October 7th, 2021

Hawaii Five 0::Steve & Joan

Word of the Day 10/07/21 Azure

Azure (adjective, noun)
azure [ azh-er ]


adjective
1. of or having a light, purplish shade of blue, like that of a clear and unclouded sky.
2. Heraldry. of the tincture or color blue.

noun
3. the blue of a clear or unclouded sky.
4. a light, purplish blue.
5. Heraldry. the tincture or color blue.
6. the clear, cloudless sky.

WORDS RELATED TO AZURE
blue, sky-blue, cerulean

See synonyms for: azure / azures on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1275–1325; Middle English asure < Anglo-French, Old French, ultimately alteration of Arabic al lazuwar(d) (by misdividing the initial l together with the article)
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<b>Azure</b> <i>(adjective, noun)
azure [ azh-er ]</i>

<b>adjective</b>
1. of or having a light, purplish shade of blue, like that of a clear and unclouded sky.
2. <b><i>Heraldry.</i></b> of the tincture or color blue.

<b>noun</b>
3. the blue of a clear or unclouded sky.
4. a light, purplish blue.
5. <b><i>Heraldry.</i></b> the tincture or color blue.
6. the clear, cloudless sky.

<b>WORDS RELATED TO AZURE</b>
blue, sky-blue, cerulean

<b><i>See synonyms for: <a href="https://www.thesaurus.com/browse/azure" target="_blank">azure</a> / <a href="https://www.thesaurus.com/browse/azures" target="_blank">azures</a> on Thesaurus.com</i></b>

<b>Origin:</b> 1275–1325; Middle English asure < Anglo-French, Old French, ultimately alteration of Arabic al lazuwar(d) (by misdividing the initial l together with the article) <Persian lāzhuwardlapis lazuli

<b>HOW TO USE AZURE IN A SENTENCE</b>
From the property, birdwatch in the surrounding Sierra Madre highlands and spot endemic species like the pink-headed warbler and azure-rumped tanager.
<b><i>THE 25 BEST FALL TRIPS IN THE WORLD|JVERSTEEGH|AUGUST 9, 2021|OUTSIDE ONLINE</i></b>

Another victim of over tourism was Croatia’s oldest and largest national park, Plitvice, famous for its insanely beautiful lakes of the most ethereal azure blue you’ve ever seen.
<i><b>THIS TOURIST HOTSPOT IS OPEN—AND BLISSFULLY QUIET|LUCIE GRACE|JULY 14, 2021|THE DAILY BEAST</b></i>

His piercing azure eyes are complemented by a new addition to his appearance: a septum piercing in his nose.
<b><i>‘BOYHOOD’ STAR ELLAR COLTRANE: AN ASTONISHING DEBUT 12 YEARS IN THE MAKING|KEVIN FALLON|JULY 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST</i></b>

Per Pale means that the Shield is divided vertically with one half blue (Azure) and the other half red (Gules).
<i><b>WILLIAM AND KATE'S NEW CONJUGAL COAT OF ARMS|TOM SYKES|SEPTEMBER 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST</b></i>

Now <b>YOU</b> come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
Hawaii Five 0::team::Ohana

Thursday Tropes: Week 38

I totally missed last week. Oops. Here's 3 for this week.

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This time around...A. FULL. YEAR. OF. TROPES!

Some Thursdays will have 2 tropes, some will have 3, but I think the majority will have 1 that's really popular.

Descriptions will be pulled from TV Tropes and a link provided if you want more information.

The rules? They're simple. Write at least 250 words or create 2 icons/1 banner. Anything from suggestive to outright porn is allowed.

This week, there are 3 tropes!!!

The Bridge: As The Couch is to sitcoms, so is The Bridge to Wagon Train to the Stars type shows: a gathering place for main characters. The Captain can usually be found here, and this is the native environment of Bridge Bunnies; together they spend their time making the Cool Starship go, noting that the Readings Are Off the Scale, evading Negative Space Wedgies, manipulating the Applied Phlebotinum, and so forth.

The standard bridge cliché involves The Captain sitting in the very center on a Command Chair, with two crewmembers (sometimes Bridge Bunnies) in front of him steering the ship, looking at an Applied Phlebotinum viewscreen showing a whizzing star field or a map of nearby space. Other characters sit at workstations arranged in a circle around the perimeter. There's an elevator or other extremely convenient access, and any character who wants to come to The Bridge can do so easily. The Bridge will be spacious and have a large stage, usually in front of The Captain's chair, so the officers, their invited guests, and the random uninvited enemy of the week can walk around and meaningfully emote.

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Micro Monarchy: A Micro Monarchy is the setting (or a mentioned location, or a background for a character) used for a tiny (and usually, but not always, modern) country, that is under a monarchy, albeit usually a liberal, modernized one.

If the monarch has the title of Prince, it's called a Principality. The prevalence of micro monarchies as principalities is probably because of the Holy Roman Empire and All the Little Germanies, in which many of the smaller German monarchies (thus "micro monarchies" in their own right) were ruled by princes rather than kings. Perhaps because of this history, unlike English the German language has separate words for a prince who is a monarch in his own right ("Fürst") and a prince of who is merely the son or grandson of a monarch ("Prinz").

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Pluto Is Expendable: Pluto has become the Butt-Monkey of the solar system, and not just because it's named for the Butt-Monkey of the Greek-Roman pantheon of gods. Want to get someone's attention? Show that things are serious? That a villain can put his money where his mouth is? Screw the status quo! This time, change is happening, and it's something big! Something cosmic! Something on a large-scale level that would shock the world if it happened in Real Life! A change that will alter the universe! ...er, well, at least the galaxy... The solar system?

What do you mean Reed Richards Is Useless? What can we alter about the universe that would be a big deal without being a big deal? It's not like we can blow up a planet...

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Daily Count reminder

How is the writing thing going for you? Any bumps or hiccups in remembering the days you're accountable for?

If not, great! If so, that's still great! We're going to help you with that!

Here are the next 7 people for the month! Let's cheer them on to get those words!!

FR 8 – shanachie_quill
SA 9 – candream

SU 10 – skargasm
MO 11 – flipflop_diva
TU 12 – cmk418
WE 13 – simplyn2deep
TH 14 – backrose_17

Happy continued writing!