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Rare Pairs: Day 23

Today's prompt:  Your rare pair meet during a filming for an espidoe of National Geographic

Word of the Day 05/23/18 Carking

Carking (adjective)
carking [kahr-king]


adjective Archaic.
1. distressful

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Origin: 1300–50 (for gerund); 1555–65 (for current sense); Middle English; see cark, -ing

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

Wonderful World of Wednesday

May's Challenges are: Rare Pairs. Good Luck to you.


" I don't care too much what happened in the past. I prefer to focus on what is coming next and I am really looking forward to it."

~ Sebastian Vettel ~




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June Bingo idea...

Hi, all - hope May is treating you well! I am working on our June Bingo cards - and while I have a plan, I did also have one thought that might be fun to try out: If you have a particular fandom and/or pairing or characters you'd like to suggest, I can try making you up a couple of semi-custom cards.

Please feel free to comment here with any combo of the above- characters, pairings, fandoms - and I'll see what I can do. Also, let me know if there are any topics or genres (from hurt/comfort to dark!fic to fluff) that are a no-go for you.

Of course, there will be a bunch of cards in some familiar categories, but the idea just struck me, so... feel free to comment here if interested!

Rare Pairs; Day 22

Today's prompt:  This is the creepiest thing I've ever seen!”

Daily Count Challenge to . . . CMK418!

The last two days have not been kind to me. Rain's coming, and just about everybody I know has been in increased pain with it, myself and Drew included. Plus today is a doctor's day and we'll have to be gone on the road by 8 at the earliest. So I'm going to call the 1,416 I just managed to squeeze out in a hour's time after FINALLY getting my butt up and going a win and hope for more and longer words tomorrow!

And that means, cmk418, it's your go! May the words and weather be far kinder to you! Go get 'em for us all!!

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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Word of the Day 05/22/18 Tub-Thump

Tub-Thump (verb)
tub-thump [tuhb-thuhmp]


verb (used without object) Informal.
1. to promote something or express opinions vociferously.

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Origin: 1662 in the meaning defined above

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!!

TU 22 – katleept
WE 23 – cmk418
TH 24 – agdhani
FR 25 – craterdweller
SA 26 – Dreamy

SU 27 – katleept
MO 28 – flipflop_diva


Happy continued writing!

Rare Pairs: Day 21

Today's prompt:  One of your rare pair's a cop, the other's a crook

Word of the Day 05/21/18 Astroturfing

Astroturfing (noun)
Astroturfing [as-truh-turf-ing]


noun
1. the act or process of installing Astroturf on a surface.
2. (usually lowercase) the deceptive tactic of simulating grassroots support for a product, cause, etc., undertaken by people or organizations with an interest in shaping public opinion: In some countries astroturfing is banned, and this includes sponsored blog posts.

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Origin: First recorded in 1985–90; Astroturf + -ing

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

If ever a day needed coffee, it's Monday

awesome Monday.jpg


The last time I posted on a Monday I was whining about snow. So clearly, it's been a few weeks. A big Thank You to asphaltcowgrrl for picking up after me. You are awesome sweetie.

In personal stories, and you may have already heard this elsewhere, I am turning 50 this year and while complaining about not knowing what big thing I should do to celebrate, haldoor said "Hey, why don't we meet you in Las Vegas?!?" And so I'm traveling west this fall! It's exciting and intimidating and feels like it's scheduled for next year and several years from now all at once! And we're going to see Bryce Canyon which has been on my bucket list since before I knew what the term 'bucket list' was.

How are you all doing? What are your big plans? And on to the stuff!

1 – FLASH CHALLLENGE – Your amazing Monday prompt is - Crazy road side attractions Give me 100 words or a graphic for the fabulous sake of saying you’ve done it! I once went to see a 'dinosaur museum' which turned out to be watching a video in someone's converted garage and then climbing on the shale rock in their back yard looking a actual fossils! It was tacky and cool all at once!

2 – Reminder of last week’s challenges:
Neatnik - Rare pairs 14 - DCC Reminder - T - Falstaffian - Day 15 - WWoW - Panchreston - Day 16 - 38 - Biophilia - Day 17 - Velitation - Day 18"> - Say What Friday - WC: To Boldly Go


And 3 – Big Buddy 68% - Are you all on schedule?
sharpiesgal - 680
cmk418 - 2,720
agdhani - 20,400
candream - 3,400
katleept - 21,080
flipflop_diva - 6,800
thatwasjustadream.dreamwidth.org - 6,800
lesbiancleophas - 11,900

THIS IS OUR WEEK IF EVER WE HAD ONE!


