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The Color Thesaurus

a colour chart for our TEI exploration of J. Alfred Prufrock

Ingrid's Notes

I love to collect words. Making word lists can help to find the voice of my story, dig into the emotion of a scene, or create variety.

One of my on-going word collections is of colors. I love to stop in the paint section of a hardware store and find new names for red or white or yellow.  Having a variety of color names at my fingertips helps me to create specificity in my writing. I can paint a more evocative image in my reader’s mind if I describe a character’s hair as the color of rust or carrot-squash, rather than red.

So for fun, I created this color thesaurus for your reference. Of course, there are plenty more color names  in the world, so, this is just to get you started.

Fill your stories with a rainbow of images!

white

Tan

yellow

Orange

Red

pink

Purple

Blue

Green

brown

Grey

black

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#IfTheyGunnedMeDown and What Hashtag Activism Does Right

TIME

The injury, a deadly one, came first. Unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot to death by police in Ferguson, Mo. Then came the insult: many news accounts used a photo of Brown that showed him, unsmiling, gesturing at the camera in a way that led to unsubstantiated claims that he was “flashing gang signs.”

This portrayal of Brown, who is African American, recalled the quasi-trial-by-photo of Trayvon Martin, another young black man shot to death. It became another racially charged statement in a controversial killing, as outlets illustrated their stories with pictures that–rather than show the dead teen smiling or in a family context–led commenters to call him a “thug” and thus to suggest that he brought his death on himself.

So as people protested in the streets of Ferguson, a meta-protest began on social media. Twitter users, especially African Americans, began a meta-protest, posting pairs of…

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The Evolution of Music. Dan Wineman. Tweet. Sept. 11, 2014

retweets now sitting at 30,592, favorites at 25,282

NY Times Review of the Phonograph. November 7, 1877

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a screen shot of the archived review – amazing.. full text here

Mashable Post on ‘Social Media Users Are More Charitable Than You Might Think’

Certainly counters the negative Slactivist argument.

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“According to the survey data, an average of nearly 64% of users who identified themselves as a Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and/or Google+ user said they’ve donated $100 or more to charitable causes in the last year, and an average of just 6.5% have given no money at all to charitable causes in the last year.”

Full article here:

http://mashable.com/2014/09/18/social-media-charity/

FanFic Generator

A friend just shared this awesome new thing – love it – I made my first auto-fanfic – lol. Visit the site fanficmaker.com

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Obama’s ISIL speech Sept 10, 2014 as a Word Cloud

Obama ISIL Speech Word Cloud

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