Space is a cruel mistress, she's beautiful as a flower with infinite petals, But I hated space just as all kids secretly hated the place they'd come from. It was impossible to reason with the cosmos, when god created them im certain he gave them this despicable temper, one that most certainly caused it to spit out anomalies every now and then. submitted by
Let me give you a scenario, a kids speeding down the highway in his brand new motorcycle, his 16th birthday, just tearing asphalt and rubber, and then as he rounds the 120 mark on his bike, and almost puts it into the retainer wall of his seaside city, a meteor from deep in the cosmos, shoots right through him, then another and another and another and then 1 final one not too much wider than his bike, slams into him. Now normal flying flaming rocks, just bad luck and some death, but not the ones from the cosmos, the ones from the cosmos come with this crazy little stipulation. The meteors that fall from deep space ARE A LOTTERY, yes a lottery, sometimes they carry a virus, sometimes they carry a crazy new element, sometimes can alien, and every now and then, that meteor dishes out a superpower.
This wasn't one of those meteors though, the kids dead plain and simple, but the meteor that killed him did bring option numero uno, the virus. It was a fun virus though, it attached itself to the DNA strand of the human host, and then would make a small portion of the worlds population(all of which were infected within 2 weeks of the meteor) burn to death when they came into physical contact with another person. Now in case the parentheses confused you there, the whole worlds infected and about 32% of them cannot touch another human being, lest they end up exploding in a beautiful ball of white fire.
we lost almost 31% of our population in the first week, then a few more, and more and more and more until there were 17 people left on earth who had the chance to burst into flames. They measured our possibllity to combust by an internal temperature change that occurred only in those susceptible to the combustion, and then did a thorough test by subjecting our skin cells to other peoples skin cells, then they started the cure. A combination of antibiotics, antipyretics and some different strains of an aspirin like medicine was all it took, for 16 people. The treatments ran over the course of 4 months, along with some fluids, a lot of different vitamin drips, some cold baths, those people were cured, day 4 of my treatment came with seizures, day 5 came with tremors and a mild psychotic episode, day 6 I had visions, and by day 8 after another day of seizures, they deemed me unfit to continue treatment. They told me that my body had become dependent on the virus, and that while they could remove most of it, my temperature would never go down, my body chemistry was permanently changed, and that id never get better.
As a parting gift from the US government, they gave me several different hazmat suits, some cold suits, a small monthly medical fund(not that small) and the mother-load of all disability plans, so that I could live my days moderately okay, but they knew how much pain I was in, how could they not? every piece of damage done to me was on video. I used the monthly check to put a down payment on an apartment, I had to mention that I was "combustible" and that if anyone touched me wed both be dead, they put a sign on my door, they put a picture of me on every floor and public notice went out.
The only good moments of my day were when id get a visitor, there had been a charity while id undergone my treatments, when they found out my treatments failed, they turned it into a relief program, and sent things like food, snacks, money, and visitors to my apartment. it was nice, but you could tell they were scared to be around me, they would play checkers or chess with me, watch a movie maybe, always 8 feet away, so their skin cells wouldn't float over and burn me, it wasn't a big deal if they did, it was interesting seeing tiny fires on my skin.
Then one day I got an unexpected visitor, I woke up from my nap to pounding at my door, not the kind pounding that came from frail charity girl but the kind of pounding that comes with open the door immediately and as if I was a psychic the next thing that came with? OPEN THE DOOR IMMEDIATELY THIS IS CHICAGO P.D. I was rightfully confused as I didn't really commit many crimes since I couldn't go outside, I stumbled over to the door and swung it open, putting my mask and gloves on and greeting the unexpectedly short girl that was at my door you're small and not in a police uniform, im not supposed to open this door unless you're in a police uniform or have your badge showing when you arrive, im gonna close the door now. she put her foot in the door as I swung it closed sir back away from the door and get down on the ground I laughed to myself you quite literally are incapable of arresting me in my current state she looked me up and down, suddenly realizing that my gloves and mask were accompanied not by a hazmat suit, but my shorts and no shirt. put your suit on immediately and get down on the ground I turned around and went to retrieve my suit.
