Friday, January 10, 2020

A landmark

I’m pleased to be able to announce that SocialGalactic surpassed 1,000 daily posts for the first time in its very brief history yesterday, 9 January 2020. There were 1,133 new posts, to be precise. The crushing will continue. Once we get the necessary badges created, we will start inviting the creator-specific subscribers, including Feed the Bear, The Legend, and Grow or Die subscribers.

In other news, I am contemplating a change to the Castalia Deluxe / Castalia Library lines as we finalize the covers. At present, the favored approach for the latter favors the Latin, as opposed to the Italian I'd originally suggested.
  • Castalia Deluxe ---> Castalia Library
  • Castalia Library ---> Libraria Castalia
I think both will look very good on the spines. If you are a subscriber of either leatherbound line, please share your opinion in the comments.

Speaking of SocialGalactic, an artist there has created what may be one of the strangest "advertisements" for a "televised" show ever produced. I have to admit, I like it.

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Blogger Ronius_Maximus January 10, 2020 7:48 AM  

I am a deluxe member and I prefer the amended titles.

Blogger Shane Bradman January 10, 2020 7:51 AM  

I like the name changes. Castalia Deluxe sounds like an Italian pizza restaurant's signature pizza, but Castalia Library sounds like a collection of tomes. Libraria Castalia is fancier without sounding pretentious.

Blogger tantonj January 10, 2020 8:05 AM  

I like Librarian, but I also like the following.

Castalia Library ---> Castalia Alexandria

However I am not a subscriber of either of these services so my opinion means nothing here.

Blogger Gridhunter January 10, 2020 8:05 AM  

As a Deluxe subscriber, I like the proposal.

Blogger Beardy Bear January 10, 2020 8:06 AM  

Libraria Castalia flows nicely.

Blogger pdwalker January 10, 2020 8:09 AM  

not a subscriber as i spent the last of my mad money on the Castalia Classics.

ust throwing out “Castalia Heritage”.

Blogger rognuald January 10, 2020 8:28 AM  

You should definitely wear a robe during your Darkstreams. Seriously.

Blogger Fuzzums Wuzzums January 10, 2020 8:36 AM  

Libraria Castalia has nice alliteration.

Blogger Farnarkler Bear January 10, 2020 8:37 AM  

I second the motion

Blogger Virgil January 10, 2020 8:41 AM  

Deluxe subscriber: I prefer Castalia Library.

Blogger God Emperor Memes January 10, 2020 8:44 AM  

I like how the pic makes you look like you're giving a blessing.

Blogger keyinora January 10, 2020 8:59 AM  

I love, Libraria Castalia and the Graphic!

Blogger Doktor Jeep January 10, 2020 9:09 AM  

I still think a "Dark Lord Deluxe" line of books bound in the skin of our enemies with early edition skull chalices would sell well.

Blogger Nym Coy January 10, 2020 9:16 AM  

As a deluxe subscriber, i approve the change to "library". For library, my suggestion is Castalia Legacy, but Latin is cool too.

Blogger DiGi377 January 10, 2020 9:25 AM  

Question about SG invites. Do supporters of the Patreon re-platforming campaign and/or supporters of one off like Junior Classics get an invite? Or is it only for UTV ppl only?

Blogger Lauri Stark January 10, 2020 9:32 AM  

Great picture. More bones for the skull throne!

Blogger JG January 10, 2020 9:33 AM  

I'm a Castalia Deluxe subscriber and I think these new names for the service are improvements. Keep crushing. I'm looking forward to the first volume.

Blogger peacefulposter January 10, 2020 9:45 AM  

Nice forearms.

Blogger Timitz January 10, 2020 9:48 AM  

I am a subscriber and I prefer both changes.

Blogger xevious2030 January 10, 2020 9:57 AM  

It is a good pick, kodos to the artist.

Blogger Redbeard January 10, 2020 10:04 AM  

Castalia Library sounds better. That's such a cool poster too, the 'lone monk in Tibet mountains' look suits you.

Blogger FUBARwest January 10, 2020 10:15 AM  

Deluxe sub, and I prefer the change to Library.

Blogger Tallawampus January 10, 2020 10:22 AM  

Castalia Deluxe subscriber. I prefer Castalia Library.

Blogger Tomato bear January 10, 2020 10:22 AM  

Ignore the gammas and build, you have once again showed me the way out. Thanks vox

Blogger Caleb Gravitte January 10, 2020 10:25 AM  

As a Castalia Deluxe subscriber, I prefer Castalia Library. It sounds more stately than Castalia Deluxe.

Blogger NateM January 10, 2020 10:30 AM  

And Wizard's Hat

Blogger Lushtree January 10, 2020 10:32 AM  

Deluxe subscriber here. I like the change in name.

Also, you should definitely wear a black robe during the Darkstream.

Blogger Ex vulnere January 10, 2020 10:37 AM  

Deluxe sub, I like the change.

