Dark Pulp: The Words of Guru

November 7, 2018 Bushi 8

These days I don’t have as much time and energy for reading (or many other things) as I’d like. My cravings for SFF, then, have been in large part fed by listening to SFF Audio’s Reading, Short and Deep podcast series. Hosts Jesse and Eric discuss (and sometimes read) a variety […]

The Word-Hoard: Dynamo

November 5, 2018 Bushi 2

Dynamo n. 1. An electric generator, especially for direct current. 2. An energetic, hardworking, forceful person.   Deriving from the Greek dunamis, meaning “power,” dynamo is a nifty little word. It can stand in for “generator,” perhaps in a laboratory or ship scene. Much like the word “firecracker,” it can also […]

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The Word-Hoard: Aureole

November 2, 2018 Bushi 0

Aureole n. 1. A circle of light or brightness surrounding something, especially as depicted in art around the head or body of a person represented as holy. 2. A corona around the sun or moon. 3. Another term for areola. 4. The zone of metamorphosed rock surrounding an igneous intrusion.   There […]