As some of you already know. I am supporting a documentary on Conlanging, made by producer Britton Watkins. Here is a link to the indiegogo campaign . I was asked to contribute a piece to the campaign to be offered as a perk. I, honestly, had nothing. I had just finished a 12 hour shift at work and was dozing off at red lights when I got the message. I got a huge rush of creative energy, stopped at the cornerstone for a large can of Monster Energy, then raided the hobby lobby like a crackhead looking for a fix. Four days later and right on time for deadline, I sent photos of this scroll, which I call the affirmation scroll.
I felt lined a beautiful dark brown sheet of leather, sewed the ends with a wax-coated sinew chord, died and tipped the hanger rods, and then created the scroll which is hand-drawn, hand-painted with acrylic paints, and gilded to add that special glow. The kardak script reads ” siikar odrindire uve gossen dit vajh dwadiras” or “remember to breathe and know this too shall pass.” I’m quite happy with the result. I hope it brings in a boatload of cash for the film. Doanaj, esh sithir,ii thalovn…-Kiiron
It has been hard for me to share kardak with world as I have lately. It has been such a large part of my life for the past 19 years, first as an English Cypher and later as a full fledged conlang. My hope is that one day maybe someone will try to learn kardak and correspond with me in it, but that is just a dream. Recently I was asked to be part of a rather ambitious documentary about constructed languages. I sat down with Britton Watkins and Josh Feldman, creators and directors of the movie Senn and co-producers of the documentary to talk about my endeavors in both conlang and artifact creation. For me, this was difficult. I am usually a very private person and am plagued with an extreme degree of stage fright and performance anxiety. This is such a great project that I forced myself to put aside my personal fears of mass exposure and just be a part of it. It is rare that I am asked to be a part of anything that lends validation to any of my works, so it was an honor. If you would like to see more about this documentary, you can do so by clicking here. It will be a while before this film is completed, but I have faith in those creating it and trust that all works and conlangers involved will be represented in a positive light.