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  • Alicia Smith
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-09/mona-hobart-simon-denny-exhibition-mine-data-mining/11193628

    So I don't know whether to be horrified or not..

    If you want to buy the boardgame Extractor, here's the link, https://shop.mona.net.au/extractor but if you want to buy the original game Squatter https://squatter.com.au/product/squatter-board-game/ that this is based on here's its link too. I must admit to some curiousity as to the differences in play...
    #boardgames
  • Alicia Smith
    For this #5words in the Nyoongar language fred_mouse has requested the topic of "boids" which I'm interpreting to mean as birds and not some esoteric reference of which I'm not aware, correct me if I'm wrong. Bird in Nyoongar is Djerap and highly recommended is "Djerap - Noongar Birds" - http://batchelorpress.com/node/276 which gives several dialect words for most species in Noongar boodjar, and it's that I'll be using for reference here.

    This is a huge ranging subject and will be revisited ...  more
  • Alicia Smith
    There's a new Nightsiders story available! Alex warns me that it's a Work in Progress but it's very exciting to be reading something else from this Perth after extreme climate change series.

    Nightsiders is a look at what Perth might be going to be like at the wrong end of climate change and I highly recommend it, not only to Perthlings who'll get a kick out of what happens to their familiar landscape, but to anyone who likes people trying to get it together after disasters.

    You don't have to...  more
  • Alicia Smith
    This, ahem, more than #5words comes to you by request of rattfan . He also asked me what the correct way of spelling Nyoongar is - I'm afraid I had to disappoint there, as all ways are correct. Why is this? Well, this is an oral language - people have recorded in different ways, there are different dialects, and even the Elders aren't always in agreement. There's no one true way. I've heard more than one Nyoongar person chuckling quietly to themselves about the difficulty it presents to wadjelas...  more
  • Alicia Smith
    fred_mouse over on Dreamwidth has requested 'family' as the theme to today's 5words.

    Family is deeply important to the Noongar people - and this has only deepened after the impact of the removal of children from their families as a result of horribly flawed actions in the past and the resultant intergenerational trauma that is still with us today. But even before that, the complex weave of familial relationships made sure that everyone was looked after and knew how they stood in the scheme of ...  more
  • Alicia Smith
    Over on Dreamwidth lilacsigil is the first requester of a theme for #5words , thank you lilacsigil. They asked for #5words to do with water or swimming (we've had djiba djobalin - swim - already, I believe), so let's see what we can do. As quite a lot of Noongar Creation legend is to do with great serpent/s - the Wargul carving out the land, river and waters into the shapes they are today, and that there's quite a lot of coastline involved in their territory, water is very integral to the cultu...  more
  • Alicia Smith
    Last of Eurovision 2019.

    Eurovision - The big five, Germany, France, Italy, Great Britain, Spain and Israel the host country are already assured a place in the final and don’t need to go through the semi final process.

    We had no time on the actual Saturday so we woke up on our Eurovision final Sunday after a late night, and Rob prepared a stack of pancakes and bacon with Outback Pride’s Desert Passion Syrup. Delicious and a great Eurovision breakfast. We grabbed our coffee and settled in and ...  more
  • Alicia Smith
    We misinterpreted SBS's program. So, sorry Eurovision acts, we didn't get to vote this time around. But we did get up early and saw the end announcements of the winners, and then went back on Youtube and watched all of the acts over our bacon, pancakes, cream cheese and feijoa. And coffee!

    A very cool line up in the first heat! I really liked the Czech Republic's entry and Belgium too. I'm glad to say I was very impressed with my own country's entry too! #eurovision2019