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August Rush Day 8!

Hump day! Are you feeling uninspired? Look no further! Here are some more screencaps to get you going!

Rules are HERE!

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Word of the Day 08/15/18 Tummler

Tummler (noun)
tummler [too m-ler]


noun
1. a male entertainer, as formerly employed by resorts in the Catskill Mountains, who combined the duties of a comedian, activities director, and master of ceremonies to keep the guests amused throughout the day.
2. any lively, prankish, or mischievous man.

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Origin: 1930–35; < Yiddish tumler one who makes a racket, stir, equivalent to tuml(en) to make a racket + -er -er1; compare Middle High German getümel noise; see tumble

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

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!!

WE 15 – cmk418
TH 16 – Dreamy
FR 17 – katleept
SA 18 – candream

SU 19 – flipflop_diva
MO 20 – sharpiesgal
TU 21 – agdhani


Happy continued writing!

Wonderful World of Wednesday

“In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.”

~ Friedrich Nietzsche ~




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passing the torch to cmk418!

Didn't do quite as well as last week, but it was definitely okay! Got 550 words added to the same project which is currently only one, bumping that one up to a total of over 80,000 words (80,250 to be more precise, haha). That, and 271 words of an LJ post, but I still don't really count those xD.

cmk418, off you go again! ♥

August Rush Day 7!

Day 7! Let's get going everyone!

Rules are HERE!

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Word of the Day 08/14/18 Carte Blanche

Carte Blanche (noun)
carte blanche [kahrt blanch, blahnch; French kart blahnsh]


noun, plural cartes blanches [kahrts blanch, blahnch; French kart blahnsh] /ˈkɑrts ˈblæntʃ, ˈblɑntʃ; French kart ˈblɑ̃ʃ/.
1. unconditional authority; full discretionary power: The government appears to have given the military carte blanche in Afghanistan.//She was given carte blanche to decorate her room as she wished, perhaps an unwise decision on the part of her parents.
2. Cards. a hand having no face card but with a special scoring value, as in piquet.

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[Word story]Word story
Carte blanche entered the English language as a French loan word in the mid-17th century, when card games were all the rage. A highly fashionable game of the time was piquet, in which a carte blanche was a hand having no face cards. When not playing piquet, English speakers used carte blanche in a literal sense to refer to physical pieces of paper (“carte”) that were blank or white (“blanche”).

By the 18th century, the meaning had expanded to include blank pieces of paper upon which someone signed his name, trusting a second party to come up with the stipulations of a deal. This idea of signing a yet-unwritten contract and handing over authority to the other party led us to the sense most familiar to speakers of modern-day English. Nowadays, if someone has been given carte blanche, it does not mean that she is holding a blank contract or playing cards. It means that she is free to do or say whatever she pleases.
Note that it is a mistake to say “a carte blanche” unless you are talking about a piquet hand or a blank, signed contract. When used in the sense of giving someone free rein, you say they have been given “carte blanche,” and not “a carte blanche.”

On the other hand, blank check, an English term with very similar meanings, is always used with “a” or some other determiner. That term underwent the same progression as carte blanche from its literal meaning to a figurative one (as in Congress gave the president a blank check of unconditional support ). Unlike carte blanche, however, the literal meaning has not fallen out of use. We no longer play piquet, but we still, occasionally, write checks.


Origin: 1645–55; < French: literally, blank document; see carte, blank

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 a

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passing on to flyingharmony

Working on my graphics for August Rush. I'm way ahead of the game for the month, currently have created 26 graphics completed, and today I completed 6 more graphics bringing my total to 32 completed graphics.

passing on to flyingharmony. Get those words (or graphics)!

August Rush Day 6!

Welcome to week 2 everyone! We had some awesome creations last week - let's keep it up!

Rules are HERE!

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Word of the Day 08/13/18 Vogie

Vogie (adjective)
vogie [voh-gee, vog-ee]


adjective Scot.
1. conceited; proud.
2. cheerful; merry.

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Origin: First recorded in 1705–15; origin uncertain

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

Magic Monday!

awesome Monday.jpg


And here we go again! Another opportunity to have the most awesome of awesome weeks!!!

Ugh *headdesk* It might also be another opportunity to have more coffee.

Or rather, I assume. It's Friday as I write this/set this up, where I am very much looking forward to a weekend of keeping up with the words I write and finishing the 3rd book in a series that I stated last week and starting on the 4th. As I speak I'm on schedule with my words. Which I am excited about as I haven't participated in Big Buddy in a while. However I am only on schedule, not a single word ahead, and that's only as of Friday, so... WORDS!!!

I'm also on schedule to turn 50 in a couple of months and the plans for that are going swimmingly!

So what are you all up to? Both long and short term?



Here are the reminders and other things you need to help kick you off for the week:

1 – FLASH CHALLENGE – Your Monday prompt is - "I saw it on an infomercial!" Give me 100 words or a graphic for the sake of saying you’ve done it!

