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Weekend Challenge: Sports Galore

So this week, in celebration of my first National Flag Football Championships (I am mildly terrified). We are going to take a wander down the long list of sports team names.

I have a list here of the names of sports teams: if you comment here with how many you would like then I will send you the team name and the sport. Eg. Indianapolis Colts, American Football. Now you can use the place, animal/suffix, sport or team name to inspire you.

If you great anything and post it (or a link) back here by the end of Monday (GMT) then I will make you a reward.

So enjoy :)

Passing off the Daily Challenge!

Well, I didn't get any creative writing done, but if business words count for anything, I got over 3,000 words for the day!

Passing things off to the lovely kaige68! :D

Word of the Day 10/21/16 Opuscule

Opuscule (noun)
opuscule [oh-puhs-kyool]

1. a small or minor work.
2. a literary or musical work of small size.

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Origin: 1650-60; < French < Latin opusculum, equivalent to opus work + -culum -cule

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

Comment Fic Friday

Yep, you'd be right if you thought it's been a while since there was a Comment Fic post! I will admit to getting out of the habit, but I am determined to make these entries more often from here on in!

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So let's kick things off with this prompt:

"Oh no, not again!"

Whether your favourite character is wondering why their offsider is late for work once more, or perhaps their old car has broken down yet again, or any number of any other repetition-type possibilities that could befall someone you like to write, it's time to roll out a quick ficlet around the size you could post in a comment (700-800 words-ish). And if it ends up a bit longer? No problem, just link it in a comment here rather than posting the whole thing.

Go on, you know you want to! ;-)

Word of the Day 10-20-16 Divination

Divination (noun)
div·i·na·tion [div-uh-ney-shuhn]
(previously 02-05-13)

1. the practice of attempting to foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge by occult or supernatural means.
2. augury; prophecy: The divination of the high priest was fulfilled.
3. perception by intuition; instinctive foresight.

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Origin: Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English divinacioun (< Anglo-French ) < Latin divination- (stem of divinatio ), equivalent to divinat ( us ), past participle of divinare to soothsay ( divin- divine + -atus -ate1 ) + -ion- -ion

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

And the writing baton goes to...

Day's not totally over...but I'm on the fence about whether I'll do more tonight or not...
But as I've done 4804 words, I'd call that a win...so morethanmending, you're up next!

Word of the Day 10-19-16 Stiver

Stiver (noun)
stiver [stahy-ver]

1. Also, stuiver. a former nickel coin of the Netherlands, equal to five Dutch cents.
2. the smallest possible amount: not worth a stiver; not a stiver of work.

Origin: 1495-1505; < Dutch stuiver

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

Numbers Challenge

The rules are:

1. Each post is either a hundred words or more/ or you can make a graphic/art
2. However the number influences you, go with the flow! I don’t care how you use or abuse the number! (I’ll give some suggestions/ideas/other languages to help you along if you get stuck!)
3. Post anywhere – tumblr, amazon.com, your journal, AO3, the dreaded ff.net, your bedroom wall, etc.
4. There is NO time limit.

And the number shall be ...60!

Go forth and create!

Daily Count Challenge to Agdhani

Closing a trying day out with 7,442 words written and catching up on two weeks' worth of LJ posts.

Next up: agdhani! You can do it!!

Mini wrimo or Nanowrimo

Hi friends...

I know I been very silent of latley, and probably will until next month. I haven't written anything for weeks, but as November is getting closer I so have to try to change it because why break something I taken part for several years?! I've signed up for mini_wrimo even this year with the minimum word count 100/day and hope to managed the whole month. I plan to try to finish the xmas stories I started last year, which hopefully includes one or two sequels, and some drabbles if I'm not able to continue on any of my wips or orginals.

I'm curious is there anyone else that will take part in mini_wrimo or the big one Nanowrimo?

Big Buddy 60%

YEAH! This completely snuck up on me! *headdesk*

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Word of the Day 10/18/16 Hinterland

Hinterland (noun)
hinterland [hin-ter-land]

1. Often, hinterlands. the remote or less developed parts of a country; back country: The hinterlands are usually much more picturesque than the urban areas.
2. the land lying behind a coastal region.
3. an area or sphere of influence in the unoccupied interior claimed by the state possessing the coast.
4. an inland area supplying goods, especially trade goods, to a port.

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1885-90; < German: literally, hinder land, i.e., land behind

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

Daily Count Challenge to slashluv18

I wrote some by hand. I worked a little more on my timeline for NaNoWriMo (which is insane because I've never in my life done a timeline or that much prep for November!). And I wrote in my journal. Had Church yesterday morning and then helped prepare for the annual cancer survivors dinner that's tonight and then I had Bible study last night so I didn't get near as much writing done as I would have liked. But there were words! :D

I now pass the torch off to slashluv18 since today is your day! :D YAY! And if I'd had more caffeine sooner I totally would have remembered to pass off earlier! Sorry!

Awesome Monday

Good Morning all!

It's Monday again and that means time to be awesome...

Let us know how awesome you plan or hope to be this week.

Me, I'm just hoping to survive work.

Don't forget sign-ups for Swap of Joy are now open.

