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Offline Kit Cat

Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #1225 on: July 02, 2018, 06:25:08 PM »
A life is a weighty tome
That ends, sadly, all too soon
With each word that hits the page
We lose a second to old age

I wish dearly it wasn’t so
For I never want to go
But soon enough the book is done
So long friends, it has been fun.
« Last Edit: July 03, 2018, 05:51:05 AM by Kit Cat »

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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #1226 on: July 03, 2018, 07:04:13 AM »
Today's word of the day is....

Regardless
adverb rih-GAHRD-lus

Definition

1 : despite everything
« Last Edit: July 03, 2018, 10:54:59 AM by Flower »

Offline Kit Cat

Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #1227 on: July 03, 2018, 07:35:14 PM »
Dear Diary,

Regardless of what you say, I was not at fault for what happened in the last year.

Yes, I know that what is written within your pages appears to be in my handwriting, but the truth is, I was not in my right mind when I wrote it, which makes the writing of it invalid and wrong, rather than right.

Do you see?

Admittedly, it would seem on first viewing, that the thoughts that I spilled out onto the virgin white of your paper skin over the last twelve months were my own, but you lack perspective of knowing why I chose to record them in the first place. For the truth of the matter, so do I, but that’s a different story.

I admit that its rather late to have these misgivings, given, in fact, that this is July, and I should have found succour in another journals bindings, but I felt the need to revisit you, in case there was ever any confusion, doubt, or recourse.

Really, I do appreciate your understanding in this matter.

Though I realise it is your raison d-etre, I would appreciate it if you kept those rather unwise, and emotive descriptions of my work colleagues to yourself. I was drunk at the time, you see, and I don’t think it would be wise for them to see my innermost thoughts on their ability to find arses with elbows.

I have Facebook for that, after all.

So, if you could see clear, to obliterating my year, and giving some cheer, I’ll no longer fear.

Do you hear?

That’s all, diary, Dear.

Offline Liam Dale

Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #1228 on: July 03, 2018, 08:31:55 PM »
Regardless of what people think, he's terribly shy and awkward in person. When someone comes to talk to him, his face turns red and he becomes flustered, stammering as he rubs his sweaty hands together.

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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #1229 on: July 04, 2018, 09:56:24 AM »
Today's word of the day is....

pyrotechnics
noun pye-ruh-TEK-niks

Definition

1 singular or plural in construction : the art of making or the manufacture and use of fireworks

2 a : a display of fireworks

b : a spectacular display (as of extreme virtuosity)


Offline Jaclyn

Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #1230 on: July 04, 2018, 11:15:36 AM »
  The smallest children drank their juice while the adults indulged their various propensities for beverages foamy or colorful or simply, well, neat. The grill smoked and sputtered and burnt offerings were made to the assembled on paper plates that soon went soggy with the grease supplemented by butter for the sweetcorn. The coolers disgorged the watermelons and the seed spitting shenanigans soon followed. And when all had eaten their fill and the younger ones cut off from more beverages to mitigate problems after they were asleep, the crowd spread out on blankets and look hopefully toward the quarry, awaiting the pyrotechnics show.



  Y'all in the United States have a wonderful Independence Day. And please leave the fireworks to the professionals, not to those who've been drinking all day.

Offline Liam Dale

Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #1231 on: July 04, 2018, 11:45:19 AM »
Rammstein is known for their amazing use of pyrotechnics in their live shows, although it took them a while to master their skills with fire.

Offline Liam Dale

Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #1232 on: July 04, 2018, 04:55:13 PM »
There was only one brave warrior who dared to step into the beast's den. His silver armor shone in the moonlight as he unsheathed his sword as he stepped deeper into the dark cave, his nose catching the nasty fumes of the dragon's breath. He heard it move in the shadows, lurking, and the knight knew he'd been discovered. The man grinned, excitement rising, his heart thudding against his ribcage, the grip of his hand tightened around the sword's handle.

The golden dragon suddenly came on sight, flames illuminating the large chamber and the intrepid warrior got a brief glimpse the creature's treasure, but nothing there worth more than the renown that slaying such beast would bring him.

