Eldraeic Word of the Day: fanc

fanc: (pron. “fansh”) a flaw or defect; an imperfection

from which

talifanc: (from talis “truth” + fanc) an imperfection whose presence indicates authenticity; examples would include inclusions in natural gemstones, grain in natural wood, and unintentional variations in hand-crafted objects; compare Jp. wabi.

and also

lin-fanc: the Flaw; entropy.

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  1. Test comment to find out what the hell is going on.

  2. Avatar for JAPH JAPH says:

    This reminds me, a different sort of “Thing Eldrae Might Appreciate” is Diane Duane’s Young Wizards books—it’s the only other series I’ve come across that explicitly names entropy as the ultimate enemy.

  3. Or the creation of the ultimate enemy… but it’s been a long time since I read that series.

  4. Yes, definitely a good candidate.

    (I loved those books back in the day. Definitely an inspiration.)

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