Atomic Flea

I subscribe to the marvelous Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus, which every day emails its subscribers a Word of the Day:
Hard-Bitten Word of the Day: puce.

This low-frequency color word follows the pattern of its peers: the less frequently used a color word is, the less agreement you'll find about what color the word actually represents. All dictionaries agree that this one is a dark color, but list red, purple, or brown as its near relatives. It's from the Latin word for "flea" - if you know what color they are, you've nailed it.

My form of animation hinges around the alchemical power of transformation. Of course, the power of alchemy is bound by your interpretation of its meaning as a word.

© 2009 Peter Schmideg

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