Blogger CanticBear January 10, 2020 10:39 AM  

I support the name changes as well. I think Castalia Library and Libraria Castilia are more fitting.

Blogger BearXIII January 10, 2020 10:52 AM  

Deluxe subscriber: I'm happy with the proposed change

Blogger Freddy Sea January 10, 2020 11:06 AM  

As a deluxe subscriber I enthusiastically approve of the change.

Blogger Avalanche January 10, 2020 11:08 AM  

@21 "the lone monk in Tibet mountains"

Eh, "the lone monk in the Italian library" sounds better to me.

Blogger PragmaticTroll January 10, 2020 11:19 AM  

Vox, please don't read by the light of a glowing cross. It's bad for your eyes.

Blogger CarpeOro January 10, 2020 11:24 AM  

The skulls are a nice touch in the drawing.

Blogger My Shield Is Disgust January 10, 2020 11:24 AM  

Castalia Deluxe subscriber here

I like the idea of using Latin, but we need to be sure that the feminine “Libraria” is appropriate here.

“Librarium” as a noun in the neuter might be more correct if we want the strict meaning “library”. The feminine seems closer to “bookstore” as a noun, or as an adjective could modify the feminine name “Castalia”.

The more common Latin term for library is “Bibliotheca” but that isn’t a pretty word and doesn’t suit “Castalia”.

I suggest consulting a good Latin scholar to be sure you have it right. Maybe Rachel Fulton-Brown would know.

Blogger Newscaper312 January 10, 2020 11:39 AM  

Vox looks like the anti-ripped-Bezos.

Blogger JG Phoenix January 10, 2020 12:00 PM  

Congrats to everyone on Social Galactic 2.0. What's the next number we need to hit?

Also that artwork is extremely well done. All the little details, even the glowing cross in the dark are all on point.

Blogger VD January 10, 2020 12:16 PM  

I like the idea of using Latin, but we need to be sure that the feminine “Libraria” is appropriate here.

Given that the Italian is "la biblioteca" and "la libreria", I am confident that the feminine is appropriate here, even if the term is not, strictly speaking, how a Roman in the age of Caesar and Pompey would have described a place where books are stored or sold.

Blogger Unknown January 10, 2020 12:54 PM  

It looks so sick.

Blogger Iron Knight January 10, 2020 1:10 PM  

I fully support the use of library!

Blogger Cataline Sergius January 10, 2020 1:40 PM  

It's the hand gesture that really sells it.

That little gesture just takes it to a another level.

I love it!

Blogger Amy K. January 10, 2020 2:47 PM  

I'm a Deluxe subscriber and prefer Castalia Library.

Blogger The Scribe January 10, 2020 3:13 PM  

Make posters out of that advertisement.

Blogger The King's Man January 10, 2020 5:02 PM  

I'm a Deluxe subscriber and I prefer the proposed new name.

Blogger Dave January 10, 2020 6:29 PM  

Cool ad pic but they left Farley and Elizabeth off the list.

Also TIA is the same physical size as ATOB? Now that is artistic license.

Blogger michimartini January 10, 2020 7:27 PM  

You mean "Dominus Occultus Deluxorium"? And yes, i learned all my latin from Asterix.

Blogger OvergrownHobbit January 10, 2020 10:23 PM  

Looking forward to it.

Blogger Scuzzaman January 11, 2020 12:32 AM  


Onwards and upwards.

Blogger JamesB.BKK January 11, 2020 3:51 AM  

I don't know about these names but whatever cult like signals you emanated on the stream discussing Latin and what not compelled me to sign up for the Libraria too. Or I expect financial rewards in a couple of decades. Unclear. But the new names are good. Many thanks.

Blogger grandadrepsher January 11, 2020 6:38 AM  

From Lewis and Short:

lībrāria ae, f
libra, she who weighs out tasks, forewoman , Iu.
Lewis, Charlton, T. An Elementary Latin Dictionary. New York, Cincinnati, and Chicago. American Book Company. 1890.

As a classicist, I prefer the classical form
"Bibliotheca Castalia"

It combines the elegance of latin with the precision of greek.

Blogger Heretic Hymnal January 11, 2020 8:46 AM  

Deluxe sub here. Libraria Castalia would be great.

Blogger WarKicker January 11, 2020 9:27 AM  

Libraria Castalia

"Nice forearms."

Indeed! Especially impressive extensor digitorum and carpi muscles. Harvesting skulls will do that.

Blogger Laramie Hirsch January 12, 2020 4:11 AM  

That advertisement looks awesome.

Blogger Kynligr January 12, 2020 4:43 AM  

I am Subscribe to both sets, and I understand why the choice is requested for Deluxe - > Library.

I preferred your original choices for the two sets, given the above how about Castalia Classics for the Library set?

I don't have any other good suggestions, am mostly interested in the quality of the book itself, printing and binding.

Blogger Kynligr January 12, 2020 4:46 AM  

Ah, Junior Classics, nope. Classics won't work, you've already looked at that. All good, Vox. Quality will still be quality.

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