why are am I under arrest? she watched me step into the legs of the suit and begin zipping before she answered crimes were committed on your IP address. I stopped zipping and stepped back out its not just my computers on this wifi miss, how long did it take you to get the report? she nodded seemingly more calm and sat down at my table we got the report in this morning that someone on your IP was fishing for information 5 days ago. I walked into my room to retrieve my laptop and sat down across the table from her, I opened it up and logged in, turning the screen around so she could see it then I pointed to a small black tab that resided at the top right of my screen you see that? that means the United States government is watching my computer activity, if I had committed a cyber crime, such as information fishing, or bitcoin mining, id be in a cold cell in a black site.
she nodded and stood up, her demeanor immediately changing im so so sorry, I should have taken more care to be sure it was you. I laughed to myself its no worries, its nice to have a visitor who wasn't getting college credit for hanging out with me. she laughed people get college credit for hanging out with you? I nodded and smiled at her for a charity they started for me, im like a unicorn but with less cuddles and more pity. she started giggling and sat back down, her knees sort of buckling as she laughed. didn't think I was that funny, can I get you something to eat or drink? she stifled her laughter for a moment and allowed words to exit her mouth you're too funny, I have to go arrest someone I'm sorry, but as repayment for barging in, maybe ill come by again and make you put your hazmat suit on, I like tea, coffee and potato chips in case you're wondering. I nodded to myself and almost lost my breath as I grabbed my phone to write them down. she was out of the door before I could ask another question, and I suddenly wished I had more time.
A few minutes later while I was moping around, a text came through my phone from an unknown number "I got your number from the building manager, ill be by tomorrow at noon!" I smiled to myself as I read the text over and over throughout the day, I cleaned the apartment, I ordered the things she liked and I prepared for the next day, I went to sleep that night thinking about the cosmos, and I almost had to thank it for a moment, as it seemed to give me something other than a virus, superpower or deadly alien, it seemed that space had sent me...a friend.
That is to say that this list contains words that this list contains words that:
- Usually aren't instantly guess-able (like star, apple, or Nike).
- Can be played with a group of acquaintances (I play with a group of interns at work to blow off time)
- It contains some proper nouns which I believe to be well-known enough (like Simpsons or Spiderman).
Created this list by modifying an existing difficult word list we found online and adding a bunch of new words. If you see a stupid difficult word, it was probably a word from the existing difficult word list that I forgot to remove. (amicable and reimbursement were the type of bs I removed lol).
abraham lincoln, accordion, accounting, acre, actor, adidas, advertisement, air conditioner, aircraft carrier, airport security, alarm clock, alcohol, alert, alice in wonderland, alphabet, altitude, amusement park, angel, angle, angry, ankle, apathetic, apathy, apparatus, applause, application, apron, archaeologist, archer, armada, arrows, art gallery, ashamed, asteroid, athlete, atlantis, atlas, atmosphere, attack, attic, audi, aunt, austin powers, australia, author, avalanche, avocado, award, baby, baby-sitter, back flip, back seat, baggage, baguette, baker, balance beam, bald, balloon, bamboo, banister, barbershop, barney, baseboards, bat, beans, beanstalk, beard, bed