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Y is for Yearly Frustration

Title: Yearly Frustration
Author: Samantha
Fandom: Harry Potter
Character/Pairing: Draco/Ginny, Hermione
Rating: PG-13/T
Challenge/Prompt: 1_million_words A to Z Challenge: Y
Warning(s): None
Word Count: 281
Summary: It was the same thing every year.


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X is for X-Rated

Title: X-Rated
Author: Samantha
Fandom: Veronica Mars
Character/Pairing: Logan/Veronica
Rating: PG-13/T
Challenge/Prompt: 1_million_words A to Z Challenge: X
Warning(s): None
Word Count: 247
Summary:
Logan and Veronica are trying to have some fun.

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W is for Willful

Title: Willful
Author: Samantha
Fandom: Harry Potter
Character/Pairing: Draco/Ginny
Rating: G/K
Challenge/Prompt: 1_million_words A to Z Challenge: W
Warning(s): None
Word Count: 136
Summary:
Draco complies to a hated tradition.

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Swap of Joy for thtwzjustadream

Happy holidays and Merry Christmas and all that jazz :):)  I hope you'll enjoy this fic because I had a lovely time writing it :)

Title: The McDanno Confectionary Campaign of 2016
Rating: PG-13
Fandom:  Hawaii Five-0
Characters: Steve, Danny and Grace
Word Count: 1055
Summary: Grace's Danno and Uncle Steve’s day of making cookies turns into an epic cookie battle.

The McDanno Confectionary Campaign of 2016

Word of the Day 12/10/16 Iconoclast

Iconoclast (noun)
i·con·o·clast [ahy-kon-uh-klast]
(previously 02-10-13)

noun
1. a person who attacks cherished beliefs, traditional institutions, etc., as being based on error or superstition.
2. a breaker or destroyer of images, especially those set up for religious veneration.

Synonyms
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1. nonconformist, rebel, dissenter, radical.

Origin: 1590–1600; < Medieval Latin iconoclastes < Medieval Greek eikonoklástes, equivalent to Greek eikono- icono- + -klastes breaker, equivalent to klas- (variant stem of klân to break) + -tes agent noun suffix

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
Hi there! Recovered from NaNo yet, NaNo'ers? Anyone looking for a little inspiration for some weekend words?

If so, gimme two numbers, one of them from 1-10 and the other from 100.  So, tell me "I'll take 4/23" or "15/87".

I'll use the numbers to pull you a song lyric, a relationshippy quote, and a random image from a free stock image site.

Rewards for works of art or fics posted by midnight Sunday - let me know if I can make you an image, write a ficlet, or put words on a WIP!
Okay, bring on the numbers!

Stuff & Things & Stuff

It has been an insane few days between work and family and plans for the holidays and birthdays and ALL THE THINGS!

*deep breath*

*maybe a few more*

I completely missed the Big Buddy post THREE DAYS ago! Check for yourself, you should be at 29-30% today. My fingers are crossed for you.

On top of knitting, shopping, wording and graphic-ing, cookie-ing starts this week, I don't even know if I have a comprehensive list yet, and I'm scheduled to be shopping for ingredients tonight. ACK! AND THEN we have the upcoming WIPmass to plan as well as the 100-in-100 (which involved time zones and I suck at time zones!)!

AND there are a couple of things going on RIGHT NOW!
FIRST the DCC (and don't think I'm not counting this towards my words today): Sat 10th - erinm_4600, Sun 11th - simplyn2deep, Mon 12th - weakmoments, Tues 13th - flipflop_diva, Wed 14th - thtwzjustadream, Thurs 15th – slashluv18, Fri 16th - kaige68 Again, really? Who set this up?
SECOND is the Swap of Joy: Posters are - 10th kitmerlot1213, 11th haldoor, 12th hanorganaas, 13th simplyn2deep, 14th flipflop_diva, 15th sharpiesgal, 16th guineamania. IF YOU RECEIVED A GIFT, be sure to give out a shout of apreciation as we have outstanding peeps who worked hard for you. EVEN IF YOU HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO READ/SAVE GRAPHICS (like me, sorry hon), tell your gifter that you love their effort!

