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One liner Wednesday: Alternative dictionary…

Some alternative definitions have been around long enough to have their origins in old Latin;

“Cardio” – An ecclesiastical conveyance (e.g. The popemobile)

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Posted by on March 22, 2017 in Blogging, Humour, One liner Wednesday

 

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March of the Internet Nobody, day nineteen: Giffing woolly with it…

For this, the nineteenth installment of my daily blogging binge, I’m previewing another unhinged animated gif, inspired by the first guests in my week of reblogs.

You’ve met Todd and Dustin, the pair of writers who I featured in Monday’s post

This is them.

Well Dustin was admiring the work of The Woolhouse Boys on Friday, so I did him and Todd the honour of sweaterising them, like this…

…but that didn’t seem quite enough, somehow, so I decided to go one step further.

The beauty of all this mucking about with animation apps and editing tools is that I learn new skills every time. For instance, I realised that if you’re going to cut someone’s head off and leave a big hole in the picture, you need to reconstruct what would be in the background, if the head wasn’t in the way to start with.

All this fiddly photographic manipulation resulted in a rather warped and surreal reimagining of the beautiful garden in which our heroes were seated when the original photo was taken, but I hope that’s upstaged by the Gilliam-esque animation in the foreground.

See what you think.

I’ve yet to decide what, if any, the theme will be for my final full week of March’s marathon, but one thing’s for sure, it’s K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge tomorrow, so I’ll see you back here for that.

 
 

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One liner Wednesday: Alternative dictionary…

As I’ve said before, I’m often unsure how these one liners will be received by the world outside my head, but when I thought of today’s alternative definition, I actually laughed out loud (well, I snorted anyway) and that’s always a good sign, I think;

“Mumbling” – Your mother’s best jewellery.

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Posted by on March 15, 2017 in Humour, One liner Wednesday

 

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March of the Internet Nobody, day nine: Poetry corner…

My attempt for today to master a new poetic format is half poem, half art project and is in itself a fairly new form. First introduced by Iris Tiedt in 1969, it isn’t something I’d ever heard of until I was seeking inspiration for this week’s self-imposed poetry challenge, but I’m always game for a new adventure in words so I thought I’d give it a go.

Here’s the simplest description of its structure;

DiamanteA 7 line poem that looks like a diamond.

It does not have to rhyme.
It can be used to describe 1 topic or 2 opposite topics.

Line 1: 1 word (subject/noun)

Line 2: 2 adjectives that describe line 1

Line 3: 3 _ing words that relate to line 1

Line 4: 4 nouns (first 2 relate to line 1, last 2 relate to line 7)

Line 5: 3 _ing words that relate to line 7

Line 6: 2 adjectives that describe line 7

Line 7: 1 word (subject/noun)

Constructing such an aesthetic piece of prose on the WordPress editing app, however, proved to be a total pain in the arse, so I made a graphic of it instead.

Enjoy.

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Tune in tomorrow for the final day in my search for the perfect poetic form.

 

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March of the Internet Nobody, day eight: Poetry corner…

The idea to explore a different poetic form each day this week had not so far proved to be much of a problem, until I decided to attempt today’s excursion into verse, that is.

This style of poetry was introduced to England in the early 16th century (initially translated from French and Italian) and quickly became a popular form with English writers, the most famous of whom was a certain Mr William Shakespeare, who loved it so much he wrote 154 of them.

There are a number of sub-genres within the overall definition, but I have chosen to go with what we shall call the Shakespearean version for my experiment, which is defined thusly;

SonnetTraditionally, a fourteen-line poem written in iambic pentameter, following the rhyme scheme ABAB CDCD EFEF GG which now characterizes the English sonnet and adheres to a tightly structured thematic organization. The fourteen lines are structured as three quatrains and a couplet. The third quatrain generally introduces an unexpected sharp thematic or imagistic “turn”, the volta.

Well I can tell you that this took some considerable thought and, despite not quite scaling the linguistic heights of old Bill Waggledagger, I’m rather pleased with the result.

After realising the challenge I’d set myself. I picked what I thought was the most apposite theme for my sonnet; writing a sonnet.
A meta-sonnet, if you will.

Calculating how to write a sonnet
Turns out to be inordinately hard,
I may as well try to catch a comet
As trying to impersonate The Bard.
This bloody iambic pentameter
Means everything is much harder to rhyme,
I’m including the word “diameter”
Or it will take until the end of time.
I’ve no experience in poetry
But then you don’t need me to tell you that,
It’s more like “what you get is what you see”
And look, you see, I still inverted that.
Finding rhymes is harder than knitting fog,
I think I’ll go back to writing my blog.

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And that, I think you’ll agree, is quite enough of that.

 

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One liner Wednesday: Alternative dictionary…

Sometimes the alternative definitions that occur to me aren’t all that complex but, unless I get them out of my head, they ricochet around in there all day, so;

“Expensive” – Formerly reflective and thoughtful.

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Posted by on March 8, 2017 in Blogging, Humour, One liner Wednesday

 

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March of the Internet Nobody, day seven: Poetry corner…

Today on my literary odyssey, I’m tackling a type of poem that was made popular by author, artist and champion of all things nonsensical, Edward Lear, back in the 1800’s.

The pure form is said to be inherently obscene, or at least risqué, but the structure is generally described as follows;

Limerick“A humorous poem consisting of five lines. The first, second, and fifth lines must have seven to ten syllables while rhyming and having the same verbal rhythm. The third and fourth lines only have to have five to seven syllables, and have to rhyme with each other and have the same rhythm.”

This is, I have to admit, more my level. A great many fine examples spring to mind, but I’m committed to original material so here’s my newest composition:

This month I’ll be posting each day
Because I always have something to say
So by hook or by crook

I will sell you my book*
I am determined to make blogging pay.

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Tomorrow I shall return to vandalize another classic poetic meter; be afraid, be very afraid.

*Just in case you missed the subtle hint, THIS IS THE AMAZON LINK FOR THE WRONG STUFF or, if you’re in the UK, IT’S THIS ONE.

 

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