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Welcome back to another Say What Friday.

Today's quote is in honor of National Pride Month.

"Don't let anyone tell you that you have to be a certain way. Be unique. Be what you feel."

Melissa Etheridge

Do with it what you will.

Your reward will be me adding a hundred words to one of my wips.

Word of the Day 05/15/17 Keysmash

Keysmash (noun, verb)
keysmash [kee-smash]


noun
1. a random string of letters and symbols typed out on a keyboard or touchscreen, used to signal intense emotion in written communication: The photo of the actor was accompanied by a heartfelt keysmash.
2. the action of typing out such a random string of letters or symbols: Keysmash was the only appropriate response.

verb (used without object)
3. to use keysmashes to signal intense emotion in written communication: I was so excited I couldn’t stop keysmashing.


Origin: 1995-2000; key (on a computer) + smash

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

Daily Count Challenge goes to Simplyn2deep!

I don't know exactly how many words I put down, but I had a decent challenge day. I made more good progress on a loooong chapter that's finally starting to feel coherent and 'almost there.'

It's your turn, simplyn2deep !! Good luck, hope the words are with you.

Hump-Day Push

Hump Day, Hump Day.

Does this day make you feel funny? Does it give you hope? Can you see a silver lining pointing toward the weekend? Or is the weekend something you dread?

Here is an image and a video that might inspire you, or just make you smile.

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Word of the Day 06/14/17 True-Blue

True-Blue (adjective)
true-blue [troo-bloo]


adjective
1. unwaveringly loyal or faithful; staunch; unchangingly true.

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: First recorded in 1665-75

True-Blue (noun)
true-blue [troo-bloo]


noun
1. a nonfading blue dye or pigment.
2. a person who is true-blue.
3. (in the 17th century) the color adopted by the Covenanters in contradistinction to the royal red.

Origin: First recorded in 1665-75


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 ...452!

Go forth and create!

Daily Count Challenge to thtwzjustadream

I did pretty good today. I wrote 1,184. Which is over my daily goal of 833.

In fact, most days of this month, I've been over my daily goal.

I managed to finish a short story, about 700 words, for a challenge in the Harry Potter fandom on ff.net.

I also finally wrote for one bingo square. Hoping to do the whole 4x4 card before the end of the month.

It's only 7  :30 pm for me, but I don't think I will be writing any more due to feeling tired.

Next up is thtwzjustadream. Go fourth and make words!

Word of the Day 06/13/17 Hedonism

And now for today's late posting. I swear I'll be on time the rest of the week! lol



Hedonism (noun)
hedonism [heed-n-iz-uh m]


noun
1. the doctrine that pleasure or happiness is the highest good.
2. devotion to pleasure as a way of life: The later Roman emperors were notorious for their hedonism.

Synonyms
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2. sensualism, libertinism, debauchery, dissipation, carousal.

Antonyms
2. puritanism, asceticism, abstemiousness, self-denial.

Origin: 1855-60; < Greek hēdon(ḗ) pleasure + -ism

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

Word of the Day 06/12/17 Backronym

I'm so sorry there wasn't a word posted yesterday. I honestly thought I had the day covered and I didn't notice that I never got an email notification about the posting.



Backronym (noun)
backronym or bacronym [bak-ruh-nim]


noun
1. an existing word turned into an acronym by creating an apt phrase whose initial letters match the word, as to help remember it or offer a theory of its origin. For example, rap has been said to be a backronym of “rhythm and poetry.”.
2. the phrase itself. For example, “port out, starboard home” is a misleading backronym for posh.


Origin: First recorded in 1980-85; back + acronym

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

Daily Count Challenge

Sorry, guys! I'm much better than this usually, but I've had some major RL issues hit the fan big time. Suffice it to say, come Thursday, I'm probably out of a job, and the people I thought were a second family for me have proven to be nothing of the sort.

I did get about 2k written yesterday morning before everything finished falling apart, but there will probably be no words today or any day soon.

I won't ask for a redo for that very reason.

Come on down, slashluv18, and whup some words into shape for all of us!!

Big Buddy 40%

Guess who's still not there? Me! *headdesk*
How are you all doing

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Awesomeness Awaits

That's right peeps....

It's Monday again.

Tell us how you plan to awesome this week.

I'm hoping to play catch up this week since my numbers are kinda low.

P.S. Big Buddy is around today, so let's give him some numbers to crow about.

Flash Challenge!

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Since we missed the Weekend Challenge fot the first time ever (at least I think it's the first time) and it was partly my fault for not being around to remind people, I offer up this flash challenge!

Oops, I Think I Missed Again


Give us an icon or 100 written words or... anything at all that you'd like to do! No deadlines, no rules; any genre, any fandom (or none)!
Originally posted by scribble_myname at Multifandom Drabble Exchange - Nominations Open
This is an exchange for stories of exactly 100 words. All fandoms are welcome, no matter how small or large, including original works. Timelines for each step of the exchange is a week, to keep it simple, and there is no punishment for defaulting.