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 flip flop diva

I failed to get any words in today - flipflop_diva, I hope you can show us how it's done!

Rare Pairs: Day 20

Today's prompt:  One of your rare pair meets the other by spilling their coffee on them

Word of the Day 05/20/18 Consummate

Consummate (verb, adjective)
con•sum•mate [v. kon-suh-meyt; adj. kuhn-suhm-it, kon-suh-mit]
(previously 04-05-13)

verb (used with object)
1. to bring to a state of perfection; fulfill.
2. to complete (an arrangement, agreement, or the like) by a pledge or the signing of a contract: The company consummated its deal to buy a smaller firm.
3. to complete (the union of a marriage) by the first marital sexual intercourse.

adjective
4. complete or perfect; supremely skilled; superb: a consummate master of the violin.
5. being of the highest or most extreme degree: a work of consummate skill; an act of consummate savagery.

Synonyms
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1. complete, perfect, finish, accomplish, achieve.

Antonyms
4. imperfect, unfinished.

Origin: 1400–50; late Middle English (adj.) < Latin consummatus (past participle of consummare to complete, bring to perfection), equivalent to con- con- + summ ( a ) sum + -atus -ate1

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

Daily Count Challenge to Dreamy

700 words on my WIPBigBang today. Of course, I always would love more words, but these days I will take what I can get :)

Dreamy you're up. Knock it out of the park :)

Rare Pairs: Day 19

Today's prompt:  “Yeah, I would have worn my tuxedo but my polo pony ate it."

Word of the Day 05/19/18 Frugivorous

Frugivorous (adjective)
frugivorous [froo-jiv-er-uh s]


adjective
1. fruit-eating, as certain bats.


Origin: 1705-15; < Latin frūgi-, combining form of frūx fruit + -vorous

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

Daily Count Challenge to craterdweller

I managed 696 words on the day - a couple of drabbles for challenges and made some progress on my rare pairs project.

craterdweller, it's your turn. Happy writing!

Rare Pair Fic

Not sure if this is a rare pair (95 fics tagged out of 519 on AO3 and I thought there’d be way more out there!) but it’s a new one for me. Filled as a comment fic prompt.

hiding in a safer place (498 words) by helsinkibaby
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Friends (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Chandler Bing/Monica Geller
Characters: Monica Geller, Chandler Bing, Jack Bing, Erica Bing
Additional Tags: Romance, Fluff, Canon Het Relationship, Post-Canon, Community: comment_fic
Summary:

Monica is woken by a thunderstorm.

Weekend Challenge: To Bodly Go

Greetings, Campers!

I was torn between giving you a collection of potentially-spoiler and most definitely-NSFW Deadpool quotes (inspired entirely by seeing both Deadpool and Deadpool 2 at the theater, last night).. and going the safe route.

I chose to go the safe route. mostly because I'm at work....

SO! I have a list of 50 "inspiring" quotes from Star Trek to offer you.

Your task is to give me a number (or more) between 1-50, and you'll be on your way to boldly go into that creative space!

Rewards will be icon-sized, sigtag-sized, fawning, cheerleading... or even a short drabble from a fandom we share. we'll work out the details of that, later

LLAP!

Say What Friday

Hello lovelies. Welcome another Friday, and hooray we survived another week.

Big Buddy is checking in today, so I hope the creating is going well.

Here's this week's quote to provide inspiration.

"The amount of sleep required by the average person is five minutes longer."

Wilson Misner

I think we've said this a time or two growing up. I know I have...lol

Do with it what you will.

Rare Pairs: Day 18

Today's prompt:  One of your rare pairs walk into a cobweb and freaks out

Word of the Day 05/18/18 Velitation

Velitation (noun)
velitation [vel-i-tey-shuh n]


noun
1. a minor dispute or contest.

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Origin: 1600-10; < Latin vēlitātiōn- (stem of vēlitātiō), equivalent to vēlitāt(us) (past participle of vēlitārī to skirmish, derivative of vēles (stem vēlit-) foot soldier; see -ate1) + -iōn- -ion

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

Finally a good day.

Words...editing...proofing prints...research...compiling notes...
5k worth spent, so it was a good day for me.
cmk418, you're up!

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