The dragon attacked, covering the ground with flames, filling the air with a sour, sulfuric clouds. Yet the magnanimous knight held his shield high, and step after step, his boots dug in the ashes of his predecessors as he moved forward...


His phone startled him, interrupting his reading. He sighed heavily, closing the book as he picked up the annoying call.
« Last Edit: July 16, 2018, 11:31:54 AM by Liam Dale »

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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #1233 on: July 05, 2018, 07:10:28 AM »
Today's word of the day is....

asseverate
verb uh-SEV-uh-rayt

Definition

1 : to affirm or declare positively or earnestly

Offline Liam Dale

Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #1234 on: July 05, 2018, 07:33:18 PM »
The avid adventurer tilted his head, scratching the scruff in his chin as he stared at the map, and then the compas, trying to orientate himself under the stars. He squinted his tired eyes, attempting to find at least one of the many mysterious islands appearing on his recently acquired map.

The luscious wind of the interminable ocean caressed his hair and he sighed in content. He was lost, he knew it, but he was happy, surrounded by magical waters. With a bit of luck, he'd get somewhere.

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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #1235 on: July 06, 2018, 07:12:03 AM »
Today's word of the day is....

sophistry
noun SAH-fuh-stree

Definition

1 : subtly deceptive reasoning or argumentation

2 : an argument apparently correct in form but actually invalid; especially : such an argument used to deceive

Offline Liam Dale

Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #1236 on: July 07, 2018, 11:38:35 AM »
He opened the fridge, craving something sweet and found one last, small bowl left from the day before. His eyes sparkled, he felt greedy as a thief and looking around, he took the small plastic container. Hurrying to hide in his room. Once locked in there, he sat down on his bed and finally tried the junket, smiling at the sweet strawberry taste. It was like a tiny piece of sweet and cold heaven, just perfect.

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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #1237 on: July 07, 2018, 04:35:12 PM »
Eternity in the night and all we amount to is a hundred layers of pointless sophistry? What's the point of these gestures and petty motions when we know they did it. Acting like Isaac's corpses isn't torpid his basement or dead? Jess's knuckles couldn't get any whiter as she pursed her lips into a warm smile and welcomed the Nosferatu elder in with a timid bow. He graced her with a nod, a thank, and a gaze that knew very well where this would end once they left Elysium grounds.

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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #1238 on: July 07, 2018, 09:29:28 PM »
Today's word of the day is....

eccentric
adjective ik-SEN-trik

Definition

1 a : deviating from conventional or accepted usage or conduct especially in odd or whimsical ways

b : deviating from an established or usual pattern or style

2 a : deviating from a circular path; especially : elliptical

b : located elsewhere than at the geometric center; also : having the axis or support so located


Offline Liam Dale

Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #1239 on: July 07, 2018, 09:52:55 PM »
Wallace walked across the streets of London with his pale and blonde head held high. He was proud, and had no worries in his life. He was happy, having his companion at his side. The vampire ignored the many eyes turning his way. The creature was clad in the finest fabrics and leathers, carrying an ivory and ebony cane, richly decorated with precious gems. Most people thought Lord Attwood was an eccentric rich man, that someday would end up expending all his fortune in expensive and unnecessary things, but they didn't know any of his very well kept secrets. If the did, Lord Attwood's wasted money would be the last of their concerns.

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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #1240 on: July 08, 2018, 04:25:10 AM »
"I like her. She's eccentric."

"You say eccentric... I say weird. Agree to disagree."

