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Re: A Word A Day – Paranormal Fantasy Style


Zealous-Reader wrote:

Psychopomp-guide to the afterlife/underworld.

 

I get a lot of grief for reading paranormal, those people just don't understand the fun in pink, rabid bunnies.  No imagination what so ever. 


The term is eerily close to Psychopimp, which is a completely different kind of "guide"...

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Is there any GOOD thing, akin to this, but - you know - without death involved? Could I possibly love the heck out of you and wish you the world while I'm buying you a pair of socks, and then each time you wear the socks you have the best day ever and you don't know why? Is there a term for energy like that? Can I leave good residue lying around (you know, that just doesn't sound right...)
 

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Psycho Kinetic Energy: Energy residue left embedded into the surroundings after a death or tragic event has occurred, or a spiritual energy trapped by its surroundings or objects. 


 

 
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That is a good question Penelope!!!

 

 

"Is there a term for energy like that? Can I leave good residue lying around (you know, that just doesn't sound right...)"

 

Personally, I have always called that kind of positive energy joojoo, but that is just me.  I did a little extra looking, and it looks like Psycho Kinetic Energy can refer to both positive and negative energy, so my post was a little off. 

 

As far as leaving good residue lying around, well, that sounds like it could be used in either the Paranormal Fantasy genre, or a more adult genre.    :smileywink:

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Thx Zack!
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Here are a few more.

 

Maschalismos:  the practice of physically rendering the dead incapable of rising or haunting the living in undead form.

 

Lich (Liche):  Cadaverous beings whose bodies are desiccated, or even completely skeletal, who achieve a perverse form of immortality and are usually much stronger as undead than they were when they were alive. Liches are often depicted as holding power over hordes of lesser undead creatures, using them as their soldiers and servants.   :smileysurprised:

 

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I like joojoo or ju-ju.  I think Sammy Hagar has a song called Serious Juju.  It could be the theme song of this thread:smileyvery-happy:

 

 

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gsryley wrote:

I like joojoo or ju-ju.  I think Sammy Hagar has a song called Serious Juju.  It could be the theme song of this thread:smileyvery-happy:

 

 


I've also seen it spelled Jou-Jou. Which if you credit it as a creole or french inspired word is correct. 

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Bureaucromancer - A wizardly cleark or bureaucrat.  (Likely a slimey evil person to boot)

 

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Zealous-Reader wrote:

Psychopomp-guide to the afterlife/underworld.

 

I get a lot of grief for reading paranormal, those people just don't understand the fun in pink, rabid bunnies.  No imagination what so ever. 


 

I can relate. I get grief from time to time as well. Their problem is, they have absolutely no imagination and we may have just a tad too much. Yippee for us!!  :smileytongue:
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Lych/Lich/Liche is originally from the Celtic and means "corpse."  Many churchyards in Great Britain have lichgates: double gates in the churchyard fence/wall with a roof where the coffin or wrapped corpse could wait and stay dry while the service at graveside was completed or the grave dug. Obviously a corpse that has come under a bad magical influence or which is the remains of a person with ties to magic (especially dark magic) may not lie down easily.  And the lichgate, being on sanctified ground but enclosed without being in the church itself, was also a place where evil spirits would be contained if the lich was less than ready to "sleep with God."

 

Here are a couple more fun words for you:

 

Psychometery--the ability to gather information about the owner or recent-user of an object through emotional or psychic emanations from the object.  Usually accomplished by holding the object while in psychically receptive state.

 

Retrocognate--to experience or gather information about the past through contact with a location or object with ties to the time period in question.  (From the roots "retro" meaning past, and "cognate" meaning knowledge.

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KatRichardson wrote:

Lych/Lich/Liche is originally from the Celtic and means "corpse."  Many churchyards in Great Britain have lichgates: double gates in the churchyard fence/wall with a roof where the coffin or wrapped corpse could wait and stay dry while the service at graveside was completed or the grave dug. Obviously a corpse that has come under a bad magical influence or which is the remains of a person with ties to magic (especially dark magic) may not lie down easily.  And the lichgate, being on sanctified ground but enclosed without being in the church itself, was also a place where evil spirits would be contained if the lich was less than ready to "sleep with God."

 


Kat:

You're the wind beneath my wings!  I've actually run across "lich" terms numerous times but I've never fully understand the usage. Thank you!

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Speciesism: like racism, but between different sentient species

 

 

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In my part of Britain, we called them Lynch gates.  Here is a link to a painting of one.
http://goldenagepaintings.blogspot.com/2008/10/david-bates-lynch-gate.html 
 

KatRichardson wrote:

Lych/Lich/Liche is originally from the Celtic and means "corpse."  Many churchyards in Great Britain have lichgates: double gates in the churchyard fence/wall with a roof where the coffin or wrapped corpse could wait and stay dry while the service at graveside was completed or the grave dug. Obviously a corpse that has come under a bad magical influence or which is the remains of a person with ties to magic (especially dark magic) may not lie down easily.  And the lichgate, being on sanctified ground but enclosed without being in the church itself, was also a place where evil spirits would be contained if the lich was less than ready to "sleep with God."

