Conlangs for sadtiemz.

Raye Chell Mahela

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Raye Chell Mahela

Raye Chell Mahela

Programmer, artist, musician, and language lover.

Ever do some algebra problems, even though it’s underneath your skill level, but it’s easy and fun and something you enjoy?

Or maybe you play a toy piano even though you’re good at playing real pianos, just because.

Or you are a programmer, but still play with RPG Maker from time-to-time to enjoy some casual game development without the extremely time-consuming parts.

I don’t know.

I’ve been studying Chinese, but right now Esperanto is easiest for me to use right now because I’m already decent at it.

I spent a lot of Christmas week pretty alone, save for time with parents on xmas day itself. My boyfriend and I are breaking up – he signed the lease to his own apartment today, and will be moving some stuff tonight.

So, Esperanto is an easy thing, and I enjoy using languages, so it’s just been something to get my mind off things. I feel a bit aimless right now and not sure how to fill my time. I need to prep for teaching CompSci classes, beginning mid-January. But free time? Video games don’t feel that great when I’m super stressed, so doing something constructive is nice. Making YouTube videos is a nice, somewhat easy thing to work on.

Jumping back into playing with conlangs have kept me emotionally stable recently, and I’m starting to feel better. A few weeks ago I was feeling very lost and very hopeless. Not specifically because of relationship stuff, but just not being certain with where I am in life, where I’m going, and so on.

Ugh, I dunno. I feel like shit, but programming and drawing and using that to practice languages gives me some solace.


 

Look at all the things I’ve made in the past week:

One thought on “Conlangs for sadtiemz.”

  1. I sometimes wonder if by occupying myself with conlangs, I’m wasting time I could be spending on other languages. It doesn’t seem that way when I’m at a Mexican restaurant speaking Spanish with the manager and my brother and my sister-in-law… it seems like conlanging is, at worst, unrelated and complementary to this experience, not detrimental, and at best conlanging has sped up my progress in Spanish and other languages.

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