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|Location||Pittsburgh, PA, United States|
|Introduction||Linguist by day, musician by evening, paladin by night, photographer by convenience.|
|Interests||trombone, language, linguistics, fantasy, video games, books, photography|
|Favorite Music||Shostakovich, Brian Balmages, Ben Gibbard, Diana Krall, Stan Kenton, cats meowing in harmony|
|Favorite Books||Stranger in a Strange Land, A Canticle for Leibowitz, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Wayfarer Redemption, Kushiel's Dart, Aristophanes|
You've got to make contact with the alien leader. How will you tell when the conversation is finished?
I will have analyzed the alien's TCUs and TCU continuations and be able to tell when we have reached a conversational transition point, and I won't transition. In this manner, I will demonstrate to the alien leader that I control the flow of conversation, which implies that I hold the power in this situation. A linguist always triumphs!