Burnt Umbrage n. (Colour) The warm hue of gloomy dissatisfaction.
"Umbrage" is another word for Anger.
If one is upset at some unfairness or injustice, one might "take umbrage" (meaning express one's anger) at the situation.
But if one sits and meditates, and lets the "hot-headed fires of anger" subside, one is left with an emotional state that I call "Burnt Umbrage" in which one is better equipped to conscientiously address the underlying problem of injustice or unfairness in a more sober, reasoned, and systematic manner.
These articles are the product of Burnt Umbrage.
Bedfordshire Lyric Opera ~ Chronicling the iniquities of the Condominium Board
Scathing Review of RHBC by Gastrin Bombesin of The Daily Zeitgeist
How I Escaped Going To Prison ~ An episode in the Misadventures of Moulton
Outcast ~ Song parody video of Dragostea Din Tei by Leg-O-Zone
Capricious Cookies ~ A chat with a colleague.
Intractable Problems ~ A long discussion thread from Facebook
Stuart Sims ~ Army of One ~ The inspiration for Dr. StrangePaine
Beyond Numb ~ John Kellden
Systemic Blunders ~ Imaginary Book Titles
Fortnight Follies ~ A Game of Creative Writing for Myst Online Uru Live
Dr. StrangeXilli ~ A send-up in honor of Xenia Elizabeth Zilli
Jera Wolfe ~ Bearing Accurate Witness