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Being Alone, Beautiful, and Cats: The 10O Most Beautiful Words in Ailurophile: A cat-lover emblage: A gathering. Becoming: Attr Beleaguer: To exhaust with attacks Brood: To think alone ng Bungalow: A small, cozy cottage Chatoyant: Like a cat's eye ely: Attractive Conflate: To blend together Cynosure: A focal point of admiration. Dalliance: A brief love affair Demesne: Dominion, territory Demure: Shy and reserved Denouement: The resolution of a mystery Desuetude: Disuse. Desultory: Slow, sluggish. Diaphanous: Filmy Dissemble ive Dulcet: Sweet, sugary. Ebullience: Bubbling enthusiasm. Effervescent: Bubbly Efflorescence: Flowering, blooming. Elision: Dropping a sound or syllable in a word r: Eloquence: Beauty and persuasion in speech. Embrocation: Rubbing on a lotion. Emollient: A softener Ephemeral: Short-lived Epiphany: A sudden revelation. Erstwhile: At one time, for a time Ethereal: Gaseous, invisible but detectable Evanescent: Vanishing quickly, lasting a very short time Evocative: Suggestive Fetching:Pretty Felicity: Pleasantness Forbearance: Withholding response to provocation. Fugacious: Fleeting hifty, sneaky Gambol: To skip or leap about joyfully Glamour: Beauty. Gossamer: The finest piece of thread, a spider's silk n: Harbinger: Messenger with news of the future Imbrication: Overlapping and forming a regular pattern. Imbroglio: An altercation or complicated situation. Imbue: To infuse, instill. Incipient: Beginning, in an early stage Ineffable: Unutterable, inexpressible Ingénue: A naive young woman. Inglenook: A cozy nook by the hearth. Insouciance: Blithe nonchalance Inure: To become jaded Labyrinthine: Twisting and turning Lagniappe: A special kind of gift. Lagoon: A small gulf or inlet. Languor: Listlessness, inactivity Lassitude: Weariness, listlessness. Lilt: To move musically or lively Lissome: Slender and graceful. Lithe: Slender and flexible. ve Mellifluous: Sweet sounding. Moiety: One of two equal parts. Mondegreen: A slip of the ear Murmurous: Murmuring Nemesis:An unconquerable archenemy Offing: The sea between the horizon and the offshore Onomatopoeia: A word that sounds like its meaning Opulent: Lush, luxuriant. Palimpsest: A manuscript written over earlier ones Panacea: A solution for all problems Panoply: A complete set. Pastiche: An art work combining materials from various sources. Penumbra: A half-shadow Petrichor: The smell of earth after rain. Plethora:A large quantity. Propinquity: An inclination. Pyrrhic: Successful with heavy losses. Quintessential: Most essential Ratatouille: A spicy French stew. Ravel: To knit or unknit. Redolent: Fragrant. Riparian: By the bank of a stream. Ripple: A very small wave Scintilla: A spark or very small thing Sempiternal: Eternal Seraglio: Rich, luxurious oriental palace or harem. Serendipity: Finding something nice while looking for something else Summery: Light, delicate or warm and sunny Sumptuous: Lush, luxurious. Surreptitious: Secretive, sneaky Susquehanna: A river in Pennsylvania Susurrous: Whispering, hissing Talisman: A good luck charm. Tintinnabulation: Tinkling. Umbrella: Protection from sun or rain. Untoward: Unseemly, inappropriate. Vestigial: In trace amounts Wafture: Waving Wherewithal: The means. Woebegone: Sorrowful, downcast THE META PICTURE laughoutloud-club: Beautiful English Words
Being Alone, Beautiful, and Cats: The 10O Most Beautiful
 Words in
 Ailurophile: A cat-lover
 emblage: A gathering.
 Becoming: Attr
 Beleaguer: To exhaust with attacks
 Brood: To think alone
 ng
 Bungalow: A small, cozy cottage
 Chatoyant: Like a cat's eye
 ely: Attractive
 Conflate: To blend together
 Cynosure: A focal point of admiration.
 Dalliance: A brief love affair
 Demesne: Dominion, territory
 Demure: Shy and reserved
 Denouement: The resolution of a mystery
 Desuetude: Disuse.
