Category Archives: wordplay

Sunrise Surprise: POP (PinkyOrangePurple) Clouds Create Colourful Cruscendo

I think I was awake before and/or around the sunrise yesterday, but didn’t bother watching it as another clear morning was forecast, and I’d seen and photographed a similar one the previous day. This morning I was expecting cloud, so didn’t expect any ‘sunrise’. I got up just after 8am anyway, having first woken a while before, and dozed. The first thing I saw was this POP (PinkyOrangePurple) sky!

The moral of the story might be ‘the early bird catches the worm’, but that’s usually meant to support the benefits of diligence, eagerness and hard work!

In this respect it was more about luck, unless the sun did wake me up for it! So it is more in line with greenYgreyism; or its predecessor, a grey area!!

I’m not promoting laziness either. I’d happily wake up for the sunrise every day of the year if I had reason: such as it being my job. My ‘greenYgrey’ attitude for me reflects interest in it.

I’m doing it for the public good as I see it; promoting the sky is there for everyone, and can be a mood booster, especially for people who have SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder).

However, I am promoting my writing and my point of view (literally and metaphorically!) too: scientific agnostic paganism; so thanks to everybody who reads, learns and enjoys; and also those who read and tolerate without too much hate!

Most ‘celebrities’ and ‘influencers’ do it much more, or have people do it for them, but most people don’t do it at all!

Sunrise Surprise Subsides

As the sun rose and POP colours subsided I took some of that, and cropped some for close-ups. That’s the only editing; there’s none on the colours:

Then the sky started to turn blue:

Sky colour science on Wikipedia.

My books where POP (PinkyOrangePurple) was discovered (as a sky arts concept) accidentally, coinciding with the travel quest for the greenYgrey world’s pop artist, Andy Wolfhol.

Sunset Photos to Celebrate mistYmuse 2019/20 Midpoint

The December solstice was on the 20th last year, and March equinox is on the 20th too, so this could be said to be the midpoint of mistYmuse 2019/20, celebrating the most ideal sunrise times in the northern hemisphere, starting a month before midwinter; possibly the world’s longest festival?

There was an exceptional sunset in Scotland last night according to this article. It does well to include orange and purple with red, but there’s no pink(y) to complete the POP (PinkyOrangePurple) set!

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-51174308

Sunrise Between Storms

The mistYmuse obviously hadn’t cleared out of my mind when I posted yesterday, as metal isn’t a shenel word, as eta isn’t a word; they (it and death) do both contain the letters E-A-T.

Ironically, I realised while awake, but not long after a nap, in late afternoon. I didn’t have the corrective information when I awoke, but I don’t know if the nap primed it, like disk cleaning/defragging a computer!?

Calm Before (and after) the Storm

There was another nice sunrise this morning, which is now at 08.17 in Leeds, seven minutes earlier than its latest time of 08.24; still quite convenient for most people’s commute though. Next week, the 21st, will of course be the very exciting midpoint of mistYmuse; about a month after midwinter in the northern hemisphere.

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You can see there is a big difference in colours to the blue sky one four days ago, supporting what I’ve seen a lot of people who spend a lot of time in the countryside say, or on the same travel route: that there is something different to see every day in the same place, as the light/weather is always changing.

Dream Tide Gold Word Ideas Wash Up Again

Yesterday I posted a Scorpions Death Metal cover idea on Facebook (Loving U Sunday MoUrning instead of Loving You Sunday Morning), and then behind the wall of sleep (Black Sabbath song recently featured here) I realised Death and Metal are both five-letters words with the letters E-A-T within them: the same three letters featuring in my TEA-EAT-ATE letters box mixing those letters up: my latest attempt at proving my genius!

Death is also a shenel word: an idea I had two summers ago, of words within words, with the shenel name I gave them compounding shell and kernel as in nuts; as it has eat within d-eat-h.

Another example was sa-tie-ty, as shown in this Facebook comment I made, with satiety having two letters either side of tie.

Dream Time Consciousness-Unconsciousness Beach Analogy

I’ve been studying my own consciousness-unconsciousness since starting my writing career in 2005, as shown in this ‘self-portrait’ of how I thought my brain worked:

I was inspired by the counter-culture I’d been in since the 1980s then, and the philosophers and scientists I’d learnt about in university between 1995-2005.

I remember reading about the hypnagogic state between waking and sleeping in a writing magazine sometime after 2005; thinking I really related to that.

This morning, waking up with the letters EAT again in my mind, I thought the conscious and unconscious have a relationship like beach and sea, with sleep unconscious overlapping like the sea tide, sometimes leaving debris on the beach consciousness when it has gone.

When good ideas are left like that it feels like a gift: like finding something beautiful or valuable washed up on the shore. Most of my work has come from such times, or inspired by other media, but I have also undertaken some gruelling mental voyages; like Odysseus, Jason (Argonauts) and Sinbad!; especially to complete the epic XaW Files: Beyond Humanity travel quest!

More Than Meets the Eye Wordplay

There is more to mE
that mEEts the EYE
my ol’ greenYgrey friend Y
without it I cannot flY.

Little letterology wordplay on the ‘more to me than meets the eye‘ idiom, with relevance to the letter emerging in the Greenygrey/greenYgrey vegetarian werewolf travel quest  concept over a decade of writing with it as the central theme/icon/concept.

A recent totally (oceans apart!) unrelated (as far as I know!) science story about a mysterious humming noise heard around the world had an image showing how that might have happened:

a close up of an umbrella: This illustration shows how magma in a reservoir deep underground ascended to form a submarine volcano in the Indian Ocean.

I posted the world hum story on Facebook three days ago.

TEA-EAT-ATExplained, Clarity Claimed

My posts here are usually ‘first drafts’, written on the spur of the moment, like spontaneous prose as promoted by Jack Kerouac from the 1940s and later; or inspired by previous thoughts offline. If I was writing articles or academic papers I’d edit them.

So for more clarity I’ve returned to a couple of recent posts. I do that for three reasons:

  1.  It interests me and I want to examine it further.
  2.  It could finally prove my genius!
  3.  It shows I can still do academic quality research and writing.

Perfection Examined and Explained

Recently, I called this anagram box a perfect 3×3:

TEA
EAT
ATE

It is pefect in that the three words work horizontally and vertically, 3×3 two ways. So the 3×3 refers to the number of words and letters, rather than it working three ways.
There is also of course an extra EAT working backwards from position 9 to 1*, leading back to the start where it starts an EAT-TEA (acronymically and homophonically ET as in extra-terrestrial) horizontally (1 to 3*) and vertically (1 to 7*).

*Numbers 1-9 referred to above work:

123
456
789

So maybe 3x3x2+1 would be a more complete and accurate equation. 3×3 words and letters x 2 ways working (vertically and horizontally) and 1 working backwards diagonally.

Room for Improvement?

However, complete/contrary perfectionists may argue that to be perfect it should also work backwards and diagonally. While it couldn’t spell the same TEA-EAT-ATE words working backwards, it could conceivably spell different real words.

 

 

 

3 x 3 Anagram Philosophy: Further Research

After the TEA-EAT-ATE anagram box:

TEA
EAT
ATE

I thought the related POT (teapot) might work as well, with OPT and TOP other words from those letters, but doesn’t work three-ways; only working two-ways from any combination:

Starting with TOP and OPT leaves PTO at the end; it is an acronym for Please Turn Over, but not a word:

TOP
OPT
PTO

Starting with OPT and POT leaves TTO:

OPT
POT
TTO

Starting with POT and OPT also leaves TTO

POT
OPT
TTO

I guess a word with two vowels might be needed. Do you know any others that work?