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Writer's Block: Avast, me hearties!

If you were a pirate, where would your hideout be and what would it look like?

Behind my computer, because I would be an internet pirate. *insert trollface*

Writer's Block: You're my best friend

If you could shrink any animal down to miniature size and carry it around in your pocket, which animal would you choose?

A troll

Weekly words 2

allecter- To wamble as a queasie stomacke doth

allemang- Mixed together; a Wiltshire saying, when two flocks of sheep are accidentally driven together.

all sorts- A slang term designating the drippings of glasses in saloons, collected and sold at half-price to drinkers who are not overly particular.

answer-jobber- One who makes a trade of writing answers.

antipodes- People who live on the other side of the earth to us, going with their feet directly against ours.

aproneer- A shopkeeper; a tradesman.

aquabob- An icicle.


- I'll respond by asking you five questions to satisfy my curiosity.
- Update your journal with the answers to your questions.
- Include this explanation and offer to ask other people questions

ang_the_adverse (I don't know how to make it blue & pretty >_<) left me these questions:

1) Alex Rider: are you involved in fandom? Your ships?
2) Favourite Miyazaki film?
3) Artemis Fowl as a protagonist (rather than antagonist) yay or nay?
4) Did you watch the America/England game?
5) Do you play an instrument?

1. Nope. I read to many books to get involved in every fandom, I save that for my very favorites.

2. So far, Castle in the Sky (also known as Laputa?) My neighbor Totoro and Princess Mononoke are super close seconds.

3. yay

4. Hell yeah! It was awesome! I feel bad for Green, I saw that clip of him losing that save replayed over and over and over....

5. I can play chopsticks on the piano, and that's about it.
I have this awesome book The Word Museum: The Most Remarkable English Words Ever Forgotten by Jeffery Kacirk. It has a bunch of super old words that have fallen out of use. There are some really cool ones, so I thought I'd start posting a couple every week or so.  I'm going alphabetically, but I'm not posting every word in the book, haha. Here's the first batch.

abbey-lubber- A slothful loiterer in a religious house, under pretense of sanctity and austerity. Compounded of abbey and Danish lubbed, fat.

accubitus- Lying together in the same bed, but without any venereal commerce.

Adam's ale- Water. From the supposition that Adam had nothing but water to drink. In Scotland, water for a beverage is called Adam's wine.

adulterine- A child born of an adulteress. Adulterine children are more odious than the illegitimate offspring of single persons.

aflunters- In a state of disorder. "Her hair was all aflunters."

alectromantia- Divination by a cock. Draw a circle, and write in succession round it the letters of the alphabet; on each side of it lay a grain of corn. Then put a cock in the center of the circle, and watch the grains he eats. The letters will prognosticate the answer.