AND there have been a number of other challenges this week alone!

I really do use caps locks a lot, as well as the words 'and' and 'so'. Don't I?

SO - ;) haldoor, we need to chat about a planning post. When we both have time. HA! I kill me!

Upcoming is WIPness, and 100-in100, as well as a bunch of other normally scheduled challenges and weekend challenges and perhaps, if I get my act together, a flash challenge or two. BRACE YOURSELVES! AND GIVE ME THAT ONE MORE WORD!!!

Go back and fill all the ABC's or 123's or ANYTHING!

MORE WORDS! MORE WORDS! MORE WORDS! MORE WORDS! MORE WORDS! MORE WORDS! more words! more words! ....

Word of the Day 12/09/16 Campanology

Campanology (noun)
campanology [kam-puh-nol-uh-jee]


noun
1. the principles or art of making bells, bell ringing, etc.

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Origin: 1670-80; < New Latin campanologia = Late Latin campān(a) bell (see campanile) + New Latin -ologia (see -o-, -logy)

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

up next is...

well, I've managed to get words in each day...and haven't gotten back to my NaNo yet this month...but I'm still about a days worth of words behind. I should be able to make that up on the weekend, so I'm not stressing...just frustrated that things at work are aggravating me too much to be productive.

Anyhow...kaige68 I believe you're up next...so be more productive then me ;)

Swap of Joy for angelus2hot

I'm sorry that this is so late in the day!

Hope you liked the wallpapers I made for you, angelus2hot!

Fandoms:
Once Upon A Time: Belle/Rumple & Hook/Emma
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Angel/Buffy
Star-Crossed: Roman/Emery
Charmed: Cole/Phoebe


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Blow me away!

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Your action prompt this week is:

Defensive driving


No rewards, no deadline, just some action!

Word of the Day 12/08/16 Mansuetude

Mansuetude (noun)
mansuetude [man-swi-tood, -tyood]


noun
1. mildness; gentleness: the mansuetude of Christian love.


Origin: 1350-1400; Middle English < Latin mānsuētūdō tameness, mildness, equivalent to mānsuē-, base of mānsuēscere to become tame, mild (man(us) hand + suēscere to become accustomed) + -tūdō -tude

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

Swap of Joy for severina2001

Title: Mine
Fandom: True Blood
Characters/Pairing: Eric Northman/Sookie Stackhouse
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 1,247
Summary: An unfortunate event helps Sookie to admit her feelings for Eric.
A/N: written for severina2001 for Swap of Joy at 1_million_words For some reason I couldn't get Rumple/Belle to cooperate so I decided to try my hand at writing Eric/Sookie for the first time. I really hope I didn't mess up your favorite pairing.

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Word of the Day 12/07/16 Gravid

Gravid (adjective)
gravid [grav-id]


adjective
1. pregnant

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Origin: 1590-1600; < Latin gravidus, equivalent to grav(is) burdened, loaded + -idus -id

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

A ti 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

Y

Word of the Day 12/06/16 Echelon

So I had jury duty today and forgot to put this up this morning before I left for the courthouse. I didn't get picked for a trial, so I'm done for the year...or whenever they pull my name again.

Echelon (noun, verb)
echelon [esh-uh-lon]


noun
1. a level of command, authority, or rank: After years of service, she is now in the upper echelon of city officials.
2. a level of worthiness, achievement, or reputation: studying hard to get into one of the top echelon colleges.
3. Military. a formation of troops, ships, airplanes, etc., in which groups of soldiers or individual vehicles or craft are arranged in parallel lines, either with each line extending to the right of the one in front (right echelon) or with each line extending to the left of the one in front (left echelon) so that the whole presents the appearance of steps.
4. Military. one of the groups of a formation so arranged.
5. Archaic. any structure or group of structures arranged in a steplike form.
6. Also called echelon grating. Spectroscopy. a diffraction grating that is used in the resolution of fine structure lines and consists of a series of plates of equal thickness stacked in staircase fashion.

verb (used with or without object)
7. to form in an echelon.

