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Word of the Day 08/17/19 Dumbledore

Dumbledore (noun)
dumbledore / (ˈdʌmbəlˌdɔː) /


noun
1. English dialect a bumblebee Also (Southwest English): drumbledrane

Origin: Old English dumble, variant of drumble to move sluggishly + dor humming insect

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DUMBLEDORE
Enter the Order of the Phoenix, a secret organization founded by Dumbledore to fight Voldemort.
15 KEY MOMENTS FROM THE HARRY POTTER MOVIES|ALEX BERG|JULY 14, 2011|DAILY BEAST

Dumbledore told them there were six remaining horcruxes at the end of the last movie.
OH NO, 'HARRY' BORED ME!|DAMON LINDELOF|NOVEMBER 19, 2010|DAILY BEAST

Dumbledore asks Harry to come with him to destroy another Horcrux, signaling the beginning of the end.
CATCH UP ON HARRY POTTER: WATCH 13 KEY MOMENTS|ALEX BERG|NOVEMBER 17, 2010|DAILY BEAST

Harry suspects Draco is trying to hurt Dumbledore and seriously injures his rival with one of the Prince's spells.
CATCH UP ON HARRY POTTER: WATCH 13 KEY MOMENTS|ALEX BERG|NOVEMBER 17, 2010|DAILY BEAST

Umbridge discovers the group, ousts Dumbledore, and is appointed the new headmaster.
CATCH UP ON HARRY POTTER: WATCH 13 KEY MOMENTS|ALEX BERG|NOVEMBER 17, 2010|DAILY BEAST

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

Say What Friday

Morning and Happy Friday...

I hope this week has treated y'all well.

Today's quote is...

"A friend gives you total freedom to be yourself."

Jim Morrison

Do with it what you will. Happy creating.

Weekend Challenge: Moving Day

My brother is moving out, today.* So, I've gone and collected some different prompts regarding moving -- the wording of some of these make them duplicates, technically-speaking.. but I wager y'all will live! :D

You can have as many or as few as you like and, as always, do with the prompt(s) whatever your muse tells you!

Numbers 1-75 and rewards are on a permanent backburner, right now, because this whole year has just been real world-chaos. But I've got you guys. ♥ /chest thump and point


* bizarra and I are both at work, which is a relief because we don't have to be involved, but also not, because neither of us know what kind of chaos we'll each be walking into, tonight XD PRAY FOR OUR SANITY

Word of the Day 08/16/19 Heterography

August 16, 2019

Heterography (noun)
heterography [ het-uh-rog-ruh-fee ]


noun
1. spelling different from that in current use.
2. the use of the same letter or combination of letters to represent different sounds, as, in English, the use of s in sit and easy.

RELATED FORMS
het·er·o·graph·ic [het-er-uh-graf-ik] , het·er·o·graph·i·cal, adjective

Origin: First recorded in 1775–85; hetero- + -graphy

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HETEROGRAPHY
I corrected his heterography; and we confounded the tricks of the evil ones.
CRIPPS, THE CARRIER|R. D. (RICHARD DODDRIDGE) BLACKMORE

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

August Rush Day 10!

Hi everyone! Welcome back to Day 10 of August Rush! It's the end of our second week! Beneath the cut you will find today's five screencaps!

Here are the Rules



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Daily Count Challenge to... flipflop_diva

I completed a remix story I had been working on, writing nearly 700 words today.

Passing the challenge torch to flipflop_diva. May the day ahead be filled with creativity!

August Rush Day 9!

Hi everyone! Welcome back to Day 9 of August Rush! Beneath the cut you will find today's five screencaps!

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Word of the Day 08/15/19 Barmecidal

Barmecidal (adjective)
Barmecidal [ bahr-muh-sahyd-l ]


adjective
1. giving only the illusion of plenty; illusory: a Barmecidal banquet.

Also Barmecide.

RELATED WORDS
hallucinatory, whimsical, unreal, misleading, false, apparent, chimerical, deceitful, delusive, fallacious, fanciful, fantastic, fictitious, float, ideal, illusive, imaginary, mistaken, ostensible, seeming

Origin: First recorded in 1835–45; Barmecide + -al

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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Daily count goes to cmk418

Welp, I wrote a ton of words today. 3580 to be exact. Not sure exactly where the story is going but, hey... lots of words!

Tomorrow goes to cmk418! Good luck!!!

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!!

TH 15 – cmk418
FR 16 – flipflop_diva
SA 17 – jennytork

SU 18 – dracosdreamer
MO 19 – cmk418
TU 20 – bizarra
WE 21 – candream

Happy continued writing!

Word of the Day 08/14/19 Jollier

Jollier (noun)
jollier [ jol-ee-er ]


noun
1. a person who jollies, especially a person who uses teasing flattery in order to gain a desired aim.

RELATED WORDS
pleasant, enjoyable, festive, joyous, carefree, cheerful, jovial, chipper, merry, playful, convivial, lighthearted, funny, entertaining, gay, larking, joshing, blithe, daffy, delightful

Origin: An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900; jolly + -er

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

August Rush Day 8!

Hi everyone! Welcome back to Day 8 of August Rush! Beneath the cut you will find today's five screencaps!

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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 ...440!

Go forth and create!

August Rush Day 7!

Hi everyone! Welcome back to Day 7 of August Rush! Beneath the cut you will find today's five screencaps!

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Word of the Day 08/13/19 Daedal

Daedal (adjective)
daedal [ deed-l ]


adjective
1. skillful; ingenious.
2. cleverly intricate.
3. diversified.

RELATED WORDS
tricky, tortuous, sophisticated, complex, tangled, convoluted, labyrinthine, baroque, difficult, abstruse, fancy, hard, involved, obscure, perplexing, rococo, byzantine, high-tech, complicated, detailed

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1580–90; < Latin daedalus skillful < Greek daídalos, equivalent to daidál(lein) to work with skill + -os adj. suffix

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

Word of the Day 08/12/19 Popple

Popple (verb, noun)
popple [ pop-uh?l ]


verb (used without object), pop·pled, pop·pling.
1. to move in a tumbling, irregular manner, as boiling water.

noun
2. a poppling motion.


Origin: 1300–50; Middle English poplen; imitative; see -le

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

Word of the Day 08/11/19 Qua

Qua (adverb)
qua [ kwey, kwah ]


adverb
1. as; as being; in the character or capacity of: The work of art qua art can be judged by aesthetic criteria only.


Origin: 1640–50; < Latin qua feminine ablative singular of qui who

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR QUA
Nihil tamen a matrice alienatur a qua proprietates suas ducit.
HISTORY OF DOGMA, VOLUME 2 (OF 7)|ADOLPH HARNACK

Qua describitur autoris navigatio, quæque in mari vidit memoriæ prodenda: Villegagnonis in America gesta, etc.
THE RISE OF THE HUGENOTS, VOL. 1 (OF 2)|HENRY MARTYN BAIRD

A sister is a creature whose very property and tendency (qua sister) is to alienate herself, not to gather round your centre.
THE UNCOLLECTED WRITINGS OF THOMAS DE QUINCEY, VOL. 2|THOMAS DE QUINCEY

They hated Englishmen, qua Englishmen, and made no secret of it.
IRELAND AS IT IS|ROBERT JOHN BUCKLEY (AKA R.J.B.)

When I say “we,” I mean mankind generally, for things may exist qua one man and not qua another.
THE NOTE-BOOKS OF SAMUEL BUTLER|SAMUEL BUTLER

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

August Rush Day 6!

Hi everyone! Welcome back to Day 6 of August Rush! Beneath the cut you will find today's five screencaps!

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Happy Monday!

August got here fast, didn’t it?  My kid is lamenting the fact that today is the first day back to school.  But, on the bright side, it is her senior year so… maybe she won’t hate it as much?

Reminders:

1. Flash Challenge!  Your flash challenge prompt is: shiny.  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 39% (or close enough)!  How are you doing so far this month?  I’m a good 2k behind, but that’s something I can catch up on given some quiet time. Hahaha.

asphaltcowgrrl –  7,800
agdhani –  19,500
sharpiesgal –  5,460
jennytork –  cmk418 –   1,950
bizarra –   3,900
jstabe –  3,900
flipflop_diva – 3,900
dracosdreamer - 780

August’s post is here, there’s always time to join in!

4. The Daily Count challenge is here in case you need to check and see when you’re up next. 

5. August’s challenge is the ever popular August Rush!  Week one is done, but you still have plenty of time to jump in and/or catch up.  You can check the tag here.

Here’s to hoping that August is treating you well.  Chime in below and let us know what you’re doing this week to make it awesome!   
a little over 5k for today...but been a long one with some work getting done outside the house, so I think I'm gonna call it a day.
candream, take it away for Monday :)

Passing the Daily Challenge to agdhani!

It's been a busy week. My parents are in town, so lots of family time, but I did manage to squeeze in 270 words on a fic I need to finish for an exchange. So I'm pleased with that.

agdhani, you're up next! So much luck to you!

August Rush Day 5!

Hi everyone! Welcome to Day 5 of August Rush our first full week! Beneath the cut you will find today's five screencaps!

Rules



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Word of the Day 08/10/19 Ceremony

Ceremony (noun)
cer·e·mo·ny [ser-uh-moh-nee]
(previously 05-17-13)

noun
1. the formal activities conducted on some solemn or important public or state occasion: the coronation ceremony.
2. a formal religious or sacred observance; a solemn rite: a marriage ceremony.
3. formal observances or gestures collectively; ceremonial observances: The breathless messenger had no time for ceremony.
4. any formal act or observance, especially a meaningless one: His low bow was mere ceremony.
5. a gesture or act of politeness or civility: the ceremony of a handshake.
6. strict adherence to conventional forms; formality: to leave a room without ceremony.

Idioms
7. stand on ceremony, to behave in a formal or ceremonious manner.

RELATED FORMS
pre·cer·e·mo·ny, noun, plural pre·cer·e·mo·nies.

RELATED WORDS
function, observance, parade, service, show, rite, commemoration, formality, solemnity, ordinance, sacrament, custom, liturgy, tradition, ceremonial, pomp, protocol, form, propriety, decorum

Synonyms
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
1, 2. Ceremony, rite, ritual refer to set observances and acts traditional in religious services or on public occasions. Ceremony applies to more or less formal dignified acts on religious or public occasions: a marriage ceremony; an inaugural ceremony. A rite is an established, prescribed, or customary form of religious or other solemn practice: the rite of baptism. Ritual refers to the form of conducting worship or to a code of ceremonies in general: Masonic rituals.

Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English ceremonie < Medieval Latin ceremonia, Latin caerimonia sacred rite; replacing Middle English cerymonye < Middle French cerimonie < Latin, as above

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

Passing the daily count challenge!

LJ is being weird on me, so I hope this gets through:  I had a decent challenge day! Almost 300 words on a new fic, and some drabble ideas are outlined for this weekend. Happy with that, and passing the challenge to  flipflop_diva !!  Hope your day goes well, too. 

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