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Gehanna
04-10-2005, 03:38 AM
Yes, this is yet another single word association thread. I realize something like this has been done a number of times before however, this is not going to be a "free" association. What I mean is, this one will have a certain restrictive or focused element to it. I hope you will participate.

I am going to give you a single word and I would like for the next person to respond to it with a single word association. After that comes the restrictive or rather the focused element.

The next person to respond should provide a single word association to whatever word was given by the responder above them however, each responder must also keep in mind the original word when making their association.

Depending on how long this thread becomes, it may be a good idea to bump the original word down with each post.

The word to start is:

basement


Thanks in advance,
Gehanna

wurdwise
04-10-2005, 03:57 AM
secrets

Ella
04-10-2005, 05:18 AM
dirty

maestrowork
04-10-2005, 05:40 AM
rags

wurdwise
04-10-2005, 05:43 AM
junk

Wendy J
04-10-2005, 05:50 AM
musty

Ella
04-10-2005, 10:28 AM
books


(Can I interject a funny story here? A couple years ago my hot water tank blew, and my basement flooded, soaking my many boxes of books that I don't have room for upstairs. I strung yarn across the beams and hung piles and piles of books up to dry. Looks like a hovering library. It 's so handy having the space for other junk that the books are still there. Plus it just looks cool. :))

reph
04-10-2005, 11:20 AM
Original word: basement (bumped down as Gehanna suggested)
Previous word: books
New word: solitude

wurdwise
04-10-2005, 04:16 PM
claustrophobia

Rose
04-10-2005, 06:37 PM
Original word: basement
Previous word: dark

New word: spiders

BlueTexas
04-10-2005, 06:54 PM
Original word: basement
Previous word: spiders

New word: cocoons

wurdwise
04-10-2005, 06:58 PM
basement
secrets
dirty
rags
junk
musty
books
solitude
claustrophobia
dark
spiders
cocoons

next word: womb

Gehanna
04-11-2005, 05:11 PM
These are very interesting associations. They have sparked some strong visualizations for me.

Free association, something I refer to as a type of linear expression, has the ability to continue indefinitely when shared among a group of people.

What I am looking for here is to see what happens with focused association when presented to and shared among a group.

Please bear with me as I am aware that I am "weird". I've been told so a number of times and in a number of ways that were not very nice but anyway....the point is, I already know.

Enough with the self pity now and moving right along......

To be quite blunt, I am exploring thought, language and expression from a geometrical perspective. Why am I doing this? ... I have no idea other than perhaps because I am "weird". :crazy:

Now that you know what I am up to, I hope you will carry on allowing me gratification of expressive voyeurism and showing tolerance for my peculiar ways.

Sincerely,
Gehanna

Wendy J
04-12-2005, 08:02 PM
original word: basement
last word: womb
new word: cramped

maestrowork
04-12-2005, 08:40 PM
clutter

wurdwise
04-12-2005, 08:41 PM
damp

FreeSlave786
04-12-2005, 11:21 PM
original word: basement
previous word: damp
new word: forgotten

Ella
04-12-2005, 11:35 PM
basement
forgotten
memoirs

Rose
04-12-2005, 11:38 PM
basement
memoirs
history

Sarita
04-13-2005, 03:23 AM
basement

history

ancient

maestrowork
04-13-2005, 03:39 AM
recipes

Sarita
04-13-2005, 03:54 AM
tofu

Rob-rite
04-13-2005, 02:33 PM
coagulate

Sarita
04-13-2005, 02:34 PM
Basement

Coagulate

wound

Gehanna
04-13-2005, 03:17 PM
clean

Rob-rite
04-13-2005, 03:42 PM
sterile

Sarita
04-13-2005, 04:19 PM
disfunction

Rob-rite
04-13-2005, 04:28 PM
erectile

Sarita
04-13-2005, 04:30 PM
colony

maestrowork
04-13-2005, 04:38 PM
Ants

Sarita
04-13-2005, 04:41 PM
red

Rob-rite
04-13-2005, 04:48 PM
rose

maestrowork
04-13-2005, 05:29 PM
vases

(Rob, don't forget the original word "Basement" -- you need to associate with that too)

Sarita
04-13-2005, 05:30 PM
basement

vases

dusty

wurdwise
04-13-2005, 05:30 PM
Rob's not the only one who seems to have forgotten that every word, while relating to the one above it, should also have basement in mind.

basement
secrets
dirty
rags
junk
musty
books
solitude
claustrophobia
dark
spiders
cocoons
womb
cramped
Clutter
Mice
damp
forgotten
memoirs
history
ancient
recipes
tofu
coagulate
wound
clean
sterile
dysfunction
erectile
colony
ant
red
rose
vases
dusty

maestrowork
04-13-2005, 06:16 PM
floorboard

wurdwise
04-13-2005, 06:19 PM
bricks

Sarita
04-13-2005, 06:22 PM
stack

maestrowork
04-13-2005, 06:26 PM
Albums

Rose
04-13-2005, 06:33 PM
Basement
Albums
Corners

Sarita
04-13-2005, 06:43 PM
basement
corners

Cramped

alanna
04-13-2005, 06:54 PM
basement cramped

laundry

wurdwise
04-13-2005, 06:57 PM
hiding

alanna
04-13-2005, 07:01 PM
basement hiding

games

maestrowork
04-13-2005, 07:11 PM
Monopoly

alanna
04-13-2005, 07:13 PM
basement monopoly

lost

(this has no right to be this addictive. it's worse than that little game where you use your mouse to run the hamster around the racetrack!)

Sarita
04-13-2005, 07:14 PM
Basement

Lost

Volumes

alanna
04-13-2005, 07:19 PM
basement

volumes

empty

Sarita
04-13-2005, 07:19 PM
basement

empty

shelves

maestrowork
04-13-2005, 07:24 PM
trophies

alanna
04-13-2005, 07:29 PM
dusty

maestrowork
04-13-2005, 07:32 PM
pots

(should we allow repeated words?)

Sarita
04-13-2005, 07:33 PM
Basement

pots

dead

(you know, I didn't respond because the only word that came to mind was dusty and I already used it)

wurdwise
04-13-2005, 07:34 PM
furnace

alanna
04-13-2005, 07:45 PM
basement, furnace


roiling

(sorry i repeated- didn't remember seeing dusty...consider myself having been given ten lashes with a wet noodle)

bjewel77
04-13-2005, 07:49 PM
basement
dim
moldy
pipes

wurdwise
04-13-2005, 07:49 PM
fear

maestrowork
04-13-2005, 08:18 PM
rats

Sarita
04-13-2005, 08:20 PM
basement

rats

tail

bjewel77
04-13-2005, 08:25 PM
basement
staircase
mildew

maestrowork
04-13-2005, 09:01 PM
Bjewel... the last word was "tail"...


Basement
Tail
Spin

Sarita
04-13-2005, 09:02 PM
Basement
Spin

Cycle

maestrowork
04-13-2005, 09:43 PM
washer

Sarita
04-13-2005, 09:46 PM
basket

alanna
04-14-2005, 12:40 AM
basement, basket,

mildew

Sarita
04-14-2005, 12:46 AM
Basement

Mildew

musty

alanna
04-14-2005, 12:50 AM
basement musty

cat

Sarita
04-14-2005, 12:53 AM
Basement
cat

paws

alanna
04-14-2005, 01:12 AM
basement paws

scratched

Ella
04-14-2005, 01:36 AM
basement
scratched
45'S

alanna
04-14-2005, 01:38 AM
basement, 45's

skipping

Gehanna
04-14-2005, 01:43 AM
Did someone say something about hamsters earlier? ;-)

I have two hamsters. In fact, I have enough animals around here to start my own arc!!

Gehanna

Shiny_Penguin
04-14-2005, 09:58 PM
Basement
skipping
stones

Sarita
04-14-2005, 10:01 PM
Basement
stones

grout

Old Guy
05-16-2005, 05:08 AM
hindrance

alanna
05-16-2005, 05:35 AM
weight

Yeshanu
05-18-2005, 09:46 PM
basement
weight



room

alanna
05-20-2005, 05:46 AM
basement
room

mystical

Gehanna
05-21-2005, 03:18 PM
basement
mystical



hope