Word of the Day 10/17/16 Banausic

Banausic (adjective)
banausic [buh-naw-sik, -zik]

1. serving utilitarian purposes only; mechanical; practical: architecture that was more banausic than inspired.

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1835-45; < Greek banausikós, equivalent to bánaus(os) artisan + -ikos -ic

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

The heat is on!

No really, I've turned the heat on in my house. *sigh* Which makes my brain turn to other cold weather activities and then a moment of squee when I realize - SWAP OF JOY!!!

It's time to get excited! The 1_million_words Swap of Joy is a chance for us to do for each other. It’s an opportunity for each of us to say thank you for all the cheering and support that is what makes this comm wonderful! It’s an occasion to stretch a bit and MAKE EVEN MORE WORDS! And you know how I feel about more words! ;)

H and I talked (in Hawaii no less, across the dining room table one night), and we liked the way last year's SoJ went, so we're going to do the same again!
Step 1 - You list what you would like to receive as a Joy.
Step 2 - You claim a Joy you would like to fill.
Step 3 - You pick a date you can fill that Joy!

It's that easy!

Oh and:
Step 4 - Create your gift of Joy!


- You will have from now until the end of October 26th EST to list the possible Joys you would like to receive (rough limit of 10 options). Comments here are screened. We will unscreen any questions.

- Some time on the 27th we will post the Joy lists without names, and we’ll be asking you to claim a Joy you’d like to fill. We will ask you to list 3 Joys you could fill (first, second, and third choice). Claim comments will also be screened. Joy claims will be filled on a first come first serve basis. We will PM you each to let you know which Joy is yours to fill. We would like to have you each think about sticking a toe or an entire foot out of your comfort zone. Wouldn’t it be fun to say thank you with a new adventure for yourself?!?

- We will ask you to sign up for posting dates. We are looking for the Joys to be posted from December 1st to December 15th.

1 – If you sign up with a Joy list you must claim a Joy to fill.
2 – Joy fills can be written or graphic. Written Joy fills should be a minimum of 1,000 words. Graphic Joy fills should be a minimum of a wallpaper or 10 icons.
3 – Joy fills must be beta read. And to be fair, we’re asking that if you make a graphic, you run it by someone as well.
4 – Each Joy should be an individual post to the comm and not a comment (you can post elsewhere and post a link post at the comm.).

We will be looking for pinch hitters as well, but we’ll hit you up for that when we do the claims.


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Word of the Day 10/16/16 Invective

Invective (noun, adjective)
invective [in-vek-tiv]

1. vehement or violent denunciation, censure, or reproach.
2. a railing accusation; vituperation.
3. an insulting or abusive word or expression.

4. vituperative; denunciatory; censoriously abusive.

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1. contumely, scorn. See abuse.

Origin: 1400-50; late Middle English < Late Latin invectivus abusive, equivalent to Latin invect(us) (past participle of invehi to attack with words, inveigh) + -ivus -ive

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

Next up is weakmoments

I wrote 600 words, and did a lot of editing. I'm very glad the daily challenge prompted me to do that, after a week of not writing at all...

Next up is weakmoments. Good luck!

Word of the Day 10/15/16 Vulnerary

Vulnerary (adjective, noun)
vulnerary [vuhl-nuh-rer-ee]

1. used to promote the healing of wounds, as herbs or other remedies.

noun, plural vulneraries.
2. a remedy for wounds.

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1590-1600; < Latin vulnerārius, equivalent to vulner- (stem of vulnus) wound + -ārius -ary

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

Daily count challenge to garonne!

So I just had a panic attack that I hadn't written anything and forced myself to emergency drabble.

Found a prompt at pinterest and went with it!

"Captain, you may want to take a step back and close your eyes." Clint pulled back on the bow and took aim.

"It's still wrong, whether I can see it happen or not. You don't get a pass because I can't see it. Hawkeye, stand down."

The arrow released. "Sorry. Not your call to make, Captain. Somedays I do wish it could be different." The arrow struck it's target.

"And other days, Hawkeye?" Cap was all tone, somewhere between snide and derisive.

"And other days? Other days, Captain, I think you need to keep away from me with your morals."

And now it's off to garonne. YOU CAN DO IT!!!

Weekend Challenge: Senses Working Overtime

With apologies to those who don't remember XTC, I pretty much had to steal their song title for this Weekend Challenge! It's all about the five senses we best know and love: Sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch.
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Word of the Day 10/14/16 Macadam

Macadam (noun)
macadam [muh-kad-uh m]

1. a macadamized road or pavement.
2. the broken stone used in making such a road.

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1815-25; named after J. L. McAdam (1756-1836), Scottish engineer who invented it

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

U is for Understated

Title: Understated
Author: Samantha
Fandom: Harry Potter
Character/Pairing: Rowena/Salazar
Rating: PG-13/T
Challenge/Prompt: 1_million_words A to Z Challenge: U
Warning(s): None
Word Count: 253
Summary: Modern!AU. Rowena is spurned.

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Blow Me Away

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Your action prompt this week is:


No rewards, no deadline, just some action!

Big Buddy 40%

I have the blergh. Sorry about the delay on the post.

How are you all doing?

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