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Carrion

Carrion is the title of the screenplay I am currently reworking. I used it specifically because of it’s meaning and etymology.

Car·ri·on.
1. From the Anglo-French caroine. Ultimately from the Latin carō. Meaning flesh.
2. Dead and rotting flesh.
3. Something rotten or repulsive.

I am specifically drawn to the word as something rotten or repulsive. It has an ambiguity that can be attached to either side of the war on drugs.

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Pareidolia

Came across Pareidolia Pics. A twitter feed that specialises in these phantom pictures.

Pareidolia.
1. The imagined perception of a pattern or meaning where it does not actually exist. As in considering the moon to have human features.
2. From the words para. And eidolon.
Pa·ra.
1. From the Persian pāra. Literally. Piece.
2. A prefix appearing in loanwords from Greek. Most often attached to verbs and verbal derivatives. With the meanings “at or to one side of. Beside. Side by side.”
Ei·do·lon.
1. An unsubstantial image. Apparition. Phantom.
2. An ideal. Or idealized figure.

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Nihilism

Another interesting word to consider.

Ni·hil·ism
1. From the Latin. Nihil. Meaning nothing.
2. A complete denial of all established authority and institutions.
3. An extreme form of scepticism that systematically rejects all values. Belief in existence. The possibility of communication.
4. A revolutionary doctrine of destruction for its own sake.
5. The practice or promulgation of terrorism.

The first rule of fight club is… you do not talk about fight club!

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