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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #1241 on: July 09, 2018, 05:06:02 AM »
Today's word of the day is....

transmogrify
verb transs-MAH-gruh-fye

Definition

1 : to change or alter greatly and often with grotesque or humorous effect



Offline Liam Dale

Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #1242 on: July 09, 2018, 07:13:02 PM »
The body fell to the ground and remained immobile for a moment, yet slowly, instead of blood, a greyish goo began to leak out of the bullet holes. Jolting, the creature opened its huge yellow eyes and looked up at its attackers. Growling and shaking, what seemed to be a human commenced to transmogrify into a mass of pale flesh and some kind of mud, limbs growing out of it, and being reabsorbed. The thing screeched through many mouths that only appeared for a split second, it shoot that odd, stinking fluid to the soldiers and dragged its deformed body away. Legs shaping out of its body turned into hands and arms and knees as the creature attempted to escape into the woods, in front of many terrified eyes.
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Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #1243 on: July 10, 2018, 05:04:12 AM »
Today's word of the day is....

benevolent
adjective buh-NEV-uh-lunt

Definition
1 a : marked by or disposed to doing good

b : organized for the purpose of doing good

2 : marked by or suggestive of goodwill

Offline Liam Dale

Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #1244 on: July 10, 2018, 12:13:59 PM »
The benevolent winds carried the lost and lonely captain and his vessel to pristine islands. The warm sun light bathed the sands and rocks along the shore, the breeze danced with the many palms and other trees. The sailor smiled, his tired body gradually being pulled up to his feet by a hopeful spirit. The anchor hit the shallow waters with a dreamy splash and the man hurried to touch land, his wet fingers curling in the sand as the adventurer thanked the gods. Looking up the bright blue skies, he breathed the salty air and began to walk deeper into the small island. This was the beginning of the new life he was looking for.

Offline Remec

Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #1245 on: July 10, 2018, 02:34:35 PM »

Monitor duty was usually pretty boring, but Raoul really hated when it fell his time to have to report to the job on days when the weather throughout most of the coast was just perfect for sailing or surfing or testing out his latest scuba gear. "I don't know how you handle it," he said to the hero who was just leaving. "Especially this time of the year."

Summertime stopped and regarded Raoul with the sign-in/out clipboard still in his hand. "This time of the year?"

"Yeah, aren't your powers stronger right now? I thought that's where your name came from."

The other hero chuckled then softly shook their head. "Nah, that's just a nod to the fact that I'm only really active right about now. Break time from regular job. I'm a school teacher by profession ."

Raoul laughed. "Oh, well, 'Summertime' is pretty descriptive, then."

"Yep, and too many people didn't understand what my first name had meant. I guess Captain Canicular was too esoteric for the masses."

"Probably." Great, new vocabulary to have to look up.

Offline Jaclyn

Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #1246 on: July 10, 2018, 03:59:27 PM »
"What are we supposed to do about the Bene Volent!"

That's how my call to the exterminator started. And quickly went downhill. Turns out being visited by a Bene Volent is considered by some people to be a gift from the gods! But I can't quite manage to turn this curse into anything else. Vicious creatures, these Volents. And the Bene are the worst!

Offline Kit Cat

Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #1247 on: July 10, 2018, 07:04:22 PM »
Colours flash across the air,
Children cheer without a care.
They love the whizz, bang and crack,
Of catherine wheels that spin and smack.

Rockets bursting left and right,
Fizzing up into the night.
All at once they burst in flame,
And slowly fall to earth again.

Too soon the pyrotechnics have to end,
And back home, we’ll have to wend.
With heavy ringing in our ear,
At least until this time next year.

Offline Kit Cat

Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #1248 on: July 10, 2018, 07:04:49 PM »
People say I sit on the fence,
Even when it makes no sense.
They often despair at my equability
When they try hard to make me see.

Just once they’d like me to asseverate,
On just one subject, before it’s too late.
I told them I might do that…possibly,
But I could have been lying, knowing me.

Offline Kit Cat

Re: ~ Word of the Day ~
« Reply #1249 on: July 10, 2018, 07:05:11 PM »
Is a poem, still a poem,
When it doesn’t rhyme?
Is a grape, still a grape,
When it’s crushed into wine?

Can a word, be a word,
If you don’t understand it?
Can a win, be a win,
If you didn’t plan it?

Would a lie, be a lie,
If it was sophistry?
Would I know, what I know,
If I wasn’t me?

Does an end, have an end,
Or is there a forever?
Does it matter, for that matter,
Or should I just say, whatever…