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Advent Day 10 - Maze Runner

And the second of two posts for today: The Maze Runner trilogy

This one I actually know, having watched each of the movies in one afternoon-binge. I've got the books on deck, to get the full 'verse (but I may not have found enough of them? Fans: are there five or six?)

Happy Advent, everyone!






American Horror Story post is HERE

Advent Day 10 - American Horror Story

Happy Monday, everyone! Today, I bring you one of two posts (seven fandoms in five days, you see...)

I have never watched American Horror Story.. partly because bizarra told me not to, but also because it's not really my kind of genre. But mostly because Biz told me not to.

Anyway, I hope I picked a random mix of images for you :D

Happy Advent, everyone!






Maze Runner post is HERE

Word of the Day 12/10/18 Cognizant

Cognizant (adjective)
cognizant [kog-nuh-zuh nt, kon-uh-]
(previously 04-25-13)

adjective
1. having cognizance; aware (usually followed by of): He was cognizant of the difficulty.
2. having legal cognizance or jurisdiction.

Related forms
non·cog·ni·zant , adjective
non·cog·ni·zant·ly , adverb
pre·cog·ni·zant , adjective
un·cog·ni·zant , adjective

Related Words for cognizant
observant, knowledgeable, conscious, informed, apprehensive, judicious, acquainted, alive, awake, conversant, familiar, knowing, perceptive, savvy, sensible, sentient, versed, grounded, witting

Synonym study
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
1. See conscious.

Origin: First recorded in 1810–20; cogniz(ance) + -ant

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

It's Monday Again!

So, we meet again, Monday.  How has December been treating you all?  It’s been very mild weather-wise here in the desert southwest, which I am forever grateful for because I hate being cold.

Reminders:

1. Flash Challenge!  Your flash challenge prompt is: mistletoe.  Give me 100 words or a graphic and I’ll reward you with my undying love and admiration. 

2. Last week’s challenges:

3. Big Buddy 32%!  How are you doing?  I’m straggling a bit so far this month, but I can get caught up.

agdhani – 16,000
asphaltcowgrrl – 6,400
simplyn2deep –  1,280
sharpiesgal – 1,920
cmk418 – 1,600
flipflop_diva – 3,200
katleept – 14,400

Signups for December are here!  Come join us, it’s fun!  The Daily Count challenge is here if you want to see when you’re up next.  (P. S. Let me know if I goofed on big buddy… my brain isn’t quite functioning at the moment.)

4. December’s challenge is Advent!  You can check out all the amazing artwork being posted at the tag, here.

Man, I still can’t believe we’re nearing the end of the year.  So much has happened in 2018, both personally and otherwise, that I’m both happy and sad to see 2019 on the horizon.  Let us know how you plan to be awesome this week so we can celebrate and encourage together!   

Word of the Day 12/09/18 Gallinaceous

Gallinaceous (adjective)
gallinaceous [gal-uh-ney-shuh s]


adjective
1. pertaining to or resembling the domestic fowls.
2. belonging or pertaining to the order Galliformes, comprising medium-sized, mainly ground-feeding domestic or game birds, as the chicken, turkey, grouse, pheasant, and partridge.



Origin: 1775–85; < Latin gallīnāceus pertaining to poultry, equivalent to gallīn(a ) hen (derivative of gallus cock) + -āceus -aceous

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

Advent: Dec 9th: Legion

I was totally taken with this show prior to meeting Dan Stevens...
Afterward...well, there's no going back.
Thank you to Dan, Noah Hawley, and the whole cast for this brilliant show :D

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Daily Count goes to Flip flop_diva

Not a lot of words since I spent the day reading.

I pass the torch to Flipflop_diva.

Go get 'em, kid.

Word of the Day 12/08/18 Rococo

Rococo (noun, adjective)
rococo [ruh-koh-koh, roh-kuh-koh]


noun
1. a style of architecture and decoration, originating in France about 1720, evolved from Baroque types and distinguished by its elegant refinement in using different materials for a delicate overall effect and by its ornament of shellwork, foliage, etc.
2. a homophonic musical style of the middle 18th century, marked by a generally superficial elegance and charm and by the use of elaborate ornamentation and stereotyped devices.

adjective
3. ( initial capital letter ) Fine Arts .
a. noting or pertaining to a style of painting developed simultaneously with the rococo in architecture and decoration, characterized chiefly by smallness of scale, delicacy of color, freedom of brushwork, and the selection of playful subjects as thematic material.
b. designating a corresponding style of sculpture, chiefly characterized by diminutiveness of Baroque forms and playfulness of theme.
4. of, pertaining to, in the manner of, or suggested by rococo architecture, decoration, or music or the general atmosphere and spirit of the rococo: rococo charm.
5. ornate or florid in speech, literary style, etc.

Related Words for rococo
ornate, flamboyant, arty, extravagant

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1830–40; < French, akin to rocaille rocaille

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
Hi guys here I am again. With day Advert calendar day 8!I hope you guys are having a great month so far. Here are a few icons and graphics. Hope you enjoy.

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Daily Count reminder

How is the writing thing going for you? Any bumps or hiccups in remembering the days you're accountable for?

If not, great! If so, that's still great! We're going to help you with that!

Here are the next 7 people for the month! Let's cheer them on to get those words!!

SA 8 – sharpiesgal

SU 9 – flipflop_diva
MO 10 – Dreamy
TU 11 – candream
WE 12 – bizarra
TH 13 – katleept
FR 14 – cmk418



Happy continued writing!
Wrote 417 words on a still-in-progress gift exchange fic and am now passing the baton to sharpiesgal. Wishing you abundant creativity for your day!
Hi, and Happy Weekend! It's time for another challenge. This go around I have three prompts for you. Just let me know you are in, and I will deal you up a love quote, a plot device/trope kind of thing, and an AU scenario. Use 'em all, use one or two, randomize all the words in them and come up of entirely different prompts - whatever floats your creative boat!

If the prompts bring inspiration by Thursday PM and want a reward, by all means request it - a few icons or a short ficlet will be delivered and will add to our December total!  :)

Word of the Day 12/07/18 Solmization

Solmization (noun)
solmization [sol-muh-zey-shuh n, sohl-]


noun Music.
1. the act, process, or system of using certain syllables, especially the sol-fa syllables, to represent the tones of the scale.



Origin: 1720–30; < French solmisation, equivalent to solmis(er ) ( sol sol + mi mi + -iser -ize) + -ation -ation

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

Passing the Daily Challenge to CMK418

I managed a couple of hundred words on a holiday giftie, and I am working on a NSFW graphic to post to Tumblr before the Tumbler Apocolypse, lol. With that, I pass the daily challenge torch to  cmk418 -- good luck on your day!

Say What Friday

Good morning all....

I hope everyone has had a good week.

For those in retail, it is 18 days until Christmas. 😊

Today is the 77th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and in honor of that I give you this week's quote.

"There is nothing to fear, but fear itself." FDR

Do with it what you will.

Advent Day 07: Harry Potter graphics

Hi guys! Welcome to day 7 of the Advent Calendar. I have re-discovered this community and I am extremely grateful to be brought in with open arms. I really hope you enjoyed the icons and graphic.



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I will be back on Day 8 with The Hauntin of Hill House graphics :D 

Word of the Day 12/06/18 Armistice

Armistice (noun)
armistice [ahr-muh-stis]


noun
1. a temporary suspension of hostilities by agreement of the warring parties; truce: World War I ended with the armistice of 1918.

Related forms
post·ar·mi·stice , noun

Related Words for armistice
truce, ceasefire, suspension, treaty

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1655–65; < French < Medieval Latin armistitium, equivalent to Latin armi- (combining form of arma arm2) + -stitium a stopping ( stit- (variant stem of sistere to stop; see stand) + -ium -ium)

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 ...32!

Go forth and create!

Advent Day 06: Outlander graphics

Hi everyone, how are your creations going? Got everything sorted for your seasonal challenges? I have actually managed to get my second Advent day sorted in advance, so woo!

Here you go, some very simple and straightforward icons from Outlander.

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Advent Day 05 .:. 9-1-1 graphics

Not going to lie...I completely forgot about today's entry and that I didn't do it last night...that's why it wasn't scheduled to post earlier today.

Anyway...I really enjoyed the first season of 9-1-1 (on FOX), but then some wild things happened, namely with relationships, and I guess I peace'd out of the show. *shrugs*

I checked on IMDb for pictures so I have no idea what season a lot of these comes from. Well I have a general idea that graphics a, c, d, and f came from season 1.

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I hope you liked these. I'll see you back on the 11th with something from Mission: Impossible...THE TV SHOW!!

Daily Count Challenge to . . . Dreamy!

Most of the day was spent running the road and Christmas shopping, and neglecting adult duties at home, but I did manage to score 700 words just now after finally getting home this evening. Since I rarely hope for any words on Wednesdays, this is a definite win! :) Onward to Dreamy and all the wonderful words she's going to make tomorrow!

Daily Count to Katleept!!

I wrote about 1434 words yesterday. And am at Starbucks today, so I hope I can get another 1000+ words in. :)

Passing it on to KAT!! katleept Good luck, friend!!

Wonderful World of Wednesday

Be sure to turn in your numbers

"I read the 'Old Testament' all the way through when I was about 13 and was horrified. A few months afterwards I read 'The Origin Of Species', hallucinating very mildly because I was in bed with flu at the time. Despite that, or because of that, it all made perfect sense."

~ Terry Pratchett ~




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Word of the Day 12/05/18 Valorous

Valorous (adjective)
valorous [val-er-uh s]


adjective
1. having valor; courageous; valiant; brave.
2. characterized by valor: valorous deeds.

Related forms
val·or·ous·ly , adverb
val·or·ous·ness , noun
non·val·or·ous , adjective
non·val·or·ous·ly , adverb
non·val·or·ous·ness , noun
un·val·or·ous , adjective
un·val·or·ous·ly , adverb
un·val·or·ous·ness , noun

Related Words for valorous
spartan, adventurous, bold, brave, chivalrous, daredevil, daring, dauntless, fearless, gallant, game, gritty, gutsy, heroic, lionhearted, nervy, plucky, stalwart, stouthearted, strong

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: First recorded in 1470–80, valorous is from the Medieval Latin word valorōsus valiant. See valor, -ous

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

Advent Day 4: Supernatural!

One of my favorite shows and the first show I ever binge-watched.  Managed to plow through the first seven seasons over one summer.  I have so many regrets in my life but this is not one.  Even if my cat did like to sit on my desk and stare just off into the darkness behind me... creeped me the heck out (especially during the early seasons when the show bordered on being scary).



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I tried to get a little bit of everything so it wasn't all Dean and Cas.  Couldn't find any decent screencaps of Bobby so that's my only complaint.

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