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Word of the Day 01/16/18 Cri de Coeur

Cri de Coeur (noun)
cri de coeur [kreeduh kœr; English kree duh kur]


noun, plural cris de coeur [kreeduh kœr; English kreez duh kur]. French.
1. an anguished cry of distress or indignation; outcry.


Origin: First recorded in 1900-05; literally, cry of (the) heart

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

Give it a Whirl Day 16

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Today's style prompt

Describe distrust


100 words or a 1 graphic story. Who's got this?

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

B & C

Daily Count Challenge to katleept!

Yesterday was a good and not-so-good day. The not-so-good was that I wanted to get a lot more fic written and I only managed 5 words. But it was the opening sentence to the new fic I'm starting and I have a basic idea for at least the first half of it now, so that's something.

The good news, though, is for hogwartsishome, one of the activities is to write newspaper articles about the community, so I wrote two articles for that, totaling 753 words.

So all in all, a good-ish day.

And now I pass the torch to katleept! Go slay those words!!

Give it a Whirl Day 15

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Today's style prompt

Describe grieving


100 words or a 1 graphic story. Who's got this?

Word of the Day 01/15/18 Tabernacle

Tabernacle (noun, verb)
tabernacle [tab-er-nak-uh l]


noun
1. any place or house of worship, especially one designed for a large congregation.
2. (often initial capital letter) the portable sanctuary in use by the Israelites from the time of their wandering in the wilderness after the Exodus from Egypt to the building of the Temple in Jerusalem by Solomon. Ex. 25–27.
3. Ecclesiastical. an ornamental receptacle for the reserved Eucharist, now generally found on the altar.
4. a canopied niche or recess, as for an image or icon.
5. a temporary dwelling or shelter, as a tent or hut.
6. a dwelling place.
7. the human body as the temporary abode of the soul.

verb (used with or without object), tabernacled, tabernacling.
8. to place or dwell in, or as if in, a tabernacle.

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1200-50; Middle English < Late Latin tabernāculum, Latin: tent, equivalent to tabern(a) hut, stall, inn (cf. tavern) + -āculum, probably extracted from hibernāculum winter quarters (see hibernaculum)

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

sigh

RL and my daughter's ****head of a husband kept me from making any words on Saturday like I planned...
I can make up for that today, but today's not my assignment so...

As it appears I'm the last on this weeks list, I'll pass the buck on toflipflopdiva May you have better luck than me.

Word of the Day 01/14/18 Watershed

Watershed (noun, adjective)
watershed [waw-ter-shed, wot-er-]


noun
1. Chiefly British. the ridge or crest line dividing two drainage areas; water parting; divide.
2. the region or area drained by a river, stream, etc.; drainage area.
3. Architecture. wash (def 44).
4. an important point of division or transition between two phases, conditions, etc.: The treaty to ban war in space may prove to be one of history's great watersheds.

adjective
5. constituting a watershed: a watershed area; a watershed case.

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: First recorded in 1795-1805; water + shed

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

Give it a Whirl Day 14

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Today's style prompt

Describe angry


100 words or a 1 graphic story. Who's got this?

Word of the Day 01/13/18 Brachylogy

Brachylogy (noun)
brachylogy [bruh-kil-uh-jee]


noun, plural brachylogies.
1. brevity of diction; concise or abridged form of expression.


Origin: First recorded in 1615-25, brachylogy is from the Greek word brachylogía brevity in speech. See brachy-, -logy

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

Give it a Whirl Day 13

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Today's style prompt

Describe sad


100 words or a 1 graphic story. Who's got this?
Sorry for the slight delay of game, but I had a heck of a work week and so it took me a bit to get to my 'day.'  I feel like I made the most of it, though - not sure exactly how many words, but I did add several hundred to my symmetrina! I also got the first two chapter completed- my first person and second person opening chapters. :).  I like how they set up the story, and I feel really good about that.

So... you're up next agdhani !!  Good luck- I hope the words are with you this weekend. 

Weekend Challenge!

Here we are again on another bright & sunny summer day in NZ, rip-roaring and ready to go! I hope the weather isn't too dreary and cold for those of you in northern parts of the world!

