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Word of the Day 08/29/16 Kith

Kith (noun)
kith [kith]

1. acquaintances, friends, neighbors, or the like; persons living in the same general locality and forming a more or less cohesive group.
2. kindred.
3. a group of people living in the same area and forming a culture with a common language, customs, economy, etc., usually endogamous.

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Can be confused

Origin: before 900; Middle English; Old English cȳth, earlier cȳththu kinship, knowledge, equivalent to cūth couth2 + -thu -th1; akin to Gothic kunthi, German Kunde knowledge

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

Happy Monday to you!

Well hello there! Did you miss me? Didja?

First, I want to thank everyone for their well wishes and support.

Second, I want to remind you that the month is closing quickly so please update your numbers before we do the count on Thursday.

C: Daily Count peeps who wanted repeats, I'm calling it a free-for-all. GO! DO!

Penultimate: As a flash challenge or discussion, give me a dialog between pen and paper. I would love to see a graphic on this.

And last:. Thank you all again, we have the best comm on the planet, and it's all because of you. Now go forth and word.

Monthly Madness: Original Fic

Hey there to all our original fic writers! *waves* How are you doing these days? Still working on something that comes under the Original Fic banner?

Maybe it's short stories; maybe it's a full-length novel or novels; or maybe you're just writing a few slices of life for your own characters. Whatever you're doing, share with us something about writing your favourite (or not-so-favourite!) characters.

Here's a few questions you could answer (if you want) about one (or more) of them:

1. Where did the character come from? (Based on someone you know or have read about? Entirely from your own imagination? Somewhere else entirely?)
2. What drives them in your story? (are they looking for something/someone; on a quest; need to prove themselves to someone? Something else?)
3. What makes you like/dislike them?
4. How do you try to make them real?
5. Who do they interact best/worst with in your story/stories?

I must admit, I've been very slack with keeping up on my original fic this year, so I'm going to skip over my characters right now, but I'm all ears about yours! ;-)

August Rush: Weekly Round-Up (Week 4)

You guys did great! There are some awesome creations coming together, and as the month isn't finished, you've still got time to go through the images one more time and make something for anything you missed, or if you haven't done anything yet, to create just one little thing (or more!) to add to the comm's August count!

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As before, you can link back to any of the daily posts or one of the weekly round-up posts if you are catching up on days you missed.

So that's the last week of August Rush! All the pics are posted, but you still have until the 31st to complete your creations to get a participation or completion banner! I'll post with full details of everyone's words and graphics and how the numbers fall after the month ends, and then I'll have a job to make some banners to add to the count for September! ;-)

Happy birthday to llblckraincloud!

The month of August is ending - but wait! We've got llblckraincloud's birthday to celebrate first!

Have a look at their wishlist, and see what you can do!

Dear llblckraincloud, I hope you have a good day today, and an even better year to come - may your smiles come easily, and the blood of your enemies flow true... er, well, it works for Daenerys, anyway.

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Word of the Day 08/28/16 Misanthrope

Misanthrope (noun)
misanthrope [mis-uh n-throhp, miz-]

1. a hater of humankind.

Also, misanthropist [mis-an-thruh-pist, miz‐].

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1555-65; noun use of Greek mīsánthrōpos hating humankind, misanthropic. See mis-, anthropo-

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

Word of the Day 08/27/16 Devotion

Devotion (noun)
devotion [dih-voh-shuh n]

1. profound dedication; consecration.
2. earnest attachment to a cause, person, etc.
3. an assignment or appropriation to any purpose, cause, etc.: the devotion of one's wealth and time to scientific advancement.
4. Often, devotions. Ecclesiastical. religious observance or worship; a form of prayer or worship for special use.

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2. zeal, ardor. See love.

Origin: 1150-1200; Middle English devocioun (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin dēvōtiōn- (stem of dēvōtiō), equivalent to Latin dēvōt(us) (see devote) + -iōn- -ion

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

Happy birthday to tellshannon815!

As we're approaching the end of the month, it's now time for tellshannon815's birthday!

Happy birthday, Shannon, and I hope you have a lovely day!

For those who have yet to make her anything, do check out her wishlist over here, there's plenty of fandoms to choose from!

