Recent content by False Dmitri

  1. Affiliated States of Boreoamerica thread

    Very very late I know, but the idea of a Makassar-influenced civilization rising up in northern Australia is obviously fascinating. Maybe the group has already moved on from the idea, but I like it. And the settlements there could potentially serve as the nucleii of new states, couldn't they? I...
  2. Affiliated States of Boreoamerica thread

    For whatever reason my enthusiasm for working on this thread plummeted the spring before last. I'll try to catch up in the next few days. I have not totally abandoned the ASB. I've spent quite a lot of time in the last year filling in Griffin's state symbols spreadsheet, and most recently I've...
  3. Affiliated States of Boreoamerica thread

    Ha!! It actually gets better... That video's Knights of Malta section (second-last, just before Sweden) consists almost entirely of quotes from the Wikipedia page, which as it happens, I wrote. So the video plagiarizes me twice. Mm, feels good. I'm not personally upset, I feel like one of the...
  4. Affiliated States of Boreoamerica thread

    Sorry I'm not up to speed with the Oceania content. That's not what this post is. Instead I have the pleasure of announcing that I finally, after something like 6 months, have access to my ancient desktop computer with all the Doomsday content. That sort of means I can see my maps again. There...
  5. Affiliated States of Boreoamerica thread

    You're right, just about the only consistent thing so far is a POD of 1600, and personally I'm not very willing to change that. The rest of the world could quickly turn into a free-for-all. But 1600 is still well before any colonization. Is there any way to effect a change that would protect...
  6. Affiliated States of Boreoamerica thread

    Yes, and I think I added the cities that I could from extant maps. As for adding more cities, I started drawing a paper map in order to do that (still having no access to the computer I use for drawing); but the time demands of Distance Learning and Working From Home, as well as various...
  7. Affiliated States of Boreoamerica thread

    I've begun adding a few. I think the Indian states are the hardest because they each have a rich symbolic tradition that's not easy to parse using a basic online search.
  8. Affiliated States of Boreoamerica thread

    That is really interesting. I like the idea of calling both peaks Las Pelonas, it's fitting. What about the name for Mount Mitchell? in OTL it's named for a geologist originally from Connecticut. It's certainly conceivable that such a person would come to Carolina in TTL, what with Carolina and...
  9. Affiliated States of Boreoamerica thread

    It's amazing to see this coming together like this. Delaware Bay's most usual name is The Poutaxat or Poutaxat Bay. Virginians still use the name Delaware, but even other English speakers have mostly shifted to the Lenape name.
  10. Affiliated States of Boreoamerica thread

    You know what, though, that might actually be a working example. In rural Muscoguia there probably isn't very much standard Spanish being spoken; or at least there wasn't before the age of mass media. In that case, the creole-speaking population there would learn the standard relatively late in...
  11. Affiliated States of Boreoamerica thread

    It certainly would!
  12. Affiliated States of Boreoamerica thread

    It could still be a creole with influence from more than one source; the distinction would be how much grammar is preserved. Michif, from what I know, is just about totally unique in preserving all the complex grammar and phonology from both languages. The OTL (extinct) language of the Mohawk...
  13. Affiliated States of Boreoamerica thread

    I'm ambivalent too. Gian's done a lot of riffs on the ASB world, so it's not a problem as such. And convergent history is nothing new to this timeline, though convergent current events aren't something we've done yet. We'll need some more discussion to decide if this is part of the main ASB...
  14. Affiliated States of Boreoamerica thread

    Of course, but you know, with different projections and such tracing maps can be inexact, especially when you switch basemaps. If you think it's a genuine error, you can leave Roanoke off the map for now.
  15. Affiliated States of Boreoamerica thread

    At such time as I can access the layers of those maps, I'll take a look, but that might not be for a while. The city was intended to be the same Roanoke as in TTL, and the maps I traced showed it as such. Regarding Indianapolis and Columbus, I agree with @erictom333 that there should be...
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