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TorgoX (1933)

TorgoX
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Wednesday January 05, 2005
06:38 AM

Psychoethnopharmacographology 420

[ #22575 ]
Dear Log,

Let us now praise the brilliance of India, which took Brahmi script (functional, a bit klunky), and spent centuries souping it up into the weirdest prettiest thing on Earth: Sinhalese, my favorite script.

How'd they do it? The usual explanation is that it's something to do with using palm-leaves for paper, where drawing a straight line would crack the material, thus fostering no end of swoops and swirls instead.

But I think the reason for Sinhalese looking so trippy is a simple, natural cause:

Drugs. Lifetimes spent chugging, smoking, and snorting a wide variety of vast amounts of powerful, mind-bending drugs.

Because any script that strange just had to have come from people who were seriously baked.