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Word of the Day 02/20/18 Hackneyed

Hackneyed (adjective)
hackneyed [hak-need]
(previously 03-25-13)

1. made commonplace or trite; stale; banal: the hackneyed images of his poetry.

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overdone, overused.

Synonym Study
See commonplace.

Origin: First recorded in 1740-50; hackney + -ed

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Daily Count Challenge to csichick_2!

Well, it wasn't the most productive day ever, but I did write a short ficlet (316 words) and added a few more words to my drabble bingo card for February. So I'll take it.

Now passing it to csichick_2 in hopes you have lots of success!

Word of the Day 02/19/18 Ad Absurdum

Ad Absurdum (adverb)
ad absurdum [ad ab-sur-duh m]

1. to the point of absurdity.

Origin: < Latin: to (the) absurd

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

Awesome Monday!

Happy Monday! Time to be AWESOME!

How did you do last week? Get everything done that you’d hoped? What’s on your plate for this week? Let us know what kind of awesome you’ve got stashed in your back pocket.

This week is going to be a busy one for me. On Tuesday, my older girl turns 18. EIGHTEEN. How on earth did that happen? But wow, I’m in shock thinking that she’s going to be graduating in May and going off to college in the fall. I’m in that weird place where I’m both sad and excited because she’s such a great kid. I got lucky with both of mine, honestly.

On the writing front, my big bang is DONE and has been returned by my beta (THANK YOU AGAIN!). Now, waiting for the posting time so I can get it out into the world. I have a backlog of weekend challenges and things to do, fics to post, so I ought to have a good writing week. That is, if I can stop reading and goofing off long enough to get words on the page. :D

Reminders and other fun stuff to kick off the week:

1 – FLASH CHALLENGE – Your prompt for this lovely Monday is BIRTHDAY! Fess up 100 words or a graphic and be rewarded with my eternal gratitude! And may be some leftover cake.

2 – Last week’s challenges:

BINGO! WotD Oblivescence WotD Euphoric WotD Chocolate WotD Forget-Me-Nots WotD Moxie WotD Fenestrated Obsequious Weekend Challenge! Numbers Challenge – 454! A to Z Challenge – G!

3 – Big Buddy 68%! Are you on track? I’m sure as heck not. Hah!
agdhani - 18,900
simplyn2deep - 3,150
asphaltcowgrrl - 9,450
severina2001 - 9,450
craterdweller - 1,890
thatwasjustadream.dreamwidth.org – 18,900
cmk418 - 3,150
katleept - 26,460
fairyniamh - 1,764
flipflop_diva - 8,820
csichick_2 - 7,630
chokolattejedi - 31,500


Daily Count Challenge to flipflop_diva.

Sorry for being late. I forgot it was my turn. Again. :o(

I made some sigtags for a Challenge. No words from me because I was busy with other things. But at least there are graphics. So, success, I guess. :o)

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

Word of the Day 02/18/18 Obsequious

Obsequious (adjective)
obsequious [uh b-see-kwee-uh s]

1. characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference; fawning: an obsequious bow.
2. servilely compliant or deferential: obsequious servants.
3. obedient; dutiful.

Can be confused

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1. sycophantic, flattering.
2. cringing, submissive. See servile.

Origin: 1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin obsequiōsus, equivalent to obsequi(um) compliance (obsequ(ī) to comply with (ob- ob- + sequī to follow) + -ium -ium) + -ōsus -ous

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

Daily Count Challenge to Dreamy!

I fell asleep last night and didn't accomplish as much as I should have. Show me how it's done, Dreamy!

Word of the Day 02/17/18 Fenestrated

Fenestrated (adjective)
fenestrated or fenestrate [fen-uh-strey-tid, fi-nes-trey- or fi-nes-treyt, fen-uh-streyt]

adjective, Architecture.
1. having windows; windowed; characterized by windows.

Origin: 1820-30; < Latin fenestrātus furnished with windows (see fenestra, -ate1) + -ed

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

Weekend Challenge: Like the bard said...

One of my favorite gifts I received this Christmas is a set of fridge magnets with 200 words pulled from Shakespeare's works.  The idea is to make bard-inspired sentences and phrases out of them.

So, comment here with either "Single Bard" (for one prompt) or "Double Bard" (for two), and I will deal out the Elizabethan Inspiration. :)

PS: Some of the prompts are angsty, some more playful, some a little saucy - and of course, the fic/art they inspire can go in any genre direction. Post 200 or more words by Thursday at 11:59pm Eastern, and I'll write a ficlet or make you some icons as you request.

Say What Friday

Hello all.

This week's quote is...

"A truly great person never puts away the simplicity of a child."

Do with it what you will.

Word of the Day 02/16/18 Moxie

Moxie (noun)
moxie [mok-see]

noun, Slang.
1. vigor; verve; pep.
2. courage and aggressiveness; nerve.
3. skill; know-how.

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Origin: 1925-30, Americanism; after Moxie, a trademark (name of a soft drink)

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

Daily Count Challenge to severina2001

I've not been feeling well, so I only managed to get 155 words.


passing things on to severina2001. Good luck!

Word of the Day 02/15/18 Forget-Me-Nots

Forget-Me-Nots (noun)
forget-me-not [fer-get-mee-not]

1. either of two small Old World plants, Myosotis sylvatica or M. scorpioides, of the borage family, having a light-blue flower commonly regarded as an emblem of constancy and friendship.
2. any of several other plants of the genus Myosotis.
3. any of various similar plants, especially of the genus Anchusa or Cynoglossum.