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August Rush - Day Twenty

This is it, the final day of August Rush for 2016! Hope you have had fun, been inspired, and enjoyed the photo prompts each day. You will still have a catch-up post going up this weekend, and you can use the rest of the days in the month to go back and create things for older prompts that you missed.

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Weekend Challenge: Queen of the Damned!

Hello and welcome to this weekend's challenge! Hopefully this is going to provide some interesting prompts for you! I've grabbed a book off my bookshelf, and if you're an Anne Rice fan, you're gonna love it! If you're not, I'm fairly sure there will still be some great lines that you can use in whichever fandom (or original fic if you prefer!) you like!

Here's how I'm working it:

The book has 448 pages, starting from page 3 (If you really want page 1, there's a poem there I can give you a line from, but the only thing on page 2 is the title, so if you choose that page, all you'll get is 'Queen of the Damned'!) so comment here with a number between 3 and 448 and one of these words: TOP, MIDDLE, BOTTOM.

I will then pick a sentence or phrase that seems inspiring from the relevant portion of the page you've asked for, and give it to you. Your mission, should you chose to accept it, is to write at least 300 words, or create at least three icons/a banner from that prompt.

You may chose more than one prompt, and create in whatever fandom (or none) that you like! If you create something before Sunday midnight where you live, I will either write you a drabble in one of these fandoms (you choose which), make you an icon of your choice (any fandom or none; just point me there), or failing that, I'll happily add 100 words to one of my WIPs for you.

So come on down, step out and ask for a page and position *wink wink* ;-)

Comment Fic Friday

And I am not so good at keeping up with these, but randomly you get one today!

no title

This time your prompt is:


Now whether it's your favourite character being misled for a prank; the evil villain being misled so they'll give up the plan; someone else entirely who's been led down the wrong track by complete accident; or any other thing you can come up with, I'd love to see your take on it! A comment fic should be a bite-sized ficlet in your chosen fandom (or original if you want!): something that fits in a comment (700-800 words generally, though we won't complain if you choose to do more!)

Any fandom; any genre; any characters - no time limit! All we ask is if you use this prompt, link or post your ficlet here so we can see it! ;-)

Word of the Day 08/26/16 Rectify

Rectify (verb)
rectify [rek-tuh-fahy]

verb (used with object), rectified, rectifying.
1. to make, put, or set right; remedy; correct: He sent them a check to rectify his account.
2. to put right by adjustment or calculation, as an instrument or a course at sea.
3. Chemistry. to purify (especially a spirit or liquor) by repeated distillation.
4. Electricity. to change (an alternating current) into a direct current.
5. to determine the length of (a curve).
6. Astronomy, Geography. to adjust (a globe) for the solution of any proposed problem.

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1. mend, emend, amend.
2. adjust, regulate, straighten.

1. worsen, muddle.

Origin: 1350-1400; Middle English rectifien < Middle French rectifier < Medieval Latin rēctificāre, equivalent to Latin rēct(us) right + -ificāre -ify

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

Big Buddy September


Comment here with the count you can reach in the month of August (remember to factor in holidays, finals, road trips, pajama days, hangovers, etc). I will check in with you every 6(ish) days to make sure you are on schedule, to push you if you aren't, and to shake pompoms at you if you are (Well, I'll probably shake pompoms at you either way).

Your count is up to you. There is no minimum beyond what you decide. But Big Buddy will be watching you! If you pledge 100 words/images, then every 6 days chime in to tell us that you've produced 20% of them.

This is not words to be done in lieu of something else. If you have a bingo, or a big bang, or a drabble-a-day, it all counts! Words/images do not have to be posted to count, they just have to be done!

Who is in?

erinm_4600 - 500/250
guineamania - 30,000
asphaltcowgrrl - 15,000
agdhani - 50,000
morethanmending -10,000
sharpiesgal - 2,500
thtwzjustadream - 10,000
fairyniamh - 3,000/30
suicix - 10,000
severina2001 - 24,000
garonne - 10,000
slashluv18 - 25,000

YAY, everyone!

Daily Count Challenge - September!

Stupendous September!

Comment here and I'll put you on the list and it's entirely possible that I'll remember to start naming contestants on the first!

It's as simple as stepping up when your name is called and doing your utmost to meet your own daily word count (whatever that may be). When you finish, write a small bragging post and call up the next contestant!

