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The Tilt Shift

A phenomenon in which your lived experience seems oddly inconsequential once you put it down on paper, which…
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Dream Fever

The intense heat on the skin of a sleeping person, a radioactive byproduct of an idle mind humming…
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La cuna

A twinge of sadness that there’s no frontier left, that as the last explorer trudged with his armies…
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Austice

A wistful omen of the first sign of autumn—a subtle coolness in the shadows, a rustling of dead…
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Ellipsism

The sadness that you’ll never be able to know how history will turn out, that you’ll dutifully pass…
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Monachopsis

The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place, as maladapted to your surroundings as a seal…
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Slipcast

The default expression that your face automatically reverts to when idle—amused, melancholic, pissed off—which occurs when a strong…
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Anthrodynia

A state of exhaustion with how shitty people can be to each other, typically causing a countervailing sense…
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Agnosthesia

The state of not knowing how you really feel about something, which forces you to sift through clues…
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Backmasking

The instinctive tendency to see someone as you knew them in their youth, a burned-in image of grass-stained…
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Mimeomia

The frustration of knowing how easily you fit into a stereotype, even if you never intended to, even…
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Lachesism

For a million years, we’ve watched the sky and huddled in fear. But somehow you still find yourself…
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Dès Vu

The awareness that this moment will become a memory. Derived from French dès vu, “seen as soon as”…
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Bohemian

A person who is interested in art, music or literature, and lives in a very informal way, ignoring…