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Hey I'm Belgard. You can call me Belgard. It's short for Belgard. It's the obsolete word for a loving look and not the paving company. But I mean, if you wanna associate me with bricks I can't stop you (I know I said that in my intro post shut up). I never know how to write about myself and my preferences with any degree of concision so here's a bunch of bullet points.

◈High Casual. I can write three paragraphs or thirteen. I hate the word orbs for eyes and most fluffy epithets. That being said I don't mind if you want to drop the word sonorous in a sentence so long as you aren't being smug about it.

◈Friendly but private. I want to be friends! I just don't want to feel pressured to hand out my messengers and personal information.

◈When I'm busy, I'm busy. If I’m quiet don't @ me. I usually try to respond every other day, but there's occasional week long spans where I'm just plain ol’ busy. I'll let you know if I want to drop or I'm having problems with the RP.

◈I usually main girls and nonbinary characters. I can do MxF or FxF pairings, and whatever NB variants fall around those. Romance isn't required but I won't turn my nose up at it. I like shipping, even if it's ooc headcanons.

◈General don't be a dick rules apply. No racism/sexism/homophobia/transphobia.

◈No minors, please stay off my lawn.



General setting miscellany that I’m just breaking apart from the other stuff to give your brain a break. I’ve shortened this because this whole post is already way too much reading:

Romance
Literary ◈ Wholesome ◈ Problematic ◈ Serendipitous

Horror
Existential ◈ Supernatural ◈ Thriller ◈ Domestic

Fantasy
Speculative ◈ Subtle ◈ Folkloric ◈ Dark

Settings
Period ◈ Weird Modernity ◈ Steppe ◈ Aztec ◈ Medieval

Themes
Critically Religious ◈ Hopefully Nihilistic ◈ Abuse ◈ Struggle ◈ Revolution ◈ Introspective Melancholy ◈ Gallows Humor ◈ Mundane Hilarity ◈ Race, Gender, and Sexuality Struggles



And now for the plots,

How I Lost My Eye And Spoke To Gods Along The Way
Dark Isolationist Folkloric Fantasy


Humanity Isn’t Dead Yet.
Hopefully Hopeless Post Apocalyptic Science Fiction


Stopping At Every Roadside Attraction On The Way Out
Near Modern Weird American Fantasy


Everyone Is Grieving Except For You (And Don't You Feel Bad About It?)
Absurdist Dark Comedy High Fantasy


Something’s Inside The Greenhouse But I Couldn’t Tell You What
Odd and Subdued Near Modern Horror-lite


The Phylactery Incident
Dark High Fantasy, Dry Humor


Murder Happens and that's the title
Domestic Horror


For the sake of fun, here are some titles I came up with on the fly. Tell me what kind of story it evokes. Or, conversely, give me a title (one of these or your own) and I’ll give you a story:



That's about all I can think of for now! I'll update this if I get any other ideas. Feel free to PM me with whatever suits your interest, or even other ideas! The more you've got stewing in your brain the better.
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Tentative bump to keep visible during my slow work weekend. In the interest of not feeling too spammy here's another pretty but obsolete word: Apricity. Apricity describes the sun's warmth in winter. Here's hoping any and all reading feel some welcomed apricity this weekend. It's cold out there!
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Another bump for a lazy Sunday thus far. While I'm at it, here's another lovely but defunct word:

Selcouth. Selcouth means strange or unusual. I believe it was being used before the 12th century though I don't know when it fell out of fashion. Which is a shame, really, because it's a very pretty way to call someone weird.
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Good Afternoon to anyone reading! Today is my day off so I figured I'd bump this again. As per my habit I'll give you all another not oft used and mostly retired word:

Eunoia.

This is a bit of an abstract concept. It means "well minded" or "beautiful thinking" in the literal sense, but it's actually applied to the goodwill audiences feel towards a public speaker or some such. I think a more modern way to think of the word would be the para social bond that forms between internet personalities big or small with their audience. I suppose it could also be applied to political speakers, or. . . Oh, hey! Mr. Rodgers is a good example of this, too!

In mental health this word is sometimes applied to a "normal" state of mind in adults.
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A bump for my final day off, what a bummer! In the interest of not being horrifically spammerific (and to account for any pickups in my weekly workload) I think this’ll be my last bump for a bit. I’ve added some prompts to the post and a few more plot ideas. I don’t know what’s up with me and divine and infernal themes with a bit of weird America on the side but it’s just the train of thought my brain has been riding, lately.

Here’s an archaic word, but frankly I think it still holds up functionally:

Appetency

Appetency is a strong longing or desire, a craving. I’ve seen it as applied to hunger. . . Though what if hunger if not a powerful urge? Whatever the matter, I like the way it feels when I say it. Ap-pe-ten-cy.
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Well, it's the weekend so here's another bump!!!

This time the word is confelicity. Confelicity is the pleasure one receives in another's happiness.
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I'm here and I'm bumping!

Today's word is bucolic. Bucolic is meant to convey the pleasant side of country living. It's synonymous with pastoral, though it relates a little closer to shepherds than pastoral does (at least colloquially??). I, for one, would like to live bucolically and the only thing keeping me from absconding to a place full of cute sheep is money and a distinct lack of experience as a shepherd.
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It's late but since I spent half my weeks up till six am that's not much a problem. I've got a few solid RPs goin' on but I think I could use just one more so here we go, a bump and a word, and this bump's word is callipygian. Callipygian just means. . . a big ol' butt. A bubble butt, if you will. Just. . . huge. I laugh every time I mutter it under my breath and honestly I think that's just swell.

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Bump for a new plot idea, as there are evidently not enough undead present in my stories already. Love a good lich.

The word for this bump is Photopsia. Photopsia are the stars you see in your eyes during headaches. Of course there are other instances in which one can see stars or flashes of light that aren't there, but a headache is the least spooky and worrying reason.
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I've wrung two new plot ideas straight out the brain rag.

The word of today's bump is moribund. When referring to a person it means that person is dying but in reference to a thing it just means that thing is in terminal decline. I always thought the difference in immediacy was a little odd.
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Bumping again before work and then I'll quit it since I'm gonna be gone for a bit anyway.

The word for this bump is limerence. Limerence is a strong, involuntary infatuation with another person wherein you ardently hope they'll return your feelings. This kind of attraction skews more romantic than sexual.
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Salubrious means something is good for your health, which is very much the opposite of the newest plot I put up. Murder is bad for your health. People are fatally allergic to being murdered.
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Importunate is to be annoying in one's persistence. I honestly thought this word was a typo when I first read it but was pleasantly surprised. It's not commonly used (at least not on this coast) but feels forgotten as opposed to pretentious.
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If you're persuading someone through flattery then you're inveigling them. I love this word but it's silly and so I hardly ever use it. For better or for worse it reminds me of orgling, which is the sound alpacas make when they're absolutely randy.
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