Be accountable for one day!

Okay folks, where I'm out of town for a good chunk of the month, we're going to do things a little different. You sign up and I'LL ASSIGN DATES! Per usual, if there's any days you can't do let me know, and repeaters feel free to say so. The assignment list will get posted on the first. When your day is over, chime in with what you've done and we'll tell you how awesome you are!

Who's in?

Days are now assigned for September! If you missed out, feel free to join in on the last day, or else join a friend on their day! Please pass on to the next person on this list once your day is done:

Thurs 1 erinm_4600
Fri 2 candream
Sat 3 slashluv18
Sun 4 morethanmending
Mon 5 agdhani
Tues 6 tkeylasunset
Wed 7 theladymore
Thurs 8 garonne
Fri 9 galadriel34
Sat 10 thtwzjustadream
Sun 11 candream
Mon 12 haldoor
Tues 13 erinm_4600
Wed 14 slashluv18
Thurs 15 garonne
Fri 16 guineamania
Sat 17 agdhani
Sun 18 theladymore
Mon 19 erinm_4600
Tues 20 candream
Wed 21 severina2001
Thurs 22 slashluv18
Fri 23 starry_wolf
Sat 24 garonne
Sun 25 erinm_4600
Mon 26 slashluv18
Tues 27 agdhani
Wed 28 garonne
Thurs 29 candream
Fri 30 anyone who didn't make it on their day and everyone who wants to go again

And if you can't make your day and would like to swap, please let us know asap and we'll do what we can!

August Rush - Day Nineteen

We're getting down to the wire, folks. Go forth and create allll the things!

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There is also a special bonus Sense8 photo prompt for today. This one might be a little racy to some so we've labelled it NSFW. Check it out here:
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Word of the Day 08/25/16 Amity

Amity (noun)
amity [am-i-tee]

1. friendship; peaceful harmony.
2. mutual understanding and a peaceful relationship, especially between nations; peace; accord.

Can be confused

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1400-50; late Middle English amit(i)e < Middle French amitie, Old French amiste(t) < Vulgar Latin *amicitāt-, stem of amīcitās, derivative of Latin amīcus. See ami, amiable, -ity

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

Cry me a river

cry me a river correct photo crymeariver_zps3e08e393.jpg

Your prompt is:

I heard it from a friend

I want a graphic or 100 words featuring the prompt. Just make it angst!

No rewards, no deadline.

August Rush - Day Eighteen

It's the middle of the week and that can make some people feel sluggish, but not US, right August Rushers??? I can already sense the rush of creativity this selection of photo prompts is going to inspire. So push aside those midweek doldrums and get crackin'!

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Daily count to... weakmoments

My apologies for forgetting to pass on the challenge yesterday!

I got nothing accomplished, unfortunately. At least nothing fun. :(

So, weakmoments, good luck to you!

Word of the Day 08/24/16 Bogus

Bogus (adjective, noun)
bogus [boh-guh s]

1. not genuine; counterfeit; spurious; sham.

2. Printing, Journalism. matter set, by union requirement, by a compositor and later discarded, duplicating the text of an advertisement for which a plate has been supplied or type set by another publisher.

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1. fraudulent, pseudo, fake, phony.

Origin: 1825-30, Americanism; originally an apparatus for coining false money; perhaps akin to bogy

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

Big Buddy 80%

ACK! It's close! Are you?

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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 ...915!

Go forth and create!

August Rush - Day Seventeen

All right everyone, are you feeling inspired? Give us some words! Give us some art! Give us some icons or some sigtags or some generally amazing awesomeness that only YOU can do!


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Word of the Day 08/23/16 Resilience

Resilience (noun)
resilience or resiliency [ri-zil-yuh ns, -zil-ee-uh ns]

1. the power or ability to return to the original form, position, etc., after being bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity.
2. ability to recover readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyancy.

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1620-30; < Latin resili(ēns), present participle of resilīre to spring back, rebound (see resilient) + -ence

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

Awesome Monday

Good day all....

It's Monday again and that means another week of awesomeness has begun.

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

I have to kick it into gear and get my Marvel Big Bang finished.

This is the last week for August Rush, so if you need words there are many plot bunny producing pictures available.

Let's go forth and create.


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