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I'm again coming in under my goal so far. But I have great hope! I've been working diligently on my words this week, hoping to finish a fic today, and get another one done over the weekend. ESPECIALLY where I have asserted my evilness and poked craterdweller into running some word wars. ;) Take a look at them here and maybe join in.

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Word of the Day 03/24/17 Portmanteau

Portmanteau (noun)
portmanteau [pawrt-man-toh, pohrt-; pawrt-man-toh, pohrt-]


noun, plural portmanteaus, portmanteaux [pawrt-man-tohz, -toh, pohrt-, pawrt-man-tohz, -toh, pohrt-]. Chiefly British.
1. a case or bag to carry clothing in while traveling, especially a leather trunk or suitcase that opens into two halves.
2. Also called portmanteau word. Linguistics. blend (def 10).

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1575-85; < French portemanteau literally, (it) carries (the) cloak; see port, mantle

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

Saturday Morning Word Wars?

Since kaige68 has so craftily scheduled Sat for my daily count challenge - who is up for word wars this weekend (Note I may be persuaded to run a few rounds on Sunday if there's interest as my word count has been crap this month).

Saturday Schedule:
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 1: 9:10 am PDT (16:10 UTC) to 9:35am PDT (16:35 UTC)
Round 1: 9:45 am PDT (16:45 UTC) to 10:10am PDT (17:10 UTC)

Sunday Schedule: (if anyone interested I can move these times back or forwards if necessary)
Round 1: 10:00 AM PDT (17:00 UTC) to 10:25 AM PDT (17:25 UTC)
Round 2: 10:35 AM PDT (17:35 UTC) to 11:00 AM PDT (18:00 UTC)
Round 3: 11:10 AM PDT (18:10 UTC) to 11:35 AM PDT (18:35 UTC)
Round 4: 11:45 AM PDT (18:45 UTC) to 12:10 PM PDT (19:10 UTC)

Word of the Day 03/23/17 Middlescence

Middlescence (noun)
middlescence [mid-l-es-uh ns]


noun
1. the middle-age period of life, especially when considered a difficult time of self-doubt and readjustment.

Origin: 1960-65; blend of middle and adolescence

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

Rare Pairs Day 23

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Today's prompt: Haven't seen each other since school/college


Rules are here.

Further prompts can be left here.

Fic and agent news

Posted new Buffyverse fic and agent news at my journal and also a big thank you to all you guys here for keeping me inspired :-) I know I never show up much, but I lurk and I'll try to remember to start at least hitting heart buttons :-):HUGS: to everyone who posts prompts and challenges and contests and cheers!
We have not hit our stride at all this month, so I'm going to just step up and schedule the rest of the month. If the day I assign doesn't work for you, just pick another. It's that simple!

22nd (today) - weakmoments
23rd - slashluv18
24th - guineamania
25th - craterdweller
26th - candream
27th - agdhani
28th - simplyn2deep
29th - thtwzjustadream
30th - slashluv18
31st - severina2001 & weakmoments

Word of the Day 03/22/17 Genuflect

Genuflect (verb)
genuflect [jen-yoo-flekt]


verb (used without object)
1. to bend the knee or touch one knee to the floor in reverence or worship.
2. to express a servile attitude.

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1620-30; < Medieval Latin genūflectere to bend the knee, equivalent to Latin genū-, stem of genu knee + flectere to bend

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 ...56!

Go forth and create!

Rare Pairs Day 22

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Today's prompt: Wallflower


Rules are here.

Further prompts can be left here.

Rare Pairs Day 21!

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Today's prompt: Set up by their parents


Rules are here.

Further prompts can be left here.

Word of the Day 03/21/17 Fusillade

Fusillade (noun, verb)
fusillade [fyoo-suh-leyd, -lahd, -zuh-]


noun
1. a simultaneous or continuous discharge of firearms.
2. a general discharge or outpouring of anything: a fusillade of questions.

verb (used with object), fusilladed, fusillading.
3. to attack or shoot by a fusillade.