Synonyms
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1. place, rank, hierarchy, authority, grade, office; row, tier, rung; social standing, position, class, standing.
2. degree, position, tier.

Origin: 1790-1800; < French échelon, orig. rung of a ladder, Old French eschelon, equivalent to esch(i)ele ladder (< Latin scāla; see scale3) + -on noun suffix

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

Can someone beta a SOJ fic for me?

Sorry to ask for a last-minute beta, but I am jamming on my SOJ fic due 12/9 and wonder if anyone can beta for me? Final length will be @4k, and I am looking just for a grammar/typo check. I could email the first half tonight or early tomorrow, and the rest by late tomorrow. I'll be glad to return the favor with a similar last minute beta in the future!

Daily count to... weakmoments

So.. I didn't accomplish anything yesterday but offering a few prompts to the Three-Sentence ficathon and live-RPing with my roommate (we were shoe-shopping for one of the fictional children while actually shoe-shopping)

So, I tag weakmoments for today, and since I can:

YOU GET THE FIRST PIECE OF CAKE, FOR IT IS MY BIRTHDAY.

Word of the Day 12/05/16 Dicker

Dicker (verb, noun)
dicker [dik-er]


verb (used without object)
1. to deal, swap, or trade with petty bargaining; bargain; haggle.
2. to barter.
3. to try to arrange matters by mutual bargaining: They dickered for hours over some of the finer points of the contract.

noun
4. a petty bargain.
5. a barter or swap.
6. an item or goods bartered or swapped.
7. a deal, especially a political deal.

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1795-1805; perhaps v. use of dicker

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

Happy Holidays, asphaltcowgrrl!

Supernatural is not my fandom, but I did love Dean & Cas back in the glory years (S3 to S5) so I hope this brings you a little joy! The link goes to my LJ. :)

Title: Observations
Fandom: Supernatural
Characters: Dean/Castiel
Rating: PG
Word Count: 2037 words
Summary: His job is to observe, and he has done so for millennia. Today, he is watching Dean Winchester devour a slice of pie.

Observations
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Mega-fast Monday

So it's that time of week again folks. Time to put the awesomeness you achieved last week securely behind you and do the awesome all over again. But, hey, we've got this!!! ;)

How do you plan to make your week awesome thus week? I want to know!

And now I have a favor to ask. To reach our goal of one word more than last year, *deep breath* we need 5.6 million words thus month. If any comm can do it, this comm can. So if you've been pulling you punches with letting your awesome loose, if you've been hiding your awesome light under a bushel, now us the time to let loose and shine! SHINE, DAMMIT!!!

WE'VE GOT THIS!

Daily Challenge to Erin!

After pretty much not writing a single word in the past month, I had a really good day. Thanks to the daily challenge and also much fic procrastination xD But I wrote about 600 words for my LJ Idol weekly entry and then 3,000 words of a fic that was supposed to have been turned in a week ago, but better late than never, right? (I mean, I did get an extension, but still. Someday I shall meet a deadline without an extension.)

Anyway, erinm_4600, you are up, and I wish you mucho mucho luck! Go get 'em!

Swap of Joy story for simplyn2deep

Title: ...And it Was Almost Christmas
Fandom: Hawaii Five-0
Rating: PG
Words: ~5400
Summary: Steve is learning what it means to be Governor of Hawaii. With Christmas right around the corner, his days are full to overflowing.

Merry Christmas, simplyn2deep. I took liberties with a couple of your Swap of Joy prompts:
"A day in the life of...." and "Steve stuns everyone by being able to communicate by using sign language."

I hope you enjoy!!!

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