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It just crossed my mind that seems oddly lopsided.

It's about using words, of course, but, while an occasional favorite or boost happens, there's little engagement.

A two-part Challenge Proposal:

A) Post a toot using the word in any way, sentence, story, analysis, rhyme...

B) Doodlers and Artists, use the word as the subject of a

Get in on the fun of words and visual imagination.

Start today?

Remember to use the hashtag, of course.

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@wordsmith

Thank you for the shiny word!

I've embedded it in today's WotD.

I am constrained from making it the dominant term because the forum where my "work" starts has already used the term. They are a picky group when it comes to repeats.

shimmer

/ˈʃɪmə/
verb
[no object]
Shine with a soft, slightly wavering light.
noun
A soft, slightly wavering light.

Origin
Late Old English scymrian, of Germanic origin; related to German schimmern, also to shine. The noun dates from the early 19th century.

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The bay surface shimmered with a nearly nacreous sheen in the light of the moon and the mix of harbor lights.

injure

/ˈɪndʒə/
verb
1 with object Do physical harm or damage to (someone)
1.1 Suffer physical harm or damage to (a part of one's body)
2 Harm or impair (something)
2.1 archaic - Do injustice or wrong to (someone).

Origin
Late Middle English: back-formation from injury.

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Joe injured Julie. Though there was no blood, it was a brutal wound to the heart.

@testingwithfire

Sure. Let's make it an official link.
Though you may come to think
(After weeks of silly toots)
"His posts mostly stink."

Keep Home fresh and copacetic.
Never let it get pathetic.
The home timeline is *yours*.
Flush me out; (use an emetic).

Have fun.
Be safe.

Again I am tempted by a toot.
I check the profile and I follow.
Soon my list's too big to swallow.
My problem. You need not give a hoot.

Because of the followed list.
Home timeline runs too fast.
Scrolling back, I'm quickly gassed.
There's many a toot I've missed.

Still, I love the fediverse
It's full of style and grace
Just strewn about the place
A perfect spot to drop my verse.

@tellio

The "fandom" rhyme happened after a notification appeared of someone favoriting one of my statuses (posts, toots).

Random connections are one of the most intriguing results of a widespread fediverse. I may never know what chord was struck to cause the click of that star in someone's timeline, especially when it seems to have been their federated timeline.

I hesitate to ask. It seems off, somehow.

Self-selecting serendipity
Finding random felicity.
The fediverse can be random
With some unexexpected "fandom".

@testingwithfire

bookbinder

/ˈbʊkbʌɪndə/
noun
A person who binds books as a profession.

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Bernice was bound up in her memories. Every major event of her life had an associated handmade scrapbook. They were of superior quality, almost qualifying her as a bookbinder.

@roy

In the event that you later decide that I'm littering your timeline, feel free to drop the connection.

Your home timeline is *yours* so tailor it to your liking. Add and delete as you wish.

Have fun.
Be safe.

@frostq

Thank you for making a connection.

Hablo Español solo un poco. Escribo en Inglès.

I hope you will add a recognizable avatar to your account. I find that I recognize an image better than a username.

Adding a bit of information in your profile will make it easier to follow, I think.

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Algot boosted

if youre wondering why capitalism seems to repeat its own mistakes over and over, its because the system is designed to insulate the terrible decision makers from the consequences of their terrible decisions

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Why do people hate on ~ gender neutral toilets ~??? did they check their own homes?

"Catch a falling star
And put it in your pocket.
Never let it fade away."
--Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss

@dogtrax

Music Memories
Synapse Lockets
Poems in Pockets

opaque

/ə(ʊ)ˈpeɪk/
adjective
1 Not able to be seen through; not transparent.
1.1 (especially of language) hard or impossible to understand.
noun
1 An opaque thing.
1.1 Photography mass noun A substance for producing opaque areas on negatives.

Origin
Late Middle English opake, from Latin opacus ‘darkened’.

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Sometimes definitions are not enough. Some words' meanings remain completely opaque. Adding example usage sentences is good, and an illustration may also help.

Life imposes.
Though it isn't always happy,
And may be downright crappy.
Sometimes it's roses.

Clip, clip, clip...
You wind up with a nice hedge and maybe some fair clipart.




@ben0_o

Thank you for staying in touch and for inspiring a Wicked Wonderful Wordie I will use some time in the future.

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