and breakfast, bedbug, beer pong, belt, beluga whale, berlin wall, bible, biceps, bikini, binder, biohazard, biology, birthday, biscuit, bisexual, bitcoin, black hole, blacksmith, bleach, blizzard, blueprint, bluetooth, blunt, blush, boa constrictor, bobsled, bonnet, book, bookend, bookstore, border, boromir, bottle cap, boulevard, boundary, bow tie, bowling, boxing, braces, brain, brainstorm, brand, bride, bride wig, bruise, brunette, bubble, bubble bath, bucket, buckle, buffalo, bugs bunny, bulldog, bumble bee, bunny, burrito, bus, bushel, butterfly, buzz lightyear, cabin, cable car, cadaver, cake, calculator, calendar, calf, calm, camera, cannon, cape, captain, captain america, car, car accident, carat, cardboard, carnival, carpenter, carpet, cartography, cartoon, cartoonist, castaway, castle, cat, catalog, cattle, cd, ceiling, cell, cellar, centimetre, centipede, century, chain mail, chain saw, chair, champion, chandelier, channel, chaos, charger, chariot, chariot racing, check, cheerleader, cheerleader dust, chef, chemical, cherub, chess, chevrolet, chick-fil-a, chicken coop, chicken legs, chicken nugget, chime, chimney, china, chisel, chord, church, circus tent, clamp, classroom, cleaning spray, cliff, cliff diving, climate, clique, cloak, clog, clown, clue, coach, coast, cockpit, coconut, coffee, coil, comedian, comfy, commercial, community, companion, company, compare, comparison, compromise, computer, computer monitor, con, confidant, confide, consent, constrictor, convenience store, conversation, convertible, conveyor belt, copyright, cord, corduroy, coronavirus, correct, cot, country, county fair, courthouse, cousin, cowboy, coworker, cramp, crane, cranium, crate, crayon, cream, creator, credit, crew, crib, crime, crisp, criticize, crop duster, crow's nest, cruise, cruise ship, crumbs, crust, cubicle, cubit, cupcake, curtain, cushion, customer, cutlass, czar, dab, daffy duck, dance, danger, darth vader, darts, dashboard, daughter, dead end, deadpool, deceive, decipher, deep, default, defect, degree, deliver, demanding, demon, dent, dentist, deodorant, depth, descendant, destruction, detail, detective, diagonal, dice, dictate, disco, disc jockey, discovery, disgust, dismantle, distraction, ditch, diver, diversify, diversity, diving, divorce, dizzy, dodge ball, dog, dolphin, donald trump, doorbell, doppelganger, dorsal, double, doubloon, doubt, doubtful, download, downpour, dragon, drain, dream, dream works, dress shirt, drift, drip, dripping, drive-through, drought, drowning, drugstore, dryer, dryer sheet, dryer sheets, dugout, dumbbell, dumbo, dust, dust bunny, duvet, earache, earmuffs, earthquake, economics, edge, edit, education, eel, effect, egg, eiffel tower, eighteen-wheeler, electrical outlet, elf, elope, emigrate, emotions, emperor, employee, enemy, engaged, equation, error, eureka, everglades, evolution, exam, exercise, exhibition, expired, explore, exponential, extension, extension cord, eyeball, fabric, factory, fad, fade, fake flowers, family tree, fan, fast food, faucet, feather, feeder road, feeling, ferris wheel, fiddle, figment, finding nemo, firefighter, firefox, fireman, fireman pole, fireplace, fireside, fireworks, first class, first mate, fish bone, fishing, fizz, flag, flat, flavor, flight, flip flops, flock, florist, flotsam, flowchart, flower, flu, flute, flutter, flying saucer, fog, foil, food court, football player, forklift, form, forrest gump, fossil, fowl, fragment, frame, fresh water, freshwater, friction, fries, front, frost, fuel, full, full moon, fun, fun house, funnel, fur, galaxy, gallon, gallop, game, gamer, garden, garden hose, gas station, gasoline, gavel, gentleman, geologist, germ, germany, geyser, giant, ginger, giraffe, gladiator, glasses, glitter, glue, glue