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Word of the Day 06/23/18 Sabulous

Sabulous (adjective)
sabulous [sab-yuh-luh s]

1. sandy; gritty.

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Origin: 1625–35; < Latin sabul(um) sand + -ous

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

Weekend Challenge: Footie Fever

In honour of the World Cup (and as of time of posting England not being awful) - I thought we should maybe honour some of the best and worst football songs of all time!
So this list includes songs written with football in mind but also songs adopted by clubs to be chants.
So just comment with how many you want and I will give you a song title

Say What Friday

Greetings Earthlings....

It is Friday, which means we have survived another week.

How are the words/images going? Hopefully, you are doing well. If not, there still is plenty of month left.

Here is this week's quote to get the juices flowing.

"True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing."


Do with it what you will.

Remember Bingo is this month's challenge, so grab a card and have at it.

As we go into the last week of this month, please keep your numbers updated.

Word of the Day 06/22/18 Pococurante

Pococurante (noun, adjective)
pococurante [poh-koh-koo-ran-tee, -rahn-, -kyoo-; Italian paw-kaw-koo-rahn-te]

noun, plural po·co·cu·ran·ti [poh-koh-koo-ran-tee, -rahn-, -kyoo-; Italian paw-kaw-koo-rahn-tee] /ˌpoʊ koʊ kʊˈræn ti, -ˈrɑn-, -kyʊ-; Italian ˌpɔ kɔ kuˈrɑn ti/.
1. a careless or indifferent person.

2. caring little; indifferent; nonchalant.

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Origin: 1755–65; < Italian: literally, caring little. See poco, cure, -ant

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 last 9 people for the month! Let's cheer them on to get those words!!

FR 22 – simplyn2deep
SA 23 – craterdweller

SU 24 – flipflop_diva
MO 25 – Dreamy
TU 26 – candream
WE 27 – bizarra
TH 28 – cmk418
FR 29 – tkeylasunset
SA 30 – agdhani

Happy continued writing!

Word of the Day 06/21/18 Concupiscent

Concupiscent (adjective)
concupiscent [kon-kyoo-pi-suh nt, kong-]

1. lustful or sensual.
2. eagerly desirous.

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Origin: 1400–50; < Latin concupīscent- (stem of concupīscēns, present participle of concupīscere to conceive ardent desire for), equivalent to con- con- + cup- (stem of cupere to desire) + -īscent-, variant of -ēscent- -escent

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 ...274!

Go forth and create!

passing it on to weakmoments

I wrote about 1000 words yesterday. And the firdt time around when I forgot to pass it on a couple weeks ago, I write around 2000 words... so yay!!

OK, weakmoments it's all you!

Word of the Day 06/20/18 Derivative

Derivative (adjective, noun)
derivative [dih-riv-uh-tiv]
(previously 04-08-13)

1. derived.
2. not original; secondary.

3. something that has been derived.
4. Also called derived form. Grammar. a form that has undergone derivation from another, as atomic from atom.
5. Chemistry. a substance or compound obtained from, or regarded as derived from, another substance or compound.
6. Also called differential quotient; especially British, differential coefficient. Mathematics. the limit of the ratio of the increment of a function to the increment of a variable in it, as the latter tends to 0; the instantaneous change of one quantity with respect to another, as velocity, which is the instantaneous change of distance with respect to time.Compare first derivative, second derivative.
7. a financial contract whose value derives from the value of underlying stocks, bonds, currencies, commodities, etc.

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Origin: 1400–50; late Middle English derivatif < Late Latin dērīvātīvus, equivalent to Latin dērīvāt(us) (see derivation) + -īvus -ive

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

Wonderful World of Wednesday

June's Challenge is: Bingo. Pick a card and Good Luck to you.

"There is nothing like the thrill of walking through the jungle looking for a tiger and knowing they could be watching you already. "

~ Ashlan Gorse Cousteau ~

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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


Word of the Day 06/19/18 Omnifarious

Omnifarious (adjective)
omnifarious [om-nuh-fair-ee-uh s]

1. of all forms, varieties, or kinds.

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Origin: 1645–55; < Late Latin omnifārius (derivative of Latin omnifāriam on all sides), equivalent to Latin omni- omni- + -fārius; see bifarious

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

Word of the Day 06/18/18 Tempus Fugit

Tempus Fugit (Latin)
tempus fugit [tem-poo s foo-git; English tem-puh s fyoo-jit]

1. times flies.

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Origin: Unknown, but wiktionary (yeah, not likely a credible source) has: Borrowed from Latin, from the verse Georgica which was written by the Roman poet Virgil which is sed fugit interea fugit irreparabile tempus (“but it flees meanwhile: irretrievable time flees”) which has the less literal translation "while, the irreplaceable time escapes".

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


I got Bingo for both of my Cole/Phoebe cards made by thatwasjustadream.

Beneath the cut you will find the AO3 links to 8 Cole Turner/Phoebe Halliwell fics.

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Awesome Monday is here!

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OMG! It's another Monday already! So I got one step closer to actually creating something last week... haha! I wrote a 150 word summary of an SF orig fic idea that came to me. Then last night I thought for five whole minutes I was going to make some icons... until I remembered I hadn't done any grocery shopping and I needed to do an online shop so we'd have some food in the house come tonight!

