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I've got the cabin set up.

Anyone who wants to join in, leave me your NaNo name and I'll send the invites out.
I'll have a delayed start to NaNo...but its okay; I'll manage ;)

If you want to join, apparently you have to have created your project first...so once you do that, let me know and I'll get you added :)

Word of the Day 03/23/18 Fantasticate

Fantasticate (verb)
fantasticate [fan-tas-ti-keyt]

verb (used with object), fantasticated, fantasticating.
1. to make or render fantastic.

Origin: First recorded in 1590-1600; fantastic + -ate

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

Word of the Day 03/22/18 Crump

Crump (verb, noun)
crump [kruhmp, kroo mp]

verb (used with object)
1. to crunch or make a crunching sound, as with the teeth.

verb (used without object)
2. (of an artillery shell) to land and explode with a heavy, muffled sound.
3. to make a crunching sound, as in walking over snow, or as snow when trodden on.

4. a crunching sound.
5. a large explosive shell or bomb.
6. Also called bump. Mining. a sudden ground movement in underground workings.

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: First recorded in 1640-50; imitative

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

oh well...

so much for a second day of word responsibility.

We had no power at our office, so it totally threw my day off-kilter.
Then I had a vet appt. for one of the cats to get his booster...and a ton of signed books to prep and send on their way (does that count as 'writing' time? lol)

But it appears I got some really awesome news today (on top of a bunch of good news my daughter got)...not ready to jinx it yet but I MIGHT be going to the Legion S2 premiere in L.A. next weekend....

So no words, but a good day over all.

cmk418 you're up next!

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 ...350!

Go forth and create!

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 is our weekly reminder for the next 7 people in the daily count.

TH 22 – agdhani
FR 23 – cmk418
SA 24 – craterdweller

SU 25 – flipflop_diva
MO 26 – severina2001
TU 27 – katleept
WE 28 – Dreamy

Happy continued writing!

Word of the Day 03/21/18 Byzantine

Byzantine (adjective, noun)
Byzantine [biz-uh n-teen, -tahyn, bahy-zuh n-, bih-zan-tin]

1. of or relating to Byzantium.
2. of or relating to the Byzantine Empire.
3. noting or pertaining to the architecture of the Byzantine Empire and to architecture influenced by or imitating it: characterized by masonry construction, round arches, impost blocks, low domes on pendentives, the presence of fine, spiky foliage patterns in low relief on stone capitals and moldings, and the use of frescoes, mosaics, and revetments of fine stone to cover whole interiors.
4. Fine Arts. pertaining to or designating the style of the fine or decorative arts developed and elaborated in the Byzantine Empire and its provinces: characterized chiefly by an ecclesiastically prescribed iconography, highly formal structure, severe confinement of pictorial space to a shallow depth, and the use of rich, often sumptuous color.
5. (sometimes lowercase) complex or intricate: a deal requiring Byzantine financing.
6. (sometimes lowercase) characterized by elaborate scheming and intrigue, especially for the gaining of political power or favor: Byzantine methods for holding on to his chairmanship.
7. of or relating to the Byzantine Church.

8. a native or inhabitant of Byzantium.

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1590-1600; < Late Latin Bȳzantīnus of Byzantium; see -ine

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

Daily Count Challenge to . . . Dreamy!

I had a WONDERFUL writing day yesterday (11k+!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) but then (oops!) forgot to pass it on to the next lovely, talented writer in our group! Dreamy, today's your day! Go for those words!!!!!!

Wonderful World of Wednesday

Don't forget this month's 5 + 1 Challenge. You can grab a prompt, or come up with your own.

“Imagination is the true magic carpet.”

~ Norman Vincent Peale ~

Image and Video under the cutCollapse )

Camp NaNo in April anyone?

Anyone partaking in Camp NaNo in April? I think I want to try to do a little pre-Nov planning during Camp this year.

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


Word of the Day 03/20/18 Mimicry

Mimicry (noun)
mim·ic·ry [mim-ik-ree]
(previously 03-28-13)

1. the act, practice, or art of mimicking.
2. Biology. the close external resemblance of an organism, the mimic, to some different organism, the model, such that the mimic benefits from the mistaken identity, as seeming to be unpalatable or harmful.
3. an instance, performance, or result of mimicking.

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1680–90; mimic + -ry

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

Word of the Day 03/19/18 Epigrammatic

Epigrammatic (adjective)
epigrammatic [ep-i-gruh-mat-ik]

1. of or like an epigram; terse and ingenious in expression.
2. containing or favoring the use of epigrams.

Also, epigrammatical.

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1695-1705; < Latin epigrammaticus < Greek epigrammatikós, equivalent to epigrammat- (stem of epígramma) epigram + -ikos -ic

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


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I AM DONE WITH SNOW! Yes, I know I sell plows, but I'm so very done. *sigh* But as we're expecting more this week, clearly it's not done with me.

Honestly, that's all I've got going at the moment. No fun little story, no cute anecdote. I'm just tired of snow and plows and shoveling and just tired in general. Very much looking forward to the beginning of spring.

How are you all doing?

1 – FLASH CHALLLENGE – Your amazing Monday prompt is - How do you know when you've found home? Give me 100 words or a graphic for the fabulous sake of saying you’ve done it!

2 – Reminder of last week’s challenges:
WotD Seriocomic - WotD Tzimmes - K - WWoW - WotD Phub - #785 - WotD Messan - WotD Glissade - Weekend challenge Themes -

And 3 – Big Buddy 61% - Are you all on schedule?
craterdweller - 3,050/6
simplyn2deep - 1,830
agdhani - 30,500
thatwasjustadream.dreamwidth.org - 9,150
cmk418 - 3,660
fairyniamh - 1,830
asphaltcowgrrl - 9,150
katleept - 28,365
csichick_2 - 8,354
flipflop_diva - 9,150


This post was created in advance and not posted live. Challenge posts may not be the entirety of the previous week.

Daily Count Challenge to severina2001!

After a week of barely getting out 50 words a day at most, I finally managed some success — 423 words on a new fic!

So I will take it as a good day and happily pass the challenge on to severina2001. Good luck and go crush that word count!

Sunday Word Wars Today?

Hey so I have a miraculous free day today due to the snow cancelling my tournament so was wondering if anyone would be down for any word wars starting in about an hour?

I was thinking of doing but can do different times (all times in GMT):
Round 1: 13:00 - 13:25
Round 2: 13:40 - 14:05
Round 3: 14:30 - 14:55

Word of the Day 03/18/18 Thewless

Thewless (adjective)
thewless [thyoo-lis]

1. cowardly; timid.

Origin: First recorded in 1300-50, thewless is from the Middle English word theweles. See thew, -less

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

Daily Count Challenge to flipflop diva

Between watching a couple different hockey games today, doing laundry and assorted errands, I managed to write a little over 1300 words. I wrote a random Buffy the Vampire Slayer drabble and also managed to get my weekend challenge fic done, which I think might become a missing scene for my WIP.

Passing the torch and wishing words to flipflop_diva. Happy writing!

Bingo Banner Rewards!

Hey everyone - it's a miracle! I made three bingo banner rewards this morning! WOOT!

I've only made them for the people who asked for them in my last Bingo post, but if you completed a bingo and would like one too, there is still time! Just comment here with what you achieved and I will happily make you a banner just like these!

Here be Rewards Banners!Collapse )

And may there be many more bingos to come (next one is in June, run by the ever-wondrous Dreamy!). ;-)

Word of the Day 03/17/18 Bossdom

Bossdom (noun)
bossdom [baws-duh m, bos-]

1. the status, influence, or power of a boss, especially a political boss.
2. bossism

Origin: First recorded in 1885-90; boss+ -dom

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

Daily Count Challenge to cmk418.

Sadly no graphics or words for me yesterday. :o( My sister was here so I really didn't find the time to do something. But there are still open Challenges for this month. So I hope there will be some later this month.

I'm passing the torch to cmk418. Good luck and have fun. :o)

Say What Friday

Hello all.

Sorry I'm late. I forgot today was Friday. Work has gotten me all mixed up this week.

Since tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day, I'll go with an Irish proverb.

"May those who love us love us, and may those who do not may the Lord turn their ankle so we know them by their limping."

Have fun with it, and Happy Saint Patrick's Day.

Weekend Challenge: Themes

Welcome to the Weekend Challenge, this Week is centered around Themes (Sorry, I did not pay attention to the Holiday when I made this challenge… last year. XD)

I have picked out 30 Places/Settings (there are no cities/States/Countries) and 30 Events. Give me a number (or Numbers) in one or Both of the categories.

Really laid-back challenge. Give me as many words as you can. All I can offer is writing more. I am so far behind this year.

This challenge end: Midnight (your time) 22/03/2018 Maybe this will help you with This Month's 5 + 1 Challenge begin.

Ready, Set, Go!

Word of the Day 03/16/18 Glissade

Glissade (noun, verb)
glissade [gli-sahd, -seyd]

1. a skillful glide over snow or ice in descending a mountain, as on skis or a toboggan.
2. Dance. a sliding or gliding step.

verb (used without object), glissaded, glissading.
3. to perform a glissade.

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1830-40; < French, equivalent to gliss(er) to slip, slide + -ade -ade

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

Daily Count Challenge to candream!

To start getting back on track for the month, I needed to write 555 words today.

I'm currently sitting on 564, so success!

Passing the torch back to candream. Best of luck!


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