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Word of the Day 02/10/17 Green

Green (adjective)
green [green]
(previously 02-17-13)

adjective
1. of the color of growing foliage, between yellow and blue in the spectrum: green leaves.
2. covered with herbage or foliage; verdant: green fields.
3. characterized by the presence of verdure.
4. made of green vegetables, as lettuce, spinach, endive, or chicory: a green salad.
5. not fully developed or perfected in growth or condition; unripe; not properly aged: This peach is still green.
6. unseasoned; not dried or cured: green lumber.
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Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

Daily Count Challenge to thtwzjustadream

Well thanks to being tagged for the DCC and some helpful folks joining me for word wars, I managed 1599 words, including a first draft for a bingo fill and a little more done on my NaNo revising.

Passing the pen to thtwzjustadream. You can do it!

Thursday Word Wars

I am so far behind where I should be -- going to try and knock out some bingo fills ...


Round 1: 4:30 pm to 4:55pm
Round 2: 5:05 pm to 5:30pm
Round 3: 5:40 pm to 6:05pm
Round 4: 6:15 pm to 6:40 pm

What will you be working on?

Sorry totally my bad I forgot to update this with everyone's totals :-}

D'oh!!

flyingharmony: 879 words
thtwzjustadream: 964 words
severina2001: 1152 words
asphaltcowgrrl: 759 words
craterdweller: 1024 words

Total: 4778 words

Word wars this afternoon?

Posting from my iPhone on a very bumpy bus ....

First round starting at 4:30 pacific

Word of the Day 02/09/17 Shivoo

Shivoo (noun)
shivoo [shi-voo]


noun, plural shivoos. Australian.
1. a boisterous party or celebration.

Origin: origin uncertain
(if anyone in that region can give more info, that would be greatly appreciated!)

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

Daily Count Challenge to craterdweller!

Thank goodness I got named for today because that finally spurred me to actually write -- and I'm pretty happy with what I've done, especially since it's a sex scene that I've been putting off forever and I am NOT comfortable writing this stuff. I managed 794 words before I had to stop to get ready for work.

Passing the pen onto craterdweller. You can do this! Go forth and write alllll the words!
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Word of the Day 02/08/17 Feinschmecker

Feinschmecker (noun)
feinschmecker [fahyn-shmek-uh r]


noun, plural feinschmecker. German.
1. gourmet.



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 ...325!

Go forth and create!

Daily Challenge to severina2001!

I'm so glad I got tagged today! It really kicked me into gear and I got 1588 words written on a Bleach fic. I've never written a Bleach fic, but what the hell. I may still have a few more words in me tonight, but if not I'm at least in a much more solid place to finish my personal goal of posting a fic by Valentine's Day.

Next up, I tag severina2001!

Word of the Day 02/07/17 Cloudland

Cloudland (noun)
cloudland [kloud-land]


noun
1. the sky.
2. a region of unreality, imagination, etc.; dreamland.

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1810-20; cloud + -land

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

Daily Count Challenge to shinysylver.

Sorry. This is late.

I didn't do anything. :o( I was too busy with real life (working and stuff). :o(

shinysylver, you're next because you're on top of the list. ;o) Good luck and have fun. ♡

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18 Multifandom Icons (Angel, Friends, and Hawaii Five-0) below the cut!

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Well, it's Monday.

So I'm feeling betterer, and I'm catching up at work and things are going nicely and then... allergic reaction. It's not debilitating, I'm at work, I'm getting things done, but ... You know, just whinging and stuff. But it is producing a decided lack of works

How are you all doing? The February challenge is off to a roaring start, you are all darn impressive. So tell me, what are your plans to keep impressing me? What's next on your plate? How are you doing on your bingos? Are you still working on last month's challenge? You've got till the end of this month for both!

Are you sticking to your resolutions? Are you starting new ones for Feb?

And then as your flash challenge for today - Tell me what your three favorite things to do on a rainy day are, and then use a fav of your own or someone else and do a graphic, or write a fic!

HAPPY MONDAY!

Big Buddy 20%

UGH - I'm so not there! I need to get there!

How did you all do?

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Word of the Day 02/06/17 Umbra

Umbra (noun)
umbra [uhm-bruh]


noun, plural umbras, umbrae [uhm-bree]
1. shade; shadow.
2. the invariable or characteristic accompaniment or companion of a person or thing.
3. Astronomy.
a. the complete or perfect shadow of an opaque body, as a planet, where the direct light from the source of illumination is completely cut off.
b. the dark central portion of a sunspot.
4. a phantom or shadowy apparition, as of someone or something not physically present; ghost; spectral image.