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1795-1805; < French, equivalent to fusill(er) to shoot (see fusil) + -ade -ade

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

Word of the Day 03/20/17 White

White (adjective, noun, verb)
white [hwahyt, wahyt]
(previously 02-21-13)

adjective
1. of the color of pure snow, of the margins of this page, etc.; reflecting nearly all the rays of sunlight or a similar light.
2. light or comparatively light in color.
3. (of human beings) marked by slight pigmentation of the skin, as of many Caucasoids.
4. for, limited to, or predominantly made up of persons whose racial heritage is caucasian: a white club; a white neighborhood.
5. pallid or pale, as from fear or other strong emotion: white with rage.
6. silvery, gray, or hoary: white hair.
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It's baaaack..... Rainy Days and Mondays

This challenge seemed to be a favorite last year and so it is back for spring/fall.

Let's get things started with a prompt that could be taken in quite a few directions, I think:

A fresh mist, and memories of a time now passed....

Oooh. Angst? Melancholy? Happy/Sad or Sad/Happy? It's a little something like that, and it's waiting for you to write it.

Good luck, and Happy Monday!

Awesome Monday

Good morning and happy first day of spring/fall.

It's Monday again, which means time to brag about being awesome.

What are your plans to knock the week out of the park?

Me, I am hoping to finish my current fic which is sitting close to 6k.

Let's hear about all your glorious plans to be totally awesome.

Rare Pairs Day 20!

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Today's prompt: Mutual love of a strange condiment


Rules are here.

Further prompts can be left here.

Daily Count Challenge to caz251!

I was not successful at any goals this week. caz251, take the ball and run with it!
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Camp NaNoWriMo 1mw cabin

Just a quick reminder for anyone planning to do Camp NaNoWriMo in April:

There are still 3 six slots in the 1_million_words cabin. If you've ever been curious about NaNoWriMo or November just doesn't work for you - this may be just what the wordcounter ordered :)

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How do I join?

Very important:
1. Sign up at Camp NaNoWriMo (if you have a NaNoWriMo username/password you can use it to login). You need a login at the Camp NaNo page.
2. Create a Project - This is where you set your goal - Name it whatever - you can always edit later - but it won't let me invite you to our cabin without a project.
3. Reply to my original post (I'm tracking it) or send me a PM with your Camp NaNo username once you've completed steps 1 and 2.

Rare Pairs Day 19!

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Today's prompt: Got each other in the Secret Santa Swap


Rules are here.

Further prompts can be left here.

Word of the Day 03/19/17 Salaam

Salaam (noun, verb)
salaam [suh-lahm]


noun
1. a salutation meaning “peace,” used especially in Islamic countries.
2. a very low bow or obeisance, especially with the palm of the right hand placed on the forehead.

verb (used with or without object)
3. to salute with a salaam.

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1605-15; < Arabic salām peace

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

Big Buddy 60%

And it's that time again? I'm still not caught up. How about you?

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Word of the Day 03/18/17 Lotus-Eater

Lotus-Eater (noun)
lotus-eater [loh-tuh s-ee-ter]


noun
1. Classical Mythology. a member of a people whom Odysseus found existing in a state of languorous forgetfulness induced by their eating of the fruit of the legendary lotus; one of the lotophagi.
2. a person who leads a life of dreamy, indolent ease, indifferent to the busy world; daydreamer.


Origin: 1825-35; singular of lotus-eaters, translation of Greek Lōtophágoi, noun use of masculine plural of lōtophágos lotus-eating. See lotus, -phagous

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

Rare Pairs Day 18!

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Today's prompt: Accidentally wearing matching shirts


Rules are here.

Further prompts can be left here.

passing the challenge to...severina2001

I got 774 word in 1 hour! oh man!

I was rushing because I'm at the library and my time is more than up, but I need to get this all done before I'm without internet until tomorrow when I come back.

You're up, severina2001!

Weekend Challenge - Musical Medley

Hey guys, merry weekendmass!
So I'm going with something simple and an old classic as I'll been slapped in the face with a cold and all my motivation is fried.

It's the return of the music round:
- Comment here with how many prompts you want
- I will send you a song and the artist of that song.
- use it however you choose to create something
- I will either add 100 words to my Small Fandom Big Bang, create you a set of icons, or write a ficlet in a shared fandom.

Fire away and good luck

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