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MEH Monday

Hey there folks. This is late and short. Sorry about that, I'm on day four of the Nyquil/Dayquil Tango. And as the count challenge was to me 4 days ago... The words didn't happen.

SO - Go forth and be awesome! Make all the words and all the graphics! GO DO!

Tell me how awesome you've been! What your plans are to continue with the awesome!

I do owe a ton of comments and I will get to them as breathing allows.

For the time being (and I'm not being creative about this at all), here is this week's DCC list:

Tues Jan 17 - slashluv18
Wed Jan 18 - agdhani
Thurs Jan 19 - thtwzjustadream
Fri Jan 20 - flipflop_diva
Sat Jan 21 - weakmoments
Sun Jan 22 - candream
Mon Jan 23 - haldoor

Thank you all so much!

Word of the Day 01/15/17 Pique

Pique (verb, noun)
pique [peek]


verb (used with object), piqued, piquing.
1. to affect with sharp irritation and resentment, especially by some wound to pride: She was greatly piqued when they refused her invitation.
2. to wound (the pride, vanity, etc.).
3. to excite (interest, curiosity, etc.): Her curiosity was piqued by the gossip.
4. to arouse an emotion or provoke to action: to pique someone to answer a challenge.
5. Archaic. to pride (oneself) (usually followed by on or upon).

verb (used without object), piqued, piquing.
6. to arouse pique in someone: an action that piqued when it was meant to soothe.

noun
7. a feeling of irritation or resentment, as from a wound to pride or self-esteem: to be in a pique.
8. Obsolete. a state of irritated feeling between persons.

Can be confused
peak, peek, piqué.

Synonyms
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1. offend, sting, nettle, vex, irritate, chafe.
2. affront.
3. stimulate, stir, prick, incite, goad.

Antonyms
1. please.
2. compliment.

Origin: 1525-35; < Middle French pique (noun), piquer (v.) < Vulgar Latin *piccare to pick; see pickax, pike, piqué

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

Saturday Word Wars

Sorry - I'm here will post start times once i get first round started ..

Round 1: 07:00 AM PST (15:00 UTC) to 07:25 AM PST (15:25 UTC)
Round 2: 07:35 AM PST (15:35 UTC) to 08:00 AM PST (16:00 UTC)
Round 3: 08:10 AM PST (16:10 UTC) to 08:35 AM PST (16:35 UTC)
Round 4: 08:45 AM PST (16:45 UTC) to 09:10 AM PST (17:10 UTC)

LOOK AT ALL THE WORDS!!!

severina2001: 1181
guineamania: 857
asphaltcowgirl: 2598
thtwzjustadream: 1175
craterdweller: 1182

TOTAL WORDS: 6993!!!

Thanks everyone for joining!

Word of the Day 01/14/17 Murmuration

Murmuration (noun)
murmuration [mur-muh-rey-shuh n]


noun
1. an act or instance of murmuring.
2. a flock of starlings.

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Origin: 1350-1400; Middle English < Latin murmurātiōn- (stem of murmurātiō). See murmur, -ation

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

In honor of the family weekend I'll be having tomorrow (babysitting my parents at Walt Disney World for two days.. Yay..) I bring you some unique vacation destinations!

I have 25 Unusual Places to Take a Vacation and 50 Unpredictable and Non-Clichéd Places to Travel to in Your 20s

I did a quick glance and didn't see any overlaps.. but I'm mostly blind, sometimes. :)

Let me know which destination you'd like and a number, or I can randomize for you.

As always.. rewards are icons or landcomm sigtags (if applicable) or I can write you a thing, if I know the fandom. Also, as always, rewards will be delivered... I just can't promise they'll be timely. *shifty eyes*

Word of the Day 01/13/17 Frondescence

Frondescence (noun)
frondescence [fron-des-uh ns]


noun
1. the process or period of putting forth leaves, as a tree, plant, or the like.
2. leafage; foliage.

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Origin: 1835-45; < New Latin frondēscentia, derivative of Latin frondēscent- (stem of frondēscēns) becoming leafy (present participle of frondēscere, derivative of frondēre to have leaves); see frond, -escense

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

Big Buddy 40%

WE ARE AT 40%!!!!