2 – Reminder of last week’s challenges:

Vitiate - AR #1 - Garbology - AR #2 - DCC reminder - WWoW - Magisterial - AR #3 - F
99 - Blinkered
47 - AR #4 - Audacious - Say What - AR #5 - Weekend Challenge


3 – Big Buddy 42% - Are you all on schedule so far this month?

asphaltcowgrrl - 6,300
agdhani - 13,000
simplyn2deep - 8
sharpiesgal - 840
cmk418 - 2,100
flipflop_diva - 2,100
katleept - 13,000
kaige68 - 2,100

4 – AUGUST RUSH is our challenge this month! Check out the links above and enjoy!!!

Now go forth and word like you mean it!!!!
The fire still rages in the north end of the county, chugging through the national forest, now threatening a resort up at Lake Pillsbury I've heard. I can still smell smoke outside, although the sky is clearer then it has been (its actually blue now)

Its still early in the day, but as I've gotten in 2770 words thus far (including time spent updating my author site with the newest book release info) I want to pass the buck onto the next victim before I forget to.

simplyn2deep you're up...and I'm off to see if I can't reach the 30k mark for the day.

Word of the Day 08/12/18 Leonine

Leonine (adjective)
leonine [lee-uh-nahyn]


adjective
1. of or relating to the lion.
2. resembling or suggestive of a lion.
3. (usually initial capital letter) of or relating to Leo, especially Leo IV or Leo XIII.

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Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English leonyn < Latin leōnīnus lionlike, equivalent to leōn- (stem of leō lion) + -īnus -ine

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

Daily Count Goes to Agdhani

Today was my turn and I amazed myself by writing almost four hundred words of original fic.

Color me surprised.

I'm passing the baton to agdhani. May you still be save from the fires, and may you get your words in.

Word of the Day 08/11/18 Epigone

Epigone (noun)
epigone [ep-i-gohn]


noun
1. an undistinguished imitator, follower, or successor of an important writer, painter, etc.

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Origin: 1860–65; < Latin epigonus < Greek epígonos (one) born afterward, equivalent to epi- epi- + -gonos, akin to gígnesthai to be born

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
Welcome to the weekend! I hope everyone gets a little 'me' time in - and some room for creativity, too. Speaking of which, since work has deep fried my brain lately I had to get a little creative about coming up with prompt ideas. And so I've pulled together a list of short phrases - some of them lines from a particular sitcom I happened to watch this week, and others the headlines of emails in my email boxes.

I have enough for two prompts each - so if you are in then just give a shout to say so! I'll randomize the list and give you two prompts. Use them however inspires; feel free to interpret them, reinterpret them, stick all the letters in *another* randomizer and come up with anagrams - whatever works for you!

Achieve some fic or a piece of art with them by Thursday PM and I will write you a ficlet, make you icons or put words on a WIP.

Who's in?!

August Rush Day 5!

Week one is coming to an end. But don't worry, you can always catch up! Feel free to browse any of the days for inspiration! All posts are under the Challenge: August Rush tag.

We will be back for Day 6 on Monday, August 13th! Please post completed creations to the day that the creation corresponds to, like this one! At the end of the month, we will do a wrap-up post.

Rules are HERE!

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Say What Friday

Good morning word warriors!

It's Friday!!!

We've survived another week.

How goes the creating? Have you been inspired by this week's offerings for August Rush? If so, fabulous. If not, there are three more weeks of inspiring images to come.

Speaking of inspiration....

This week's quote comes from one of my favorite movie characters.

"What we do in life echoes in eternity."

Maximus

Do with it what you will and have a good werk

Word of the Day 08/10/18 Audacious

Audacious (adjective)
au·da·cious [aw-dey-shuhs]
(previously 04-13-13)

adjective
1. extremely bold or daring; recklessly brave; fearless: an audacious explorer.
2. extremely original; without restriction to prior ideas; highly inventive: an audacious vision of the city's bright future.
3. recklessly bold in defiance of convention, propriety, law, or the like; insolent; brazen.
4. lively; unrestrained; uninhibited: an audacious interpretation of her role.

Synonyms
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1. courageous, intrepid, dauntless, venturesome.
3. unabashed, shameless; impertinent, forward.

Antonyms
1. cowardly.

Origin: 1540–50; audaci(ty) + -ous

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

August Rush Day 4!

Hey everyone! Day 4 is upon us. Let's get creatin'!

Rules are HERE!

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Word of the Day 08/09/18 Blinkered

Blinkered (adjective)
blinkered [bling-kerd]


adjective
1. narrow-minded and subjective; unwilling to understand another viewpoint.
2. having blinkers on; fitted with blinkers.

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Origin: First recorded in 1630–40; blink + -er

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 ...47!

Go forth and create!

Numbers Challenge

Again with the behind!

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 ...99!

Go forth and create!

A to Z Challenge

I'm behind again!

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.

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