Tag Archives: articles

Southern Gothic Ascending

21 Mar

Please enjoy my newest  video preview for “The DarkRose Journal,” Issue 7~ReVamped.

Southern Gothic Ascending: Video Preview…

Southern Gothic Ascending

Julia DarkRose-Girl's Night Out Edit for Video Text

Because sometimes I forget that not everyone understands the world the way I do and quite often, many of those people have no fucking clue about what I am trying to communicate…

SOUTHERN GOTHIC
noun
1.
a literary genre depicting life in the southern US and featuring grotesque themes and imagery
Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

American Psychological Association (APA):
southern gothic. (n.d.). Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition. Retrieved March 20, 2018 from Dictionary.com website http://www.dictionary.com/browse/southern-gothic

ASCEND
Definition of ‘ascend’
Learner: ascendAmerican: ascend English: ascend Example sentences

ascend
(əsɛnd )
Word forms: ascends, ascending, ascended
1. transitive verb
If you ascend a hill or staircase, you go up it.
2. intransitive verb
If a staircase or path ascends, it leads up to a higher position.
3. intransitive verb
If something ascends, it moves up, usually vertically or into the air.
4. See also ascending
COBUILD Advanced English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers

MORPHOLOGY
morphology in American
(mɔrˈfɑlədʒi ; môrfälˈəjē)
noun
1.
the branch of biology that deals with the form and structure of animals and plants
2.
a.
the branch of linguistics that deals with word structure and with functional changes in the forms of words, such as inflection and compounding
b.
the study of the structure, classification, and relationships of morphemes
3.
any scientific study of form and structure, as in physical geography
4.
form and structure, as of an organism, regarded as a whole
Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

TAPROOT
aproot in American
(ˈtæpˌrut ; tapˈro̅otˌ)
noun
a main root, growing almost vertically downward, from which small branch roots spread out
Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

THRESHOLD
threshold
Pronunciation /ˈθrɛʃˌhəʊld//ˈθrɛʃəʊld/
NOUN
1A strip of wood or stone forming the bottom of a doorway and crossed in entering a house or room.

‘he stood on the threshold of Sheila’s bedroom’
More example sentencesSynonyms
1.1in singular A point of entry or beginning.
‘she was on the threshold of a dazzling career’
More example sentencesSynonyms
1.2 The beginning of an airport runway on which an aircraft is attempting to land.
Example sentences
2The magnitude or intensity that must be exceeded for a certain reaction, phenomenon, result, or condition to occur or be manifested.

‘nothing happens until the signal passes the threshold’
as modifier ‘a threshold level’
© 2018 Oxford University Press

OLD-WORLD
Definition of ‘Old World’
Learner: old worldAmerican: Old World1American: Old World2American: old-worldEnglish: Old WorldEnglish: old-worldExample sentencesTrends
Word Frequency
old world
also Old World also old-world
adjective [ADJ n]
Old world is used to describe places and things that are or seem to be from an earlier period of history, and that look interesting or attractive.
The newcomers to the Village were attracted by its winding streets and Old World charm.
COBUILD Advanced English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers

Advertisements

Too Young To Die

20 Jul

Too Young to Die

I just finished watching this movie. The fact that it eerily reflects much of my early childhood and teenage years (some of it, by no means all of it), only added to my increasingly withdrawn and horrified state of mind while watching it.

It is true, we all have the ability to make choices about our lives (mentally handicapped children, are, of course, exempt), even as children, teenagers and young adults. Yes, it is true that the human mind does not stop developing until the age of 25 or so. Yet, given even the worst of circumstances (believe me, I have been party to the reality of torture, sexual abuse, physical & psychological abuse and even the factual threat of death, many times as a child, teenager, and young adult), yet I always made the choice to conquer my foes and relentlessly keep searching for a better quality of life. All the while, trying to keep mental disease that was genetically passed on to me in check.

Still, we are not all equal when it comes to our capacity to survive and make the correct choices. So, at what point do we as a society of progressive and highly intellectual thinkers & doers, decide that enough is enough and pull our heads out of whoever’s ass we ar so far up that we can no longer smell our world without the stench of human shit, or hear it without the deafening sounds of zombified media coverage, or see it without wearing our specialized rose-colored, glasses, given to us at birth?

When, how, who, is going to finally throw away the glasses, switch off the zombified media and pull their head out of Geppetto’s asshole?

This movie, while a fictionalized version of true events, is an accurate portrayal of real life for many children and teenagers who have been thrown away by family and by society.

Like Anne Frank wrote…good thing no one has to wait to start making the world a better place.
~©Julia DarkRose 2017

Image

Blah, Blah, Blah

26 May

image

%d bloggers like this: