This week, my guest is Evil Minx. Minxie was asked to define the verb, Explore.
The dictionary definition pf the word "Explore" is: To investigate systematically; examine: (example: explore every possibility)
How appropriate. For blogging, that is. It's all about the systematic investigation of you, or what you like to do, discuss, play, examine... And, if I'm serious for a moment -- and it will only be one, no more -- exploring every possibility is what brought me to blogging. The Minxdom is actually not my first blog. However, it is the most significant.
To explore, through writing, in this medium, as i said, is often a de facto excuse to self explore. Which can get a little navel-gaze-y. Ugh. However, not all navel gazing is boring. It is my firm contention that, despite much of the real world being all above board and safe for work, the remainder of it is obsessed with.... (drum roll)....
Stop laughing at me.
Let's *explore* further shall we? (Heh.) Look at some of the synonyms for "Explore":
*Oh, before i continue. Since many of you have delicate sensibilities (a synonym for "i read this blog at work and the IT guy is a perv himself but can't bear for anyone else to have any fun"), i will respect that and not write anything NSFW. Well nothing that's *too* NSFW. Heh.
burrow - i know I've used that word somewhere in an erotic piece somewhere.
delve into - borderline, i admit... but maybe my mind is more firmly ensconced in the gutter than yours. Heh.
probe - a word more commonly associated with small town American farmers and alien landings, i grant you, but no one can deny the joy of a really good probe. (Into the other person's interests and feelings about world peace over a cup of coffee, of course... what else would i mean?)
Although, not everything is sex-related (...she lied through her teeth.) Take here, for example... this space; good old Doug, bless his floppy ears and wet nose; and good old Mr Bierce - lest i forget. The joy of exploring how the minds of the readers work when faced with the challenge of the day's definition has become one of my most recent and essential daily guilty pleasures. Not just to read the definitions, but to explore the spaces of those who comment here, and delight in the high-level wit of the suggested definitions.
No, I'm not crawling. Much. But i am being sincere. I like it here. I really do. Despite the fact that i have developed an astonishing ability to only be capable of writing definitions that involve my children (regardless of having a huge and awful fear of being a "Mommy blogger" - no offence to those who are, it's just not my cup of chai), i can promise you this: the Minx is here to stay.
About Evil Minx: I don't know who I was kidding yesterday. Minxie is the author of Emerging on The Other Side, a blog of erotic fiction, opinion and expression. She is, you see, a purveyor of all things Minxish. Yes, I know, erotic writers two weeks in a row. This used to be such a nice site, too.
One of the first things you notice at her site is the strength of the bond between Minxie and her readers. Many of her current readers were have been readers for over a year and they have gone through trauma, drama and troubles together. The friendship is based not only on the story but the storytelling which touches a range of emotions, naughty and happy then wholesome or scary then funny. Whichever mode Minx writes in, she stays engaging and engaged with her many friends who include Gnat's Trumpet.
Minxie is married, not that there's anything wrong with that, and has two children. The Evil One is a British ex-pat, living somwhere in the Meditteranean. Somehow I always knew I'd write that.
How to be a future guest on this site: Just send an email to dpascover at mac dot com. On a future Wednesday, after posting that week's guest, I'll send you an email with a word to define. You'll be expected to return your definition along with a graphic representing either your definition or yourself by the following Saturday. The only rules are no profanity and no novels, please. And whatever I make up at the last minute.
Just so you know, next week's guest is the last one on my list, so those of you who are sitting around having squirelly thoughts like "I want to but I haven't been around long," or "Gee Willickers, am I good enough?" please get over yourselves and drop me a line. Ain't no got to but a want to.