Posts Tagged ‘fiction’

Riverworld in Esperanto: Book 2

January 8, 2013

As a hobby I like to translate the back copy of book covers into Esperanto.

The Fabulous Riverboat

La Fabela Riverŝipo

frb1980Revivigita sur la abundaj misteraj bordoj de la Rivermondo, kune kun la cetero de la homaro, Samuel Longhorne Clemens (ankaŭ konata kiel Mark Twain) havas revon: konstrui riverŝipon kiu rivalus la plej grandiozajn padelradajn ŝipojn kiujn oni iam stiris sur la rivero Misisipo. Tiam stiri ĝin kontraŭfluen laŭ la senfina akvovojo kiu superregas lian novan hejmplanedon – kaj fine malkovri ĝian kaŝitan fonton.

Sed antaŭ ol li povas plenumi sian planon, li unue devas entrepreni danĝeran vojaĝon por elfosi falintan meteorŝtonon. Tiu misio postulas malfacilan aliancon kun la sangavida vikingo Eric Bloodaxe, perfidema John, iama Reĝo de Anglujo, legenda franca glavisto Cyrano de Bergerac, greka aventuristo Odysseus, kaj malglora Nazio Hermann Goring. Ĉio cele por sturmi la minaca turo ĉe la fino de la rivero, kie la ĉiopovaj kreintoj de la Rivermondo—kaj iliaj sekretoj atendas…

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Haveno is Reborn

September 27, 2012

A few years ago a friend of mine started up a ‘shared setting collaboration’ wiki project called Argent Lake.  We had so much fun adding to it that I set up something similar, but completely in Esperanto. After a while spammers took hold and just filled the place up with nonsense. I couldn’t even keep up with deleting all the pages they created. I could protect the existing pages, causing anyone who wanted to contribute to apply to be a sysop, but the spam raged on.  Finally, in disgust I just deleted all of my pages and abandoned it.

Recently I decided to try it again, so I undeleted all of my pages.  The spam pages had been graciously removed during its dormancy.

So if there are any Esperantists out there who would like to try their hand at shaping a fictional world, just come to Haveno.

The rules are right there and not that hard to comply with once you get the hang of working with a wiki in Esperanto.

Other Worlds

April 9, 2010

My friend, who celebrates his birthday this day, created an interesting wiki project a while ago. It’s a shared fictional community called Argent Lake. It’s a fun project and one in which I’ve participated. I found it interesting enough that I even started a similar project in Esperanto. I call it Haveno. My project hasn’t yet attracted a fellow contributor. One fellow did give it a try, but he didn’t understand that it’s not so much a story as it is a ‘history’ of a fictional setting. Even I haven’t had time to add to it recently.