Origin: 1525-35; translation of Middle French ne m'oubliez mye

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

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 ...454!

Go forth and create!

Daily Count Reminder

We're doing great and probably don't need this, but as a quick reminder, here are the next 7 people in the daily count.

TH 15 – simplyn2deep
FR 16 – severina2001
SA 17 – Dreamy

SU 18 – candream
MO 19 – flipflop_diva
TU 20 – csichick_2
WE 21 – craterdweller

Happy continued writing!

Daily Count Challenge to simplyn2deep!

464 words today! A little less than I would have liked, but it did get be past the 10,000 word mark for the year, so that's a win.

Passing the torch to simplyn2deep.

Word of the Day 02/14/18 Chocolate

Chocolate (noun, adjective)
chocolate [chaw-kuh-lit, chok-uh-, chawk-lit, chok-]

1. a preparation of the seeds of cacao, roasted, husked, and ground, often sweetened and flavored, as with vanilla.
2. a beverage made by dissolving such a preparation in milk or water, served hot or cold: a cup of hot chocolate.
3. candy made from such a preparation.
4. an individual piece of this candy.
5. any syrup or flavoring made from this preparation or artificially imitating its flavor.
6. a dark brown color.

7. made, flavored, or covered with chocolate: chocolate cake; chocolate ice cream.
8. having the color of chocolate; dark-brown.

Can be confused
cacao, coca, cocoa, coke.

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Origin: 1595-1605; < Spanish < Nahuatl chocolātl

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

Wonderful World of Wednesday

Be sure to Grab yourself a card for this Month's Bingo Challenge.

"A friendship that like love is warm; A love like friendship, steady."

~Thomas Moore~

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Daily Count Challenge to . . . CSIChick_2!

6,404 words today!!!!!!! I wanted to get some more done, at least an entry to my journal, but my brain has turned to complete mush. I can barely string enough words together to post this.

Next up is csichick_2! Go get those words, girl!!

Daily Count Challenge to katleept!

Oops, I meant to post this last night since my day was Monday. I've been having a super bad writing month. I'm lucky to get 25 words a day lately :/ But I did manage to write 416 words on a fic for an exchange yesterday, so not nearly what I was hoping for but also not nothing.

katleept, you are up today, so I hope the words are with you!

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


Word of the Day 02/13/18 Euphoric

Euphoric (adjective)
euphoric [yoo-fawr-ik, -for-]

1. intensely happy or confident: She was euphoric when she received the Oscar.
2. Psychology. in a state of happy and confident well-being sometimes exaggerated in pathological states as mania.

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Origin: euphor(ia) + -ic

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

Word of the Day 02/12/18 Oblivescence

Oblivescence (noun)
oblivescence [ob-luh-ves-uh ns]

1. the process of forgetting.

Origin: < Latin oblīv(īscī) to forget + -escence

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

Awesome Monday!

awesome Monday.jpg

Here we go! It's another Monday, so it's another chance to be AWESOME, right?

It's my first time on the schedule for Mondays, so bear with me while I find my feet! As I am ahead of most of you timewise, I have the luxury of looking back at today's achievements and deciding on how Tuesday to Sunday are going to look, as I've decided it's easiest to post so most people will see it first thing on Monday for them.

So how did my Monday go, you ask? Well, after a very wet weekend, I woke up to warm temperatures and 99% humidity... phew! Let me just say how grateful I was for the air-conditioning at work when I arrived, which is not how I normally feel as a/c tends to screw with my sinuses, but there you go; it's all relative! I managed to get quite a bit done at work today, so I feel good about that, but so far have done no writing, apart from a post in my own journal (half of which I wrote last Friday, I must admit).

For the rest of this week though, I'm hoping to get back to some words! We had a new member of our household arrive a little over a week ago - a Golden Retriever puppy called Remus - and things seem to have been pretty chaotic since! But I am slowly getting back on track - I think - and my daughter, who belongs to the puppy(!), is getting him into something of a routine in preparation for her own return to university after the summer break here in NZ. She has two weeks to have everything sorted... am I hoping too much? *bites lip*

Now it's your turn, so tell me what wonderful things are you looking forward to in the next week? Is it going to be all about the words? Or are other things happening that you can share with us?

Here are the reminders and other things you need to help kick you off for the week:

1 – FLASH CHALLENGE – Your amazing Monday prompt is - NEW PUPPY! Give me 100 words or a graphic for the fabulous sake of saying you’ve done it!

2 – Reminder of last week’s challenges:

BINGO cards are here - WotD Enfant Terrible - F - WotD Patrician - WWoW
WotD Heartsome - 203 - WotD Paralipsis - WC Valentine's Day - Say What
WotD Horsefeathers - WotD Abbreviate - WotD Nonviolence - Bingo Check-in

And 3 – Big Buddy 43% - Are you all on schedule?
agdhani - 12,900
simplyn2deep - 2,190
asphaltcowgrrl - 6,450
severina2001 - 6,450
craterdweller - 1,290
thatwasjustadream.dreamwidth.org – 12,900
cmk418 - 2,190
katleept - 18,060
fairyniamh - 1,204
flipflop_diva - 6,020
csichick_2 - 5,208
chokolattejedi - 21,500


Daily challenge to... flipflop_diva

I have successfully completed a 20in20 set, so 20 graphics down! now, to fixing URLs on prior icontest entries. HUZZAH

flipflop_diva, go give us some Steve and Natasha fluff or something.. ♥


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