Wordplay for New Year’s Day

TEA
3A3
ATE

Leaving just one word each of tea-eat-ate creates a typical capital i shape, as in:

That letter (i) was of course the prime theme in my other letter wordplay (letterology!) post this week.

Even More Wordplay

Another EAT is created going backwards diagonally from square 9 to 1.

All three words can be fitted into five letters from nine in a cascading letters wave, for example, TEATE:
TEA, to start, then adding the other T for T(EAT), and then the other E for TE(ATE).
This works the other ways: EATEA (ATE and TEA added to EAT) and ATEAT (TEA and EAT added to ATE).

Happy Wordplay New Year!!!

TEA-EAT-ATE: Perfect 3×3 Anagram Box

TEA
EAT
ATE

Did you know three-letter anagrams like TEA-EAT-ATE work forward and down when close together like the above?
Is this commonly known? I guess so.

My thinking  followed this ‘box’ I posted in a  Facebook post this week:

TEA
4A2
3T3

eat tea for two
two Ts in: EAT TEA

TEA AND EAT in that box also create a letters T of course!

The numbers refer to two words of three letters, with two of each letters and the others adding up to four. The T shape of the letters could also be added to the two teas spelt out to make three.

I didn’t realise it until after writing it that EAT TEA is a longer way of saying E.T., as in extra-terrestrial!!

It also fits into my philosoT (edited down from philosophT) categories previously created here, referring to the drink tea rather than the food tea.

If it was provided by my muse for mistYmuse 2019/20 (#mYm2019) I thank my muse.

The box shape reminded me of 1987 (year I started travelling! Horror movies like that interweaved with the rock/metal music I liked) classic horror fiction Hellraiser’s box, but that is much more intricate and multi-dimensional!

Dear ol’ Pinhead, one of my favourite characters of that genre then.
Hellraiser fandom:— The first meeting between protagonist and antagonist:
Kirsty Cotton: “Who are you?”
Pinhead: “Explorers in the further regions of experience. Demons to some, angels to others.”

Black Sabbath Soulidium Alien Dream Mash-Up

¿

 

¿ = I (i)

 

We are now in the second month of mistYmuse 2019/20 (#mYm2019), the four-months long zero carbon (maybe) longest festival ever!
My latest books, now in the shadow underground,
were more extensive examples of the new light above:

Santa’s Somewhere in Space

Sun sees sin s
o own our one so
ul universal udder.
(cos Santa’s on way!)

Udder greenYgreying:

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Prose book from my literary nonsense writing style period, before getting more classical with XaW Files: Beyond Humanity; and poetry book that mixed humour with seriousness (not available on Santa direct, so please don’t wish for them!).

Planet Earth Orbit of Sun: Where We Are Now!

It’s common for people who are geographically lost to exclaim ‘Where in the world are we!?’, but less common to wonder where in the solar system (everything that circles our sun due to its gravity) we are. If you understand how our solar system works you will understand why we see the sun when we do, and why our night skies are different throughout the year.

Online Orrery, Where Are We?

I wondered about this question a few weeks ago, perhaps prompted by the opening of mistYmuse 2019/20 (#mYm2019), and found this great online orrery showing where our planet currently is, and where it is a month either side.

Our planet Earth is at the top of the ‘solar system clock face’ now, as if the end of our year is like the end of an hour, but we are going anti-clockwise!

So each night (when we are facing away from the sun, in whatever part of the planet we are, with each rotation of our Earth taking a day) we look out at the ‘northern night sky’.

Then, when the planet spins us around to face the sun again at different times (the morning sunrise), we face ‘south’ again. The way we see the sun at different locations, south/east to north/west, can be shown by these sunrise times at the moment, that are roughly on the same latitude, with their times converted to GMT for clarity (Vilnius is two hours ahead in their time, and Copenhagen one):

Vilnius 6.41, Copenhagen 7.37, Leeds 8.22, Belfast 8.45

In six months we’ll be at the opposite side of the sun, and so will have a better view of our Milky Way galaxy, as our solar system is on the north-west edge of it, so we have a better view of it when we are ‘south’ of the sun. That was featured in the Sky at Night review of the year (only available in UK).

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My latest books:

 

Winter Solstice Greetings and Philosophy

mistYmuse’s (Most Ideal Sunrise Times – Midwinter Until Spring Equinox longest winter festival ever!) big day has arrived, with the sun having risen on the shortest day, and setting about seven hours and twenty-four minutes later. In Leeds, mistYmuse heartland, the times are 08.22 – 15.46.

Nice to see a good little BBC News report of the joyous occasion at Stonehenge with some ‘normal’ people/pagans. It seemed a very greenYgrey occasion, and not sure if there was some POP (PinkyOrangePurple) at sunrise!? Like last Wednesday:

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Winter Solstice Philosophy

The mistYmuse might have provided this Winter Solstice philosophy; or my brain just thought of it!?

When I started writing I felt like a library of books…
now I feel edited into one interchangeable anagram… but still don’t know the letters!

A space analogy of the previous post would be a star imploding to black hole via supernova!

A technology analogy of yesterday’s posts would be a clunky original computer streamlined to microchip!

While I now consider myself an anagram of unknown letters (providing lots of ammunition for negatives, ha! ha!), I wonder if enlightened monks achieve singularity of letter, and know the letter, or go beyond letters altogether, to a blank space?

Winter Solstice Muse Photos and Philosophy

The future is
back again…
to a time before
deforestation began!

The muse delivered the above after a pulsating sunrise this morning, and a misty day yesterday, three weeks into mistYmuse 2019/20 (#mYm2019), with the Winter Solstice only four days away. As with snow often not falling on Christmas Day, but other days either side of it, a sunrise like this cannot be guaranteed on the 22nd!: