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Virtue.nu...Bloody Fucking Hell.
February 15th, 2002 - 4:54 a.m.I'm Currently Avoiding:
Bloody. Fucking. Hell.
I had a diary entry I was working on, but I just have to write about this instead. I'm so very, very upset. Apparently, virtue.nu and envy.nu's server provider died a sudden, horrible bankrupcy-type death and now everything they had is gone, gone, gone. And while it might come back sometime soon...this is internet time so it could be a loooong time before they make the damn files available. And because they were unable to access the member directory or something, there was NO warning whatsoever when this happened. While this is less upsetting for me than it is for people who had none of their files on their harddrive, it still isn't any fun at all. Most of the files, etc. that I had on the webpage can be found on my computer yet, but the majority of the .html files I had were solely internet creations and I didn't really see a reason to download them to my harddrive. This is going to be a problem for me if they never make my files available to me again. The amount of work that went into the picture gallery alone...let's just say that it makes me cringe when I think about having to write all of those descriptions over again. All roughly 60 of them. Talk about a major pain in the ass. *sigh* This is just depressing. I can't vent or discuss this anymore. I think I'll just go back to bed.
transpire (v. tran-SPYRE)
1 : to pass or give off (as water vapor) through pores or a membrane
2 : to become known
3 : to take place : happen
Transpire came to life in the late 16th century and was originally used in technical contexts to describe the passage of vapor through the pores of a membrane. From this technical use developed a figurative sense: to escape from secrecy, or to become known. That sense was often used in ambiguous contexts, and could be taken to mean happen. (For example, Emily Dickinson wrote in a letter, "I want to see you once more . . . to tell you of many things which have transpired since we parted.") Thus the happen sense developed. Around 1870, usage critics began to attack this sense as misuse, and modern critics occasionally echo that sentiment. But the sense has been very common for two centuries, and is found in serious and polished prose.
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