Who let that happen?

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Word of the Day 01/12/17 Peaked

Peaked (adjective)
peaked [peekt, pee-kid]


adjective
1. having a peak: a peaked cap.

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Origin: 1400-50; late Middle English pekyd. See peak, -ed

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Peaked (adjective)
peaked [pee-kid]


adjective
1. pale and drawn in appearance so as to suggest illness or stress; wan and sickly.


Origin: 1500-10; origin uncertain

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

So I got my pool party entry done

Title: Big Brother
Fandom: Beyond
Characters: Luke, Holden, original schoolfriends of Luke's.
Rating: PG
Warnings: Spoilers for the first two episodes of Beyond. I haven't watched any of the others made already available so any errors are for that reason.
Summary: Luke struggles with acting as Holden's big brother when he's the younger of the two, but he remembers all those years when Holden was in the coma and knows why it's what he has to do.

It feels to Luke like things are going backwards

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 ...29!

Go forth and create!

Word of the Day 01/11/17 Stationery

Stationery (noun)
stationery [stey-shuh-ner-ee]


noun
1. writing paper.
2. writing materials, as pens, pencils, paper, and envelopes.

Can be confused
stationary

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1670-80; stationer + -y

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

Saturday Word Wars

I'll be hosting another edition of Word Wars this Saturday. By request, I'll be starting a tad later:

First round will be at 7am Pacific - (15:00 UTC)

I'm about 3K behind pace already so I can use a boost...

Anyone else up for it?

NOTE to NaNoWriMo's - don't forget to check the NaNo Now What page - they've got some goal tracking and other events up. Camp NaNo starts in April - has anyone done it before? What were your experiences?
Title: Cartoon Characters Not Allowed
Fandom: Romani Detective
Pairing: Andrej Zeklos/James Redwood/Zayne Reyes
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 600
Summary: A cartoon character makes an appearance in the bedroom.
Author's Notes: The boys were borrowed with permission and have been duly returned. This sprang from an innocent conversation I had at work one long and boring evening.

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Word of the Day 01/10/17 Incisive

Incisive (adjective)
in·ci·sive [in-sahy-siv]
(previously 02-13-13)

adjective
1. penetrating; cutting; biting; trenchant: an incisive tone of voice.
2. remarkably clear and direct; sharp; keen; acute: an incisive method of summarizing the issue.
3. adapted for cutting or piercing.
4. of or pertaining to the incisors: the incisive teeth.

Synonyms
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1. acid, mordant; sarcastic, sardonic.

Origin: 1520–30; < Medieval Latin incisivus. See incise, -ive

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

Much to do Monday!

First things first! DCC this week:
Jan 9th - severina2001
Jan 10th - haldoor
Jan 11th - weakmoments
Jan 12th - flipflop_diva
Jan 13th - kaige68
Jan 14th - craterdweller
Jan 15th - agdhani
Jan 16th - candream


And then:
ACK - I decided that Saturday would be the day to re-arrange my bedroom. Apparently, this will be the week to re-arrange my bedroom. You really don't know how much CRAP you have until you have to move it. And then you wonder why you have drawers full of mail from 2008. Also, in moving my bed (which I have been very proud that I had nothing under) I found that my cat has been hording all kinds of things and that I really need to take apart my bed and clean under it more often. (The dog does not fit under the bed.)

So yeah, that's my big plan for this week - get the bedroom back together, and get words done! What are you all up to? How are you going to be awesome this week?

Request for help

I've just received my assignment for a fic exchange and my requestor has expressed a preference for [character a/character b/character c] as a long term arrangement. Anyone have any suggestions for prompts or tips for a first timer? Shooting for a teen/PG rating so basically any tips/insights on writing a believable relationship would be appreciated. They also listed [character a/character b] so I do have a safety net, but in the spirit of this month's pool party challenge...

Happy to take this offline to emails or pm's if that is preferred.

Word of the Day 01/09/17 Sockeroo

Sockeroo (noun)
sockeroo [sok-uh-roo]


noun, plural sockeroos. Slang.
1. a notable success: Her performance was a sockeroo.


