Reasons for inventing con-scripts

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Reasons for inventing con-scripts

Postby Admin » Sun 19 Apr 2009 10:26 am

Why do you invent con-scripts? For fun, as a challenge, for use in a book or computer game, as decoration, for secret communication, or ...?
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Re: Reasons for inventing con-scripts

Postby telal » Sun 19 Apr 2009 3:24 pm

I'm gonna say E) All of the above.

I like to create scripts just for fun, but the challenge is what keeps me coming back.
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Re: Reasons for inventing con-scripts

Postby Jayan » Sun 19 Apr 2009 9:10 pm

Usually my conscripts (none of which are fully developed) come from random scribblings I make while not paying attention to something I'm supposed to be listening to :oops: :P . I don't really use them for any specific purpose.
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Re: Reasons for inventing con-scripts

Postby philly_boy » Mon 20 Apr 2009 3:01 pm

haha Jayan that sounds like me :P I usually get most my scripts in class, when I'm supposed to be paying attention :P Oh well, at least I'm doing something productive! xD

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Re: Reasons for inventing con-scripts

Postby kaenif » Wed 22 Apr 2009 1:15 pm

Also all of the above for me, but mostly for fun :P
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Re: Reasons for inventing con-scripts

Postby Neqitan » Thu 23 Apr 2009 1:55 am

For me, it's mainly for secret communication. It's a very effective method actually, if you make the script complicated enough so that no one would want to learn it even if given the opportunity. :lol:
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Re: Reasons for inventing con-scripts

Postby Glas » Tue 28 Apr 2009 6:26 pm

My con-script evolved out of my own handwriting that I just decided to make crazy one day. I figured that if I made my handwriting fun to write then I'd enjoy taking notes in class a lot more.
Now though I use it to jot down my random thoughts that I wouldn't want anyone else to read in class, and also for decoration.
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Re: Reasons for inventing con-scripts

Postby Kristie » Sun 17 May 2009 2:08 am

For fun, for a challenge and cyphers are really fun. Aside from just keeping my mind busy I like to write secret messages to friends (who have a copy of the code) and it helps me to relax before a big math test! :lol:
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Re: Reasons for inventing con-scripts

Postby Caenwyr » Mon 18 May 2009 8:53 am

I invent conscripts for a novel I'm currently writing - though I must admit I've gone a bit wild. I invented a whole series of writing systems, more than I'll ever be able to use in the novel without driving my readers mad. So maybe I'm trying to find a good and objective reason to keep inventing them, while I actually just like the act of creation :P .
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Re: Reasons for inventing con-scripts

Postby sokuban » Mon 18 May 2009 7:56 pm

I really need to find out how you people find people other than yourself who are even remotely interested enough to bother deciphering secret messages. >_>

I tried, but people just thought I was crazy.
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