02/22/21 – Book 9 Chapter 9 — Alkyine Quort

Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, February 22, 2021.




Never a dull moment. 🙂


    1. Gregg Eshelman

      My mother knew a guy named Hayon Stubblefield. There was an old friend of the family, whom we did not know her middle name until her funeral. It was truly a Surprise.

      1. Myrna Eshelman

        I also knew a guy named Harry Bottoms.
        My mother knew a set of twins named Ima Hogg
        and Ura Hogg. There was also Osha Hitt.
        There is a racecar driver today known as
        Will Power…

  1. Pete Rogan

    I had a professional contact in Chicago whose name really was Dotty Flake. Never asked her about it; not my concern. But memorable.

    Like Alkyine Quort, which didn’t get a mention from anybody for some reason. Hm.

    Chiphu’s depression concerns me, as it seems to come out of nowhere, and given his recent gender journey, there’s likely a cause he’s not going to bring up. Kind of reminds me of the bull I saw with four abscesses, one in each hoof. He was standing kind of splayed by the hoof-doctor’s rolling clinic, with the look every male in pain wears at some point: “I’m fine. Leave me alone.”

  2. Muzhik

    When I was in high school, a local paper held a contest for the best “unusual” name. The winner was a guy whose real name was “Rusty Pipes”. The second place went to someone with a Dutch/German name. Can’t do anything about the last name, and really, in a German/Dutch community, it might not receive a lot of comments:

    “Patty Haderasveldt”

    LMK if you need help pronouncing it…

  3. Night-Gaunt

    Butch but I don’t know his last name.

    One of my hobbies is collecting uncommon names.

    Here is some I created for a SF novel in ancient India as a high tech Type 1 civilization thousands of years older than our current one.

    Merum?rt?nda “Golden Mountain-Rises-from-a-Lifeless Egg”

    Hirany?ksahan?mat “Large Jaws Golden Eyes”

    As for alien names at least Lovecraft tried to make them seem to be very alien and barely pronounceable to human vocal organs. Though some had no real names which I would give. Usually based on some word or name from other cultures like “Imhullu” a wind demon from Sumeria for the wind using aliens in “The Shadow Out of Time” where they appeared sans names.

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