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Word of the Day 03/29/17 Stravage

Stravage (verb)
stravage or stravaig [struh-veyg]

verb (used without object), stravaged, stravaging.
1. Scot., Irish, and North England. to wander aimlessly.
2. to saunter; stroll.

Origin: 1765-75; by aphesis < Medieval Latin extrāvagarī to wander out of bounds. See extravagant

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

Rare Pairs Day 29

Hey there! Let's go out with a lot of noise folks! The last three days of the month are going to be an OTP attack!

Today's prompt: Break up your OTP and find a rare pair for rebounding!

Rules are here.


A to Z Challenge

You can post this on your own journal, your AO3, here or wherever you archive your works. Just leave us a link here if you can.

Now everyone give me a


passing the challenge to...thtwzjustadream

I did my writing thing! About 700 words.

I have more to add to it and edit before posting, but I did the thing!

passing on to thtwzjustadream


Hey there! We are fast approaching the end of the month. So it's getting to be time to update your numbers and finish off your rare pairs! I can't wait for Saturday to see how well we rocked this month!!!

Let's do this!

Word of the Day 03/28/17 Luciferous

Luciferous (adjective)
luciferous [loo-sif-er-uh s]

1. bringing or providing light.
2. providing insight or enlightenment.

Origin: 1640-50; < Latin lūcifer (see Lucifer) + -ous

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

Rare Pairs Day 28

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Today's prompt: Stuck in a lift/elevator together

Rules are here.

Further prompts can be left here.

next daily challenge is...

After 2500 for the day (too tired I think to add much more) I pass the buck to simplyn2deep

Go forth and WORD!
Title: Into the Breeze
Author: Kat Lee
Fandom: Walker, Texas Ranger
Character/Pairing: Walker/Sydney, past Walker/Alex and Gage/Syd
Rating: PG/K+
Challenge/Prompt: beattheblackdog #58: Temper and 1_million_words Rare Pair Challenge
Warning(s): Dark Future Fic, Character Deaths, AU
Word Count: 1,089
Date Written: 26 March 2017
Summary: Her life isn't what she thought it would be.Collapse )

Awesome Monday

Hello all!!!

It's Monday, which means time once again for awesome plans for the week.

It's the last week of the month, so let's finish it with style.

Remember to update your numbers on Friday because counting will occur on Saturday.

My plan this week is to survive work and get in a few extra words.

Have a happy and productive Monday!

P.S. Big Buddy is recruiting for next month as well as his pal the Daily Count Challenge. Sign up and tackle your yearly word goal.

Word of the Day 03/27/17 Sward

Sward (noun, verb)
sward [swawrd]

1. the grassy surface of land; turf.
2. a stretch of turf; a growth of grass.

verb (used with object)
3. to cover with sward or turf.

verb (used without object)
4. to become covered with sward.

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: before 900; Middle English (noun); Old English sweard skin, rind; cognate with German Schwarte rind, Old Frisian swarde scalp, Middle Dutch swaerde skin

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

Big Buddy April!

Awesome April!

Comment here with the count you can reach in the month (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!

Rare Pairs Day 27

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Today's prompt: Paired up at the volunteer event

Rules are here.

Further prompts can be left here.
(You’re singing that now, aren’t you?)

Most of the time, the words flow.  Sometimes, I have a hard time stopping them even.  But then, there are those days when I can’t find a single word to write. Or, the ones that I do find seem all wrong.  In the case of the latter, I find myself overusing my crutch words and bogging down the story with boring words.  Has this ever happened to you?  What do you do to break out of this rut and make the words flow again?

The thing that usually works best for me is either picking up a book by one of my favorite authors.  Getting lost in someone else’s world, immersing myself in their words, is what usually shakes it all loose for me.  What works for you?

Me on any given day:


Daily Count Challenge April!


Comment here and I'll put you on the list! 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!

Who wants in?

Daily Count Challenge to agdhani.

I created some icons. My year goal was 200 arts. Now I need 45 more arts to finish this goal. :D

I wrote words. Many words! 1,873 words for Sunday Word Wars. I'm still working on the same fanfiction. wordcounter just told me that I wrote 3,487 words total. Earlier this week I also wrote a fanfiction with 350 words. My year goal was 2,000. In January I changed this number because the last few years I wasn't able to write that much words. And look at this: I wrote 3,837 words since Tuesday. I'm still not done with this story. So there will be more words. (But it's almost Monday for me. So I wanted to post now before being late again.)