 

Here are a couple more fun words for you:

 

Psychometery--the ability to gather information about the owner or recent-user of an object through emotional or psychic emanations from the object.  Usually accomplished by holding the object while in psychically receptive state.

 

Retrocognate--to experience or gather information about the past through contact with a location or object with ties to the time period in question.  (From the roots "retro" meaning past, and "cognate" meaning knowledge.


 

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rowenacherry wrote:
In my part of Britain, we called them Lynch gates.  Here is a link to a painting of one.
http://goldenagepaintings.blogspot.com/2008/10/david-bates-lynch-gate.html 


 

Being a sloppy speller, I forgot that the "litch" spelling is probably more common than without the T.  I've never seen "lynchgate," before.  Cool!

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Paul if you don't want to use Suck it, you could try Ingurgitate Enthusiastically.

You are my hero!!! I would love to review books for a living. I have to work to pay for my book addiction. I have yet to find a bibliophile support group. I imagine that what may start out as a support group turns into a book group (in person or on line). I can not help that I suffer from excessive mental resourcefulness or good imagination for those linear thinkers out there.

 

How do I get a job like yours?:smileywink:

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witchy-woman wrote:

Paul if you don't want to use Suck it, you could try Ingurgitate Enthusiastically.

You are my hero!!! I would love to review books for a living. I have to work to pay for my book addiction. I have yet to find a bibliophile support group. I imagine that what may start out as a support group turns into a book group (in person or on line). I can not help that I suffer from excessive mental resourcefulness or good imagination for those linear thinkers out there.

 

How do I get a job like yours?:smileywink:


Wow.....ingurgitate enthusiastically. I really like that! It seems like you're a natural to become a book reviewer.    :smileyhappy:

 

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Witchy woman,

There is a group on GoodReads.com which you might enjoy as a supplement to your membership here. It's the Language and Grammar Group.

 

http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/2740.Language_Grammar

 

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Ok I really like this forum.  When reading the Anita Blake series there are some french phrases that are used.  I have googled the term Ma Petite but have found several responses.  I think that it means in the novel, my little one but I am not sure.  Any ideas?
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First, I would ignore the ignoramuses, especially if they don't read anything at all. If paranormal didn't see, then I woudn't be making money from my nonfiction ghost books. Same goes, for the urban fantasies and paranormals and horrors out there. My opinion: write what you want to write and even read. Maybe they're jealous of you?

 

urban legends: Myths told in modern society, in cities or online, unlike many of the old tales set in the countryside.

myth: A sacred or traditional story that concerns the origins of the world or how the world and the creatures in it came to be in their present form. Myths serves to unfold a part of the world view of a people, or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon. Parables and allegories are myths.

legend: (Latin, legenda, "things to be read") is a narrative of human actions told about someone that existed in reality, once upon a time, but the true events have been twisted, making them more fascinating.

 

paranormal: of or pertaining to the claimed occurrence of an event or perception without scientific explanation, as psychokinesis, extrasensory perception, or other purportedly supernatural phenomena.

 

psychokinesis: the purported ability to move or deform inanimate objects, as metal spoons, through mental processes. Also called telekinesis.

anagogic: secret, esoteric, hidden
preternatural: unusual, abnormal. Greatly exceeding or departing from the normal course of nature.
urban legends: Myths told in modern society, in cities or online, unlike many of the old tales set in the countryside.

myth: A sacred or traditional story that concerns the origins of the world or how the world and the creatures in it came to be in their present form. Myths serves to unfold a part of the world view of a people, or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon. Parables and allegories are myths.

 

legend: (Latin, legenda, "things to be read") is a narrative of human actions told about someone that existed in reality, once upon a time, but the true events have been twisted, making them more fascinating.

 

 

paranormal: of or pertaining to the claimed occurrence of an event or perception without scientific explanation, as psychokinesis, extrasensory perception, or other purportedly supernatural phenomena.

 

 

psychokinesis: the purported ability to move or deform inanimate objects, as metal spoons, through mental processes. Also called telekinesis.

anagogic: secret, esoteric, hidden
preternatural: unusual, abnormal. Greatly exceeding or departing from the normal course of nature.
transcendental: extraordinary, superior.

 

 

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I think my dear or my sweet in French. Form of endearment. I could be wrong.

 

 

 

 

 

I have googled the term Ma Petite but have found several responses.  I think that it means in the novel, my little one but I am not sure.  Any ideas?

 

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