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Dec. 17th, 2007 09:21 am
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Read today's comic.


Today's comic is encrypted in ClaWrite, a dragon alphabet invented by Baxil. The dialog is based on a conversation that I had with a classmate, but I'll leave the fun of deciphering it up to you. ;)

Unless if you'd rather just read the translation in the comments below...

Date: 2007-12-17 07:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zuki-san.livejournal.com
Hmmm...it tells me that "This file doesn't exist"

Is that the message you're meaning?

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Date: 2007-12-17 08:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cougirl.livejournal.com
Whoa, I can totally not read any of that.

Date: 2007-12-17 09:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] klitaka.livejournal.com
Looks like I need to go find my Little Orphan Annie decoder-ring.

Date: 2007-12-17 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ceruleanst.livejournal.com
As far as I can tell, the punctuation and the TH are of your invention, yes? It's been years since I've looked at Clawrite but I still worked it out.

Funny, too. I like (for jibbly values of like) the way the botherer turns into a scary blank nightmare smile thing when she's being most vapid, but looks like a person when forced to think.
Edited Date: 2007-12-17 09:40 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2007-12-17 09:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] makuus.livejournal.com
Wow... Haven't seen that script in a long while...

Date: 2007-12-17 11:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] dragonzuela.livejournal.com
Ha, I like the "Christmas Story" reference.

Hadn't looked into Clawrite before, didn't realize that it would actually work quite well for talons like mine.

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Date: 2007-12-18 12:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slupine.livejournal.com
*blinks*

Huh?

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Date: 2007-12-18 12:47 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] arethinn
I kind of get it but find most of it unreadable.
From: [identity profile] zuki-san.livejournal.com
I just busted out a translation as best I could, but I find myself puzzled by some of the symbols used in the fourth panel, they're not in the Clawrite set that I remember. I puzzled out from context that the central vertical bar crossed by a central line and a line at the top is 'th', and I was momentarily confused that 'say' was actually 'sh,' because of the way the A and the Y were close together.

But what about the symbols that look like a J and an L, with an extra central bar.......oh! They're opening and closing quotes! Backing up my focus up a moment, and now it makes sense.

I rather like the punctuation you've invented, it works. I'm curious what the one used by The Snoop in the third panel is mean to be though: it's not period, question mark, or elipsis. Unless the puncuation used in the second and final panels by Snoop is meant to be a question mark+exclamation point, in which case I guess Third Panel Snoop could be using a plain question mark. Or, alternatively, we've now puncuation for 'dismay'.

Re: The translation

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Date: 2007-12-18 04:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drakocrowley.livejournal.com
glad to see another update, even though I haven't decoded it yet.

Date: 2007-12-18 05:46 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
wow, once you get used to it, this is a pretty easy script to read. Those dang quotation marks messed me up the most...

Good comic

Date: 2007-12-18 11:00 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Have been reading for a while, enjoying all this time. Managed to translate from memory even though a bit rusty from the "i"s and "a"s. The last bit had me confused because of the characters I didn't recognize until I looked up the part that expands on them on Baxil's site. Thanks for the comic and keep it up,

Mojo LaHojo

Re: Good comic

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Re: Good comic

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Date: 2007-12-19 07:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] draco18s.livejournal.com
The word that says "and" I think should read in ClaWrite to look more like an Enlish alphabed "sex" instead on "ino." But that's my personal opinion. But it's not really possoble.

Also: lol, ovaltine.

Date: 2007-12-19 05:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lupagreenwolf.livejournal.com
I admit I had to cheat and use your deciphering above, but thank you for sharing this. I hadn't gone far enough into Baxil's site to find the page on Clawrite, but I now think it's definitely one of the cooler things to come out of Otherkin.

Date: 2007-12-19 07:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] longwing.livejournal.com
Personally, Clawrite has always fascinated me from the perspective of engineering a chording keyboard (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chorded_keyboard) built on the alphabet. Consider that you're dealing with a three line by three line grid. Hypothetically, you could engineer a three key keyboard for the entire alphabet. Every two taps creates another letter (press your horizontals first, and your verticals second). You'd probably need a fourth key for space, and for chording letters with only-vertical or only-horizontal components.

Unfortunately, building such a thing would require a fully programmable keyboard encoder (http://www.ultimarc.com/ipac1.html), and those run a little pricey when dealing with a hypothetical project.

Date: 2007-12-20 11:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sherlawk-dragon.livejournal.com
Or, you COULD just make a new font on the computer. Though, I'm already doing that, 'cause I'm bored-ish... heh...

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Date: 2007-12-24 03:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] makhsihed.livejournal.com
I... rather want to memorize and use ClaWrite now. o.o Because it doesn't just work for dragons - it works for us bird-types too! :D

Date: 2009-04-01 07:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marukay-zeron.livejournal.com
It works for any kind with claws...

Dang this comment was slow in coming

Date: 2008-01-28 03:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ishaniveus.livejournal.com
There's punctuation now? The first half of my journal is sure gonna look primitive compared to my second half now... :P This being said, I definitely needed help deciphering the quotation marks in this comic...

Splendipulous!

Date: 2008-06-26 11:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rowadanr.livejournal.com
I'm going to have to drink some ovaltine now.

You seem to have summed up my secondary school existence in five panels. I diden't enjoy those years very much

Oh my gosh!

Date: 2010-02-26 02:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grioffa.livejournal.com
I learned ClaWrite when I was in High School, I found it somewhere on the internet, wrote it down, and promptly lost the site. I'm so glad I found it again! It's been forever since I wrote anything in it, and it took a few minutes for me to remember how to read it, but I did! Thank you! Thank you for Theri There, and to Baxil for ClaWrite! (Although I think it was called 'Dragon Claw Writing' on the site I found it on, and I don't remember the punctuation.)

*dances*

And yes, it works just as well for gryphons as it does for dragons... *grin*

Date: 2012-11-04 06:21 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Are there any wolves alphabet? If no, please help me to invent it. I'll be very happy.

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