stick, goalkeeper, goatee, goblin, gold, gold medal, golden retriever, gondola, good-bye, government, gown, graduation, grain, grandpa, gratitude, graveyard, gravity, great-grandfather, grenade, grill, grim reaper, groom, groot, group, guess, guillotine, gumball, guru, gymnast, hail, hair dryer, haircut, half, hand soap, handful, handle, hang, hang glider, hang ten, harry potter, hawaii, hay wagon, hearse, heater, heaven, helmet, hermit crab, high heel, high tops, highchair, hitler, hockey, homework, honk, hoodies, hoop, hopscotch, hot, hot dog, hot fuzz, hot tub, hotel, houseboat, human, humidity, hunter, hurdle, husband, hut, hydrant, hydrogen, hypothermia, ice, ice cream cone, ice fishing, icicle, idea, igloo, illuminati, implode, important, improve, in-law, incisor, income, income tax, index, inertia, infect, inglorious bastards, inside out, insurance, interception, interference, interject, internet, invent, invisible, invitation, iron man, ironic, irrational, irrigation, isaac newton, island, ivy, ivy full, jackhammer, japan, jaw, jazz, jedi, jellyfish, jet lag, jig, jigsaw, joke, joker, journal, juggle, jump rope, jungle, junk, junk drawer, junk mail, justice, kangaroo, ketchup, kill bill, killer, kilogram, kim possible, kiss, kitten, kiwi, kit-kat, kneel, knight, koala, lace, lady bug, ladybug, lamp, lance, landfill, landlord, lap, laptop, last, laundry detergent, layover, leak, leap year, learn, leather, lebron james, lecture, legolas, leprechaun, letter, letter opener, lettuce, level, lice, lichen, lie, lifeguard, lifejacket, lifestyle, light, lightning, lightning mcqueen, lightsaber, limit, lion, lipstick, living room, lobster, logo, loiterer, lollipop, loonie, lord of the rings, lottery, love, loveseat, loyalty, lullaby, lumberjack, lumberyard, lunar eclipse, lunar rover, lung, lyrics, macaroni, machete, machine, macho, magnet, mailbox, makeup, mammoth, manatee, mark zuckerberg, martian, mascot, mascot fireman, mask, mast, mastercard, mat, mayhem, mechanic, megaphone, member, memory, mercedes benz, mermaid, meteor, michael scott, michelangelo, microscope, microsoft, microsoft word, microwave, midnight, migrate, millionaire, mime, mine, mine car, miner, minivan, mirror, missile, mitten, mohawk, moisturizer, molar, mold, mom, monsoon, monster, monsters inc, mooch, moonwalk, moth, mount rushmore, mozart, mr potato head, mulan, mummy, music, mysterious, myth, name, nanny, naruto, navigate, negotiate, neighborhood, nemo, nepal, nest, netflix, neutron, newsletter, night, nightmare, nike, north pole, nose, nostril, nurse, nutmeg, oar, obey, observatory, office, offstage, olive oil, olympics, one-way street, opaque, optometrist, orange juice, orbit, organ, organize, ornament, ornithologist, ounce, oven, owl, oyster, pacific ocean, pacifier, page, pail, pain, palace, pancakes, panda, panic, pantyhose, paper plate, paperclip, parade, paranoid, parent, parking garage, parley, parody, partner, password, pastry, patrick starr, pawnshop, peace, peacock, peanut, peasant, pelt, pen pal, pendulum, pepsi, periwinkle, personal, pest, pet store, petroleum, pharaoh, pharmacist, philosopher, phineas and ferb, phone, photo, piano, pickup truck, picnic, pigpen, pigtails, pile, pilgrim, pilot, pinboard, pineapple express, ping pong, pink panther, pipe, pirate, pizza, pizza sauce, plan, plank, plantation, plastic, playground, pleasure, plow, plumber, pocket, pocket watch, point, pokeball, pokemon, pole, police, pomp, pompous, pong, popeye, population, portfolio, positive, positive champion, post, post office, practice, president, preteen, prey, prime meridian, printer ink, prize, produce, professor, profit, promise, propose, protestant, psychologist, publisher, pumpkin, pumpkin pie, punching