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NotW #59 Swoka Ikran
« on: June 07, 2011, 12:31:42 am »
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Who are you?

My real name is Nick, although most of you on here know me as Swoka Ikran. I live in southeast Pennsylvania, about an hour west of Philadelphia in northern Chester County. I'm currently 19 years old and am in college.

I attend a branch campus of Penn State with major in Information Systems Technology. I'm a commuter, so I live at home. Currently on summer break and unemployed, although I do on occasion fix computers for money.

I have precisely zero friends who like Avatar (although I do know a Trekkie in college), so this website is all I have :( Not too surprising though, seeing that I don't have many friends, and that Avatar is the first time I've even been interested in sci-fi/movie scene.

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Why are you here?
I've told this story a few times on here before...including earlier today :P

I discovered Avatar due to boredom on January 9th, 2010 (a Saturday). My parents wanted me to get out of the house since there was a snowstorm forecasted for Sunday. I had no idea what to do, so I looked at the movie listings.

I'd never heard of Avatar before, and when I read the description posted on the theater website, it sounded like a bad movie made with an oversized budget, so I passed on it at first. With nothing else decent playing, I decided to go see it anyway with my mother. I left the theater wanting to see it again. I was just amazed by what I'd seen. I saw it 6 more times in the theater over the course of the year (2 were SE viewings).

I started lurking here sometime in February after being snowed in by an abnormally large blizzard that dumped almost 3 feet of white stuff on us. I just randomly decided to google Na'vi because I was bored, and this site was the first on the list. I didn't join initially because I belonged to 4 other forums at the time.

I finally joined LN in April after one of those forums went under. I was forced to leave a second forum when I graduated high school since it was run on the HS's intranet, and a third folded in November. I'm inactive on the 4th, so LN is the only board I actively participate on.

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Where do your alias and profile pic come from?
The 2 words in my name, Swoka Ikran (or in English, "Sacred Banshee") come from two different places. I liked the concept of the banshee at the time (and still do!), so I started with "Ikran".

The "swoka" part actually comes from oeyä sa'nok leru skxawng...she somehow managed to not realize (until I told her) that toruk was an entirely different species from ikran. After she saw it for the first time, she referred to Toruk as "that sacred bird" on the car ride home.

I remembered that conversation when I made my account, and liked the sound of "Swoka Ikran", so I used it :) My pic is just a generic one of Ney on her banshee.

Quote from: Question #4
Srak nga tsun nìna’vi pivlltxe?
No unfortunately :( I like it, and do know enough to read quite a bit of stuff on here, but can't write/speak it beyond simple stuff. I don't actively spend time studying it either, but I noticed I'm learning it slowly just by being here :D Looking up words in the dictionary several times also helps...

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What's you favorite Na’vi word? Did you incorporate it (or others) into your everyday vocab?
Probably Irayo.

Irayo and skxawng are the only two I use in everyday English.

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In your opinion, what are the top three user-created content on the LN website?

* Taronyu's Dictionaries
* Na'vi in a Nutshell
* Either VrrtepCLI or Seed of Language...I can't decide which.

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Have you made any contributions to the LN community that you're particularly proud of?
I've published a few things here on LN :) 6 things so far...in order chronologically with earliest first:

* Avatray
* Seed of Language Lesson Converter for v2.x
* Countdown sigbars
* The Na'vi Word of the Day Sigbars (probably my most well-known work)
* Windows version of VrrtepCLI
* Sacred's Sigbar Tool (just released right before I wrote this NotW post :P )

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What is it that you liked/hated the most about Avatar ?
I don't think I could pick one thing I liked or hated about Avatar...I loved the whole thing. :D

I've seen the movie 43 times to date, not counting partial viewings, the times I listened without watching, or the times I watched without audio.

As for being an "avatard"...sort of. I've got a decent-size collection of stuff from the movie. Pics if anyone's interested: http://forum.learnnavi.org/avatar-et-cetera/my-avatar-collection/ (I've since hung the posters and gotten a few extra things...need to take some new ones at some point.)

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Has Avatar  changed your life in any way?
It's definitely made me more conscious about what we're doing to our environment...and I now recycle pretty much anything I can, including stuff I used to just toss in the nearest trash bin.

Aside from that, it has made me think more about things I used to just ignore as unimportant...

