Morgen, morgen, nur nicht heute, sagen alle faulen Leute.

Tomorrow, tomorrow, just not today, that’s what all lazy people say.

German proverb

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Myers Briggs By Superpowers


INFJ: Visions of the future
ESTP: Superhuman strength
INTJ: Immortality
ESFP: Ability to freeze time
INFP: Literary manipulation
ESTJ: Power negation
INTP: Omniscience
ESFJ: Healing powers
ISFJ: Visions of the past
ENTP: Dimensional travel
ISTJ: Photographic memory
ENFP: Reality warping
ISFP: Shape shifting
ENTJ: Mind control
ISTP: Invulnerability
ENFJ: Empathic powers

Worth the Risk


So, my muse has been in overdrive these past couple of days and I’ve been working on several different stories at once, mostly trying to get to the one that’s a perfect fit for this week’s SFWC prompt.  I don’t know if I’ll get to it, but there’s hope.  For now, I left Jax and Risha with some unfinished business that I’d like to conclude before continuing my guys’ intrigue.  The following takes place soon after Clearing the AirThat’s Dirty Sabacc and Kitar’s Gifts/Mix It Up piece, and a couple weeks before Trouble.  Spoilers for Smuggler Act 2 as well as companion spoilers for Risha below:

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Great Britain’s Sword of State

  • Maker: George Bowers, goldsmith, active 1660
  • Dated: 1678 - 1698
  • Medium: steel, silver gilt, the scabbard of wood, velvet, silver gilt.
  • Measurements: 121.3 x 32.1 cm
  • Acquirer: Charles II, King of Great Britain (1630-85), when King of Great Britain de facto (1660-85)
  • Provenance: supplied to Charles II in 1678, the scabbard supplied to William III

The sword has a broad, straight, flat, two-edged steel blade with etched decoration, and a cruciform silver-gilt hilt, the quillons in the form of a rampant lion and unicorn, a fleur-de-lis at the front of the quillon block and a Tudor rose at the back, with a portcullis above. The wooden scabbard is covered in velvet with applied silver-gilt emblems including a rose, thistle, harp and fleur-de-lis, with a portcullis, royal lions and the coat of arms of William III.

This sword, known as the Sword of State, was traditionally used by the monarch after the coronation, in place of the Sword of Offering (which was kept with the regalia in the Abbey), for all formal occasions, when it would have been carried before the sovereign. The hilt of the sword and the decorative emblems on the scabbard show that it was intended to be carried with the point upwards.

Two swords of state were made for Charles II - the first in 1660, and this one in 1678. It is described as 'a new Sword of Estate most extraordinarily wrought Enchased and gilt'. The 1660 sword was used when Charles II attended Parliament, and this example was used at other formal occasions such as the ceremonial creation of the Knights of the Bath.

The scabbard carries the coat of arms of William III and so dates from his coronation. The 1660 sword no longer exists but this one has remained among the regalia in the Tower of London. It is still used occasionally by the Queen for events such as the investiture of the Prince of Wales in 1969 and the VE Day service in St Paul’s Cathedral in 1995.

Source: Copyright © 2014 The Royal Collection Trust/Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Crowdsourced Linguistics: What linguistics terms do you still have trouble with?


The linguistics-explaining resources of the internet are still a work in progress, and I’ve recently heard from several people that for certain terms or ideas it may still be difficult or impossible to find good explanations at a beginner level online. It would be a huge task for me to try to explain them all myself, and I’m not even sure exactly which terms are the most needed. But fortunately, we don’t just have a static internet: we also have people, and people who know things about linguistics. 

So here’s the plan. 

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