After much thought--five seconds-- I have come to the conclusion there are too many words in use. For example, once upon a time, my browser had words: settings, bookmark, and so on. This was reduced to a single letter. For example S might stand for settings. Now my browser has e-hieroglyphs.
Let me describe some of them for you. In the address bar there are three dots, a shield with a v and a star. To the right of those are are four vertical lines- one line is taller than two lines and one line is slanted. Next to that is a rectangle with rounded corners, a line in the middle and dots on one side. Next to that are two linked squares, and besides that is a gray square with white dots. Then there are three horizontal lines.
See how many words it took me to tell you about those icons? Perhaps the ancient Egyptians and the Chinese have it right. Why use 26 symbols to represent sounds to make thousands of words, when we can use pictures.
Thus below, I have continued this post in icons. If you misunderstand anything I say, please message me with icons and emoticons. I will clarify with icons and emoticons. You should definitely use this to communicate at work as well.
And to help this movement along, this is a contest. I will choose one winner who can interpret my message in the most meaningful and amusing way.
Each picture can represent multiple words, whole ideas, incomplete ideas, incomplete sentences and the kitchen sink. The winner will receive a $50.00 grand prize via PayPal. If you don't have PayPal account I will send you an Amazon gift card instead. Please submit your story here...no more than 500 words. The contest will end August first 2018.
The winner will be posted to this blog. Other submissions may be posted to this blog. Writers will be contacted before their work is posted and receive a nominal payment of $5.00 if they want to be published here.
Crack cocaine, also known simply as crack, is a free base form of cocaine that can be smoked. Crack offers a short but intense high to smokers. Crack cocaine is commonly used as a recreational drug.
Brain crack is a free base form of thinking. The intense high is delivered from idea to the brain. It offers an intense high to users. It is also known in it's more milder from called daydreaming. It is comonly used as a recreational drug. But brain crack requires a bit more effort on the users part.
For example, if you're a writer, you generally won't get high when thinking of a character putting on shoes. However, if you imagine those shoes are sparkly and red and respond to the voice command, "There is no place like home," then you're on brain crack. Hence the Wizard of Oz in it's entirety. The writer was high.
But brain crack isn't limited to writers, though they are big time users, but other fields as well. For example, what happens when you put a gyroscope in a scooter and add a really big cell phone battery? And then you convince people to call the invention "It" until it is revealed. You get a Segway, aka mass use of brain crack.
Brain crack has many positive side effects, mostly being, creativity and out of the box thinking. Nonetheless it is also responsible for fantasizing about how "great this is going to be" and sleepless nights as the user tosses and turns with excitement for the next day-- which inevitably sucks thanks to sleep deprivation.
Thus, users of brain crack must be careful. Otherwise they will be sleepy and unable to break the cycle between thinking up awesome idea and thinking about how awesome it will be when it's brought fruition, long enough enough to bring said idea to fruition.
This is also known by the very technical term, Brain Crack Catch 22.
Mariel R. is an ESL teacher, horse trainer, writer, editor, sporadic blogger, and lover of beer. She lives in South Korea with two cats, three horses, a German Shepherd and 17 chickens.
Bear (Gom in Korean) then (above) now (below)
Geumbi (Goldy in English) R.I.P February, 23, 2018