Quote from: Question #10
If you could ask Frommer or Cameron three movie or language related questions what would they be?
* Cameron: Will we see the surface of Polyphemus in the future?
* Cameron: Any idea how much Avatar 2/3 will cost to make?
* Frommer: Am I correct in assuming the language will keep being worked on for a long while after Avatar 3 comes and goes?

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What else do you do in you free time?
My hobbies, Avatar and computer programming. Recently, my free time been spent developing Avatar-related programs. It's a good way to enjoy both at once :)

Other forms of entertainment I like include FailBlog and the like, action/crime-drama TV shows and crime-reality TV.

I also play video games, but not often. I do have a Wii, but it's mostly used for watching Avatar...

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Name your top three favorite Earth animals from most favorite to least. Why those? What's the animal you're most terrified of?
I like all of them :) But, dogs are easily my favorite, and cats my least.

Not sure what the middle one would be...I'm thinking either fish or amphibians though.

Quote from: Question #13
Pirate, ninja, zombie, or robot?
Probably robot, because those seem most useful...

Quote from: Question #14
What three items would you take to a desert island and why?

* Tools needed to gather food and build a shelter.
* Medical supplies.
* Computer with internet connection, browser, and a copy of Avatar on the hard disk. :P

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If you could travel to anywhere in space and time (including fictional universes), where would you go and why?
Pandora. I think the reason is obvious.

Quote from: Question #16
If you were granted one single wish what would it be?
More wishes since it's the logical choice.

Quote from: Question #17
What is a question you'd ask yourself? How would you answer it?
Q: Which of these questions was hardest for me to answer?
A: #17...

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True or false?

* I almost died in a car accident when I was 4.
* I'm in the 3% of the population with a condition that causes irreparable depth-perception loss, and can't properly see 3D as a result.
* I started learning computer programming when I was 7 years old.

Quote from: Question #19: My Life is AVTR
What is the funniest, weirdest, or most embarrassing Na’vi or Avatar  related thing that has happened to you?
Nothing too embarrassing. The only one I can think of is the time I said "Irayo" instead of "Thank you" to the waiter when I was out to dinner with my family.

Quote from: Question #20: Bonus Question
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From Maweyatan: Which clan would you be a part of if you were a Na'vi on Pandora?

Probably the Omaticaya. If not them, the Ikran Tribe of the Eastern Sea. Remember what I said about banshees in #3...

And finally, for the record: This is by far the longest post I've ever written here on LN. :)

EDIT: Fixed typo...what else is new?
« Last Edit: June 07, 2011, 12:36:06 am by Swoka Ikran »
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Re: NotW #59 Swoka Ikran
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2011, 12:33:29 am »
Congrats!!

I remember that snow storm around the time Avatar came out. Made a small dent in it's opening weekend ;)

I'm gonna go with false, true, true.
« Last Edit: June 07, 2011, 12:36:11 am by 'Itan Atxur »

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Re: NotW #59 Swoka Ikran
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2011, 09:08:15 am »
Seykxel sì nitram, ma Swoka ikran!

Phew! I'm not the only programming-crazy one here!

My guesses: True/True/True

Have a nice week!

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Re: NotW #59 Swoka Ikran
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2011, 09:51:58 am »
Congrats ma tsmukan!

TFT

I appreciate your help on vCLI :)
the sigbar tool is pretty sweet too.

Keep usin the programs you develop for us, and youll learn the language without too much effort! Only thing is grammar. ;)

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Re: NotW #59 Swoka Ikran
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2011, 10:19:57 am »
Congratulations Swoka Ikran!!!
Quote from: Question #1
Who are you?

My real name is Nick, although most of you on here know me as Swoka Ikran. I live in southeast Pennsylvania, about an hour west of Philadelphia in northern Chester County. I'm currently 19 years old and am in college.
OMG that is too darn funny.  I'm originally from Delaware county.  I worked in Chester county for a while.  Small world!

Quote from: Question #18
True or false?

* I almost died in a car accident when I was 4.
* I'm in the 3% of the population with a condition that causes irreparable depth-perception loss, and can't properly see 3D as a result.
* I started learning computer programming when I was 7 years old.

