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    Pre-Mortal, Mortal and Ante-Mortal.

    Discussion in 'Plot Development' started by Elgaisma, Mar 23, 2011.

    I have decided to introduce, 'Angels' into my work.

    As I have called my people who are immortal before they reproduce Pre-Mortal, they then become Mortal when they reproduce and they begin to die - I have called the Angels Ante-Mortal. They are all called Litaens after the planet they are on. Two questions:

    1) Do you prefer Ante-Mortal or Post-Mortal?
    2) Any ideas for silly nicknames for each group ?
     
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    I would go with Ante-Mortal because Post-Mortal almost sounds like post mortem.
     
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    That was actually why I wasn't sure if it should be Post-Mortal because they are dead lol for me Ante-Mortem is a little close to Ante-Natel hmm
     
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    I'd go with either, sorry to not be of much help in that department (I hate when people act super indecicisive when you ask them for help lol) but one thing to keep in mind is that although a word might sound like something else when it's said out loud, it's not as much the case on paper. After all, if Tolkein were writing his books now, he might run into the issue of Middle Earth sounding like Middle East, but it looks totally different on paper you know?

    As for nicknames, these might be completely stupid but:

    For Ante-Mortal:
    Ants
    Aunties
    AM's
    Antmors/Anmorts
    Anteems

    For Post-Mortal:
    PM's
    Postmorts, pomorts, pomors etc
    Posts
    Post-Mortems (I could see someone like Nate making a joke about that?)
     
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    The only reason I came in this thread was to see what Ante-Mortal meant. It sounds cool. Keep it.
     
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    I love Aunties lol wonder if Pre-Mortals could be Preemies :) Actually hmm maybe Grannies ? Big Sisters - wondering if Nannies would work.

    OK thank you for the thoughts.
     

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