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Week 6: Pariah!

Pariah!  The dictionary definition is below (and I love that the word comes from the word for a drum--it has such a beat to it (par-i-ah!).  But maybe you'll want to redefine it--one of the reasons I've always loved Atlantis is how everyone out there was some sort of outcast, but they turned that definition around for themselves.  So, tell us your stories, show us your art (make your vids?).  Maybe it means something different in Pegasus. Maybe it's about Todd and how the other Wraith think he's just awful.  

pa·ri·ah
 [puh-rahy-uh]
–noun
1.
an outcast.
2.
any person or animal that is generally despised or avoided.
3.
( initial capital letter ) a member of a low caste in southern India and Burma.

[C17: from Tamil paraiyan  drummer, from parai  drum; so called because members of the caste were the drummers at festivals]

pariah
1613, from Port. paria  or directly from Tamil paraiyar,  pl. of paraiyan  "drummer" (at festivals, the hereditary duty of members of the largest of the lower castes of southern India), from parai  "large festival drum." Especially numerous at Madras, where its members supplied most of the domestics in European service. Applied by Hindus and Europeans to members of any low Hindu caste and even to outcastes. Extended meaning "social outcast" is first attested 1819.


Now, off to relive the glory days and rewatch episodes with esteefee !  Yay!

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stella_pegasi
Jul. 2nd, 2011 08:58 pm (UTC)
Home for a second and had to check to see what this week's prompt was...wow...you guys come up with some good ones....

And remember that second story I told you I scraped to write the one I submitted last week, and hopefully the next prompt would work for it...it does, cool.

Have fun watching the shows....rather do that than go to another cookout in this heat!!!

Happy 4th!!!!

Edited at 2011-07-02 08:58 pm (UTC)
lilyfarfalla
Jul. 3rd, 2011 12:42 am (UTC)
Ooh, yay!
esteefee
Jul. 3rd, 2011 02:04 am (UTC)
I so love that you find the prompts inspiring, stella!!
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