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Fata Organa

A flash of real emotion glimpsed in someone sitting across the room, idly locked in the middle of…
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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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Wytai

A feature of modern society that suddenly strikes you as absurd and grotesque—from zoos and milk-drinking to organ…
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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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Socha

It’s the kind of basic human vulnerability that we’d all find familiar, but is still somehow surprising when…
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The Wends

The frustration that you’re not enjoying an experience as much as you should, even something you’ve worked for…
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Ringlorn

The wish that the modern world felt as epic as the one depicted in old stories and folktales—a…
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Aftersome

Astonished to think back on the bizarre sequence of accidents that brought you to where you are today—as…
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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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Pluviophile

People that love rain are called pluviophiles. The word pluviophile comes from the Latin word “pluvial,” which means…
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Nefelibata

“cloud walker”; one who lives in the clouds of their own imagination, or one who does not obey…