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The Most Epic Character Chart Ever

thewritershelpers:

I submitted this character chart a while ago, but it has come to my attention that I deleted it from my Google Drive where it was accessible! Since making it public to the entire Internet I’ve also made a few changes, so this is a new version anyway. But yeah. I figured I’d share my extremely long (twelve pages, to be exact) but incredibly detailed character development chart! :D

The Most Epic Character Chart Ever

Thank you for sharing this if you decide to post! (:


18 Fascinating Obsolete Words →

amandaonwriting:

A list of words most of us never knew existed. Follow the link to read the article.

  1. Snoutfair: A person with a handsome countenance 
  2. Pussyvan: A flurry, temper 
  3. Wonder-wench: A sweetheart 
  4. Lunting: Walking while smoking a pipe 
  5. California widow: A married woman whose husband is away from her for any extended period 
  6. Groak: To silently watch someone while they are eating, hoping to be invited to join them 
  7. Jirble: To pour out (a liquid) with an unsteady hand: as, he jirbles out a dram 
  8. Curglaff: The shock felt in bathing when one first plunges into the cold water 
  9. Spermologer: A picker-up of trivia, of current news, a gossip monger, what we would today call a columnist 
  10. Tyromancy: Divining by the coagulation of cheese 
  11. Beef-witted: Having an inactive brain, thought to be from eating too much beef. 
  12. Queerplungers: Cheats who throw themselves into the water in order that they may be taken up by their accomplices, who carry them to one of the houses appointed by the Humane Society for the recovery of drowned persons, where they are rewarded by the society with a guinea each, and the supposed drowned person, pretending he was driven to that extremity by great necessity, is also frequently sent away with a contribution in his pocket. 
  13. Englishable: That which may be rendered into English 
  14. Resistentialism: The seemingly spiteful behaviour shown by inanimate objects 
  15. Bookwright: A writer of books; an author; a term of slight contempt 
  16. Soda-squirt: One who works at a soda fountain in New Mexico 
  17. With squirrel: Pregnant 
  18. Zafty: A person very easily imposed upon

by Carmel Lobello


The 15 Most Unbelievable Words in English →

amandaonwriting:

Agerasia
(n.) A lack of the signs of old ages; a youthful old age
“The agerasia of that fellow is amazing; look at him darting around on those skates!”

Bayard
(n.) A person armed with the self-confidence of ignorance
“Only a bayard would walk past that bull.”

Bed-swerver
(n.) An unfaithful spouse
“Phil refused to believe his wife was a bed-swerver.”

Fard
(v.) To paint the face with cosmetics, so as to hide blemishes
“My wife’s tendency to fard in the bathroom for an hour made us late.”

Gobemouche
(n.) One who believes anything, no matter how absurd
“That guy is a gobemouche–I told him that bull would not chase him, and he believed me.”

Hansardize
(v.) To show that a person has previously espoused opinions differing from the ones he or she now holds
“Tom hansardized Phil by showing us a letter Phil had written to him.”

Inadvertist
(n.) One who persistently fails to take notice of things
“I am an inadvertist when it comes to driving. I run over about 3 things a month.”

Killcrop
(n.) A brat who never ceases to be hungry, and was popularly thought to be a fairy that was substituted for the child
“Once upon a time, wicked faeries kidnapped a child and replaced it with an evil killcrop.”

Maritality
(n.) Excessive or undue affection on the part of a wife for her husband
“Marge’s maritality was driving Burt insane, so he went out with his buddies.”

Natiform
(adj.) Buttock-shaped
“The children giggled when they saw the natiform pumpkin.”

Obmutescence
(n.) The state or condition of obstinately or willfully refusing to speak
“The sullen boy glared at his mother in obmutescence.”

Plinyism
(n.) A statement or account of dubious correctness or accuracy, such as some found in the Naturalis Historia of Pliny the Elder
“Saying that the moon is made of cheese is pure plinyism.”

Quaresimal
(adj.) Said of a meal, having the qualities of food served during Lent; austere, skimpy
“We only had a few pieces of chicken, and after our quaresimal meal, we were still hungry.”

Scrouge
(v.) To inconvenience or discomfort a person by pressing against him or her or by standing too close
“I was standing in the elevator when six other people got in, and one in particular scrouged me into a corner.”

Yepsen
(n.) The amount that can be held in two hands cupped together also, the two cupped hands themselves
“The pond was nearly dry; barely more than a yepsen of water was left.”

From Grammar.Net


A hard-fought third place

My recent short story, Playing By The Rules, was awarded third place in the Lush Stories 2012 Phenomenon competition, being bested only by the efforts of the talented writer Abigail Thronton and former contest winner Jack (“Magical_felix”). 

I was, needless to say, pleased with this news. It was a good piece and, I believe, held its own in the competition; I think I was denied a higher ranking partially by the slightly less graphic nature of my writing than that of my contemporaries (and also, they’re bloody good writers). I’m very happy with my placing but still hope that I can write a winner one of these days (I just need to hope that all the writers of Jack’s calibre are mysteriously “unavailable”).

Anyway, there it is. I should expect my $75 prize money soon (which will make a small dent in my utility bills this month). Good news to top off a good weekend.

One final note: I also posted another, very short, story on Lush, just as a bit of fun. As an experiment, I wrote it on a word processing app on my phone and the result was interesting. It has planted the seed in my mind to write a few others in the same vein, possibly with recurring characters. Give it a read: Danger Wank.


Oh C****** what a wonderfully beautiful and arousing story. You really have outdone yourself with this one. “They could have stayed in that perfect, indelible moment for eternity, their two bodies at last one, meant for each other” - Just Perfect. You must let me know when I can get my hands on the extended version. 5 just doesn’t seem a high enough score.

— One of my biggest supporters on Lush Stories, commenting on Playing By The Rules