Ten 20(-or less)-Word Rings

Another post. But why not, because why not; and it’s cheaper than therapy …

These actually are a bit shorter than the ones from the dragons post, but the flipside of that is that rings are harder to find words to describe the basics of them with without repeating. Aah well. It was still a nice little exercise —

01. Gold, this, roughly hammered and still half raw from the earth, yet strangely appealing
02. A circlet of tiny silver links frozen into place, solid and delicate all at once
03. This signet is carved from a single piece of milky jade, its face sporting a lost academy’s sigil
04. It should burn the flesh, but this slender loop of eternal flame is merely soothingly warm
05. Shivering menace radiates from a segment of viridian demon’s bone, polished from years of wear
06. The delicate miniature landscape enamelled around this steel band is protected by a crystal facing
07. Interlocking segments of ivory and coral make this ring as much puzzle as ornament
08. Simple, and poignant; a tiny braid of chestnut hair, ends interwoven together
09. Crudely forged, this hoop of blackened iron incongruously sports a flawless amber cabochon
10. Twisted together, three rods of glass — ruby, violet, emerald — catch the light when one gestures

Ten 20-Word Dragons

In continuing effort to do at least something, I decided to tinker with the writing exercise in this Twitter thread (@SixFeetZen) and see how things went.

I chose dragons instead of swords, mainly because if I do Swordtember next month I probably don’t want to be all sworded out (what with already doing fancy sword npcs last month and all) and hey, why not, because dragons. So here we are, ten dragons, twenty words each. One or two might be more like nineteen. *eh* They didn’t get short, though, because I’m a wordy arsehole.

01. Malagautha coils like a ribbon of coppery patience, holding close every clipped coin and whispered rumour lovingly acquired.
02. Slate-scaled, gaunt and tattered, slain thrice over, Bruxirtax spits caustic hate through yellowed fangs and dares mortals to try again.
03. Solid as a mountain, Gorgeth ripples with muscle beneath grey and indigo mottling and has not lost a challenge yet.
04. Rainbow halos and gleaming flashes cascade from Iishinu’s willowy, snow-white coils as the drake, laughing, prepares another sorcerous spectacle.
05. Twin ridges of black scutes line Orobineth’s tawny back, matching unblinking obsidian eyes as cold and emotionless as the void.
06. Carrastine the Imperial, with ember wings and molten horns, breathes burning vengeance against a wrong made a thousand years past.
07. Let the brutes scheme and slaughter; grass green Narys chooses to barter songs for secrets, jade hornlets for grimoires.
08. Almost feline in both build and temperament, Kistunach stalks through the forest on heavy paws, striped in soot and malachite.
09. Broken antlers mark shamed Agroek as treasure-lost; the bitter wyrm gathers minions, scars of failure still bright on brazen flanks.
10. Azure Durut enforces oaths with witchery, silver talons and gilded tongue, in dragon shape and a score of human guises.

I may do more of these; it was challenging, but not frustrating. Maybe I can even get them a little shorter sometimes, lol.

Quick Fancy Foodstuffs

It is too hot and too gross right now, omg. *_* Summer can waltz off a wharf, I swear.

So I haven’t been generating much brainpower the last few weeks — because summer, wharf, etc — but I did do this little table at … some point over the long weekend chaos last weekend so, eh, why not share?

You’ll have to decide exactly what your result is (chicken, pomelo, dandelion greens, golden rice, angel’s heart, whatever), but hopefully a bit of inspiration strikes ~

d10 TasteSourceTypeForm
01. tangyheavenlyfruitpreserves
02. sweetvoidwroughtfatdumplings
03. unctuouscarriongrainfilet
04. floralinfernalgreenscakes
05. sourcrystallicfleshnoodles
06. muskyantediluvianberrysoup
07. earthyrefinedsyruppudding
08. bitterprimalvegetablepickle
09. saltyilluminarysealiferoast
10. savourychthonicbonerations
yes, some of these combos raise some questions; how would you answer them ~?