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Subject:My (Possible) Claim to Immortality
Time:11:27 pm
A small request to authors:

Back in 2008 I wrote Forgotten Futures X: The Tooth and Claw Role Playing Game, based on the novel Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton. Since characters in this setting are intelligent dragons living in a vaguely Victorian setting I had to write a lot of material describing their life style, personalities, etc. One of the character traits I came up with was this:

Misodrachist: You are a dragon who dislikes other dragons in general and the opposite sex in particular. You are probably single, of course.
 
It very belatedly occurs to me that
  1. I appear to be the only person to have ever used this word, at least so far as Google is concerned. Also
  2. There is currently a lot of material being published about dragons, some of them described as being intelligent and having complex societies, and that
  3. This is potentially a very useful word for such stories. Therefore
  4. If enough authors use it, it may end up in dictionaries.
  5. Dictionaries always like to point to the earliest possible use of a word.
  6. Which would be the Tooth and Claw Role Playing Game, of course...
Therefore, I have a slight chance of being recorded as coining new word in e.g. the OED if enough people use it (although looking back the word seems to have been suggested in part by jugglergreek on livejournal. I had something similar in mind, spelled a little differently, but this was much better.)

Use my word, and help me (and/or jugglergreek) become immortal! Metaphorically, anyway...
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