guarantees salvation. He's basically saying dying at sea is a pretty great way to go, and so it doesn't scare him. I figure any time within the early Buddhist era is good...
  2. LostInNewDelhi

    "What Madness Is This?" Volume II: Prophecies in the Dark

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cargo_cult_science#/media/File:Richard_Feynman_1974.png what a surprisingly evil looking picture of richard feynman, i sure hope napo doesn't use it for nefarious purposes
  3. LostInNewDelhi

    Look to the West Volume VIII: The Bear and the Basilisk

    Racist news broadcasts? Looks like things aren't too peachy with the reconstruction. Wonder what chicken-bog is made of.
  4. LostInNewDelhi

    Medieval America Mark III

    So then pilgrimage literature (Canterbury Tales mk 2?) is going to be about finding yourself and living/laughing/loving? :closedeyesmile:
  5. LostInNewDelhi

    Medieval America Mark III

    Whether or not the Jerseyans are Catholic (I think it's realistic for there to be a Catholic plurality in the population at large, maybe more Non-Denom majority among the burghers and nobles) or outright speak Italian, the fact that they have basically the whole Delaware Valley makes them a sort...
  6. LostInNewDelhi

    "What Madness Is This?" Volume II: Prophecies in the Dark

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA TIME TO ROB THAT TRAIN Yeah I was gonna go subscribe to a streamer but the money is better spent here
  7. LostInNewDelhi

    What is the most dystopian AH work ever created?

    For All Time explores so many different types for horror and with such a darkly humorous tone, that even if it's not the most dystopic in liters of blood spilled uselessly I still think it's pretty good at showing the death of concepts-- of diplomacy, of restraint, and finally of governance itself.
  8. LostInNewDelhi

    Moonlight in a Jar: An Al-Andalus Timeline

    Given what we'd consider standard alt-hist logic, Chechnya shouldn't be Muslim; and yet the sporadic contacts from Derbend were enough for Islam to spread and then be taken up as an organizing principle of anti-Russian rebellions. With how weird Christianity could get, even if (not a certainty)...
  9. LostInNewDelhi

    Moonlight in a Jar: An Al-Andalus Timeline

    OTL Spain had enough interests elsewhere (Mexico, Peru) that the Caribbean kinda went to seed, not enough naval presence to keep English/French pirates and settlers from grabbing little islands here and there, so that later the parent nations can go "well, time to govern our subjects" and force...
  10. LostInNewDelhi

    AHC/WI: During the French Revolution, French orthography is standardized to become completely phonetic

    And the French for bone is os which phonetically is /o/. And the French contraction for "to the" is au which is phonetically is /o/. And... and... and... You might say, well-- just figure it out through context, like you would for spoken French. But native speakers are pretty much guaranteed to...
  11. LostInNewDelhi

    AHC/WI: During the French Revolution, French orthography is standardized to become completely phonetic

    Would probably lead to too many homophones, and therefore be quite impractical. It's the same reason Japanese can never wholly get rid of kanji.
  12. LostInNewDelhi

    Moonlight in a Jar: An Al-Andalus Timeline

    Imagine if the age of revolutions/nationalism ends up uniting India and dividing China lmao. Sounds unrealistic until you realize Yugoslavia existed at one point and Belgium still does India probably gonna be textile kings like OTL but Andalus could potentially, just like England, ban Indian...
  13. LostInNewDelhi

    Medieval America Mark III

    In the Duwamish there is a small island close to the west bank, where the spider lilies bloom. In Seattle’s city bounds, fighting is only permitted in sport or defense; but even in an abode of Amadi there comes a time where two parties ask not for a fight, but demand war. Seattle preferred...
  14. LostInNewDelhi

    Medieval America Mark III

    Quebecois border-fort guards waking up to menacing accordion music is a pretty fun image
  15. LostInNewDelhi

    Moonlight in a Jar: An Al-Andalus Timeline

    How old is zoomorphic callipgraphy? I've never seen an old/historical example of it
  16. LostInNewDelhi

    Medieval America Mark III

    In absence of any other canon on the subject, I think I want that Natchez-Baton Rouge state on the East Map to be Voodoo, or a Voodoo confederation (w/ significant Non-Denom or heretic communities) that is forbidden from uniting with New Orleans by Mississippi and Texarkana, who also can't agree...
  17. LostInNewDelhi

    Moonlight in a Jar: An Al-Andalus Timeline

    One thing I always though was funny was how the British used a sort of Mughal-esque "Indo-Saracenic" style of monumental architecture in Malaya, instead of drawing on Indonesian monumental architecture; totally guessing here, but maybe the nature of the British civil service there as a kind of...
  18. LostInNewDelhi

    Medieval America Mark III

    Laska's close relationship with the Eskimos is interesting, during more peaceful periods they're plugged into a web of trade that could bring them treasures from across all of Old Canada. They could know quite a bit about the world, even though they're at the edge of it. Also, I recommend this...
  19. LostInNewDelhi

    "Our Struggle": What If Hitler Had Been a Communist?

    Oh that's funny, so it's literally going to be a communist Manchukuo, a state bounded at Manchuria but not necessarily attached to the "broader revolution in China". Be interesting if they imported Stalin's nationality model, a Korean SSR may get assigned to the Korean independence/farmer...
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