 Desultory: Slow, sluggish.
 Diaphanous: Filmy
 Dissemble
 ive
 Dulcet: Sweet, sugary.
 Ebullience: Bubbling enthusiasm.
 Effervescent: Bubbly
 Efflorescence: Flowering, blooming.
 Elision: Dropping a sound or syllable in a word
 r:
 Eloquence: Beauty and persuasion in speech.
 Embrocation: Rubbing on a lotion.
 Emollient: A softener
 Ephemeral: Short-lived
 Epiphany: A sudden revelation.
 Erstwhile: At one time, for a time
 Ethereal: Gaseous, invisible but detectable
 Evanescent: Vanishing quickly, lasting a very short time
 Evocative: Suggestive
 Fetching:Pretty
 Felicity: Pleasantness
 Forbearance: Withholding response to provocation.
 Fugacious: Fleeting
 hifty, sneaky
 Gambol: To skip or leap about joyfully
 Glamour: Beauty.
 Gossamer: The finest piece of thread, a spider's silk
 n:
 Harbinger: Messenger with news of the future
 Imbrication: Overlapping and forming a regular pattern.
 Imbroglio: An altercation or complicated situation.
 Imbue: To infuse, instill.
 Incipient: Beginning, in an early stage
 Ineffable: Unutterable, inexpressible
 Ingénue: A naive young woman.
 Inglenook: A cozy nook by the hearth.
 Insouciance: Blithe nonchalance
 Inure: To become jaded
 Labyrinthine: Twisting and turning
 Lagniappe: A special kind of gift.
 Lagoon: A small gulf or inlet.
 Languor: Listlessness, inactivity
 Lassitude: Weariness, listlessness.
 Lilt: To move musically or lively
 Lissome: Slender and graceful.
 Lithe: Slender and flexible.
 ve
 Mellifluous: Sweet sounding.
 Moiety: One of two equal parts.
 Mondegreen: A slip of the ear
 Murmurous: Murmuring
 Nemesis:An unconquerable archenemy
 Offing: The sea between the horizon and the offshore
 Onomatopoeia: A word that sounds like its meaning
 Opulent: Lush, luxuriant.
 Palimpsest: A manuscript written over earlier ones
 Panacea: A solution for all problems
 Panoply: A complete set.
 Pastiche: An art work combining materials from various sources.
 Penumbra: A half-shadow
 Petrichor: The smell of earth after rain.
 Plethora:A large quantity.
 Propinquity: An inclination.
 Pyrrhic: Successful with heavy losses.
 Quintessential: Most essential
 Ratatouille: A spicy French stew.
 Ravel: To knit or unknit.
 Redolent: Fragrant.
 Riparian: By the bank of a stream.
 Ripple: A very small wave
 Scintilla: A spark or very small thing
 Sempiternal: Eternal
 Seraglio: Rich, luxurious oriental palace or harem.
 Serendipity: Finding something nice while looking for something else
 Summery: Light, delicate or warm and sunny
 Sumptuous: Lush, luxurious.
 Surreptitious: Secretive, sneaky
 Susquehanna: A river in Pennsylvania
 Susurrous: Whispering, hissing
 Talisman: A good luck charm.
 Tintinnabulation: Tinkling.
 Umbrella: Protection from sun or rain.
 Untoward: Unseemly, inappropriate.
 Vestigial: In trace amounts
 Wafture: Waving
 Wherewithal: The means.
