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Word of the Day 07/22/17 Instantiate

Instantiate (verb)
instantiate [in-stan-shee-eyt]


verb (used with object), instantiated, instantiating.
1. to provide an instance of or concrete evidence in support of (a theory, concept, claim, or the like).



Origin: 1945-50; < Latin instanti(a) (taken as combining form of instance) + -ate

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
Hey everyone! Happy wording!

Here in the United Kingdom it is now the SUMMER holidays for all the university students and small school children. In celebration of this and the fact I am currently booking the flights for my Asian travelling extravaganza with my best friend... This weekend Challenge is all about locations.

Comment on this post and I will give you a picture of a place and the name of a place. Use this in any way you choose, go crazy.
Post your creation back here by midnight at the end of Monday and I will make you a written reward or contribute words to my numerous WIPs

Fire away and have fun

Word of the Day 07/21/17 Gobsmacked

Gobsmacked (adjective)
gobsmacked [gob-smakt]


adjective, Chiefly British Informal.
1. utterly astounded; astonished.



Origin: gob + smack + -ed

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

Say What Friday

Greetings all!

Today's quote is....

"Experience is a brutal teacher. You learn. My God do you learn."

C.S. Lewis

Shout Out to katleept for using all of the quotes so far in this go around. Congrats and awesome job. I owe you a lot of words.

P.S. Today is thtwzjustadream's birthday, so if you see her here or on Dreamwith please wish her a Happy Birthday.

Daily Count Challenge to weakmoments

I only started writing about 3 hours ago, but I managed to get 2,044 words in that time, and considering my goal each day is 1,048, that's more than satisfactory.

Next  up is weakmoments.

Good luck.

Word of the Day 07/20/17 Lithe

Lithe (adjective)
lithe [lahyth] (previously 03-05-13)


adjective, lither, lithest.
1. bending readily; pliant; limber; supple; flexible: the lithe body of a ballerina.


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Origin: before 900; Middle English lith ( e ), Old English lithe; cognate with Old Saxon lithi, German lind mild, Latin lentus slow


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

Wednesday Push (A Day Late)

How are you doing with your pool party entry? There is an AO3 Collection and remember to post your Graphic or Words (link) To this post.


"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."
Thomas A. Edison



I am sorry for being a day late. My mother is in the hospital and I am sick. I know, excuses get you nowhere. I will try to do better next week.

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Daily Challenge to slashluv18!

When I got tagged tonight I had already written 734 words, but I decided to try for more after agdhani picked me. I sat down and wrote another 635 words! Which brought my day up to 1369 total. That's a great day for me!

Next up I'm tagging slashluv18. Good luck!

up next on Daily Count...

Busy day so I only managed 2 hrs...but it put me at 80 now, so the home stretch is in sight.
shinysylver you're up next :D

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 an

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Daily Count Challenge to agdhani.

Sorry for being so late. I wasn't online since Saturday. :o(

The last few days I didn't do anything. :o( I'm also not able to do anything the next few days because my sister and niece are here until Sunday. So there will be no time to write or make graphics.

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

Word of the Day 07/19/17 Smorgasbord

Smorgasbord (noun)
smorgasbord [smawr-guh s-bawrd, -bohrd or, often, shmawr-]


noun
1. a buffet meal of various hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, salads, casserole dishes, meats, cheeses, etc.
2. an extensive array or variety: The company has a smorgasbord of employee benefits.

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Origin: 1915-20; < Swedish smörgsbord, equivalent to smörgs sandwich + bord table

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

Word of the Day 07/18/17 Exurb

Exurb (noun)
exurb [ek-serb, eg-zerb]


noun
1. a small, usually prosperous, community situated beyond the suburbs of a city.



Origin: An Americanism dating back to 1950-55; ex- + (sub)urb

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

Awesome Monday

Hello all!

Yes, it is Monday again.

For me it's my Friday, but I won't rub that in... lol

News first and then unto this week's promise of awesomeness.