Origin: 1940-45, Americanism; sock + -eroo

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

Word of the Day 01/08/17 Further

Further (adverb, adjective, verb)
further [fur-th er]


adverb, compar. of far with furthest as superl.
1. at or to a greater distance; farther: I'm too tired to go further.
2. at or to a more advanced point; to a greater extent: Let's not discuss it further.
3. in addition; moreover: Further, he should be here any minute.

adjective, compar. of far with furthest as superl.
4. more distant or remote; farther: The map shows it to be further than I thought.
5. more extended: Does this mean a further delay?
6. additional; more: Further meetings seem pointless.

verb (used with object)
7. to help forward (a work, undertaking, cause, etc.); promote; advance; forward: You can always count on him to further his own interests.

Can be confused
farther, father

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Origin: before 900; Middle English furthere, Old English furthra; cognate with German vordere more advanced

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

Word of the Day 01/07/17 Stationary

Stationary (adjective, noun)
stationary [stey-shuh-ner-ee]


adjective
1. standing still; not moving.
2. having a fixed position; not movable.
3. established in one place; not itinerant or migratory.
4. remaining in the same condition or state; not changing: The market price has remained stationary for a week.
5. geostationary.

noun, plural stationaries.
6. a person or thing that is stationary.

Can be confused
stationery.

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1400-50; late Middle English < Latin statiōnārius. See station, -ary

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

Saturday Word Wars

Well I've managed a whopping 400 words for the year so far so I'll be happy with any words today :)

Round 1: 06:00am 06:25am PST (14:00 - 14:25 UTC)
Round 2: 06:35am 07:00am PST (14:35 - 15:00 UTC)
Round 3: 07:10am 07:35am PST (15:10 - 15:35 UTC)
Round 4: 07:45am 08:10am PST (15:45 - 16:10 UTC)

I looked at published novels of a similar bent to my NaNo manuscript and have adjusted my target draft goal to 80,000. And I have a plan. And a bit more of a plot, LOL.

We are going to make kaige68 proud today and produce many, many, many words :)

Who's in?

We were so totally awesome - there were words, finished works, revisions, beginnings of new stories ... a little mix of everything but mostly WORDS!

guineamania: 880 words
severina2001: 1091 words
asphaltcowgrrl: 1421 words
craterdweller: 436 words

TOTAL: 3838 words!!

I should be available same time next Saturday - or an hour later (start at 7am Pacific) if people prefer.

Big Buddy 20%

ACK! It's already the 6th! Who's all ready already?

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Word of the Day 01/06/17 De Rigueur

De Rigueur (adjective)
de rigueur [duh ri-gur; French duh ree-gœr]


adjective
1. strictly required, as by etiquette, usage, or fashion.

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Origin: 1825-35; < French

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

Weekend Challenge: British TV



Hey everyone :)

So in honour of me finishing Being Human UK for probably about the fifteenth time (I just love those guys so much!). The theme for this week's weekend challenge is ...
British TV Shows

So the gist is, if you comment on this post then I will give you an episode title of a British TV Show and a good quote from that episode. Use these how you will and if you create anything before midnight at the end of Monday then I will write you something, make some icons or add words to my Being Human Pool Party Fic :)

So fire away :)

EDIT - I do apologise for the number of Being Human Quotes on this list but they are rules to live by!!
Well, I put down just over 350 fresh words and did some editing on a fic. I'm counting it as a win, 'cause honestly my brain is still recovering from all the writing, re-writing, and editing in December and my muse isn't even speaking to me. She left a note telling me to stick it in my actual ear.

So... yeah. I'll manage more on repeats - and in the meantime, you're on Kaige! May the words be with you.

Word Wars - Saturday Edition?

Anyone up for Word Wars this Saturday? My usual times:

Round 1 starting at 6am Pacific (14:00 UTC) and wrapping up around 8:15 am (16:15 UTC)?

I've finished my first read through of my 2015 NaNo and will be spending today and tomorrow making a timeline and coming up with a list of scenes that I can start writing/rewriting. Already behind on my word count target for Jan :)

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