 Woebegone: Sorrowful, downcast
 THE META PICTURE
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America, Animals, and Books: rgfellows: So, in my art history class today, my professor was talking about something that is so fuckin awesome. These are warrior shields from the Wahgi people of Papua New Guinea. The warriors paint them with imagery meant to symbolize animals who have traits they wish to embody in battle. These depictions are intended to give the person using it the powers of what theyre depicting. Now. Look at this Wahgi shield: Hmm. That looks a bit different from the others That looks VERY different. Why, it looks like The Phantom.. American comic book character by Lee Falk. And that's because it is. The Wahgi people were isolated from the rest of the "modern" world until I933. They came into contact with WWll service men who shared some aspects of western culture with the tribesmen. In particular, they showed them the comic books they read while shipped out. The Wahgi loved them. In particular, the Wahgi adored the stories of the Phantom, who wasn't even particularly popular in its home of America. He is so popular that the few Wahgi who can read english will read the comics out loud in the village center and hold out the pages for everyone to see, so the whole tripe can enjoy them and marvel at the Phantoms might in battle. They identify with the Phantom because he came from a jungle territory, like them, wore a mask to fight, like them, and came from a long line of warriors, which the Wahgi, who worshiped their ancestors, deeply respected. Further, despite not really having superpowers, the Phantom is strong, clever, and incredibly fast. He was so fast that his enemies began to believe that he was impervious to bullets and could not be killed. Therefore, the Wahgi began painting HIM on their shields to invoke HIS abilities in battle. There are TONS of Phantom-Wahgi shiclds out So, you might think that you're huge comic book fan, but the Wahgi have taken their Phantom fandom to the next level and have made the Phantom a fucking talisman to carry into battle fo【 strength. This is officially the best confluence of comics and real life in history
America, Animals, and Books: rgfellows:
 So, in my art history class today, my professor was talking about
 something that is so fuckin awesome.
 These are warrior shields from the Wahgi people of Papua New Guinea.
 The warriors paint them with imagery meant to symbolize animals who
 have traits they wish to embody in battle. These depictions are intended
 to give the person using it the powers of what theyre depicting.
 Now. Look at this Wahgi shield:
 Hmm. That looks a bit different from the others
 That looks VERY different. Why, it looks like
 The Phantom.. American comic book character by Lee Falk. And that's
 because it is.
 The Wahgi people were isolated from the rest of the "modern" world
 until I933. They came into contact with WWll service men who shared
 some aspects of western culture with the tribesmen. In particular, they
 showed them the comic books they read while shipped out. The Wahgi
 loved them. In particular, the Wahgi adored the stories of the Phantom,
 who wasn't even particularly popular in its home of America.
 He is so popular that the few Wahgi who can read english will read the
 comics out loud in the village center and hold out the pages for
 everyone to see, so the whole tripe can enjoy them and marvel at the
 Phantoms
 might in battle.
 They identify with the Phantom because he came from a jungle
 territory, like them, wore a mask to fight, like them, and came from a
 long line of warriors, which the Wahgi, who worshiped their ancestors,
 deeply respected. Further, despite not really having superpowers, the
 Phantom is strong, clever, and incredibly fast. He was so fast that his
 enemies began to believe that he was impervious to bullets and could
 not be killed.
 Therefore, the Wahgi began painting HIM on their shields to invoke
 HIS abilities in battle. There are TONS of Phantom-Wahgi shiclds out
 So, you might think that you're huge comic book fan, but the Wahgi
 have taken their Phantom fandom to the next level and have made the
 Phantom a fucking talisman to carry into battle fo【 strength.