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1590-1600; < Latin: shade, shadow

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
My computer was on the fritz yesterday, didn't get it 'functioning' until nearly bedtime, so no actual words were written. I did spend about an hour seeking out a font for my book cover...once things worked again...but then it was bedtime so...dunno that it counts ;)

Tagging candream and hoping you do better ;)

Word of the Day 02/05/17 Ataraxia

Ataraxia (noun)
ataraxia [at-uh-rak-see-uh]


noun
1. a state of freedom from emotional disturbance and anxiety; tranquillity.

Also, ataraxy [at-uh-rak-see]

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1595-1605; < Latin < Greek: calmness, equivalent to atarák(tos) unmoved (a- a- + tarak-, variant stem of tarássein to disturb + -tos verbid suffix) + -s(is) -sis + -ia -ia

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

Word of the Day 02/04/17 Kanone

Kanone (noun)
kanone [kuh-noh-nuh]


noun, plural kanonen [kuh-noh-nuh n]
1. a person who is an expert skier.



Origin: < German: literally, cannon < Italian cannone; see cannon

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

Daily Count Challenge to agdhani

Today was a productive day for me. I wrote 765 words, getting four stories done for Femslash February.

Calling on agdhani for tomorrow.
Hello my lovelies,

Along with cohosting February Bingo (with the incredible craterdweller), I will be your host for this weekend challenge.

I have 60 random quotes from Disney movies. Because Disney rules!!!

Your job, if you choose to accept it, is to request one or more quotes from 1 to 60. I will provide you said quote(s) and you will produce brilliant fan works!!!

Request away!!!

Word of the Day 02/03/17 Equivoque

Equivoque (noun)
equivoque or equivoke [ek-wuh-vohk, ee-kwuh-]


noun
1. an equivocal term; an ambiguous expression.
2. a play on words; pun.
3. double meaning; ambiguity.

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1350-1400; Middle English equivoc adj.; see equivocal

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

Daily count challenge to xjadedgrlx

I nearly forgot about this!

But then I remembered I did around 400 in outlining/world building towards something. I don't know if it'll ever become anything but I was struck with a bunny and wanted to get the words down.

Passing the writing tablet to xjadedgrlx
We are GO for February Bingo launch!!! Repeat: We are a GO for BINGO!!!

This post (hopefully) contains all the pertinent information you need to have a fun and successful Bingo event!! If anything is unclear (which it probably is), let me know and I'll try to elucidate further.

Very very special thanks to craterdweller for taking on the task of making the cards. You rock the most!!!! Thanks also to craterdweller, erinm_4600, and guineamania for volunteering to help provide rewards! (See below for rewards.)

*A quick note of clarification - we are trying to limit the cards to one or a maximum of two per request to start. When you finish your first card, please come back and request another. I wasn't clear on this point and I apologize.*

As per the suggestions of the fabulous members of this fabulous community, there are seven categories of cards:

ROMANCE
AU
GRAPHICS
CELEBRATIONS
SMUT/KINK
LOCATIONS
TROPES

By popular vote, we are concentrating on cards that are 2x2 and 3x3 (which include a free space.) (Cards that are 4x4 can be special requested and may take an extra day or so.).

In order to receive your card, post a comment here requesting the category and the number of squares – 2x2, 3x3 (or 4x4 if desired).  craterdweller will make your card and we’ll get it to you.

There are several ways to achieve a Bingo:
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If you're not sure about any of this, please ask! Or you can email me at tkeylasunset@yahoo.com .

If you complete ANY of the above Bingos you are welcome to come back and request second card - same category or different. It's up to you. (You may also request a second card if the first simply doesn't trip your trigger, so to speak.)

- To be eligible for rewards, completed Bingos need to be posted by midnight your time, March 1. You are welcome to post your work any time!
- You can post your completed Bingos anywhere: here at the comm, in your own journals, AO3 (you can tag your works on AO3 with Community: 1 Million Words), personal websites - it's entirely up to you. If you post them directly to this community, please use the 'challenge: bingo' tag and a creation tag for your post.
- Be sure to comment with a link to your Bingo fill at this Bingo post.
- How you fill a prompt is up to you. There is no right or wrong way to interpret a prompt.
- You can change 1 prompt on your Bingo Card if you are uninspired. If you need a substitute squire, post a comment here and I’ll provide you with a replacement. Please be sure and tell me the theme of your card.
- Graphic prompts for any graphic or non-graphic Bingo card can be interpreted any way you choose.


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So, in summary - post a comment here with one of the seven categories - Romance, AU, Graphics, Celebrations, Smut/Kink, Locations, Tropes- and the number of squares you would like - 2x2, 3x3, or custom 4x4. A Bingo card will be on its way to you at the speed of Cupid's arrow!

Let the games begin!!!
NaNoWriMo.org hosted a Q&A with 2 editors from one of their sponsors, Swoon Reads. I found it very informative even though YA is not my genre. It was interesting to hear what editors look for, the revising process and how they find new authors. Not just for NaNo folks :-)

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