YAY! I'm happy now. :D First I thought this fanfiction was a bad idea (for personal reasons). But now I think it was the best idea ever. :D I'm happy that my personal goal (the only reason why I started writing this fanfiction!) really worked. :o)

I'm passing the torch to agdhani. Good luck and have fun! <3

[EDIT!] Fanfiction done with 4,061 words. :o)

Sunday Word Wars

It looks like I flubbed the date/time converting to UTC -so sorry about that -

I guess I used London instead of UTC - darn Yank that I am - I think of it as the same - d'oh.

Round 1: 10:00 AM PDT (18:00 UTC) to 10:25 AM PDT (18:25 UTC)
Round 2: 10:35 AM PDT (18:35 UTC) to 11:00 AM PDT (19:00 UTC)
Round 3: 11:10 AM PDT (19:10 UTC) to 11:35 AM PDT (19:35 UTC)
Round 4: 11:45 AM PDT (19:45 UTC) to 12:10 PM PDT (20:10 UTC)

I know a few may be here early - so happy to call a pre-war bonus round while I get my act together.

I'll start the bonus round at 25 past the hour - that will give participants the standard 10 min break between rounds.

I took a little longer coffee break than I'd intended but here are the totals. WE WERE ALL AWESOME!!!

kaige68: 1522 words
candream: 1873 words
asphaltcowgrrl: 2524 words
guineamania: 474 words
craterdweller: 1251 words
That's an amazing 7644 words! WE ALL WIN!

Word of the Day 03/26/17 Newspeak

Newspeak (noun)
newspeak [noo-speek, nyoo-]

1. (sometimes initial capital letter) an official or semiofficial style of writing or saying one thing in the guise of its opposite, especially in order to serve a political or ideological cause while pretending to be objective, as in referring to “increased taxation” as “revenue enhancement.”.

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: new + speak, coined by George Orwell in his novel, 1984 (1949)

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

Rare Pairs Day 26

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Today's prompt: Newest character and character from day one

Rules are here.

Further prompts can be left here.

Saturday Word Wars

So, who is ready for some word wars?

I've got a couple of things I'd like to knock off my plate before Camp NaNo starts next Saturday ...

Round 1: 8:00 am PDT (15:00 UTC) to 8:25am PDT (15:25 UTC)
Round 2: 8:35 am PDT (15:35 UTC) to 9:00am PDT (16:00 UTC)
Round 1: 9:10 am PDT (16:10 UTC) to 9:35am PDT (16:35 UTC)
Round 1: 9:45 am PDT (16:45 UTC) to 10:10am PDT (17:10 UTC)

We are going to write ALL the words!

kaige68: 1739 words
guineamania: 459 words
sharpiesgal: 205 words
asphaltcowgrrl: 1861 words
craterdweller: 990 words

Total words: 5254 words


Word of the Day 03/25/17Hoary

Hoary (adjective)
hoary [hawr-ee, hohr-ee]

adjective, hoarier, hoariest.
1. gray or white with age: an old dog with a hoary muzzle.
2. ancient or venerable: hoary myths.
3. tedious from familiarity; stale: Please don't tell that hoary joke at dinner again tonight.

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
1. grizzled, grizzly; hoar.
2. old, dated, aged; venerated, revered.

Origin: 1520-30; hoar + -y

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

Rare Pairs Day 25

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Today's prompt: Fifth wheel

Rules are here.

Further prompts can be left here.

Rare Pair Challenge Work Therapy

This fits the challenge, but none of the prompts so far.

Title: Work Therapy
Fandoms: CSI: Mimai/Enterprise
Pairing: Horatio Caine/ Charles Thomas "Trip" Tucker III
Summary: Forced into therapy after taking unnecessary risks while in the pursuit of an escaped felon, Horatio becomes enamored with his therapist.
Word Count: 6188
Link: on AO3

Rare Pairs Day 24

I'm sorry, I'm a bit late today, but here we go!

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Today's prompt: One character needs tutoring/lessons in something, and the teacher turns out to be the other of your rare pair

Rules are here.

Further prompts can be left here.

Weekend Challenge: Good Fortune to You

Hello, all!

This weekend's challenge is two-fold.

#1 I eat at Pei Wei -a lot- so I have a whole bunch of fortune cookie fortunes piled on my desk, here at work.
no really, see:Collapse )
#2 My external drive (aka creative lifeline) died over the last few days and I'm trying to not think about the entirely of my creative process (bad icons and fic to masterpieces in my own eyes) potentially being lost forever.

*breathes into a paper bag*

So, in an effort to KEEP THE GOOD VIBES for everyone's hard drives/external drives/other sources of backup..

I will pull from the stack, at random. You can request as many or as few as you like.

Rewards will, as always, be added to The List of Failing Good Intentions (tm)


Little comm. that could
One Million Words



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