This is officially the best confluence of comics and real life in history

This is officially the best confluence of comics and real life in history

Crying, Disneyland, and Drunk: Boon Cotter @booncotter Follow A story I want to share cos I think being authentic is your best asset: So, I broke down crying in my interview for @Naughty Dog. 1/x 11:11 AM-5 Sep 2017 1,416 Retweets 3,594 Likes Tweet your reply Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h Replying to @booncotter @Naughty_Dog I had just flown halfway around the world, my first time out of Australia, and it was to interview for a job I KNEW I wouldn't get. 2/x Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h It didn't matter tho, I was so fucking beyond starstruck to be in LA at the Naughty Dog office. I was like a kid at Disneyland. 3/x Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h I went in not overthinking anything, just determined to be myself and meet these fucken rad people I adored. 4/x Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h During the interview, @bruce_straley walked in and I kinda pooped in my pants a little. He asked me some Q's I had horrible A's for. 5/x 91t282 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h Bruce: So you were a lead artist on your last project? How many artists were there? Me: Er... LOL... Just me (Everyone laughs) 6%x 91tl 1 269 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h Then he asks "Why do you want to work at Naughty Dog?". I began to answer a true, but rote, response: You're the best, blah blah. 7/x 91tl 12 266 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h But then I stopped and said... "Ugh. No. It's Bill (from TLoU)." and everyone looked at me with this kind of bemused curiosity. 8/x Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h I told them it was the first time l'd seen a gay man portrayed as this gruff, masculine, tragically heroic type of character. 9/x 91t 17 392 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h He wasn't a punchline to a joke. He wasn't overtly stereotypical. A lot of players didn't even pick up that he was gay. 10/x Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h I told them thatl saw myself represented for the first time. A burly, hairy daddy bear character, a guy respected and understood. 11/x 91tl 15 391 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h That made me fall in love with evervone here, And telling them that made me start crying. WHO THE FUCK CRIES IN A JOB INTERVIEW? 12/x 4 Boon Cotter @booncotter 10h Anyway, fast forward to 3 hours later and I was shitface drunk on margaritas and hired to work at my favorite game company on Earth. 13/x Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h Moral to the story: Don't underestimate authenticity. Be raw, be vulnerable, be real. That's where your uniqueness shines. 14/x 028 151 1.4K Boon Cotter@booncotter 8h To wrap it up, this was the day. Dat grin wouldn't leave my face, even with Nate giving me stink eye. AUGH 5 more replies gold-talisman: Coworker told this story today and there was a literal outpouring of love. Representation matters 
Crying, Disneyland, and Drunk: Boon Cotter
 @booncotter
 Follow
 A story I want to share cos I think being
 authentic is your best asset:
 So, I broke down crying in my interview for
 @Naughty Dog. 1/x
 11:11 AM-5 Sep 2017
 1,416 Retweets 3,594 Likes
 Tweet your reply
 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h
 Replying to @booncotter @Naughty_Dog
 I had just flown halfway around the world, my first time out of Australia, and it was
 to interview for a job I KNEW I wouldn't get. 2/x
 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h
 It didn't matter tho, I was so fucking beyond starstruck to be in LA at the
 Naughty Dog office. I was like a kid at Disneyland. 3/x
 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h
 I went in not overthinking anything, just determined to be myself and meet
 these fucken rad people I adored. 4/x

 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h
 During the interview, @bruce_straley walked in and I kinda pooped in my
 pants a little. He asked me some Q's I had horrible A's for. 5/x
 91t282
 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h
 Bruce: So you were a lead artist on your last project? How many artists were
 there?
 Me: Er... LOL... Just me
 (Everyone laughs) 6%x
 91tl 1
 269
 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h
 Then he asks "Why do you want to work at Naughty Dog?". I began to answer
 a true, but rote, response: You're the best, blah blah. 7/x
 91tl 12 266
 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h
 But then I stopped and said... "Ugh. No. It's Bill (from TLoU)." and everyone
 looked at me with this kind of bemused curiosity. 8/x
 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h
 I told them it was the first time l'd seen a gay man portrayed as this gruff,
 masculine, tragically heroic type of character. 9/x
 91t 17 392
 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h
 He wasn't a punchline to a joke. He wasn't overtly stereotypical. A lot of
 players didn't even pick up that he was gay. 10/x
 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h
 I told them thatl saw myself represented for the first time. A burly, hairy
 daddy bear character, a guy respected and understood. 11/x
 91tl 15 391
 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h
 That made me fall in love with evervone here, And telling them that made me
 start crying. WHO THE FUCK CRIES IN A JOB INTERVIEW? 12/x
 4

 Boon Cotter @booncotter 10h
 Anyway, fast forward to 3 hours later and I was shitface drunk on margaritas
 and hired to work at my favorite game company on Earth. 13/x
 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h
 Moral to the story: Don't underestimate authenticity. Be raw, be vulnerable, be
 real. That's where your uniqueness shines. 14/x
 028
 151
 1.4K
 Boon Cotter@booncotter 8h
 To wrap it up, this was the day. Dat grin wouldn't leave my face, even with
 Nate giving me stink eye.
 AUGH
 5 more replies
gold-talisman:

Coworker told this story today and there was a literal outpouring of love.
Representation matters 

gold-talisman: Coworker told this story today and there was a literal outpouring of love. Representation matters