Thursday, July 28, 2011

Revoluion - collective noun

[okay, so, apparently I was a big liar when I said that this week's post would be on time. SORRY FOR BEING A LIAR. <3]

Revoluion - n, 2011.  The term of venery for a grouping of three or more motuhs.  Example, "While walking past the pet store, I saw a revoluion of six or seven purple motuhs scurrying around in a cage."
pronunciation: "rev-oh-loo-yon"

Etymology: 7/21/11
i went to get lunch with nina. we caused a stir and started a revoluion
a revolution
Molly: wot?!
a revoluion is the collective term for a group of motuhs
so you can imagine my confusion
Lisa: yes, goodness!
we did not start any motuh colonies, i assure you

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hunry - noun, intelligent creature.

[I am sorry that this is late!  To make up for it, I chose one with a really long conversation.  Next week will be on time! -MP]

Hunry - n, 2011.  The Hunry is one of the more incredible race of people in the universe.  Native to the planet Fortuna, the Hunry people have settled on several planets in the Auspicious quadrant.  Omniverous in nature, the Hunry build elaborate tree-top houses.  They have excellent climbing skills due to their six limbs with numerous articulation points and twelve digits on the end of each limb.  Over the millenia, the peaceful Hunry have evolved to be skilled musicians and artisans.  Most notably, they developed the quarajk, an instrument that can be described as vaguely similar to the earth cello.
pronunciation: "Hun-ree"

etymology: 7/1/2011
me: i am STARVING today
i don't know what the DEAL is
so far i have had:
1 cup coffee
most of a water bottle
a diet pepsi
egg roll
leftover sesame chicken
bag of wheat thins toasted chips
and now i'm eating peanut M&Ms and finishing this pepsi
er, hungry
Lisa: goodness
me: hunry is a gigantic mammal found on the planet Fortuna in the Auspicious quadrant. It's omnivorous, and highly intelligent, and lives in the treetops
it's got six limbs, and uses the top four as we might use our arms
yet walks on all six
Lisa: the ausipicious quadrant?
me: at the end of their limbs are twelve small digits with numerous articulation points
Lisa: jeez
me: yes, the auspicious quadrant
it's about 700 Billion light years away
er, million
well, could be billion
we haven't measured past 70 Billion, tho
they're really far away, basically
they are the dominant species in their entire galaxy
Lisa: how is this girl DOING THIS
me: lol
Lisa: the running skipping dancing fiddle player of celtic woman
me: LOL
Lisa: well yeah, they would be
12 digits?
6 limbs?
now THAT is a dancing fiddle player i'd like to see
me: they're much thinner than our fingers, and spread out in a crescent shape
their keyboards are hella tough to use, though
Lisa: i bet. what're their fiddles like?
me: they don't use fiddles so much as things that look like really long cellos
those come in various shapes and sizes
but they have three necks
Lisa: the cellos?
me: with eight strings each
yes, the cellos
Lisa: so no dancing with them, then
me: and those strings all converge over the sound hole
Lisa: you'd need all six limbs to play them
me: and they use 2 bows and a special crank
yeah, they're played sitting down
the crank is like a foot pedal
Lisa: though if you're only bowing/plucking with one hand... you could do with just 4 limbs, and still prance around
i see
me: right, and that would produce a very interesting sound
some day i'll tell you about one of their famous musicians
Lisa: i look forward to that day
me: :D
Lisa: :-D
this was a very informative conversation about Hunrys
me: indeed
let's tag it again
just to make sure i get it all
me: hahahaha
Lisa: and this is twice i've cause to call you kirk
though technically i think the first time it was shatner
me: lol, yeah

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Coruse - n, bustling metropolis.

Coruse - n, 2011. The city of Coruse is located on the main continent of the largest planet in the Centuron system, Gorflax.  Established shortly before the third and final unsuccessful Flaridian incursion, Coruse survived the war by mining and collecting a large quantity of fossil fuels to aid the war effort and supply the Velurig Fleet with industrial supplies.  Currently the second-largest city in the Centuron system, Coruse boasts a population of 6 million humanoid inhabitants, and a further 4 million sentient inhabitants that are otherwise physically classified.  The current governor, Jordel Forbvet, was appointed to the position after his predecessor and uncle, Sedret Forbvet, died at the age of 548.  Jordel is a direct descendant of Abedila Curgle, and cousin to the current Empress of Centuron, Grellis Curgle.  

