Cat & Dragon. I really can’t decide if I should be smug or … doubly smug. I’m glad to see so many hopes pinned on these fellows. They tied in last week’s Twitter poll.
… of course they’ll have their turn.
Thank you to Cynthia for her entry in the Photo Challenge for Kimiko and the Accidental Proposal. Special thanks to her models Tator & Mochi. ::twinkle::
There’s still time to enter the Photo Challenge >>
Thank you to Camellia for this entry in the Photo Challenge underway this month. ::twinkle::
He Needed a Name. Questions related to Kyrie have come up from three or four different people this week. That’s FAQ levels of inquiry, so I thought I’d do a blog post. Who knows, maybe you’ve been wondering about this, too. ::twinkle::
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They would give them a home and teach them how to be the best of all worlds. Starting with this little one, who needed them as much as he needed a name. An idea sparked, and Tsumiko started along the path again, aiming for the central courtyard. “I want to show you something.”
A stone archway spanned the broad entrance, and words were chiseled deep into the stone. Argent scanned the Latin and translated, “God Have Mercy.”
“Yes. Kyrie eleison … my favorite song and the school’s motto. I thought Kyrie might make a good name for a child who needed mercy and found it.”
“Kyrie,” he said, testing the syllables.
—Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox (Amaranthine Saga, #1)
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Pronunciation. Kyrie’s name is properly pronounced with three syllables (KEE-ree-yay), which is the Latin word for “lord.” You can check out YouTube, where abundant recordings of Tsumiko’s favorite song are available. But since I’m ever and always a fangirl and Death Note‘s OST is memorable for its sonorous Latin choruses, I’ll link you there – Death Note Kyrie, Kyrie II And Kyrie Orchestra.
Origination. Some of you kindly flagged the above scene in order to correct my reference to Latin, pointing out that kyrie eleison is Greek. You are not wrong. But neither am I. (And this is where I start to sound like a total nerd, but not a defensive one. Because this stuff is really cool, but can be a little confusing.) Continue reading
Thank you to Skeren Dreamera for this entry in the Photo Challenge underway this month. ::twinkle::
Don’t forget that there’s a Photo Challenge underway >>
Smythe. Jacques Smythe. I have the teensiest smidge of wiggle room in my current writing schedule, so I’m going to be adding a 100-word slot to my day. My goal is to have new chapters ready for you in September. (No promises, but that’s the plan.) With that in mind, I’ve been scanning my current list of prompts. And I’d like MOAR. And I’m especially looking for short phrases. Drop a few onto the prompt post, please?
Lord Mettlebright’s Man
PROMPT POST >>
Newsflash! I’ve heard from the production folks at Tantor Audio, who produces the Amaranthine Saga audio books, narrated by Travis Baldree. They’ve set a release date for Tamiko and the Two Janitors, and it’s a mere month away.
September 10, 2019
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