1. We have a second Pool Party fic. Way to go helsinkibaby.
2. There are 14 days left to splash in other people's pools before we close for the summer.
3. hc_bingo is up and running for those folks who need a bit of hurt/comfort for their pairings. Cards are available until January first.
4. older_not_dead has opened up another promptathon. The theme is Giving Up. Toddle on over and see what you can prompt using that theme. Prompts are being taken until July 28th, and you'll have the whole month of August to write or graphic something.
5. Weekend Challenge was successful with several submissions. Thank you to everyone who took part.
6. Finally, onto the mind blowing news.... The 13th Doctor will be a woman! You heard that correctly. The Doctor is going to regenerate into a woman. I see all kinds of fun things coming out of this. :)

Now, onto the awesomeness...

What are your plans this week to be awesome? Enquiring minds want to know. We really do.

My plan as always is to try and get some words down on paper.

Word of the Day 07/17/17 Divagate

Divagate (verb)
divagate [dahy-vuh-geyt]


verb (used without object), divagated, divagating.
1. to wander; stray.
2. to digress in speech.

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Origin: 1590-1600; < Latin dīvagātus (past participle of dīvagārī to wander off), equivalent to dī- di- + vag- (stem of vagārī to wander) + -ātus -ate

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

Daily Count challenge to candream

I had a great day. I wrote 2,643 words. It's the most I wrote in one day all month, so I definitely made my daily count day mean something.

Next up to the writing plate is candream.

Good luck.

Word of the Day 07/16/17 Ophidian

Ophidian (adjective, noun)
ophidian [oh-fid-ee-uh n]


adjective
1. belonging or pertaining to the suborder Ophidia (Serpentes), comprising the snakes.

noun
2. a snake.

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Origin: 1820-30; < New Latin Ophidi(a) (plural) name of the suborder (< Greek ophídion (singular), equivalent to óph(is) serpent + -idion diminutive suffix) + -an

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

Word of the Day 07/15/17 Interdigitate

Interdigitate (verb)
interdigitate [in-ter-dij-i-teyt]


verb (used with or without object), interdigitated, interdigitating.
1. to interlock, as or like the fingers of both hands.

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Origin: First recorded in 1840-50; inter- + digitate

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

Daily Challenge to katleept!

I managed to get 1011 words today! For once I actually had plans on a Friday, but I squeezed the words in before and after. :D

I'm passing the baton to katleept! Good luck!

Daily Count Challenge to Shinysylver

Well hello there!

Let's pass the baton on to shinysylver! GO MAKE ALL THE WORDS!!!

Weekend Challenge: DVDs

Hello all....

Standing next to me is my DVD rack and it is quite full. I need you to give me a number between 1 and 80. I'll give you a movie title. What you do with it is up to you.

Rewards will be cheering madly and adding a 100 words to my numerous wips.

This can be used for your Pool Party fics/graphics.

Say What Friday

Greetings all....

Today's quote is....

"I have remained too much inside my head and ended up losing my mind."

attributed to Edgar Allen Poe

Do with it what you will.

Word of the Day 07/14/17 Parallax

Parallax (noun)
parallax [par-uh-laks]


noun
1. the apparent displacement of an observed object due to a change in the position of the observer.
2. Astronomy. the apparent angular displacement of a celestial body due to its being observed from the surface instead of from the center of the earth (diurnal parallax or geocentric parallax) or due to its being observed from the earth instead of from the sun (annual parallax or heliocentric parallax)
Compare parallactic ellipse.
3. the difference between the view of an object as seen through the picture-taking lens of a camera and the view as seen through a separate viewfinder.
4. an apparent change in the position of cross hairs as viewed through a telescope, when the focusing is imperfect.
5. Digital Technology. a 3D effect observed when images and other elements in the foreground of a screen move at a different rate than those in the background (often used attributively): parallax scrolling; Does this phone have parallax?

Origin: 1585-95; < Greek parállaxis change, equivalent to parallak- (stem of parallássein to cause to alternate, equivalent to para- para- + allássein to vary, akin to állos other; see else, allo-) + -sis -sis

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

Word of the Day 07/13/17 Doublethink

Doublethink (noun)
doublethink [duhb-uh l-thingk]


noun
1. the acceptance of two contradictory ideas or beliefs at the same time.


Origin: double + think; 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.

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