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Submitted by celebratedrecluse in Trans

Existing! Impacting! Colliding! Escaping! Catching up! Leaving behind! Purifying! Chthonicizing! Speaking! Believing! Losing faith! Erupting! Erupting!

♡♡♡ Keep going! ♡♡♡

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rot wrote

chthonicizing?

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celebratedrecluse OP wrote

the process of becoming chthonic, as in, taking on earthen properties.

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masque wrote

Doesn't cthonic usually refer to the spirits & dieties of the underworld?

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celebratedrecluse OP wrote

So the word i used is a neologism, i like to do that with my creative writing because fuck the dictionary. however if we are going to get technical the spelling you are using is not the accepted usage, there's an h in there at the beginning. The emphasis you used seems to be critical toward my diction, perhaps i am misinterpreting? https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/chthonic

Additionally, yes, it has a connotation with religion, in this case i was using this word to pair with "purifying" and subvert that thematic element in the poem; chthonicizing being the process of being baptized by the earth, an atypical use of the idea of purification because usually the earth is associated with dirt and uncleanliness in my culture.

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masque wrote (edited )

Sorry, I wasn't trying to be critical, just looking for clarification. And I fucked up the spelling.

EDIT: the italics weren't meant as emphasis, just as a way to explicitly denote the use-mention distinction, but I should have used quotes instead.

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rot wrote

so you're using it as a metaphorical "to dirty" as an inverse of "to purify" because of the religious connotations of purity that you want to reject. makes sense now.

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jadedctrl wrote

very sweet post, much appreciated! c:

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