2017 Schedule:

  • Nominations: Sunday, June 11 – Friday, June 16

  • Sign Ups: Sunday, June 18 – Friday, June 23

  • Matching: Sunday, June 25 – Friday, June 30

  • Assignments Go Out: no later than Saturday night, July 1

  • Assignments Due: Saturday night, July 8

  • Pinch Hits/Treat Writing: Sunday, July 9 – Friday, July 14

  • Collection Opens: Sunday, July 16



This post was originally posted at scribblemyname's DW. Feel free to comment here or there.

Word of the Day 06/11/17 Chinwag

Chinwag (verb, noun)
chinwag [chin-wag] Slang.


verb (used without object), chinwagged, chinwagging.
1. to chat idly; gossip.

noun
2. an idle chat; gossiping.

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: First recorded in 1875-80; chin + wag

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

Saturday Morning Word Wars

I'm here - who's with us today?

Round 1: 8:00 am PDT (15:00 UTC) to 8:25am PDT (15:25 UTC)
Round 2: 8:35 am PDT (15:35 UTC) to 9:00am PDT (16:00 UTC)
Round 3: 9:10 am PDT (16:10 UTC) to 9:35am PDT (16:35 UTC)
Round 4: 9:45 am PDT (16:45 UTC) to 10:10am PDT (17:10 UTC


We rocked!
asphaltcowgrrl : 2327 words
dreamy: 1307 words
craterdweller: 1301 wrods

Total: 4935 words

Word of the Day 06/10/17 Delegate

Delegate (noun, verb)
delegate [noun del-i-git, -geyt; verb del-i-geyt]
(previously 03-01-13)

noun
1. a person designated to act for or represent another or others; deputy; representative, as in a political convention.
2. (formerly) the representative of a Territory in the U.S. House of Representatives.
3. a member of the lower house of the state legislature of Maryland, Virginia, or West Virginia.

verb (used with object), delegated, delegating.
4. to send or appoint (a person) as deputy or representative.
5. to commit (powers, functions, etc.) to another as agent or deputy.

Synonyms
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5. entrust, assign, transfer.

Origin: 1350-1400; Middle English (noun) < Medieval Latin dēlēgātus, noun use of Latin: past participle of dēlēgāre to assign, equivalent to dē- de- + lēgātus deputed; see legate

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

Say What Friday

Hello my lovelies....

I hope the week has been good to you.

Today's quote is....

"Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it."

Do with it what you will.

Reward is me adding a hundred words to one of my many wips.

Saturday Morning Word Wars?

Sorry I've been so scarce folks - temporary new work assignment has me on a little later schedule and I'm still trying to figure out when that leaves me times for words/art. I've managed very few words these last three weeks.

Anyone up for Saturday morning word wars? I've got a reverse bang that needs finished, not to mention all the bingo goodness.

Round 1: 8:00 am PDT (15:00 UTC) to 8:25am PDT (15:25 UTC)
Round 2: 8:35 am PDT (15:35 UTC) to 9:00am PDT (16:00 UTC)
Round 3: 9:10 am PDT (16:10 UTC) to 9:35am PDT (16:35 UTC)
Round 4: 9:45 am PDT (16:45 UTC) to 10:10am PDT (17:10 UTC

Daily Count going to....

Had a 3hr/3k editing day yesterday...pretty good all things considered.

So...next up on the list is...*flips a coin*...
katleept
Go forth and create...as the weekend bears down on us ;)

Word of the Day 06/09/17 Rosarian

Rosarian (noun)
rosarian [roh-zair-ee-uh n]


noun
1. a person who is fond of, develops, or cultivates roses.


Origin: First recorded in 1860-65; rose + -arian

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

Daily Count Challenge to agdhani.

Sorry this comes late again. I really hoped to do something after work yesterday but then I fall asleep.

I have 2 idea for 2 different stories. The one if for my (Mini) Big Bang that I really need to finish this month. :o) The other idea is for a Fandom that's totally new to me. (Well, not the show. ^^ But I never did anything for it.) No idea if I'm able to write this down. But at least I got a few ideas. :D

No idea how many words this will be because I don't have time to write them down today or most of tomorrow. But I didn't want to wait until tomorrow to tag the next person. So I'm posting this now just to tell you I got ideas. *LOL* But ideas are still better than no ideas. :D And I didn't write anything last month. So that's at least something! :D

I'm tagging agdhani because you're next on the list. :D Good luck and have fun. <3

Word of the Day 06/08/17 Forgettery

Forgettery (noun)
forgettery [fer-get-uh-ree]


noun
1. a faculty or facility for forgetting; faulty memory: a witness with a very convenient forgettery.


Origin: An Americanism dating back to 1860-65; forget + -ery

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

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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Word of the Day 06/07/17 Zugzwang

Zugzwang (noun)
zugzwang [tsook-tsvahng]


noun, Chess.
1. a situation in which a player is limited to moves that cost pieces or have a damaging positional effect.



Origin: 1900-05; < German, equivalent to Zug move + Zwang constraint, obligation

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

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