Hmm let's see ...
False
True (Well there is a strange condition that does this.  Not sure why I said true.)
True (since I know a lot of guys your age who started programming when they were 7 or so)

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Re: NotW #59 Swoka Ikran
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2011, 11:56:40 am »
Irayo for the wonderful comments everybody :)
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Re: NotW #59 Swoka Ikran
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2011, 12:39:44 pm »
Congratulations :)

I know the feeling of not knowing any Na'vi AFK all too well :'(

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Re: NotW #59 Swoka Ikran
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2011, 04:43:51 pm »
Conga-rats.

I'm going to say True, False, True.
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Re: NotW #59 Swoka Ikran
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2011, 04:45:46 pm »
Seykxel sì nitram!

T,F,T

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Re: NotW #59 Swoka Ikran
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2011, 04:59:41 pm »
Ma Swoka Ikran tewti! Seykxel sì Nitram! I was wondering when you'd make it here :)

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I have precisely zero friends who like Avatar (although I do know a Trekkie in college), so this website is all I have

I definitely feel your pain here. Not even my mate shares my love for Avatar. It's almost to the point where I'm not sure how much longer our relationship is going to last.

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* Tools needed to gather food and build a shelter.
* Medical supplies.
* Computer with internet connection, browser, and a copy of Avatar on the hard disk.

I totally failed when answering this lol. I didn't notice it was asking for 3 things...I answered with like 7! But you've summed up nicely all the things I'd want :)

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* I almost died in a car accident when I was 4.
* I'm in the 3% of the population with a condition that causes irreparable depth-perception loss, and can't properly see 3D as a result.
* I started learning computer programming when I was 7 years old.

I'm gonna say N/Ts/N

Ngeyä kintrr sivunu ngaru ma tsmukan :)

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Re: NotW #59 Swoka Ikran
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2011, 06:26:04 pm »
Congratulations Swoka Ikran.

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Re: NotW #59 Swoka Ikran
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2011, 08:10:23 pm »
Conga-rats ma tsmukan!
VrrtepCLI is epic, thanks for helping Tirea out with it :D

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Re: NotW #59 Swoka Ikran
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2011, 10:29:05 pm »
Seykxel nitramsì ma Swoka Ikran :D :D :D

'En seri: C/C/G ;D

TBH you have done some awesome work, and your karma is probably underrated a little :P

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Re: NotW #59 Swoka Ikran
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2011, 10:52:46 pm »
Irayo nìmun everybody! :) :)

Ma Swoka Ikran tewti! Seykxel sì Nitram! I was wondering when you'd make it here :)
I totally failed when answering this lol. I didn't notice it was asking for 3 things...I answered with like 7! But you've summed up nicely all the things I'd want :)
I almost made the same mistake :P until I re-read the question. It was 1am...

'En seri: C/C/G ;D
I got the "Making an informed guess", but am confused as to how C and G are answers for a Ngay/Tsleng. (Maybe because it's midnight?)
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Re: NotW #59 Swoka Ikran
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2011, 10:57:29 pm »
C = Cleg = Tsleng = false
G = Gay = Ngay = true

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Re: NotW #59 Swoka Ikran
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2011, 11:06:29 pm »
C = Cleg = Tsleng = false
G = Gay = Ngay = true
Hm...what language is that?
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Re: NotW #59 Swoka Ikran
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2011, 11:08:05 pm »
C = Cleg = Tsleng = false
G = Gay = Ngay = true
Hm...what language is that?
The language of the scientists, alu, the one we all came here to learn :P

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Re: NotW #59 Swoka Ikran
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2011, 11:25:45 pm »
The language of the scientists, alu, the one we all came here to learn :P
I must be missing something...

The letters C and G aren't even in the Na'vi alphabet. Are they just abbreviations? (e.g. C=Ts, G=Ng)
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Re: NotW #59 Swoka Ikran
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2011, 11:37:20 pm »
The language of the scientists, alu, the one we all came here to learn :P
I must be missing something...

The letters C and G aren't even in the Na'vi alphabet. Are they just abbreviations? (e.g. C=Ts, G=Ng)

Correct (hìtxoa for not explaining that part earlier).

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Re: NotW #59 Swoka Ikran
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2011, 11:45:07 pm »
Correct (hìtxoa for not explaining that part earlier).
Irayo for the clarification. :)
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