As I am off to the art gallery this morning to see some Renaissance art, today's challenge will be all about culture! I will give you a one world prompt based on art and culture!  Do what you will with it, but aim for more than 200 words or 2 icons or more, and post or link to it here by Thursday 18th Jan, and I will reward you with a drabble, an icon or 100 words in a WIP!

Comment here and  as I can, I will prompt you! Tell me if you want one word or more, bearing in mind I will be finding these as I go through my day!

Give it a Whirl Day 12

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Today's style prompt

Describe happy


100 words or a 1 graphic story. Who's got this?

Big Buddy 40%

It's BIG BUDDY CHECK IN! Who hit 40%??

agdhani - 12,000
simplyn2deep - 1,600
thatwasjustadream.dreamwidth.org - 8,000
flipflop_diva - 8,000
mierke - 200
cmk418 - 800
csichick_2 - 5,096
katleept - 18,000
chokolattejedi - 2,000
asphaltcowgrrl - 6,000

Say What Friday

Hola. I'm baaack!!!!

Welcome to a new year of inspiring quotes.

Before we get to this week's quote, I need to take care of some old business. I owe reward fic to katleept and asphaltcowgrl and I need them to get with me concerning what kind of fic they would like to receive. If anyone else has created fic/graphics for this challenge, let me know and we can work out the details for your reward.

Now onto this week's quote....

"There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people."

G.K. Chesterton

Happy creating.

Word of the Day 01/12/18 Whoop-de-do

Whoop-de-do (noun)
whoop-de-do or whoop-de-doo [hoop-dee-doo, -doo, hoo p-, hwoop-, hwoo p-, woop-, woo p-]


noun, plural whoop-de-dos. Informal.
1. lively and noisy festivities; merrymaking: New Year's Eve whoop-de-do.
2. heated discussion or debate, especially in public: a whoop-de-do over the new tax bill.
3. extravagant publicity or fanfare: the whoop-de-do of a movie premiere.

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1935-40; origin uncertain; see whoop

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 ...365!

Go forth and create!

Give it a Whirl Day 11

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Today's style prompt

All senses


100 words or a 1 graphic story. Who's got this?

Word of the Day 01/11/18 Bedizen

Bedizen (verb)
bedizen [bih-dahy-zuh n, -diz-uh n]


verb (used with object)
1. to dress or adorn in a showy, gaudy, or tasteless manner.


See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: First recorded in 1655-65; be- + dizen

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

Daily Count Challenge to Dreamy!

I didn't get to see the comm yesterday because I couldn't get in at work... had this sickening feeling they were blocking the site (since we can no longer access email there already), but yeeha, I got in today, so it must have been a glitch! Anyway, the good news is that I spotted the DCC for me and realised that it probably means the words I did last night can be counted so I can hand this over now!

I did 286 words!!!! I am very excited by this as I have not written ANY words in fic (apart from the outline I did on Jan 1st) since May last year! It was even in a WIP!!! I opened up my sequel to 'The Mechanics of Love' and re-read what I had there, then spontaneously managed some words in it! I couldn't make myself do more, but the idea that I got almost 300 words in one day feels absolutely stunning right now! WOOT!!!

So, I am handing it over to my dear friend Dreamy to add to the pile of words for this month! Go, Dreamy!!! ;-)

Give it a Whirl Day 10

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Today's style prompt

No sensory descriptors


100 words or a 1 graphic story. Who's got this?

Word of the Day 01/10/18 Perceptive

Perceptive (adjective)
per·cep·tive [per-sep-tiv] (previously 03-22-13)


adjective
1. having or showing keenness of insight, understanding, or intuition: a perceptive analysis of the problems involved.
2. having the power or faculty of perceiving.
3. of, pertaining to, or showing perception.

Can be confused
perceptible.

Synonyms
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
1. discerning, sensitive, keen, astute.


Origin: 1650–60; < Latin percept ( us ) (see percept) + -ive


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

Wonderful World of Wednesday


“He who cannot put his thoughts on ice should not enter into the heat of dispute.”

~ Friedrich Nietzsche ~




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Daily Count Challenge to Haldoor!

Last night I wrote 574 words to the sequel of an exchange fic I wrote a year and a half ago. Added 103 words to it tonight, and there might be a few more to come. That's 7 out of 9 days this year with words!

Passing the torch to haldoor. Best of luck!

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