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10 September 2007

Word of the Moment: Dementor

Dementor, as defined by wikipedia:

"Being blind, Dementors sense and feed on the positive emotions, happiness and good memories of human beings to move around, forcing them to relive their worst memories. The very presence of a Dementor makes the surrounding atmosphere grow cold and dark, and the effects are cumulative with the number of Dementors present. Those kept in the company of a Dementor for too long become depressed, and are often driven to insanity, which is the main source of Azkaban's well-deserved horrible reputation."
Dementor, as defined by Chic and Charming:
While this term was originally used to describe a fictional ghoul from Harry Potter, it can also be used to describe real persons who one dreads encountering day to day. It is especially applicable in situations were one knows that one will encounter the "Dementor" later in the day and the cloud of their future presence renders all time before that point unenjoyable. While in Harry Potter chocolate helps one recover from an encounter with a Dementor, in real life chocolate and alcohol are usually called for.
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2 comments:

ArchiTraveler said...

A good caffe latte and a cookie also helps in recovering from an encounter with a "Dementor," especially since one should not drink during the workday.

flutterbyblue said...

A shot of rum in that latte might be pretty good as well...