Sunday, August 16, 2015

Why the Traditional vampire is undead by Amy Mah

At some point we may have to explain the full meaning of the use of the word vampire along with Undead. But in the meantime let us just have a moan at word use.

Undead is not the same as dead or alive, the best way to think about it is as being fixed just at the point of death, so the undead are not immortal just outside the normal rules of time.

The traditional vampire can then have problems which a living person would not … such as reflections, sunlight, holy symbols, etc etc etc

Now Living vampires should not condemn the belief of the traditional undead vampire due to the USE of the word BELIEF …

Traditional vampires are believed in using the same reality of belief as Christians, Muslims or anyone having something such as a religion that relies upon faith and belief over provable reality.

I would not say my use of the written word was anything special as I have to use both proof readers and editors to get my books into a readable state, so if I can pick up things to moan about they must be bad for me to even notice

But in saying that I have noticed the problems with word meanings and the failure to use them correctly recently, last night I watched a movie on Egypt and heard them say to fire arrows! And they did not! No fire was used at all, to shoot an arrow may be ok but a better way would be to say loose it as you would let loose arrows at the enemy.

Think about it with dogs you let loose or better still let slip … : "Cry 'Havoc!', and let slip the dogs of war".

And see in the time frame of the Egypt movie not sure they should even have had the wheel.

"Interestingly, the earliest representation of
wheeled vehicle from Egypt (tomb of Sebeknekht at El Kab, Dynasty XIII) shows sledges, mounted on four disk wheels rather than rollers."


Americans like to use the word Unconscious when they mean Subconscious, even the commentators on the US news, why? Do they have different dictionaries than the rest of the world?

The subconscious is that part of consciousness that is not currently in focal awareness.

The unconscious mind consists of the processes in the mind that occur automatically and are not available to introspection, and include thought processes, memory, affect, and motivation.

Sigh ……And the number of times people say literally instead of figuratively.

Come on just look it up

the adverb literally has meant "really" or "actually" or "in the strict sense of the word." Most style guides continue to advise us not to confuse literally with figuratively, which means "in an analogous or metrological sense,"


Body Swap

Swapping bodies with a young female demon had not been part of the planned vacation.

Nor was having to attend a demonic high school for the magically gifted.

When the most magical thing you could do was set your own underwear on fire.

Life was not going to be easy, even less so with a painful tail that everyone trod on.

Owning a magic sword that always tried to look up your skirt when fighting was not helpful.

But then nor was having a telepathic diary that corrected your thinking instead of your spelling.


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