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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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
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
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