November 26th, 2021

roses::by any other name

Word of the Day 11/25/21 Fjord

We're still pretending it's November 25! LOL

Fjord (noun)
fjord or fiord [ fyawrd, fyohrd; Norwegian fyohr, fyoor ]


noun
1. a long, narrow arm of the sea bordered by steep cliffs: usually formed by glacial erosion.
2. (in Scandinavia) a bay.

OTHER WORDS FROM FJORD
fjordic, adjective

WORDS RELATED TO FJORD
inlet, arm, ria

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Origin: From Norwegian; see origin at firth

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
skylark flock

Word of the Day 11/26/21 Empyrean

Empyrean (noun, adjective)
empyrean [ em-puh-ree-uhn, -pahy-, em-pir-ee-uhn, -pahy-ree- ]


noun
1. the highest heaven, supposed by the ancients to contain the pure element of fire.
2. the visible heavens; the firmament.

adjective
3. empyreal.

WORDS RELATED TO EMPYREAN
cosmos, ether, firmament, paradise, sky, celestial

See synonyms for: empyrean / empyreans on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1605–15; < Late Latin empyre(us) empyreal + -an

HOW TO USE EMPYREAN IN A SENTENCE
Thy saddle shall be broidered with the stars of the empyrean,—and then thou wilt destroy it!
BOUVARD AND PCUCHET, PART 2|GUSTAVE FLAUBERT

It rained only at night; and all that crystal clear mid-summer scarcely a shred of fleece dappled the empyrean.
THE LITTLE RED FOOT|ROBERT W. CHAMBERS

And they became what may be called an Evanescent Vapor, until all was lost in the Empyrean.
THE CASSOWARY|STANLEY WATERLOO

The star-fire of the Empyrean shall eclipse itself, and illuminate magic-lanterns to amuse grown children?
PAST AND PRESENT|THOMAS CARLYLE

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
Autumn house/scene

Weekend Challenge: The Scream movies!

So here in the USA, we're celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday (I love having a four day weekend), so you’d think I’d be doing a Thanksgiving themed challenge, but you’d be wrong--instead, I’ll be offering quotes from the Scream movie series :):)

Please note that I deliberately chose movies quotes that are more darkly humorous as opposed to just darkly murderous--you're welcome :).  Just choose a number between 1 and 45 and I will give you a scary yet funny quote from this awesome movie franchise.

I hope this craziness inspires you, so please be as creative as you can--drabbles/fics can be as long as you want but at least 200 words and you can do any sort of art work the spirit moves you    Just post your work by Thursday night at 11:59pm EST, and you'll be golden.  Lastly, HAVE FUN!!!