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Yesterday I neglected to post what happened on August 25 in Pen Pal, so I will tell you today. Kaya's memories took a dark turn:

I won’t write more just now. I don’t like recalling those next hours and days. If I start to, the memories spring to life too real, too vivid.

. . . On a more pleasant note, what is your favorite lunar body of water?

Here is a handy list to choose from. I think I like the Sea of Vapors and the Ocean of Storms. The lakes are also good: there is a Lake of Autumn, and for those of you in the Southern Hemisphere, a Lake of Spring, and also lakes of perseverance and forgetfulness. There is a Marsh of Epidemics and a Bay of Rainbows.

bay of rainbows
Crop of this photo, by Olga Gladysheva


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desperance
Aug. 27th, 2014 03:16 am (UTC)
I do rather love the Sea That Has Become Known. With all that that implies.
asakiyume
Aug. 27th, 2014 03:03 pm (UTC)
I guess before it Became Known it was the Suspected Sea, or maybe the Hypothesized Sea.
desperance
Aug. 27th, 2014 03:15 pm (UTC)
Or it just hadn't been introduced. "Stranger Sea! Approach, and make yourself known unto us!"

(My old history teacher used to tell a story about his Victorian father being in a train-carriage with strangers. One of them tried to hurl himself out of the moving train; our hero and another man restrained him until the next station, where officials came to take him to hospital; the train resumed its journey. "I asked him once," quoth my teacher, "what they had said to each other afterwards, he and the other man. 'Oh, good heavens,' said my father, 'we didn't speak! We hadn't been introduced!'")
asakiyume
Aug. 27th, 2014 03:20 pm (UTC)
Best to be introduced posthaste--as Lewis Carroll makes clear, introductions can prevent one's being eaten!
queenoftheskies
Aug. 27th, 2014 03:27 am (UTC)
I love them all, but I think these stand out for me:

Sea of Serpents
Sea of Showers
Sea of Tranquility

Lake of Goodness
Lake of Excellence
Lake of Perseverance
Lake of Hope
asakiyume
Aug. 27th, 2014 03:03 pm (UTC)
So evocative, all of them!
sovay
Aug. 27th, 2014 04:21 am (UTC)
. . . On a more pleasant note, what is your favorite lunar body of water?

Mare Imbrium. Always, I don't know why. Sea of Rains.
asakiyume
Aug. 27th, 2014 03:16 pm (UTC)
"Imbrium" sounds a little like "imbrication"--Sea of Scales
cmcmck
Aug. 27th, 2014 07:25 am (UTC)
Mare Insularum- the sea of islands.
asakiyume
Aug. 27th, 2014 03:17 pm (UTC)
Lovely! What draws you to that one?
cmcmck
Aug. 27th, 2014 03:50 pm (UTC)
I'm an islander with a love of islands :o)
yamamanama
Aug. 27th, 2014 11:25 am (UTC)
I like the Sea of Dreams, even more so now that it doesn't actually exist.

Sea of Nectar and Sea of Clouds are wonderful.
asakiyume
Aug. 27th, 2014 03:18 pm (UTC)
I like both Sea of Nectar and Sea of Clouds too.
sartorias
Aug. 27th, 2014 12:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, those beautiful, beautiful colors!
asakiyume
Aug. 27th, 2014 03:18 pm (UTC)
Perfect for the Bay of Rainbows!
desmondcoutinho
Aug. 27th, 2014 03:00 pm (UTC)
Indians don't sunbathe. I recall reading in an Anais Novel about the heroine choosing to moon bathe. So you put on your bikini or if you are an Indian you wear your salwar kameez or sari and then sleep under moonlight. It gives a luminosity to the skin and does something only very expensive hair lotions ever promise for your hair. When the moon is waning it gently cleanses and when it waxes it gives a different kind of power. I hope for some moon bathing at Agra one day perhaps.
asakiyume
Aug. 27th, 2014 03:02 pm (UTC)
It gives a luminosity to the skin and does something only very expensive hair lotions ever promise for your hair. When the moon is waning it gently cleanses and when it waxes it gives a different kind of power.

This is beautiful!
helivoy
Aug. 27th, 2014 05:18 pm (UTC)
Foaming Sea - in part because it's so vivid, in part because one of my characters' moniker is Seafoam.

I also like Sea of Islands and Ocean of Storms. It's interesting to see how poetic the names are, and how wistful in their wish to dream of water on that bone-dry planet.
asakiyume
Aug. 27th, 2014 05:28 pm (UTC)
The names are so very evocative--it makes me wish we had some of those beautiful names here on Earth. Parts of the Atlantic are very much Ocean of Storms-ish, and bays with mangroves or coral reefs could be Bays of Fertility. And areas like by Venezuela's Catatumbo region could be Deltas of Lightning.
helivoy
Aug. 27th, 2014 05:48 pm (UTC)
The original Latin term is Spumans, from which comes the equally evocative spume -- the drizzle of foam that meets you as you walk into the waves.

And it makes a lilting sound with another lunar name: Seething Bay and Foaming Sea...
asakiyume
Aug. 27th, 2014 05:51 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking these could make really lovely song lyrics.
heliopausa
Aug. 28th, 2014 01:20 am (UTC)
The names are all so beautiful, or even just to say moon, sea, clouds.

(I wonder could Kaya see the sky? :( )
asakiyume
Aug. 28th, 2014 01:58 am (UTC)
She can at first, no problem, but as time goes on, it becomes impossible :-(
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