trying a thing out

old souls kept in a glass case

She is the vintage

type; the better with time; the

worn wood in her eyes is a

higher price tag.

The careful ones don’t count character,

only cracks in her china teacup. Her purpose was

          forgotten with an age she had not grown into. Alcohol barrels 

clash with fermentation down the street. But,

she tastes so sweet. Vintage soul for sale

in an awkward frame. Asking price: love, negotiable.

Write-O-Ween Prompts: Unusual and Rare Words Edition

As practice for the famous NANOWRIMO, a prompts list of unusual and rare words! I’ll try writing them: will you?

  1. Uncanny: strange or mysterious, especially in an unsettling way
  2. Chimerical: merely imaginary; fanciful
  3. Susurrus: a whispering or rustling sound
  4. Aubade: a song greeting the dawn
  5. Ephemeral: lasting a very short time
  6. Sempiternal: everlasting; eternal
  7. Euphonious: pleasing; sweet in sound
  8. Billet-doux: a love letter
  9. Pluviophile: any organism that thrives in conditions of heavy rainfall; one who loves rain, a rain-lover
  10. Redamancy: act of loving in return
  11. Lachesism: the desire to be struck by disaster; to survive a plane crash, or to lose everything in a fire
  12. Rubatosis: the unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat
  13. Nodus Tollens: the realization that the plot of your life doesn’t make sense to you anymore
  14. Opia: the ambiguous intensity of looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable
  15. Monachopsis: the subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place
  16. Énouement: the bittersweetness of having arrived in the future, seeing how things turn out, but not being able to tell your past self
  17. Skulduggery: devious behavior
  18. Tatterdemalion: raggedly dressed person; looking disreputable or decayed
  19. Athazagoraphobia: the feeling of being forgotten, ignored, or replaced
  20. Oblivion: the state of being completely forgotten or unknown; connotes feelings of isolation and aloofness, which lead to the annihilation or extinction of the self metaphorically
  21. Abditory:  a hiding, safe place to disappear 
  22. Hiraeth: the homesickness for a home you can never return to; a home which maybe never was; the nostalgia, the yearning, the grief for the lost places of your past
  23. Fernweh: the ache for distant places; the craving for travel
  24. Sonder: the realization that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex as your own
  25. Kenopsia: the eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet
  26. Kuebiko: a state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence
  27. Quiddity: the essence or inherent nature of a person or thing / an eccentricity; an odd feature / a trifle; a nicety or quibble
  28. Wayfarer: a traveler, especially on foot
  29. Nepenthe: a medicine for sorrow; a place, person or thing, which can aid in forgetting your pain and suffering
  30. Gloaming: defined as twilight and dusk; the day’s end, the glittery, transient echo when time and nature meet
  31. Eunoia: literally meaning “beautiful thinking” / FREE SPACE

much like the stranger things fandom, the it fandom loves to ignore their characters of color. now, what the hell is up with that??

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the audio cd is a delight from start to finish, but these are a few of my favorite moments.

(All the dialogue was taken from the translation done by hikikomori-sama found here. There is also a link in their post to the audio cd itself so go listen to it!)

“No you don’t get it!” Keith cried in frustration, on the verge of tearing his hair out. “You’re not useless or unworthy or whatever other bullshit you were just spewing! You’re so talented! You’re always so calm in battle and you’re the best shot I’ve ever seen and you come up with these great plans on the fly!” He stubbornly ignored the bewildered look on Lance’s face and kept charging on. “But it’s more than that! You mean so much to the team! To me! You’re -. You’re -.” He stopped abruptly, unable to find the right words to describe the Blue Paladin in any way that did him justice.

What do you say to the person who almost single handedly made the cavernous walls of the mostly empty castle seem less daunting? Who lightened the burden that was their day to day lives? Who made everyone forget they were in the middle of a hopeless war for a moment with a well timed joke or goofy anecdote about his family? Who was a reason for Keith to keep fighting - a reason to come back? Who, despite all their bickering, made him feel like he belonged somewhere for the first time in who even knows how long? Who made Keith feel like he finally had a -.

That’s it.

“Home,” Keith finished, looking up and meeting impossibly blue eyes, blown wide in surprise. “Lance, you’re home.”