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Thanatos

The kiss of brewed barley and charred white oak transports me to those nights unspoken, yet again. And then there was Eros, looking strangely like Death but softer, looking strangely like Death but bitter. 293 more words

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Arsonist.

I’m not standing in the precipice, looking over the edge of the gnarled bones of those who died twisted in a horrible agony just trying to love you.

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We Esteemed Him Stricken

There is a friend of mine who’s been brought to the dust.

Do you know what I mean by that? Brought to the dust?

It is a reference to Job, who experienced such profound loss and suffering that the only way he could cope was to sit in the dust and pour it on his head. 1,050 more words

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What’s In A Name – Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru

Yuuki Yuuna is a Hero is a story notable for several reasons, one of them being its portrayal of a semi-theocratic society. We are shown hints of the setting’s god-tree religion affecting the education system and government, and obviously religious undertones would make into the everyday lives of ordinary households and leave a mark on the naming patterns of children. 1,084 more words

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Opia

Mine is of Joker and Harley Quinn
Heathcliff and Catherine
Frank and April Wheeler.

Yours is something I don’t know.
Looks like orange and flowers. 83 more words

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Peeve of the Day

Today’s peeve:  breech and breach are two different words. 

Breech refers to the rear end of something, as in a breech-loading rifle, which is one where you don’t have to shove the powder and ball down the muzzle with a ramrod.  170 more words

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Link of the Day

xkcd on the use of made-up words in fiction.

He’s basically right, too.  Unless you’re J. R. R Tolkien, and marinated so thoroughly in philology, literature, and Indo-European linguistics that you might as well be writing your novel in Elvish or Anglo-Saxon and translating it into standard English as you go along . 216 more words

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