Needless to say, by the time I got that done, I was ready to just watch TV and knit. The good news on that front is that I have managed to knit four and a half whole peggy squares for the blanket I have decided to make this winter! It hasn't been super-cold here yet, but it is cool enough for me to feel like getting out the knitting, so that's been a bit of a focus lately.

So I guess I need to try and find some time to be creatively awesome in words or graphics later this week!

SO what about you? What are you up to, and how are your plans for awesome going this week?

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

1 – FLASH CHALLENGE – Your Monday prompt is - "Did you really think you could get away with it?" Give me 100 words or a graphic for the sake of saying you’ve done it!

2 – Reminder of last week’s challenges:

Sub Rosa - X - Atavism - WWoW - Doss - 427 - Sith - SWF - Paraph
WC - Random Words, Tropes & Obstacles - Brontide
July Camp Nano discussion/sign-ups - Suborn - Multifandom Drabble 2018 links

3 – Big Buddy 60% - Are you all on schedule so far this month?

simplyn2deep - 3,600
agdhani - 30,000
cmk418 - 2,400
asphaltcowgrrl - 9,000
sharpiesgal - 600
craterdweller - 9,000
candream - 600
fairyniamh - 1,800
flipflop_diva - 3,000
weakmoments - 84,000

4 – And don't forget to check out the the cards for BINGO for this month's challenge; you've still got time to get something done!

Let's be careful out there, everyone, and let's make words!

Anyone around for Word Wars?

I can run 2 rounds starting at 11 pacific time (top of the hour) if anyone is interested.

Sorry, not up for a full set today.

Multifandom Drabble 2018 - Sign Ups Open

This is an exchange for stories of exactly 100 words. All fandoms are welcome, no matter how small or large, including original works.

2018 Schedule:

  • Nominations: Sunday, June 10 - Saturday, June 16

  • Sign Ups: Sunday, June 17 - Saturday, June 23

  • Matching: Sunday, June 24 - Sunday, July 1

  • Assignments Go Out: no later than Tuesday night, July 3

  • Assignments Due: Tuesday night, July 10

  • Pinch Hits/Treat Writing: Wednesday, July 11 - Saturday, July 14

  • Collection Opens: Sunday, July 15

Word of the Day 06/17/18 Suborn

Suborn (verb)
suborn [suh-bawrn]

verb (used with object)
1. to bribe or induce (someone) unlawfully or secretly to perform some misdeed or to commit a crime.
2. Law.
a. to induce (a person, especially a witness) to give false testimony.
b. to obtain (false testimony) from a witness.

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Origin: 1525–35; < Latin subornāre to instigate secretly, orig., to supply, equivalent to sub- sub- + ornāre to equip; see adorn

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

July NaNoWriMo Camp anyone?

If anyone is participating...and has created their project for the month...and would like to be part of a ! Mill cabin, let me know and we'll create one.

I'm going to be editing another project, so come on in and join me :)

Word Wars

Going to try and finish the first draft for my WIPBigBang. Need about 4 scenes - so thinking one per round, if the muse is willing. Tomorrow - thinking of an 11 am PDT start time.

Round 1: 6:00 am Pacific (2 pm UTC) to 6:25am
Round 2: 6:35 am Pacific (2:35 pm UTC) to 7:00am
Round 3: 7:10 am Pacific (3:10 pm UTC) to 7:35am
Round 4: 7:45 am Pacific (3:45 pm UTC) to 8:10 am

Word of the Day 06/16/18 Brontide

Brontide (noun)
brontide [bron-tahyd]

1. a rumbling noise heard occasionally in some parts of the world, probably caused by seismic activity.

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Origin: apparently < Greek bront(ḗ) thunder + -ide (perhaps for -id)

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

Daily Count Challenge to flipflop_diva

Managed the draft of another scene in my WIPBigBang, about 425 words. It's been a long week, so I'm taking the rest of the night off for mindless fun.

flipflop_diva you're up. Knock it out of the park!

Saturday Word Wars

Sorry for the late notice - but I'm planning on hosting some word wars this weekend. I have lots of projects/bunnies but little motivation (always happens to me in June).

For Saturday:

Round 1: 6:00 am Pacific (2 pm UTC) to 6:25am
Round 2: 6:35 am Pacific (2:35 pm UTC) to 7:00am
Round 3: 7:10 am Pacific (3:10 pm UTC) to 7:35am
Round 4: 7:45 am Pacific (3:45 pm UTC) to 8:10 am

I can be easily persuaded to run some more on Sunday. Let me know if you have a time preference.

Woo hoo! Weekend Challenge Time!

All right - it is the weekend or nearly so, and that means it's time for our latest fic/art challenge. This time around I've got three items on the menu for inspiration that I hope you'll enjoy. They are:

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Word of the Day 06/15/18 Paraph

Paraph (noun)
paraph [par-uh f, puh-raf]

1. a flourish made after a signature, as in a document, originally as a precaution against forgery.

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Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English paraf < Italian parafo or Middle French paraphe paragraph mark (by syncope; see paragraph)

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


Little comm. that could
One Million Words


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