[tlhIngan Hol] Anyone wan to help design a Klingon ruler?

Christa Hansberry chransberry at gmail.com
Wed Nov 2 15:14:50 PDT 2016

My ruler isn't a rectangle; it looks very similar to this one:

But I doubt that is any "more Klingon" than any other ruler :-P.


On Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 2:49 PM, Michael Roney, Jr. <nahqun at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 3:47 PM, Benjamin Atkinson <
> benjamin.atkinson at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Should a Klingon ruler double as a weapon?
> On Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 4:32 PM, Felix Malmenbeck <felixm at kth.se> wrote:
> > Depends on the end-user, I suppose, but I personally would advise
> against it; rulers are rulers and weapons are weapons.
> On Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 5:27 PM, Alan Anderson <qunchuy at alcaco.net> wrote:
> > There is no essential difference between a tool and a weapon. reH nuHmey
> tu'lu'.
> I can stab someone with a pencil, and that would make it a weapon, but
> that's not the function we normally use it for.
> So, while a ruler could also be used as a weapon, I wouldn't spend time
> designing it to double as one.
> I would honestly just make a standard wood/metal/plastic rectangular
> ruler, but with 'uj instead of inches.
> The ruler needs to be able to
> 1) measure the distance between two points with a standard unit of measure.
> 2) aid in the drawing of straight lines.
> While one could spend time trying to make it "more Klingon", I really
> think the goal needs to be a functional ruler/straight edge.
> Now, if someone is familiar with a functional ruler that isn't a
> rectangle, that might be worth looking into.
> --
> ~Michael Roney, Jr.
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