bag, punishment, punk, puppet, putty, quadrant, quarantine, quartz, queue, quicksand, quit, quiver, raccoon, race, raft, rage, rainbow, raindrop, rainwater, random, raphael, ratatouille, ratchet, ray, reaction, realm, ream, receipt, recess, record, recorder, recycle, referee, refund, regret, religion, remain, resourceful, rest stop, retail, retire, reveal, revenge, reward, rhyme, rhythm, rib, rick and morty, riddle, right, rim, rind, ringleader, risk, rival, robe, robot, rock band, rocket, rodeo, roller coaster, roommate, roundabout, rowboat, rubber, ruby, rudder, runt, rv, s'mores, safe, salmon, salt, sand castle, sandbox, sandbox bruise, sandpaper, santa claus, sap, sapphire, sash, sasquatch, satellite, saturn, sausage, saxophone, scarf, scatter, schedule, school, school bus, science, scissors, scooby doo, scrambled eggs, scream, screwdriver, script, scuba diving, scythe, seahorse, season, seat, seat belt, seed, serial killer, servant, sewer, shaft, shakespeare, shame, shampoo, sheep, sheets, shelter, sherlock holmes, shipwreck, shoelace, shopping cart, shotgun wedding, shower, shower curtain, shrew, shrink, shrink ray, sickle, sidekick, siesta, signal, silhouette, silt, simba, simpsons, skateboard, skating rink, ski goggles, ski lift, skip, skipping rope, skydiving, slack, sleep, sleet, slim shady, slipper, slump, snag, snapchat, sneeze, snooze, snore, snow globe, snowball, snowflake, soak, social distancing, socks, softball, solar eclipse, somersault, song, sophomore, soul, soulmate, soviet russia, space, space-time, spaceship, spaghetti, spare, speakers, spiderman, spirited away, sponge, spoon, spotify, spring, sprinkler, squat, stage, stage fright, stagecoach, stairs, staple, starbucks, starfish, startup, star trek, statement, stationery, statue of liberty, stay, steamboat, steel drum, stethoscope, stew, stewie griffin, sticky note, stingray, stockings, stork, storm trooper, story, stout, stowaway, stranger, strawberry, streamline, student, stuff, stun, submarine, sugar, suit, sun, sunburn, sunlight, sunscreen, superbad, superman, surfing, sushi, swamp, swarm, sweater, swim shorts, swing dancing, switzerland, swimming, syringe, system, tachometer, taco bell, tadpole, tag, tank, tattle, taxes, taxi, teabag, team, tearful, teenage mutant ninja turtle, teenager, teepee, telepathy, telephone booth, telescope, temper, ten, tesla, testify, tetris, thanos, the beatles, the dark knight, the prestige, theory, think, thread, thrift store, throne, ticket, tide, time, timeline, time machine, time zone, tin, tinting, tiptoe, tire, tissue box, toast, today, toddler, toilet paper, toll road, tomato sauce, tombstone, toothbrush, toothpaste, top hat, torch, tornado, toronto maple leafs, tourist, tournament, tow, tow truck, toy store, toy story, trademark, traffic jam, trail, trailer, train, train tracks, transformers, translate, transpose, trapped, trash bag, trash can, trawler, treatment, trench coat, tricycle, trip, trombone, truck, truck stop, tsunami, tub, tuba, tug, tugboat, turret, tutor, tutu, twang, twitter, umbrella, unemployed, united states, university, upgrade, vacation, vampire, van, vanilla, vanquish, vegan, vegetarian, vehicle, vein, venn diagram, vest, villain, violent, vision, vitamin, voice, voicemail, volleyball, wag, wall-e, wallet, wallow, wasabi, washing machine, water, water buffalo, water cycle, water vapor, wax, wealth, weather, wedding, wedding cake, weed, welder, werewolf, wet, wetlands, whale, whatsapp, whey, whip, whiplash, whisk, wifi, wig, wikipedia, win, wind, winnie the pooh, wish, witch, wizard, wolverine, woody, workout, world, wormhole, writhe, yacht, yak, yard, yardstick, yawn, yeti, yin yang, yoda, yodel, yolk, youtube, zamboni, zen, zero, zeus, zip code, zipper, zombie, zombieland, zoo