Under Jordel's leadership, Coruse has received extensive praise for its policies on inter-special and interplanetary relations.  It has set the standard for improved living conditions planet-wide, and orchestrated monumental trade partnerships with major planets across the Centuron system and systems beyond.
pronunciation: "ko-russ"

Etymology: 7/7/11
me: of coruse, most of the time i am reading i dont' realize i am reading what i'm reading
Lisa: ...
me: then i get to the end of a paragraph and realize i've just skimmed, bit when i go back, i already had the info i needed
my mind is weird
Lisa: oh, yes that
no i get it
i have to sit and reread all the time
me: coruse is a large city on Gorflax
Lisa: how do you pronounce it?
me: Its main exports are fossil fuels and precious metals
Lisa: oh
i've been pronouncing it all wrong!

Friday, July 8, 2011


So, I've had a few people ask me where this stuff comes from.  The truth is, I have an extremely active imagination, not to mention the ability to bullshit my way out of most situations.

It's a gift.

That said, I'd be lying if I didn't cop to some serious inspiration from a plethora of quality web comics and Scifi series, both written and visual.

Firstly, what I generally picture in my head when writing up the definitions for these, is the art of Jonathan Rosenberg.  I've been reading his webcomic, Scenes From A Multiverse, since it began a year ago, but you may already know him from Goats, which he started posting in 1997.  [That's quite an archive.]

SFAM never EVER fails to get a giggle out of me.  Some of my favorite characters include The Corn God, Doctor Whoa, and Mrs. Spelt.

Another webcomic that floats to mind when I'm thinking up a Mollexicon post is Drive, by Dave Kellett.  He's another one that you may know of from his other long-running [2001!] webcomic, Sheldon.

Kellett has gone to great lengths to build a rich, detailed universe for his space opera.  Sprinkled throughout the comic are pages of historical documents, personnel files, and encyclopedia entries.  Excellent world-building, hilarious characters, and an intricate, yet easy-to-follow story make for one of my favorite comics on the web.

Continuing to plumb the vein of Space Opera, I'll talk a little bit about the first series I read as an impressionable youth.  Anne McCaffery's THE ROWAN.  I only managed to read the first three books, before I either lost interest, or my Dad couldn't find the rest at the used bookstore he would squirrel them home from.  I don't really remember why I stopped, but I definitely remember why I kept reading as long as I did.  Psychic powers!  Important women!  Interesting locales!  Empathetic cats!  I remember sitting in my room, reading something else, when my dad walked in and tossed me the first book.  "I just finished that, you'll like it."  That has happened a LOT in my life, and we continue to swap books today.

Another Dad Recommendation that has had a lot of influence over most of my creative endeavors is the STARDOC series by S.L. Viehl.  It's another series that I started as a tween, never managed to complete, yet remember fondly.  At that point in my life, my ADD was kicking in something fierce, and I had to have all of the parts together or I wouldn't finish a series.  I was voraciously consuming books, and if it wasn't ready right then and there, I moved onto the next set.

Which is what I do with television now.  Such as Farscape [Netflix and Wikipedia ], which is probably the most influential, at least as far as making up words.

Then there's Stargate SG-1, which is my darling favorite.  [Netflix and Wikipedia]

And of course, Firefly. [Netflix and Wikipedia.]

The various lists go on and on, and honestly, there's no way I could talk about everything in a coherent fashion, but these are the big ones.

I hope this has been informative, at least as much as the Mollexicon itself!  Stop by every Wednesday for a new definition.  And please, please feel free to ask me anything about any of the entries, or just in general.  Answering questions is excellent world-building practice!  <3

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wjat, v, medicinal process.

Wjat - v, 2011. To wjat is to cough up sputum produced by inhaling allergens.  The sputum is then mixed with fermented wheat liquor and used as a tincture to improve ones immune system.  The process is used by the cave people of P3X-575, a technologically primitive planet located on the outskirts of the Vega solar system.  [Side note: One may argue that their advanced knowledge of medicine indicates a higher than advertised intelligence.  However, the cave people have yet to display truly advanced knowledge of physics or mechanics.]
pronunciation: "hoo-what"

etymology: 5/2/11
Lisa: wjat
i mean, what?
Molly: i'm confused myself
Lisa: wow.
man your harem is crazy
look how worked up he got you
you didn't even define wjat
Molly: oh! wjat is the act of coughing up the sputum produced by inhaling a special pollen
Lisa: so THAT'S what that is...
Molly: wjatting is how the cave people of P3X-575 get vaccines
for allergies
Lisa: by wjatting?
Molly: yup
the sputum is then mixed with alcohol for a tincture